Friday, June 24, 2011

Toddler Summer Fun

This Summer my big boy being 2 and a half I find there are more fun things to do and Summer isn't quite desolate anymore with long hours inside due to the intense heat we get in Malta.

And here is my list of things one can do!  Any other ideas yourselves?

  • Visit the Natural History Museum
  • Visit Ghar Dalam (a cave where animal remains suggesting Malta was once part of Africa where found)
  • Boat ride around our harbours and/or Blue Grotto (a natural cave with lovely blue waters)
  • Horse Drawn carriage ride around the capital
  • A train ride - well not a train like any outsiders now it but a fun trip anyway!
  • Visit some gardens
  • Beaches and more beaches - that goes without saying here ha!
  • Sleep under the stars on our roof - since we do not have a backyard but a big roof which I use for hanging clothes and bbqs, it will now be extended for "camping"
  • Go to Buskett (our man made forest kinda thing) and look at the many bugs there are and try identify them
  • OF course since my son is right now plane-a-holic visiting the airport to see take offs and landings is a must (which has been going on for a month already!)
Most if not all of the above are now possible to do courtesy of the new bus system (rather than using my car) so it will be more fun and adventerous for the little guy.  I am so excited about it all and will update you on our adventures of course every week :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Its been 5 months now

And frankly I got no idea how they flew by.  Our little girl is growing quicker than her brother...well that is the way it feels!

At 5 months she babbles, laughs out loud with gusto, sits, tries to play with toys, tells us whenever she is not happy with a decision we take and if it were her already eating solids (we do let her nibble here and there).

This girl whom at first I had no idea how to fit her in our schedule.  Whom I sometimes saw her as an interference between me and my son.  Is one of the best things in my life.  Because whilst Gregory can be difficult and stubborn,  I can see she is pliable and determined.  They will balance eachother out beautifully when she is older and with all the hugs and kisses she receives and with all the smiles and laughs she reserves just for him I wonder how life will unfold.

I am excited actually about it and although enjoying the present more than ever right now, I am also looking very forward to a year from now :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The start of Summer graces

The weather still looks crap in Malta but the heat....yeah can confirm that Summer has started guys! and with this new season (we can't wait for the official date),  I found more graces from God- more than I can ever thank Him for!

106.  Gregory splashing in the sea water, shrieking happily
107. Dad's fields to help and play
108. Kids sleeping till 6 am for a week
109. Finally finding agreement on the way to redo our downstairs living area
110. Fridges- I know how useful they are now that ours went bust
111. Fascination on planes
112. Precious good news from abroad
113. Guidance
114. LOTS of hugs and kisses to his little sister
115. progress undone in potty training
116. lots of new fruit to eat and enjoy
117. plans

Friday, June 24, 2011

Toddler Summer Fun

This Summer my big boy being 2 and a half I find there are more fun things to do and Summer isn't quite desolate anymore with long hours inside due to the intense heat we get in Malta.

And here is my list of things one can do!  Any other ideas yourselves?

  • Visit the Natural History Museum
  • Visit Ghar Dalam (a cave where animal remains suggesting Malta was once part of Africa where found)
  • Boat ride around our harbours and/or Blue Grotto (a natural cave with lovely blue waters)
  • Horse Drawn carriage ride around the capital
  • A train ride - well not a train like any outsiders now it but a fun trip anyway!
  • Visit some gardens
  • Beaches and more beaches - that goes without saying here ha!
  • Sleep under the stars on our roof - since we do not have a backyard but a big roof which I use for hanging clothes and bbqs, it will now be extended for "camping"
  • Go to Buskett (our man made forest kinda thing) and look at the many bugs there are and try identify them
  • OF course since my son is right now plane-a-holic visiting the airport to see take offs and landings is a must (which has been going on for a month already!)
Most if not all of the above are now possible to do courtesy of the new bus system (rather than using my car) so it will be more fun and adventerous for the little guy.  I am so excited about it all and will update you on our adventures of course every week :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Its been 5 months now

And frankly I got no idea how they flew by.  Our little girl is growing quicker than her brother...well that is the way it feels!

At 5 months she babbles, laughs out loud with gusto, sits, tries to play with toys, tells us whenever she is not happy with a decision we take and if it were her already eating solids (we do let her nibble here and there).

This girl whom at first I had no idea how to fit her in our schedule.  Whom I sometimes saw her as an interference between me and my son.  Is one of the best things in my life.  Because whilst Gregory can be difficult and stubborn,  I can see she is pliable and determined.  They will balance eachother out beautifully when she is older and with all the hugs and kisses she receives and with all the smiles and laughs she reserves just for him I wonder how life will unfold.

I am excited actually about it and although enjoying the present more than ever right now, I am also looking very forward to a year from now :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The start of Summer graces

The weather still looks crap in Malta but the heat....yeah can confirm that Summer has started guys! and with this new season (we can't wait for the official date),  I found more graces from God- more than I can ever thank Him for!

106.  Gregory splashing in the sea water, shrieking happily
107. Dad's fields to help and play
108. Kids sleeping till 6 am for a week
109. Finally finding agreement on the way to redo our downstairs living area
110. Fridges- I know how useful they are now that ours went bust
111. Fascination on planes
112. Precious good news from abroad
113. Guidance
114. LOTS of hugs and kisses to his little sister
115. progress undone in potty training
116. lots of new fruit to eat and enjoy
117. plans