Miss Diva Extrodinare!! She threw the BIGGEST tanty (Diva Moment) the other day when she went to the Moores for a few hours. They haddn't seen that side of her before! Poor people! With those Diva Moments, all you can do is walk away and wait for the storm to pass. She had another one this afternoon when we got home from our walk and she'd fallen asleep in her pram. How DARE I wake her! The thing is with Diva Moments is giving her what she originally wanted doesn't even work as she forgets what she wanted in the midst of the moment. Thankfully, they are not a daily occurrence. As she grows, I pray that this strength of will, will transform into strength of character. At the moment she is sitting beside me on the floor reading her new library books. Some of them are hysterical. There is one, "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type" by Doreen Cronin that you really must read if ever you get the chance! Here is a exerpt:
Farmer Brown got out his own typewriter.
Dear Cows and Hens,
There will be no electric blankets.
You are cows and hens.
I demand milk and eggs.
Duck was a neutral party, so he brought the ultimatum to the cows.
It cracks me up every time. Erin especially loves "Edwina the Emu" by Sheena Knowles and "My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes" by Eve Sutton, out of the books we got this week. We also got a video of 'The Very Hungry Catepiller" and DVD of "Peter Rabbit and Friends". Erin is getting so very big. Her hair is down to her collar at last. She climbs so well at the playground, having a go at everything every time. When I go in to tuck her in every night, I am struck by just how lucky I am to have her. Diva Moments and all!
Is growing at an even faster rate! I had to change his nappy fold today because the triangle no longer fits around him. He has gone from the tentative, hit-and-miss grabbing of last week to deliberate grasping! He has also become reluctant to take the dummy so we have ditched it for good. It means he often grizzles himself off to sleep but that doesn't worry us. I gave him a bottle of expressed breast milk last week after he had refused to take my right breast for two days (meaning I had a couple of bottles of expressed milk to give him!) and I thought I would give him a go with the bottle. He took it no problems at all. This means he will be fine if ever I need to leave him with someone else for a few hours. He has gone back to feeding from both sides quite happily so it was just a phase.
We went to chicken feed on the weekend and got an entertainment unit - Whoo Hooo!!! It is a low line unit with 3 big drawers then three spaces for the DVD players (yes, we have two!), amp and VCR. The TV and two front speakers sit on top with plenty of room to spare. It actually looks pretty neat at that end of the lounge room now. It is quite comfortable in here now - even if we still have a few boxes stacked at one end of the room and we're waiting for some furniture (a couch Jon is rebuilding, a chest to put the board games and puzzles in and to sit on and a piano). I am very happy! We did actually go shopping for a pantry cupboard and book shelf this weekend and got neither - just the entertainment unit (for which we paid a quarter of what we were expecting to) and more books - darn op shops having good books! Jon is getting frustrated trying to sort out the wireless networking for the computers. He wanted to have it so we didn't need cables running from room to room to have computers running on the net with access to each other in several rooms. I think he does love having his study to sort these things out though. We are going to get a little cabinet for the hallway to sit the phone on and put a computer inside so that one will run the internet for all the other computers (which will be in Jon's study, in my study and in the lounge room - yes it is excessive I know! But it is nice to have a computer for myself and it is very handy to have a laptop in the loungeroom. We use it quite a bit to look up things we see on TV on the internet - with 3 bookshelves in here it is a real multi media experience!
looks lovely in spite of the neglect it has been facing of late! I am really looking forward to getting into it properly. The blackberries that cover the old chook shed are looking like blooming so I think we will be picking the berries before we pull them out. The fruit trees are in leaf now. I am hoping the crazy weather we have been having won't ruin the fruit crops this year. After a beautiful Indian Summer it has been raining and windy for the last three or four days.
I have finally finished sewing up Billy's jumper - and the neck hole is too small! I am going to wash it and try and stretch the neck hole a bit but seeing as it is knitted from acrylic I don't like my chances. It may have to be put away for his little brother! I have started a beenie for Katrina and Jeremy Bott's baby - due next May. I will put some booties with it as well. It is quite nice to knit for babies, very satisfying how fast it knits up. I am going to start a jacket for myself very soon too. Most of my craft stuff is sorted out, I just have to arrange the tables. There are boxes of books in there that have to be put on shelves, mostly teaching stuff, but I have to get shelves to do that.
Well, I must get tea ready!