Ben is all about getting his hands on any and all gadgets that have any kind of buttons. He is continually getting his hands on the cameras. Here are some very interesting self portraits….mmmmmm rascal!
Whether they are the stories we tell, or stories in books, stories are one of Ben’s favorite activities. I have enjoyed reading to Ben and watching how he reacts to books. He often picks his own stories and loves to question what you read…. but why Mum why? how come? or whats that?. He sometimes loves to read them to you. He enjoys acting parts out – blowing a sailing ships across the page or pretending to eat the gingerbread man off the pages. Ben knows that the printed word carries a message and is now pointing out words that are meaningful to him. As a Mum and an Early Childhood Educator I find this fascinating and exciting. We are going to go to the library this week and sign up for a borrowing card. He will just love picking books to take home. Here are some of his favorites-
I am not sure whether to thank Coles or to curse them. Coles at Riverlink has recently introduced trolleys for children. While they do keep little people busy during grocery shop, they also put other shoppers in DANGER. I am not sure three year olds are the best trolley drivers. You can hear mothers saying (myself included) – careful, watch where you are going, STOP! Most shoppers smile and make cute comments but some get a little stroppy. Non the less, Ben now enjoys a trip to Coles and it is always interesting. So I think that adds up to – THANKS COLES!
A month or so ago we had a storm during the day which is nothing unusual. What was lovely is that there was the most beautiful rainbow. What was really exciting was that the end of the rainbow was in our backyard. Unfortunately the pot of gold was missing. I just had enough time to run inside and get the camera before it disappeared. I am tempted to dig in that spot to see if the gold is buried!!
Ben and Bonnie are great mates. Bonnie is never far from him. She has always loved jumping into the bottom of Ben’s pram when we went for walks. More recently she has taken to jumping into the toy pram while Ben pushes her around. She has even been known to jump up into it to have a snooze. She is still our baby!