Archive | December, 2009

Merry Christmas

24 Dec


A Christmas postcard from us 🙂

The year has been great. Stephen has been learning lots and does not show any signs of slowing down.

The question on our minds now is; “How can we stimulate him more”, he must be so bored at the moment. We are completely biased but we think he’s a genius 😉

Well when Christmas day comes he is going to be so spoil. I kind of think that we overdid it. Watch this space, lol.

Anyway have a great Christmas and send your wishes and regards in the comments below – always appreciated more than gold.

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Father Fail

22 Dec

Father Fail

The other day, I was going to quickly change Stephen’s nappy, it was morning, he had just woken up. As I put him up on the changing mat – actually a counter, he called for his Pooh Bear. I turned around to get it, I heard an odd sound, turned back.

I split second.

And Stephen was already flipping over the edge of the counter.

I was just not fast enough.

All that went through my mind was like a force of will for him to fall on his back.

Somehow did. Lots of tears, More of a fright than anything else.

Last week I was there for him, to catch him before a serious faceplant, this week I was not. I can’t be there all the time, but when I am and I can’t react, I feel bad.

Anyway this series is not about defeat and loss, it is about learning and overcoming.

How about you, what are you going through? Learning?

Djembe Drummer

20 Dec

Stephen on a Djembe Drum

She will be a Daughter

14 Dec

Week 22 Scan of our Second ChildWent today for our 22nd Week Scan.
We chose not to go to the intermediate scan for Down Syndrome because that was not going to influence our decision.
However there was still concern, for obvious reasons. Yet all is fine, I am happy to say.
Also happy to say that she is a girl 🙂
So we will have a Pigeon Pair 🙂
I have been told that she will steal my heart from Stephen, that we will have to see, but she will be my princess 🙂
Now I am faced with two problems:

  1. What will we call her?
  2. And where do I go with this blog and my Daughter?

First Contact

13 Dec

Fallen BlocksI have seen Stephen loosing a few battles that he did not care to fight for.
But now, with a greater awareness of self and possession, Stephen is starting to fight back.
And I think that I witnessed the first battle. Just a simple difference of opinion, but one that involved a tug-of-war and parent intervention.
Stephen was wanting to pull a free standing and unused trolly and another child decided that the trolly was hers.
Notice how I am completely on Stephen’s side in this story 🙂 what are parents for?
Usually Stephen would have just moved on.
Not today.
He pulled back and he won – Watta Boikie!
Wish I had taken a quick photo – it would have been classic.

Eczema Cures

10 Dec

MedicineFrom volcano mud to steroids,
from old wives tales to professional opinions,
I guess you have hear them all.
And the causes;
from house dust mites to grass,
from wheat to milk,
you’ve heard that as well.
They’ll grow out of it,
Pray.
Makes you want to tear your hair out right?
What has worked for you?

Funny Potty Story

9 Dec

Kathy sent this to me via email. Not sure where it originated from but I thought it was funny and relevant considering what we are going through. Potty training Stephen:

A little three year old boy is sitting on the toilet.
His mother thinks he has been in there too long,
so she goes in to see what’s up.
The little boy is sitting on the toilet reading a book.
But about every 10 seconds or so he puts the book down,
grips onto to the toilet seat with his left hand and
hits himself on top of the head with his right hand.
His mother says: “Billy, are you all right?
You’ve been in here for a while.
Billy says: “I’m fine, mommy.. I just haven’t gone ‘doody’ yet.”

Mother says: “Ok, you can stay here a few more minutes.
But, Billy, why are you hitting yourself on the head?”

Billy says: “Works for ketchup.”