Saturday, December 30, 2006
"I like-a some...uuummmm...." meaning he wants something but he can't figure out what it is (usually food).
"Uh oh, happen?" when something breaks/falls/interesting happens.
We also have a thing we do where if he is getting stroppy and/or hitting I say "Where's nice Mummy?" and he will stop and stroke my face. It's a little calming thing for him. Yesterday I was so proud of him when he was mad at me for not allowing him to have something he swung his arm at me and then stopped himself mid-swing, reached up and stroked my face.
Another Mummy Moment last night - as he was having his last feed before bed, I said "Love Mummy?" to which he smiled and stroked my face and then said "Love Tyler?" which he's never said before. I said "Yes I love Tyler, and you'll make Mummy cry" and he went "Nah" in a sort of dont-be-ridiculous tone. So cute!
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The isurance assessor has been to check out the fallen cables from the tree incident (see August post) and we are going to be getting a big fat cheque which will allow us to get all the power cabling put underground - yay!
Dad's birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Officially an OAP now ;)
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Yesterday was Mum/Granna's birthday, so we had an afternoon tea here.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
At least it looks OK from the front. Here's the wee monkey-face modelling the latest in sheets :)
Sunday, October 22, 2006
We stopped off at the North Otago Vintage Machinery show and Tyler enjoyed all the tractors and diggers and the steaming traction engine. Maybe we should have travelled at a more 'vinatge' speed on the trip home as we had an unscheduled stop to talk to Mr Policeman!
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Gosh it's been a month since I last updated!
We now have another pet lamb (we had four little orphans but three didn't make it). This one seems to be thriving so that's good. Tyler likes feeding it and as he goes towards it with the bottle, he starts making sucking noises :)
I have been really sick with a virus which ruined my singing competitions weekend. I still managed a second and three thirds, but it was pretty disappointing not being able to sing properly. Now rehearsing for 'Last Night of the Proms' which should be lots of fun.
Anton has been away camping in the Catlins and is now back with us for a few days before heading up to Pop and Ali's farm for the rest of the week.
We have acquired two new cars - a little Mitsi Lancer to use as a runabout instead of my Holden and Chris traded in his 1970 CE Mercedes for a 1997 model, which we will use for longer trips.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
The week before last part of one of the very tall trees by our gate fell down - miraculously a) no-one was there at the time b) both vehicles were on the outside of the property and c) the tree fell in a straight line down the driveway, so virutally no damage except for the powerline to the deer shed and garage coming down. Chris is a bit disappointed that it didn't annihilate one of the smaller sheds on the way down as he quite fancies a new one! Anyway, for three days in order to get out of the property we had to go across the to the paddock with the pig pen, walk round the pen, duck under the trees and go across the verge to the road. Lots of mud because of the weather. So imagine me in my work suit and gumboots, Tyler under one arm, handbag under the other, Tyler's bag on my back negotiating the pigpen, the mud and the low branches. It's all cleared now though.
Tyler wasn't well last week so had a visit to the doctor and a day at home. The antibugs kicked in and he bounced back quickly.
I went Dunedin for the weekend to the Salmond Hall 35th Reunion (my hall of residence when I was at University). It was quite small but lots of fun. I also visited Rachel, Chris, Sam and new addition Morgan who is just gorgeous.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
Here he is on Grandad's Laverda...
I'll post some more photos later.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Tyler now his own tool bench and tools, which Chris bought him the other day. He just LOVES it and goes everywhere with two fistfuls of tools. Even eating breakfast he has a spoon in one hand and his 'ammer in the other!
A busy time in the Campbell-McLeod household. I had my HR exam on Tuesday and today I am singing in a concert with my choir. Also doing a solo and a duet so feeling a bit nervous.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
As with everywhere, it's been pretty cold down here, but luckily no snow at all. Here's Tyler looking very styly in a lovely 'jerwy' knitted by Granna. And Sting colours too! :)
I have my final exam for HRM next Tuesday - eeek! It's definitely a LOT harder to study with a wee man around. So much more fun playing with him. ;)
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Here are the two bros hangin' out...
And here's Tyler in his favourite reading spot
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Poor wee man is sick, has some kind of tummy bug :( He stayed home with Chris yesterday and seemed to have come right during the day, but went downhill again overnight. This morning he is just sleeping on the couch and drinking water when he wakes.
He is going through a polite phase and says 'Kankoo' and 'Peeees'. If he wants me to get out of bed he will drag my dressing-gown over and push at me saying "kankoo" until I get up. He also says 'K' for OK.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Goaty died yesterday :( He managed to get his rope caught on something. It won't be the same without him, he was a real character.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
This picture is of the mark left when Tyler got bitten by another kid at daycare :(
And this one I call 'Mr Grumpy'. He often goes to sleep like this!
