Ellie getting a bike for her birthday [VIDEO]

Many months ago, Mama mentioned to Ellie the possibility of her getting a bike for her birthday and since that day, she has professed to everyone that she “is getting a bike for her birthday”.

So we couldn’t really fail her. We celebrated her birthday a little early since we had family visiting, but her reaction when she got her bike was hysterical. She had this nervous laughter that she couldn’t quite believe she got a bike. She was a bit shaky at first, but within 24 hours she’s already zooming around. Continue reading “Ellie getting a bike for her birthday [VIDEO]”

Ellie asked for a dance party [VIDEO]

We don’t play too much “kids’ music” in our house (or cars). Instead, we just play what we like and Ellie has come to love it. She can pretty much sing most of Adele’s 25 (thanks to Marti) and she knows a lot of rock, dubstep and electronic rock thanks to me.

The other night we threw on some Coldplay and the way Ellie started jamming out when the chorus came along is ridiculously adorable, not to mention the “waiting finger” while she waits for it to kick in. Continue reading “Ellie asked for a dance party [VIDEO]”

Ellie floating and swimming [VIDEO]

Ellie has just completed her 6 weeks of swimming lessons for this season, following on from her first year’s lessons.

Whereas last year Ellie learned to float and call out if she fell in the water, this year she added swimming into the mix, so she swims for a few seconds and then pauses to float on her back and catch her breath before proceeding with swimming. She’s really mastered it now, can swim about half the length of the pool and just keeps getting better. Most importantly, she’s actually enjoying it now that she’s accomplishing something. Continue reading “Ellie floating and swimming [VIDEO]”

The Goodnight Train [VIDEO]

Ellie’s ability to memorise books is ridiculously good. And as each month passes, she gets better at pronouncing her words.

The Goodnight Train gets set to roll
It’s being shined and filled with coal

Wash the cars off with a hose
Scrub the engine’s dirty nose
Srcub-a-dub, scrub-a-dub, toot toot!

All aboard, the sun is down
The Goodnight Train is leaving town

Find your sleepers, grab your teddy
Climb right up, your bed is ready!

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