Ballet skirts and lots of shoes

Skye is growing up so fast. She is a real little girl now. She runs and tries to jump (sometimes leaves the ground, usually doesn’t!), she plays, feeds her dolls ‘milkies’ and carries them on her back African style and gets jealous if mommy gives the dolls ‘milkies’. I think we need to buy her a jungle gym for Christmas, she is oh so confident climbing (even on the wobbly bridges). A few weeks ago, we went to fetch 6yr old from a party and Skye and 3yr old spent an hour playing on the jungle gyms there. Was nice to see her just happily running around.

She recently got a pram for her dollies and daddy got suckered into buying a dolly with a potty as well. Dolly gets to go potty every time Skye goes. She LOVES her new pram.

My child has a fascination with shoes! She won’t wear hers, but she will wear shoes several sizes too big. She recently got some hand-me-down shoes, they’re 2 – 3 sizes too big, she LOVES them! Silly child can even walk in them very confidently lol!

Her favourite at the moment are “special water boots”

She’s also developed a love of dancing, especially when we’re waiting at ballet for 6yr. Last week she put on 6yr’s ballet skirt. We’re not usually allowed in the studio when we drop 6yr off, but this time I needed to talk to the teacher and Skye was in her element: ballet skirt, in the studio and other little girls in pink. I had to chase her and carry her out the studio. She kept trying to get back in, but I managed to convince her to dance outside with me πŸ™‚

We recently acquired 2 rabbits. Skye loves them! They are called Flopsy and Mopsy (I’m sure we’re going to end up with Peter and Cotton Tail too!) Skye likes to hold them and she’s so gentle, shusshing the baby when he’s (or she’s, we’re not sure yet) scared. She also feeds them and every day we have to go and visit the bunnies.

We’ve been doing some ‘accidental maths’ in the past few weeks. Skye has been learning to count with daddy (she is very confident to 10, although has a weird obsession with ignoring prime numbers of 3 and 7); we build a lot with blocks, making high towers and hollow towers; building with pegs and starting to make patterns and also finding patterns and shapes and numbers in our environment.

Comparing sizes

Learning about volumes (and that glass doesn’t bounce)

Shapes – made a square from teabags πŸ™‚

Walking sideways

I have a whole week off next week, I’m really looking forward to having some time of just Skye and I, no other kids to worry about, no interrupting naps to do the school run, no sitting in the sun (or rain!) waiting for kids to finish activities. And time to clean house and organise things. It’s been a wonderful 3-day weekend, I could get used to it!

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