What happened in our lives in September 2018
This month I've only got one family photo. You know how it is when you hand the camera over to a stranger to take a picture. You are lucky to have any useable pictures! We were at Kensington Palace and with a whinging 5 year old there never seemed to be another opportune moment to start taking family portraits, so this will just have to do. And just to make it go a bit further I've also cropped it in two different ways ha ha.
But anyway, without further ado, let's see how our September went.
I have loved:
- Watching GBBO - although I haven't done quite as many bakes as I had planned...
- Going to a talk about bilingual families, understanding the issues better and learning loads of new ideas I can use in our family.
- Being proud of my little girls - Aili got a Headteacher's Award and Aija has learned to bounce herself on her bouncer. And is loving it.
- Our new smart kettle. It's a game changer. Turns out green tea, if you brew it at the right temperature, doesn't need to taste bitter! It has pre-set temperatures for different varieties of tea and coffee, and of course a normal boil. Makes it easier to do milk bottles too. I love it. (It's official, I've reached the age where I get excited about good quality utility items...)
- The last sunny summer days.
- Reading books gain - this month have finished The Secret Barrister and This Is Going To Hurt.
Aili has loved:
- Starting swimming school. We've been lazy about finding time to teach her to swim, so this year I decided once and for all, it's time for her to learn. So swim school. Thankfully she loves it.
- Getting back to ballet. Last term ended up in a high with a ballet show, and soon it's time for her first ballet exam.
- Starting school in general - and she is going to her first after-school club too and doing gymnastics.
- PJ Masks and The Incredibles - this girl is obsessed!
- Getting her hair cut to a short bob. This is apparently the Elastigirl haircut, and she brought Elastigirl with her to the hairdressers to show what it needs to look like.
Aija has loved:
- Milk and cuddles.
- Lots and lots of cuddles - our velcro baby does not like to be put down.
- When she does get put down, she loves her BabyBjorn bouncer and her Moomin play gym
- Gnawing on her fists, but no teeth yet.
- Moving and grooving. She manages to advance about a meter or two on her own, doing a mixture of shuffling, rolling and pulling herself ahead with her arms.
Hubby has loved:
- Our new smart kettle. A perfect cup of coffee everytime.
- Going to the gym.
- Getting the little one out of the house and back to school - makes it so much easier to work from home.
- Dozing off very early every night, seems like the life being a dad of two is knackering!
How was your September?