Category Archives: Kanyinsola

Conversations with K

Today’s almost never ending conversation with the little madam…. 

K: where are we going?

Me: to buy Lexie a present

K: why are we buying Lexie a present?

Me: because it is Lexie’s birthday tomorrow

K: why is it Lexie’s birthday tomorrow?

Me: because it is the day she was born 

K: why was she born tomorrow 

Me: no she was born on the day but 2 years ago

K: why was she born 2 years ago?

Me: her mommy was pregnant and gave birth to her 

K: why was her mommy pregnant?

Me: her mommy and daddy wanted a baby

K: why did her mommy want a baby?

Me: they wanted a family 

K: why did they want a family

Me: because family is nice

K: why is family nice?

Me: family loves you 

K: but why did her mommy want a baby

Me: silence🀐🀐

K: why mommy?

Me: because they wanted a child like you

K: why?

Me: then you can have friends

K: ok I like friends

Me: that’s good (I should have kept quiet)

K: are you my family?

Me: yes baby, daddy and I 

K: why are you my family?

Me: we gave birth to you 

K: why did you give birth to me 

Me: we wanted a baby 

K: why did you want a baby?

Me: because we wanted to have Kanyinsola

K: why? 

Me: because you are the best

K: yes, and you are the best (repeat one million times) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And then I was saved by a mama pushing her baby in a pram.. Until 5 mins later and we started all over again. I was saved by reaching our destination. But 3 hours later the questioning started again 😳😳 

testing out a bed we were checking out for a friend

K: why are you my family?

Me: Please ask Daddy 

K: daddy is at office

Me: Yes

K: why don’t you know

Me: I know but I’m tired 

Poor daddy, I better warn him what’s in store for him when he gets back from work . And she is not yet 3…
Grandpa’s response when I told him “I think this is good for you because you did more than that. That is pay back. Extend my best wishes to her.”
And timehop reminded me she wore the same outfit a year ago 

Father’s Day 2016…

Not so late this time around 

photobombed by the dog’s tail

K now understands the day a bit though she kept saying it is daddy’s birthday. And let me just add here that if you want to keep something a secret don’t tell a 2 year old. We addressed a card for daddy and put it in the bag with the gifts, immediately daddy came home K was quick to tell him this was his birthday gift πŸ˜†

 πŸ˜† but luckily daddy  has patience and he waited till Sunday to get his gift 

So what did we do…We picked sticks:

the stick was one of three that made it into daddy’s gift pack

the “i know you asked me not to taste the dough but couldn’t resist” look

ate dough (cough cough baked)

We addressed cards:

card making in progress

what a big difference a year makes.

Father and Child

No day off for daddy just because it is Father’s day πŸ™‚

our attempt at making a cake just for daddy… the anticipation to dig right in

hugs for daddy

“toto ” sauce is yum

K for Kanyinsola; K for Kangaroo

picking out random numbers and letters

Kisses for daddy because we give him grey hairs 😁😁 and most importantly because he is ours

And it’s a wrap 

Q&A with a 2 year old…

Cleo the Rottweiler getting a hug because K decided she was sad πŸ™‚

Saw this floating around and decided to have some fun last night : Without any prompting, ask your child these questions 

What is your name? I’m Kanyinsola; my name is 2. Proud mommy moment she did say her first and last name last week 

How old are you? 2 

When is your birthday? 2 on my birthday 

How old is Daddy? 2

How old is Mummy? 2

All the age questions were shown with hand gestures (in case mommy didn’t hear well). We can only count to 13 so it would have been anything between 1-13 πŸ˜†

kanyinsola is 2

mommy is 2

daddy is 2

What is your favorite colour? I’m painting with mommy (at least she knows we use colour for painting)

What is your favourite food?  Pizza, cupcake, oats,  Otees   (I’ve never eaten this before but she gets it in Sunday school). Cupcake hmmmmm, pizza (this one was a surprise because we hardly eat pizza) And oats!! Definitely not my child as I can’t stomach oats but she loves it and is happy to have it for breakfast everyday if you allow 

Who is your best friend? Friend (well)

What is your favourite song? Twinkle star I’m sure if I asked again she would say baa baa sheep, Cow (her way of describing old Macdonalds has a farm) ring around the roses, incy spider, Barney says (yes we like Barney) and Hickory dock

What is your favourite animal? I like avagator (😳)   then she decided all amimals. I do know she likes dogs, penguins, rabbits, butterfly, elephant, monkeys, cows, fishes frogs and horses

What are you scared of? Blank face no response. Long may the not knowing what scary is last 

What makes you happy? I’m happy (said with hands raised in the air to affirm the proclamation 

e for elephant πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Where is your favorite place to go? Swimming and Church (that’s my child) and I’m sure if I allowed her she would have added gym 

What do you want to be when you grow up? Grow up and drink milk πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

