Monday, 31 August 2009

Noddy is not cool

Mum and I had to pick up the mail form the shops today. I don't often go to shopping centre where our Post Office box is, so I was excited to see a brand new kids ride I'd never ridden on before.

It was an ABC kids branded 'van'.

You know, the ones you put in 20c for a ride. Well, it should be 20c, it's actually $2 these days. Dad tells me in the olden days (the 1980s) they were only 20c. Not that I know what these rides do with money in them, mum and dad have successfully kept me in the dark so far.

Anyway, I was about to climb in the driver's seat when I saw someone was already in it.


A plastic Noddy. Molded to the van.

I asked mum to move him.

She couldn't, and tried to explain he was part of the ride.

Well, not part of my ride! I decided not to hop in.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Hanging with dad after church

After church I didn't do my usual run around the pews with the other kids. We all went outside to the playground. I did my usual trick of climbing up the slippery dip stairs and not sliding down!

After that, we went and had another look at cricket bats. Mum and dad had a bit of a discussion about bats that I wasn't privvy to. They said something about Christmas and Ricky Ponting.

Anyway, after that mum went out to the theatre to see Les Miserables. Dad and I decided to stay home and not be miserable by playing racing cars! both virtually (on the PlayStation) and physically (with my hotwheels cars).

Mum got home, and then went out for tea for her aunty's birthday. Once again, dad and I stayed home. we tried to watch a bit of telly, but there was nothing suitable on for me to watch, so we turned off the tube, and turned on the stereo and jumped around the house being rockstars for an hour or so. It was great fun!

Saturday, 29 August 2009


I had the longest bath of my little life today.

I came out all pruney.

Dad laughed and said my hands looked like old man hands.

I think he got me paranoid, because after he went outside to do a bit of gardening I asked mum to kiss my hands better!

Saturday, 22 August 2009


After my bath this morning (yes, another bath!) dad asked me if I wanted to sit on the loo for a bit.

I said yes. An enthusiastic yes.

While I was on the loo he said 'do a wee'. I scrunched up my face and pushed and did....a poo!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Return of the bath

I had my first bath in a long time today.

Now don't go thinking I was a stinky boy, I've been having showers!

This bath was quite different to baths of old.

for one, I didn't insist on standing and leaning my head over the side so all the hair washing water would fall on the floor, like it used to. This time, I sat when I was told, and patiently let the water splash over me.

Good times!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Tata-Pear Party!

Mum hosted a Tupperwear party last night. Or, as I like to say 'Tata-Pear'.

I was supposed to be asleep by the time the ladies arrived.

I wasn't.

Dad had already made his escape to Andy's house, and so I decided to make the most of being awake at a Tupperware party and joined in the demonstration.

I watched the lady give her demonstrations, and grabbed a few items and did my own!

I had a great time!

I'm not sure if I helped sell any homewares though.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Paper planes

Mum had to go to the city for work today so her usual Tuesday job of looking after me was outsourced to Olive and Harvey's mum.

I was very excited when I found out I'd get to play all day with 'the kids'.

I even sang a bit of a song with 'lyrics' peppered with 'Harveeeey' on the way to their house.

Harvey showed me how to make a paper aeroplane. I tried to copy the way he folded the paper, but what I ended up with was a crumpled ball which I flew by throwing it hard.

Later, we all went to Playgroup and, according to the reports mum got back, my behaviour was perfect.

My behaviour was a little less than perfect when mum arrived to collect me later in the afternoon. I did not want to go home and made my feelings clear. But mum cheered me up by turning up the stereo and listening to The Lads in the car on the way home. We've even worked out some actions to their songs.

The paper plane making continued when dad got home from work. Fortunately we had a pile of junk mail in the letter box, and now we have a whole squadron of brightly coloured planes scattered around the living room floor.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Kitchen shower

Mum didn't have to go to work today so she sent me to Grandma's for a couple hours so she could do the shopping in peace.

After she collected me, we went home to do some housework.

I am quite partial to washing up. Mum puts all the sharp/breakable things in the dishwasher and lets me wash up the plastic bowls and cutlery.

While I was kept busy, she decided to quickly check her emails.

A minute or two later, she peeked into the kitchen to check on me and I was nude!

That's right, standing on my chair, shirt pulled up and pants pulled down. And I was washing my tummy. Mum laughed and asked me what I was doing.

'Shower' I replied.

I thought it would have been obvious.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Car master part 2

After a bit of breakfast and a bit of a play with Jack and Hallie we loaded up the car this morning and prepared for another day behind the wheel.

Armed with a 'nummy bar' in my hand I had a sleep for the first hour, and then enjoyed the view outside until lunchtime.

We had McDonalds. Again! This time I had a cheeseburger all to myself. I didn't finish it, but I did try to polish off dad's coke.

Back into the car, and another screening of Nemo. After that, a Wiggles episode, and it was time to stop again.

We had to pick up some roses from a nursery dad saw on Friday, and it was a perfect opportunity for me to go for a bit of a run. Up and down the paths.

Soon we were home, and after a few minutes of restoring my bearings, I settled into my home routine.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

A two year old at a 95th birthday party

We had a big birthday party for Mummy B today.

We had a couple of hours setting up. Most of my time was spent between the bowl of cheezels and grandad who was getting the PA system working. When it was clear I wasn't going to get to yell in the microphone I headed back to the cheezels. I also managed to knock over all the toothpicks on the snacks table.

As the people started to arrive I clicked into social mode. I think I managed to have a chat to everyone at the party. I did not want to sit still at all.

When the speeches started I decided to visit aunty Lyndall. She was sitting next to Mummy B at the table at the front of the room. After a couple of trips back and forth between the front table and the table dad was sitting at up the back, I decided to crawl under the 'guest of honour' table. I got stuck. Properly. While the speeches were on dad had to come up the front and extract me. It was harder than he thought. I had wedged myself between the legs and crossbars of two tables. I was giggling, and dad started to laugh when he realised how stuck I was. Most of the action was obscured by the table cloth, but by the time we got out there were quite a few eyes on us. We quickly made our way outside and I ran around on the grass while dad tried to gain his composure.

More chips, more chats, and lots of playing. It was a bit day, and I didn't have time for a sleep.

Mum and dad claim they were quite exhausted after running around after me today.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Car Master part 1

We're off to a party.

It's six hours away.

That means a road trip!

I'm used to two hour drives, but this one required a bit of planning. And a portable DVD player (thanks to Annetta)

I spent the first hour looking out the window and pointing out the livestock.

Then it was time for a bit of Nemo.

It got to lunchtime and we stopped at McDonalds (they've got a playground!) and lo and behold, we ran into my second cousin Rupert and his mum and dad. Rupert is six weeks younger than me, but he's got some pretty impressive language skills. After a play and a bite to eat we all got back into our cars and continued our journey.

I slept for a while, and when I woke up we were still driving!

We finally made it to Mummy B's house and there were hugs all round from grandparents and great grandparents and long lost aunties and great uncles.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Can't sleep, must race

Uncle Moo came around this morning.

He and dad played computer games. I sat between them and watched the racing cars. I had a great time. Such a great time that I didn't have my daytime sleep, so I got tired pretty early tonight.

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