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I love these illustrations by Steve Mack - very fifties and with lovely flat colour. I've chosen the lion because I'm surrounded by leos, but all the other animals are great too. Steve added a different letter and animal to his blog every week for 26 weeks - what a great project idea. Wish I could be that disciplined.
Currently it feels like every day Maddles has a brand new trick to dazzle us with (although I admit we are easily dazzled). On Tuesday she woke up 'twinkling' her fingers. She'd been watching me very intently whenever I sang Twinkle Little Star to her and I could see that the finger actions in particular had her intrigued. Perhaps she was dreaming about it over night and finally figured out how to do it.
Then yesterday we had some people over and I could hear them laughing with Maddles in the front room. I went in and Maddles had the DVD remote control up to her ear.
'Dadada!' she was saying, very seriously into the remote. 'DadadaDADAdadaDAdaDADADA!' Then she slammed the remote/phone onto the floor and looked up with a 'well, that'll teach them to call at this hour,' look on her face.
It was a little alarming (albeit extremely cute) to see this mimicry in action. Are we really that aggressive on the phone? All I can think is that we get a lot of call centres ringing us up. But I usually just avoid them by not answering.