Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary

to my Mummy and Daddy. (Sorry, this was the best photo I could find!)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Time flies

However did these two
 grow up into these two? (And that's already nearly a month ago)
(And yes, it's entirely possible that Sophia's missing her trousers in that bottom picture,
cos that's how we roll around here. Or how she does, anyway!)
(This was Jaiden trying out the forward facing car seat for size, and he liked it, so that was that, it was his! We're currently using the one my parents bought for their car, in our car for Sophie. We really ought to get around to buying another!)

Friday, July 27, 2012


The seagulls were circling round and diving for food thrown up by a lady on the beach below. I thought they made a beautiful picture against the backdrop of that sky

Thursday, July 26, 2012


"I have to cuddle him, even if he's not so sure!"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

You can't make this stuff up

A couple of days ago I walked into the bathroom, turned my ankle over (just like that) and made a big noise knocking myself and the towel rail to the floor.

Earlier today i stubbed my toe on the same foot, running upstairs to get Soph a top to wear.
About an hour ago I was coming in from the garden to look after JJ while my mum took soph upstairs to poo "I need a poo-poo" is not a statement to be taken lightly! Earlier soph had done a wee, and then, for reasons known only to herself, she'd tipped the potty out on the path just outside the back door. I hosed it down a bit and thought nothing more of it. But coming in quickly, I slipped on the wet patch, landed on the kitchen floor, banged my knee and made the pain in my ankle and toe considerably more.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

language is a funny thing

There are some words and phrases Sophia uses that I want to record here for posterity.

"pic-mick" instead of picnic

"That's mines" when something belongs to her

"Going on a wenture". I think that I've posted that on before - Sophia's pronunciation of the word adventure. I think that'll probably stick around as a family word, cos I use it too now!

"I lost you" Which is what she says if she sees something or someone that she hasn't seen in at least five seconds

Saturday, July 21, 2012

7 months and counting

Jaiden turned 7 months yesterday. I think the last month has been a total growth and skills explosion.

In the last month he's started eating solid food (actually that started just over a month ago, but he's really got the hang of it now!), started crawling and perfected his methods and about a million things inbetween.

He can now blow raspberries (and enjoyed it so much that he did them on me when he was supposed to be nursing!) and this morning he and Soph were having a raspberry-off (taking it in turns to do them at each other!)  And it was wonderfully sweet hearing him copying Sophia growling (like a lion/dinosaur - I think it was open to interpretation!)

I have a million photos which I will endeavour to get uploaded to the computer soon. We took Jaiden to meet my maternal grandparent's for the first time and we went on holiday with my parents for a week. Hence all the being not-here. I really want to blog a bit more, cos it's such a good way to remember the little things.

(final random thought - isn't it a bit silly that blogger's spellchecker doesn't recognise 'blog' as a word?!)

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Photos, or not

I really wanted to post some photos, but I have no idea where my camera lead is. I'm hoping Menard will know, but he's still in bed.

Photos coming soon, hopefully!