I can’t believe it’s been 21 days since my last post! I found myself suddenly busy with cake planning and baking that I have neglected the blog a little. Anyway this blog is not about my cake baking (although that might be a good lead up to one!!)
So, Lily turned three. It was a big moment for her. She was talking about it for ages before her birthday. Telling us how big she was going to be and how being three was ever more nearer to going to school . She really loves the idea of school. She loves the idea of school so much that I took her to the local one last week, along with a friend and her children, one of which is the same age as Lily, and they will start school together. She loved it. Continue reading
I haven’t been keeping tabs on blogging since the beginning of December, as the whole preparation for the festivities has engulfed me. Making cakes, salt dough craft, jam and chutney, all for gifts.
Lily has though been her usual spirited self, and has given us many laughs, and frowns of disappointment too.
She has developed a ‘look at me’ personality.Pretty much as her sister did 20 odd years ago. To be honest her big sister still has this personality at the tender age of 28. Maybe she will grow out of it!
We spent a week away over my birthday and new Year – Oh haven’t I mentioned it yet? I turned 50 last month. Continue reading
Lily is fast approaching her third birthday. Just six more weeks and she will a big girl and not a toddler any more.
I’m wondering, nay dreading, if she will up the ante in the cheekiness stakes (Allan said to prepare myself for more difficult times ahead). I don’t think she could act more 13 than she already does! Continue reading
it’s been an odd couple of weeks, myself being poorly, and not really wanting to write anything, or even document what Lily has been up to. Luckily she has not caught the dreaded disease (a cold) and has been her usual top form self.
I will start with an update on Lily’s progress with her sleeping.
She has been utterly amazing! Her circadian rhythm has got it’s mojo back, and she is sleeping pretty much through every night. We have had the odd, and I mean the odd,night, where she has woken briefly, to be soothed by myself or Allan, and she has gone back to sleep straight away. We have a little girl who is full of beans and who enjoys her days, instead of flagging late afternoon and is grumpy and tired before dinner time.
It has been a difficult 18 months or so and we have all been exhausted.
Lily and I would just like to thank everyone who has shown support in our endeavour to get things back on track. Continue reading
Lily loves I spy, but like any toddler, makes her own rules up and I dare you to tell her the rules as you know them to be!
We had a particularly funny game the other day, where Allan started the game off, in an attempt to remind her how the game should be played. He started off with something simple like I spy with my little eye something beginning with B. To which we had a guess as to what it might be. I of course helped out a little, so Lily could associate her letters to her words more easily. Guesses of bum, boobles, window, chair and daddy, were all pretty nearly there, but the answer was book. So, now we have established the concept – not really – but it’s fun nonetheless. Lily was eager to have her turn. She had a turn or two, which went like this. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with … window”! Sigh. Cue the game play rules again. She then did the classic I spy tactic of looking at something, thinking to herself, that’ll flummox them, and looking away, pretending to look at something else. We saw her do it, then gave each other the ‘we know what she’s doing look’, before she piped, “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with (then she started looking around again) …. “television”! For gawd sake. NO! say the letter not the object, you daft lump! Needless to say, we laughed, because that’s what you do when your kids act like numpties. Continue reading
It’s nice to be off the tough-love topic for a while, and relax in the dream that is Lily. She is a little star, and despite all of our issues of late, she remains a truly lovely, bright little girl.
Lily is just about to hit 2 years and 9 months, just three months shy of her 3rd birthday (I did maths there…did you see it?). My dad will be impressed. I used to browse the internet for all the milestones that she is supposed to meet by certain ages, but I stopped that some time ago. Kids will hit their milestones when they are good and ready, not when published literature tells us. So for now I will relish in her funny and vivacious qualities.
Recently we have witnessed Lily’s comedic side more and more. She can be so funny, and knows it too. Continue reading
17th October 8.10 pm
Lily is getting the point quite quickly.
She didn’t wake until 1.30 am this morning, and although she did cry and protest for around 15 minutes or so, she never came out of her room or indeed her bed. This is becoming the norm, and ok, she still isn’t sleeping through, but that’s fine.
She was quite upset with me, as after I had been in to comfort her, I did not go back in, despite her increasing protests, which to be honest were more tantrum that pain! As I said, she continued for around 15 minutes or so. Allan had to get up for something, and he popped in and gently asked her to settle down, which she promptly did. If I had gone in she would have no doubt, squeezed a little tear out and begged for cuddles and kisses. The little minx knows exactly how to tug on those heart strings!
She was awake-ish for around an hour, as Allan had heard her mumble from her room a couple of times, but again she remained in bed, calm and peaceful. Amazing! Continue reading