Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

Our girls' latest antics: July

Over the past few weeks we have had lots of fun at home. I let the girls loose with the art supplies and was a bit worried about Thea using scissors… but it turned out I should have been more concerned about Ava drawing on her little sister in felt tip! At least they are nice flowers, I suppose!

Later that day, they arranged loads of cushions and furniture around the living room rug, to make a ‘classroom’. Ava even started cleaning the TV as if it was a blackboard! She didn’t manage to remove the sticky fingerprints though…Living room arranged as a classroomTheir ‘pupils’ are all the cuddly toys that they’ve lined up on the ironing board. And the class pet is the rabbit under the washing basket ‘hutch’. Girls with a pretend rabbit in a washing basket hutchAva kept saying “Be gentle with the rabbit, Thea, or it might scratch you.” and only letting her stroke it through the bars of the ‘hutch’. It was virtually impossible not to laugh, they are so cute. I remember playing schools with my sister and brother when we were younger. Such fun.
Another day, after I got Thea dressed, she said “I’m a bit lovely.” Try a whole lot lovely!!

Toddler in a floral dress with hair tied up, sitting in front of a large silver fan

She really loved this fan!

Ava enjoyed looking for butterflies amongst the lavender in our garden.

Red haired preschooler looking for butterflies in a lavender bush At dinner she started sitting like this:

Red haired preschooler pretending to be a cactus When we asked why, she said “I’m a cactus, Mummy!” Obviously.

Last night Ryan read her “Giraffes Can’t Dance” and she announced that she didn’t like the word “boogie”. We asked why, and “It sounds too much like bogie.” came the very rational reply!

When I said goodnight and gave her a cuddle and a kiss, she mimed taking something from her chest and passed it to me, saying “Here’s my heart, Mummy.” Such imagination!

Little Hearts, Big Love

  1. Louise

    3rd September 2015 at 5:32 pm

    So beautiful to read about your girls having fun with imaginative play – I love that rabbit “hutch” and Ava encouraging her sister to be gentle. Great logic for not liking the word “boogie” and her giving you her heart is just adorable – what a wonderful moment. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      3rd September 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Louise, they make me laugh so much with their funny ways xx

  2. Mummy here and there

    1st September 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Awww so cute especially.about.giving the heart. My son says just a little bit so funny X

    1. Becky Pink

      1st September 2015 at 7:26 pm

      They crack me up every day xx

  3. maddy@writingbubble

    31st August 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I love “I’m a bit lovely” and being a cactus! ‘Giraffe’s can’t dance’ is one of my todder’s favourite books at the moment – I now know it off by heart!

    1. Becky Pink

      31st August 2015 at 8:04 pm

      It’s a lovely book isn’t it. Though now banished because of the word ‘boogie’! X

  4. crummymummy1

    31st August 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I still have a red pen I used to use when playing schools! It doesn’t work anymore but I don’t have the heart to throw it away – it’s got the old WH Smith logo on it and everything! #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      31st August 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Ahh how cute, I love it when I stumble across things like that from my childhood! x

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    12th July 2015 at 9:33 pm

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  7. Ms.K

    9th July 2015 at 9:37 pm

    aww, they’re adorable…

    1. Becky Pink

      9th July 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you! On the whole I agree ☺️

  8. Grandma

    9th July 2015 at 8:45 pm

    My very lovely girls, you do remind me of Mummy ,Auntie Debs And Uncle Pete. Mummy was always the teacher. A little girl called ‘Fionia’ always seemed to be very naughty and always got told off. In the stories they made up, Uncle Pete was either a footballer or a dog. Sooooooglad you can enjoy it too, mummy, love love from Gramma

    1. Becky Pink

      9th July 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Ava was certainly taking after me in the bossy stakes! Xxxx

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