Riley and Jemma

Friday, February 20, 2009

And Riley.. what about him?

Dad met his goal at our Omarama holiday- he got Riley riding his bike without training wheels so all were pleased with themselves. Jemma got the hang of her running bike as well so won't be long before we are all out mountainbiking together.... oh yeah Mum.. wait until your hip works again!

Riley went back to school and has settled really well. What Mum was excited about is that he LOVES after school care on Tues and Thurs. I was so worried he would hate it but that is what he talks about- not his school day so that helped alleviate Mum's guilt about chasing the dollar!
Riley is really into lego at the moment and spends hours building it, looking at it on the internet and exploring Legoland in California (he thinks we are going soon... ha ha ha). He has a great imagination for building things and entertains himself for hours.

Riley thought he might like dance but tried a couple of classes and hated it so is doing swimming lessons and doing really well. He isn't doing music this year because the class clashed with Mum's staff meetings so we were all a bit disappointed in that news.

It has been so long....

Over 2 months since my last post and even worse, I haven't taken any photos since our Omarama holiday!! Life has gotten very busy here as Mum heads back to work part time and although she is loving working, she is really missing her spare time, cos there ain't any!

These photos are all of Jemma in her various costumes (and Riley's) at Christmas time. Jemma is hilarious. Yesterday she wore her future school uniform to daycare. So the costume wearing continues! She is missing Mum a bit now that she is in daycare for 2 full days so a few tantrums on those nights- she is so tired by the end of the day but she loves going because she loves having people to play with all day.

Her language and reasoning continues to impress us- she loves working out whose mum or dad someone is and whether they have a J, E, M or A in their names like hers. Life is all about relationships for her. She has started ballet and loving that. It clashed with gymnastics but she chose ballet and seems happy. She is still in her 'bum bum, poo, poo, wee wee' phase as well (roll eyes) but is very helpful and likes to help make the beds, fold the washing and tidy the toys so pretty good really!! Will keep training her