Posts Tagged ‘Lucy’

Using 15 of my 23 dojo points

November 15, 2016

We get dojo points at school for good behavior which we can spend on a Friday purchasing things from the treasure box or gaining extra privileges. The Friday past I spent 15 whole dojo points so I could bring Lucy to school today. She loved it so it was totally worth it.

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Carlos and Lucy

May 11, 2015
Carlos, 2013

Carlos, 2013

Carlos, 2015

Carlos, 2015

Lucy, 2011

Lucy, 2011

Lucy, 2015

Lucy, 2015

In the weekend I suggested we knit a new bow into Lucy’s hair.  Mum said maybe Abuela could help with that when she visits, so I must remember to ask Abuela to bring her noodle.

Swan Valley

April 29, 2014

Our last day in Perth.  We borrowed Grandpa John’s car and headed for the Swan Valley.  The Swan Valley is just half an hour from Perth CBD and known for its food and wine trails.  Stopping at the Guilford Information Centre for a map Mum created our very own Swan Valley fun trail, up West Swan Road and back down the Great Northern Highway, tailored especially to us kids.

Stop 1: The Margaret River Chocolate Company

Stop one was The Margaret River chocolate factory.

Check out our big smiles at our first stop!

We peered through the window at them making chocolates and even got to sample a few.

We peered through the window at chocolatiers making delicious treats.  We even got to sample a few.

We stopped for a coffee.

It’s a great spot for a coffee break.

and a leg stretch.

and a leg stretch.

Stop 2: Cuddly Animal Farm

They gave us buckets of bread and cabbage so we could feed all the animals.

They gave us buckets of food so we could feed all the animals.

The rabbits and guinea pigs were more welcoming than the sheep and goats.

The guinea pigs were shy at first.

But we got a few cuddles.

But we got a few cuddles in the end.

And the chicks were okay.  But I really, really, really didn't like the goats.  Mum had to rescue me from there!

The chicks also were reasonably friendly. But I really, really, really didn’t like the goats. Mum had to rescue me from their house.

The bikes, bounce house and play ground was also fun.

We got a sweat up on the bikes, bounce house and play ground.

And the train.  But by the end of all of that we were getting hungry!

And had a good time on the train. But by the end of all of that we were getting hungry!

Stop 3: The Cheese Barrel

The Cheese Barrel is the cafe connected to The Olive Vineyard which was the first to plant vines in 1829.  The lunch and wine (according to Mum and Papi) was delicious.

The Cheese Barrel is the cafe on site at Olive Farm Wines which was the first winery in WA, planting vines in 1829. The lunch and wine (according to Mum and Papi) was delicious.

Fortunately Mum and Papi were happy to sit and wait whilst Rafa and I had a leisurely play in the sandpit.

Fortunately Mum and Papi were content to sit and wait whilst Rafa and I had a leisurely play in the sandpit.

Stop 4: Whistler’s Chocolate Company

Didn't I mention Mum did a great job of planning this day for us?  Whistler's Chocolate Factory gave us more chocolate samples.

Mum said we could have a fourth stop at another chocolate place if we were good at lunch.  I’m sure that’s called bribery but we were cool with that.

Clearly we were VERY good at lunch because we even scored another babycino.

Clearly we were VERY good at lunch because we even scored another babycino.

And time to run around and build more sandcastles.

And even some extra time to run around and build more sandcastles.

Stops 5, 6 and 7.  Looking for Lucy.

Found her!

Found her!  Actually she was at Whistler’s but I thought she was still buried in the sandpit at the Cheese Barrel so there was a bit of a back tracking trying to find her.

The day was as long as this post but a really happy one.  After being reunited with Lucy all of us in the back seat slept soundly on the drive back to Perth.

 

 

 

 

Lucy’s surgery

March 10, 2014
Lucy broke her neck the night before we left Portland and it has taken two months to get her in for surgery.

Lucy broke her neck the night before we left Portland and it has taken two months to get her in for surgery.

As a resident surgeon I prepped her for her big operation.  Her blood pressure was fine.

As a resident surgeon I prepped her for her big operation. 

A bit of anaesthetic.  She won't feel a thing.

A bit of anaesthetic. She won’t feel a thing.

Mum watched over the procedure to ensure everything went smoothly.

Mum was the attending physician watching over the procedure to ensure everything went smoothly (and getting the needle through when it got stuck).

It was a success!

It was a success!

She's recuperating well and I'm keeping a close eye on her.  Although Mum reckons she could do with a bath.

She’s recuperating well and I’m keeping a close eye on her. Although Mum reckons she could do with a bath now.

By Dr Ana.

 

 

 

 

 

Purple is the new pink

February 25, 2014
Lucy and I have been using a pillow case that doesn't even cover the pillow.

Lucy and I have been using a pillow case that doesn’t even cover our pillow.

And an old cot sheet that doesn't even reach the end of my bed.

And an old cot sheet that doesn’t even reach the end of my bed.

But not any longer!  Mum bought me new sheets, and in my new favourite colour.

But not any longer! Mum bought us new sheets, and in our new favourite colour.

Doesn't it look nice?

Doesn’t it look nice with Tinker Bell?

And it's very comfy too.

Proof that it’s very comfy too!  Good night sleep tight everyone!

 

 

 

 

(almost) another Lucy-less night

May 7, 2013

Lucy went awol again tonight.  We asked Papi (more than once) where she was, he said didn’t know.  (We also asked Rafa but he just said “lu-cee” and giggled).  Mum and I searched in every corner of every room and she wasn’t anywhere to be seen.  Then suddenly, Papi remembered something…

Do you see her?

Can you see her?

She'd run up the tree when we were watering the garden.  Papi had seen her go up there but had completely forgotten!  At least he helped me rescue her.

She had run up the tree when we were watering the new plants. Papi had seen her go up there but had completely forgotten! At least he helped me rescue her.

By Ana and Lucy.

 

Missing: one (vaguely) pink poodle

April 13, 2013

I lost Lucy.  What a tragedy!

For two whole days and two whole nights we hunted high

For two whole days and two whole nights we hunted high

and we hunted low.  We called out "Luuuuu-ceeeee" at the top of our voices.  She was no where to be seen.

and we hunted low. We called out “Luuuuu-ceeeee” at the top of our voices. She was no where to be seen.

Abuela introduced me to some new friends.  They were all very nice, but I was missing Lucy terribly.

Abuela introduced me to some new friends. They were all very nice, but I was still missing Lucy terribly.

Lucy must have been missing me too because Abuela heard her crying from behind the paintings beside her desk in her office.  Tonight we're tucked in bed together again.

Then finally, Abuela heard her crying from behind the paintings stacked in her office. She was promptly rescued.  Tonight Lucy and I are tucked up in our little bed in Abuela’s office together again at last.

By Ana and Lucy.

I wish I had a motorbike

October 30, 2012

I’ve loved motorbikes ever since my first ride on Papi’s Street Triple.

Nothing a bit of imagination, a block bucket helmet, a rocking horse bike and a lot of vroom vroom noises can’t fix.

Notice Lucy and I are riding two up!

By Ana.

An update on Lucy

October 24, 2012

Thank you all for your well wishes for Lucy yesterday.  As you can see she is feeling much better.

She was even up to band practice tonight.

By Ana.

Lucy’s medical emergency

October 23, 2012

Lucy broke her neck so she needed to go to hospital.

I held her hand whilst Dr Mum stitched her up.

She’s expected to make a full recovery.

By Ana.