Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lunch in the New Garden

Lunch in the New Garden, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

Alex is making use of the new garden already. We expected her to climb all over the rubber logs but instead she has decided to use them as her patio furniture.

Does that grass look lush. Thank goodness we'll never have to cut it.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Luke Campbell-Shaw

He's my brother!, originally uploaded by Ackshrn.

A new arrival to the Campbell-Shaw household. More photos to be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharoncs/

Friday, July 04, 2008

Father Dougal and the Button

So, Alex and I are in the Grafton Centre and it has started to rain. We decide that lunch in Debenhams would be wiser than getting soaked on the way home. As we head to the lift Alex runs on ahead to press the button. I am very happy with this as I get static electricity shocks every time I go into that shop.

I am very easily distracted. I walk through the shop looking at all the sparkly shiny stuff. It is only when Alex looks round at me I look at her. She is not about to press the button for the lift. She has found another button on that wall. A big red button. With EMERGENCY written above it. Apparently they have a big button that allows you to close all the internal emgerency fire shutters inside the shop. Thankfully I found that out by reading the notice next to the button. It turns out that Alex will stop dead in her tracks if you shout loud enough.

We did use to joke that Alex was a bit like Father Dougal. You need only watch this for a few seconds at around 20 seconds in.

The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus don't go round and round in our house. For the first time Alex has taken something and pretended it was something else. Up until recently she was pretending to have cups of tea from her tea set or that she was taking photos with her toy camera.

Over the last few days she has been rearranging her wee chairs and making us pretend that we are all on the bus. Sometimes she even wants you to ring the bell before you can get off.

And yes, if you are riding on Alex's bus you do have to sing the song.