Archive for April, 2013

The worst stair gate in the world

April 30, 2013

 

Gymnastics report

April 29, 2013
My first gymnastics report.

My first gymnastics report.

It says I can can jump over props on the beam, jump from a block to stick, tuck on the bars and do a forward roll!

By Ana.

Sunday afternoon adventure (batteries not included)

April 28, 2013

 

By Ana.

ANZAC picnic in Portland

April 27, 2013
Today the kiwis and Aussies of Portland got together for ANZAC day.

Today the Kiwis and Aussies of Portland got together for ANZAC day.  

Didgeredoos, flags and snags on the barbie.

Didgeridoos, Union Jack and star flags and snags on the barbie.

I kept Rafa entertained by pulling him around in the wagon.

I kept Rafa entertained by taking him on rides in the wagon.

I got very good at getting us out of the ditches and turning around.

I got very good at getting us out of the ditches and turning around.

There was only one occasion we needed Papi to come to the rescue.

There was only one occasion we needed Papi to come to the rescue.

Thanks Susanne for your awesome organisation.  Mary S Young State Park was a great choice of venue.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

More Friday evenings like this please

April 26, 2013

We all got home earlier than usual to make the most of the warm and sunny evening.

Ana and I perfected our double, head first slide.  I also had my fastest slide yet when Ana was holding her hands up to Papi protesting that she wasn't pushing me whilst she sneakily shoved me down the slide with her foot!

Ana and I perfected our double, head first slide. I also had my fastest slide yet when Ana was holding her hands up to Papi protesting that she wasn’t pushing me whilst she sneakily shoved me down the slide with her foot!

We had dinner in the dining room of our cubby house.

We had dinner in the dining room of our cubby house.

With watermelon for dessert.

With watermelon for dessert.

Now that’s what I call a good Friday night!

By Rafa.

 

 

 

Sliding and giggles

April 24, 2013

 

Except it wasn’t me laughing!

By Ana.

Baby dinosaur

April 23, 2013
dinosaur paws

dinosaur claws

and dinosaur paws

and dinosaur paws

But Mum says I'm still cute as a button.

But Mum says I’m still as cute as a button.

By Rafa.

The falls

April 22, 2013
Before our day yesterday was foiled by a hospital visit the plan was to hunt for baby jaguars and dinosaurs and the Multnomah Falls.

Before our day yesterday was foiled by my unscheduled hospital visit the plan was to hunt for baby jaguars and dinosaurs and the Multnomah Falls (Yes, the hunt was Ana’s idea).

We had to cancel the hunting trip through the trails but decided to still go up there for a bit of fresh air.

We had to cancel the hunting part of the trip through the trails but decided to still go up there for a bit of fresh air.

It was so pretty we had to post some photos, even if it was a bit of an uneventful afternoon.

It was so pretty we had to post some photos, even if it was a bit of an uneventful afternoon.

As for an update on me: I actually look worse today than yesterday because my pink, pusey spots are now crimson red and scabby (we won’t gross you out with a photo).  Even though the rash has dried up a bit the doctor did manage to squeeze enough pus out of pustules on my hand to send to the lab.  A process that I found so intensely fascinating I stayed super still whilst examining the doctors every move.  I was less impressed, however, with the Bugs Bunny band aid at the end.  Bugs Bunny, really?

By Rafa.

Not how I planned to spend my 15 month birthday

April 21, 2013
another hospital visit (and yes, I'm as cranky as I look).

another bleepin’ hospital visit this time for an allergic reaction to a new batch of drugs I’m taking to prevent infection.

So they've given me MORE drugs and these ones made me sleeeeeepy.

So they’ve given me MORE drugs and these ones made me sleeeeeepy.  Does anyone else find all this a little ironic?  Or is it just me?

Fortunately we were out of there by lunch time and went on to drowsily enjoy the rest of our Sunday.

By Rafa.

When Mum got home this afternoon she found…

April 20, 2013
Three sleeping beauties.

Three sleeping beauties.