Baby Elma Family Kitty {the ordinary moments}

Early morning walks

20/07/2014

It may be only just the number starting with a 7 in the morning, but when it’s summer, and it’s light, what more are two tiny and very awake little girls to do but head downstairs to see what adventures might await.  And well, it’s amazing what you can find in Grandma’s garage!

Once upon a time this little pram was Kitty’s sole domain; Elma couldn’t reach anywhere near it, and wasn’t walking, and Kitty herself could only just about manage to see over the top of the hood. But I think Elma has claimed possession, or at least has a most determined grasp on the handlebar, and it’s Kitty passing on the parenting skills, making sure Baby (all of Grandma’s dollies are called Baby) is nice and comfy and well tucked in.

And then of course you need to make sure the hood is set exactly so, just in case the sun gets in Baby’s eyes;

Or stopping to pat Baby’s head; I’m going to hope in a gesture of affection and comfort, more than ‘please just go to sleep now’!

Kitty herself isn’t quite making the grand gesture of sisterly sacrifice that releasing the little pram to Elma might suggest; given that Grandma’s garage also revealed this rather gorgeous contraption.

Pram just doesn’t do it justice; this is a baby carriage of old school proportions brought down to miniature, and Kitty loves it.  She’d happily spend a morning pushing the hood up and down; tucking another Baby in and out of various covers, and she’s even reportedly been spotted pushing her sister around in it for a bit – and with more than enough space to do so!

But what the girls like best is to set off for a little walk together around Grandma and Grandad’s front drive, pushing their babies and chattering away.  Shades of an NCT group outing almost four years ago perhaps!

If this were the only availble evidence, then I’d have to conclude that my little girls look set to be the most mini-mummy, caring, affectionate and baby-centric big sisters that a newborn could ever wish for; and see visions of them fighting to push the pram, stroke his or her head, and generally keep my mothering up to scratch.  And to a degree it might be true – at least in that I know the girls will adore Little Bump, want to give him or her kisses, and then get a bit frustrated when he or she can’t play with them yet, which I think is the definition of a pretty perfect 3 and 1 year old big sister; but I don’t think I’m going to be handing over full parenting responsibilities just yet.  You see after a nice gentle baby walk it seems that we move on to…

Buggy racing;

And chasing;

And pushing down the slope while shouting “Wheeeee!”

I think we might just save all of this excellent exercise for when it’s Baby in the pram, although it has got me wondering whether I should sign the girls up for a Mums and Prams class along with me to get us all out in the fresh air in the autumn!

 

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  • Not A Frumpy Mum 20/07/2014 at 7:35 am

    This is so sweet, two fabulous big sisters in the making! x

    • Carie 21/07/2014 at 10:24 pm

      thank you so much 🙂

  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) 20/07/2014 at 8:25 am

    Aww I love this, those prams are amazing! They are clearly going to be amazing big sisters… Although maybe don’t leave them alone with the pram near a hill. Wheeeeee! Hehe xx

    • Carie 21/07/2014 at 10:25 pm

      Aren’t they just – and the girls love them!

  • PottyMouthedMummy 20/07/2014 at 11:22 am

    I adore these pics and that pram is completely beautiful!! x

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you – it really is isn’t it – the granddaughter of a friend of my inlaws had rather grown out of it and handed it down for our girls to use when they visit, it was so sweet of them!

  • Seychellesmama 20/07/2014 at 1:34 pm

    Wow that pram is incredible so gorgeous, both of them are!! Love that it started off all ‘motherly’ and ended in pram racing haha!! Lovely moments captured here 🙂

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 5:57 pm

      Somehow it seems like the perfect combination of H and my personalities – so funny to see in real life!

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 20/07/2014 at 3:12 pm

    That pram really is beautiful and they definitely are going to be the best big sisters I am sure of it. Isn’t it funny, in the summer you definitely want to get out and about more and enjoy the day- we have had a few super early outside starts too. Whereas if it was 7 in winter I would be grumbling and feeling sorry for myself I am sure. 😉 x

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 5:58 pm

      Yes I’m not sure they’d get much change out of me if they suggested being out in the garden at 7am in deep midwinter – I think it’s something to do with needing more clothes and organising – at this time of year you just put your shoes on and you’re done!

  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure 20/07/2014 at 11:32 pm

    You can all go for a walk with your three prams! It would be quite a sight! I love the big white one – stunning!

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 5:59 pm

      We might have to try that although I fear I might let the side down – lovely though my pram is, it isn’t an old school Silver Cross – given the size of even the little one I’ve decided only people with really enormous hallways can have one!

  • Emma Shilton 21/07/2014 at 12:21 am

    Oh how wonderful. I remember doing things like this with my little sister and it brings back such happy memories for me. Lovely photographs

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you – I remember my sister and I having matching pushchairs for our teddies and it being a lot of fun so I’m glad to see the girls doing the same!

  • Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork 21/07/2014 at 9:32 am

    The big pram is practically a work of art! I love the photo of the two of them stomping off together, very funny and endearing. They’ll make great big sisters indeed!

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 6:01 pm

      It really is – I didn’t get any pictures but both Kitty and Elma have sat in it and been pushed around and if the handle was just a smidgen higher and the suspension a bit kinder you could definitely put a baby in it!

  • Anna-Marie 21/07/2014 at 10:33 am

    Wonderful! I absolutely LOVE the silvercross!

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 6:03 pm

      It’s quite the construction isn’t it!!

  • Katie 21/07/2014 at 10:52 pm

    Agree with the others – aren’t they just going to be the most wonderful big sisters! gorgeous pics of your little ladies Carie and i would have died for that pram Kitty is pushing when i was 3! x

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 9:49 pm

      I think I’d have been quite jealous of it too – lucky Kitty!

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) 22/07/2014 at 11:23 am

    They are so adorable here. Also reminded me of my only sibling, my sister. We used to play this too together =) #ordinarymoments

    • Carie 22/07/2014 at 9:40 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