Photo catch up post: First of July photos22 August , 2013
I don’t know about you but I am very ready for this week to be over now. It has been a long drawn out nightmare at work…all the children are feeling a bit vulnerable and paranoid and it kind of eats you if you let it. I’m not saying that there isn’t good reason for feeling that way, but it is exhausting…
Nicola-isms of the week:
- After what I’m sure must have been an interesting dream, she woke up one morning and moaned at me, “Nee mamma! Ek wil nie nog coconuts optel nie!”
- She mastered a new thing on the Leappad this week, and it’s a biggy. She can write all of her letters in lower and upper case on it now. Monday she couldn’t, Tuesday she could – isn’t it just magic when something like that clicks. 😀 I’m always amazed at how it’s not a gradual process as all.
- Last night she wanted my dad to read her 15 books! She was very specific about the amount. He wanted to go after the second one and was trying to explain how late it was, and that I could read her another one and all sorts of things – she said, “Nee Oupa. Jy het nie ‘n beter plan nie!” We had such a giggle about this. Obviously it comes from the way we (possibly mostly me) offer alternatives to her sometimes fairly demanding requests.
- Monday morning she woke up and hour and a half early! This throws out my whole morning schedule (except for the bit where I would have to beg her to get up and get going). Anyhoo, as you can imagine – there I was…halfway dressed and running around like a loon trying to pack bags and play in between, or make her tea or whatever she had in mind. From the moment she opened her eyes she never stopped asking me for things, or to quickly do so-and-so. Then, by the time we were now fully behind schedule and I start getting irritated, she says, “Mamma, hoekom trek jy nie net jou hemp aan sodat ons kan ry nie?” (I’d been scuttling around for about 40 minutes on her requests without it). Hahaha! So I told her if she could do her own thing for 2 minutes I would, and that was that.
Just look at that face – so cute! Glitter is definitely an outside activity whenever possible. Luckily it vacumms up fairly easy. 😉
On top of the counter at Ouma & Oupa’s house. I forget now what she had in this bowl that made her laugh like this.
You’ve met Marie Biscuit, our wooden horse?
Sometimes tea in a mug just won’t do…