Monday, 9 March 2015

A not so ordinary Sunday

The chilli incident...

So the day started like any other Sunday. We chatted to nana and wished her a Happy Birthday! Then we played for a while in your room. Mummy and Daddy were feeling very tired today as William was up half the night and then wide awake at 4am. Anyway so the day progressed with you playing inside and outside as you migrated to daddy's car to play we watched you with bemused interest as you chatted away to god knows who about god know what. 

Eventually your game finished and you ran inside to tell me you were hungry and wanted something to eat. As I prepared a peach for you to eat you suddenly started hopping up and down saying 'hot hot chilli chilli' so I ask you where you got the chilli from and you say daddy's car. So I grab you a glass of milk and you quickly gulp this down as your face turns redder and redder and tears start streaming down your face. I smile smugly thinking well maybe that will teach you not to touch things that we tell you not to touch... My smile quickly faded though as you continued to cry and yelp in pain so I grabbed some yoghurt and you wolfed down the whole pot of still screaming in pain. Dad arrives to ask what all the noise is about and I ask 'was there a chilli in your car?!' 'Yes he replies a scotch bonnet (only one of the hottest chillies there is).' Oh dear he takes you off to wash your hands but as time progresses the burning pain gets worse and worse. You suddenly yell out 'what is happening to me?' in a scared voice. As you had not only put the chilli in your mouth but mashed it into pieces with your hand which you then rubbed your face with. At this point I stripped you off and put you in a cold shower for about 20 minutes. Eventually the pain and burning subsided but your whole face was swollen and red for about 20 minutes. Let's just say I think it's safe to say that you will never touch a chilli ever again. I believe this has scarred you away from spicy food for life. For a while I was so concerned I thought we would have to take you to emergency. But eventually as the pain subsided you bounced back to your usual self and we knew you were back to normal.

You have a favourite new game that you like to play it's called 'Dressing mummy'. Just as mummy goes to your wardrobe every morning to help you pick out a nice dress to wear. You now like to do the same for me. Only you always want me to dress up in pretty dresses. It has been quite fun though. Especially as mummy doesn't get out much these days and is used to wearing frumpy breast feeding or maternity clothes. Sometimes it's nice to put on something pretty especially when you tell me in an ever so elaborate voice that 'mummy you look beautiful'. You sure know how to make me feel special on a sometimes cloudy day. Love you princess.

So this obsession about going to England is getting worse and worse you keep telling me it's tomorrow or next week. These next few weeks can't come quick enough for you or me! 
You are such a free spirit the other day I left you painting, as I was on the phone you took the opportunity to bathe yourself in red paint. I started to get angry but you had already reached the point of no return so I just let you bathe in it and then hosed you off before letting you anywhere near the carpet indoors...

You love to dance, jazzy dancing is certainly paying off. You love it when I put some music on in the lounge room and we dance around. I have started to copy your dance moves as dancing like sienna makes me feel young free and happy. You love any song by Katy Perry or that Taylor Swift song 'shake it...' We both dance like loons to that one. All the while you poor little brother is sleeping or lying there staring at us with a confused look on his face. You are very excited about your end of term dance lesson as mummy and daddy get to come and watch what you have learnt!
So in an effort to get you sleeping better we are trying all sorts of bribery techniques. Sam got conned into buying you a present after one night of sleeping in your own bed but mummy and daddy said it needs to be all week in a row. However, daddy made the mistake of taking you into the shop with him the other day and he somehow got conned into buying you a massive pink bunny however, it was on the understanding that the big pink bunny was to sleep with you and keep you safe. When I say he's massive he is literally the size of you. Alas, it didn't seem to work and instead of just you arriving in our room you now arrive dragging the big pink bunny with you too. The other day it was early morning and after sleeping in your bed on the floor you hopped into our bed for a cuddle with the bunny and as William had had a rough night too and was up early he was in our bed too. So with the 5 of us plus the pink bunny me and daddy were left clinging on to the edges! Who needs a 3 bedroom house?! We just need one gigantic bedroom and one gigantic bed and everyone will be happy! ��

Monday, 2 March 2015

Busy bee

Well my darling as ever you have reverted back to your terrible sleeping again. I'm not really sure why. Wee since we moved you haven't really slept well but whether it's the trees or some other monster you are scared and continue to have restless sleeps. Lately you have taken to sneaking in our room and climbing into bed beside me and daddy without waking us which is a little scary em we wake to find you there. It's gotten so bad that I've actually made up a little bed for you in our floor now where you end up pretty much every night.

You're still doing really well at swimming although you are extremely cheeky! Last week at swimming the teacher made you and another little girl swim the length of the pool with fun noodles only you thought it was a race and you had to win so you reached out and held the other little girls fun noodle back so that you could win! I wanted to laugh but had to pretend to be annoyed with you as the other parents were looking dis approvingly at you.

We have started growing our own veggies in a little vege patch at our new house. You were so excited about growing strawberries that I couldn't stop you from picking the green ones and eating them. 

You really love your 'jazzy' dancing and every week you make me arrive there at least half hour early so that you can be the first to arrive and practise before the teacher arrives.

