Archive for May, 2010

Happy birthday Mum!

May 31, 2010

It’s Mum’s birthday today and she pulled out her old albums to show me photos of when she was a baby.  In this photo she’s with Grandpa John’s Mum when she was about 10 months old.  I’m not exactly sure how old Mum is today, but the photos look like they were taken a really, really long time ago.  We celebrated by using my giant custard apple to make custard apple muffins for breakfast, then went to training (Mum calls that fun) followed by a leisurely stroll through town.  Now we’re at home waiting for Dad to Skype us – don’t forget to wish Mum ‘Happy Birthday’ Dad!

PS.  Happy birthday to Reuben too!

I’m five today. Months that is!

May 30, 2010


Me today, wearing the tracksuit that Grauntie Rachel gave me


Me at 5 months:

  • When I’m excited I flap my arms so much Mum and Dad think I’m going to take off in flight.
  • I like to say mmumma mmumma, which gives Mum enormous pleasure because she thinks I’m saying her name.
  • I can roll over – but I forget I know how to sometimes and then I call for Mum to help me.
  • I squeal with delight and give a toothless grin when I’m happy.
  • I can sit up, but only momentarily.
  • I love the colourful masks up on the walls, ‘The Om Song’ from yoga and ‘The Shake Dance’ which is one of Mum’s inventions.
  • I like sucking on my blankets, and my hands, I even like sucking my lips which makes a kissing sound.
  • Mum describes me as gorgelicious, but I’m not sure what that means because I couldn’t find it in the dictionary.

Does my head look big in this hat?

May 29, 2010

Racing Italian waiters

May 28, 2010

Mum and I were having an afternoon stroll through The Queen Street Mall when a swarm of racing Italian waiters carrying wine on their trays rushed by.  It was part of Italian Week and a very odd thing to see on an afternoon walk!

A growing girl requires designer jeans

May 27, 2010

After Spanish class today Mum took me to the baby clinic at the New Farm Pharmacy.   I’m now over 7kgs and almost 66cm tall!  (For my last measurements go here).

We then popped into a kids clothing shop and I found two pairs of jeans I really liked (and we all know I need new pants).  One pair was $375 and the other pair $420.  Mum said that that’s more expensive than her jeans and her jeans require a lot more material so we didn’t get them.  Mum just doesn’t understand fashion!

Me and the giant custard apple

May 26, 2010

Check out this giant custard apple that we got in our food connect box this week.  It’s bigger than my head!  Mum and I have been thinking about creating something interesting with it… as long as I don’t just eat it first!

More about our food connect boxes here and here and here.

I’ve been in my Pooh and Piglet PJs the entire day

May 25, 2010

It’s another cold day outside and so it’s been nice to stay indoors in my Pooh and Piglet PJs, playing in my kingdom and reading books.  Mum has made vege soup.  Although I don’t think it has many carrots in it because I was in my elephant chair, watching very carefully, and I saw Mum put more carrots in her mouth than the pot.  Oh, and Papi, if you see this before leaving the office tonight, Mum asked if you could please pick up some crusty bread on your way home to have with the soup.


May 24, 2010

It certainly has been getting cold in the mornings… but Mum dressed me this morning like we were in New Zealand or something.  It’s not freezing!

Happy Argentina Day

May 23, 2010

Today we celebrated Argentina’s national day.  Sara, Sophia and Agus were there.  Everyone liked the Sopa Paraguaya that we baked yesterday.  Dad and I had been keeping it secret all week that we were also going to give Mum a surprise birthday party at the same time.  There were TWO cakes and LOTS of presents.  She was very surprised and very, very happy.

Sopa Paraguaya

May 22, 2010

We’ve just made two big dishes of Sopa Paraguaya.  Sopa Paraguaya means Paraguan Soup, which is a very funny name because it isn’t a soup at all, it’s cheesy corn bread. Its called this because the King of Paraguay ordered his cooks to make him soup, but they put in too much corn meal and it turned out more like a cake.  The King loved it so much that he kept asking them to make it and Sopa Paraguaya became a national dish.

We sampled one of the dishes (to check that it’s ok – Dad did a lot of checking) and the other dish we are taking to an Argentinean Independence day party tomorrow (it’s popular in Argentina too).  It’s not very photogenic but Dad can testify that it tastes good.

For a recipe (in English) go here.  It makes a very big batch.  We started off making it in Mum’s largest mixing bowl (which isn’t that large) and so we had to swap over to the big soup pot half way through.  Nearer my birthday I’ll have to remind her to get a bigger mixing bowl to make birthday cake.  Her current one just won’t do.