Life on the bright side, au soleil d'Emilie...

A blog about raising my baby girl, about my life as a wife, mum and lazy-eyed-cat owner, and generally about all the little random things which make each day wonderful.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Bath time!

I haven't got time to write today, but I thought I would post a photo I took yesterday. Enjoying a splash... in the bath that is, her weekly swimming lesson was a screaming disaster...

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Millie is 14 and a half months :-)

It has been a while since I have posted. Being back at work makes it a lot harder!

I thought I would do a quick Millie update - More for me to look back on than for the world wide web, but if anyone is interested, here it goes ;-)

You are growing too fast my darling sweetie. You are about 72cm tall and as of yesterday, 9.53kg :-) You have been walking for ages but only 2 weeks ago (Saturday 28 October) you got the confidence to walk without heading for somewhere safe to hold on. You are now walking everywhere - There is no stopping you!

You are learning really fast too! I am amazed at how much you understand, you even know words I don't think I have taught you. You can point out to your head, eyes, ears, nose, teeth, mouth and feet, whether you are asked in English or French. You seem to understand everything your daddy and I tell you.

You have also just understood that the baby signing class we go to is not just for mummy to learn and that you can use them too. It's very handy after all: you can drop things again and again and ask mummy where they've gone - Endless fun :-) You also sign "more" after I have finished singing (Believe it or not, that's a new thing for me - I never used to get "encores" when I sing!).

Food is your favourite thing ever - At the moment, your favourite food are apples, bananas, raisins and daddy's lasagnes.

Other things I will want to remember when you are all grown up:

- You have 12 teeth, another one may be on the way, but I get bitten when I try to investigate...
- You can say Dadda, Mamma, Mummy, Tatie, Cat, Ta for thank you, Tiens (French for here you are), Miaow, tete (head in french)
- You love to play Peek A Boo and chase mummy and daddy
- Your favourite songs are "I went to see a farm one day" and "Eglantine"
- You wave bye bye at the end of your favourite TV programmes (Baby Jake, Timmy Time, Third & Bird, Octonauts and Chuggington)
- You blow kisses and can give proper kisses
- You make the cutest of noises when you discover something unexpected - so cute!
- You are happy all the time and smile to pretty much everybody!

No photo tonight - I need to upload some from the camera!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Baby Aoife 2

More photos of little Aoife - sigh - so gorgeous she would make me broody... :-)

Baby Aoife

This little cutie pie came to visit me a couple of weeks ago to get her picture taken. Mummy thought she would never sleep, but in fact that gave me a chance to get really nice awake shots, which show off this gorgeous little one's eyes and eye lashes, before she curled up and went to sleep. Aoife was 6 weeks old when these photos were taken but she was already very alert and full of smiles! She is so beautiful, I am not sure I can choose amongst all the photos, so be prepared to be inundated :)

More to follow... ;)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

For L and R... ;)

I remember reading this when Millie was little... I thought you may like it - It is so true! I always think about this poem when the house is a mess! 
Babies don't keep

Mother, O' Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth.
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due,
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek - peekaboo.

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew,
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo.
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow,
But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

~ Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Mon second 1er anniversaire

De retour en Angleterre, j'ai feté mon anniversaire avec tous mes petits amis (sauf Lara, qui était malade :-( Pauvre Lara!) et Nanny, Grandad, Uncle Andy et Aunty Kelly. Juste avant ma fete, j'ai surpris Maman en me lachant du canapé et en traversant le salon. Comme quoi mon entrainement avec Papy et Mamie a été tres utile!!!

Le theme de ma fete d'anniversaire etait "5 little ducks", ma chanson preférrée :-)





On mange quand?
Brownie Cake Pops! Le beau, le moche, et celui qui n'a pas d'ailes!

More photos tomorrow, as we went on a trike hike after my party!

Autres photos de France

Je m'entraine a marcher avec Papy et Dada

Merci Papy pour le pot de Nutella plus gros que moi!

Mamie prépare de jolies roses pour mon gateau d'anniversaire

Ma cousine Élyna

Mon cousin Noam


La plage? Quelle plage? Je n'ai pas vu la mer moi!!!