Saturday, 3 February 2018

KIAN'S JANUARY 2018 FAVOURITES


The yet another busy month behind us. A month full of thrills, laughter and love. It all started not so pretty, though. Kian was teething very, very badly in December and first two weeks of January. We both were absolutely exhausted. Xmas preps were tough, I was cooking with him in my hug, at all times. Breastfeeding was a nightmare. It wasn't this painful even at the very beginning. He pretty much didn't sleep at all. 
Around the mid-Jan, the pain was finally gone. We could not be happier! He now sleeps much, much better at nights, breastfeeding is easy again, and he smiles and laughs more than ever!



CURRENT FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES
PEEK-A-BOO
Our little tradition before the nap time. Kian covers his face with the sleeping bag or a duvet, and I need to look for him. Obviously, he bursts out laughing every time I say: 'Oh, here you are!'

RUNNING AROUND THE PARK AND TRYING TO COPY OLDER KIDS
His favourite thing to do. He tries to copy everything that 3 and 4-year-old girls and boys do in the park. Baby slide and baby swing are boring!

DRAWING
He enjoys drawing, but chewing the colouring pens is still more fun. This month he drew 'Puss in Boots' which he calls 'Malus buty' (Malus-name of our cat, and how Kian calls all the cats in the world. 'Buty' means shoes in polish). I hung this drawing on the fridge and any time he sees it, he laughs and says 'Malus! Malus buty!'

READING
Still one of his all time favourite things to do. He could do that for hours and hours every day.

LAUNDRY AND CLEANING
He never gets tired of hoovering the carpets, feeding the cat, doing laundry and all of that boring house stuff. He assists us with everything, and those simple activities still fascinate him. And the frying pans, saucepans, the pineapple corer and the measuring spoons are the best toys ever invented.


MUSIC
Still totally obsessed with his two favourite songs- 'Georgia' (by Ray Charles) and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' (well, he respects all the genres😀). Any times he sees a star anywhere, he immediately starts to sing and dance.

And the funniest thing is when he is in the middle of 'reading' his books or playing with toys, and he goes 'Georgia, Gorgiaaaaaa. The man has a great taste in music!


SPEAKING
He learned plenty of new words this month. Communicating with him gets easier and more fun every day. He currently uses 75 words (properly pronounces them, and knows their meaning).
His favourites at the moment are: 'frog' and 'foot'.


THE JOKES
Do you guys recall the exercise from the Bum Workout by Mel B, where she is on all fours, lifting up one of her legs?

Well, my son saw me doing the whole workout a few times (must have been traumatic for him), and a month later, out of blue, I saw him perfectly copying Mel, and saying 'up! up!'. It was hilarious! Sice then, any time he wants to cheer me up, he does this exercise.


BOOKS:
'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. He has been obsessed with this book for over 3-4 months now, and he knows it by heart in his own language :) He could read it thousand times a day, and get excited everytime monkey finds his mother. This book is one of my favourites, too. It is clever and funny. Kian learned many words from it, too (e.g. parrot, bat, frog).

'Who's hiding in the jungle'-by Linda Cole and Andrea Petrlik. Kids can guess and pull the tab to find out what animal is hiding behind the one hosting the page of the book. Great fun!


ANIMALS

The team of favourite animals led imperturbably by cats, was recently joined by frogs.
So now we have dogs, cats, cows, sheeps, owls, monkeys and frogs. And geese!


FOOD

Olives stole his heart back in December, and this relationship is still going strong!


FAVOURITE TOYS

Wooden Toolbox set- he absolutely loves playing with it. And he naturally gets how to use the tools. 



The Fire Station and The Fire Engine- he loves them. The fire engines fascinate him. I hope this won't turn into his career one day, cause I would be worried sick at all times! 



Noah's Ark- another favourite. he usually picks some of the animals and runs around the house with them, puts them into tiny boxes. Closes the boxes. Opens the boxes and takes out the animals. And then he repeats over and over again :)



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  1. Aww I love playing Peek-a-Boo with my daughter's too - my favourite is when she just covers her face with her hands. If only it was that easy!

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    1. True! :) All the best, thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment :)

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  2. wow sounds like it was a really busy month, bless. Its amazing how much new things little ones can pick up in a month. Looking forward to reading next months favourites post.

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    1. It really was! Hopefully February will be calmer :)

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  3. Ahhh a little helper :-) Mine love to try and help, but unfortunately it usually means more work!

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    1. haha I know the feeling! But I have got to say that he actually gets better and better :)

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  4. This is such a lovely post to do to keep track of where they're at - it all seems to go so fast at this age!

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    1. Thank you! Kids change so much every single day, that I felt like I needed to record everything not only in my personal diary but also online. Just to save as many memories of this incredible journey, as possible! x

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  5. My daughter loved using a wooden toolbox when she was little. Glad that it has got a bit easier now and the breastfeeding is easy again! x

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    1. Thank you Katy! And I am so glad to hear that you gave her a toolbox! You are raising up a strong and independant woman! <3

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  6. Aaw, bless him. My little boy is really into books at the moment, and he'll actually sit still and listen now too which is lovely.

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    1. <3 amazing! I absolutely love reading to my son! :)

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  7. Glad to hear the teething is calming down now, such a horrible time for them. Mine love their books too

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    1. Thank you ;) I can not wait until the teething is finally over! :)

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  8. Awwww this made me so nostalgic I loved those days of endless peek-a-boo super cute! It's so love of you to record what he is into at the moment

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    1. Thank you, Talya! I know that soon it will be much more difficult to entertain him :) All the best x

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  9. My son loves peek-a-book too; we have to play it over and over (and over and over!) and he never gets tired of it! He loves olives as well, especially ones stuffed with blue cheese - which I think is really strange for a toddler!

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    1. nothing beats olives, right? :) Thank you so much for reading! x

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  10. I'm glad his teeth ceased giving him grief for a little while. My son still loves Monkey Puzzle (aged 4). We never tire of the Julia Donaldson books!

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    1. Julia Donaldson is an amazing writer, we love her books, too. Have a wonderful day! x

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  11. Kian sounds like such a sweet boy. The fire engines are a big hit in our house too :)

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    1. Thank you, Fiona! Have a wonderful day!x

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  12. What a lovely post! So super cute to capture all these favourites. Kian sounds like a right gem! So cute with the Malus Buty! <3

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    1. Thank you! With this painting, he melted my heart as well as made me laugh:)

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  13. Awww this has bought the baby days right back to me and made me so broody. I miss the days when my daughters favourite game was peekaboo! Kian sounds like such a little star.

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