Thursday, July 22, 2010

Walking Outside WITH Shoes On!!

A miracle occurred in our house yesterday. Well not actually inside our house but it happened while we were out for our family walk yesterday afternoon. We started off the walk with Mia being pushed in her bike. After 15min or so I thought we might as well try and get her to walk for a while (she has basically refused to walk outside unless holding onto my hand and she has flat out REFUSED to walk anywhere with shoes on). I thought it was worth a try. So what happened?? She walked!! And she walked with shoes on!!! And she wouldn't stop walking/crawling. She would fall over a bit, crawl for 3 or 4 crawls and then stand up again and walk. She had a blast!! Check it out...

The only problem was she was so slow as she had to explore EVERYTHING so it started to get late and cold and it was time to get back to the car to go home. So I put her in her bike to speed things up and what happened?? The same thing that happened when we took her out of the swing when she wasn't ready - she cried. And she cried, and she cried. It was actually really hilarious - she was hanging over the edge of her bike and her tears and slobber was falling to the pavement. I know I am a cruel mother but of course I had to take photos!!

The painters STILL haven't quite finished at the house. The main painter said they would finish on Monday or Tuesday and it is now Thursday so hopefully they finish by the end of today. It is looking really good though!

Everything for the house is now basically organised. I have organised the concreters to do the driveway and patio slab, our new neighbour's father is a fencing contractor so he is going to do the fence (and at cost price!!), the cleaners are organised to clean this house when we move out, the carpet cleaner and pest fumigator are organised to do this house when we move out, the carpet guys are organised to do the carpet once David and his dad finish the bamboo floors, and I have a quote for the turf and soil so I just need to order that closer to the time we need it. Then I need to organise our Renewable Energy Certificates for our solar hot water system and that should be about it!!

Now it is just the rest of the packing that needs to be done. I am pretty much up to date with most of it so that is good. Well time to go and get some cleaning done while Mia sleeps. A mother's work is never done!!


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