Friday, December 16, 2011

My big guy

My big guy loves flags. When Finn loves something he REALLY loves it. At the moment it's flags and Thomas (Thomas has been big for about 2 years now), and catalogues and books about flags and Thomas. He carries a book or catalogue with him pretty much all the time including bedtime.

Anyway this is Finn and Kasper's room at the moment.

Cool huh!

The school year is almost over, just 2 more days and yesterday our big boy got his school report. He's such a star.

"Finn's obvious delight when he achieves a goal is infectious and has made him a real pleasure to have in room 29 this year."

"Finn's enthusiasm for his personal interests has created excitement and new learning in our classroom."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

bush babies

We spent Saturday afternoon walking around a few different parks in Orewa. One was pretty much just bush with a swing but it was great fun to pretend to be dinosaurs.
We even managed to find a Geocache (we actually looked for 2 but we tend to give up quite easily!).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

onwards and upwards

We are currently enjoying a really awesome stage of development with Mikko. He is more compliant and using a few new words and has generally been easier to take out places. I won't go as far as to use the phrase 'leaps and bounds' as it's more of a shuffle with a little pace to it but it is truly great and I am hoping it sticks around for a while. The other day he was shrieking about something (it's a happy shriek which he likes to use while watching TV) and I shushed him as Kasper was napping and he turns to me and says "sorry"  :)   :)   :)  This might not sound much to some but man it is so exciting in this house! Then tonight I was calling him in from outside for dinner and he looked at me and said "NO! Bye bye, bye bye!" complete with an angry wave - very VERY cool!
With a bit of encouragement he is also eating dinner a bit better too. Sometimes I have to hold the food up to his mouth but he has been obliging me and taking bites - as i said, it's a shuffle but it's awesome.

Mikko also had his Preschool Christmas party this week and the local petting zoo/miniature railway. He was great there too. Kasper on the other hand had me running ragged but it was lots of fun.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas disco dancin'

Tonight is Finn's 2nd school disco and the last one of the year. Daddy is once again on security detail and I will be at home with babies (who are really not such babies anymore).

Our tree is up now and our lights too and I just love it! The days are longer and warmer and we have started swimming at the beach.