Category: Pic Of The Week
|December 18, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Mamatography, Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet As regular readers will know, I’ve fallen off my own wagon this year, and just not been able to keep up with a photo every day. So, for those like me, we’re changing things up a bit for 2014. You will be able to participate in one of three ways: Photo a Day Pick […]
|January 4, 2012||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet We had a pretty quiet Christmas, with just the inlaws here. We decided not to overwhelm Ameli with presents, so although there were about eight bits and pieces under the tree for her, we spread opening them over the course of Christmas eve and Christmas day so that she had a chance to actually […]
|December 28, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet Well, there hasn’t been much mistletoe or wine, truth be told, but there has been plenty fun and game. I find it rather hard to get my head around the fact that it’s the last week of 2011. Where exactly has this year gone?! Well, it’s the second last Pic of the Week, since […]
|December 21, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet I had such fun putting up the Christmas tree with Ameli. It’s the first time she’s really been able to helpÂ or shown an interest, which made it all the more exciting for both of us. She’s become so expressive in her language usage and her understanding of things, and it’s just been an amazing […]
|December 14, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet Ooooh…. We’re getting festive here! I blame all the end of year Christmas parties, and use the term blame very loosely. Our Natural Parenting toddler group, Budding Babes had a fancy dress Christmas Party and I had managed to pick this dress up at a Charity Sale for Â£2 earlier in the year, […]
|December 7, 2011||Posted by Luschka under On Mama's Mind, Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet I try to get Ameli out of the house every day, because if I don’t she climbs the walls and wrecks the house. Some days we have playgroups, story time or just go to soft play, but whenever the weather is good, we try to get outdoors and expose the tips of our fingers […]
|November 30, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet It’s not often these days that we get to eat out. It’s rarer still that ‘eating out’ doesn’t involve a play area. At one time, “eating out” meant one of us got to eat while the other walked Ameli around and then we’d swap so the other could eat. Fun times.
|November 23, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet We’ve not participated in the Hands on Play Challenge for a few weeks, purely for just being really busy. We’ll pick it up again one of these days, but in the meantime we’ve had other things going on. We’ve started up our organic food order again, which means our weekly shopping spend is reduced […]
|November 16, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet It was Guy Fawkes on the 5th of November – remember, remember? Anyway, we don’t get to go out at night as a family often, it’s usually one of us that goes out and the other stays home with Ameli, so it was lovely to have an opportunity to go out together.
|November 9, 2011||Posted by Luschka under On Mama's Mind, Pic Of The Week, Projects & Series|
Tweet We’ve been so busy recently, and this particular week really topped it off, what with two trips to London in amidst the rest of it all. Our first visit was to meet with the team from gNappies who came over from the US to visit as gNappies are being properly launched in the UK. […]
We met the ladies in the first picture:Â Kim Graham-Nye,Â Michelle Carver Schnoor,Â Jolynn Mitchell (who we didn’t meet)Â andÂ Kelli McKee, and they were just so lovely, I kind of wished I could join their team just so I could talk to them every day. They also took so well to Ameli, she was completely at ease with them all.
The second picture is one of Michael from Baby Naturals – sharing a concoction of late foam and water, and a little bit of Rooibos tea from Ameli’s sippy cup with her.
Next is Michelle, a fellow Hyperemesis Sufferer, it turns out with Ameli and her now infamous ‘cheese face’ and myself.
And the main picture is one that’s really special to me: Ameli was drawing on some paper when this little girl arrived, and whereas she’s normally really possessive and not at all keen on sharing, she walked over to this girl, gave her the paper and some pens and said ‘Do you want to draw?’ They promptly lay down together and drew for probably half an hour. It was so sweet and I felt really proud of her!
The next trip to London was two days later – we went to a Fisher Price Play Party, which was great fun, if a little frightening for me (I’m not a fan of noisy toys, and I’m clearly in the minority as Ameli walked in there and disappeared, surfacing only when she saw me eating a snack and decided she wanted some herself.
In the pictures below are Hayley fromÂ Simply Hayley who kindly gave me some pregnancy fitness DVD’s that I’ve been diligently staring at, threatening to pop them in the actual DVD player some time soon, and the super sweet and suffering from bump envy Pippa from A Mother’s Ramblings. (Pippa was the first ever person who came up to me saying â€œAre you Luschka from Diary of a First Child?â€ When I said yes she said she was star struck and didn’t know what to say. That makes me laugh whenever I see her â€“ considering she’s won repeated awards on her blog since, and I feel the tables have somewhat turned. She’s blogebrity now.)
P.S. You can actually seeÂ I’m pregnant now, right? Not just fat anymore!
Bottom left is Ameli engrossed in something, finally having torn herself away from the Mickey Mouse dancing toy that she refused to let anyone else play with for most of the day!
Bottom right is Dr Deborah Weber who explained some of the work, research and study that goes into creating toys for the Fisher Price brand. She showed us images of their research centre â€“ seriously the coolest playgroup ever.