Jake & Ellie’s Snow White & Batman outfits, a present from my in-laws, arrived today. I expected dressing up & playing with those to take up most of the afternoon but after some initial enthusiasm, & swapping costumes, they seemed to lose interest fairly quickly. They’d just woken up from their nap, & I’m sure they’ll have more fun with them another time.
What they really wanted to do was messy play. So messy play they did!
I love how seriously they seem to take it, & the concentration they give to it.
It also highlights how different they are. As before, Jake was talking non-stop, chattering away in his cute but often hard to understand way. Ellie was all quiet, seemingly methodical, focus.
The main thing is that they both really enjoyed it & several times asked for top-ups!
I hope we can do more & messier play in the future, especially if / when we move to a home with more space as we hope.
I’m linking up with Jennie’s ‘Messy Play for Matilda Mae’ blog-link, set up in honour of her beautiful messy play loving baby girl who she so sadly lost to SIDS in February. Lots of us a making a mess for her! To see more messy play posts just click the pic: