Thursday, January 29, 2009

Little helper

I was putting a load of washing on this morning, put all the clothes in the machine and thought that I'd better go and check if there were any washing left upstairs as there was some more room. When I came back from upstairs this is what I was faced with!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Puddles on the beach

We went to the beach* this morning and had a lovely walk. Henrik loved the puddles and pools. He was not happy when we stopped him from exploring the ones that were too deep. It was quite blustery and he toppled over couple of times when the wind caught his waterproof suit and filled it up like a sail. 

It's been really nice having relaxed weekend. Last weekend we had a lovely time in conference with Ivan and Isabel but by Sunday night we were exhausted after having 3 late nights in a row. So today the walk is pretty much the only thing we have done and the only thing we are planning to do :)

*our favourite, Druridge Bay about 30 minutes drive up the coast

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Henrik and his car

Little bear

Henrik got the cutest little hat from my sisters for Christmas. Everyone who has seen it absolutely adores it, Henrik usually gets adored anyway but the hat has definitely added to his cuteness potential!
We went to the pharmacy this morning to pick up a prescription for some eye drops and Henrik was on full form, the lady behind the counter got the smiles, got his pretend shy action and waves. 
We did go to the park as well but didn't stay long, it was cold and windy and we were the only ones there. Henrik loves the slide so he would have happily stayed there all day long but I started to get cold...
Now he is supposed to be going for his morning nap but I can hear him rattling the side of his cot!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Going potty

We've been thinking of starting potty training with Henrik sometime in the spring so out of interest I had a look of what amazon has to offer on the potty front. To our amusement there quite a few products with names that tickled our sense of humour, my favourites were the piddle pad and toodle loo

I did also discover that you can get a royal potty that has two different types of musical rewards and some reward stickers, or you can go for the deluxe fun-to-learn potty that you can learn not just going to the potty but songs and words! Slightly more on the economical line of potties is the musical car potty that plays variety of popular tunes, at £14.19 it is definitely a bargain!

But not to worry, I learnt to use the potty without musical rewards so the most likely potty Henrik is going to have a trustworthy (and of course Scandinavian) baby bjorn there is a deluxe model available on that one as well but I think we'll start with the box standard version which you can get from the good old john lewis.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The first stocking

Henrik had his first stocking this year and it was a great success. He loved opening the little pressies and crunching up the wrapping paper. We opened rest of the presents in the afternoon and he loved that too, tearing the paper open and finding what was inside. He was so interested in the new toys that we saved some of the presents to be opened on the boxing day - not sure if we can do that next year!