Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Guitar Heroine

Lara made me laugh this weekend when Olga was on Skype to Baba Luda - we were demonstrating Jackson's singing ability, when Lara went and got her guitar, and started to play it for me. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that "You can't have a go, Papa, it's too tricky for you." I had to record her in action, so got her to play again for Olga & Luda...


Jo Jingles Party

Last Saturday Lara went to her nursery friend's birthday party. It was our first chance to see her play with those friends she spends all day, 5 days a week with, and it was great. Both Olga and I can be shy in group situations, and I did worry that Lara would be quiet and clingy to us, but she joined in all the games without any fuss, and really enjoyed herself. I don't know why I was worried, we always hear about how much fun she is at nursery, but it was just nice to see in person.
There was a children's entertainer and then they all had a nice kids' tea party, here are a couple of photos:

When we showed Lara the top photo, she went along the line and named all the kids for us, which helped us, we didn't know all of them. The lad in the second picture is James, the birthday boy.

Strange Dreams and Time Changes

Lara surprised us on Monday morning (I had a lie in on Sunday morning, so didn't notice what time she woke) and this morning, by sleeping through until we wake her up around 6.30am, which would be 7.30 for her body clock. Not that we're complaining! We had a couple of trick-or-treaters visit on Sunday evening, but only after she'd already gone to bed.  She was a bit spooked by our pumpkin, but only a bit and Peter Pumpkin has hung around for a few days since then, and now Lara likes seeing him lit up.
She also delighted us by telling Olga about a dream she had yesterday morning, although the subject wasn't quite so nice - about a frog who was sick after eating strawberries! But it was interesting to know that she can remember her dreams.