40/366 – Music Maker
41/366 – Painting Snow
We got this idea from Isil over at Smiling Like Sunshine. Her daughter is a bit older than mine, so her ‘painting’ is a lot more coherent, but Ameli had fun anyway!
42/366- Beautifully Unique
We had our monthly charity coffee shop again this morning, but it took a while to get the car warmed up. I just loved how unique and individual each icicle was. Beauty despite inconvenience.
43/366 – Lunch With Mama
I know it sounds odd to say we had a Mama and daughter day, since every day is mama and daughter day around here, but this was a special mama-daughter day. We are generally on a pretty tight budget and our trips out are pretty ‘scheduled’ and planned, you know… play groups, play dates, activities and so on. This particular day was about shopping for activity pack contents to keep Ameli busy during baby’s birth though, and we were just ‘walking around’, free of any time restraints. As it turned out we didn’t get too much, because the town we went to (Guildford, a new one for me) didn’t have the kind of stuff I was after. We found a tiny Italian cafe where we had a gorgeous feast – and a rather serious looking orange juice – for pretty much the same as fast food or other take-aways would have cost. I can’t wait to take my hubby there at some point. He’d really love it too.
Up long before nursery this morning, we had some fun ‘painting’ with glitter pens. Ameli loves ‘painting’ with these, and it keeps her busy for ages, so I’m happy to encourage it. I also love seeing how her pictures are developing as the days go on.
45/366 – Edits
After teaching my last baby massage class yesterday and being generally busy, I woke up with a full blown cold again today. It’s ridiculous, but this thing is recurring and vicious! So far no one else has it, but I feel awful again. I laid low today, and edit photos from the weekend, among other things. These were pictures from Saturday, but I only got round to editing them today, so here you go! It’s rare that Martin gets to do groups or organised activities with Ameli, so I took a few photos of them together during Saturday’s coffee shop. Doesn’t it look like she’s just loving it?
46/366 – Birth Activity Pack
I’m sure I’ll still get to write a post about this at some point, but for now pictures will have to do. I’ve put together a ‘birth activity kit’ of things to keep Ameli busy while I’m in labour. It’s a bit hit and miss as I really don’t know what to expect with this labour, but we have a colouring book, a sticker activity book, a press-out and build 3D carousel which I think she’ll love, a six – in – one -box puzzle I’ve separated so she can be given them over a period of time, and a construction set similar to one I’ve seen her playing with at our AP playgroup. It may be totally unrequired on the day, and she’ll still need supervision and interaction, but I don’t think having a ‘keep-the-two-year-old-occupied activity kit’ for the post partum period is a bad idea either!
Thanks for joining us once again for our week in pictures!