These are a few of my Favourite Things…

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… are probably not on the list of my tiddler’s favourite things.

I feel like I’ve been writing too many negative things recently about things that wind me up and my mummy fails so here’s a more positive look into the life of my 1-and-a-half year old cutie. As well as “mine” and “no”, one of her most used words is also “wow!!” It still amazes me and brings a huge smile to my face seeing her delight at the simplest of things in the world around us that, as adults, simply just don’t impress anymore.

These are a few of my tiddlers favorite things:

Fish

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Love how fish are greeted with a “wow”… I feel no need to pay lots to take my tiddler to an aquarium when she is frankly in awe of fish in a pet shop. The World Museum in Liverpool was a good trip too as it’s free and has a small aquarium on one of the floors. Having said that, this photo was taken when we went to the SeaLife Centre for my Goddaughter’s 1st birthday. I must admit it was amazing and they all loved it!

Mr ‘Bubble’ (aka Tumble!)

Her face lights up and she sings along to the theme tune in her own babbling way with the odd recognisable word thrown in when she can. She loves carrying round her spotty bag filled with more of her favourite things.

Dinosaurs

In the language of Peppa Pig’s brother, George, she excitedly shouts “Dine-saur” when she sees a Dinosaur. We recently went to the Natural History Museum in London and she nearly fell over backwards looking up in awe at the huge skeleton in the entrance hall. It was brilliant seeing her running into the entrance shouting “WOW!!! DINE-SAUR, DINE-SAUR!!!” Must make the most of this before the ‘I’m-too-cool-for-this-crap-boring-museum’ teenage years.
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Playing Mummy

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Feeding my baba

The most played-with toy she received for Christmas when she was 15 months old has got to be her Dolly, or “baba” as she calls it. I already love her so much but when I see her affection towards her “baba” I think I love her even more! She puts her dolly into her highchair and feeds it with a spoon (don’t need to spend money on special dolly highchairs!!) and plants loving kisses on her lips. She amazes me with her insight into looking after a baby when she puts the dolly into her pram in the hallway, covers it with a blanket and rocks itΒ forwards and backwards saying “sshhh, sshhh, sshhh”.

The other day I heard her in the kitchen saying “oh dear baba, oh dear” again and again and went in to find the dolly had fallen out of her toy pushchair and was face down on the floor. I imagine you’d panic if you had a newborn and heard “oh dear baba” coming from the other room!!

Dancing with the Tombliboos

Every evening before bed we watch In The Night Garden and her most favourite part which has her abandoning her milk and leaping off the sofa is when the Tombliboos do their dance. She makes us laugh as she sways side to side, stamping her feet and turning round in circles. Yesterday she grabbed both of my hands to pull me off the sofa saying “dance” and we danced around the room in fits of giggles! So much for winding down before bed eh?

Horsie

This is a new game and now she can say “horsie” she accompanies the word by climbing onto our backs and giggles as we ride her around the house. It’s funny when she wants to play at an inappropriate time though, like in the middle of story telling at the local library!

So those are a few of my tiddler’s favourite things. There are so many things that amaze her and I know I must enjoy this young, innocent age as they grow up so fast. She inspires me every day to look at the world around me in a new way. I’d never normally notice a little ladybird on a leaf as I rush about my day and it’s no bad thing being made to slow down and notice the little details.

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Carrying my Mr Tumble Spotty Bag

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1,074 thoughts on “These are a few of my Favourite Things…

  1. Oh what beautiful moments to record. I love that she is so affectionate with her “Baba” and that “oh dear baba oh dear” is just adorable! My little ones love watching fish too and Mr “Bubble” and the Tombliboos are big hits. Love that your tiddler got very excited by the big “dine-saur” at the Natural History Museum. Thank you for sharing your tiddler’s favourite things with #ftmob πŸ™‚

  2. So sweet! I love this stage, and I have been terrible for writing things down. I’m playing catch up now before I forget it all πŸ™‚ My little girl plays mummy too, it’s so lovely isn’t it? And, dine-saur is brilliant πŸ™‚ #ftmob

    • It’s such a cute stage isn’t it and I can’t wait for her to be able to join words together more and talk to me. Thanks for commenting πŸ˜€

  3. Lovely to focus on some positives! So jealous you went to the Natural History Museum, my boy would love the dinosaurs there, we will get there one day!

    • You better be quick! The dinosaur isn’t going to be there much longer. Although I’m sure someone said it’s going ‘on tour’ so I’m not sure whether it’s going to around other museums maybe? He would love it!

    • Thanks for commenting! Makka Pakka gets her dancing too. Cute when they try and copy the dance πŸ™‚ x

  4. Re-read this again and we too have a huge Justin fan in this house! What is it about that man! My little one is obsessed with Justin’s house and also loves Mr Tumble and the other show that I can’t remember the name of that has Justin in! He just seems to be on all the time!! Thanks so much for linking up with #twinklytuesday

    • It’s funny isn’t it! My LO is just transfixed by him! He instantly resolves any difficult whiney moments and I’ve actually learnt loads of sign language myself!

  5. My youngest loves mr tumble too. Actually, he loves anything with Justin in! I love seeing the joy on toddlers faces when they see something that fascinates them, even if they have seen a hundred times before, that time is just like the first time over again! Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars x

    • Aww I know it’s fab isn’t it! I’m getting excited about a spotty themed party for her 2nd birthday but it is 6 months away yet!!

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