Tuesday, September 29, 2009

and then climbing onto the bed

Today Tom mastered climbing onto the bed too. His dismount is a little less graceful than Charlotte (he goes head first) but he's still very pleased with himself.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Climbing Tom

Tom managed to climb onto the sofa with Lottie today - that was a first.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

So yes. Back to work.

Starting on the 12th October. Sarah is going to be the new nanny (live out). She seems OK I think. Lucy will be able to tell us if she's not very nice though. She's coming round on Monday to sign her contract and help me pick up Lucy so they can meet each other.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Impromptu Paddling Pool

Seriously guys. Slow down - give me a chance! I was outside scrubbing down the high chairs. Turned my back on the bucket for 5 seconds and when I turn back, Tom has climbed into the bucket and Lottie is trying to get in there with him! They'd only just got fresh nappies on too.

Blackberries for Breakfast

Hot Air Balloon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The twins had blackberries from Jan's garden for tea. They both enjoyed them, although they both looked like they'd been in a blood bath afterwards!


Lottie seems better today - Amoxycillin working it's magic again. The nanny yesterday seemed quite good and I think we'll go for it. We're just waiting to see what happens when I go back in to Vertical Leap again on Friday.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Investigating nannies

Going to interview a nanny tomorrow... Looking at a couple of websites to do with the legalities of it all.

Charlotte has another ear infection - I ran her into the "walk in" surgery in town to get Amoxycillin as our doctors had no appointments today. Ridiculous system.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Chip

We went swimming today - Tom and Charlotte both enjoyed themselves. Lottie didn't stop shouting and splashing the whole time she was there. Afterwards we walked along to Clarence Pier as there was a "Bike 4 Life" event. The event wasn't very interesting but Lucy wanted a burger and chips for lunch - Tom got to try his first chip - he seemed to think it was OK...

We watched a hovercraft landing while Lucy was having her lunch...


Thanks for that one Tom - the 4.30am start that is.

Lottie decided that today was the day she was going to learn to climb up onto our bed too - a spectacular feat of climbing.

We're planning on heading off to the swimming pool shortly then along the sea front for some sort of bicycle event

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Locked Out

Just put twins down for a snooze upstairs and went to put the rubbish out when.... the door slammed shut. Bit of a panicky few moments followed - while I climbed the back wall before realising that I was going to need a step ladder. I went next door to the trusty Ted and Jan's house and fortunately Ted was in and came straight round with his step ladder - what's more he insisted on doing the cimbing over the wall bit. Phew. Panic over!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Twins just had their booster jabs - just the MMR left now - that's in 4 weeks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Squinty Boy

Is in fact, not a squinty boy. Clever Tom.

Monday, September 14, 2009

stored product mites

Yeuch. We found we had a problem with mites yesterday morning. After hunting around I found a packet of cat biscuits was the original source - truly disgusting - totally infested - had the insects cascading down the side. Eddie cleared out the cupboard while I took the children out to the playpark and I've treated it twice with a mite/insectidicde thing. Still a few crawling about though - I shall let Eddie loose with the spray this evening when everyone is safely upstairs in bed.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tesco.com Christmas grocery favourites

Slightly depressed to notice that all my Christmas grocery favourites are back in stock and listed again when I do my shopping at Tesco.com!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

A Birthday Snap.

Cow's milk

Just braved the switch to cow’s milk from formula. Both twins seemed to think that it’s absolutely fine and finished the bottles. Hurrah for small victories.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Orange Food

Tom seems to have developed a thing about orange food. The only finger foods he likes are carrot sticks, Wotsits, Red Leicester cut into cubes and tinned mandarin segments. I’m not complaining as he does seem to be getting the hang of the finger food things – maybe I should try fish fingers next!

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Monday, September 07, 2009

New Bike

Lucy has a new, purple bike. We got it from Halfords yesterday - it is huge compared to the old one. It also has gears. Eddie went out for a run with her yesterday and apparently she even managed to change the gears.

Tinned mandarin

Wow - found a finger food, that isn't a biscuit, that Tom seems to like. Lottie eats most things that are cut up in front of her. Tom seems to have a fruit and vegetable detector and throws all healthy things on the floor. I tried him with tinned mandarin today though and he seemed to think that was quite good. Wonder how long that will last!.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Cyril's cage

Making it's final journey to the skip with Lucy and Eddie :(

Friday, September 04, 2009

Return to work...?

I might go back to work... I've just spoken to Vertical Leap and they seem quite keen to take me back on in December. I think I might be about ready for it.

In other news - We've had confirmation of our "The Sun" holiday - which is at Littlesea in Dorset on 9th October. What fun!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

First Day of Juniors

Lucy's new uniform - She got up at around 5am I reckon - though she is only admitting to 5.45am. And a face she made last night out of fruit!

Wimbourne Juniors

First day at Juniors for Lucy. Lottie celebrated by climbing to the top of the stairs when no-one was looking and Tommy joined in by doing a big poo.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


The chap at Mr Cheap on the corner just GAVE me two teddies for the twins. The twins seem delighted with them.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tommy Stands - Video evidence

Tommy stands... on camera

Well - he's managed standing for a week or so - but this is him actually pulling himself up...