Sunday, 26 February 2012


This is what happens when you let Nathaniel chose the baking activity:
You don't want to know what colour it all comes out the other end!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Waiting for spring

This is what we hear at least 10 times a day: "Excuse me Mummy/Daddy, I thought that we could go camping in spring". But we can't go until he has learnt to stay in his sleeping bag all night. So he has been practising. Endlessly.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

13 weeks

This week, Dorothea has been mainly talking. I wonder if she has already realised that it might be heard to get a word in edgeways in this household?!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

An Ian and Nathaniel adventure

To the station and the Railway Museum:
Then for some food:
And then to see the "very giant wheel" all lit up:

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

12 weeks

This week saw Dorothea roll over. We made her do it three times to prove that it wasn't a fluke, but I expect that that will be that now. Nathaniel rolled over in the same way at the same age and then I never saw him do it again until he could walk. Once he had proved he could do it he moved on! Dorothea has not shown any inclination to repeat her trick. She is very much enjoying everyone's company, particularly that of Ian and Nathaniel (I'm not bitter!!). They get the biggest smiles and the longest gurgles.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Snow (3)

How many videos of Nathaniel sliding down slopes can you cope with?
And snow is not just for sledging on:

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

11 weeks

(The ones where she was smiling also feature large amounts of unatractive dribble!)

Monday, 6 February 2012

Snow (2)

Take three little boys, two little sisters, three mums and a dad home on a snow-day. Put them all in the snow. You get a snowman and.... amazing igloo! They thought I was joking when I suggested it, and by the end, most people had retired indoors to have lunch, but Bruce and I persevered, and in the bright warm sun completed a whole room complete with ceiling! The photo doesn't really do it any kind of justice:

Sunday, 5 February 2012


The snow has arrived!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Funny Frustration

As previously mentioned, Thea has been enjoying finding out about hands and starting to grab things. However, this doesn't always lead to an easy life.

Today at supper she was waving her hands carefully around and making sad noises. When we watched, we realised why. She had seen something in front of her - her hand - and was trying to grab it. Unfortunately, as she tried to grab it, it moved!

Definitely frustrating!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

We're still here!

Things have been rather busy recently, so sorry for the lack of posts. I'm going to try and get up to date, so I'll be posting some things in the past. Keep a look out for them. But be warned, they might be rather word-light!