Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

At 2 years 2 months my baby girl finally has enough hair to scrape into pigtails.  

For a Mummy who has dreamed of putting ribbons in her little girl's hair this is a noteworthy milestones.

First step, hair ties.  Next, hair ribbons.  The sky is the limit!


Little Tom Kitten is incredibly strong for his age.

At 1 month he can hold his head up, roll back to front and stand on his legs (that impressed the clinic sister).

Honestly, we are flabbergasted.  

It does explain his ability to bruise my kidneys invitero.

We thought the first roll was a fluke.  But it has happened several times since then.

Here he is showing his head holding prowess.

Got it.

 Losing it.

Lost it.


Ginger is at the stage of wanting to do whatever her baby brother does.

Our favourite is her insistence to share his tummy time.

Or "tummy button time" as she refers to it.

Tasty head, Ginger!


As I said earlier, Tom Kitten rolled at 10 days.  

It has rendered our gorgeous cradle useless.  He kept getting his limbs stuck in the side when he rolled in his sleep.

Reluctant to purchase a second cot we tried transitioning Ginger to her big bed (thrifted last year and being stored in the garage).

She was so excited to build it with Daddy.

And to mock sleep in it.

But come night time she lasted approximately 5 minutes before requesting her cot back.

Tom Kitten is now in the porta-cot.


  1. Oooooh, those two sweeties! So cute.

  2. So cute! One of children wanted back into their crib everytime it came out for a new baby. I bet your dd will adjust soon.
    Blessings, Dawn

  3. My two year old is also in the phase of wanting to copy newborn baby sister. We keep finding him in the baby swing. You have beautiful children! Your daughter makes great faces for modeling her pigtails.

  4. Oh, those photos are just too those pigtails! Doesn't Ginger look so grown up in her little bed...i think i am reaching that stage soon with the twins and am a touch scared about it!Hopefully she will get used to it soon for you x

  5. So cute! Your children really are amazing! You are good parents!
    Are you still up for hosting the Willows? You are scheduled one stop from France!

  6. G'day. I have just popped over to your site to say hi. Love the photos, they are beautiful. I believe that you are hosting the Willows after they have visited me. I am not sure how far away they are from landing on my doorstep from France, but no doubt they will be here at some stage. Would you be able to send me your name and address please, so that after they have had enough of putting up with me, I can forward them on to enjoy their visit with you. My email address is
    Take care. Liz...

  7. Oh yeah to cute little pig tails:) And congratulations on the birth of your new baby boy. He is such a strong little one to be rolling at such an early age, that is quite amazing. I hope Ginger is enjoying her new big girl bed:)

  8. I miss you! Are you okay? Prayers for semi-peaceful days!