Friday, 15 November 2013: Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Days Old.

It’s the last day of our holiday today and we spent it at an Australian wildlife sanctuary.

It was so special to see Ayla staring at all the weird and wonderful animals with so much amazement, from koalas and kangaroos, to wallabies, snakes, lizard and emus.

What’s great about this particular sanctuary though is that they let you get up close and personal with the animals, no matter how little you are!

So luckily for Ayla she got to pat a koala and a kangaroo, she had a rainbow lorikeet sit on her head and she even touched a python!

Oh! And I just remembered… While we were having coffee a whole bunch of lorikeets came down to sit on our table share our snack.

Ayla was mesmerised and was reaching out to pat them, ever so gently.

But just as one of the birds went to fly off Ayla closed her little hand around its tail!

The birds was flapping and flying as best it could but the poor thing was going nowhere!

I got Ayla to let go after a second or two and luckily the bird seemed unfussed. It sat quietly beside us for a moment then hopped (smartly) out of reach.

We left the sanctuary with some gorgeous photos and have some great memories to take away (so does the bird!) and it was a fantastic way to end our stay.


Baby on the hip


Wednesday, 31 July; One Hundred and Twenty Days Old .

Ayla’s strong enough to be carried as a “baby on the hip” now, and I love it!

She’s like a little koala, clinging to her mummy as we walk around the house our wander around outside.

Ayla loves being on my hip too, I think. She seems to get the best of both worlds; the closeness of a mummy cuddle, and the independence of height and visibility!

Most times, Ayla’s little hand wraps itself in my clothes and she hangs on tight while her knees dig in to my sides like a jockey.

I think it’s just the cutest thing and it makes me so proud 🙂