Sunday, May 23, 2010

Charli's Brithday

She is "SO EXCITED" and it is really funny. This year is the first time she has really understood the whole birthday thing and she has pretty much had a 3 day celebration, so awesome all around.

On Saturday she had her first ever birthday party. We went to McDonalds and she had about 8 friends come along. She was so happy and had so much fun, it was wonderful to see. She had her face painted, and got some presents and played games and ate ice cream cake and then came home and ate lollies all afternoon and crashed out at about 4.30 to sleep for 2 hours, then went back to bed at 9.30 so I am pretty sure she had a good time and wore herself out.

Today she had Aunty Rita and the kids come over for a visit and they brought cupcakes with pink crystal sugar and more presents for her and she had everyone sing for her again which she loves. Grandma and Grandpa came over for a visit and then for dinner we went to a Chinese restaurant and she had yummy dinner.

Tomorrow she is getting more presents and shopping with Grandma so there is bound to be more spoiling. It is fun, but I think Paige is struggling a little so I got her a little something as well, just so she is not completely left out. We took Paige with us to get Charli's presents today and she was told that if she mentioned any of the presents to Charli, Grandma is not going to buy her any Polly Pockets, it is now 10.15 and she still hasn't spilled the beans, I think the threat worked. Either that or she is just growing up and understanding better how to keep a secret. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.....hmmmm.

All in all, it has been fun so far and I am sure it will continue tomorrow when she is officially the birthday girl.


No, I am not pregnant with twins!

Charli is four, or at least she will be in a few hours when she gets out of bed.

She is so much more a girl rather than a toddler. She understands so much more and is starting to put together concepts, she knows her alphabet and can count to 10, she is starting to recognise numbers and letters and wants to try writing them.

I remember that she started independent movement when she was only a few weeks old, she would flip herself from her stomach to her back, shocking the maternal health nurse who didn't believe me that she would do it. She started commando crawling at 4 months and walking by herself at 11 months. She started talking late, especially compared to Paige, but now she never stops talking, even when she is asleep. She has the most delightful giggle that gets everyone around her giggling. She is extremely ticklish, stubborn, crazy and completely mercurial. She will go from happy and giggling to grumpy and cross in seconds and for no discernable reason. She hates to be told off, but often doesn't listen or do what she is asked to do. She adores her big sister and is always copying her or imitating her and often crying out, stop being mean whilst hitting her. She still takes Puppy No-Eyes pretty much everywhere and will most definitely not go to bed without him. She is quite simply a delight.

She is Charli and there is really no other way to put it. She is my baby who is getting so grown up but is still mumma's little girl.

I love you Charli, Happy 4th Birthday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day

I know I am a little late, but I had a wonderful day, nice and relaxed and very spoiled by my lovely little family. We chatted with Nannie and Grandma and it was just a really nice day.

I have been trying to think of what to say about Mother's Day and then today I read a post by Rebecca Woolf of Girls Gone Child that kind of really said it all so I will link to that. Read it if you can as it is lovely.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Naughty Mummy!

This morning Charli asked me if I could make her milk as usual. I kept getting distracted and she asked me about 5 times and I kept responding yes, I will get it and then got distracted again. Finally I realised and told her that I was sorry I was a naughty mummy and I would get it for it.

Her response was: That's Ok Mummy, I still think you are beautiful.

Isn't she the sweetest thing in the whole world, well her and Paige :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Paige is being Mean

Last night, all was quiet, the girls were in bed as was the boy and I was watching TV whilst waiting for my last batch of cookies to finish. All of a sudden there was yelling from upstairs. Charli, sound asleep, suddenly yelled "STOP BEING MEAN TO ME!!" Both the boy and myself went in there to see if she was ok, she was fine, but she wouldn't believe us when we told her that Paige wasn't being mean as she was in bed asleep in another room. After some convincing, she had a drink and promptly went back to sleep.

This morning I asked her if she had a bad dream. Apparently Paige, in her dream, was scaring her with ghost stories and she wanted her to stop which is what prompted the yelling. Funny that this actually happened the night before and Charli didn't sleep well that night either. Paige is now under threat of losing her Polly Pocket Money if she tells Charli any more scary stories before bedtime.

Isn't that what Big Sisters are for?