First Few Days at the Nursery

First Few Days at the NurseryI am sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Days are going too fast and it’s been pretty busy recently: Daniella’s very first few days at the nursery, Harry’s teething and all of us having some mild but unpleasant flu. It’s all falling back into places now, so I am back at my blog and I will try hard to keep up with my posts. 🙂

Daniella’s first few days at the nursery went better than I ever thought it would! I think she was so ready for that! We firstly went there for the induction with my toddler girl (Edward was working). I was sitting there in the play room, doing the paperwork for about an hour, while Daniella was playing around. She quickly started interacting with other children. Was clearly enjoying herself!

Our next visit to the nursery was for Daniella to stay without mummy for about an hour. To see how she gets on with it. She was a little hesitant when I was about to leave, but soon, after kissing mummy and Harry goodbye she was off to play with other children again. When I came to pick her up that day, she was not so happy to see me taking her home. I was relieved my little daughter had a good time.

Yesterday Daniella’s visit to the nursery lasted for 2.5 hours. She stayed over for lunch. Daniella didn’t want to go home again! I didn’t expect my little one will like her nursery so much. 😀 She had the remains of food around her mouth, that proved to me, that my little girl ate well! Very proud mama I was. 🙂 Before we went home she wanted to show off a bit and went independantly to the toilet. She washed her hands after and wiped them with a tissue, secretly looking at me, to make sure I was watching her. She was very confident there already! Continue reading First Few Days at the Nursery

Looking for a Nursery

Looking for a nursery in London and looking for a nursery in Stoke-on-Trent have left us with completely different experiences! Some of you may remember us, back in London, searching for a nursery for Daniella, she was about 2.5 years old. We didn’t have the smallest idea back then, that we will be leaving London soon, therefore we wanted to put our little girl in a nursery for 15 (free) hours per week after she turns 3.

Looking for a NurseryI remember, back then (in London), we visited many local nurseries and they all had waiting lists and no spaces left. We put ourselves on the list at the few of them, but were never sure if we were going to get a place.

Today, Edward took a day off work, and we went for nurseries hunting number 2. This time in Stoke-on-Trent! we had a list of places, that we wanted to visit and were really hoping to find a space available in at least one of them.

Looking for a NurseryWe firstly visited the nursery, that I thought it would suit us best, without even seeing it!  It is the closest one to our home (still about 20 minutes walk). I have heard many good reviews about this nursery from mums in our local area, and it has got outstanding Ofsted report. Therefore I was really hoping to get there (but after experience in London, I didn’t believe we would). Continue reading Looking for a Nursery

How my 3 Children (don’t) Get Along

Probably for at least next 20 years or so I wont be able to complain, that my life is boring. The three little monkeys (my kids 😀 ) in my household would not allow me this! So much happiness, but also plenty of  headache! Life was easy when I only had one daughter, and it has become very colourful after having my other two.

How my 3 Children (don't) Get Along

There is a tricky bit when it comes to my children relationship. Obviously, Harry is 5 months old only, so I can only predict yet of  what kind of personality he is going to have later. But I can definitely already see some bits and pieces watching the three of them.

Luka (my 12 years old daughter) and Daniella (3 years old) are both very competitive. They fight over their toys, chocolate, TV programs, even Harry’s attention! If Daniella sees Luka talking to Harry or rocking him, she immediately wants to take over and in case ‘princess’ doesn’t get what she wants, she then shows everyone how loud she can be (by screaming). And, believe me, she can be loud…

How my 3 Children (don't) Get Along

Luka on the other side, often forgets, that she is 9 years older than Daniella and is always desperate to prove her point. Sometimes it really drives me crazy, I then have no choice, but show them how loud I can be, ha ha! 😀

Not all days are bad days though. Luka and Daniella can play together very nicely, when they want to. Sometimes they both put their dresses on and dance for hours. They seem to have the same taste in music – Daniella knows all Luka’s songs! It’s really lovely watching them get along. Continue reading How my 3 Children (don’t) Get Along

Daniella’s Birthday Party

After Edward finished work on Friday, we all jumped into the car and got going to London! The main reason of this whole trip was to celebrate Daniella’s birthday on Saturday at Edward’s parents house, together with his Mum’s and Brother’s birthdays. Birthday party was entirely organised by Daniella’s grandparents. After moving the house we really would not have had enough time to take care of all…

The party was great. Plenty of food, many people. We really a had good fun. Daniella was definitely feeling like a princess. She did enjoy being the centre of attention so much! Every time the door bell rung, she was the first one by the door, expecting more presents to come. 😀 We sang happy birthday song for probably 5 times, if not more! For Daniella, Edward’s mum, Edward’s brother Jim and few more people whose birthdays are around the same date! No one got left forgotten! 🙂 Continue reading Daniella’s Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Daniella!

So hard to believe, my not so little girl any more has turned 3 yesterday! Very happy birthday to you, our Little Angel! Mummy and Daddy love you so much!!!!!

Our day was very exciting actually. Edward unfortunately had to work, so before he left for the day, we all went to Daniella’s bedroom with a cake, singing happy birthday to her. Daniella was still asleep when we came, so her initial reaction was not very happy (see the video). 😀 But as soon as she realised what was all the fuss about, she has lightened up immediately!

After Daniella blew out the candle, we all went downstairs to check her birthday presents out. She is recently obsessed with Anna from Frozen, therefore we bought her a doll Anna. We didn’t go wrong at all, Daniella was well excited!!!

We had some of Daniella’s birthday cake for breakfast (this was her wish) and Edward went to work. Continue reading Happy Birthday Daniella!