Saturday, 17 January 2009

Yo! Sushi

We took a trip into town today, with no particular purpose in mind, so we ended up with our usual stroll along the South Bank. George wasn't very impressed by Tate Modern, especially now they have filled in the crack, and it was a bit too chilly to stay out for very long.

But the trip was made worthwhile by a visit to Yo! Sushi with 40% off. It's not quite George's first sushi experience, but last time he was really quite small and just about nibbled on a few beans. This time he enjoyed all sorts of goodies - especially our favourite katsu pumpkin and the custard-filled pancakes. He was very well-behaved around the belt and resisted the temptation to sweep it all to the floor, and amused himself instead by watching the chef in front of us cutting up a very large piece of salmon, and doing the sign for "fish".

Monday, 12 January 2009

Expanding Vocabulary

George is slowly adding words and signs to his vocabulary - and not all of them the most obvious ones. New arrivals are: garden, park (with sign), wheel (with sign), zip, off (oof), light (sign only), bowl, carousel (sign only), ball, seahorse, wall, Paul, Grandma and signing (sign only).

And just to add a bit of colour, here is what we made today, a wet and windy Monday!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Down the East End

Our first visit to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green - I am sure we will go again sometime when George is a bit older. For now what he mostly wanted to do was to run around, and watch the train set (luckily there were plenty of other people around who were feeding it with twenty pence pieces to make the trains go!)

Afterwards we walked back to London Bridge (not the most direct route I suspect). It was freezing cold but George slept most of the way.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Two Years Old, Two Birthday Parties!

Today George celebrated his birthday with a few young friends at home - five about his age plus a couple of younger ones. It was more than a little manic at times.

The point of this post is really to show off the little cakes I made, which were very popular with the little ones, though I say so myself:

And since this is supposed to be about George, here he is showing off his collection of "I Am Two" badges...

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy Birthday Two You!

Do you see what I did there?

I really am going to have to stop calling him "baby" now I suppose, especially as he is so tall - and spends so much time reminding us of his name and the fact that everything belongs to him.

This year I caught him awake for his "birth time" photo - the first picture below - check back on the blog entry for last year's birthday for the comparison pics.

In the afternoon we managed to rustle up a few other children (and parents/grandparents) for an impromptu birthday party, where George's birthday present from us - a little kitchen with play food - was a great hit.

George blew out the candle on his cake much more easily than I expected, and couldn't wait for daddy to bring a knife from the kitchen before tucking in!

I think he had a fun birthday - he was certainly very cheery all afternoon, played nicely with the older children, and even kissed all the grown ups goodbye when it was time for us to set out towards London once more.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Or is it Christmas again?

Today we opened presents with Daddy's family in North Wales. George did the traditional "play with the box the toy came in" but then did get down to some serious building.