2010-12-30

Pretty spoon


Dinner
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I got a lovely new silver spoon from my grandparents for Xmas. It even has my name on it! Farmor says I can have a nice matching knife and fork if mummy and daddy get me christened...
Mummy says I should get used to eating with just a spoon! :-)

2010-12-17

Daddy's dinner


Amaia steals Thomas's dinner!
Originally uploaded by PhylB
We were all having dinner the first night Großvater and Farmor arrived. They gave me mashed carrots, parsnip, turnip and mash. They started to cut me a tiny piece of beef into little cubes. Everyone else was having big slices of meat. I didn't think that was very fair. Luckily though, I could just reach the one Daddy had put on his plate for himself :-)

2010-12-07

Balls


Amaia and her Pumpa
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Today Granny and Pumpa taught me how to throw and catch a ball. It was great fun. I even know how to say the word ball. When I came home I showed Daddy how to throw and catch a ball too. Mummy was very proud of me.

2010-12-03

In the igloo


In the igloo
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Today Daddy took us girls inside the igloo he made in the garden. It was warm in there and the soundproofing was amazing - we couldn't hear anything that was going on outside. He even convinced Mummy to pop in.

Walk in the snow


Walk in the snow
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Daddy took me for a walk in the deep snow yesterday - he was going so fast I fell off in the snow and started to cry. He had to pick me up and dust me off before putting me back in the sledge. After that he went very slowly and it was all fine.

Snowsuit


Snowy Anna
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Mummy gave me a snowsuit because the weather has been so bad. I have decided I am not going to wear anything else until the snow thaws. I am really pleased with it. Pumpa thought I looked very funny in it and laughed at me.

2010-12-02

Me and my Pumpa


A girl and her Pumpa
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I went for a walk in the snow yesterday with Granny and Pumpa. Pumpa helped me walking because the snow was too deep for me. I love my Pumpa and Granny very much.

New ear muffs and a pink Xmas tree for our room

Would you look at what we got?! New ear muffs in our advent calendar then Mummy and Lots brought us home a pink Christmas tree from Tesco for our room! Aren't we lucky?

2010-11-30

I'm sick


Poor sick baby
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I was up half the night coughing and sneezing so daddy took me to see the doctor this morning. She said I had a wheezy chest. Since then the adults have decided that as if being sick isn't bad enough, holding me down and torturing me with some yellow stuff three times a day is some fun, sadistic game but I tell you I'm not having any of it. So far I have managed to spit it all out over Mummy, Daddy and Charlotte and by tomorrow I'll have got even better at not swallowing it - just you watch!

Big igloo


Big igloo
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Daddy's been building a big igloo all day for me and Léon and Charlotte to sit in. He used a plastic box to make snow bricks. Afterwards it was big enough for us all to sit in. Daddy put the picnic rug inside for us. Poor Amaia is sick so she had to watch from inside the bedroom.

2010-11-29

Nursery


Snowy nursery
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I'm going to write to my MP to complain...(just as soon as I learn to write that is). Today I was invited to nursery for half an hour to play. It turns out all the boys and girls I will be going to school with have already started nursery and are having great fun every day up there while I have to stay home just because I am only 2. Surely if we all have to go to school together, we should all go to nursery together? And after half an hour they asked me to leave and let all the others stay and have fun. And I'm not allowed to come back until Amaia's birthday. That is just outrageous! I didn't even have time to try out their climbing frame!

2010-11-28

Hmmm


Amaia in the snow
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I'm still not too keen on it but it is definitely slightly less scary today than yesterday!

Am I maybe 3 now?

Back when Léon turned 5, I was very upset it wasn't my birthday. Daddy told me it wasn't my birthday until the snow came. Yesterday I woke up and the snow had come. I came downstairs and told mummy I thought it was maybe my birthday. Daddy said the snow had come earlier than it was meant to come. Today when I got up it was snowing again :-) Surely it must be my birthday now? Daddy still says no. Exactly how much snow does it take to make a birthday????

Snow


Fun in the snow
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Someone has put lots of really weird cold white stuff all over the ground. I'm really not sure I'm happy about it.

2010-11-23

Alasdair and I


Alasdair and Amaia
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Alasdair and I had great fun playing together on Saturday night. I'm not sure what he's been eating but he's getting much bigger now!

My favourite place


My favourite place
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I love to sit under the table. Sometimes I find food there that I can eat. I do get confused though when all the chairs are pushed in and that makes me upset when I can't find my way back out again.

2010-11-08

Amaia and the lady


The joys of ageing
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I saw this photo on flickr the other day. I'm not sure who that lady is holding my little sister Amaia, but she looks like she likes her a lot so I guess she must be ok.

2010-11-06

Fireworks


Fireworks
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I went outside in the garden because daddy had bought fireworks. I saw beautiful pink and silver sparkly ones popping and banging and then when all the big fireworks were done daddy actually let me hold two fireworks of my own. Fireworks are great fun. Amaia didn't like them though - she was much happier watching them from the bedroom window once mummy put her inside.

Fireworks


Fireworks
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Charlotte, Léon and Anna took me outside to see some fireworks. They said they would be fun but they were just scary and bangy and upsetting - I don't think I like fireworks very much.

2010-10-31

On the futon


On the futon
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I think someone must haven stolen our couch because this doesn't look like our couch and yet it's in our living room. I'm a bit worried about it all!

2010-10-29

Brushing the new teeth


Brushing the new teeth
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I've got six teeth now :-)

Halloween fun


Halloween fun
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Today they put me in a bee suit. Anna was wandering about looking like a fairy, Léon like a ghost, Charlotte like something terribly frightening and Marcel was just coooool. I have no idea what it was all about.

