Thursday, July 29, 2004


It seems like Thomas is really getting the hang of this sleeping thing. For a few nights this week he's managed to keep his eyes closed for 8 or 9 hours, which is fine with us. He usually goes to bed at about 8pm, so he's waking up for an early morning snack at about 4 or 5 o'clock. If he can just hold out for two hours more, then it would be almost human (and so would we in the morning!) And, not sure whether it's related or not, but he's started getting a lot more smiley now. For the last few weeks Ruth has been adamant that he's been smiling at her, but we all put it down to over-active imagination or lack of sleep. But, there have now been at least two other eyewitnesses, so it seems that Thomas is also getting the hang of cheeky grins.

Monday, July 19, 2004

We're going potty

Even though this will cause Hannah plenty of embarrassment in the future when she reads this entry, we've had huge excitement this last weekend when Hannah has successfully used her potty twice! Huge celebrations followed, and Hannah looked pretty pleased with herself. Her dolly is also spending a lot of time sitting on the potty now, but the dolly hasn't had any notable success yet! We're already planning a new extension to the house based on the money that we'll save from not having to buy so many nappies in the future!

Thursday, July 15, 2004

RIP Charlie

Charlie After a long, and fun filled 13 years of life, our friend Charlie the cat is no more. He'd been doddery on his legs for a couple of weeks, but it got to the stage in the last few days where he could barely walk or eat. His brother Ebby is still going strong, and seems to be missing him - even if it's just because he can't eat Charlie's leftovers anymore! Our laps are a lot colder now.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Baby Snap

Don't worry, this blog entry is nothing to do with accidentally dropping children, but more to do with how much Thomas looks like his cousin James (which is the name of Janet and Mike's new baby). We went around to Nanny and Grumpy's house for dinner today (which is our usual Sunday feeding post!) and Janet and Mike took James along for his first ever roast dinner. It was all a bit of a squeeze with the one big family there, so Nanny and Grumpy are going to have to get working on building an extension now. Anyway, Thomas and James (whose names I keep mixing up, much to the despair of everyone else) both spent most of the time asleep and looking cute, and you can certainly see some similarities between the two. The photo below is of Thomas in Grumpy's arms and James in Auntie Ruth's arms. Aaahhh! Thomas, James, Grumpy & Ruth