Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Aoife did something really cute the other day. Ben was watching television and I was in the kitchen calling out to him, but he didnāt hear me. Suddenly, Aoife ran in and yelled, āBen!ā at him, and found it so much fun she didnāt stop. Since then he keeps protesting, āIām Daddy! Not Ben! Daddy!ā but sheās not having it. Iām not going to help him, I think itās funny!
Sheās learning a lot – she knows how to say her own name now. If you ask her what her name is, sheāll say āAoifeā, and when she sees pictures of herself she points at them and giggles, āThatās Aoife!ā. Itās so cute. If she sees a picture of her and I, she points and says, āThatās you, thatās meā. She used to recognise us but itās the first time sheās been properly expressing it.
Every day she becomes more and more playful. The other day I was cleaning up and picking up her toys, and she jumped on me, pretending I was a horse! I think she plays that a lot with her grandmother and thought I wanted to play, so I went along with it. She absolutely loved it – Iām a bit worried sheās going to ask us for a real pony! Luckily, we have a big antique rocking horse that Benās mother got her, so we can give her that, but at the moment sheās still a bit too small, I worry she would fall off!
Another game she loves is hide and seek, especially when she plays it with Ben in the evening. She laughs so much when we hide around the corner and jump out at her. Her favourite toys are her little Fisher Price people, especially her Princess Castle. Sheās also obsessed with a little farm she has and the toy farm animals. Iād love to live in the countryside one day, I think itās a great place to bring up kids because thereās so much space for them to run around in.
Love from Una xxx