2010-10-24

Bedtime cousins


Bedtime cousins
Originally uploaded by PhylB
We went for a sleepover with our cousins last week. It was awfully exciting. We just wish Léon and Charlotte and Marcel could have come too. We miss them when they go to see papa.

2010-10-04

Self-service


Amaia raiding the shopping
Originally uploaded by PhylB
We went to Tesco on Saturday. I'd had my lunch at about 12 and we didn't get home till after 6! It's pathetic when you get so hungry you have to make your own dinner at just 8 months!

Garden tomatoes


Garden tomatoes
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Daddy's been growing some lovely tomatoes in his greenhouse and I have been helping him eat them.

2010-09-12

Babysitting


Little and Large
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Sometimes they make me look after my little cousin. I think I'm good at it!

2010-09-11

Reading my baby book


Reading her baby book
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Farmor bought me this book In Copenhagen last time I was there. Imagine my surprise when I was reading it yesterday and I found a photo of a baby who had borrowed my pyjamas without even asking me!

2010-09-05

Snowball cardie

Granny made me a new cardie for the winter. I look like a big pink snowball in it. She made Amaia one too. She looks like Sulley out of Monsters Inc in hers!

A full load


A full load
Originally uploaded by PhylB
We like it when daddy takes us for a walk... We're not sure daddy likes it though!

2010-09-04

Léon and Daddy

Daddy keeps running around pushing Léon on his bike. Pudge used to do it himself but then Daddy took the little wheels off so he could run after him. It doesn't seem very sensible to me. Especially when Pudge keeps falling off! I'm not sure I get adults!

2010-08-30

My little cousin


Amaia and her little cousin
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I was helping to look after my wee cousin on Saturday night. I think he felt safe when I put my arm around him to protect him! Isn't he a cute wee man?

Princess hairband


Ice cream nose
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I saw this hairband in Tesco last week and had to have it. Ever since, I have only taken it off when I am sleeping - I think it makes me look like a princess :-)

2010-08-16

Starting primary 1


Starting primary 1
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Today our big brother started school. He was away for six whole hours. We missed him but we think he had fun. When we are bigger we are looking forward to going to school with him.

2010-08-15

Bloody hat!


Bloody hat!
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Adults get so annoying when it is sunny. They keep putting stupid hats on your without so much as asking your permission. You just have to show them who's boss!

Baby bear


Baby bear
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Back in April Granny made Alasdair a few jumpers. She used me as a model but mummy wasn't allowed to upload the photos to flickr in case Derek or Amanda saw them. Now you can all see how cute I was though!

2010-08-12

Big cousin


Size comparison
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Everyone calls me teeny troll. I can't wait to find out what they're going to call Alasdair in that case because he sure looks weenier to me than I do!

Big cousin


Proud big cousin
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Mummy says I'm a big cousin now - this is the baby that Auntie Amanda had in her tummy until last Friday. He's called Alasdair Douglas (like Pumpa and Léon) Henderson (that was mummy's granny's name) Buchanan. He's very cute.

2010-07-22

DIY


DIY with morning hair
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I've got a new powertool so I can do DIY with my Daddy now. That'll be good fun.
Mummy says she wishes she could DIY my hair in the morning - for some reason she finds it quite unmanageable!

First mince and potatoes


First mince and potatoes
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Today Mummy made me mince with some of the new potatoes from our garden. I had never tasted mince before. I think mince might be going to be one of my favourite dinners!
Eating it was a bit exhausting though!

2010-07-19

Free babysitter


Free babysitter
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Daddy left me with this white lady in the park yesterday. She looked after me well enough but she didn't say much!

2010-07-18

Throwing me


Throwing Anna
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Marcel likes to throw me in the air and catch me. It is awfully good fun :-)

2010-07-15

Problem solved

I've been having this problem. Because I haven't learned to talk yet, I can't tell mummy when I am full. It is a bit annoying when she keeps spooning the food in. Yesterday I learned to blow raspberries with my mouth. Now when I am full, I stop swallowing and start blowing raspberries with my food. Mummy doesn't seem overly pleased when I do this with my morning porridge though!

2010-07-13

What's happening?


Amaia
Originally uploaded by PhylB
The strangest thing happened to me today. I put my finger in my mouth to chew on it and I felt a little jaggy thing coming through my lower gums. Mummy says I've got my first tooth! Now that's funny because just this morning Auntie Amanda asked mum if I had any teeth and mum said no! Anna didn't get teeth till she was nearly 8 months old. Mummy says she hopes I won't bite her boob when I am drinking my milk! Heeheeehee!

I got my Pudgeman back!


Playing 'world cup'
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Léon came home on Sunday after two weeks summer holiday with his 'papa'. I missed him so much. It was nice to have him and my big sister back. I had seen Marcel quite often because he came to visit during his holiday but I missed Pudge and Charlotte a lot.

'My like pink'


'My like pink'
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Daddy brought me back a pretty pink umbrella from Holland. I am very proud to have a pink umbrella :-) Fortunately it rained all weekend :-) My like pink!

2010-07-12

Caramel biscuits


Eating Dutch caramel biccies
Originally uploaded by PhylB
Daddy went to work in Holland for a week and when he came home he brought me biscuits. I've never had biscuits before but I made my very best attempt at eating them all the same! I think I'm going to like biscuits.

2010-06-30

I'm sure I can feed myself mash!

Daddy thinks I am old enough now to feed myself. Yesterday he gave me a plate of mash and a spoon. I definitely managed to get some of it into my mouth with a spoon but it's not as easy as these adults and bigger kids make it look... mind you I am only five months old! And it's annoying the way it gets all over your elbows!