Gosh, what a month for my little pair of siblings!
Lots of ‘firsts’ for them in July.
First proper family holiday, the first time on a plane, first time abroad… I could go on and on.
There have been a LOT of first experiences; sailing, kayaking, windsurfing. An awful lot of lovely for my two little man-cubs.
I’m so, so happy that their very first holiday was so memorable.
I have memories from as young 18 months of age so I KNOW that they will remember some of the amazing things that we did during our time with Mark Warner in Sardinia.
The other huge thing to mention is that Bertie has finally started his potty training.
After still not really showing any clear signs of being ‘ready’, I decided to take the bull by the horns and — with the invaluable help and advice from the boys’ pre-school — we made a start the week before we went on holiday.
It was a much easier process than I’d anticipated, to be honest, and he was really, really quick to get to grips with it.
OK, he had some accidents — some big some small — but now (almost four weeks on) he’s totally got it. At Camp Bestival, over the weekend, he stayed completely dry. And, even for a seasoned veteran, going to the loo in a festival toilet is not the best experience sometimes!! ;)
I think that going on holiday really helped, to be honest. The fact that we were together for a lot of the time was a definite advantage.
Since we’ve been home, even his overnight pull-ups are dry in the morning and he asks to use the loo when he wakes up. Clever little sausage — so very proud of him.
And proud too of his lovely twin, who was SO helpful in aiding his brother.
The pre-school said that Cosmo was often heard asking Bertie if he needed a wee!!!
Little things like that make me so proud. It’s incredibly sweet to see how their relationship is evolving and their gorgeous ‘twinness’ is such a precious thing to see.
They can both count up to 20 (with a bit of help) and Bertie’s speech is coming along in leaps and bounds now. Sometimes his pronunciation is a bit out but he’s a proper little chatterbox, which is lovely.
All in all, my two little friends had an amazing month.
And August is gearing up to be just as special. Watch this space :)
Many thanks to River Island for the boys’ gorgeous outfits. I’m SO impressed with their kids’ ranges — the clothes are fab quality and super-cool. Love them :)
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