Saturday, May 29, 2010

Made Me Laugh


Yesterday I was washing the lunch dishes and heard the children squeeling in glee outside. I glanced out and noticed some beautiful galahs on and around the bird feeder.

After photographing them, I took one of the children playing. Elijah is being a horse, pulling Saraya in a wagon. She is heavy!!

Suddenly it started pouring rain. It had been raining on and off all morning. The galahs flew up into the gum tree. Can you spot them?

Saraya ran up onto the verandah, and I called to Elijah to come too.

"I CAN'T!!!!" he screamed to me - and then I realised he was tied up too tightly to get free! Poor little guy was getting soaked - but it really was funny. :D

I sent Saraya back to untie him (after all, she's the reason he was there in the first place...), and together they took their 'wagon' back up undercover.

And two very soaked children was the result. After drying them with towels, I tucked them into bed for rest time. Nice to get cosy after all that!

William found the whole thing pretty amusing. Isn't my big 2-year-old boy adorable? :D He has had 2 very big milestones this week. He's gone to wearing training pants through the day, consistently. Accidents are getting fewer! And the really big one is that he has weaned himself off his bottles! Anyone who knows William knows that this is a big deal...... he loved his bottles. I have had it in mind to wean him, just waiting for what seemed like the right time, and earlier this week he began rejecting his bottles. He kept saying they were too hot, or too cold. After about 24 hours I realised that both his remaining bottle teats had tiny splits in them - no wonder he was rejecting them. :( Rather than replacing them, we've just gone to sipper cups. He is coping beautifully. He asks me for a bottle, then reminds himself that they "don't work" and are "all gone". He takes the cup pretty happily, but only drinks a few sips of milk. It really was the sucking he loved about the bottles!

Anyway, I'm proud of him and thankful that the perfect opportunity presented itself for weaning.

3 comments:

sarah in the woods said...

I love the birds! And the picture and story of Elijah is too funny.

Kimmie said...

I love your family...you guys are the best.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

What a sweet family. I love those birds!

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