Today I’m linking up with Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for the first time! I’m really excited to join in with the Ordinary Moments as reading these posts was a big reason I started my blog in the first place!
I want to remember the little things not just the Kodak moments.
The internet in the Seychelles is pretty rubbish! We pay more for our 9GB slow, pretty unreliable internet then we did for our unlimited internet, phone and sky tv package (including sky sports!) in the UK.
Since having Arthur our weekly Skype chats home have become all that more important to all involved, and, when previously we would very very rarely use video now its essential!! Arthur is the first grandchild on both sides of the family, they miss him so much and are always desperate to see him!
Every weekend Arthur is held up in front of the camera for a few minutes for various “oohs” and “ahhhs” and “isn’t he gorgeous”.
At 6 months he is now a lot more interactive with these Skype chats and will now give a cheeky grin to the smiling faces on the computer screen saying his name! He also seems to enjoy showing off a new party trick when he learns one such as rolling over, sitting up and ‘talking’! Ive had days where he’s been really grumpy with me and a quick call to my Mum will cheer him up no end!! We even had Christmas over Skype when Arthur opened his presents from our families, it was really lovely.
In a pretty amazing turn of events (and surely nothing to do with the fact that now a rival internet company has arrived on Praslin!) we now get an additional 2.5GB free of internet every weekend, more than doubling our allowance! This has created 4 very very happy grandparents in the UK by having longer Skype time with the boy (and us, although we are becoming a smaller and smaller feature of the conversation each week!)
I’m not sure whether next time Arthur sees our parents (my parents are coming over in March and we are back in the UK to visit in the Summer) if he will in anyway recognise the faces and voices that beam at him through our computer screen on a weekly basis. I know that for now though he seems to enjoy it, and our parents absolutely love it. Every time we login to Skype he gets excited and looks at the screen waiting for someone to appear, so there is no chance its stopping any time soon!