Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Let's watch telly!!!

The last time i was here i was talking about the toys that I play with. Now I want to extend my questioning to the TV that i watch.
Mummy is a total telly addict. Daddy and Mummy though have completely different tastes when it comes to programmes and as Mummy is always busy on the computer, she has taken to recording what she wants to watch and watching her programmes at other times of the day, when she gets a spare 5 minutes. (Daddy keeps telling her she needs to reduce the number of things she watches but she completely refuses, saying there is too many good things on TV!)
Big sister is really into films. Her current favourites are Tinkerbell and Tangled. (In fact she had the most amazing cake made for her by Auntie Sam's friend Willow who is incredibly talented) She has lots of other films that she enjoys as well including Tarzan, Alladin, The Lion King, Finding Nemo etc.

Told you the cake was amazing!!!

So where does this leave me? Big sister's films are normally quite long and she can quite easily sit still and watch the whole thing. As she was growing up though Mummy had her watching Mr Tumble on Cbeebies, Peppa Pig and educational programmes such as Alphablocks and Numberjacks. She still watches these occasionally but it is films that are mainly on when the TV is turned on....

So will my learning be hindered because I am going to be subject to these longer films rather than the short educational programmes on Cbeebies? Do you think i need to try and show Mummy that there should be less films and more Cbeebies or is it wise to not watch the telly when it is on and concentrate on playing? I do have so much to learn.

Let me know what you think. :) 

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The toys that I play with.

As i am Mummy and Daddy's second child, Mummy is becoming more and more aware that the toys that I play with are very different to the types of toys that big sister played with.

Let me give you an example....

Here I am playing with big sister's toy animals, as well as some plastic cooking spoons that Mummy gave me from the kitchen. The toy animals are lots of interesting shapes so i do enjoy looking at them, turning them over in my hands and giving them a quick nibble but Mummy keeps wondering whether i am missing out.

You see, when big sister was my age these toys weren't in the house yet, so she was given lots of different brightly coloured baby rattles and toys that made lots of different sounds or lit up etc. These toys are still in the house, and Mummy still offers them to me to have a look at, but i much prefer being near big sister and looking at what she is playing with and now that i can crawl I also like playing with the items in lots of areas of the house where i haven't been before.... such as the coal on the fire, or the place mats in the dresser. These items are not brightly coloured so Mummy keeps questioning whether I am missing out, or even if my development won't be as good.

I think Mummy is worrying for nothing. She seems to have forgotten that big sister never crawled so she happily stayed in front of the toys Mummy gave her whereas I have discovered the joy of movement and I think I have a bigger variety of toys to play with because, firstly I can choose where I go and secondly, having an older sister means there is a much bigger variety of toys in the house then there was when she was little so i get a bigger range don't I?

I would love to know what you think though. Is Mummy being silly, or am i missing out by not playing with all the brightly coloured baby toys that are in the house?? 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Saturday is caption day.

Here is big sister. She lined these boxes up all by herself. Mummy and Daddy have a caption for this picture but I would love to know what captions you can come up with. :) 

Friday, 6 April 2012


Mummy and big sister were reading a story called Chatterbox by Margaret Wild the other night. It is about a baby who suddenly starts talking and then there is no stopping her. Big sister really enjoyed the story (so did i).

That story got me thinking, so the next night i decided i'd try and talk and impress everyone as much as the little girl in the book did.

Well i didn't do quite as well as she did but this week i have managed to start 'babbling' so i am feeling rather proud of myself.

'Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba' is what i have managed to acheive so far. Daddy keeps asking me to say 'da-da-da-da' but when i try it just comes out sounding like 'blah-blah-blah!' ;).

I have been trying really hard though and I make my new sounds whenever someone talks to me. Sometimes rather than my new sounds i just make a friendly scream or growl instead but big sister seems to be quite excited by any noise I make. She told Mummy that when i am a big girl i will use more words but i need to be a bit taller first. I look forward to that time, whenever it arrives!!! 

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Garden Fun.

Mummy is not afraid to admit that she is not the garden type. Daddy enjoys keeping the garden tidy and for parts of the year he manages to have some flowers 'on show' but his lack of time and lack of green fingers (Mummy's words, Daddy, not mine!) means that the garden is normally tidy but will never be classed as beautiful.

                                            Here are the items Daddy brought to improve the garden.

However, as the weather was so beautiful last week, Daddy and big sister went out to do some gardening and to my delight Mummy decided her and i would join them in the garden.

                                             Here i am eager to start some gardening too.

Daddy and big sister had a great time planting some seeds, whereas Mummy and i watched them and did a bit of playing as well. It is the first time I have been out in the garden properly and the green stuff you can see in the picture feels really funny when i touched it. It didn't taste that good though!!

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