I snapped this picture quite by accident this morning as Andrew spent over an hour just riding around the garden and the drive on his bike, occasionally parking it in the bike shed. Then I realised that it fitted in well with today’s Snap Happy Britmums theme of grass.
I snapped this earlier when the boys were having fun crawling together. Joel is now off and Andrew thought it would be hilarious to crawl alongside him. I love how the simplest of things can make little ones happy – they have such joy that often we lose as adults when there’s so much going on and we forget about the simple things that make us laugh.
A fun one for today’s Snap Happy theme – this was me looking down the tunnel at Andrew coming through it at the park this morning! He loves going through the tunnel (as well as going on everything else at the park).
Here’s Andrew taking a photo on his toy camera this morning. He was saying cheese at the time, hence the grin! This camera can actually make bubbles if you put washing up liquid in it and blow through the red wand that pops up when you press the button. The only problem is that there is nothing to stop the liquid pouring out the hole for the wand if you turn it upside down, so that’s why it’s empty!
Andrew was very impressed when we got to go through a manual level crossing this morning! We even saw a train go by, just before I took this picture. He was fascinated to watch me open the gates both sides, then we drove through and I closed both gates again, of course tripple checking each time I walked/drove over that there were no more trains coming, even though the light was on green at all times.
This was the sun shining down into our garden at about 6.45 this morning, when I had an awake but contented baby and a still sleeping toddler. The weather has had its ups and downs already today, going from glorious sunshine to showers and back again in the space of minutes – a reflection of my day so far with 2 children, as one minute they are both happy and the next we have a toddler tantrum which lasts just a minute or two and a tired grumpy baby who eventually falls asleep and all is bright again.
This morning we went to a park about 10 minutes drive from Granny and Grandad’s house. Andrew -aka the Duracell Bunny – absolutely loved this slide, which he went up and down about eleventy billion times (or it felt like it!) It just shows that the simple things can amuse toddlers for hours. It was amazing to have such nice weather too. Hope everyone else has had a lovely bank holiday as well!
This was the chosen book this morning to start potty time – a toddler touch counting book, so not exactly a story book (I used a good photo of my boys having storytime yesterday on the blog), but Andrew is starting to talk about what he sees on the pages of books without us prompting him. Here he counted the bees and said that they were flying. After this I managed to get a video of him counting it in French (he does it first in English and then in French when I ask him on the video – at the same time I’m also trying to feed Joel and keep Andrew from lifting up the book to reveal the potty and more!)
In our lovely stretchy wrap is about the only place that Joel is pretty much guaranteed to drop off without complaining – the other place is whilst feeding. This picture was taken this lunchtime as we got to our front door having walked back from town in the glorious sunshine.