This Week 18/52: Cinco de Mayo

Last week we didn't get a bank holiday for May 1st, as it fell on a Sunday, unfortunately.  However, we did have Friday 6th off work instead of May 5th, the famous Cinco de Mayo which is celebrated much more in the States than here!  Here it's just a day off for most people, but I was definitely grateful for the long weekend, even though we didn't do anything special.

This week 18/52

Emma says...

bebi baaf =. baby bath
boo bowse = blue blouse
pes shooshos/ dity pes = "pies sucios" = dirty feet
mama eat mamo = mummy eats/is eating  mango
mo fy - ky! = no fly (it can't fly) - cae! (fall/ it falls). We were looking at the pictures of different types of birds in one of her books and I pointed out to her that the ostrich and the kiwi can't fly.  She was very excited about showing me what would happen if they tried to fly - cae!
keem sun = sun cream
Daddy bing ice! = daddy bring ice
Daddy hone soon! = daddy home soon (Emma often says this in the afternoon/evening and looks forward to her daddy coming home.
too high! =. When she was trying to reach something on the desk and couldn't.
mama maato si, Emma maato mo =  Mummy tomato yes, Emma tomato no (I was eating tomato and she didn't want any!)
Emma too!/ Mama too!/ Daddy too! = This is a new phrase, very inclusive!  I was eating a biscuit and she said "Emma too", not wanting to be left out where biscuits are concerned!

My Quote of the Week is one that I fell in love with as soon as I read it and it really fits in with what I believe.

Quote of the week

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  1. wonderful quote and adorable sayings from Emma - love how their language develops. Beautiful photos too! #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. So great having a bilingual child. She is gorgeous! #fortheloveofblog

    1. Thanks, I agree! Not everyone was so supportive of me talking to her 100% in English when she was a baby, but now I feel vindicated.

  3. Such a great quote and very true I am all for recreating myself too! 🌸

    1. Thank you. It's not so easy trying to be the person you want to be, but I guess life is about persevering in the attempt.

  4. I love this quote! It's so true, you have to work on becoming who you want to be :) #candidcuddles

  5. Loving this quote! It gives a sense of empowerment that we are over our destiny & who we are! I love the words for baby bath, so adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing with #candidcuddles xx

  6. This is a lovely quote, and it is so true - I think that since being on maternity leave I have created the person I want to be. Your long weekend sounds lovely, and the saying's from Emma are so cute. Thank you so much for joining our party at #fortheloveofBLOG, we hope you can join us again next week. Claire x