Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Children say the funniest things

Now that Rosemary's speech has developed so far, we get to note down cute/funny/silly things she says. I wonder how long we will continue doing that?

Yesterday, while pushing one of the dining room chairs around the room:

'Come on, chair. Let's go over there.'

Last night, in her sleep:

Contented sigh... 'My daddy.'

The other night, in her sleep:

'No, no, no... No shoes!'

(As you can see, she has inherited her mother's habit of saying bizarre things while asleep.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Rosemary went to Swim Tots for the first time today.

She was very impatient to get in the pool and grumbled quite a bit at having to wait on the side for the previous class to finish.

The things she enjoyed most were going up and down the steps at the entrance to the pool, jumping across the pool like a kangaroo, jumping into the pool when Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall (with my help - not quite ready for her to jump in on her own!) and splashing with her feet and hands.

She did not enjoy having to stop what she was enjoying (e.g. going up and down the steps) to do something else, swimming on her back, having the shampoo and conditioner rinsed out of her hair in the shower afterwards, though she was less complaining about it than she is in the bath.

She wanted to go back in and do more swimming, which is probably a good sign.

She fell asleep not very long after we left, while walking round Tescos, though only slept for a short while. I remember always being very tired after swimming when I was little, too.

I was a little scared when she tried to wriggle out of my arms in the middle of the pool a couple of times, but other than that it was fine. I don't know when I'll feel confident enough to let go of her where she can't stand up, though. Hopefully the classes will help me get to that point, as well as helping her!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Photos from a Spring day

Probably the only Spring day we'll get it seems...







PS - Rosemary is utterly fearless on the slide. And elsewhere too - she's currently driving Tasha loopy with climbing up on the kitchen chairs. That's also part of Rosemary's current experimenting with independence, something that is in the final photo.