Friday, 30 January 2015

January in the woods

As I was unwell and had to stay at home for quite of bit of this month, I did only some of our play sessions in the woods. Here are some photos and things we wrote that happened during our sessions.
1. It was a very sunny start to the year for our playgroup. Some hats were taken off and some coats were unzipped. Massive puddles were enjoyed by both children and adults. Little hands got very, very muddy! A number of sticks and leaves were picked up and explored. Some treasures included an oak leaf stuck to the hat, moss covered tree bark and the drumming of two busy woodpeckers. We were searching for bugs underneath a log and a horse was spotted trotting along another log. A hut made of branches was a great place for twisting screws and looking through the windows. A tiny baby slept peacefully during our walk in the woods. It was fantastic to see a few new children attending the session. 

2. It was a warm, sunny morning for today’s forest explorers. A massive stick and a mud-covered stone were found and carried around for a while. Blackberry vines with thorns were investigated. You could hear a cheerful peek-a-boo from behind a large tree stump. There were muddy wellies, trousers, jackets, hats, hands, everything! A tiny welly got stuck in the muddy puddle. A few loud parrots were spotted high up the trees. There was so much going on in the woods this morning, no wonder a curious little baby girl woke up ready for exploration.

3. A great number of obstacles on our way this morning. There was a lot of log climbing and passing under low branches. At one point the mud was thick and very sticky underfoot but somehow we managed to squelch through it. The children were captivated by holly leaves for a little while. As usual, we could hear the squawking of the emerald parakeets in a few spots. It was a cold morning but we did catch a glimpse of sunshine at the end of our walk in the woods.

Reconnecting with nature is great!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

I can

I pick up new things every day by watching the people around me and playing.
I can put on a top back to front. I can put on a disposable nappy.
I can recite bits and pieces of my favourite poems, such as Okulary and Lokomotywa. The same goes for my favourite songs, e.g. Wlazł kotek na płotek.
I can measure noses, mouths and feet in my own way. The length always happens to be 10.
I can count raz (one), dwa (two), trzy (three), seven. 
I can use my porridge to make a facial mask for myself when no-one is looking.
I can pretend to be a baby who just turns her head, kicks her feet and is very content.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Stuck at home

I've been unwell again so mummy and I've spent a lot of time indoors recently. The good thing is we made a few art projects and our flat looks a bit like a gallery at the moment.

We started with painting with bubble wrap.

 Then we used cellophane to make a stained-glass window.

 We also froze paint to make pictures with paintsicles.
We made a number of new dishes together such as home made pizza, which was very yummy. I helped put ingredients into the bread maker, watched the dough get bigger and bigger and put some veg on top of it.

I also experimented with food and made my own raisin tea and blueberry jam.
Everyone was surprised when I made chmuly (clouds) with corn puff-its. I guess I just long to go outside now and admire them for real, not just through the window. Please keep your fingers crossed so I can get better and leave the house soon.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mother tongue

I'm a toddler so it's not surprising that I take great interest in communicating with the world around me via spoken language.
It all started with some sounds, then words and now you can hear me uttering a whole sentence. It's fun repeating things that other people say and trying to say things on my own.

Here are some recent words that my parents had to take some time to decipher to get what I wanted to say: 
nenetki = książeczki (books), 
nafki = truskawki (strawberries), 
kutina = cukinia (courgette), 
niki = naleśniki (pancakes), 
lebatka = herbatka (tea), 
safotek = szlafroczek (dressing gown), 
toski = cążki (nail clipper), 
fyscy = wszyscy (everyone), 
skotone = skończone (finished). 
I think you're going to like this one - Ksysiu, which means Krzysiu, my dad's first name.

And of course, I'm going to leave a few of my recent sentences here. 
Tunia pije mletko mamusi. (Natalie is drinking mummy's milk.) 
Fyscy piją mleczko. (Everyone is drinking milk.) 
Babcia kupi zegalek. Kupi Tuni. (Nan is going to buy Natalie a watch.) 
Tata! Jeszcze plosimy. Czekamy. (Dad! We'd like some more. We're waiting.)
Tunia cina mapce włosy. (Natalie is cutting monkey's hair.) To jest mamusia. (This is mummy.) 
Brakuje Tuni. Tunia poszedł indzie. (Natalie's missing. She's off somewhere.) 
Tunia kocha tatusia. (Natalie loves daddy.) 
Co to jest? (What is this?)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Lots and lots of water

This is what our pond looked like this week.
Lots and lots of water!
On Wednesday mummy and I went for a long walk in the park. We spotted quite a few seagulls over the pond.
We went splishy splashy!
We decided we need to find another way to the playground.
Playing catch in the puddles made us both very happy.
As usual, I had to go on the swing before heading home. By the way, the hat and scarf I am wearing here were made by my nan. What's more, I saw her knitting them when she visited us last time. It's the first scarf I agreed to wear ever. :-)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

1st January walk

After a busy New Year's Eve we managed to get out of the house the next morning and go for a walk to a nearby park.
There was a lot to discover there.
Look, mum and dad, a squirrel!
Amazing trees.
This is what winter in London looks like.
After a while it got a bit chilly so I found shelter in daddy's arms and then we went back home.