It's been a while since I last posted; life is very busy with 2 kids. Alina turned 4 in December and Robbie turned 1 in February. It's amazing how quickly time flies. Robbie decided that he didn't really want to crawl so he went straight onto walking at 11 1/2 months. He absolutely loves to walk everywhere! We got him a set of reigns as he is still wobbly on his feet. It's funny how he pulls himself forward trying to get to different places. He's also started to a little bum shuffle- just like Alex did when he was his age. For us it's quite new as Alina did the standard crawl- walk. It's nice to see how his legs get stronger every day and how he gets to understand how to hold himself up. The funnies is bath time. Robbie absolutely LOVES a bath. We've left him in the bath tub with no water on and he was happy to play with his toys for hours. We usually give the kids a bath every second day and Robbie almost runs on his little wobbly legs from his bedroom to the bathroom. He was so excited today that he even tried to climb up the side of the bath. This winter has been really hard healthwise for both of our kids. They've caught every single bug under the sun and it's been extremely painful to watch them suffer. We were hoping that Alina would be stronger by now but this year in particular has not been the greatest. It's probably also due to the fact that we have a longer commute to one of her nurseries- the larks- and she also does 4 days, 2 of which are 9-3. Hopefully things will get better after Easter when she will go only to the local nursery, Notre Dame. She loves it there and it's been a great learning curve for her. She can now read 3-4 letter words and her writing has improved significantly.We are amazed at where she is at only 4 years of age. Robbie is also a little brainbox. He is very good at remembering things and if you show him how to do something, he will be able to copy you by the following day. He is very chatt and can already say a few words, mainly mama, daddy, ina for Alina and gee which seems to be milk. Robbie loves food. My mother made some pancackes the other day, he saw them and started crying and the moment we put him at the table he stuffed two slices in his mouth. He has become a chunky little boy and loves finger feeding. I don't understand how he can eat so much though as during the entire meal he bounces up and down in his high chair. It takes a lot of coordination to bounce, say "aaa" non stop, put things in one's mouth and chew at the same time. And all that with the left hand only whilst holding a piece of food in the right hand which usually gets forgotten about :0). It's lovely to see the two kids grow up. We are very luck to have 2 survivors and very lucky indeed to have such special children whom we both love dearly.