Boxing Day

Boxing Day by PhylB
Boxing Day, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Farmor gave us both the same clothes for Xmas. We tried sitting on the steps today for a photo but it was so windy Amaia thought she had to hold her hair on!


Homemade bread and butter

Homemade bread and butter by PhylB
Homemade bread and butter, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I love it when daddy makes bread and we get to eat it when it is still warm.


Me and Léon

Anna and Léon by PhylB
Anna and Léon, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I've got glasses now like my big brother. For the first half hour I was very pleased with them but now I am not so sure - it is hard to get used to focusing when you have been used to doing it without glasses. Mummy and Daddy say Léon took a whole week to get used to his so I am sure they will be ok by the time Farmor and Großvater come.


Reading up on grammar... almost

Reading up on grammar... almost by PhylB
Reading up on grammar... almost, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Mum says if I just read this book from cover to cover she will be very pleased with me!


Big girl

I am so proud daddy is treating me like a big girl now, letting me join in with Léon and Anna when they have big kid fun!

Little mummy

Little mummy by PhylB
Little mummy, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I like to look after my babies. I feed them and wash them and if mum leaves the sudocrem where I can reach it, I cover them in that too!

Building an Ikea gingerbread house

Yesterday daddy helped us make a gingerbread house and then we got to decorate it and eat it!


Painting our puppet theatre

Garden girls by PhylB
Garden girls, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Daddy spent today painting our puppet theatre. We were given the job of supervising his work. I thought he was doing a good job but Amaia was looking at little more disapproving - maybe he wasn't working fast enough for her liking!


Whitelee wind farm

Whitelee wind farm by PhylB
Whitelee wind farm, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Mum finally took us back to the wind farm so we could buy our own windmills with our pocket money. I chose a lovely pink and gold one, Léon bought a blue and red one and Amaia got a turquoise and gold one.


Dancing girls

Dancing girls a video by PhylB on Flickr.

We love to dance. Mummy always listens to the radio or ipod when she's working in the kitchen so that gives us lots of opportunities for fun!



Halloween by PhylB
Halloween, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
Yesterday we both got to dress up as witches for Halloween. Mummy and Lots also dressed as witches while Léon was Harry Potter and Marcel was Slender man. Daddy was a very scary hunchback. We had fun at Gordy's Halloween party all dressed up.


Self-service raspberries

Self-service raspberries by PhylB
Self-service raspberries, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

There are lots of berries in my garden so when I am hungry I can always find a nice snack!

Ouch, I hurt my chin!

Ouch, I hurt my chin! by PhylB
Ouch, I hurt my chin!, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I slipped on a wet leaf at the Botanics on Saturday and thumped my chin off the ground. Fortunately I didn't break it or my teeth but it is a funny colour of purple now!



Autumn walk by PhylB
Autumn walk, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
I see the trees are starting to turn red and yellow. I've learnt about this at nursery. It is called turning 'awesome'!

Whitelee Windfarm

Whitelee Windfarm by PhylB
Whitelee Windfarm, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
Mummy took me to a windfarm yesterday. It was windy so I woke up from my cosy sleep in the car. I'm not too sure I'm very fond of
windmills :-(

Whitelee Windfarm

Whitelee Windfarm by PhylB
Whitelee Windfarm, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Mummy took us and Bopster to the windfarm yesterday. We like to go there sometimes to walk because it is pretty. I forgot to take my money with me to buy a windmill of my own in the shop so I want to go back again very soon.


I can climb

Amaia can climb by PhylB
Amaia can climb, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I have now learned to climb the wall bars in the hall. It is soooo much fun!



Singing in the rain by PhylB
Singing in the rain, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

When my auntie Miriam came to visit me last week she bought me a beautiful pink umbrella in Tesco. I am very happy with it!



Tea, coffee and scones by PhylB
Tea, coffee and scones, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Last weekend our cousin came from Denmark to stay. We had fun dressing up together and eating at our own special table. We had a picnic on the beach and ate lots of raspberries in our garden.We are sad that we don't see her more often.



Zonked by PhylB
Zonked, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I am refusing to have my afternoon naps because I am now too big for afternoon naps... unfortunately that usually means I fall asleep at about 5 on the couch so I am grumpy at dinner time. Mummy isn't amused!

New bunnies

New bunnies by PhylB
New bunnies, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Pumpa's friend Con gave Amaia and I new bunnies the other day. His girls (Caragh and Alanna) are all grown up now and wanted to throw them out so Amaia and I decided to look after them for them.

Up on the table

Up on the table by PhylB
Up on the table, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I'm really getting rather good at climbing up on tables. Even Anna's started copying me :-)



Amaia with her big wee cousin by PhylB
Amaia with her big wee cousin, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Today Alasdair came back to play with me. He is funny when he roars like a dinosaur!

Homemade Mish

Homemade Mish by PhylB
Homemade Mish, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
My favourite programme is Same Smile. I had a black panda that I didn't like very much but now mummy has turned it into a home-made Mish, I just love her and I take her everywhere with me. I wonder if daddy will let me take her on the plane to see farmor?

Little washing helper

Little washing helper by PhylB
Little washing helper, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I like to help mummy with the washing. I am particularly fascinated by the pegs used to hang it up. There seems to be a little spring in the middle of each peg. Once you take the spring out, they don't seem to work any more. It is funny, no matter how many of them you take apart, they all seem to function in quite the same way!



This is my mummy. She is called Phyllis. I have decided I'd rather call her Emily. I often shout Emily and she doesn't turn round. That's a bit weird - surely she should know that's what I have decided to call her!



Prestwick trip by PhylB
Prestwick trip, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
Sand is great for writing your name in!


