My amazing two year old

My two year-old (29 months) never ceases to amaze me. When I let her play with the cake after her brother’s first birthday, she rearranged the wheels onto the rabbit and said “Four wheels on rabbit!” Here’s the cake before we cut into it (I modelled it from a soft toy): She’s currently into painting.…

Say What?

I love how tots speak. Abby knows so many words that I’ve stopped listing them. She’s stringing more words together now, and can see the relation between similar things – according to Abby, my breast pad is a “mummy nappy”. She loves frozen peas and calls them “cold pea”. When they’re cooked they become “warm…

Abby Update at 18.5 Months

Abby can read! Well, sort of. Abby is able to recognise half the alphabet and a couple numbers now. She doesn’t say all of them properly but we know what she means. (She learnt “Goo-goo Kay” from my Special K cereal…) It’s impressive how easily she picks up new things and what she can process.…

Abby Update at 17 Months

Abby is now a big sister, though she doesn’t know what that means. She knows that Cameron is a baby, but also thinks all children are babies – even those bigger than she is! Her vocab is forever extending. I’m losing track of all the words she knows because she picks up new ones so…

Abby Update at 16.5 Months

Abby is Little Miss Chatterbox at the moment. She won’t stop babbling. Most of the time it’s just words that she knows and wants to randomly announce them. She also babbles nonsense but does it as if she’s speaking whole sentences. She’s getting better at communicating now and can ask for things like food, or…

Abby Update at 16 Months

We finally got Abby a climber (yay for Trademe) so that she can be a monkey without getting in trouble. It’s a Little Tikes Easy Store climber that’s supposed to be for kids aged 2 1/2 and up but we’ve provided a stool and chair as platforms for her to climb up and use the…

Abby Update at 15.5 Months

Abby loves the playground. She’s a pretty confident little girl and can not only play on the toddler’s playground going over the arch bridge, through the tunnel, up the platforms then down the slide, she even has a go on the big kids’ one. She climbs up the ladders, crosses the bouncy suspension bridge (though…

Abby Update at 15 Months

Abby quite enjoys blobbing on the rug at the moment. She’ll just lie there and watch telly which is nice when I just need a quiet break for things like blogging! Though I hope I’m not encouraging couch-potatoness. Don’t get me wrong, she still zips around the house all “Eee” and “OOh” and climbing and…