It’s been a long time since I managed some regular blog posts. Partly because everyone had the flu and I was far too busy taking care of them all. And partly because I am now studying my diploma in nutrition. The course is very in depth, and not at all easy. But I am loving it because I am learning about my favourite subject. I can tell you anything you want to know about flatulence now after my chapter in Carbohydrates! Now I am learning about proteins and amino acids.
Rosie is almost crawling. She was very unwell for 2 weeks with a nasty flu. Constant temperatures, the worst runny nose and a hacking cough. The cough is still lingering but she’s vastly improved. However, being ill taught her how to whinge and moan – something that she never did before! Now she is quite content to whinge and moan at any opportunity. I think it is partly due to frustration. She is bored sitting flat on her bum and wants to be off exploring everything around her. She can get up onto all fours (as in the photos below) and she rocks back and forward a few times; then sits up and gives herself a big clap for doing so well! No matter how far out of reach we put things, she still doesn’t take that step of faith and try to move herself. But I guess that goes perfectly with her placid, calm personality.
She is however, trying to talk. Just like Barney did… she is learning to talk before walking. But she won’t talk on demand. For instance, her favourite book is full of dog pictures. She will sit quietly turning the page saying ‘doggie’ in the sweetest, cutest little gentle voice. But if you ask her to ‘say doggie’ she just smiles at you. She is trying to say our names. Ookie for her little big brother. Jjjjjjjjjuuuu for her big sister.
After a week or more off sick, the kids are now off on school holidays for a week. Above is a photo of Barney all dressed up for the school Halloween party. Tonight we are going to a fancy dress Halloween party at Mum’s house, so we will be sure to take lots of photos. It should be a good night. I think it is going to take me the whole day to get everyone ready and dressed up! Blog post to follow :D