Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring is in full swing here in Marbella. Puts you in a good mood, regardless of the woesome diagnosis for the world's economy and it's effects...

Little Willow (I just found out that in Portuguese is Sausalito) is enjoying it immensely, being in the fresh air and sunshine. Her favourite thing is looking for birds. It's very cute.

She is crawling as of Good Friday, and is constantly pulling herself up on anything and everything. I'm now in the next phase of parenting! She's like a pocket rocket across the floor! She's got the feeding thing down now. It's just mummy who has to get it together... I can't tell you how many pots I've burnt! Smoky carrot flavour is not pleasant for anyone.

Our terrace is so fragrant right now. It's just gorgeous. We went to the garden centre on the weekend and picked up some herbs and some bulbs for a bit of springtime colour. So the scent of jasmine, orange blossoms, hyacinths, basil, coriander and rosemary fills the air.... mmm heaven.

We've been playing tennis too which is great fun. Willow sits on the sidelines with her toys and has a picnic, every now again getting up to shout for team de Pola! I have to make sure I get the afternoon sleep just right so that this is all possible of course! The first time we tried was a disaster, with me changing a pooey nappy and breastfeeding on the court!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter to everyone! Willow had her first taste of Easter egg. She followed the trail of little eggs which was not the smartest of moves from mummy! I managed to prevent her from choking or even swallowing foil. It was a gorgeous, sunny day today so we decided to go for a walk up at Lake Istan. It was a half hour, downhill, cross country track and a one hour slog back up the hill. It certainly was a good workout!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sleeping like an angel... but when she's awake.... she's got the strength of a Bulgarian shotputter!

I was reading a magazine after Willow had grabbed the spoon from me, as she does every mealtime, and didn't realise it had gone very quiet!

Horsing around with dad...

What's hot this summer? I hear the nautical look is big...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

On the weekend we went to visit our friends Mike and Michelle at their finca in the country, an hour away from our place in Marbella. We all had a wonderful time, especially Willow, who got to befriend a cat called Kink and meet 2 German Shepherds called Nico and Sasha. She laughed and laughed when she saw them and was shaking with excitement when with the cat.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

We went to Ikea and bought some cute kit to deck out Willow's bedroom. It looks great and she loves it. There are things hanging and the curtains look like under the sea. She doesn't know where to look.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Willow is a very funny little girl. She has a sense of humour already and makes me laugh out loud! She is on the verge of crawling, but prefers to stand and walk with hands held. She is good at playing on her own and I often find her lying under a table or her cot, talking to herself, or chewing the legs. She also loves watching BabyTV on SKY. She particularly loves Harry the Bunny and often shrieks while watching. I think it's quite stimulating at this age....

I think we have turned a corner with the eating situation. She will eat nearly anything now, if she likes it! It's still a battle to get a few mouthfuls of cereal in each morning but she loves to eat anything that she can hold herself. And she loves baby yoghurts.... and broccoli.... not together...

And already she loves shopping!

And chocolate! Naughty daddy, but at least it was Lindt!..

We were witnesses at our friends' Jo and Jayne's wedding in Gibraltar recently.