Family update

And since I’ve rediscovered by blog today(!), I might as well post again to complete the trifecta for the evening.

Here’s a couple of recent photos of the kids and the vid we grabbed of some of Amy’s earliest steps…

Riding hippo at the zoo – shortly after her new hair style thanks to Mum and Aunty Jen,

Next up, the video of Amy starting her walking. Soon after this she reverted back to “knee-walking” with only the occasional steps. Now however, she chooses to walk whenever she can and delights in pushing her little prams around the house – very cute!

Early steps,

And along with her early steps, her first words are taking off – many related to food (that’s my girl!) including “more”, “milk” and “custard”. Her first word was of course “Dad”, although I believe Lou will say it was “Mum”… and rather than call the cats by name she delights in squealing at them! 🙂

Finally, here’s a recent pic of Matt – also at the zoo where he loves to drive the jeep!

Matt has taken great joy in Amy’s walking and delights in pointing out every time she walks across the room. He’s also super at entertaining his little sister, and I think between the rough and tumble he’s actually getting protective of her! As for entertaining us, Matt (like all toddlers no doubt) comes out with some funny things at times, but it’s the way kids approach language that fascinates me and makes you realise how silly some expressions are. One quirky statement of late is “I did that last day” – meaning yesterday – which actually makes perfect sense! 🙂

Ah the joy of kids – just as long as Amy grows out of her obsession with the Hi-5 Dance Hits DVD… 😛

Toddling around

The little guy is now fairly confident in his walking, just 3 weeks after taking off on his own. The one thing he’s yet to master is standing up unassisted from sitting on the floor… Here’s a quick video (taken yesterday) showing off his progress,

For a couple more short videos, click through to YouTube where you’ll find one of him playing with a bucket on his head and falling over backwards into his inflatable pool – much to his surprise and completely unharmed!

We’ve also uploaded a few more photos to the gallery, including his new play house that he got for Christmas, which was soon invaded by his Mum and Aunty… You’ll also find a couple of pics of Matt with his cousin Oliver who he met for the first time at the bach in the Sounds.