May 26th, 2013


Markus at 44-45 Months

Month 44 / Month 45
month 44 month 45

Patrick said to my recently - "Mummy, you're my best friend ever" *heart melts*
He recently finished drinking his apple juice and said "That was a nice cup of tea!" He is a boy after my own heart!

He has this very cute manner of putting his hand on my face and turning my head to him, if the thinks I am not paying him enough attention. Less cute, but quite funny - he has started telling Patrick off. He bosses him around, tells me when Patrick is misbehaving. He puts his hands on his hips and says "Patrick, I'm not happy" in my tone of voice :-(

We have just discovered the joy of "cars" and "cars2" - all of us are hooked!

Other milesones?
He did his first poo in the look on 23rd May and was very proud of the plop :-)
We finally took the second pram seat away on 23rd March. Since then he either walks or takes his scooter to nursery. it is nice to have just one child in a pram.

He mixes up parrot and carrot, as well as pram and tram.
nummermehr schnell laufen und nummermehr schnell essen (don't walk so fast and don't eat so fast)
du muss langsam esse und laufe (you have to eat slowly and walk slowly)
I done it!
Can I watch something in your laptop?
Can I play with mummy phone?
He translates for me, ie told me the other day that Patrick wants to get out of his high chair, ie "uuser"
It's wind-ing (windy)
uh daddy, uh mummy
are you going to pick me in and pick me up?
It's too heavy (ie difficult)
the babys going to go out of the hector mummy
pur-rise ie surprise
pu-rause ie pause
i stay in the cuddle

Patrick at 21 & 22 Month

21 Months, 22 Months
month 21 month 22

We love our cheeky little Patrick, his dimples get him out of all sorts of trouble!
He loves wiping and cleaning with jayclothes or flannels
He is fearless and puts his head under the water at swimming (without prompting and without warning)
Loves belly diving off the sofa onto the carpet, stands on the sofa arm and launches himself onto the cushions
Big effort this month to get them to sleep in same room - works now abot 70% of the time. In the nicest possible way, I want Patrick out of our bedroom for good!

New Words
He is really communicating and sings the same songs as Markus.
uuser (out), cuggle (cuddle), car, train, tractor, gumpa (to jump)
bless you thank you
dada mama hat fish look bed
all gone, train, eat up

23.03.13: last breast milk defrosted from frezer then spilt!
21.03.2013: walked in front door. patrick saw me and clearky said "mama!"

Hair inspiration please!

Thursday this week, I am off to have my hair cut and coloured. As you can see below, my hair down is a mess, since i never have time to blow dry it. I usually wear it up.

And further below, a selection of various cuts and colours over the last 20 years!

So, do I go short again? Go darker, go blonder, go redder? I really want a fringe, but my hairdresser, she say no! Answers on a postcard please :-)

Hair today....
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Hair in yesteryear...
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