Monday, September 14, 2015

Recent milestones

These two sweethearts...  they sure are lil busy bodies, developing and growing in leaps and bounds, physically, mentally, emotionally.

There's a wonderful, special bond between these two already, oh gosh, moments that my heart skips a beat, when they sit together peacefully, when they make each other laugh, when they watch and copy each other, when their faces fill up with joy when they see each other. Bless.

I pray that this bond between them will continue growing and that they will always find this kind of  happiness, peace, contentment and love in each other, for their whole lives.

I wanted to share a couple of milestones that I've been meaning to blog about individually, but thought to put them all together into one post.

All about Mia-Mooi

Mia's become so tall and slender suddenly! Even her face, no more babyish features, pure lil girl now.
She's becoming a lot more daring with climbing jungle gyms, previously she'd always been very weary and careful.
Physically I love how energetic she is.  She jumps on the trampoline every day, showing me "tricks", some of them quite good gymnastic type moves!
She even makes somersaults by herself now.

She recognizes numbers very well now, and loves pointing all numbers out to me that she sees anywhere, house numbers, speed limits, etc.
She colours inside the lines, mostly, and is starting to draw people in more detail, and uses the correct colours for things like blue sky, green grass.
She has an amazing memory.  She recalls happenings from years ago, she retells school lessons, she memorizes words of songs and lines from movies.
Her favourite toys are her Barbie dolls, and playing games on her tablet.  She loves books still too.

All about Ella-Bella

Almost 17 months old, and just becoming such a cute lil person with her own interests, will and personality.
She started walking, officially, at 15.5 months.  She loves walking, never crawls anymore now, can squat to pick things up, and stands up perfectly. Balances herself quite well when she catches a wobble or steps over something that's in her way.

Officially, she doesn't sleep through the night yet, but we've enjoyed a couple of blissful nights where she did sleep through, so she can do it - now to just do it every night!
She has 12 teeth, and all 4 eye teeth are busy cutting simultaneously at the moment.
She doesn't say many words yet, but babbles a lot, which I'm sure will form proper words soon.  She loves shouting something that sounds like, "it's there!"
She loves shoes! She loves to have shoes on, and loves to bring us our shoes - even if we're already wearing shoes.
Her favourite toy is her dudu bunny, she's really very attached to it!  We have one that stays in her cot, and a "downstairs one" that she drags around everywhere with her and gets super dirty.  Luckily she doesn't mind that it's a different, cleaner, softer one in her bed!
She's fearless, and more adventurous than her big sister.

Sweethearts. I'm madly in love with you.


  1. Cutie-pie-sweetie-pies!
    They are both smashing their milestones like little pros, too clever for words :)

  2. Awww Jess! Beautiful! Love the pics of your girls.

  3. Aw, such little darlings, both of them.
    I'm amazed that all kids learn to draw a house, with a chimney (we don't have one) and a long garden path. Oh, and little stick figures with triangle dresses for girls.


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