Dear little one
Daddy dropped you off at daycare.
Nana and grandad landed just after 6.am 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
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 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
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!'
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.
Zoo - tick
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.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Be a fairy
Dancing to frozen
Sienna's wish list while auntie kelly is at her house:
- go to the park
- go for ice cream
- go swimming
- go the beach
- bake a cake
- arts and crafts
- go to play school
- go to the zoo
Mummy tells me that you were so excited to see your auntie kelly that you were up dressed and ready to go half an hour before mummy had planned to leave for the airport. Mummy thought she had time to grab a drink at the airport before I arrived, however I cleared customs, spotted my bag straight away and got through quarrantine really quickly. As I walked out I expected you to spot me and come running up to give me a big hug, instead you weren't there (so far mummy has never made it to the airport in time to do the 'huddle the barrier hug') but I spotted you at the coffee shop and ran up and booed you.
After showing me round your house and opening your presents we went into chatswood and you went soft play while mummy and I had a chat and drink. You made friends with a little girl and you both thought it was funny to bounce around then run back to your mummy's and ask for water every five minutes. When it was time to leave you went and hid up the top in the furthest corner away from us, mummy had to chase you down and I promised to watch frozen with you if we left then.
Back at your gaff we entertained ourselves while we waited for you daddy to get in from work and mummy cooked the dinner.
When we got up Saturday it was raining and we didn't know what to do. We decided to get started on the list of things you wanted to do while im in town. You got the paints out and more ended up over the table and yourself than on the paper. Arts and crafts - tick!
We decided to take you on your first trip to the bowling alley. You were actually beating mummy and me until you got bored.
We took you to the arcade after, where you gave mummy some tips with her driving lessons.
On Sunday mummy had a driving lesson and daddy went to work again while we got ready to go to the beach.
At the beach we had ice cream, mummy asked me to hold her ice cream while she got the blanket out. You hid behind mummy and I couldn't see you, when I asked mummy where you were she spun round and knocked me and I dropped mummy's ice cream, so i had to share mine with mummy. Mummy left us alone for 5 minutes and instead of continuing to play in the sand you thought it would be fun to sit on some other kids sand castle.
You loved swimming in the sea but it was far too cold for me to even dip a toe in.
We played in the park until daddy came to give us a lift home.
Beach - tick! Ice cream - tick! Park - tick!
While mummy cooked dinner and we spoke to sammy and simon but you really wanted to talk to nana and grandad 'Why aren't you answering face time grandad?'
Monday morning you took me to play school, every time I made you something out of playdoh you thought it was fun to flatten it.
Caught red handed.
You loved the feeling of the wet spaghetti between your fingers.
At the end of play school they had a group singing session, you seem to be leading the teachers in what song to sing next, you got everyone doing ring-a-ring-a roses.
Play school -tick!
We went shopping to get some lunch, the only way to get you out the shop was to promise to bake you a cake when we got home, it had to be the one with the pink icing. We decided it would be an early birthday cake for auntie sammy.
Tuesday, and we decide to go swimming before mummy had an appointment at the hospital to check on joggle. You wanted to wear auntie Kelly's swim suit.
After swimming we had a picnic in the park. At the hospital you charmed the nurses and helped them check on joggle who is doing well.
Swimming - tick!
Back at yours and we had afternoon tea.
Wednesday, you slept so well during the night that you didn't want to get out of bed for school in the morning, mummy had to drag you out of bed by your feet. When you got home you didn't want to know me and told me we weren't friends.
Thursday, in the middle of the night you decide to go get in bed with mummy and daddy. When the lady (alarm) went off you didn't want to get up again, mummy thought she had got you up before she got in the shower instead you snuck in bed with me and gave me lovely cuddles until mummy found you and had to drag you out of bed for school.