Archive for October, 2011
After feeling pretty good most of yesterday I was sick again this morning. Our plans of going to the Halloween Bash at the Children’s Museum were cancelled and instead we stayed home and got Mum and Papi’s sheets, Lucy and my PJs all through the wash for the second time this weekend. It also means my baby brother doesn’t get to wear his Halloween costume! Maybe he should wear it tomorrow anyway?
Yesterday everyone at my office started puking. I came home the shade of my grey cardigan. I puked on the front steps. Puked over Lucy. Puked over Mum. Puked on the floor. Went through three changes of clothes and three sets of towels. Puked over Prince (who was standing in for Lucy by then) and finally fell asleep in Mum’s arms.
Today was a quiet day inside. Kiwi, my New Zealand lamb, kept me company reading books and watching Dora whilst all the towels and clothes, my sheets and PJs and Lucy and Prince went through the washing machine. That poor machine had a big day!
Abuela sent me these really cool shoes all the way from New Zealand. They are black with bright coloured polka dots.
Anyway, I have even more exciting news than that! Today Papi was pulling out old bags from the spare room closet looking for a replacement computer bag and I found this bag that matches the colours in the shoes perfectly! Then I realised that my polka dot hat looks fab with the polka dots on the shoes. And Lucy, well, she goes with everything.
My passion for shoes did get me in a little bit of trouble tonight. We were out at potluck and when we got home we got a phone call from our hosts because the other guests couldn’t find their shoes. I forgot to tell them that I had neatly put them all ‘away’ in the bookshelf.
A favourite pastime of mine is to go hunting for Meow at the back of our house when I get home from the office. I didn’t find Meow today, but I did find our neighbour Jim in the garden and discovered he has a secret pastime…
If you listen carefully you can hear me sing along!
Exciting news! My blog is featured in the November issue of Parents magazine in an article about babies and toddlers online, “From Gaga to Google.” They recommend my blog if “Aussie accents and Down-Under-style spelling tickle your fancy” and commented on this post and this post.
PS. If you want to read the article and don’t have as keen eyesight as me then click on it to make it bigger!
We couldn’t just leave the celebrating to everyone in New Zealand, we had to celebrate here!
We joined an urban hiking group but this weekend’s hike was fully booked so we decided to do our own urban hike.
We started on the flats of the North West district and were soon climbing some of the city’s longest staircases going up and up the Westover Heights and Kings Heights hills.
The turn around point was Pittock Mansion, a restored French Renaissance Revival Chateau which is open to the public. We’ve been there before.
The “Walk There!” guide is downloadable online.