I got a little misty-eyed last Friday as I donated some of their cot sheets and baby wraps along with some Size 2 girls clothes to our local Op shop. Hubby and I knew after we had Cherub that two children was enough, but there's always that yearning for more especially when you see friends with newborns.
|Our recent beach holiday|
My sweet little Cherub has gone from our preschooler to my 'big little girl' as I like to call her. She can do so many things for herself now and will proudly say to me "Mumma I'm a big girl". My reply is "Yes darlin' you're my big little girl".
She is such a funny little thing I often say to her "Hello monkey" and then get told quite seriously "I'm not a monkey, I'm 'name'".
Cherub loves to ride her bike especially when we are taking Popette to school. The bike has taken over from the pram which is now too small for her. Over the past few weeks she's moved from her cot to her 'big girls bed', as well as being fully toilet-trained which took a while. She's very excited to wear her big girls undies and be out of nappies (hooray!!!)
|Cherub in her 'big girls bed'|
Since starting preschool I can see how much she has already improved in climbing things like obstacles and listening to her speak. Its exciting to see her be able to do something for herself, and hear her excited little voice say "Mumma I did it, I did it!" All the exercises and homework we were given seems to be finally paying off!
Popette has really grown up over the past six months. She's my big 6 year old. She is into everything at the moment. She still loves drawing, painting and craft, but has now added writing books and music to her list.
She told me yesterday that when she grows up, she wants to "learn how to cook everything" (adding to an already long list of professions including teacher, ice cream shop owner, magician, vet, and zoo keeper!)
She loves helping out in the kitchen. On the weekend she helped my husband make Tomato soup from scratch, which was delicious.
At the beginning of the year, Popette started ballet lessons. Lately I've been worried that keyboard lessons, ballet and the swimming lessons on the weekend might be too much for her. Of course she insists its not and loves it. Her long legs and petite body certainly suit ballet.
|My little ballerina looking gorgeous in her costume!|
Words really can't explain how very proud I am of our girls.