Monday, 23 June 2014: One Year and Twelve Weeks Old.

Ayla was paying more attention at The Wiggles yesterday than I realised!

On the way to day care this morning I decided to sing “hot potato”… and Ayla knew the actions!!

For only ever having heard the song once before, amidst a stack of other songs, I was shocked and stunningly impressed Ayla remembered!

When I sang the words “hot potato, hot potato” Ayla made little fists and banged them together, albeit in a clapping motion rather than a stacking one.

When I sang “cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti” Ayla waved her hands sideways in the air with little spirit fingers, so very close to the up and down waving action from the song.

And then when I sang “mashed banana, mashed banana” Ayla nailed it, opening her fingers wide, smashing her palms together and twisting them left and right with a cheeky grin on her face.

THEN! Just when I thought Ayla couldn’t get any more amazing, I caught her playing “round and round the garden” with herself!

Ayla was tickling her left palm with the fingers on her right, before touching her forearm, then her upper arm, then sticking her fingers under her arm in an attempt to tickle herself!

I squealed with delight and amazement! Then Ayla did it again… This time with her version of words!!

Gosh Ayla is amazing. So overwhelming, undeniably amazeballs.




Wednesday, 7 July 2013: One Hundred and Twenty Eight Days Old

Playtime with Ayla is starting to become so much fun!

Now that Ayla can grab and hold her toys, she’s much more interested in what they do, how they sound, and how they feel and taste.

This means I get to squeak, rattle and honk my way through the day much to Baby Ayla’s delight and amusement.

Ayla’s also starting to love it when I tell her stories, especially the one about the three little piggies and the big bad wolf who huffs, and puffs, and blows their houses down.

I love watching Ayla’s face as I switch between voices and wave my hands about to act out important “scenes”.

More often than not Ayla lets out a chuckle at the chinny-chin-chin part, which for her means a giant smile and a “haha” noise that makes her shoulders shrug with each syllable (sorry if I didn’t explain that too well, but trust me; it’s cute!!)