A Village Life

Monday, July 11, 2011

Memories in the Making

This past week began with a suggestion from Pete that Rita and I go to the movies together (mother/daughter bonding, you know?)  Her reply:  "No, I want Pa to take me!".  My feelings weren't hurt.  The big "date" was set for Saturday and off they went to see Cars 2 together, just Rita and her grandfather.  She got all dressed up looking like a gypsy girl in a long purple crushed velvet skirt and beaded chiffon lilac tank top.  He told all of his mates at the pub on Friday night about his movie date with his granddaughter.  I don't know which one was more excited.  They shared a chocolate bar, Pa managed to stay awake for the whole film and Rita proclaimed that she didn't get scared at all.  So cute!
Gigi, the terrible two toddler monster had a week of highs and lows.  She kept waking up at night for no clear reason which meant Pete was up in the wee hours and even spent 2 nights sleeping in the girls' bedroom with them.  On the other hand she has decided that she wants to use the big toilet like Rita.  She's done a poo and a few pees which weren't just flukes.  Progress towards a single nappied child household for us, happiness indeed.  We are still trying to figure out what she means when she says "hotmama".  I am pretty sure she's not calling me a super fit mummy but it is not clear what her intentions with the word are.  Pete thought he made a breakthrough and that it was her word for marshmallow but we've since come to the conclusion that it isn't that.  More to come on what the hell she is trying to say.....
As for our wee Tui, well she slept from 8pm last night till 4am this morning.  I'd say that is pretty much sleeping through so lets hope she keeps it up.  She isn't really into big naps during the day which is challenging for me but I'll take the 8 hour stretch of sleep at night for sure.  She's just starting to get a bit too big for her newborn clothes now.  It's going too quickly for me.  At 4 am this morning when she wouldn't go back to sleep I put her in bed next to me and we stared at eachother.  She was smiling and cooing and I was eating it all up as before we know it she'll become that toddler monster thing and this precious moment will gone forever.  A distant memory. 
Yesterday Pete had to get out of the house before he went crazy.  The girls already had gone crazy.  He took Rita and Gigi out on his boat for a tour around the harbour.  This is him trying to make them want to be his fishing buddies.  I think it's working.  I stayed home with Tui and worked on my newest crochet project.  I am trying to make myself a jacket/chunky sweater thing.  So far so good but I might run out of yarn.  Pete suggested making the arms a different color.  Um.....no, but thanks for the suggestion.  I finished making a baby pouf and the girls love it but my filling of using cloth nappies is a bit too heavy so I need to make some adjustments before I post a photo of it.  In other news I went for a run on Saturday morning and managed to run all the way to Ti Point and back.  Pretty good effort but slugging along slowly it took me about an hour.  We'll see if I can pick up the pace a bit this week....if the weather stays fine long enough. 
We've got our eye on the weather in California.  The countdown has begun, just over 4 weeks till departure.  I've already been looking in the baby clothes for a swimsuit for Tui!

Sorry about the poor quality photos, we are hoping to pick up a new camera while we are in the States!

1 comment:

  1. I love these stories and the photos. Rita cracks me up. I can just imagine her all dressed to the nines for her movie date. What a cutie.