sunny spring weekend

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we can’t get enough of this unseasonably warm weather here in london at the moment.  last year this time (i was almost on my way back from SA) it was snowing here.

see more photos here.

we spend most of our weekend and the past week outside, and Riley loved it.  he is such an outside little boy who loves playing on the swings, on the slides and giving his mommy a heart attack for being way to brave on the climbing apparatus.  he also loves looking & touching the trees and flowers and i adore it when he tells me long stories about everything he sees.

he is a busy, brave, not scared of anything, adventurous, curious and soft natured little boy.  i am so lucky and blessed to have him and wayne in my life!

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{the flowers are so beautiful!}

20 month old little monkey


♥ weights - 13kg (12kg at 19 months)
♥ heights - 86cm (86cm at 19 months)
♥ new word - moon (he actually says moo)
♥ new animal sound - woohoo (for wolf):  he actually only like to do this one when it suits him, and not when we ask him to.
♥ new sound - tsss (for deodorant): wayne is very proud about this one, since he taught him this.
♥ loves to run around and inspect everything (he is just like curious george which he LOVES)
♥ very into dinosaurs at the moment.  he was very fascinated with the dinosaurs at the natural history museum.
♥ he is always looking around for aeroplanes. unfortunately for him, we live in a country where it's more overcast than clear skies.  so not a lot of aeroplane spotting can be done here.  
♥ he is such a happy and outgoing child and loves to play with other children.  he gets so excited that he actually doesn't know what to do with himself.
♥ he loves giving hugs and kisses (and i'm taking full advantage of that).  he also gives hugs to other children, it's his way of greeting them.
♥ his favourite book at the moment:  the bear in the cave. (this is kind of a sequel to we are going on a bear hunt)
♥ his favourite food: cheese
♥ his signature move:  when we tell him not to touch something, he either closes his eyes and touch the object or turn towards us, and touch the object behind his back.  it's so hard not to burst out laughing, since he thinks that when he can't see what he is doing, then we can see it too.

{photos taken at natural history museum and V&A museum.  we went there when wayne took a day off from work.  riley LOVED it and every time we get on the bus, he asks us if we are going to the dinosaurs.} {the first photo is my favourite photo - he was laughing at the pigeons.} oh and sorry for the photo overload.


another one came out...

this is just a little note to remember this milestone:

eventually his fourth bottom tooth came out this morning.  i've been waiting for this one for ages.

to my dad…

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thank you for being such a great father.
thank you for being such a great grandfather.
thank you for always being there for our family and always putting us first.
thank you for your hard work.
thank you for teaching me to laugh at life and have fun.
thank you for teaching us to respect other people.
thank you for all the battles you fought for us.
thank you for all the help with moving from one flat to the other (and all the painting that goes with that).
thank you for all the pick-ups from the airport.
thank you for making each of us feel special.
thank you for showing us that family comes first.
thank you for loving us unconditionally.

i love you so much dad. you are a magnificent man.
happy birthday!!

for a relaxing time...

we love going to Richmond.  (as you can see from all the times we've been there - see here, here and here).

we relax by walking around and then sitting by the river and in the park.  riley loves the freedom to just be able to run around and mom and dad are not stressing and calling him the whole time when he gets close to anything.  here he can  just have fun & enjoy the space.

it was such a lovely day, especially after weeks of rain.  riley tried to chase the pigeons but they didn't even fly away so he ended up just running around them, but still had so much fun.

we ended the fun day with reading riley's favourite books & spending some well earned quality time with his daddy.

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