Sunday, October 12, 2008

This and That

A few days ago I woke up by Matilda putting a pillow over my head. I opened my eyes and she smiled and said "I'm playing peekaboo with you."
Today, she was running around and she bumped her knee quite badly. The skin didn't break, but she started to bruise right away -sort of like a haematoma. She was crying and saying "I don't want to be DARK pink! I want to be LIGHT pink!"

Potty training is still happening, in stops and starts. I have to admit that it probably largely has to do with me being a bit lazy about the idea of having wee on the sofa, or having to be around constantly to remind her. (Both Matilda and Philip are quite independent in their play, so I often find myself in another room doing something else.) But she is getting it, and I'm planning on keeping her in pants all this week to see if it finally happens. This evening she was sitting on the sofa and she forgot herself and started weeing... She was so funny, holding on to her "bits" and saying "Sorry! Sorry! Ooops! Sorry!" She made it to the potty to finish the job, so it wasn't too bad.


I found this video of two little girls dancing - they both have Down's Syndrome. The one playing the guitar is 8 years old, and the one at the front, dancing, is 5. I'm posting the video here with their mum's permission. Watch the little girl dancing, and the watch the video in the post below, with Philip dancing. That's what I meant when I said our daughter will be the same as Matilda and Philip, but just do things a bit later.

On the adoption front, by the way, we have been given a panel date of 17 December. After that, it's just a matter of finding our baby! Given the age that we know Social Services would place with us (not younger than 4 months, not older than a year,) it's very likely that our baby is already born -she's probably lying in her cot right now, somewhere in the country. This thought blows my mind! I can't wait to meet her...

Friday, October 10, 2008


When Peter comes home from work, he does some light housework:

(Otherwise known as "YOU! A HORSE!" -Matilda's battlecry enytime she sees anyone bending down.)

Jumping up and down saying "Bing! Bing! Bing!"
"Dee Auffff" (Get up!)
Aaaand the lesser known "Old Macdonald" verse: "And at this farm he had a willy, ee-i-ee-o-o. With a piddle piddle here, and a piddle piddle there..."

"...dig in the dancing queen..."

Re-born Again:

I've been working quite a lot on my reborns: This is Frankie
I'm especially proud of Frankie, because for several months he was a disembodied, half-rooted head perched on my bookshelf. He actually looked so hideous that Peter's mum used to turn him facing the other way when she visited (and only admitted to doing so recently.) Yes, Frankie is short for Frankenstein. But he looks rather cute now.

And this is Jotham. I think he looks very sweet and cheeky with his red hair. (the colours look odd because I took the photo after dark in our kitchen.)

Helpless Hilarity:
The funniest video ever. Seriously, all of us (me, Peter and Marilena) have watched that, and found it impossible not to laugh. Every time. In my case, I've watched it a dozen times (thanks to Philip being obsesed with it.) Still cracks me up.

Leave me a comment, tell me if you managed to watch it without laughing.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Beaut, eh?

You tell me... Doesn't Philip have amazing eyes? I'm not being biased, he has green specks in them, and dark lashes... I don't look forward to having to beat the girls off with a stick in a few years' time!


In other GREAT news, my mum saw the doctor today, and her foot has FINALLY healed completely. She has been in bed, not able to get up at all, since late May. Now she's waiting for the physio to visit to help her get up and do some excersises, but she should be walking in the next few days. Let's hope she never has to got hrough this again.