It’s been a while since I joined in with little loves, let’s be honest, it’s been a while since I blogged at all. All I will say is the four month sleep regression is real and sucks! we are starting to get a few good nights again so I hope to blog more. No promises though.
We had a lovely holiday in the lake district last week and I have lots of photos to sort through and I hopefully will write a blog post or two about that. Time to jump in with all the things we have loved since we got home from our holidays last weekend.
We have a lot of children’s books in our house. We’ve got them on shelves in our living room and in both girl’s rooms. In my eldest room we have this lovely bookcase that shows off the covers perfectly for children. I love to changes the books around for her too. At the moment it’s full of autumn and Halloween books.
I bought this book new this year and my eldest loves it. The cover and the last page glow in the dark too. It’s a lovely rhyming book that encourages counting to 10.
I took my eldest trick or treating last night for the first time. I nearly didn't as it was a nursery days which makes dinner and bed a rush and I was on my own with the two of them. Nursery had obviously been talking about it a lot and after seeing her excitement when we had our first kids I put the little one in her baby carrier, dressed the big one as a pumpkin and we went to a few neighbours. I'm so glad I did as she's still talking about it this morning. This book was new this year and is a lovely picture book that's not too spooky and encourages counting. We love that the last page glows in the dark too.
Since I’ve been going to bed so early of late I can’t think of anything I’ve watched since the last episode of cold feet (which I loved). I think I probably watch more you tube than TV at the moment. I’m enjoying watching The Michalaks in Australia as well as vlogs from Write like no one is watching, This mama life and Mrs Meldrum.
Talking of you tube. My eldest introduced me to dough disco this week. This is something she does at preschool and she kept talking about dancing with play dough. She requested it so much I ended up asking her key worker at preschool about it. She told me it was dough disco and that it was good for pre-writing and is done in a lot of early years settings. A quick internet search and I soon found some you tube videos. She really gets in to it and it is lovely to watch her enjoying something so much.
I also watch our littlest roll from back to front last week for the first time. She has rolled from front to back once as well a few weeks before.
My two were both dressed as pumpkins for our friends Halloween party on Saturday. I never really dressed my oldest in tutus when she was a baby but I loved this one on the little one. I might have to get her a christmas one too.
My eldest telling everyone about trick or treating. I nearly didn’t take her as I was on my own with the two of them that evening but I’m so glad I did as she loved it.
I’ve heard the ladybird chatting away lots about her swimming lesson too this week. She had her first lesson 2 weeks ago which didn’t go so well. There were a few tears and the instructor had to carry her round the pool for most of it. Afterwards she declared she was never having swimming lessons again. This week when I took her I could tell she remembered not enjoying it as she went very quiet when we got to the changing room and took a lot of encouragement to sit on the edge of the pool ready to get in. By the time I had gone back through the changing rooms to the viewing area though she was already smiling and kicking away. Afterwards she continued singing the firework song they had been doing and chatted about the lesson for the rest of the day.
I made this very basic calendar and weather chart for the ladybird this week. I’m keen to encourage her interests and help her learning where I can. She is always saying she did things or will do things on Tuesday or last year etc so she loves this (they have something very similar at her preschool).
My eldest is showing an interest in the weather and days of the week. She mainly talks about "tuesday" since this is one of her two preschool days. I noticed they had something similar to this so I've set one up for her in our kitchen. It's very basic right now and I'm sure I'll add to it but right now she loves it.
It’s been a while since I joined in with little loves and any regular readers may remember that my eldest daughter was struggling with becoming a big sister. She changed from a confident and happy little girl to one who was super clingy with me, shy and quiet and she was regularly trying to hurt our littlest. I’m pleased to say that she seems to be back to her old self. The change seemed to coincide with moving up to the preschool room at her nursery. She no longer crys and clings to me when I leave her in a morning, she chats none stop and you can just see how happy she is again. Obviously like any three year old she gets upset or cross and will occasionally still hit or pinch the little one but I would say it is much more normal sibling jealousy now and usually when she is over tired.