Friday's is show and tell, and Grace wanted to be a lady bug…so we caught some ladybugs from the garden (we have a bush which they love) and sent them off too.
I was out from early this morning until after 19h00 and Donné and Eli have picked up a stomach bug. Luckily my little girl was very well behaved and also concerned about mommy bringing her her water and saying, "You've got to drink so you can get healthy mama."
Eli has started "talking" to us. There is a certain sound, "ah-goo" which he seems to love, smiles for and then tries to copy, making happy baby noises while he smiles away.
Grace has discovered talking on the phone. Over the weekend Granny called and Grace had a fat chat with her, sung some songs for her, then sung a song for Grandpa and would have been quite happy to keep on talking.
Today she had a 15 minute chat with Gogo telling her all about the weekend and listening to Gogo's stories about the birds and the dogs.
It is interesting to hear her offering free information, like telling Gogo about the hadedahs which have moved into our back yard.
The only thing she struggles with a bit is that she wants to show the other person things (like Christmas decorations) and doesn't quite get that they can't see them.
We kept ourselves busy this weekend….and I think we wore the baby out….
Grace loves it when Eli smiles at her, or even just vaguely in her direction. She says (in her super high pitch squeaky voice), "He smiled at me! Babies are sooo cuuute."
I took Eli to the doctor this afternoon as a follow up on his reflux and skin which have not really improved. Although we've been to the doctor a couple of times, this was the first time since Eli's birth that our paediatrician was seeing him. While he was lying there being examined Eli starts giving the doctor these big beautiful smiles and Rudolf says, "You certainly are a happy little baby." And it certainly feels that way – as long as he's not hungry and the reflux is not bothering him he is quite a chill little baby.