Archive for April, 2010

Me at 4 months

April 30, 2010
  • I love bath time but I hate having my face washed with a cloth.
  • I love talking and singing and have a loud voice.  Mum said that’s a genetic trait.
  • My mohawk that I was born with has grown out – but the terrible hair cut Dad gave me hasn’t.
  • In new places I excitedly flick my head from left to right to left to right to left to right not sure where to look first.
  • I smile at everyone – Mum sometimes wonders why people are looking at us and then she realises I’m being adorable.
  • I kick my blankets off, my socks off and use my legs to push myself around on my back.
  • I smile with my eyes as well as my grin.
  • I try to stand up whenever there is an opportunity – with my toes tucked under.
  • When I’m eating I look up to check on Mum, smile and coo a thank you, then quickly get back to the food – and I do have a good appetite.

Home to bed

April 29, 2010

I’ve been coughing and sneezing and have itchy eyes and a runny nose.  Not even my favourite fruity suit and green shoes have cheered me up.   I slept in Mum’s arms at Spanish class this morning and then we came straight home and Mum said I have to spend the rest of the day tucked up in bed.  Hopefully with lots of cuddles and rest I’ll feel better for my 4 month birthday tomorrow.

Who’s the boss?

April 28, 2010

This is me with Dad, past my bedtime AND watching tv.  Breaking two of Mum’s rules at once.  So tell me, who do you think is the boss around here?

The big cat

April 27, 2010

The city cat is such a great way to get around Brisbane.  Mum and I went to have coffee with some other mums and babies today at Watt café in New Farm.  We took the city cat there and ran along the river back.   Our two favourite ways of getting around Brisbane used in the one day.

More on the Powerhouse at New Farm here.

The Mum’s group was originated from the free clinic at the New Farm Pharmacy.

A jolly good bush walk

April 26, 2010

OK – so I’m not looking very jolly in this picture, but Mum, Dad and I were feeling jolly at Jolly’s Lookout in Mt Nebo.  How can you not be happy out on a family walk on a glorious day with these spectacular views?  Jolly’s Lookout is a wonderful picnic spot – although we had already demolished our picnic at the midway point of the 8km Boombana trail.  How lucky we are to have all these amazing places for weekend walks only half an hour away from home.

Other great bush walks close to Brisbane here and here.

Marching bands, soldiers and tanks

April 25, 2010

This morning I danced to marching bands, saluted the soldiers, cheered on the men in the jeeps with lots of medals, checked out the big tanks (they were Dad’s favourite) and said hello to the horses (which were my favourite).  All to honour the ANZACs.

The wheels on the kombi…

April 24, 2010

I wore my new kombi van top today (Mum’s friend Sarah bought it in Byron Bay and gave it to me last night).  I liked it so much, I broke out in song:  The wheels on the kombi go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the kombi go round and round, all day, looooooong.

Crunches challenge

April 22, 2010

I’m getting quite fed up when I’m left on my back and frustrated that I can’t sit up by myself yet.  When I’m not arching my back to get out of my rocker or using my legs to push myself around on my back I’m doing stomach crunches, lots and lots of stomach crunches knowing I’m going to make it up to a sitting position one of these day.  Mum is rising to the challenge and whenever she sees me doing stomach crunches she does them as well – I think her tummy muscles are getting sore!

Vegelicious

April 21, 2010

Mum is a fruit and vegetable addict and has decided instead of eating the same salad veges each week, it’s time to get a bit more variety into our tummies (especially since I’m not going to eat puree lettuce!)  So today, our new regime began with our first Food Connect box.  Since Dad is away, we just got a mini box but we have a gourmet box on order for next week.  When we got home we looked on the website to read about which farms contributed: The sprouts are from The Burow’s, our corn is from Greg Alexander’s farm and our dragon fruit was grown by Bernice Danahay.  Now all we need are some more good vege recipes – any suggestions?

Dad can’t access his daily dose of me

April 20, 2010

Dad Skyped me this morning and told me he’s missing my blog because he can’t access it in China.  “My blog is innocent”, I thought as I pondered China’s internet censorship regulations.  According to Wikipedia, there are over 60 laws that govern internet content in China and more than 30,000 internet police!  China isn’t alone.  Hillary Clinton’s speech on Internet Freedom in January claimed that recently Vietnam suddenly pulled access to several popular social networking sites; in Egypt 30 bloggers were detained for, well, blogging; and the Saudi Arabian Government has blocked various web pages about Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and even Islam.  Before I get too stuck in to others’ back yards, didn’t Labour suggest filtering Australian access to “improve safety of the internet for families?”

Anyway, as far as updating Dad goes?  Well, he’ll just have to read the whole week at once when he’s back.