Saturday, December 22, 2007

tic toc tic toc...

Time seems to have flown by last week! And it is nearly Christmas :) Baba has a bit of a cough again which is not good - means we haven't had too much sleep last couple of nights. But he is still very adorable regardless of the snotty nose...

We are off down south tomorrow, driving down to Berko first and then on Christmas eve morning driving to David's parents via Gaenor & Rob. The weather forecast is icy and foggy, same as last Christmas when we drove down.

I popped to uni yesterday to show Henrik to everyone, he was generally adored. 

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ready for a walk

Henrik ready for a walk to face the cold northern air with his teddy and buzzy bee

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Meet Snowball

Snowball is Henrik's cuddly bear puppet/blanket. He is silky on one side and furry on the other side, just perfect to be cuddled by little hands. It has been wonderfully frosty here for the last couple of days, it has even stayed cold during the day so the frost hasn't melted...good preparation for snowy Finland :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bouncy castle

Mums n toddlers at church had a Christmas party and Henrik had his first taste of bouncy castles...and I had an occasion to wear my antlers (they flash and have little jingly bells on them - a very superior pair of antlers) I got from secret santa on Monday at the theology groups Christmas party :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cutie pie

Henrik had his first visit to London last weekend. We went to a Jason Upton worship concert in the city and took him with us. We discovered the tube wasn't designed to be used with a pram...but we survived...carrying the pram up and down the stairs in the tiny central line corridors :)

Friday, December 07, 2007

Nautical nappy time

We bought Henrik a little mobile some time ago and as he is still in Moses basket in our room rather than in a cot in his own room we hang it above his changing table. And he loves it. He could spend hours staring at the boats going around and around. The blue and green are his favourites.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Me? Flirtatious?

When we went to the health visitors on Tuesday for weighing Henrik bestowed one of his gorgeous smiles on the health visitor who 'labeled' him flirtatious...but who could resist a smile like this?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Saturday morning glory

Here are some pics from our Saturday morning walk to the beach. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed ourselves :)

Henrik is much better today, he hasn't coughed at all and his nose is only moderately runny. He is suppose to have been sleeping for the last half an hour which hasn't happened...every couple of minutes he is crying or grizzling so I've going back to the bedroom and sticking the 'plug' back to his mouth...hopefully he'll settle soon, he had a mammoth feed so he can't be hungry...

David is in the pub with guys from church watching toon army play Arsenal.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Still sniffling

Henrik is a bit better and I think I am marginally better but not much :( Paula and baby Nathan came over yesterday so we had a nice afternoon chattering away in Finnish. We took Moses out together as well. It was quite amusing when we were leaving for the walk...both of the babies were crying and Moses was whimpering very excitedly as he realised he was coming too...

Moses is very quick to pick up on cues, usually by the time you pick up his lead he has got so excited that it is pretty impossible to calm him down. Some cues he has figured out that mean an impeding walk are locking the back doors, turning the heating of, taking the changing bag away from the pram and putting some rolled up plastic bags into the pram pocket - so even before you've had a chance for reaching for your shoes or jacket he knows he is going for walk and there is no peace!

I've been trying to add some photos still but for some reason they are refusing to be uploaded. I'll try again later hopefully with more luck.

We (me & Henrik) are going to the health visitor today to see how much the baba weighs. 

We watched the nativity story in theology group last night. It was pretty good, so if you can get hold of it, it's worth a watch especially this time of the year. 

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sniffly noses

All three of us have the cold :( so we are all sniffling, sneezing and coughing together. During the day is not too bad but the amount of sleep we've got last couple of nights has been seriously effected...

Yesterday we woke up or got woken up by Henrik 6ish. By the time I'd fed him we were both quite awake and thought there was no hope of us getting any more sleep even if the baba went back to bed so we bundled ourselves and the dog into the car and went for a morning walk. Baba slept in the baby carrier and missed the sunrise. 

On the way back we stopped at the butchers and got some bacon & sausages and cooked the most gorgeous fry-up for breakfast.