When we awoke yesterday morning it had snowed, dispelling all worries that we wouldn't have a white Christmas.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
We went to my work's annual Holidays breakfast a few saturdays ago. The kids love it, get to meet Santa and Bucky and get tattoos.
I want Creaky Cranky Crane...
And Neville (and anything else related to Thomas the Tank Engine.)
Snowmen became the theme of the day
Saturday, December 17, 2011
All was normal when Railton and Ruben visited Nan's house, until a fire engine turned up outside. They were going to teach the school children across the street about Nov. 5th but were willing to let two eager kids have their own private tour first. (Sorry about the pictures. The camera was acting up)
Aidan had a fab time in the pool on the Saturday morning before being struck down by a Hand, Foot and Mouth induced fever.
He tentatively took on the toddler slides then felt confident enough to graduate to the bigger ones, which everyone thought he'd tackle with his dad.
All except his dad.
I knew he'd want to go on his own. And thought I'd made it clear to grandad who was at the bottom ready to catch him. Or supposed to be. Thankfully grandad's reactions were quick enough to catch Aidy, even though he was taken by surprise.
After an afternoon nap, Aidy enjoyed the park.
Unfortunately, the poor lad was more or less wiped out for the rest of the weekend after this. The fever hit him pretty hard.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Aidan was in the bath the other night and I started saying, "Give me an A!"
He just looked at me.
I carried on and by the second A he repeated what I was saying and said "Give me an A!" back to me.
I explained that when I shout give me an A or I or D or A or N, he should just shout the letter back to me.
We tried again and he was very good.
After a high five, he said, "Daddy, give me A!"
Then he said, "Give me I,"
He carried on,"Give me O, Give me P,"
I wondered where he was going with this.
Then he said, "Give me 2, 6, 9."
"What do I have?" he looked at me cheekily.
Yes, he did have daddy. He had daddy in fits of laughter.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Aidan loves trains. After enjoying being on the underground, we fed his addiction from London to Nottingham, looking out for others going the opposite direction.
I'm not sure which is best seeing all these trains or British chocolate
Apart from having to rush back home and to get Aidan's meds which we left in the fridge, getting on the first flight in the nick of time, the two flights to the UK were relatively painless.
He loved the first "little" plane. And was a little too excited to go to sleep on the second. When he did he took over mummy and day's seats. But seeing as he slept from 8pm to 11am his first night in the UK, we can forgive him.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
We've read Peter Rabbit to Aidan. We have rabbits in our back garden. They've "enjoyed" the fruits of our labour this summer. So this seemed the logical next step.
Starring Erin and Aidan as Erin and Aidan.
Sophie and Allie as Sophie and Allie.
The dad's voice played by (and is) Jason Waller.
Inspired by Beatrix Potter and the many rabbits who jump around our back garden.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The week before Aidy started at Little Explorers I swapped my day off and took Tuesday instead of Friday. He looked after me the whole day and showed me his usual Tuesday highlight.
It didn't get much better than that, other than looking for it again on our travels. We saw it two more times.
Here's a catch-up post. The afternoon after a few of us went to see the steam show, we met up with Matt and Liz and their kids at Seth's and before stuffing our faces with burgers, brats and corn, we went to the park.