Jasmine Aurora
Jasmine Aurora
Saturday, May 28, 2005
I had a sleep-over at Nan and Grandad's house all by myself yesterday! I had a great time playing with the toys and snuggling up to N & G for stories. And I LOVE the big bath! I wish we had a bath like that. When Mum came to get me I was nestled under Grandad's arm looking at books and I wasn't in a hurry to move at all. Eventually I said, 'Hello Mummy, hello Okkar', and gave them both hugs, although Oskar tried to give me the cold shoulder, but I didn't mind'.

Afterwards we went straight to Tom's house. I've been asking to go to Tom's house for the last couple of weeks - I'd ask, 'Go Tom's house? Play Alace? Tom?' We finally got there but I didn't want to let Mum go. I snuggled up to her for the first hour and made up for the missed cuddles from her when I was at Nan's. After a while I didn't feel quite so shy and I started to play a bit with the toys while I watched the boys. I do rather like Tom.

I took a while to get over the cold that I had last week. Last Thursday Mum put me in my cot for a nap, but I refused because whenever I lay down I could hardly breathe. So I yabbered away in bed and played with my toys, and when I got bored of that I started to cry. Happily Mum got me up again and I was so happy to sit with Oskar in front of Finding Nemo in the middle of the afternoon. I think Oskar woke up with my cold so he wanted to sit quietly. After a bit of the movie I found myself starting to sag sideways and the TV went all blurry. I vaguely remember Mum picking me up and snuggling up to her neck before I fell asleep. I had such a nice doze. I woke up towards the end of the movie and was very happy to find that I'd stayed sleeping on Mummy the whole time and that Oskar was still sitting next to me. We were all very happy for the rest of the day.

I've been saying a lot more new sentences that I'm very happy with. Happy because people understand me and answer me, or else they just smile if they don't:

Whenever I see Mummy dressed in her shorts I ask, 'Mummy run?' Last week she went running with Aunty Dodo and when I saw her I asked, 'Mummy run, Undie Dodo?'

Last week Mum's friend Belinda came over. I like Belinda and was trying to impress her with our new Fimble toys; I showed her Baby Pom and then ran off to look for Oskar's Fimbo while calling out, 'I show you, Belinda!'

If I miss out on seeing something I ask, 'Happened? happened, Okkar?' or 'where's it gone?' I'm learning a few lines from The Incredibles, too. I say, 'Not happy, Okkar!' Last week Daddy came home with a 'Credibles back pack for me. I was so happy with it and showed Mummy with, 'Mummy, here's my Bickables packpack'.

Each night when I'm put to bed I ask, 'Okkar fall aleeping?' I'm happier to go to bed if I know he's asleep too.

We've been playing a rescuing game a lot lately; Daddy grabs me and I yell out, 'Help! help! save me!' Then Mum or Oskar come to save me. Otherwise it's Oskar yelling out to be saved, then I run to him calling, 'I save you!'

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
I have another cold. My nose had only stopped running for a week before it started again. Not fair. I hate my nose dripping so I ask for a tissue to blow my nose on. Sometimes Dad comes at me with his yukky hanky, but I say, 'no, white ti-you'. I don't like pink hankies or blue hankies, I like white tissues - I have to be specific around Mum and Dad.

Yesterday Oskar and I were playing together in the music box. We were making all sorts of great sounds until Oskar decided to bonk me on the head with a tapping stick. I wailed and cried as I searched for Mum and when she asked what happened, I told her, in between sobs, 'Okkar clonk mine head'. I cried a bit more and then demanded, 'ti-you and bandaid and cream'. Today I got another clonk on the head and I told Mum, 'Clonk! and cream and bandaid and Wiggles bandaid!'

I was very cheeky just after dinner, tonight; more cheeky than I've ever been before. I could see my favourite Hi5 cup on the bench, but when I got it down I saw that it was empty - I was hoping for juice - so I threw it down on the kitchen floor. Mum jumped about a foot off her chair and stared at me, which was very satisfying! But Daddy was pretty annoyed and demanded that I walk over to him. I stood near Mum and eyeballed him as he said, 'Jazzie, come here please'. I paused just a moment before replying, 'No'. He asked again and I said no again. Then he asked me to say sorry to Mummy, so I said, 'Sorry, Okkar', even though he wasn't in the room. Daddy wasn't happy with that and asked me again, to which I said, 'No'. I was feeling pretty smug about now! But then Mummy told me that I'd been pretty naughty and I decided to comply, so I went and said sorry to Oskar (it was his cup) and then said sorry to Mummy (I have no idea why, but it made Daddy happier). The only bummer is that I think I broke the cup.

Monday, May 16, 2005
So much has happened over the last month. I'm now a big two-year-old. I get to prance around the playground and point to kids who are littler than me and say, 'baby!' My birthday wasn't very memorable because it came a couple of days after we all had gastro - we were all pretty grumpy and tired. But I love the prezzies I got, especially babbydoll and baby, and I REALLY love my bathers ('mine babers!').

I'm glad I have bathers because I've started swimming lessons at the local pool. I tell anyone who asks, 'swim underwater,' except I don't really. I try to avoid getting my face wet, although I couldn't avoid it when I jumped off the mat and leapt trustingly towards Mummy. She made a real meal of catching me so I didn't do it the next week. I got down on all fours and crawled to the edge before I got pushed and pulled off the edge. At least I made some pretty disagreeable noises while I had everyone's attention. I love to kick my legs and to float on my back while the mummies sing, 'twinkle, twinkle little star', or,'twinkle star' as I call it. I try to sing bits of it while I'm pottering about at home and am pretty happy with my interpretation of the song.

I'm learning so many words to say. I love to see the surprise on Mum's face when I say something I haven't said before. A few weeks ago it was, 'where's my pink balloon?', then it was, 'nuggle up', with Bear-bear in bed, then, 'no, yuk!' when faced with Daddy's home-made pasta, and today, 'no, stay here,' when Mum asked if I wanted to get out of the sandpit. I've also been singing a couple of little ditties: I dance around waving my arms and singing, 'I love you, I love you, I love you...' and my latest, 'lickey in the 'ky, lickey in the 'ky,' which is lots of fun.

The best thing to happen over the last few weeks is that I now get to spend one day a week at 'melia's house. Bee plays with us, gets my food and puts me to bed and I really like her. I know I go there when Oskar goes to kinder, so whenever I hear talk of kinder I ask, 'go Claire's house? where's 'melia? where's Bee? where's Claire?' I have such fun there that I can't wait to go back as soon as possible after I've left.