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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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Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Very Best of Days

O & MamaSince we redid the garden, many a happy afternoon has been spent outside with us and Oliver. Today was no exception - what bliss. The Sunday newspaper, blanket, some coffee and warm sunshine. Heaven! Oliver is becoming bolder by the day. He was a bit grizzly this weekend - getting over his cold - which seems to be hanging on forever - but today we turned a corner. Anna has returned to Brighton and we miss her already. She called today and I think is none too happy about being back in the rain - although summer is coming soon and the UK in summer is marvelous.
Tonight Mr Ambassador will be joining us for our weekly dinner - a highlight to our week - followed by the latest installment of the Sopranos. Work has been a bitch, so these weekends are heaven-sent R&R. Happy Easter everyone. Lots to be thankful for and many kindnesses and good karma to celebrate. >


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Edible O

I could just eat him all up!
You’ll have to excuse the multiple postings today, am figuring out customising Flickr’s ‘add to blog’ functionality over lunch. Geek-within be silenced!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Just the two of us

Just the two of us
Originally uploaded by The Kyddsters.

Me and my boy.


Thursday, August 4, 2005

Loves me mama

Loves me mama
Originally uploaded by The Kyddsters.

Oliver just after a feed, wide-eyed and chirpy.


Sunday, July 31, 2005

In the Big Tub

In the big tub
Originally uploaded by The Kyddsters.

Bathtime just got a whole lot easier!

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