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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mama & O face the ocean together

Mama & O face the ocean togetherForgive me blog for I have not written, it’s been over a month since my last post!

I don’t think I have much to offer by way of excuses, apart from it being hot and muggy and so much happening it’s hard to know where to begin.

Our 4th of July was an adventure to put it mildly. We ended up spending the entire time here in Venice - why oh why we did not get a sitter for any of the time I don’t know - and it was hot as hell. We had our first “incident” with Oliver - I think that is the real reason for not writing. For a while I couldn’t even bear to think about it. So what was this catastrophe? A small thing really - he cut his finger - but the results were quite dramatic. Steven and I were both there - it was in the kitchen - and we believe he did it on the grill at the bottom of the stove. The cut itself was small, so we knew immediately we weren’t talking the ER here - but it was high drama. There was blood EVERYWHERE, our boy is a bleeder. I was shaking so much I couldn’t get a band-aid on him - it was a nightmare. Eventually he calmed down, the band-aid was applied and the house got back to some degree of normality. But I think it took us the entire weekend to recover. Needless to say we are now overly stocked on all manner of first aid supplies - anything hits - we’re ready!

Oliver was a bit sick last week - mouth ulcers which was quite painful for him, but other than that we are all hale and hearty. He is walking up a storm and there have been lots of exciting developmental stuff going on.

- Points to planes as they fly overhead - this has become annoyingly frequent - but for Oliver it’s an endless source of delight
- Points to the light and today I swear said “light” when pointing - both Bianca and I bore witness it was HUGE!
- Much “Dad da Da da” - he definitely knows who his father is and demands him on a regular basis - this is no plaintive mewling - but a definitive demand for his Papa
- Loves watermelon, crackers, beans, guacamole, rice pudding and drinking water from a cup
- Makes a “ahahahaha” noise - similar to that you’d make after quenching your thirst when particularly excited about something

And last, but not least. Oliver had his first one-on-one encounter with the Pacific ocean and lived to tell the tale! Tomorrow we leave for Maine - a whole host of adventures to come. Will endeavour to post more often dear readers, if there are any of you left still out there!
26th July, 2006
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