Saturday, February 28, 2009

Birthday Girls

Teresa and Ceri celebrated their birthdays today. I headed over to Morden where Teresa is living (19 stops on the Northern Line from Kings Cross might I add!) and joined them all for a glass of bubbly before heading to Revolution in Clapham Junction.

Best friends, same birthday

Martin & Sandie

Me & Ceri

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hum Fum

Coby marched up to me recently shouting HUM FUM and smiling. His arms outstretched for a cuddle. So out my arms went as he continued to shout HUM FUM. He suddenly grabbed my thumbs tight and started climbing my body. I think in his way he was saying climb thumb in a funny cheeky way. So now the words HUM FUM can be regularly heard round the house and it is such a great way for us to bond. We play together loads, tickle and wrestle loads and he loves it when I spin him round and plop him on the couch cushions...he just can't get enough of it. And I can't get enough of him...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The White Stuff

A hefty snowfall for us all lately and a little bit disruptive if you ask me. However, its also very pretty to look at and a lot of fun to play in.......

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Reward Chart

Coby is so cute, he's so funny, he's so delightful, he's so good....woah, woah, woah....

Let me tell you he is also very trying, fiesty, demanding, disrespectful (nipping that one in the bud straight away) and very frustrating. He is a typical toddler though I guess and like most typical toddlers, a reward chart has been installed into his routine and already it is working quite well.
There are stickers for eating meals, brushing teeth, washing, getting dressed, helping to tidy and bonus stickers (Piston Cups as Coby calls them because they are in the shape of

Stickers for every occasion

Completing activities

And pretending to clean while secretly watching
'Fifi & the Flowertots'

Glorious Granny

We must say a big THANK YOU to granny Wendy who takes care of Coby every Monday/Tuesday. Even though she caves in to his demands of Kinder Eggs - a grandmother's prerogative is what she tells us - I think we'll let her get away with that one!

Beware the Hoodie

Made us chuckle!

Models in the Making

It helps in life to know an electrician, plumber, doctor, lawyer and a mechanic. I'm happy to confirm that we know all of the above, but it's also a pleasure to know a keen photographer and our lovely pal, Michelle, practically pounced on us to take some pictures when we visited yesterday....

Conversations With Coby

On the phone...

MUMMY: "Hi Coby"

COBY: "Hello, is that Coby's mummy?"

MUMMY: "Yes, darling, how are you?"

COBY: "I'm very, very angry!"

MUMMY: "Oh, Why is that?"

COBY: "Cause you ruined my day yesterday!"

MUMMY: "What have I done?"

COBY: "You left my toys at home"

MUMMY: "No I didn't - don't be silly"

COBY: "Yes, you left them and put them in the bin"

MUMMY: "Coby, what are you talking about?"

COBY: "Bye mummy"

Waking up in the morning in bed with me...

Coby tries to heave himself up from the bed several times

"Oh, I just can't do it!"

"Well, just relax and sleep a bit more"

"Mummy, do you know what my problem is?"

"No Coby, tell me"

"I'm just too heavy, I think"