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‘NoMan’ – a little worse for wear December 25, 2010

We made a snowman family (or ‘NoMan’ as you refer to it as in your toddler vocabulary) two days ago.

Little Poogie with Snowman Poogie and Snowman Daddy

So, it’s Christmas eve, it stopped snowing yesterday and the temperature has climbed to a balmy 5 degrees celcius.

Our poor little snowman family is looking a little worse for wear… (more…)


Learning to shovel the snow: Movie Monday December 21, 2010


Today’s adventure – shovelling snow in the driveway with Daddy.

Such a good little helper.  And very cute when you fall over (if I do say so myself). (more…)


Canada, Oh Canada December 19, 2010

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So many firsts in the past few days!!

We are safely in Canada after a very long and tiring flight (where you were very good in general).

Today it snowed and we took you outside to play in the snow this evening. We think you liked it! But you can’t quite seem to understand the concept that it is cold outside yet: you keep wanting to go out to see the ‘kismas tee’ without a coat or shoes… And get frustrated at the amount of time it takes to get rugged up!

I tried to teach you to throw snowballs at your grandmother. You tried. And I think you like the deer too: we have had to look for them multiple times…

snow play

first play in the snow..

Love you


Acrobatics at 17 months: Movie Monday December 6, 2010

A little light entertainment from last week after yesterday’s serious hospital post.

I should note that this is a video of you and me.  But you have been doing acrobatics at home with your Aunt R, who is a qualified children’s acrobatics coach, since you were old enough to do bends…  Unfortunately she got into uni in Melbourne next year (good for her, bad for you and us) so I’m not sure how we’ll keep your flexibility and strength up….




First visit to the emergency department of the hospital… December 5, 2010

So I was in the middle of writing a rather staid blog post last night about the state of the kitchen and other of life’s happenings, when we heard you wake up and start coughing.  Which then very quickly progressed to a rasping, choking, vomiting-but-can’t sound.

Rushed in, ripped open your clothes and had a look at you in the light and you were most definitely very upset and struggling to get breath in.  Getting some in, but labouring and not happy.

So, we made sure you were breathing enough, then tried to calm you down as we threw some clothes on and jumped in the car.  By this stage your coughing/difficulty breathing fit was over, so we drove the 4 minutes to the emergency department at the hospital and (more…)