Thursday, 23 October 2014

Nana and granddad go to playschool

Dear little one
You had a really good nights sleep last night and woke up in such a jolly happy mood
What a lovely way to wake up, with a cuddle from Sienna
Who was in such a good mood, granddad phoned his mum and Sienna sat chatting to Ruby for ages telling her that she had nana and granddad staying at her house.
By the time Sam rang the cartoons had been put on and Sienna was totally zoned out.
Daddy went to work and the rest of us had breakfast
Granddad played horses for a while while nana and mummy got dressed, you chose the spotty skater dress nana bought to wear today, and played hide and seek with nana and grandad.
Then nana was your baby and granddad was the daddy. Nana drew the line at having her nappy changed which granddad thought was hilarious, and nana was brought to tears.
Then we pretend that you gave (nana) baby a bath, this game went on for ages.
You took some time convincing you how to have your hair done today and settled for it like Anna, Elsa's sister.
All ready we took the bus to play school,
first you dived into the gooey blue stuff,
next the sand pit,
then onto the tool shed and being Bob the builder,
next it was the craft table to make a card for nan Joan to say thank you for her presents. Nana has to take it home with her.
Next you took to the dough table to
make some cookies, then cook them in the oven.
The we played babies,
and Joggle made mummy very tired moving about so much in the heat,
it is very hot today.
We made friends with a little girl when we played tea sets.
Then it was time for singing
which you was the star singing Elsa's let it go at the end
We left at and crossed the road passed your old house and went to the cafe 88 for lunch
After lunch we got the bus back to crows nest and did some shopping as you were a good girl granddad treated you to a pirate book. We got the bus back to your new house where nana took mummy home because she was very tired. And granddad took you to the park to play ball for a while when you got back daddy was home.
Grandad played dogs and mummy's 
Granddad started looking up what to do with you tomorrow, and you took nana to the bedroom to play you told nana to be the baby and go to sleep, nana nearly dozed off, when granddad shouted Susan did you say this was alright, Sienna said you said it was okay.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

nana and Granddads first day

Dear little one
Last night you were quite unsettled, you woke up a couple of times, not really awake but crying, grandad kept tucking you back in and comforting you, but at you decided to get in with us and have a coddle.
You woke up as daddy got up and started watching the champions league match Liverpool v Real Madrid
You were going to wear the Pirates dress at first but as you were going through the presents you found a dolls dress with giraffes on, " I have a giraffes dress too.... I want to wear it"
So nana dressed you and and dolly in your matching giraffes dresses,  we did your hair you finished your breakfast and daddy then dropped you off at daycare.
 you was going to wear jake and the pirates dress first until you was turning over your presents and found the dolls giraffe dress and squealed that you had a giraffe dress nana had made , and you wanted to wear it, we then dressed dolly in her giraffe dress too

nana did Sienna's  hair and Daddy dropped you  and dolly in your matching outfits off to daycare.Granddad nana and mummy took it in turns to have our showers and dress.
David and Dorothy arrived about 11.30 for coffee and brought a great big disgustingly nice iced bun to share enough for sixteen people not three.
After they left, we took Mummy on a big walk up hill and down dale,
trying to encourage Joggle to break free. We went to the Kirribilli club for lunch.
I had a bad head ache and bad back picking up sienna last night.
Took the bus to Sienna's daycare and picked her up again.
Got the bus back to Chatswood,
Where sienna promised Michael she would be good in the supermarket so Michael bought her a frozen yoghourt
Which she ate without spilling a drop, until the last spoonful which then splashed up your nose, we got our shopping in the supermarket , and sienna walked all the way home. When we got back sienna and I played colouring in,
Job done, we had to dress up to watch Elsa in frozen
Although frozen was playing on TV sienna preferred to sing the songs out on the balcony.
Then it was time to eat michael's paella, sienna said she didn't want to spill anything on Elsa s dress, so we took it off and put her Pj's on then she went and asked for a bib because she didn't want to spoil her Pj's and ate every bit of her dinner,
After dinner we played hide and seek, snap and happy families, then it was time for a bath and hair wash, which took over half an hour.
While hhair dried we played hide and seek again, and showed Michael how to play snap.

