That Child…..

After his exhausting day on Friday, I got the feeling on Saturday we were going to struggle.

He was tired and grumpy and therefore a bit naughty all morning.

In the afternoon we had a 2nd birthday party, and yep, throughout he was ‘that child’.

You know, the one who won’t share toys, won’t eat the food and smacks it over the floor when offered, has a strop during pass the parcel as he can see everyone getting chocolate Freddo’s from their turn and he hasn’t got one yet, has hysterics crying ‘my birthday, my birthday’ when I have to restrain him from trying to blow the candles out.

Poor chap.  It’s very hard being 2.  (to be honest, I did think it was a bit early for Pass the Parcel.   And he wasn’t the only one stropping at that point either which made me feel a little better!!)

And he was very tired.  He is just getting very good at being two, and I know I have to pick my battles, but he can make a day so very hard at times.  Today though he’s been brilliant.   He still seems tired and doesn’t really want to do anything.  He had an appointment with his consultant for asthma at hospital and was perfect throughout.   We treated ourselves to hot sausage rolls and milk for lunch and sat on a bench together munching outside, just because we could!!  It was fun.  We did finger painting and puzzles this afternoon and played in the garden (until the wasps got a bit too much for both of us, wretched creatures) and now we’re blobbing in front of CBeebies again.

So things are just a phase, and I have to keep reminding myself it’s only temporary!!

Fun Time Sunshine

We have finally used Joel’s birthday money to buy him some outdoor toys. He is now the proud owner of a paddling pool that we’ve put his playballs in, and a sand and water table.  He’s not so bothered about the sand yet, but he loves the water!

Balls are always a favourite and sitting amongst tons of them seems to be lots of fun!  Especially when we sit in there with him!!

And to show he’s not always a happy, smiley chap……  Look at this for a grumbly face!!  I’d made some chocolate brownies and brought them in for us and Joel wanted one straight away!  And because I wasn’t quite fast enough for his liking he began his yelling!!

Joel saw Mummy’s homemade chocolate brownies!
Hmm, that’s better!
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Sunny Garden Day

Our garden at home is a bit rubbish.  We had a nice lawn but our dog killed it with her toxic pee.

However, my parents garden is lovely and perfect (no female dogs there!) and today they put all their Little Tikes garden toys our for Joel to play with and we had lots of fun!  It’s like a baby play park all for him!

Stepping Out

This weekend Joel has begun stepping out using his walker to walk himself in a line!  He can pull himself up to stand behind his walker, and set off, pushing and toddling after it so we’re very excited!!

He looks so cute toddling about and he is obviously so very proud of himself!

This afternoon we were at my parents and they have a turtle walker which we put in the garden and he enjoyed the extra room as our lounge doesn’t allow for a long walk before hitting the furniture!