Oooh I’ve had such an awesome break!
Callum stands up by himself now! He’s 11 months and he’s turning into such an easy-going, happy, funny little kid. He just makes me laugh and laugh. He salutes hello and waves goodbye to strangers and little furry animals. He sits on the cat. He picks up corn flakes off the floor and makes a little pile on the coffee table. He bounces up and down in his chair when he eats potato chips. He will eat beetles, but will spit out olives (which I’ve cut up to look like beetles). He’s ticklish on his feet and neck. And he LOVES weird new sounds – especially the sound of an empty Sprite bottle being thumped on his head.
It was my husband’s birthday the other day.
I bought him a 30 minute helicopter ride. He loved it. They flew from the Causeway across the city to Kings Park. Down the Swan River to Fremantle. Up the coast along all the beaches to Hillarys. Then back down through the city to the helipad. It was a beautiful day for it. The river was sparkling and the ocean was gorgeous! I didn’t go because it was way too expensive for both of us to go. I didn’t mind though, I’ll just wait for my birthday to come around (I’ve decided I want to swim with sharks this year). Anyway, I made him take video footage of the whole ride, because I was intensely curious to see what Perth looked like from the sky. It was very pretty!! But I got seasick after a few minutes.
We’ve been running around like headless chooks. So many dinner parties, birthdays, lunch parties, barbecues, people in town, house warmings, farewells, picnics. And so many more people we haven’t caught up with. So little time! Summer is already over!
My car broke down again. Same problem. We got it towed and fixed. Then it broke down AGAIN. Different problem this time. Now we’re thinking of buying a new car.
I joined a toy library! It’s the best thing ever! $45 for the year. You get to borrow 3 toys every fortnight. 1 toy (valued over $100) and 2 toys (under $100). I grabbed a little walking thing on wheels with an electronic activity board. Callum LOVED it. Except he kept holding the buttons down. And I would hear nothing but “Cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat” all day.
Had a pizza and Scrabble night. Hee hee. I love board games. I’m annoyingly competitive too. I would have won, except for a couple of lucky flukes by some people who shall remain unnamed.
During swim classes we’ve been teaching our babies how to take a breath and put their heads in the water. Now… we are supposed to let go of them while they are underwater! Freaky.