Emma was sick recently with the flu. She’s still got a cough but is mainly ok.
She passed it on to Julia who is now sick. So far I’ve escaped the flu germs.
I’m trying to teach Emma about choices, and how she can’t have everything. We went to the local shopping centre and we were going to buy Emma a juice. In the shop we looked at a stall that was selling knitted things. She said she wanted a finger puppet. I explained she could have a finger puppet, but it would mean she couldn’t have juice. She was ok with that. I bought the puppet and she was happy. Then we went into the shop to get a few groceries. ‘Daddy can I have a juice?’. I explained that she made the choice to not have juice, but instead have the puppet. “ok Daddy’ she said, bottom lip quivering, tears starting to roll down her cheek. I bought her the juice. I dont know if she doesn’t understand choices, or if she knows exactly how to wrap her father around her finger.
Daddy/Daughter outing – We went to see Disneys Frozen on Ice. Frozen is Emma’s favourite movie and she is always singing the songs.
Brunch in a cafe – who says you can’t have a smartie cookie for brunch
Emma often asks to help with jobs. I got her rinsing bottles for recycling.
Last month we all went to a church wedding. Emma thought the bride was a princess 🙂
She loves her new kitchen from Ikea.
Emma tired 🙂
Emma go have a nap. “No I’m not tired”. Proceeds to lay down on the loungeroom floor.
What have we been doing…
Easter; I took Emma to the local Bunnings Hardware easter night. We ate hotdogs and painted rabbits.
Parks; we go to the parks every chance we can.
Ballet class; after a break during school holidays class has started again and Emma is still loving it.
Emma has been helping out at home. She feeds the cats their dinner. She also cleans up her toys in the lounge room (sometimes) after Mum has asked her only 4-5 times.
We started renovating our bathroom last month; and the floor had to be replaced as it was rotten in parts. Emma was very surprised to come home and see no floor in the room. Very surprised.
Last Saturday night we went to the zoo for a light festival. Lots of light sculptures. We all loved it.
Rug made by grandma
Emma’s first selfie!
Upset because daddy gave her cereal. In my defense; she asked for cereal.
Last month Emma got to experience her first hail storm; and it was a big one. The hail went through our roof at the back door (and old roof, not the house) and ripped a clothes line cover to shreds. No other damage for us though.
Emma is still going to ballet class every Saturday is is loving it. I think she is the teachers pet.
We’ve had lots of rain; almost every day this month. Last Sunday we took Emma to the cinemas for the first time to see the Peppa Pig movie. She loved it. I had to take two extra pillows from home for her to sit on so she was high enough. She really liked the popcorn too.
This week Emma has turned 3! Julia organised a birthday party for her at a playcentre in a shopping centre. A great move considering it was a very hot weekend in Sydney.
Emma has also moved from her cot; to a big girl bed.
Lunch at an outdoor cafe – Emma and her friend Lara – they went exploring and found chicken eggs behind the hay.
The old cot
The new bed