First Words, a Cardboard Box and a New Bed…The Ordinary Moments

holly clapping

My little Holly has been saying mumma, dadda and Alice for quite a while now and then more recently she started to say Nanny, which my mum absolutely loves. But, I have been waiting for her first little words…

She would occasionally say the old word, like bread, water, but she would only say it once and then was a little tease and not say it again. Especially if daddy came home and I was trying to get her to say it to him.

Alice is known to everyone as a talker, she loves to talk and there is never really a time in the day when she isn’t talking. She even talks in her sleep…She has been talking for so long now, that I can’t really remember a time when she didn’t speak.

I have been waiting in anticipation for Holly to start saying more words, I can’t wait to hear her little voice. A voice that I will grow to recognise anywhere, a voice that will one day say the words ‘I love you mummy’…

Then all of a sudden this week, she has found her voice and not just odd words, but stringing words together. Its like she has missed out a stage of talking.

Early one morning we were waiting to go out for the day and the girls were playing around me, as I was getting everything ready. Then Alice started to sing, which she does a lot. When she started to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Holly started to dance and clap and then she started to sing along. They weren’t perfect words, but you could make out what she was singing. It stopped Alice singing, as she was so happy to hear Holly sing and was shouting well done Holly.

Later in the week, we had our new bed delivered, which was very exciting, we ordered it back in January and it has finally arrived. Since moving into our house, we have been doing each room up a bit at a time and until now our bedroom had only had a new blind. Mainly because our furniture isn’t that old and I love it, but our bed needed replacing.

Three large boxes arrived and I laid them down in the lounge, ok the delivery men laid them down for me, until Andy would be home to help move them upstairs. Holly immediately thought it was a new place to play, dance and read a book.

Holly phone

Making an important phone call…

holly reading

Relaxing with a book…

holly dancing

Having a dance…

When Alice came home from preschool she also thought it was a great play area and started jumping off the box and Holly was following in her shadow. Alice was shouting ‘look at me’ and then  when it was Holly’s turn, she said so clearly for everyone to hear ‘look at me’, with her little arms up in the air ready to jump off. It was adorable with her little cheeky smile, so happy to be just like her big sister.

It really is a special moment when little ones start to say their first words, until now Holly jabbers away in her own little way, which is adorable. But, she also gets frustrated because she clearly now knows what she wants and she struggles to communicate it to us. This can be a difficult stage for everyone.

But, hearing these few words this week, I know it won’t be long before she is talking a lot more and then I will probably miss the quiet moments.

I wonder if she is going to be a little chatterbox like her sister and daddy, or if she is going to be more like me, quiet when you first meet me, but then once you know me I’m more chatty.

alice and holly

Enjoying a cuddle…

This is one of the things I love most about being a mummy, getting to watch my girls grow and change all the time. Waiting to see what their little personalities are going to be like and getting to know them a bit more each and every day.

Oh yes, and our new bed and mattress is amazing…


Joining Katie over at MummyDaddyMe for the Ordinary Moments…

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  1. March 6, 2016 / 07:27

    My littlest is 21 months and saying more and more words every day. This week she’s started to string two or three words together and has a pretty good go at her numbers when she attempts to join in with her sister singing them. It feels like such a big milestone once they can talk and makes them seem so much more grown up! I hope you have many a good nights sleep in your new bed.

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:41

      Its great how once they grasp talking, more words keep coming. It’s a great milestone! Thank you, it’s a very comfy bed!!

  2. March 6, 2016 / 15:26

    Aw she is adorable. I definitely think it is a second child thing. Mads my eldest was always so so advanced in her speech but it took my little one a lot longer to speak- even at just turned 3 she is so much quieter than her sister ever was although she is getting much better. Happy Mothers Day to you. xx

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:39

      Thank you 🙂 Alice talked early and was very advanced too with her speech, I agree that second children seem to be quieter and later with their speech. It’s cute hearing her little voice. Thank you lovely, Happy Mothers Day to you too xx

  3. March 6, 2016 / 15:56

    Aww it’s so lovely when they start talking like that isn’t it? Ethan was delayed with his speech and I was desperate to hear him talk. He missed saying a few words all together and just went straight into being a complete chatterbox hehe! Happy Mothers Day to you! xx

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:37

      It’s the best! My eldest daughter is a real chatterbox too, she talked early and hasn’t stopped since! Thank you lovely, Happy Mothers to you too x

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:36

      Thank you 🙂 It really is a wonderful milestone and I love hearing her little voice x

  4. March 6, 2016 / 17:11

    I can’t wait for Kinley to start talking! Although I am sure I will regret saying that at some point. Having an almost non verbal child means hearing the others boys talk is amazing. Something I really cherish! Watching them grow is pretty amazing isn’t it?! xx

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:35

      It really is amazing, I love it when they hit big milestones. x

  5. March 6, 2016 / 17:50

    Aw beautiful girls! It such a lovely time when they start finding their voice isn’t it, I loved hearing the first words and then first little sentences, so cute! x

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:34

      Thank you 🙂 It really is, I love hearing her little voice. It’s too cute x

  6. March 6, 2016 / 19:56

    Those first words are words to treasure! It’s so lovely when they start to speak 🙂 My little one doesn’t ever stop talking now she’s found her voice! xx

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:33

      Yes, I remember them forever. My eldest daughter is the same, she is a proper chatterbox x

  7. March 6, 2016 / 20:40

    Aww clever girl!! And yes it is amazing when they first start to come out with actual recognisable words isn’t it – for ages I was Dada (as was Daddy) to Pip and it was only in intonation that you knew who he meant – I loved it when he first started saying Mama, I felt like I’d been waiting for it for ages!

    • March 6, 2016 / 21:30

      Thank you 🙂 I love it, it’s a real milestone and she seems so much more grown up!

  8. March 7, 2016 / 12:59

    Hello 🙂 This is the first time I’ve ever come across your blog, but those photo’s of the girls are so lovely. I loved reading this post as it brought back memories of my son starting to talk. He’s 3.5 now and I still remember when he first started talking like it was yesterday. He read a book to me and his daddy before bed pointing at all the things like stars, moon, cot, teddy. It was the most wonderful thing and it definitely one of the best parts of motherhood. 🙂 Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day xx

    • March 7, 2016 / 13:12

      Ah I’m pleased you found me 🙂 Thank you, I think its such a big milestone that you don’t forget. I had a lovely day thank you x

  9. March 7, 2016 / 17:19

    Aww that’s amazing what a lovely milestone xx

  10. March 8, 2016 / 07:58

    These photos! Super cute. Who doesn’t love a cardboard to play with, sit and jump on! haha.

    • March 8, 2016 / 08:36

      Thank you 🙂 I know it’s so funny watching them play on a cardboard box, they were quite upset when it went!

  11. March 13, 2016 / 20:19

    Omg cuddles! Lovely xx

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