She doesn’t have a bedroom yet, but she does have a little play space. She sits on a chair we gave our 11 year old at age 2 and plays with the dolls house. Opening and closing the doors and making the little doll family kiss each other with a ‘mwah’ sound. I have watched all 3 of my children sit on this chair and play. For a few years we’ve had all the things in this play space packed away but we hung onto them incase we were blessed with another little one. Dusting these tables and toys and setting them up again was what I would call a true bucket list experience. One more sweet baby playing with toys in our home has made my dreams come true.
Ava and Anouk were given a book store voucher from their Grandparents for Christmas. Their book choices said so much about them. Ava chose an oceans encyclopaedia & the final ‘Friday Barnes’ book. She finished reading the Friday Barnes mystery book in 2 days flat and she is fascinated with all things about the ocean. Anouk chose a quiz book because she loves word searches, crosswords & anything where she gets to fill things in with a pencil. Since pre-school she has regularly asked me the question, “Mum can you ask me some quiz questions?”. Meanwhile Estelle can’t get enough of the adventures of Dick & Jane.
Brushing her teeth. If she spots her toothbrush she says “teeth! teeth!” … then she stands on the step as though it actually gets her much closer to the sink. It’s part actual brushing & part shaking her head from side to side and saying “ch ch ch ch” to really give it the brushing sound effect. She finishes with a pretend spit which involves no actual spitting, but just a lift up to the sink where she leans over and makes the sound “pttt” then proudly smiles because she’s really got the hang of this teeth brushing thing.
Anouk had a friend over to play. They played games at the table so that Estelle couldn’t disrupt them, but Estelle had other ideas. ‘Hey guys! Deal me some cards! I’m in!’
Ava spent the whole day in an art workshop, exploring surreal art. I took this picture in the studio when we picked her up. This was a portrait exploring the concept of loneliness & incorporating two of her favourite animals, the seal & the whale.