Sunday, 26 April 2009

Watch Daddy Run!

Today Daddy ran the Marathon - and we walked a few miles ourselves, to catch up with him at various points! George wasn't very impressed that we cut short his visit to the park so that we could go and see Daddy run - but he did enjoy going on lots of underground trains. And he was very well behaved at Pizza Express for dinner afterwards.

(He finished in 5 hours 52 minutes and wasn't too red in spite of the heat!)

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Look what the Easter Bunny left.

Just a few snaps of George hunting for eggs on Easter Sunday Morning.

He looks quite pleased with his haul!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Word of the Day

Today's new word is "goggles" - courtesy of swimming this morning (or "wimmin" as it is known).

And the favourite phrase at the moment is "Last One" - as in, I want another one, and I know that sometimes when you give in to me you say that so I am hoping if I say it, you will give me what I want. (Offering a hug works sometimes too).

He can also now say Thomas (after a fashion), and Upsy Daisy has progressed from just Yay-yah to Upsy Yay-yah. This morning Bob acquired his job title - the Builder.

Coming in recently are adjectives, like dirty and heavy and nice. And I continue to be amazed at how he deals with plurals and possessives - I thought it would be one of the last things to be learnt, but it seems to have happened straight away. Very impressive!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Slaving in the Kitchen

We have been hard at work in the kitchen this week, cooking up some Easter treats (I had thought it would be less messy than making cards for everyone - how wrong can you be!?)

On Monday we made yummy Easter Nests. It started off badly when George saw the large bowl full of chocolate but was told that he couldn't eat any of it - and promptly burst into tears! He made a good recovery though, and enjoyed smashing up the Shredded Wheat, and managed to get more mini eggs into the nests than into his mouth, but only just.

By lunchtime today all the Nests were gone, so we set about making Easter Biscuits, coloured red, green and sort of yellow, filled with all sorts of sprinkly things, and cut into the shapes of rabbits, eggs, tulips, chicks and more rabbits. I think I have made them sound nicer than they look, but it's the thought that counts, and they taste okay (apart from the ones which were on the edges and got a bit burnt).

George is getting pretty good in the kitchen. He likes to supervise the making of toast in the morning, and spread the butter on himself. He wanted to do the jam as well, but then I realised he was just digging into the jar and then eating the jam directly from the knife, so I put a stop to that. He knows how to break eggs and stir them up for scrambling, he can grease a baking tray, and he loves to work the food processor. Long may it continue!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Into the Woods...

Although we have lived here for more than four years now, today was the first time we have made it as far as the local woods. It is slightly bizarre to be in the middle of woodland while also in the middle of a city. We went on the bikes (and it was a bit too uphill for my liking). Once again George fell asleep on the way home, thus justifying my choice of reclining bike seat!

Well, it is a stick, but I'm not sure it's quite right...

Success! This is exactly the sort of stick I was looking for.