Posts Tagged ‘being a toddler’

My favourite things

April 4, 2014
In my favourite shirt, eating from my favourite plate with my favourite buddy, Carlos.

In my favourite shirt, eating from my favourite orange plate with my favourite buddy, Carlos.

Favourite colour: Definitely orange.  I always chose the orange plate for breakfast, the orange hula hoop at gymnastics and the orange car in “Yellow is my Favourite Colour”.

Favourite toy: Dusty the Crop Duster, Thomas the tank engine and various other cars and trucks.

Favourite shirt: Dusty the Crop Duster.

Favourite game to play in the car: “I see a school bus, Mummy!”  and a close variation, “I see a big truck, Mummy!”

Favourite hobby: You all know this one!  Any sport that requires a ball.  Soccer is the favourite of all but basket ball and throw and catch are up there too.

Favourite foods: this is tricky because as a general rule, I like food.  The top items, however would be yoghurt, bananas, raisins, melon, berries, rice and pasta dishes and Mum’s beef stew.  Oh and pizza and cookies.  I love pizza and cookies but for some reason I only ever get them at other people’s houses.

Favourite cartoon character: Mini Mouse (I just like to call her Mini).  Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates would be a close second.  The fact that they are also my two favourite yoghurt flavours help.

Favourite friends: Carlos and Ana Lucia.  Depending on my mood.

 

The two best inventions ever

July 23, 2013
step stools

step stools

and door handles

and door handles

Now nothing in this house is out of my reach.

By Rafa.

 

Cleaning up after Rafa

July 16, 2013
Rafa got nut butter all over the phone this morning.

Rafa got nut butter all over the phone this morning when he made his calls with sticky, breakfast fingers.

So I went and washed it thoroughly under the tap in the bathroom.  I'm such a good big sister!

So I went and washed it thoroughly under the tap in the bathroom. I’m such a good big sister!

By Ana.

PS.  Mum’s note for Papi who is away on business: it’s still working.  Why wouldn’t it be?

 

Whilst Mum was chasing the rogue hamster

June 26, 2013
I thought I'd help out with folding the washing.

I thought I’d help out with folding the washing.

and pick up all the blocks even though it wasn't me that tipped them all over the floor.

and pick up all the blocks even though it wasn’t me that tipped them all over the floor.

My plan worked!  Mum said I could watch a tv show as a special treat.  But hang on a minute, where’s the remote?  Raaaafffffffaaaaaa!

Finally I found it in the castle.

Finally I found it in the castle.

Ahoy!  Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and meeeeeeee!

Ahoy! Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and meeeeeeee!

By Ana.

Rogue

June 25, 2013
Just like a jack hammer.

Just like a jack hammer.

But messier.

But messier.  I like it.

Really?  You call this a kiddie lock?  Whose this supposed to keep out?

Really? You call this a kiddie lock? Whose this supposed to keep out?

Oh goodie, Mum has already packed some snacks for our road trip.  I'll just have a little munch.

Oh goodie, Mum has already packed some snacks for our road trip. I’ll just have a little munch.

Damnit!  Caught trying to escape the scene of the crime, again!

Damnit! Caught trying to escape the scene of the crime, again!

By the loveable Rogue.

 

 

 

 

Car seat antics

June 24, 2013
Nope.  I'm not going to sit down.

Nope. I’m not going to sit down.

And if you try to make me I'm going to stomp my feet and tell you at the top of my voice "I'M NOT GOING TO SIT DOWN"

And to emphasise my point I’m going to stomp my feet and scream.

My tantrum is funny is it?  OK, then I'll just leave then.  Now try to buckle me up.

You don’t think I’m going to win this argument? Now try to buckle me up then.

 

 

All this walking and stuff

June 18, 2013
Is really tiring.

Is really tiring.

I think I'll take a nap, right here.

I think I’ll take a nap, right here.

By Rafa.

 

Missing: one (vaguely) pink poodle

April 13, 2013

I lost Lucy.  What a tragedy!

For two whole days and two whole nights we hunted high

For two whole days and two whole nights we hunted high

and we hunted low.  We called out "Luuuuu-ceeeee" at the top of our voices.  She was no where to be seen.

and we hunted low. We called out “Luuuuu-ceeeee” at the top of our voices. She was no where to be seen.

Abuela introduced me to some new friends.  They were all very nice, but I was missing Lucy terribly.

Abuela introduced me to some new friends. They were all very nice, but I was still missing Lucy terribly.

Lucy must have been missing me too because Abuela heard her crying from behind the paintings beside her desk in her office.  Tonight we're tucked in bed together again.

Then finally, Abuela heard her crying from behind the paintings stacked in her office. She was promptly rescued.  Tonight Lucy and I are tucked up in our little bed in Abuela’s office together again at last.

By Ana and Lucy.

I won!…. sort of

February 22, 2013

It’s Friday night and I’m not tired!!  I convinced Mum and Papi to let me stay up a little longer and read in my play room.  Ha!  I won that negotiation.

I was just inspecting the inside of my eyelids.

In my own kind of way.

Toddler ingenuity

October 7, 2012

Who says I don’t have a lazy boy?

My inflatable dog for the swimming pool and Lucy’s blanket make a perfectly comfy recliner.  

By Ana.