Went along to Jude’s bake sale today to show support. Very good cakes. Good to see a lot of people I used to know, Jude and Andrew, Guy and Rebecca, Ali. David came down too. We played in the playground along with Marie and Rhys. Rhys and Alexander played on the swings.
Rachel went home with Marie and Rhys, I went with David and Spike to the pub (The Hole in the Wall – though its got another name now.) Then Jude and Andrew joined us later. Had a very good time. Made a relaxing change.
Would have been Lucas’ first birthday today. Took the day off and spent it as a family. Made some little gifts and took the to his grave.
Alexander invented a new a machine called a hector-vector, a wheel that lets babies in heaven grow up to be big boys.
Had a day trip to Chatham Dockyard. It was freezing so we didn’t stay long.
Alexander avoided the camera most of the day until we were about to go then he suddenly started posing like a pro – and telling us how to stand as well.
This was Rachel’s first day at college doing her Cache 2 course. As we hadn’t managed to rearrange Alexander’s nursery hours we had to send him to Nanny Susan’s. Aunty Marie helped look after him and he made a train – something he had already decided to do and worked out the night before.
Rachel really enjoyed the course. It is definitely the right decision.
Working from home due to car trouble. Alexander waltzes into the office to demand some make up and lipstick as he wants to be a lady boy.
Apparently Alexander is now a Ninja Pirate.
Went to stay with David and Lois for a couple of days. First night David and I went to the pub and got royally slaughtered. And had a great time chatting like we used to.
Next day we went to flying in his light aircraft. Lois and Rachel and the boys went to a play gym. Rachel was very ill though so in the end we drove home that night.
This is a picture of Daddy being grumpy by Alexander. Now its kind of a self fulfilling prophecy as that is not paper but our bed sheet!!
Alexander and mummy went bug hunting today on a nature walk. They saw dinosaur poo!
Alexander decided he wanted to sing Lucas a lullaby.
On Holiday with Dean and Anna in their family’s flat in Keynsham.
Today went around Bath and took some pics. Went into a mini market. Was a good day out though Alexander was quite misbehaved. Its all too exciting for him.
Went to Bristol Zoo with Dean and Anna, Alexander loved this – especially the squirting dinosaurs.
On Holiday with Dean and Anna. Walked from their flat in Keynsham to Bath. Uncharacteristically Alexander did not want to walk so I had to carry him most of the way.
It was still a good walk though.
According to springwatch tonight caterpillars are 40% protein and 80% water. This leads me to think that they are ideal candidates for the apprentice. they can give 110% and still have some to spare.
Not content with quotable lines Alexander has now progressed to story telling: While eating a ice lolly today he sidled up to me and said.
“Daddy let me tell you a story about a lolly. Once upon a time there was a lolly walking in the woods. He saw a big bear! He started dripping. He thought he was dripping but it was only the rain. SO he ran all the way home where he found a monster. But it was OK as it was his favourite monster. And that is the end of the story”
We al had a big family day out to Wingham Wildlife park Much fun was had. This included Alexander having a snake on his shoulder and stroking it. Something Aunty Carol did not enjoy!
Quote from Alexander (age 3). Open the curtains more daddy. Its a very beautiful world out there.
Alexander had a fun day baking with mummy, Aunty Charlie and Aunty Carol while I was at work. So came home to quite a treat.
Took a quick trip to Leeds Castle to get our new Tickets. Didn’t stay long a s it was cold and we were with Rachel’s parents.
Visited Dean and Anna’s new apartment for the first time. Had a light dinner over there and went for a quick walk.
It’s a very nice place
Had a great day taking Alexander on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. I hadn’t been since I was a kid, Rachel had never been before.
Another of our favourite haunts – because not only a lovely place but free too! Had a great day here exploring. Was relatively warm for the time of year too.
Got up early so Alexander could open his presents from us and from Nanny Jean and Grandad Maurice.
We then headed of to Rachel’s parents for dinner and another round of present openings.
After lunch and a rest we went over to my brother Adrian and his girlfriend Charlie for tea and more presents.
Also at Adrian’s were mum and Dad, Daniel and Carol. Also Sean, Charlie’s son. Daniel and Carol announced their engagement.
Alexander’s been obsesses with spookies since Halloween, he is convinced they stole his sweets. So I thought I could turn this to my advantage. When he refused to clean his teeth I said,
“The spookies will come and take your teeth away- they like dirty teeth”.
“No. The incredible Hulk will go and get them back. He will say AAAARRRRH and scare them off. He will bring them back and put them in my mouth.”
He then pointed at his teeth and said,
Then he stuck his Head out of the bathroom door and shouted,
“Thank you Incredible Hulk!”
Argue with that!
Alexander has hand foot and mouth disease. Feel helpless to help but apparently it doesn’t last long.
Had a windy day out at White Horse Park near M aidstone.