We spent last weekend in Queenstown, as it was Melanie and Greg's wedding. We had a good time although it was freezing. Tyler cut 2 more molars this week and has also been suffering from a cold, so stayed home with Daddy today. Now Mumy is getting the cold!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I'm going to try and add a link to the little bit of video I took of him saying "I don't know". Look for the link on the right hand side of this screen.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
And this morning when he had finished his breakfast he said "Finished now".
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
We've had a lovely Easter, although Chris started work on Sunday, which meant that we missed Leona's birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONA!!
Tyler and I popped up to Dunedin on Sunday and stayed with Rachel, Chris and Samantha. The kids played very well together and we got some great photos including this one of them kissing.
We also visited Grandma Holford - she is looking much better now, and Donna and Garry.
Today we put Tyler in a big bed for the first time...
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
He is getting quite good at feeding himself with a spoon although if it takes too long he resorts to fingers again.
He loves watching his 'Thomas the Tank Engine' DVD while having breakfast. His favourite songs are Incy Wincy Spider and Roll a Bobbin up, both complete with actions.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Well it's not being for lack of trying that we haven't posted for a while. Dang dial-up! And yes I know we could get broadband via sattelite but it's over $100 a month - thanks but no thanks.
Anyway, before it all craps out on me again, here's a pic I took the other day of Tyler eating spaghetti bolognaise. He starts off with a bowl and spoon and then gets impatient...
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Quick post just to put up this photo taken tonight while T was watching the Commonwealth Games...
Nan (Rosina) was down last weekend from Christchurch, so it was lovely to see her. We went to tea at the Tin Shed Cafe where they now do a great buffet on a Sunday night.
Big bro Anton did really well in his speech exam. He stays with us 3/4 nights a week and Tyler thinks he is the bee's knees (or as Chris would say - the duck's nuts!).
Speaking of which, the ducks have taken up residence in the hen house, and we now have 2 pigs. Tyler is getting very good at imitating their grunts.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Tyler loves the mini-vac, only here he seems to have it confused with the telephone.
Mummy has been in the wars lately, first tearing her calf muscle playing touch (and with one Final still to be played!) and then having a scare with her left eye which was behaving as if the retina was torn or about to detach. All OK now though.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Here's Tyler having fun in the bath tonight. What a cheeky monkey!
Yesterday Chris and I went to a wedding so Belinda (daughter of one of the partners at PRLaw) came out home to babysit. She said Tyler was wonderful, so I hope she wasn't just being kind ;)
We are considering moving T to a 'big' bed, as we think maybe there are times when he wakes himself up banging against the bars of the cot.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
He has been sleeping badly the last couple of nights. Not teething, not hyper on fizz so Aunty Helen's suggestion may correct, and he is having a growth spurt. He certainly feels heavier carting him around anyway.
Tomorrow he will be 18 months old! Where has the time gone??
Posted at 10:43pm, Tuesday 14th February 2006.
Monday, February 06, 2006
With the hot weather plus some showers, growth has been lush on the farmlet. Here are Tyler, Benji the goat and Milly the dog all getting lost in the dandelions.
Today Tyler had his first decent fall, running on the driveway. A bleeding nose (both nostrils) and a fat lip, plus a few abrasions on his toes. 'Special juice' (orange and water) had amazing restorative properties. :)
Posted Monday, 6 February 2006 at 9:43pm
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
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Sunday, January 08, 2006
Here's Tyler's 2005 Santa photo.
Yesterday we drove to Cromwll for their New Year touch tournament. We've played in it for the last 3 years. It was overcast and windy, but still warmish. Our team came second in it's grade, although we played 3 girls/3 guys whereas everyone else played 2 girls/4 guys. We lost the final 5-3.
We also stopped in to visit Chris' Uncle Ron and Aunty Noeline near Arrowtown. Tyler didn't sleep on the way home so was grumpy and overtired. I also think he is teething - this will be tooth number 7.
Posted at 1:11pm, Sunday 8 January 2005
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
On Monday Rachel, Chris & Samantha from Dunedin came for lunch. Tyler and Sam had a great time together, and both were pretty tired by the end of it all. Rachel is 12 weeks pregnant and glowing!
Tuesday, we went swimming with Helen, Stephen & Rebecca. Tyler was very reluctant at first, but finally decided that he wanted to join in the fun, and then demanded to be with Anton all the time, preferably at the deep end with lots of splashing :)
Tyler's latest word is 'tacta' for tractor. He is also very good at waving goodbye and saying 'ta-ta' and blowing kisses. His repertoire of animal noises has expanded to include 'bk bk' for the hens and 'ssss' for the snake. 'RRRRURRRR' for the lion is still the enthusiastic favourite.
Happy 92nd Birthday Great-Grandma in Dunedin!!
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
We were all big Nanas and in bed by 11:3pm so did not even see the New Year in!
Back to Invercargill today. Rachel, Chris and Samantha from Dunedin are visiting tomorrow. Sam is 5 days older than Tyler.