Sunday, May 28, 2006

A challenge accepted.

Some of you might remember, in the dim and distant past when I started this blog, that I was waiting for Christina to develop her "perfect blog".
She has (finally) developed said blog and here it is...


The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed in the previous post, that Adam appears to be stroking the rabbit with a sock-puppet. In fact the sock was to protect a nasty scald which he got when pulling a hot pot of coffee off the kitchen counter.

I am delighted to report that this is almost completely healed. Its amazing how quickly his young skin has grown again.

The worst burn was on his thumb, and even this is almost healed too.
Although his hand was undoubtedly very painful, Adam did enjoy the his moment in the spotlight. At school on Tuesday he showed everyone in the class and told them what could happen when you mess about in the kitchen!

Friday, May 26, 2006


Yesteday was Adam's preschool graduation, and also his last day at preshool. They make a big deal about this sort of thing and there was a are Adam's class singing "Its a Small World". In fact, except for 2 girls singing loudly we would not have know what they were singing as none of the boys appeared to know anything more than the chorus.
There was a short ceremony where the teacher (Jessie) handed out certificates and read a short item about each child. One thing they had been asked was what they wanted to be when they grew up, this demonstrated a clear gender divide. The girls wanted to be Dentist, Vet, Engineer, and mommy (although there was one aspiring RockStar!). They boys? Well, construction worker, police officer, scuba diver and snowboarder (our boy).
After the ceremony there was a party for the children and parents, assorted grandparents etc with pizza and cake, and goody bags for the graduates.

We took both boys out for a celebratory dinner that evening. We tried out what looks a fairly uninteresting restaurant next to Wholefoods, to discover that it was actually rather fancy. The boys stepped up to the occasion.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Updated knitting content

Well - I did all that secret knitting - but I didnt take any photographs.

While I was in the UK I mostly knitted dishcloths (!)

Ferretworld world tour (well England)

Here is Ned - he arrived on May 14th. He is just as cute in the flesh...and we were glad to be there for first cuddles.

While we were in the UK we did lots of exciting things:

A boat trip around Portsmouth Harbour with M&F

A visit to Birdworld with Nancy,

Holycombe Steam Fair with Thomas and Elliot,

Finkley Down Farm with Nancy, Flossie, and Ned,

As well as numerous other adventures, including the Dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History museum with Nanny, and some shopping.

We saw the best of an English spring:

...and a typical english spring...

We made some new friendships:

and we made the acquaintance of some very new friends;

Monday, May 01, 2006

A new game at our house

"Is your baby going to be early or late?"

First swim of the season

We had our first swim of the summer on Sunday. It reached 93 degrees by the back door. The boys were a little cautious to begin with - they have not swum since Centerparcs - but soon got back into the swing.

I dont need any words for this photo!