Friday, 28 September 2012


Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.  
- Author Unknown

We haven't had any naughty words repeated by the Bean...yet.  Only a matter of time, I hear you say.  We have made such a big effort to stop swearing ourselves, but I suppose kidlets can hear naughty words elsewhere too can't they?

This little quote did urge me to share something funny Bean has been doing lately. When she starts really whinging for something, after a couple of sooks, she looks up at me with her head on the side and says "aaaallll-riiiiight".  Cheeky monkey!  Such an eye-opener, I had no idea I had been giving in.

Monday, 24 September 2012


When Bean wakes in the morning these days, she sings and chats to herself for about half an hour, then loudly shouts 'cock-a-doodle-doo' when she wants to get lifted out of her cot.  Warm & fuzzy mornings around here.  Have a lovely week.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Funny, but seriously, help?

Recently I was cutting up carrots in the kitchen.  Bean and I were talking about cutting up these carrots and how we were about to cut up some zucchinis.  I'm not sure how, but the subject changed to the 'Bubba in Mummy's tummy'.  Wires were crossed.  Things became confused.  Bean announced with excitement "Cut the Bubba up!".  Whatever my reaction was at the time (to be honest, I can't remember if I laughed or looked utterly shocked), but whatever I did has caused this little Bean to blurt this out WAY too often for my liking, and then look to me for a reaction.  For example: we are in a cafe and there is a toddler nearby with a doll.  Bean exclaims, grinning "Cut the Bubba up!" and looks to me for a reaction.  The only reaction I notice in this disturbing scenario is the look of shear terror on the little girl with the doll's face, as she slinks towards her mother with her baby tucked firmly under her arm.  I don't think her mother heard it...

I've tried ignoring it.  I've tried reasoning, trying to explain we cuddle Bubbas and tickle them.   Any suggestions?

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Gorillas at the beach

Walking in our neighbourhood today was lovely...

Bean asked "What type of birdy dat is?" every single time we saw one, which was fantastic because we saw rainbow lorikeets, magpies, seagulls and pelicans today.  She thought a cat was a gorilla...hmmm...bizarre.  It was so hard not to laugh at her once I saw her eyes and how she truly believed it WAS a gorilla!  Happy Sunday to you!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Fresh new look for Spring

I've wanted crisp and white for a while now - here we go.  I'm looking forward to warmer Spring days and a renewed enthusiasm for capturing pretties with my dusty, neglected camera. Bean's Daddy thinks the fungus isn't pretty at all.  Does it remind you of a cracked nipple too?  Haha!  I find it a bit creepy but I still love the detail in it.  Hope your week has been a good one.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Our Bean is 2

During my hibernation, Bean turned 2!  Happy Birthday little big girl!  We had ladybug & frog cakes and a lovely afternoon outside with friends.