23 September 2008

Delightful start to Daylight Savings


Cute moments...this week when Daddy told Noah he was going to Sydney for work in the morning, Noah got very excited and said 'see Goofy and Mickey, Noah come too and Mummy come too', so I think he thought Daddy he said he was going to Disney! Then when we asked who lives in Sydney, he said 'Nemo and Dory and the shark - I want to go to Sydney too'. Bless him.

It really is quite amazing to see Noah's vocabulary literally growing by the day..he is speaking in whole sentences all the time now, and is constantly surprising us with little gems of cuteness. A couple of times this week when he's fallen over, he's said 'I fall over, and hurt my bum bum'. Not sure where he got that one from, it sure wasn't us!

Noah and I survived the two nights Mark was away, I tried to make sure we had some fun so we had a picnic dinner both nights - Daddy's lasagne and some raw veges, yum. We made a big deal about getting out the picnic mat, and Noah helped putting out all the plates...as you can see Monkey had to come along for the picnic too with his own plate and all.


This weekend we had a haircut for Noah (long overdue), he wasn't too pleased about the scissors going near his ears, but the overall result was pretty good. Yesterday afternoon the wind was blowing a gale so Mark took Noah for a walk up to the wind turbine so I could get some work done, and then when they got home, we built a cave which then turned into an ark that Noah welcomed all the animals on board!. Each animal had a different spot to sleep in and we made sure that penguin got some ice to sleep on so he was happy, the camel got to sleep in the hottest part of the boat, and the lions slept away from all the other animals just in case they ate them all! Then we sang 'Little Noah had an ark, e-i-e-i-o. And on his ark he had a zebra, wake up zebra' etc etc to wake them all up again. Great fun!


And now Daylight Savings is upon us. This morning we went to church, and spent this afternoon in the garden. We have taken it upon ourselves to pull out one half of our raised garden bed on the left as you look out from inside. We have decided to make a go of a bigger vege garden this year and to try and grow things together in a dedicated area rather than dotted amongst all our other plants. Mark had a bit of a job on his hands digging out some of the bigger bushes including 2 rose plants. Much as I love roses, these ones have not really produced many flowers, and as much as I tried to make in roads into them producing better flowers last year, they weren't a patch on the roses I had in Norway Street - must have been all the TLC I gave them in the early days.
Anyway, we have certainly been inspired to make a go of the garden, we are hoping to have peas, strawberries, tomatoes (last year our cherry toms were something else!), and hopefully a variety of lettuces, and maybe some courgettes and peppers. We will also need to make sure that we give the soil a good turning over, and a fair amount of nutrients before we go planting anything given the number of plants and roots that have been in there for the past few years.

Noah had a great afternoon with us out in the garden, helping out moving lots of weeds, and investigating all the worms, snails, woodlice and bugs he could find that we dislodged as a result of all our efforts. Not that he is at all keen to touch any of them, just happy to watch them and talk to them...'Hello Mr Big Fat Worm'..(Mummy's fault that one as he repeated what I had called it! There is no getting past him these days). All the energy he burned in the garden made him more than happy to chow through his roast dinner, even with a few mouthfuls of carrots and broccoli to boot...we are getting there slowly!


Onto another week..full of fun and hopefully a fair amount of study getting done along the way too. Less than five weeks to go now!

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