What is Mummy’s favorite thing to do? Blank face ….. No response 

What is daddy’s favorite thing to do? Daddy is not doing 

There you have it ….…………

Oh my word!! Kids are brutally honest!! Someone asked her kid what is mom’s favourite colour and she said -dry white…. Hmmm I didn’t know dry white was a colour on the spectrum πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

Another friend asked her kid what mom’s favourite thing to do is- child responded drink wine πŸ˜†


I’m not going gaga but my darling child thinks it is Christmas now, just one month later πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

After begging her to wear the hat at Christmas (which was met with vehement refusal) she has asked to put on the hat everyday for the last 3 days … Child who dances to her own tune 





Cheeky Monkey…

In other Christmas news, we had our first natural (albeit dried) tree and I loved it (and still do) plus it didn’t cost us a fortune 

and it is still up


I’m guessing one month after Christmas is a good time to clear away 


you know you live inthe southern hemisphere when you have a frozen yoghurt whilst staring at your christmas light (or the heater is cranked up to the max)

Ps: I might or might not have left my tree out for the whole of 2015 – you guess πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

Β Β Β Β Been a while…

It’s been a while since I posted here. So much has happened in that time. Some day I might blog about it. In the meantime  here are a few pictures of little miss. 


settings trends … when you cant decide which to wear, you wear as many as you can possibly get on your neck


stopping to smell the “fowers” on our walk


and so it begins… except she wants it cleaned off immediately after because you can’t have dirty hands


the doll: child loves; daddy hates and mommy indifferrent to it πŸ™‚


my little helper! if only thr shopping cart wasnt taller than her


bath toys need a bath too


in mommy’s running shoes


Silent Sunday……



18 months…

That’s how old my child is! If we are trying to be accurate actually 18.5 months now! Still wondering where the time went because it feels like she was born “just the other day”


little prof loves naking notes st every opportunity

So how did we celebrate…

I made banana muffins which we ate over 3 days because daddy doesn’t eat “healthy” cakes 
Dropped by the bank for some quick admin 

keeping busy while waiting to be served

18 month immunization (yeah bad mom) because I like to kill multiple birds with one stone. After that we went to see the pead! She was happy with all the milestones. Though she said she should be saying at least 20 words!! Hmmm I better start writing them down because I’m certain she doesn’t have such a big vocabulary yet!


i thought this was funny

She’s on the 99th percentile for height and weight! Which has always been the case. One thing I find interesting was the nurse measured her at 85cm just before she got her 3 vaccines (should be two but we were “lucky” they had the golden chicken pox vaccine so that got added to the mix) and the pead at 89cm a few minutes later, which seems more accurate as she was 85cm 3 months ago (except I have a shrinking child πŸ™‚ )

Home for lunch and then we headed out to a nature reserve for a photo shoot! Thankfully daddy’s meeting didn’t happen so he was able to join us. There’s always a reason for a photo shoot. And my child turning 1.5 years was good enough for me add to mix a groupon deal and I’m a very happy me πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

bubbles are so much fun we ignore the zebras in the background like we see them every day

yay, more bubbles



pretending to have a nap, because why not when you have a blanket on hand even if you are lying on grass


Another Silent Sunday …





Silent Sunday …





I had a different post planned about the colour run I did on Saturday, but that would have to wait as there are more pressing matters πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

K was born on Monday the 4th! And today is the first time since she was born that 4th is on a Monday! The next time the 4th will fall on a Monday is May 2015! – Yes I checked

As is customary every 4th of the month, we take pictures with milestone/monthly belly stickers (though as you would see that name is not very accurate again when babies become very mobile).

Today we are 9 months old!!! (I am still trying to figure it all out though, because she is exactly 39 weeks old today, which would mean she is 9 months and 3 weeks if we are using 4 weeksΒ  make a month! but we all know some months are more than 4 weeks)


Sleeping beauty


Taken with the secondary camera, hence grainy

Taken with the secondary camera, hence grainy

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A some what rare picture with daddy dearest

A somewhat rare picture with daddy dearest

Back or Belly Sticker (you decide)Β 

You mean this is supposed to be on my tunny :)

You mean this is supposed to be on my tummy πŸ™‚

Mommy! I can take it off ... yippee

Mommy! I can take it off … yippee

Mandatory Taste Test - YUM ;) ;)

Mandatory Taste Test – YUM πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

I can stand.... And I do it at every available opportunity

I can stand…. And I do it at every available opportunity

Busy doing heave knows what...

Busy doing heaven knows what… EXPLORING I guess

Mommy is smart and still knows how to get one or two pictures with the stickers in the right place

Sticker in place - I have a few tricks up my sleeves to get the picture with the sticker in place

Sticker in place – I have a few tricks up my sleeves to get the picture with the sticker in place

This child of mine doesn’t sit still for longer than a split second. I had some fancy picture ideas planned for these last few, but well I am glad I even got anything at all

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IMG_5021Β Β  Sorry for the cuteness oops I meantΒ picture overloadΒ 

Hope you had a nice weekend? I did albeit super busy. Looking forward to this weekend, my cousin is getting married and K would be attending her first wedding. Are you looking forward to anything this week?