Saturday, May 30, 2009

Decking at Suffolk Road

Eddie is back round to Suffolk road today to treat the new decking so that it doesn't go rotten. He spent all of last weekend taking up the old stuff and putting new stuff down.

I've just put the twins down for first nap and can hear Tom squealing so be back in a sec....

Lottie is sooo close to crawling but still not quite there -still goes backwards fast and backs herself into corners. Tom mostly just sits and watches.

Other things on the agenda today are - going into town to buy 2 new granite "bread boards", new shoes for me and new plimsolls for Lucy. Eddie's hoping his foot is better and we're both going to try and fit a run in today. Later on, of course, is BBQ time. I did some pretty splendid garlic and mushroom cous cous yesterday to accompany the BBQ, along with garlic mushrroms and garlic courgettes - both of which I haven't made in ages. We had to dine al fresco at Lucy's demand.

Oh and the quote for the double galzing is back for Suffolk Road too - and it's very reasonable so I've asked him to replace both the bathroom and the knackered old wooden bay window. That should be being done in 3 weeks or so.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tom can eat rusks too.

Following on Lottie's success at gumming up rusks (she managed it about 2 months ago) - Tom has finally realised what feeding himself is about. He had a good old suck of his rusk at Krazy Kaves today whilst big sister (Lucy - not Lottie) played in the soft play.

They all then went to MacDonalds to watch Lucy have a Happy Meal. It is the cleaner's day today se we wanted to get out of the house - but it was chucking down with rain so we were limited in destination.

Lottie almost tipped a cup of coffee over herself but Lucy saved the day.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thomas and Sippy Cup

Tom managed his sippy cup today - I didn't get photos though.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sea Bass and Squid

Friends gave us a 10lb Sea Bass yesterday - Kevin (Ivana's other half - with Ivana being Lucy's old childminder) caught it off Bognor beach (whilst freediving - presumably with a speargun).
Note the amazing squid that came out of it's stomach.

Lottie and the sippy cup

New developments for Lottie...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chair Rocking

Lottie saw me fetch the camera so kept turning round to grin at me - they get down to some bouncing at the end though.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sitting up from lying down

Lottie managed to move herself into a sitting up position from a lying down one today. I think she was a bit surprised herself!

Playground Friend

Lucy was a "playground friend" last week. That meant she had to help children who were upset in the playground. This is the picture that was up in the school entrance so that everyone would know who she was. Apparently Daniel and Harriet (children in Lucy's year) had to take the photos. Daniel took Lucy's.

Rocking Lottie

Most readers will have observed Tom's self rocking skills - the way he bangs his legs up and down to rock his bouncy chair. Lottie acquired this skill yesterday too and has been rocking herself for the past 2 days. She is a bit less accomplished than Tom but can still manage a reasonable frequency.

Tom, on the other hand - has just got Lottie's cold. He is behaving manfully about it - by which I mean he is making a terrible fuss :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cool Ginger Boy Can Blog Now

This is me attempting to be as cool as Hannah!!!! - As in Hannah has given me my own account and now I can spoil her fun whenever I like

Eddie's Very Bad

and did this to his children....

Lucy was desperate to join in...

Lottie and Lucy have colds

Lucy started being snotty - now Lottie seems to have streams of bogies coming out of her nose. Tom hasn't got it yet.

Blue Day at school today so Lucy has just gone off to school in her blue leggings and high heels.

Next door are having Hampshire Tree Services in as I type. His van and chipper are parked up the driveway and he's leaping around trees in their garden chopping bits off.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another video from first bathtime

Pretty much the same as the first really - but Charlotte got the hang of splashing a bit later on...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lucy's early bath time...

By comparison - here are photos of Lucy when she was nearly one. Notice the twins have the same toys! Notice also how much Charlotte and Lucy look the same!

Bathtime - new bath seats

New bath seats arrived for Tom and Lottie yesterday so they can now bathe together in the big bath.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Lilac and Ceanothus

So 7th May - the Lilac has been wonderful for about a week and is just fading now. The Ceanothus is having it's very short lived phase of being wonderful right now too.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Parsnip, Apple and Peas

Whilst on holiday the twins tried:

Parsnip 29%
apple 25%
peas 17%
Quinoa 2.2%

That was pretty popular so shall be added to the menu!


Some photos from our holiday.