Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Claire food

Mum was having a hard time getting me to eat my salad at tea tonight.

'Have some cucumber' she said.

'No' I said, 'It yucky'.

Then mum remembered a little person who loves that particular vegetable.

'Did you know that cucumber is Claire's* favourite food? She eats it all the time'

Now I was interested.

I promptly dubbed the cucumber 'Claire food' and the tomatoes 'Gabe food' and then scoffed down the lot.

Thank goodness w haven't found anyone who likes Brussell Sprouts!

* Claire and Gabe are Ben's kids. They're both bigger than me.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Makeshift engine

I got a Thomas train for Christmas.

It's cool. It's not like the wooden ones you have to push around.

This one has an engine and it goes!

But I've discovered a use for my little engine, beyond the train tracks it came with.

I like to put it in the back of my new ride-in car, or in the boot of my little ride-on car.

And then I drive along to real engine noises!

Friday, 25 December 2009

My third Christmas

I think I'm getting a bit of a handle on this whole Christmas thing.

We've got a house full of people, which means there's always someone to play with, and always a crowd on hand to perform to!

I woke up this morning to see a streamer tied to the bed.

Dad and I followed it around the house, and at the end of the streamer we found a Mr Potato Head Stormtrooper in the laundry tub!

After brekky and church we exchanged presents.

I scored a new cricket bat! Just like Ricky Ponting's! And I got a one-day cricket shirt. Very cool.

I got some modern plastic meccano and a Little Tikes car and a lawnmower set and a doctor's set.

There were some great books and a few cars too, and even some practical things like bags.

Lunch was next and seeing it was a 'serve yourself' deal I filled my plate with ham and one apricot ball covered in coconut!

Lots of games followed and I finally crashed in front of the telly after 3.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

A lesson learned

Things you should never do whilst sitting on the toilet:

#1 Use your equipment as a fire hose to spray your mum with wee.

#2 After said fire-hose wee, ask for a reward lolly.

I will not be doing either of these again.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Man of the house

It turns out that when Dad's at work, it falls to me to be the man of the house.

This afternoon, I ran into the study to report that I'd found 'a big ant!'

Mum said she was a bit busy and that she'd be there in a minute.

Well. I know what that means.

I grabbed a piece of scrap paper off the desk and wandered off.

Mum finally took notice when she saw me walk past, heading for the bin, and balancing my ant* on the piece of paper.

She was a bit freaked out but secretly impressed that I'd taken notice of the grown-up technique of picking up and disposing of dead creepy crawlies.

* I sometimes use 'ant' as a generic term. In this case, it referred to an enormous blowfly.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Double Act

I've been asking to go to the toilet a bit lately.

I'll say 'Need to do a wee, Mum!'

She'll take my nappy/undies off and I'll hop up on the toilet.

Once the wee is in the toilet where it belongs, I announce my next trick.

'And now I do a poo!'

Mum's been surprised at how frequently I've managed to poo on command.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Coke is it

I like coke.

Love it, in fact.

I like it in my water.

I like it in my cordial.

I like it in my juice.

I like to have it every day!

But before you accuse my parents of being stupidly irresponsible...

'Coke' is what I have dubbed ice cubes. I probably misheard mum and dad talking when they were putting ice in their coke.

Friday, 4 December 2009

A promise is a promise

Grandma came to look after me today while Mum had to go out for a bit.

We played with my blocks and with my cars.

And right before my sleep time, I had the great idea that we should play in my Thomas tent.

'How 'bout we play in your tent after your sleep', suggested Grandma.

But Grandma forgot that she'd be gone by the time I woke up.

'Do you think he'll remember?' Grandma asked Mum when she got home.

Hmm...yes, I think I would remember!

Sure enough, I woke up and instead of running out to the family room to find mum like I normally do, I waited in my room, next to my Thomas tent, and called out to Grandma.

I was unimpressed when Mum turned up.

I was even less impressed when Grandma turned out to be long gone.

There were so many tears that Mum decided to let me ring Grandma.

Within half an hour, she'd taken a break from work and come up to play in my Thomas tent.

That's love!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Scan me

Dad and I hit the shops today and we found some shirts on sale.

I'm growing out of a few of my shirts so it was the perfect time to upgrade my wardrobe.

We grabbed a trolley, and I stood in it and used it as a makeshift change room in the aisle.

I took a special liking to a stripey polo shirt and didn't want to take it off. Not even for the checkout. So when it was our turn to be served, dad asked the lady if she could scan me and popped me on the desk.

She thought it was very funny.

I continued to wear the shirt around the other shops - tags attached - and I didn't care.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Advent calendar

I got an advent calendar at our playgroup break up the other day.

Dad unwrapped it yesterday and we opened up the first box.

I ate the chocolate.

It was good.

Then he put it away.

Today we opened box #2.

Later on, after dad had gone to work I found the advent calendar.

Some extra boxes may have been open.

I'm not sure what we're going to do on days 3, 9, 10 and 17!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Virtual moon

I'm still a big fan of the moon and stars.

Sometimes when I wake up in the night distressed dad takes me outside and we look at the moon, and then point out a few stars, and it always calms me down.

Tonight we couldn't see the moon because of cloud, so dad jumped on the computer and we looked at pictures of the moon!

He made the wallpaper on the computer a picture of the moon and stars, so we can see it at the touch of a button.

We prefer looking at the real thing, but when it's cloudy, we've got solutions!

My life in pictures