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Pictorial Highlights

Dear Mum,

It’s been a while and I’m about to go to bed, so just thought I’d chuck up a few pictures from our recent adventures.

Love

Dan

xxx

Joshua, swimming.

Joshua, swimming.

 

A flower, in our garden.

A flower, in our garden.

 

Snuggles, when he wasn't feeling too well.

Snuggles, when he wasn’t feeling too well.

Joshua, in a big rubber ball.

Joshua, in a big rubber ball.

Fairy bread.

Fairy bread.

Joshua, eating fairy bread.

Joshua, eating fairy bread.

Joshua now leaves his door open at night!

Joshua now leaves his door open at night!

 

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Penguin Book

Dear Mum,

Just a quick anecdote before I go to sleep.

After Joshua got ready for bed and it was story time I grabbed up his library book (from school, about a chicken, quite funny) and asked if he’d picked it himself.

He proceeded to tell me that Matilda, from his class, had originally had it and he had one about a penguin. He went on to say that Matilda really likes penguins and so he had offered to swap it with hers, so she could have that one for the week. Deanne and I were so proud of him.

When we popped in to check on him, before coming to bed ourselves, Snuggles accompanied us and tried to get comfy – hence the picture! We brought him out again but I think he would happily have slept in there.

Gym and swim tomorrow because Monday is a bank holiday so his gymnastics class was moved.

Love

Dan

  


They Have To Mate First!

Dear Mum,

Life is barrelling along at the moment. Deanne is busily learning at University, Joshua is learning at school and I’m working. I hope you got the pictures I chucked in the dropbox the other day. Josh’s swimming lesson was fantastic, watching him walk into the water with his pyjamas on was hilarious, and he did such a good job of his life-saving exercises, paddling on a surfboard, pulling other kids out of the water and generally having a huge laugh the whole time.

He’s also preparing for his birthday party, he’s been getting out of bed a bit early and drawing and cutting out Octonauts vehicles, as he’s having an Octonauts party. He ran in the other morning to show us a bunch of them. He has also written a rather exclusive list of who he would like to come to his party, although it’s not on for another few weeks because a lot of people are on holiday over Easter.

I mainly wanted to tell you about the conversation Joshua and Deanne had when Joshua brought home the rather fine model of a Triceratops he made at school today. After getting in he got a marker pen and drew a baby Triceratops on the Mummy. Deanne said that not all female animals have babies inside them, to which Joshua, quite seriously, pointed out that “no Mummy, only after they’ve mated”!

I have, of course, included a picture of said Triceratops. If you look carefully you can see the fetus just above the cereal bowl.

Love

Dan

A Pregnant Triceratops

A Pregnant Triceratops


Bank Holiday

Dear Mum,

So today was a bank holiday, sadly Deanne had to go in to University for a lecture this morning, but on the bright side it meant I got a day with my boy!

Our weekend has been rather crazy…Saturday was really busy (for Joshua), because of the bank holiday Joshy didn’t have gymnastics today, so he went to a make-up class on Saturday morning. Of course he also does swimming on Saturday afternoon, so by the end of the day he was absolutely bejiggered.

Sunday was Julie’s birthday, there was a family gathering at a nice café/restaurant in Fremantle for lunch, the food was great and, unusually, there was a whole load of vegetarian food on the menu (thank you Julie). Unfortunately we were too full for pudding, but we have to go back because they had the most fantastic selection of (enormous) cakes. We’ll take you there when you visit.

Today Josh and I had our final trip to Scitech before our passes run out. Josh and I got ready at the same time this morning, in that he had a bath while I showered, he dried himself off and got his clothes ready and on. He helped me pack our snacks and lunch, then we set off. We were the second people through the door so he got to choose what to do first with no competitors. We played on just about everything, and Joshy had a fantastic time doing experiments, watching puppet shows and making and testing things.