On Monday we tried out a New playgroup.  It's not as much fun as the crows nest one - there's lots of toys and nice kids that go there regularly to play but it was a huge effort getting there. We got the train but there was no lift access at the station. Luckily I had William in the pouch and you in the pram. Then I took a road that could only be received as a mountain and it undulated and kept going up and down. And I was pushing you and carrying will. By the end of it I was shattered especially as we haven't been getting much sleep!

You are really enjoying school at the moment and they have you doing lots more physical activities this year which is great. On Wednesdays you have football and a lovely little football kit that you have to wear each week. On Thursdays you have a dance teacher coming to teach you and tomorrow they have a yoga teacher coming to start teaching you yoga. Sounds like so much fun. I wish I could come. Although this morning it was very hard to get you to go to school as you thought you were going to England today and you were so dis-appointed! Oh dear... It's going to be a long 2 months.



Saturday, 21 February 2015

My little lady

Christmas morning with you was absolutely perfect you were so excited when you woke up to find that Santa had been - he left you a train set and a dolls house. The gasps of astonishment and delight as you discovered he had eaten the mince pie and beer were gorgeous. Those messy reindeers devoured the carrots but left a messy trail everywhere!
Wow what a busy few months. Can't believe it's been 2 months since my last post but what a crazy 2 months. House hunting, packing, moving, unpacking and to top it off no one has been sleeping well at our new house. William is getting used to his own room and a proper cot and there has been an endless stream of monsters, boogie men and scary trees in your room. You have taken up residence on our floor most nights as I gave up trying to get up for William and you! You don't sleep well on our floor but there isn't enough room in our bed for you anymore. We still let you in for early morning cuddles though ��.

Since Christmas your swimming has come on leaps and bounds. You were so good that they put you in the platypus class which is the 5 years old class. I am so proud of you and you really seem to love it too! 

On Fridays I now take you to jazz dancing which you absolutely love. You make us leave half hour before class is due to start just so you are there as soon as the teacher arrives. You love prancing around in front of the mirrors with Pom poms and batons and you love being the centre of attention. You are definitely a performer in the making.

You dearly love your little brother. You always want to play with him and cuddle him only sometimes your cuddles are a little too much. You love to make him laugh and smile and you are a very loving big sister!

You have started soccer and dancing at school which you didn't stop talking about last week. You came home proud as punch with your uniform on and made me iron your name on it straight away. 

When I look at you now I still see traces of my baby girl but you are becoming such a little lady with such a BIG personality. This can be extremely trying at times and you are somewhat of a challenge but we love you. We just need to find a way to tame the beast trying to get out of you!

This month was also your cousin Ellie's birthday. We went to their house and had a sleepover the night before you had so much fun playing in the bouncy castle, having your face painted, pass the parcel and whacking the piƱata. Although we had to discourage you and Heston from playing your slightly dubious game if mums and dads which involved you both taking your clothes off and giggling under the covers together!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The magic of Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas... Well actually the night before Christmas Eve. I am so excited about Christmas with you this year my darling you have been so so cute as Christmas draws closer and closer. I must say that having children has really brought the magic of Christmas alive again. When I see your excited little face and your gasps of joy when you spot santa it brings tears to my eyes as I remember that pure excitement at the prospect of Christmas morning and the presents that Santa might bring. I was so worried about putting presents under the tree as I thought you'd rip every one of them open before Christmas but you have been such a good girl and the threat of Santa not bringing you presents has sure kept you in shape this past month... I just wonder what we are going to do once Christmas has been and gone for good behaviour. Oh... Do you know about the Easter bunny and birthday fairy??

I'm am amazed at how much your swimming has come along in the last month. Since nana and grandad left a month ago you were just starting to get it and now you are properly swimming all by yourself - no goggles or floaties needed you just stick your head under water and off you go. Mummy has been taking you nearly everyday and it's amazing to see your progress I'm so proud of you. It's nice to have some girly time whilst daddy looks after William and we go off swimming. I love having a pool in our apartment block I will definitely miss that when we move!

Well I'm pleased to say that now the dust has settled from having a newborn and we are finally finding a bit of routine and normality. I did think that having William around your sleep would really regress but since nana and grandad have left you are still managing to sleep the night and in your own bed. There is the odd occasion where you sneak in to our bed like the other night when I woke up to feed William and you were just there I have no idea how you got in. But, mostly you will stay in your own bed and come in for snuggles in the morning. Luckily your little brother is sleeping well too at the moment and only waking once a night for a short feed so we are lucky to be getting some sleep at the moment!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Nana and Granddad leave today.

Sienna woke up about 2 am and didn't want to spend the night alone, so nana swapped beds and sienna slept in with granddad until mummy and daddy called sienna to get ready for school, sienna had trouble waking up. Mummy said it was because she had a late night, nana had William while concentrated on sienna, and today of all days sienna wanted hot raisin bread!, contrary little Mary, mummy chose Sienna's dress and did her hair while sienna ate her toast, and sang 
Poor William has filled 3 nappies and puked twice, sienna gave big hugs snd kisses and said goodbye, 
and that she would see us next week, we have to keep telling her that's about her birthday, then she was gone in a whirlwind with daddy but seems very happy, William in a happy mood started