Another milestone reached!

Well Elliot, this week you have reached another milestone on your way to being a big boy – you’ve finally started getting out of bed and coming to find us in the mornings!

We took the side off your cot way back on Easter Monday, and since then you’ve been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for one of us to come in in the morning before you get out. Not any more, you’re so pleased with yourself, it’s lovely, and I’m for the moment enjoying hearing your footsteps along the hallway and the “mummy?” as you open the door to our room.

We now spend time most mornings playing snap with some Dinosaur playing cards we bought in Lyme Regis some time ago, you love sorting them out and shouting “SNAP!” when you spot matching numbers.

I know I may rue the day you learnt to get out of bed, when we start getting woken earlier and earlier, but at the moment I’m loving it 🙂

Lots of love,
Mummy xxx


Elliot at (nearly) 33 months – the digital child


You were 32 months old in August, and I realise I’ve not blogged about you for a little while.

I thought it would a a good idea to capture some of your most favourite things at the moment, before time flies on and we forget.

As well as Thomas and Friends, which despite my best efforts you seem to be currently quite obsessed by, you have an eclectic mix of things that interest and excite you at the moment.

Some of these are found on my iPhone which does mean that your main refrain at the moment is “I have mummy’s phone?” and we are having to restrict access (for my battery as much as any other reason!)

Your top favourite app at the moment is Endless Alphabet, which is a spelling app for children who are probably a bit older than you – it has words such as gargantuan in it which you now know how to spell! It’s really good, has catchy music and little monsters that act out what all the words mean.




Another app you like is Touch and Write which we have on the iPad. This app is brilliant as we’ve programmed in a list of words ourselves – your name, family names etc. – and you love writing the letters in the words and then popping the bubbles at the end. There are also lists of common words, and letters and number shapes for you to draw over. You love choosing different things to write with – shaving foam, chocolate sauce, lime jelly, ketchup etc.

Touch and Write for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store - Google_2013-09-02_13-35-43

Touch and Write for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store - Google_2013-09-02_13-36-05

writing with ketchup? yes please…

As well as apps, you seem to be enjoying listening to music too. Daddy likes to play the guitar so you and he often have singing sessions. We also like to listen to music in the car, so you’re beginning to have your own favourites. You biggest favourite right now is “Rosie” by Paul Simon (otherwise known as Me and Julio down by the schoolyard) – you even know most of the words, which has to be the cutest thing ever!



singing “Rosie” in the car

I can’t believe how familar you are with all things digital already, you’re not even 3!

Scary times!

Lots of love, Mummy xx

What do trains eat for breakfast?

A sleepy Elliot in the car

Just had to note down some of the funny things we’ve had conversations about this week with Elliot:

On seeing me lying down (20 weeks pregnant and a teeny bit tired!): Mummy, have you got head-lake (headache)? How ’bout tummy-lake? Knee-lake? Aah, I make you better

One morning, literally his first words to me:
mummy, do efflants (elephants) wear shoes? That be silly!

Over breakfast:
Elliot: Mummy, what are engines doing?
Me: I think they’re probably sleeping Elliot
Elliot: no mummy, they wake up now!
Me: oh, are they having breakfast? What do you think they like for breakfast?
Elliot: eggs, I think
Me: Yum. Do you like eggs Elliot?
Elliot: no, I like weetabix.


Mummy’s shoes are so much fun!

Emotions according to a 2 year old

This evening, after bath and stories, I had remembered to bring Monkey (favourite toy) upstairs!

Elliot: I love Monkey
Me: that’s nice
Elliot: I throw Monkey on the bed
(He throws Monkey on the bed)
Elliot: ah, Monkey sad now…
Me: why do you think Monkey is sad?
Elliot: he not liked throwing

Later, playing a last game of matching before bed. Elliot has 4 cards, I have 2.

Elliot: I have four, mummy have two
Me: yes
Elliot: here you go mummy (passes me one more) now you have three. I kind.

I love that boy!