Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Lily has taken to fetching my slippers for me. I keep them by the side of my bed and for the past two mornings she has walked over to them, put them on and then shuffled to the other side of the room to admire herself in the full length mirror. She then shuffles over to wherever I'm standing and steps out of the slippers before picking them up and putting them on my feet. I'm amazed at how adept she is at walking in my size fours and she looks really cute. I'm desperate to take a photo of her in them! Naturally, the camera is never nearby when you need it. I will try and remember to take it upstairs tonight in case she fetches my slippers again tomorrow.
"Shag dog" by Bambi Papais
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
We arrived at the party at about 8.30pm and the Podlings were both in high spirits. Tom quickly honed in on the balloon table centrepieces and immediately took possession of a gold star balloon which he then held on to for the entire night. As you can see from the picture below, Mark couldn't see much of what was going on for much of the night! In addition to which, flush from the success of blowing out the candles on his birthday cake, Tom was going from table to table trying to blow out all the tea lights!
Unfortunately, we left the camera in the car and by the time there was an opportunity to go and get it, Tom was getting tired. The only picture I have of him in his party finery is the one below. He'd been asking to go home for some time before this photo was taken! At about the same time, however, Lily was just getting into her stride! They didn't start the disco until about 10.15pm, but Lily was up and dancing like there was no tomorrow. She was spinning and stomping and twirling away and basically having a great time! I think I know which of my children will be the party animal!
We had a lovely time and left at about eleven, which is about two hours later than we thought the Podlings would last! We put them in their pajamas before we left and then carried them straight up to bed when we got home 50 minutes later. You would think we'd have had a nice lie-in this morning, but sadly they both woke up at more or less their usual times. Oh well...you can't have it all!
FYI, I will be posting some pictures of Tom's third birthday later this week.
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Tom, meanwhile, had been mostly content and was quietly painting away. He had tried to get down a couple of times, but I managed to persuade him to stay in his seat with the promise of clean paper and some fresh paint. Then he got bored. He was off his chair and gone before you could say 'Tom don't touch anything!'. I decided that this was a prudent point to end the telephone conversation with my mum. I set off after him and caught him before he left the kitchen, but you wouldn't believe the mess he made in the less than a minute he was out of his chair. Here, for my mum's amusement, is the list of things I had to clean at the end of the painting session:
- Three of the kitchen walls
- The door frame
- My chest freezer
- Both of the Podlings' chairs (and obviously the table, but you'd expect that)
- The kitchen floor, in three places
- Five cupboard doors and two drawer fronts
- Two very messy children!
Below is a picture of Lily washing her hands at the end of painting session (apologies for the blurry photo), posted mainly because you can see some of the mess I had to clean in the background (and I'd already cleared most of the table by this point). I only buy washable paint, but I have to say that my walls do appear to have a faint green tinge to them now! Ironically, green is my mum's favourite colour. Thanks mum!