Both boys love the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Ethan is getting very good at it! Ben is helping Mummy with the video, so has a little commentary in the background.
Last week we made the one hour drive to Aunty Linda’s house. We had a great day playing with her cat, in her yard and we went for a short walk to the local primary school. As it was school holidays (spring vacation) there was no kids around, and my little men got the playground all to them self!
Ethan and Mummy with his new favourite game….. playing shop. Ethan sells Mummy all sorts of things from icecream and lollies to cars, trains and planes. I pay him in bark chips at the price he sets (usually $2) and he gives me other bark chips pretending to be all sorts of things. He thinks this is a wonderful game, and this shows us they start of their blooming imagination and the beginning of “pretend play” A wonderful developmental milestone…. yay for Ethan.
Both boys are dressed in the same clothes today (sorry about that!)
Ben is in the blue hat, Ethan in the red hat. Thanks again to our wonderful friends in Texas who sent us these baseball hats. They are well used, and well loved. Playing hide and seek. – Finding Aunty Linda behind the tree.
A very warm spring day, and a lot of fun had by all!!
Ethan (and Ben’s) favourite position. Sitting on the bench, playing with the iPhone! Gorgeous Ethan Taking pictures of Mummy with iPhones. I find it quite amazing that my 2ys olds can turn on, unlock and play my iPhone. Load their games and take pictures and videos. They also love “helping” me play scrabble!
And then randomally, as they weather warms up, our lizard life is returning. We have a whole bunch of regular skinks and 2-3 Australian Water Dragons living in our yard. We have been living in this house for a year now, and when we first moved in, these 2-3 water dragons were tiny little babies. They could have fit in the palm of your hand. It was interesting watching them grow last summer, and now as they weather warms, they are back, and they are bigger!
From nose to tip of the tail, they are about 30cm long now! The picture below doesn’t show the full length of it’s tail…. it’s very long.
Sam is the name the boys have given the bush turkey’s that come to visit us. There are at least 4 different birds that come, but to make things easy, they are all called Sam!
The boys enjoy putting bird seed out on the grass for Sam(s) to eat. The Sam’s are getting a little bold, and have been known to scratch at our back door, peck on our back door, and even fly at the door and bash into it in order to get our attention to feed them! They are not timid at all, and get a little too close for my liking. I am quite sure they would eat seed out of our hands if we let them, but that beak looks a little pointy for my liking.
Far too many pictures of the boys sprinkling bird seed on the grass. They were having so much fun I just kept snapping, and ended up with so many cuties……. especially HEAPS of Ethan right at the end. Too cute!
Ben in the dark blue shirt and blue hat. Ethan in the red.
I love my little cuties!
Oh my little boys, why wont you nap like angels like you did when you were younger???
Nap time happens every day after lunch. About 1-2pm the boys go into their room for a nap. Some days Ben even asks “Bed time now?”. They are usually tired at this time of the day, often cranky, so they need a nap. They go into their room, we put them to bed and close the door and walk away without a problem.
Anywhere from 2-20 mins later the antics start. Over the monitor we hear talking, laughing, jumping, banging, throwing things and a whole lot of noise that is not sleeping!!!!!
When we go into the room to check up on them, we have been greeted by many interesting sights…
Ben, pretending to be sleeping
Now these nap time antics are often annoying, but sometimes quite funny to listen to the conversations!
One day however…. was not so funny.
I (Sal) was home….. lucky Tracie was at work. I knew they were not napping, but I was ignoring them, till I heard the discussion turn to “poopy yukky”
I ran upstairs, but it was too late. Ben had taken off his poopy nappy and given it to Ethan (cots had been rearranged from above pics, and they can now reach each other). Ethan had decided to paint it all over himself and his cot!!! EWWWWWWW – sorry about the poor quality iPhone photos.
Both boys were put in the shower while I cleaned the room. Now as most of you know, I am a nurse, so poo doesn’t bother me…… but I really wished I had some gloves!!!
I am pleased to report that we have now outsmarted our 2yr olds. We have a large selection of pants and shorts with drawstring waists and belts. Tight pants can not be removed by little boys!!! YAY!!!
Now they still don’t nap, but at least they are clean when we go back in!