25 October 2011

Harry loves shoes

There are countless toys for you to play with in our house. Literally every toddler toy you could think of is in our house somewhere. You choose to play with shoes. You get every shoe you can reach and throw it on the floor. You even climb inside the box so that you can reach more shoes. Sometimes you match the shoes up which, I think, is very clever for someone so little.

19 October 2011

Rub a dub dub

Bathtime is always a manic time in our house. I have to be ready with a towel for the moment you decide to try and escape the bath. There is no chance you will try an escape until you've had at least 10 minutes of craziness. Splashing, swimming, blowing bubbles and throwing every single toy out, and half the bath water with it.

You won't have bubbles in your bath. You hate getting them on your hands. I thought I would try you with bubbles again this week. You were not impressed with Mummy. You kept showing me your hand, saying 'bubbles, eurgh'.

You remembered that last time you had a bath, there was a spider near your basketball net. You wouldn't go anywhere near it this time and kept telling me, 'shpisher, shpisher'. I definately got that spider. That spider went on a magical journey down the toilet.

And then you get out of the bath and this is my favourite part. When you are soaking wet and you snuggle into your towel and into me for warmth. It makes me feel like the most important Mummy in the world. After a snuggle that I never want to end, it's time to race. Race to get the towel off you, cream on, powder sprinkled nappy in place, vest, pyjamas and.... relax. Cbeebies takes over and I clear up the fallout from your bath. A trail of towels, talc, dirty clothes, socks, and so many bath toys. Oh, and the couple of inches of water that you helpfully tipped out of the bath.


13 October 2011

2 minutes in your head - PARK EDITION

- I've got to run really fast, or else the park might dissapear.
-Oh no, I fell over.
-Get the dirt off my hands NOW!
-Must go down the slide head first.
-Another child approaching. Must scream at them.
- Actually, I think I'll kiss you instead.
-Must run to the swings as fast as I can.
-I'll try this swing out and then ask to be put on the other one, even though it's exactly the same.
-WAIT, SHHH! Is that a nee naw I can hear?
-I should try the slide head first again.
-Actually,  I think I'll climb up and down the steps instead even though I could do this at home.

6 October 2011

Your city

What is Coventry famous for?
 Mainly for getting bombed in the Blitz, being rubbish at football and a naked woman that rode a horse a very long time ago.

Coventry is where you were born. It's where I was born. It's where your Mums side of her entire family is from.

I used to hate living in Cov. (You're only allowed to call it Cov if you actually live there or are from Coventry). That was until I moved away and missed it a lot. I hope you grow up to realise what a lovely city it really is. There is so much history to discover. We discover it at least once a week on our way home from your swimming lesson.

Here you are in our old Cathedral that was destroyed by incendary bombs during the Blitz. All you cared about was going up and down the stairs and clapping youself when you didn't fall over...

1 October 2011

My favourite animal is _______

You are obsessed with dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, spotty dogs, ANY dogs! When you are a little bit older, I might think about getting you a dog. This is a big deal considering your Mummy used to be terrified of dogs. I would face my biggest fears for you Harry, if it makes you happy. Maybe we'll wait until you're old enough to take it for walks.

This photo is included just because it is you all over!

(Photos courtesy of Auntie Claire.)