Buba, I was so very proud of you yesterday at the zoo. Your fear of animals is lessening and I am so relieved. It’s still present when they get too close, even if there is glass in between but you no longer shake, have accidents and hide under my legs when you see them. I am hoping all our trips the the zoo and various farms have helped you this summer and may it long continue. I don’t ever want you to be scared of animals. At the zoo, you started talking back to the animals and telling them to be nice or making up stories of what they were doing at the time. It was so pleasant to see. You absolutely loved the penguins and meerkats which I don’t blame you they were so cute. Tomorrow is our last day here in the states and I am so sad but I think you kids are ready to be home in your own beds and own space. It’s been a great summer for you Buba, you are coming home with a little American accent. Mommy couldn’t be more proud.
Missy Moo, you little climber! I don’t know what to do with you. You are so different from your brother whom never climbed, explored, or independent. But you little girl, you want take a mile when I give you an inch. You climb everything, you explore everywhere, everything goes into your mouth and you get into everything too. I fear going home this week where our house is not baby proofed. You have changed so much this summer in America. I can’t believe it. I left with a baby and am coming home with a walking, talking tot. You got four more teeth this past two weeks, I was shocked so many came at once. You were getting a little testy with them coming in but we are finally seeing your smiles again. You had a blast at the zoo yesterday. So cute to see you so curious of the animals and running around the play ground like you own the place. I definitely am starting to see the start of a strong personality from you. You are bossy like your Momma!
I love that you both teach each other things and experience life together. I am so grateful that you are both close in age and are starting to understand each other more and more everyday. I can’t wait to listen in on your little sibling conversations. Buba you are the best big brother I could have ever asked you to be to Missy Moo. You are always concerned for her when she cries, falls, or needs something. I think it’s wonderful you rush to her side to assist. Missy Moo, you think it’s wonderful too as you boss your big brother around all day long, making him grab you things or do things for you. Yesterday at the zoo was such a great family day out with our friends and I loved that you both were so interested in the animals – together. Buba you were so excited to rush Missy Moo over to see the walrus in the aquarium, never wanting her to miss out on what’s going on. You both have been so good to each other lately and there hasn’t been any fighting, jealousy, pushing or having to separate you both. I thank you for that especially as we finish up our two month long vacation. I am sure it’s been hard on you both. You are the best team ever and I love you both so very much. Thank you for making our USA summer absolutely AMAZING! I can’t wait until next year!
Not A Frumpy Mum says
Such lovely photos, and it’s lovely to see Buba getting over his fear of animals. We have the opposite problem, O is so unafraid with them it makes me nervous.
Glad you’ve had an amazing summer, have a safe journey back. xxx
Thanks hunny. It truly has been amazing and looking forward to next summer again already!!! I think it’s always going to be one or the other.
Such lovely photos and you looked like you had such a fantastic time away lovely. I was very jel. Still can’t quite believe how much they have both grown. Sob. Roll on next summer! xxx
Agreed roll on indeed. I know I feel like I left with a baby and a tot and coming home with two toddlers. Lol so much is changing in them both. Time goes too fast!!
Izzie Anderton says
Sounds as though you’ve had the most perfect summer with Buba and Missy Moo in the US. Loving the photos and wishing you a safe journey home x
Thank you so much Izzie. We really have and I am already looking forward to next summer when they are a little older and we can take them to theme parks and water slide parks so many near us. It’s going to be great summers to come too. We have had so much fun this year.
Missy Moo looks so so grown up stood up like that next to Bubba. So cute. And a huge well done to Bubba for getting better of his fear of animals. Z loves them till they try to touch him, then he’ll leap into our arms. Bubba might like Hesketh farm near Skipton, lots of animals to feed but all safely behind their fences so at a distance. Safe journey back hun xx
Oh that sounds great. I will have to check it out thank you. Yes he is the same great at a distance but up close no chance. Lol they really have grown up this summer. Can’t wait until next year.
Jess @ Catch A Single Thought says
It does sound like you have had the most amazing summer. I love that Missy Moo is such an adventurer, she does look so big now, especially in the last photo 🙂
I know I can’t believe how she has grown. Coming home with a toddler and left with a baby. So crazy. We have a great summer thanks. I can’t wait until next summer.
Your USA summer has looked amazing Jenny. I’ve kinda gone a little awol on the blog front this summer-but I’ve been keeping track of you over on IG & i remember seeing your Zoo pictures. I’d love to have heard Bubba’s conversations with the animals & seen missy moo in action climbing everything!
Safe travels lovely xx
Thank you hunny. Ya seems like everyone has taken a break from it. USA trip has been amazing. Can’t wait until next year.
Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says
Aww so lovely, sounds like they have really grown up a lot over this summer in the states! hope you have a safe journey home! xx #sharewithme
They really have. Thanks. Weird returning with two tots and no more baby. Time goes too fast.
It sounds (and looks – from the pictures) like you have a lovely summer in the US.
Both my girls are scared of animals, not too sure where it comes from but I’m sure they’ll grow out of it. My mum tells me I was the same at that age.
That makes me feel better as missy moo is now showing signs of being afraid too. Thank you we have had a great time in the USA. Can’t wait until next summer already.
Potty Mouthed Mummy says
So lovely. It’s been a real pleasure looking at all the pics and reading all the posts from your summer trip. You all clearly have had such a wonderful time x
Thank you hunny. Yes we are so sad to leave but missing daddy lots too. Glad you have enjoyed our photos on ig from it. Be weird to be back in the uk.
They sound like the absolute perfect kids Jenny, what a lucky mommy you are 🙂 #sharewithme
Mummy Bear says
Aw Jenny, they are both growing so much. Especially Missy Moo! 4 teeth in 2 weeks, wowzers! Lovely to follow their progress on your little blog 🙂
Thank you hunny. It’s been such a great summer and they have changed so much for sure. Glad you have enjoyed it.
Nikki Fraser (@nikoteen87) says
So glad you had a great vacation and wow 2 months. Bet it was amazing. Glad he loved the zoo and she sound like she is going to be a like miss with attitude. Which is great girls should know their own minds.
Great post x
Attitude for sure. I can already see it happening. Me and her butting heads. Strong willed women in my family. Thanks hunny. It was a great two months. So many adventures to reflect on and remember.
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
I always love these posts, love the way you write them. I’m so glad you’ve had such a wonderful time over the summer, safe journey home x
Thank you so much Sara. Me too. I want to make a magazine of them at the end of the year for both kids.
Love these posts as well, and the pics are adorable!
Thank you Mary! So sweet of you to say and stop by!
Mummy Whiskers says
What a wonderful way to spend the summer! It’s so lovely to see how well they both get on together and how proud you are, such a beautiful post 🙂 #sharewithme
Thank you so much. Lovely comment! It truly was the best summer ever!!!
Loved these picts on IG – looks like you had a fab holiday! And, what a lovely happy looking family you are! We love the zoo and this one goods great!
Thanks for linky – am joining for 2nd time x
Glad to have you hun, and glad you like it. It’s been such a great experience and summer! Can’t believe its all over now.
Such a sweet post as always! Love that they are so close and can enjoy the zoo together
Thanks Shae! I know it was so great to go together we had such a great time!
Such beautiful beautiful photos. I hope you’re all settling back into the UK ok after your amazing summer adventures x x x x