Prestwick trip by PhylB
Prestwick trip, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
Today mummy let me take a photo with her camera. I really enjoyed taking the photo. I have decided I want a pink camera for my birthday. I think this one looks nice!



weeding by PhylB
weeding, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I like weeding in my garden just like mummy and farmor.


Stand up!

Walky Bopster by PhylB
Walky Bopster, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Once you get the hang of standing up inside, you have to practise standing outside!

Attacking Daddy with a glove-puppet bat

I had such great fun the other night attacking Daddy with the puppet bat. He thought it was a real bat and he was soooo scared! Hee hee hee :-)


Bum-shuffled shoes

Bum-shuffled shoes by PhylB

Bum-shuffled shoes, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
All my bum shuffling and leg dragging has shredded my beautiful shoes. Mummy says she's not happy with me at all :-(

Walking on the bed

Yip - I've got the hang of standing on the bed now. I'm so good at it, I like to clap myself while I'm doing it!

Princess Anna

Princess Anna by PhylB
Princess Anna, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I love my pink dress. I think it makes me look like a princess. I think I need to wear my crown whenever I have it on!

Trying to walk

Amaia trying to walk by PhylB
Amaia trying to walk, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Ok, I guess the time is coming for me to give in on my non-walking stance. I can see how much it is annoying mum. Maybe I'll give walking just a little try.


My sun hat

Amaia in her sunhat by PhylB
Amaia in her sunhat, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I've got a new sun hat and I think I look very cute in it... well for the few minutes I keep it on, anyway!


Sweetcorn monster by PhylB
Sweetcorn monster, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Sweetcorn tastes really nice barbecued. It also has strange cleansing properties. I had drawn all over my hands with green permanent marker and mummy had given up with both soap and baby wipes just before dinner. Straight after I ate the sweetcorn though, everyone noticed my hands were clean again. Strange!


Playing with Idris

Playing with Idris by PhylB
Playing with Idris, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Today Anna and I went to play with baby Idris. I invented a fun game where I pushed him over and Anna sat him back up. We laughed a lot but unfortunately he got fed up with the game before I did!


Face paint

Paint fun by PhylB
Paint fun, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Today Léon had a cool skeleton on his nose! Mummy had great fun painting it on him. I had a little tiny flower too!

Silly dentist

Amaia by PhylB
Amaia, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

So Mummy took me to the dentist today - what a stupid man!
I was standing there holding onto his stool while he was looking in Léon's mouth and he said - he wasn't worried about checking any of mum's kids except for 'him there' pointing at me! Him??? I'm a girl. Do I look like a boy? How many boys do you know who wear purple tights and t-shirts, how many wear dungaree dresses for that matter? What a silly little man he is!

Nonsense bag?

I'm affronted! She called me a nonsense bag! What a cheek - doesn't she know a scientist when she sees one? When an adult fills a bath full of bubbly water and leaves it for two minutes, what is a baby to do other than test whether books float? How else am I supposed to know? She says the only reason I'm still alive is that I floated kids' books and not adult ones! What kind of mother is that?!


Always busy

I've had quite a busy week this week.
Yesterday Mummy left me on the chair at the breakfast bar for five minutes while she was taking things out of the fridge. While she had her back turned to me, I took the opportunity to remove the flowers from the pots on the window sill to see if there was anything hidden in the mud under them - but there wasn't. What a disappointment... So I decided the next thing to be investigated was my pot of nappy cream. I found out that if you spread it on thinly, you can cover all your clothes, some of the floor and still have enough left over to taste. Daddy pulled off my dungarees and put me down so he could clean up. What else was I supposed to do but make my way into the dining room and colour in Léon and Anna's white drawing table with a brown pen... of course while I was doing that it occurred to me that if I was to stand on a chair, I might be able to reach the curtains and colour them in too but mummy caught me just before I could start.
I guess I need to go to bed now and think up some more cunning plans for tomorrow!


Silly Mad John

Mummy and daddy have encouraged me to write a new blog all about Silly Mad John, my pretend Grandpa. He gets up to so much, it is worth noting it all down, so I don't forget it.


Clothes pegs

Chilly clothes pegs by PhylB
Chilly clothes pegs, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Mummy had a basket of clothes pegs sitting on the patio outside her bedroom door. I think clothes pegs are quite fascinating. I am particularly curious about the mechanism holding them together and causing them to open and then spring closed. I took about a third of them apart just to check exactly how they worked. Mummy wasn't the least bit pleased with me but I heard Daddy saying 'I bet Amaia is going to grow up to be an engineer', so I guess he is proud of me!

Playing Mummy

Playing Mummy by PhylB
Playing Mummy, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
I like looking after my baby. I like to give her some of my milk. She likes that.


Jumping by PhylB
Jumping, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I like jumping on the trampoline with my big sister. It's great fun!


Post-party face paint

Post-party face paint by PhylB
Post-party face paint, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I got my face painted again this weekend at Grace's circus birthday party. I think I look very pretty :-)


Butterfly princess

Painted people by PhylB
Painted people, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Today I got my face painted at Léon's school. I've never had my face painted before. I think I looked very pretty.



Culzean by PhylB
Culzean, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

We went for a walk in Culzean on Saturday. There were hundreds of flowers on the ground. They were purple. Mummy kept calling them 'bluebells'. That is a stupid name for them. I refused to call them that. I decided to call them 'purple bells'.


Amn't I a clever girl?

Amn't I a clever girl? by PhylB
Amn't I a clever girl?, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

Today I attempted to break the world land-speed record for emptying a full packet of baby wipes. Mummy was not impressed!


Pink trees

Anna and the pink trees by PhylB
Anna and the pink trees, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

I'm the happiest girl in the world. Today I got to wear my pink dress with my pink clasp in my hair and all around me were pink trees. I had such a lovely pink day.