Nana and grandad arrive

Dear little one
Daddy dropped you off at daycare.
Nana and grandad landed just after after customs and collecting our luggage we went to meet our driver who then drove us to your house where mummy was very relieved and happy to see us, glad to know that there is now someone to look after you in an emergency if jogged decides to arrive in the night.
After lots of hugs and kisses and a cup of tea, we all went for a stroll to Chatswood..
We had some lunch then bought travel cards to get the bus to pick you up from daycare.
And we're you happy and excited to see us. You ran at us both but didn't know who to go to first, in the end you leapt at grandad and twisted over to hug nana.
You ran from teacher to teacher telling them your nana and grandad form England were here to see you.
We left and crossed the road to get the bus, crossing the road I walked off the zebra crossing, you told me off saying
"nana stay on the crossing or you will get killed like the possum" (road kill that you had seen last week)
We got the bus back to Chatswood then down the escalator and up the escalator, just like you told me on face time at the weekend in England.
We walked back to your house and you put on a sprint at the end of your road shouting "come on nana we have to open my presents.
The next couple of hours were taken up by you trying on all the clothes we brought
First the Halloween costume, Elsas outfit. You thought the pea pod Sam bought was for you, but you didn't mind as there was so much more to distract you. One of the three cases we brought with us was full of clothes and presents for you and Joggle
By the time you had finished trying on all the outfits daddy was home and we ate dinner mummy and grandad cooked.
After dinner nana played snap with you until it was time for your bath, we put the Orlaf bubble stuff in the bath and nana washed your hair, when you got out nana did your hair with your new Elas hairbrush.
Nana and grandad listened to your stories and you asked to go to bed it was 7.30pm, by 8. You was still awake and wanted nana and grandad to go to bed with you,  Nana and grandad were so tired that we got ready for bed and all three of us were asleep by 8.30

Monday, 13 October 2014

Count down to Joggle is on...

Well baby girl only one week to go till your little brother or sister arrives. You have already been telling everyone at daycare that you have your baby now and all the teachers keep laughing when daddy goes in and tells them that no we're still waiting for baby's arrival. Mummy is feeling very uncomfortable now and is trying to hang on for nana and grandads arrival. We are now down to one week till they arrive as well.

It was sad saying goodbye to auntie kelly especially as we had a quite stressful adventure getting her back to the airport but accidentally getting on the wrong train! Oops!

We have done some amazing work with your sleeping. It's been almost 2 weeks now of you consistently sleeping through the night. It has taken a lot of bribery with mummy buying you a present every few days but now you don't even ask for a present when you wake up. You have a special bear and the bunny auntie Cheeyl sent before you were born which you hug very tightly and each morning you tell me that teddy and bunny looked after you. I just hope all this effort hasn't been in vain only for you to slip backwards when baby is born. Fingers crossed you can keep up the good work as I don't think I could handle 2 of you up all night! 

You're now back at swimming lessons again and enjoying being in the pool with the 2 little friends you made at the park a few weeks ago. You've also been having lots of fun in the water at the beach. We've had some consistently hot weather so we've been having some fun times at the beach now that daddy has his weekends free again.
You're very excited about the Halloween party that Nana and grandad are taking you to when they arrive! You made me buy a hat to go with the outfit that nana has made you. And you keep practising by running around saying Halloween!
You still love to play dress up and pretend games. Quite often I will find you in the bathroom or your bedroom talking to your teddy  sand making up imaginary games with them. You are also becoming much more of a book lover and instead of speeding through each page you will actually now sit and listen to the story. So we have bedtime stories and cuddles in bed.
Despite being excited about your new baby brother/sister you are also showing signs of not getting enough attention already. On Saturday you smashed a hairbrush into mummy's laptop smashing an breaking the screen. It was not a good day and both mummy and daddy were very upset with you. Anyhow we dealt with it and you were very sorry just not sure how you will adjust to another little person needing our attention more than you!

Anyhow next time we post you will probably be a big sister!!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

We're all off to the zoo

Friday, and you woke up at 5.45am very excited. You sat bolt upright and said 'kelly we're going to the zoo today! I need to tell mummy'. The zoo didn't open until 9am so we took our time getting dressed, doing our hair and makeup.
It was only 7am by this time so we sang and danced to the frozen song 'let it go, let it go!'

We got the bus to the city, the ferry and then the cable car. 
You were so excited to see everything that we thought you would be finished in an hour.

Sienna wanted to see the monkeys.

Mummy wanted to see the giraffes.
You loved the seal show so much that we had to go back for the second showing in the afternoon. We also went to the birds show and at the end the clever bird took the coins off you with his beak and put them in the collection. The nice lady then gave you a badge.

We promised if you were good during the birds show we would get you an ice cream.

Just after this picture was taken you tripped up and scrapped your knees but you managed to save your ice cream. Your little hand was still up in the air while you kissed the ground.

They have add a small farm area to the zoo where you could splash around in the water and play on the climbing frame.

Kelly wanted to see the elephants.

Before we left I asked you to help me get a birthday present for auntie sammy, you spent ages choosing what you wanted, we were about to leave and you picked up a toy and run to the lady at the counter and said 'this is for auntie sammy' she then gave you an elephant stamp on your hand.

We decided to look at the penguins on the way out and you loved it that we saw more seals. After 5 hours you didn't want to leave but we told you that you could come back with nana and grandad next month which made you happy.

We just about made it down the hill to get the ferry home but you were so disappointed that you didn't see a fairy, we had tears the whole boat journey back.  

On the bus on the way home you rang auntie sammy and told her 'auntie kelly brought you this present but I'm going to keep it at my house' sammy said she wanted her present and you said 'no it's mine now'.

Back home and we were all so tired we all went bed early.

Zoo - tick