Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tyler's little catchphrases at the moment are:

"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

Merry Christmas! Santa was very kind to everyone, and Mummy and Daddy were VERY kind to Tyler, who was given his own petrol-powered four-wheeler. His face was a picture when he saw it and he couldn't wait to get on.
He has his own helmet too. He tootled around, first with Daddy on the back, then on his own. The bike needs some tuning though so will have to go back to the bike shop.
Unfortunately Chris was feeling very unwell - feverish and nauseous - so he did not come to lunch at the Howard's. We had a lovely dinner - turkey, ham and roast lamb, followed by trifle and pavlova. Dad and Jan were there too. Afterwards, Anton and Stephen played cricket in the back yard. Here's Anton 'laxing out after a big feed. (Photo taken by Tyler).

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Last night we finally put the Christmas tree up. Tyler spent most of the time taking ornaments out of the various bags and exclaiming "Lookit Mummy! Bootiful!" Poor wee man hasn't been well recently, nothing dramatic but a constant mild fever and lethargy and he wasn't eating much (a sure sign something's wrong!). He's on antibugs and seems to have bounced back now. The cold I had in the lead up to the A Capella concert turned into sinusitis so I am also on anitbugs.

Last day of work for me yesterday (and last day as Practice Manager) and last day of daycare for Tyler. Just a few last bits and pieces to get today and then we're done. Ruth Kate and I (aka Three Good Women) are doing some items for the St Stephen's Christmas Eve service at 11pm tomorrow night. I'm going to sing Schubert's Ave Maria and play the flute version of Bach's Ave Maria. Ruth and I will also sing a duet. It's a lovely way to slow down and get into the true spirit of Christmas.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Get a load of this ginormous egg we got today!

And here's Tyler on his favourite chair :)