23 months old

My baby R is 23 months old today. She is mixing Filipino and English. She adds ing to Filipino words like tulog+ing=sleeping. Any verbs she uses she adds ing whenever she is doing something or pretending to be doing something. She uses the words correctly but because she does not have enough vocabulary yet she mixes things up. She also likes to make up words like lie downing which is hilarious.

R likes to skip, hop and jump. She jumps up and down, runs up and down the banks, go on the seesaw and swings. She is very mobile and active. She has not poured her drink on the rug for 3 days which is very good for me as it drives me crazy when she does it.

Eating most of the time takes ages but she willingly tries food now. In the past 2 weeks she asked for Cheerios and Shreddies but she is slowly going off them. She likes pancakes and crumpets (crum or crumpit) lately. Drinking water is fun and she manages to sip milk too which is lovely.

Dad stuck glow in the dark stars and moon on the ceiling above R’s bed. Last night when she woke up in the middle of the night she said to me Mummy, stars. It was lovely to hear her appreciate what Dad has done and it is comforting for her I hope.

We are all excited to go to Bangkok in 2 weeks time. It means BTS, swimming, window shopping for me and for R, 6 weeks to relax and be away and free from house and anxiety to live in this new place.

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Swimming, Reading, Montessori materials

R who is now 20 months old. She started to want to be read upon waking up and before bed 3 months ago. She requests 10 books each time sometimes although tiring at times it is enjoyable most of the time. We try to take her swimming every day when we can. In Bangkok, where she was born, she swam everyday but here in the UK we do not live with a pool that is literally few steps away. She swims with arm bands on tirelessly. For now she is happy to do dog paddles and turn around, jumps up and down and plays with dad or mom in the water.

I was reading about diy Montessori materials today and I am having second thoughts about making the pink tower and brown stair. It is because of the precision that it entails and it might be time consuming. It might be that I will buy used sensorial materials or buy from budget sites.

It is the day after Boxing day and we are still staying at the in laws due to issues about the house. I am hoping that by the first week of 2015 we would be in front of the fire place in the house. The good thing about staying here is that R is able to play with a cousin. A little person which she has rarely experience lately. Anyway, life comes with lots of pluses and minuses.