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Humuhumu and the picspam [20150218|20:45]
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This weekend, we had confirmation that Humuhumu now has medium-term memory capacity.

We make regular visits to our local National Trust property. It has lovely gardens, including a vegetable garden where you can buy interesting produce, lots of walking trails, a pretty tea room and a cute playground.

It also has a motorised buggy to take people who are disabled (and/or burdened with small children and their accoutrements) between the entrance to the grounds and the stately home.

Humuhumu thinks this is a “bus”. She loves buses more than any other form of transport. We have several toy buses at home, including a big wooden double-decker with wooden peg “peoples”.

On her last visit to the NT property with her daddy five or six weeks ago, she got to ride on the “bus” on their way back to the car park. We didn’t think anything of this until we were about to leave after the visit this weekend, when she stopped bibbling along the path in front of the stately home, tilted her head at us, and politely enquired, “Bus?”

The bus wasn’t there. We told her that the bus was probably taking other people who needed it somewhere else. Disappointed, she carried on toward the car park. We were three quarters of the way there when suddenly the “bus” appeared, traveling in the opposite direction. Humuhumu greeted it with such happy cries of, “BUS! Oh, BUS!” that, er, we had to walk all the way back so we could catch the bus.

The nice chap driving the “bus” didn’t just take us from the house to the car park. He gave us a turn around the grounds. Humuhumu had a huge smile on her face the whole time. “Ridin’ da bus,” she informed us proudly at intervals.

And now, a picspam from an assortment of recent weekends.


Humuhumu doing her best “....Please?” face.


Humuhumu peering out the back door: now possible with the aid of “my step”.


Humuhumu drawing at the pub with the assistance of Cousin and Uncle.


Humuhumu grins at Cousin from the protective shelter of Uncle’s arm.


Humuhumu in the bath with Cousin.


Keiki in Cousin’s arms.


Keiki dreaming milky dreams.


Morning faces: Keiki regards the bloke whilst Humuhumu squeaks elephant.


Morning faces: Bloke, Humuhumu and Keiki.


Humuhumu doing her best “....Please?” face.


Bloke and Humuhumu regard two huge Ai Wei Wei urns at Blenheim Palace.


Running around the formal gardens at Blenheim Palace.


Humuhumu getting as close as possible without touching an Ai Wei Wei sculpture at Blenheim Palace.


Humuhumu stands looking thoughtfully into the distance next to the Ai Wei Wei sculpture at Blenheim Palace.


Hello, Big Blue Onion sculpture.


Goodbye, Big Blue Onion sculpture.


“Please, sir, may I have another?”

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[User Picture]From: impix
2015-02-18 21:36 (UTC)
Oh my gosh, she is just precious. I love the photo of the little one smiling up at 'the bloke' ;)
Just... ah.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-02-19 10:57 (UTC)
She's developing so quickly right now. Last night she demonstrated that she can imagine objects are representative of other objects. She took several packs of nappies and arranged them into a "train", and then put her stuffed toys on them as passengers. And then the big purple monster stuffed toy dive-bombed them and knocked them off. :P

I love that one too! He looks so alert (the baby, not the man).
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-02-19 08:26 (UTC)
Oh, such great piccies! :o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-02-19 10:59 (UTC)
:D Thank you! (It takes me soooo long to assemble a post like this. I have to snatch minutes from several days to transfer the photos, arrange the photos, crop the photos, upload the photos and write the words. So it's nice to have them appreciated.)
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-02-19 11:02 (UTC)
I know the feeling.

As you know, I also post a lot of pics!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-02-19 11:11 (UTC)
Yes, and your picture posts are fantastic. :)
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-02-19 11:17 (UTC)
Why thankee.

Off to Paris shortly, so look out for more.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-02-19 09:54 (UTC)
Bus!

You have such a cute family. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-02-19 11:00 (UTC)
Yes, bus! She stopped saying "bus-oo", which was how she said bus for a few months. I'm a little sad about that, although I know it's best in the long run for her to pronounce it properly. :P

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: againstathorn
2015-02-19 15:20 (UTC)
She's getting so big! What a cutie!

Getting those special shots is so difficult. I have a little digital point-n-shoot and basically set it on "continuous" so it keeps taking photos when I hold down the button. I find the initial shot takes longer because the camera is metering and focusing, but the subsequent shots just take one after the other. Every second counts!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-02-23 16:05 (UTC)
She is! Still not a lot of hair though. She gets mistaken for a boy when she's not wearing a dress. We don't make a big deal out of it so she doesn't mind. But I think we may be a bit relieved when she finally does have enough hair for us to style it...

You're very right. I started doing continuous shooting so that I could capture the birds outside, but it's good for nabbing the toddler so that she's not just a blur as well!
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