Monday, November 29, 2010

 We have had a downpour this past 2 weeks but Sunday was a day of respite, the sun came out so we made the most of it and enjoyed some outdoor activities...  Tanc and Willow hit some golf balls at the driving range...

 and we took Willow to her favourite stables.  She was delighted to be able to ride Princess Lobada for the first time.  She was a wonderful pony.  Willow insisted on wearing her jodphurs and riding boots that we bought at the car boot sale for 6€, what a bargain. They fit her a little bit better this time... 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm really happy with how my bunting for the baby shower turned out.  It's now in Willow's room!

Such a cute pic of Barbara and baby Lana at the baby shower!

The letters are all going in Willow's room too, in process of making the whole alphabet out of cereal boxes!

Willow is very proud of her new riding hat.  Supposed to be a Christmas present!

This is the cake I made for Mikey's birthday party

This is me at 8am in the morning decorating the cake!  Taken by Willow

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I so love being mother to Willow.  She is a pure bundle of joy, however cliched that sounds and brings me such happiness.  I am loving her 3 year old self.  I do miss baby Willow though and still try to baby her at times but it's not easy with 1.04m and 18kg! 

An example of her gorgeousness....  I was sitting doing my blog entry (8.30pm) and she called out from the bed that she was finished with her DVD (I told her I would come and lie with her only when she had turned the DVd off).  So I lay next to her in the dark holding her hand and said goodnight precious girl and she giggled and said goodnight precious lady then said let's go to sleep shall we.  5 minutes later she was snoring and I came back to the computer.  Sweet!  I'm afraid I don't do things by the book at bedtime.  I lie next to Willow everynight until she falls asleep.  Mostly this is a short time and to me it's a wonderful peaceful time for both of us.  She can do it without me as proven when we have had a babysitter, but when I'm here it's our routine and I wouldn't change it for the world.

It's quite a luxury for her being an only child, so much attention!  I guess we have to watch that she doesn't get spoilt.  She doesn't appear to be so far.  She has inherited my shyness though.  After 2 years of the same nursery she is still shy every morning with her teachers and friends.  Apparently this doesn't last long!

Hubby and I had a barney of an argument this past weekend with lots of shouting (long overdue!) and poor Willow was in the middle.  Instead of getting upset she was so adorable and sat with me, stroking my head, wiping my face, telling me to drink water and saying it's ok, it's ok.  So adorable!  Although she did stand by me, when I told her to, she went and gave her dad a cuddle to make sure he was ok too.  And then when we kissed and made up she was right in the middle, arms around both our necks!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Thankyou to my wonderful family for my birthday parcel!  It arrived yesterday and was all fab!  I had a lovely birthday lunch on Sunday.  Here are the sweet, well behaved kids, (I'm serious!) they had a ball too!