Thursday, May 15, 2014
Half way through May
I have spent a lot of time out on the deck lately. Asher and Hezekiah will spend ages out here on the bikes.
And pushing prams around (well - what's left of the prams). They have wheels and make a noise when you push them. That's good enough for these two. :-)
I didn't take many photos through the next few days but did get a few of Asher. Here she is enjoying wearing Hezekiah's beanie. He loves this beanie but had left it lying around - so she tried it on. I was pleased with his willingness in allowing her to wear it. There he is in the background - feet in the air as they often are.
Asher loves the Wiggles now too and will often want to get the guitar and put the strap over her head. It is so much fun watching her dance to the music and every week we see her copying more and more of the actions. It's so sweet.
Pulling one of her funny faces. Ruth had decided to put an elastic alice band on her head. Brendon and I have never liked putting things on a baby's head - but it did look cute.
She does love these wooden puzzles. She has a few favourites and loves trying to put them back into their places.
Enjoying the books on her shelf too. A whole lot of them. Thankfully she is very good at helping pack up. The books are a bit tricky to put away - but she helps with all the other toys.
Friday 9th May. Hannah's teeth have been a bit of a long story. There were two molars that needed to be fixed and she had been booked in to have them done under anaesthetic because of how stressed she got when she had the last lot done. I have not been so keen on general anaesthetic for it and so we decided to see how she went with the dental nurse. It had been 10 months since she last tried and since then Hannah has gotten her first big tooth and just grown up a lot. She was actually really excited about going. The dental nurse told Hannah she just wanted to quickly fix those two teeth (as the whole had gotten bigger over the months and was now visible without the x-ray). So Hannah bravely got them done. She did cry a bit right as she finished drilling but calmed down quickly and they got the job done. I was so proud of her and SO pleased the general anaesthetic could be cancelled. We have made some big changes over the last 10 months to help with looking after her teeth and so we are hopeful she won't need to ever have such a big job done again.
It's going to be such a change for me to be able to do grocery shopping every week. The girls have ballet in Amberley - so I will be able to pop in every week with no extra travelling. What a wonderful treat.
Today we made our first batch of healthy jam. You can find the recipe here. The one is strawberry and the other is blackberry with a bit of strawberry (as we only had 2 cups of blackberries in that packet of frozen berries).
For the first time the girls can put a nice thick layer of jam on their bread (this was actually the thick layer I put on for them to try it out). It's not only missing the negative of normal sugar but has the wonderful health benefits of chai seeds. I decided to just stop buying jam and so that has finally gotten us to make our own. We don't use sugar in the house any more (one of those changes for everyone's health and teeth) but it has still snuck in with some products like jam and chocolate spread. I have not bought another chocolate spread either but ordered Hazelnuts - so we plan to try that ourselves within the next couple of weeks.
I have been sorting through clothes over the last few weeks and today I got to sort through all of Hezekiah's stuff. He only just fits this onesie he was given. He had fun jumping around in it when he tried it on but I don't know if he will sleep with it. Perhaps if it gets really cold he might give it a try. I think the only reason he even tried it on was because we told him Logan has a onesie. :-)
Right: Nothing like having your big sister give you a ride in a box. :-)
Hezekiah's hair is getting so long that Brendon brushed it for him after his bath this evening. He was not very impressed with having his hair brushed. And you can't blame him as he hasn't ever had it brushed. :-)
One handsome little boy.
Barnie is still special though and he asked if he could take Barnie out for a ride (Barnie is an "inside" toy so is normally not allowed out). So he gave his teddies a ride.
I decided to enjoy some of that jam today on a carb free scone (egg and almond flour the main ingredients) with cheese. It was delicious.