Yesterday we had three couples with their new babies over at our place for a bbq. Those Aussie (and Kiwi) bbq's work like a treat: everyone brings their own meat, drinks, and a salad. Then the men (of course) prepare the meat all at once (if the bbq is big enough), and the women busy themselves with the babies. At some point in time the meat is done and brought in. It's all put on the kitchen bench, plus the salads, and voila: there's a buffet with way too much food. Initially we were going to go to Belair National Park, for a real Aussie outdoor bbq in the park, but it would maybe be too cold for the little ones, so we decided to keep it indoors.
It was lovely, but I'm very pleased that I'm not working in a kindergarten or a child care centre, because I would go crazy quickly. How you're ever able to keep an eye on six babies (that's the ratio I think) at once and cater for their individual needs is beyond me. All our babies took turns in smiling, crying, feeding, and screaming. Every parent, has had to pace the floor to console a baby - if we would have had carpet we probably would need to replace it by now. To make things even more interesting, there also was a two-year old running around. But overall, I think the babies all did very well - till about four o'clock - then they all started to scream in unison. Time to break up :-)
And... we celebrated another milestone: Nora is three months old! She's now starting to bend forwards when she's sitting up. Like when she's in the chair on the picture below, she bends forward - with a lot of grunting - and seems quite surprised to see her own feet. I've also see her doing it when she lies flat, again, with a lot of grunting ('aaaarrgghhh'), and now and then she transforms in this little ball, rolling over on her side. So I think this is probably the first stage of rolling and sitting??
|Nora in her bouncer|