thats who we are talking about…

nicknames in our family have taken off – its just so much easier than trying to get the right name out. So, if you hear us calling for the following – you now know who we are talking about.

Maisie = Moo/Mooey/Mooba/Mooey Canooey/Miss Moo/Mais
Talia = Tally/Tal/Tally Banally/TalBal/Tals
Alice = Cece/Cece Balece/Ces/Macca Pacca
Pippa = Pippy/Pip/PipManip/Pipsticks/Pips/Pippy Longstockings

And if anyone is in a grumpy/bad mood – its Humpf.

Strange thing is they always answer to whatever they are called…

Talia Mersey @4.3

Tally is still our dreamy girl. Not much has changed in the past year, she still loves her sleep and her big bird, is still trying to keep up with her big sister and still is our best eater!!
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She has flourished at pre school – having her own time with her own friends has been great. She brings home a back pack full of craft every week and now likes to do drawing/pasting/writing every day.

She sings and sings and sings, everything has a song to it, its kind of like she lives in a musical. Tally loves to play any game that involves people – shops, restaurants, houses, library’s, dogs, mums and dads and grandmas, church etc etc. She is a pretty quick runner and was first in the pool this year. Dundock the Dog still makes an appearance every now and then.

Tally’s hair is a wild mess of curls and this matches her personality! Her imagination is wild and large and she loves to share stories with you. She loves to be outside helping me in the garden where she hunts down anything that creeps or crawls. She finds little “friends” and talks to them and involved them in her games.
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digging for worms

She loves to cuddle on the couch and snuggle in bed with us – usually the first one up from both her day sleep and in the mornings, means lots of huggling time whilst she wakes up.

Alice Joy @2.10

Alice Joy is growing up so fast! She is very different to her big sisters, a lot more feisty (and sometimes more festy) and copies there behavior which makes for interesting tantys and conversations. She is a very funny little lady – very emotional as well. Her blond straight hair is always hanging in her face and she now wants to dress herself, which ends up with her always looking a bit odd!
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She says almost everything that her sisters say, sometimes she will parrot a whole conversation that they are having with someone else just quietly in the background. She has learnt the words to songs and rhymes very quickly by using this skill of hers!

She loves playing on her own – she will quite happily play a game for almost an hour with no one else annoying her. One of her favorite games at the moment is the Tinkerbell game, in which she closes a door and knocks, you have to ask who it is, she replies “Tinkerbell”, then you say “oh, come in Tinkerbell”, she comes in and the game continues. She often comes in asking if we can play the Tinkerbell game, even when we are in the bathroom!
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Cece loves her parents – or her “best friendies” as she calls us. Very much still a Mummas girl, she often gets sooky and if someone speaks to her or asks her a question she will reply “Mumma” and point at me or grab onto me. Its quite amusing, but very annoying at the same time.

She loves her baby sister and always needs to know where Pippy is or what Pippy is doing. I often find Alice in Pippas cot with her after she has woken up from a nap. She tries very hard to include Pippa into the games that she is playing – but only if it suits her mood. Now that Pippa is crawling, I often hear “NO PIPPY” from Alices direction.

She is looking forward to pre school next year – ready for “my turn at pre school”. She likes to compete with her older sisters in any way that she can – getting in the bath, getting dressed, getting in the car, if you turn it into a competition – Alice will get involved!
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She loves the wiggles, her “I Spy” book and playing with her sisters and also playing little people duplo. When she finishes a book or a song she says “Amen”. She loves to cook (pretend or real – doesnt matter which) and still loves her morning “happle” before breakfast.