Four years later.
A couple of days ago, this little blog of mine turned four years old. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been blogging for that amount of time and also that this little page on the internet has been such a big part of my life. And although it has evolved over this time, some months I have more time and creative energy to invest and other times I’ve struggled to share and write posts, but what has always remained the central focus of this blog has been to document and capture those little moments and memories of my children’s childhood. This is their modern day baby book.
Spin. Twirl. Pirouette.
Ever since we went to see The Nutcracker, Eva’s aspirations to be a ballerina have been in full swing. She has displayed more focus in her Saturday ballet classes, and even practices at home.
If anyone—and I mean anyone: us, family, random strangers—talks to her for any length of time, Eva will break out her Jump Jump Star dance routine for them.
And just yesterday, she spent the day in her Tutu Du Monde dress, pretending to be a ballerina. These are the things of little girls’ dreams!
Creating a Play Space for 6-18 Month Olds
I’ve always been inspired by the Montessori method, and while I don’t strictly follow the pedagogy, I borrowed many ideas when creating a little play space for Owen. Using a heavy blanket, Owen has a defined play area separate from the rest of the playroom. The black and white contrast images on the wall create interest and the open storage basket allows Owen to self select and keep small toys organised — books, musical toys and finger puppets.
Each of the toys have been specifically selected to not only be ascetically pleasing, but to target development — stacking, clutching, motor control, object permanence and visual tracking.
Favourite Toys: Grimm’s Large Wooden Staking Tower, Plan Toy Wood Drum, Manhattan Toy Natural Skwish Rattle, Hape Little Copter, Wee Gallery Woodland Art Cards, Wonderworld Rainbow Sound Blocks, Bajo Wooden Ambulance
HAPPINESS IS EVA
3rd Birthday Party