Monday, July 31, 2006

New Cow

Alex and her new toy cow

Flat out

Also at George's christening Alex showed us that she can sleep anywhere if the notion takes here.

Prone for burping

Flat out minutes later

George's Christening.

George's christening was on Sunday. Here are some of the photos we took with the digital camera. We took some more with the filum camera as well but haven't had them developed yet.

After the christening

The cousins


George playing

George's robot shoes

Hanah and George

Veronica and Alex

Ian, Paul and the babies.

Grumpy holds all the babies at once!

Mobile Fun

Alex loves her mobile. It is far and away the best toy she has at the moment. It will engross her long enough for me to go to the loo, wash my hands and get the kettle on. Wonderful stuff!

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Agent Provocateur

Surely its a good thing that Agent Provocateur is selling maternity/nursing underwear!

Thursday, July 27, 2006


How long do you think I could sit inside and listen to the thunder, lightning and rain before I realise I have left my handbag outside on the patio table? Quite a while!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Alex masters the chaise. Posted by Picasa

Heads up! Posted by Picasa

Just how bright could the future possibly be? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Dreamspace Nightmare

Oh no. The Dreamspace is one of my favourite bits of art. It never occured to me it could be deadly. The video is shocking.

Friday, July 21, 2006


Mum bought Alex one of these mobiles when she was over last. It came with all sorts of developmental claims. I don't know if the claims are true or not but Alex loves it. She watches the wee goggley eyed animals go round and round for ages at a time.

I was so impressed I went and bought the book thing they make which also seems to be very successful. Hurrah!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Too Sunny

No let up in the weather here. The room thermometer went up to 31 at one point. Alex was a complete doll until about four o'clock when she completely lost it. We tried the cool bath, putting her in the sling and doing the laundry (surprisingly successful) and a couple of extra feeds but in the end nothing calmed her. Hurrah then for the magic pram. It was finally cool enough to consider going outside so I put a vest on her and off we went - as far as the garden. She was flat out. So I sat down and read the paper. Still not a peep out of her. Time passed so I moved the pram back into the kitchen and made dinner. Still asleep. Ate dinner. Still asleep.

This is what comes of no naps during the day. I worry that we'll be up all night instead but to be honest she was having such a rotten time that I'm happy she slept through some of it and damn the consequences!

We were meant to have rain today as well. I was really looking forward to it. But no. Just hot, sunny weather all day. How my weather requirements have changed! Tomorrow is supposed to be just as hot but after that the temperature plumets into the high 20s! Hurrah?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunny Sunday in the back garden. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Alex is growing into her ra-ra skirt and the chaise. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Pass the baby shovel

I want a baby shovel!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Burping Duty

Ian on burping duty. Posted by Picasa

Alex's first pint

Alex's first pint! Its a trick of perspective - honest! Posted by Picasa

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First Trip to the Cambridge Blue

Alex is unconvinced by her first outing to a pub. Posted by Picasa

The Cambridge Blue does have a very nice beer garden that is open to children until nine o' clock. So we thought, as the weather was wonderful at the weekend, we'd take her out for a quick drink. It almost worked. She does love the pram so she was quiet settled by the time we got there. But it wasn't too long before she woke and started to cry.

One of Alex's feed me faces. They are all feed me faces :-) Posted by Picasa

Alex in the dungarees Aunty Eleanor sent her. She seems to be studying her hands intently. Probably trying to work out how to get them into her mouth. Posted by Picasa

I was sorely tempted by this table. I might have to go back tomorrow and see if its still there. If only I actually had somewhere to put it. Posted by Picasa