Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Lara's update

Lara has been busy too over the last month, mainly with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. She learnt the National Anthem so she could sing it at the nursery's party:

She enjoyed performing it, she gave a lovely rendition at a family party when we went up to see Grandma at the end of May, and I caught her practising whilst on her throne:

Luda arrived from Russia on the Sunday of Jubilee weekend, and Olga wasted no time in taking her, Lara and Danil to London to join in the celebrations on the Tuesday:

It's great to have Luda here, helping out with Danny and Lara, and the dogs, and around the house generally, and Lara is loving having her Baba here, and it's clear how Lara has grown up in the 8 months since Luda left, she's much more willing to attempt a little Russian when we prompt her, so I really hope after 6 months Lara's Russian will have improved a lot.
She's also developed a new catchphrase: "I don't like that!........ I LOVE it".
We went up to see Grandma for a few days at the end of May, to help celebrate Grandma's birthday, and so we could view a couple of potential rental properties in the north west. One of these viewings was some hours drive north of mum's house, and we took Danny, but Grandma's birthday present was to have to look after Lara for the day, but the weather was brilliant, and they went to the park and had ice creams and had generally wonderful time.
I took the dogs for a walk that evening, with Lara, in the farmer's fields behind my mum's house. The grass hadn't been cut for some time, and was very long, so much so that I kept losing sight of Jackson. I took a video of the boys enjoying themselves, but caught Lara in the background... she disappeared too! Keep your eye on her once I bring the camera back up after looking at Mishka:

She twisted her ankle a little, but was a brave little trooper and barely cried!
Finally, she's had a growth spurt, and has put on 4cm in height in 3 months, she's now 109cm, and from the looks of him, it won't be long before Danny catches her up!

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