Wednesday, 20 April 2011


We took Isabella to a different swimming pool today and she absolutly loved it, we had one of those inflatable chairs that the baby can sit in and she had her all in one wetsuit on and there was no stopping her!
Shen was off and wandering using the inflatable as a water walker and she was chatting away and laughing her head off.
When the wave machine started up she was a little unsure but she soon learned that all was good and she loved bobbing around even when I wasnt ready for some waves and they crashed over her.
That was the first time we had used an inflatable baby seat and it certainly wont be the last! much easier than holding them and Isabella really loved making me chase after her.

Beach Tent

Last year we got ourselves a beach tent and since we have had Isabella it has been brilliant for providing her with shade in the garden and she loves playing in there and it is great for hanging her toys on and she spends ages trying to get them and laughing her head off when ever anyone sneaks up and plays peek-a-boo.  I would highly recommend one to any family!! While we were at the beach on the weekend we had people coming and asking us where we havd got it from!


Isabella was very interested in the BBQ we had last night she was watching the flames with great interest and thought it was funny watching daddy trying to get the food cooking without cooking myself! 
She wasnt so amused that she couldnt have any of the cooked food but loved the soft bits of bread that mummy gave her, she has 2 teeth now and knows how to use them and I know how to keep my finger safe!

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Beach

Yesterday Isabella was feeling alot better and so we decided that as the weather was nice we would go to the beach - Isabella was brilliant in the car chatting away most of the journey saying 'dada' and 'bla bla' and squealing away thinking everything was great.  We got to Christchurch and she was all excited and happy and when she saw the beach and the sea she had a look on her face of WOW this looks different. 
She was happy sitting in the beach tent looking at the sand and sea and trying her hardest to get hold of anything in sight and reach.  One she was changed and ready to go out on the beach she started to clap and giggle and she now likes to walk while being held and she has all the right moves but cannot walk unaided (yet!!), she thought the sand was brilliant and tasty?? she managed to get her hands covered in it and just like any baby straight to the mouth! The sea was freezing on my feet but she didnt seem to care about that and loved paddling in it and didnt want to stop and she looked so cute in her swim suit and hat sat on the beach laughing and smiling.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Little one unwell

Well the last couple of days have been a change as our little one has been unwell, she is still smiling and laughing but not as much.  She does like playing peek-a-boo though with the bed covers and she is still a big fan of the Eastenders theme tune (its about the only thing she will stop drinking her bottle for).
Hopefully she will get all better soon and be back to her normal self and finding new things that make her smile and laugh and not throw up over daddy or mummy! lol

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Building blocks are in

My wife got Isabella some building blocks (the soft foam type) yeaterday and she absolutely loves them, she found it especially good to try and get them into my dinner last night as I was trying to eat.  It is great watching her develop and grow and I never get tired of hearing her laugh and chuckle and seeing her eyes light up when she smiles.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Stevie Wonder Impression

My baby daughter does a great impression of Stevie Wonder playing his piano, when she gets excited her arms and her head move just like I remember from years ago!

Chasing down the stairs

Isabella loves it when she is being carried down the stairs and someone is coming down behind, the only problem is that she grabs onto your cheek, hair, mouth, nose etc and she giggles and laughs and squeals. 
Strange how normal things amuse a baby?

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Clearing the table

The latest thing to get a chuckle out of our baby is to clear her high chair table all over the floor, then wait till everything has been put back on before doing it all over again! She also tries to clear the dining table when we are eating by pushing and pulling the table cloth (she hasn't quite mastered the trick of pulling the tablecloth off without knocking everything over yet!).