Nov

4

Being a boy on a farm…

By Matt

Dee was home with Angus the other day and he tells her he needs to do a wee.
Probably important for this story to understand he is obsessed with all things ‘fireman’ at the moment.
Dee: ”Ok, let’s go to the potty”
Angus: “No, I want to do it on the grass like daddy”
Dee: “Ok, lets go over to the fence”
Angus: “No, I just want to do it on the grass”
Dee: “Ok”
*Angus drops drawers and points the business end toward the grass*
Dee: “That’s the way, good boy”
Angus (now doing the biz): “Look Mum, it’s like a fire hose!”

Apr

8

Easter Sunday trampolining.

By Matt

Fuelled by chocolate our two maniacs spent some time burning off their energy on the trampoline.

Apr

8

2012 Easter egg hunt

By Matt

Apr

7

Making balance beams

By Matt

Today we decided to make some balance beams for the kids. The morning was taken up teaching Riss to use the hammer and not break all the wood we had set aside for the beams, and trying to find where Angus had hidden the nails. Needless to say it took a little longer than expected.

This afternoon the kids worked together (mostly) to paint the beams. Tomorrow they will decorate them with some coloured paint.

Mar

12

Pretty in pink…

By Matt

Angus… what do you think you’re doing mate? You’re supposed to be in bed.  “I’m painting.” “That is not OK Angus, we’re really upset…’, ‘sorry daddy for painting your wallet pink…’, ‘what about my band new nutri-metics lipsitck?…’, ‘sorry mummy…’

Later…when being tucked into bed… ‘daddy can I see your pink wallet that I painted with mummy’s pink lipstick?’

Nov

1

A weekend with friends…

By Matt

Angus kept Ian and Mel entertained for an entire weekend when they visited in late October. From ladder climbing to bubble blowing and the simple pleasures of splashing in the mud. He had the whole 2yo boy thing covered!

Sep

24

There were two in the tub…

By Matt

Angus and Bryce had a great weekend when Cliff and Loz came to stay for the night. Sometimes there were some ‘sharing issues’ but for the most part they had great fun together as evidenced in these great photos which Dee took.

Aug

7

2nd Birthday

By Matt

Well, where on earth did the last two years go!? Angus turned two amid some crazy lounge room shenanigans necessitated by some uncharacteristically dismal weather. Great fun was had by all with many lollies, chocolates and toys!

Highlights of the afternoon included watching Angus play with his new tea-set while Max chased Aunty Lucy with a toy chainsaw, Angus running over all his other presents with an enormous new dump truck, Angus cutting his cake with the toy chainsaw and all three boys playing in the mud puddles to cap things off!

 

 

Jul

23

Morning walk

By Matt

A sunny winter’s morning and Angus and I take a walk up to the letterbox before breakfast. Needless to say, attempting to round up a few lambs was the highlight for Angus; that and running through every cow patty he could find!

Jul

7

The cheekiest little monkey

By Matt

Here he is. Couldn’t resist putting this photo up when we saw it.