Sunday, 25 January 2009

Kinda busy right now

Beloved is in the US again, so I bring you a LoLcat instead. It is vaguely relevant, as Erik has learned to scoot his Bumbo backwards across the floor by pushing off with his feet. His favourite destinations are the fridge (covered in interesting magnets) and the cats' food and water bowls. D'Arcy has been spectacularly helpful this week, watching Erik and amusing himself when required - also a lot less mouthy and attitude-ridden. A joy to be around really, which is what I've been hoping for. Two more weeks of summer holidays, and countless trips to the pool to follow I suspect, the forecast is for 30° and over for the next week.

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

and here's a picture...

Of the new tooth. If you look carefully, but you might have to go to Flickr to see it big. There are also a couple of other pics there, including one of Erik in the car seat!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

New Skills

Buzzy dragonfly
Originally uploaded by Crit Chicken
Here is a boy showing off one of his new skills. He's still pretty wobbly and crashes sideways or backwards a bit, but he seems to be better balanced every day. His other skill is pushing up on his hands and knees/toes. He's also on two meals a day. So far he likes to eat most things - breakfast has been cereal and fruit, with peach being a favourite along with red pawpaw, and lunch is vegies pumpkin and sweet potato being the current favourtes there.

We just got a new carrier for him from NZ, a sling that I can wear in the pool, so I'm looking forward to trying that out next time we go.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009


Erik's tooth has finally happened, but of course, because he is a baby there are no pics of it. Every time he opens his mouth he has his tongue over his gums, but the tooth is there. I've felt it.

He's also getting very ready to crawl. I should shoot some video and post it, but it's too hot to do anything here at the moment, except go to the pool and sit semi-comatose in the water. Should be slightly cooler tomorrow, but I gotta do the shopping. Who said blogging wasn't exciting and cutting edge?

(D'Arcy is fine, but spends too much time playing his DS)

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year and all that.

We went to the pool for the first time this summer on Boxing Day. It was hot, and I reckoned (correctly) that the pool might not be too busy with everyone away, or at post-christmas sales. We had a great time. Erik loved the baby pool, and we got some video of it...

So though I haven't finished with the one of him laughing on Christmas Day there is this one. Commentary by daddy. There are more still pics at Flickr if you're interested!

D'Arcy has been at the coast with his dad for the last few days, and apparently he got a temporary tattoo of a dragon on his arm at some seaside carnival. It looks pretty scary, but he says it should wash off "maybe by the time school starts again" which is the beginning of Feb.