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Poorly {The Ordinary Moments 15} #11

Arthur has been poorly this week. Thursday I had a midwife appointment and while we were there I noticed he was quite warm.  He hadn’t eaten very much at breakfast time so I gave him a yogurt when we got home. A little after that […]

Our new garden {The Ordinary Moments 15} #10

We have been in our new house for over a month now and we really do feel settled, it’s amazing how quickly it has become ‘home’ I think that this is definitely in part to how quickly Arthur has settled in! There are many things […]

Waaaa, twooo, weeee {The Ordinary Moments 15} #9

Arthur has always loved when we count, particularly going up and down stairs!  

What’s really exciting is that now he has started counting too!  It started off with him saying “two” every time he went up and down any step…..I’m not so sure why he started with two but it made us laugh!
Another place it started was whenever Mark wore his ‘tour de France’ Tshirt as it has pictures of of the 4 different jerseys on there: yellow, white, spotty and green (Mark will be impressed that I remembered that!) he would point at them and say “two” and then get Mark to count along with him!  He loved it!!
The only pictures I have of this is really grainy but I’ll share them since it is so cute!  

Waaaa, twooo, weeee toddler counting

Now we have stairs at our house there has been a lot more counting going on!  I’m now unable to go up or down stairs without counting, even if I’m not with Arthur (hello crazy mama!) 

In the last week or so Arthur has started saying “one” although it’s a little more of a “waaaa” occasionally with a ‘n’ on the end! Then following it with a very lovely clear “two” and then sometimes we even get a “weeeee” (three!) 

Arthur thinks counting is a lot of fun, which we love!  He’s learning that there is lots more things to count then just stairs too!!  

So I think we will have lots of “Waaaa, twooo, weeee” to come 



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The big boy bed {The Ordinary Moments 15} #8

So as you know we moved house last weekend! We decided it was a good time to move Arthur to his ‘big boy bed’ Since we will need the cot again in August, we wanted to make sure that we moved Arthur well before that […]

Just the two of us {The Ordinary Moments 15} #7

On Tuesday Mark left to go to London to do some interviews for new teachers at the school. This ment that Arthur and I would be by ourselves for 5 nights! Now this might now seem like a big deal for many, after all a […]

Bunny and Blanket {The Ordinary Moments 15} #6

Bunny and Blanket have been with Arthur since he first left the hospital.  
In the little travel cot he had to call home while we stayed in Mahe 
Bunny and Blanket
Then once we got back home to our little house, and his big cot, in Praslin.
Bunny and Blanket

Bunny and Blanket

There’s not been a night where Arthur has been without them

We only have one Bunny, which frankly terrifies me!  It was a gift and we don’t know where it was from!!

There are actually two Blankets, and when I say blanket I mean Aiden and Anais large muslins.  One is blue and one is white with spotty patterns on.  I don’t know how we have got away with it but it seems to be no problem for us to change between the two of these! Blanket is never really used as an actual blanket any more. Arthur actually doesn’t like it if I try and put it over him, it’s just for cuddling!!

These days Bunny is definitely more of a grey colour and is looking a little rough around the edges.  I kind of like that, It shows how loved he is.  

Over the last couple of months I’ve noticed that we are seeing more of Bunny and Blanket.
They have always been confined to snuggles in bed.  However, Arthur is now a pro and getting in and out if the cot wih the side down and as a result Bunny and Blanket have been out and about more too!!
Bunny and Blanket
Now we are preparing him for his big boy bed, he’s sleeping with the side of the cot down.  So in the morning (and sometimes in the middle of the night) he will come running in with Bunny and Blanket and jump into bed with us!

We will be doing something in the house and all of a sudden Arthur will run off and I will hear “ahhhhh” I know he’s grabbed Bunny and Blanket.  He will then come running back into the room with them, it’s very cute.
In fact he’s just done that now as I’m writing this, it’s 6am we are watching Toy Story 3.
Bunny and Blanket

For now, Arthur hasn’t really shown any interest in taking them out with us, and I’m happy to keep it that way for as long as possible.  The idea of them being lost, or getting dirty when it’s too late to wash and dry them for that night is just not worth thinking about!!!!

I got a bit teary eyed looking back at these pictures, it’s not until you look back on those tiny baby pics that you realise just how much has changed!!

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Broom Broom {The Ordinary Moments 15} #5

Arthur has started “broom broom brooming!!!!” One of his first words was car and for a long time he has been obsessed with wheels, and can often be seen with one of his cars or trucks upside down spinning the wheels! So we for a […]