In 2 days.................
my baby will be 1!!!! OMG I am not ready, I just want to hold on a little longer lol.
Tomorrow we are having her 1st b'day party, at a local park/wildlife reserve.
A few friends, family and all their kids. I did what I did with Dominik, BYO bbq/picnic.
I made her cake (I ordered Dominik's, so this is a 1st lol) i made a big beautiful butterfly. I also made cupcakes, and chocolate crackles (not the copha one yuk)
Weather has been iffy, so if it rains tonight or looks yuk tomorrow then we move it here eek!!
Well, Europe was great, kids loved the snow. Annika became more clingy, and I guess I smother/ allow it more with her cause she is my little one lol.
The kids took to flying really well, they slept a lot which was great lol. Annika didn't like going through tunnels, screamed or cried. Sadly there are a lot of tunnels in Europe!!
2 days ago Annika sprouted 2 more teeth (on the same day!!) her top 12mth molars. That makes 10 all up!! They didn't come through the gum line, so I didn't see them straight away, they are more sprouting out of the gums at the side. I had a feeling for the past month or so they were coming, just because of the bad sleeping and dribbling lol, no other signs!
Annika has taken to biting of late. Never had a biter, I am trying to nip it in the bud (pardon the pun lol). More for Dominik's sake than Annika's I resorted to putting her on the "naughty chair" when she last bit Dominik (he is usually her victim lol). Well, she was not impressed to say the least!
Little madam has a temper and a strong will. I am certain she is an old soul. the things she does astound DH and I at times.
No walking yet (I certainly do not mind) tonight she stood un assisted for the longest time, so I don't think it is far off. She likes to hold your hands and walk though.
Back to the biting, I am certain that it comes from a combination of things, he inability to communicate, the rough housing that goes on between her and Dominik, that often goes to far, or the arguments (who knew!!) and most of all the teething. Lets hope it settles down now that the teeth have cut.
On Monday, Annika's actual birthday we have nothing much planned, lol I am sure the kids will be getting over their big day tomorrow.
We will go to swimming lessons, as we always do.
I will also be looking after my besties little boy, 20mths old and has no boundaries. Which can be exhausting to say the least!! He is into absolutely everything, nothing is safe, phones, draws, etc he is constantly into something. My kids were/are never like that, even Annika knows not to touch the remote, fly spray, power point, phone etc. Ah well, oh and she has begged me to teach him not to stand on tables!! OMG, no he will NOT be standing on my tables AT ALL lol
Okies I believe that if you have read thus far your eyes must be watering lol. I have not proof read, cause ummm no way, too long lol.
Take it easy, the birthdays begin. Enjoy, take photos, create memories and laugh lots. I know I will shed a tear or 2 remembering my "special moment".
This time tomorrow last year I was in labour......
1 monkey, 1 diva = the love of my life