Garden log 04/02/14

Yeah it’s been a while. I haven’t had a whole heap of time for gardening and plus having a giant stomach makes it kinda awkward. A wonderful friend is coming over to help me catch up a bit tomorrow, but here’s how we stand for now.      

Montessori at home 16/01/14 (including how to get your kids to do their own dishes)

I’ve been reading a lot about Montessori lately. I’ve also expanded the repertoire of activities or “works” in the house, and will share some of those eventually, but in the last couple of months I’ve come to realise that what’s important (particularly at home) is not having a shelf full of practical life works, but … Continue reading

Montessori at home

Nope, I haven’t started homeschooling. Sir A has just started Montessori. We started him early, at 2y8m, since Lady S is due two days after his birthday and we wanted him well settled by the time she arrived. With the summer holidays between now and then, he would only have had a couple of weeks … Continue reading

Boys’ room makeover

In preparation for the impending arrival (well, we have about 4 months to go), Sir A has been moved in with Lord B. He now sleeps through the night fairly consistently (I really must finish that draft…) and I wanted to do it as early as possible so we could get them sleeping together and … Continue reading

Boyses 12/05/13

Puzzles Sir A is super into puzzles now that he’s figured them out. He’s mastered all the 9 and 12 piece ones, the big 36 piece animal/alphabet puzzle, and will no doubt figure out the 35 piece cars puzzles I bought the other day. All easy peasy for Lord B. I think it’s time to … Continue reading

Boyses 20/04/13

Talking Sir A has taken to learning anything his brother can say. Like, “one more minute puff”. It’s just amazing how quickly he’s learning. Though it seems I understand a lot more than anyone else, owing to the fact that I’m with him pretty much 24/7. Today is godbrother Eli’s birthday party and the boys … Continue reading

Boyses 30/03/13 – sleeping, eating, and having a wah

Eating:  Lord B seems to have come out of a food/vege juice strike, much to my relief. For weeks he was having hardly any juice, and saying things like “I can’t drink it much faster, I’ll get sick”. No idea where he got that idea. Anyway, he’ll eat carrots and apples as is but I … Continue reading

Boyses 30/03/13 cutenesses

Doggies: The boys have taken to being doggies at many moments. This includes tongues out and licking. Neither of them ever got a dribble rash from teething; Sir A has a nasty one now, and even Lord B has a slight one. Mumidog is much the boisterouster of the two. He also thinks it’s hilarious to … Continue reading

Boyses 30/03/13 – brotherly love (and resulting motherly sanity)

The boyses have been playing together really well lately. As in I can actually not see them for tens of minutes at a time while they play in the sandpit or with their trains or ride their bikes or push each other around in the pram or whatever else they come up with. I’m putting … Continue reading

Boyses ??02/13

I started this a month ago. Maybe more. I think I’ll just publish it and start another one… Talking Sir A is talking better and better. He’s grasped the concept of imperatives well: “Move!” “Go over there”, “Go away”, “No Mummy, stop it!” (he uses that one when I’m doing Zumba. A simple “No Mummy!” … Continue reading