Growing up

The advantage of the Ginger growing up is that every week are able to do more and more with him. And as always it is such a treasure to be able to share in these moments of wonderment and amazement as my Ginger does something for the first time.

Two weeks ago we went to the Animal Farm and Daniel got to ride a pony. This wasn’t his first ride however his first ride he was a little overwhelmed and this time round he really enjoyed it.
He is still talking about “The pony” three weeks on so it’s a good thing that we are off to another animal farm (this time in Assegai) for a birthday party this weekend.

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We also visited friends in Kloof last weekend. It’s a 140km round trip so its the kind of pack your flask or coffee and sarmies kind of trip. But it’s lovely that Daniel and Tayla got to see each other. Tayla is 5 days older than Daniel and you could see they were the same age because in terms maturity they just got on like a house on fire. Except when Daniel leaned in for a hug….Tayla was having none of that!

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Bath time was especially fun though and there were many bubbles on the floor! 

Last weekend was by far my highlight of the past few weeks thought. We got to take Daniel to his first movie. There was a brief moment in the beginning where it was touch and go and he wanted to leave but he soon settled and watched right until the credits.

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This was followed by Macdonalds another first. He was in awe!!!

The Ginger just amazes me with how quickly he is growing and developing. In many respects he is becoming so much easier as he is able to communicate better what he wants. Getting older does come with it challenges though but I am implementing the 1…2…3… magic principle which seems to be working well.

We have also sort of started potty training. Last weekend was our first weekend. We are taking is slowly and there is no pressure. Daniel has shown the interest so we thought we’d take the bull by the horns and give it a go. Whole new dimension there!

It’s insane how quickly they grow up…..

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4 comments on “Growing up

  1. jenty says:

    Oh man he is so cute!!
    Good luck with that potty training… I’m so glad I’m over that stage 🙂

  2. Nina says:

    I had been thinking of how quickly kids grow up these days. I have a three year old and twin infants so it’s even more apparent how quickly the babies grow up and that they’ll eventually look like my older one. Just makes you want to cherish the moments more. With my first, I think I was rushing it too much and not cherishing enough. I kept thinking that if he got older, it would help solve XY and Z problems. Now I know better and know to enjoy the moments a whole lot more (because while XY and Z are solved, new problems AB and C come up!).

  3. shan says:

    Oh my – sooo can’t let Kayla see those photos!!! Dan the man is more handsome than eva. Enjoy every minit ….., they grow up far too quick. Lol Shan xoxox

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