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All lit up


The other weekend Mummy and Daddy took myself, Ophelia and my friend Zahra to see the Magical Lantern festival at Chiswick House.  It was incredible!

It felt like we walked for miles and there were all sorts of lanterns that were made to look like animals and flowers. Mummy’s favourite were the Kangaroo’s but I think I liked the peacocks the most – I bet you can guess which animal was Ophelia’s favourite.

What a fun night we had! I was lucky as my friend Zahra got to sleep over and we had my favourite dinner – fish and chips!

H x

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Good things comes for those that wait


For the last month Mummy made up a ‘Good Girl Chart’.  She had to do this as I like to stay up late. The sun doesn’t go to bed until 10pm so I don’t understand why I have to go to sleep at 7pm.  So when mummy puts me to bed at 7pm I tend to play up a little bit. I use the old ‘I need a wee wee’ line and I find any toy in the room and play with it (infact it doesn’t have to be a toy, it can be a sock drawer or anything I can find). So the idea of this chart was that everytime I went straight to sleep after my milk and a story I would get a sticker in the morning. Once I received 10 stickers mummy and daddy were going to reward me with something I had been asking for, for a long time – a scooter.

On Wednesday morning we finally went scooter shopping. I was soooooo happy!! Mummy took me out for a scooting session in the afternoon and I had so much fun.  There are a few steering issues I need to address but otherwise I got the hang of it.

H x

Can this be my next reward?

Can this be my next reward?


Row Row Row your boat


Terrible two’s – not me!


Happy Birthday to me! It was my birthday on Saturday and I have been looking forward to it all week. There has been lots of deliveries at our door so I knew mummy had some special surprises and treats planned for me.  I am pretty sure some of those deliveries were presents as well.

Firstly on Friday night, although it was my birthday in the morning, mummy seemed to get a big present herself the night before – She got a car!! I guess I couldn’t complain as it benefits both of us as she will be driving me every where, to my friends houses and all the fun activities I like to get involved in. So in a funny way it was a present for me too, as now she won’t have any excuses not to take me to a swimming lesson because it’s raining.

Any way back to my birthday, and being another year older! I can’t believe how quickly another year has gone. I have achieved so much in one year – walking, talking, jumping and snowboarding not to mention being toilet trained and sleeping in my own big girl bed. I wonder what this year has in store for me.

I woke up fairly early as I was super excited that my big day had arrived. We also had so much to do today (you know what mummy is like leaving things to the last minute). When I woke up I jumped into bed with mummy and daddy and they smothered me with cuddles and kisses, then they took me into the lounge room and to my surprise they had decorated it like a big party, lots of balloons and bunting and best of a lounge full of PRESENTS!! I jumped straight on the lounge and got stuck into opening them.  It was so exciting, there were presents from family all over the world. Nanny Mindy got me a pink trampoline, Aunty Melissa bought me a Vets outfit, tools and a gardening kit, Mummy and daddy bought me a bouncing cow, some puzzles, books and some cooking utencils which confused me at first but then when I skyped Nan and Gdad I got another surprise. They had bought me a big play kitchen (sadly it wasn’t set up because mummy and daddy tried to put it together the night before only to find out it was broken, so I have to wait a little bit longer for that present, which I don’t mind, it just stretches my birthday out for longer).

I have to admit the trampoline was the most fun and I didn’t want to get off it well, not until mummy put a yummy plate of blueberry and ricotta smiley pancakes with ice cream and maple syrup on the table. YUM!! They went down a treat and she even made extra for daddy. Everyone back in Australia wanted to wish me happy birthday so I had a big Skype session whilst I ate my breakfast.

Mummy was rather frantic after breakfast, running around like a headless chook, we had to go to the shop, the post office – pick up this and that…. It was such a busy morning that I didn’t put up a fight when she told me I had to sleep so she could do some baking. I happily went for my lunchtime nap knowing that I would need all the energy I could find for my big birthday party in the afternoon.

When I woke up it was PARTY TIME!!! Woohoo!! I couldn’t wait to see my friends and have lots of fun. When I got there Mummy’s best friend Kiki was already there as she had help mummy set up and she gave me a big birthday cuddle.  I had my party at an Italian restaurant called Brickoven Milano in Chiswick.  It has a big playroom for kids like me and a separate party room.  Mummy and Kiki had decorated the party room full of balloons and Peppa big decorations – Peppa Pig is my favourite. Mummy must have been baking mad when I was asleep because the table was full of cup cakes and a big Chocolate and Raspberry cake, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

All my buddies from around Chiswick were at the party and all of mummy and daddy’s friends as well.  Most of the time I played in the playroom with Reece, William, Charlie, Ellia, Olivia and Amelia. I was running around having so much fun I barely saw Mummy and Daddy. I did manage to eat some the delicious Pizza that was on the table but I still had my eye on the prize – Birthday cake.

Finally it was time for CAKE! Everyone gathered around me and sang Happy Birthday. I had to blow out my candles and make a wish and then everyone gave me a clap.  It was so cool, I had such a great party.  Even after everyone had left, I still had all my presents to unwrap at home. It was such a special day and I am so glad I had my friends around to party with.  I am also lucky that I got to see my family in the morning via Skype. Although they are so far away it doesn’t feel that way when I can sit and eat my brekky whilst chatting to them, although I do miss the cuddles.

Thank you everyone who joined me at my party, you helped make my second birthday very special and a big Thank you to everyone for all my lovely gifts and cards, I was one very spoilt little girl. I won’t want to leave the house this week as I have so many new toys to play with.

H x


Summer in the City