I’ve included a bunch of pictures to make up for the dearth of posts recently, however they’re more or less all from this weekend. I’ll try and remember to drop some others in the Dropbox when I get a chance.

Anyway, life seems a bit more sorted now, I need to get on with a music review so I’ll write in a couple of days when I’ve finished it.

Love

Dan

Drawing at the Café

Drawing at the Café

The Slide we Discovered at Point Walter

The Slide we Discovered at Point Walter

A Climbing Wall

A Climbing Wall

Arriving at Scitech

Arriving at Scitech

Making a Flyer

Making a Flyer

Flying a Flyer

Flying a Flyer

Topographic Fun

Topographic Fun


Tired Boy

Dear Mum,

Joshua wasn’t quite so clingy when I dropped him at daycare today. He held on tight to me until I’d given him a kiss and a cuddle, but then he said goodbye and went to sit on the mat with all the other kids.

I spent time today trying to find out about whether the warranty on my insulin pump is actually transferable. I received an email from one of the women I talked to from Accu-Chek the other night who said I needed to check with my insurance company, so I called up our private insurance company (ooh, how posh) and they said that as long as Accu-Chek will write me a letter stating it’s time for a replacement then they will stump up the money for a replacement pump when the time comes (next February).

Apart from that I’m not entirely certain what I did today but whatever it was seemed to take up the rest of my day!

I picked up Joshy at half three, which appeared to be a mistake as everyone seems to take a drive at half past three. Anyway, I got there for about half past and went in, Joshua was turned in the other direction playing with a couple of puzzles but one of the other kids pointed at me and told him that is daddy was there. Which is exactly what used to happen when I turned up at nursery 🙂

When we got home he had an ice lolly (it was 37 degrees today) then we went for a swim. While we were getting ready he took a couple more of the bits of polystyrene out of his float jacket, so that’s one and a half of the holders that is empty of floats now! This meant he had the tip of his chin in the water for most of the time he was swimming, but he seemed fine with that and was mainly breathing through his nose.

After that we came back in and had tea, as Nana goes out bowling on a Thursday night so it was an early tea.

Tomorrow morning Nana, Joshua and I are going to a dinosaur themed play-centre, which I assume Josh will enjoy.

Love

Dan


Housewife

Dear Mum,

I took Joshua to day-care this morning, he was a bit sad as I left but the nice lady took him to the gate in the playground so he could wave goodbye as I drove away.

At home I reorganised our room so I could stop the temporary clothes hanger from falling over like it did the other night and scared the willies out of me. I put the chair from one corner next to the hanger and brought a mirror that was in the carport inside so we can see how we look before leaving the house.

I also did some washing and drying (drying our bedclothes took, at most, an hour), made a few phone calls and went shopping at Woolworths, which is pretty much the Tescos of Australia.

Picked Joshua up at three. I did suggest four when I dropped him off but he negotiated me down. When we got home we popped to the local shops to post a letter and pick up a little french stick, to make garlic bread with for tea to go with risotto.

Then we went swimming for half an hour before I made tea.

It doesn’t sound a lot when I write it down in sequence like that but it was a particularly tiring day!

Tomorrow I’m taking Josh to the Western Australian Museum. I think they have dinosaurs, although I’m not sure how many, but I’m sure we’ll find some exciting things to look at.

Love

Dan


…and Relax

Dear Mum,

We haven’t been too busy today, think I mentioned we’re trying to intersperse the days of doing stuff with more fun days for Josh. Got up around seven and fed him breakfast, toast with Vegemite – obviously!

We went to the shop down the road this a’vo, then on to the park a little way beyond it, but apart from that it’s been pretty quiet, we had a swim before we went out, but only half an hour or so. The swimming is knackering Joshy, and frankly us too 🙂

I hope your holiday is going okay and will probably have more to write tomorrow as we’re headed to Fremantle, then Subiaco in the morning, to sort out our bank accounts, then my Diabetes stuff.

Love

Dan