Monday, February 22, 2016


Warm night, big raindrops, pink sky. Milla quiet to bed. Charlie away.

Home on train, strawberries from Aldi disappearing fast. Unfriendly people on train, rare. Home to stand at counter, eat haloumi and more strawberries.

Into Milla's room, "Switch, light. Shoes, off, please. Buttons." Turns around for me to take her dress off. "Shorts, nappy. Up!"

Into bed to lie on her tummy and gaze at me lying on the couch. Chatting chatting. Pulls a blanket up over her head, turned away from me. Chatting chatting.

At some point she wants out and lies on me on the couch, soft fleece dressing gown covering her. Little eye peeping.

At home. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Singing talking chatting. 
Talking talking. This is a vocal kid. To bed tonight and 1 hour, 15 minutes later... Still singing to herself.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

19 months

"The days are long but the years are short." True indeed, Gretchen Rubin.

Tomato harvesting. 
Milla at 19 months. Says 'bridge' as we pass under the West Gate. Goes to get a fresh nappy from the shelf, want to put the dirty one in the laundry bucket. Is still driving me crazy picking green tomatoes when I'm not looking.

Milla is pretty awesome. Pretends to drink from empty cups. And shares it. Gives Alpi first sip of her beloved milk. Kissed Charlie's scab very gently. We have her old cot set up in Ballroom and she lies there and takes Alpi and Doll with her.

Captured 'snow goose' being said on video. Very affectionate, curious, learning all the time. Can point 'up' and 'down' and say the words. Started to say 'please'! Says 'tuddle' for 'cuddle' with arms outstretched and 'tum' for 'come', with hand outstretched.

Is looking longer and sharper. Doesn't like sweet things, including my Dad's amazing chocolate ice-cream. Would rather eat olives.

Enjoys screen time! Play School and How to Train Your Dragon and Attenborough documentaries.