Saturday, December 23, 2006

Practising for Christmas


You only get one second Christmas, so it is important to make it a good one. I have been practising getting into the Christmas spirit, and also into my fairy outfit, which is considerably more difficult. Christmas spririt fits me better I think.

I have also begun wishing people a "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy new Year". And they wish me one in return. So that's all hunky dorey. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Anticipation


Dad snapped this shot of me whilst I was waiting for something.


Something deliciousPosted by Picasa

Bouncing


Some people belive that beds are a good place to sleep. How mistaken they are. Beds are for bouncing!

We have a bit of a tradition in our family, stretching back over several generations, of the sunday afternoon bed-bounce. I do the energetic bit, and Mummy and Granny flap up and down the edge of the bed saying "don't fall". As if I would- silly thing to do. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Encouragement

As you know, I am endevouring to bring up my parents as well as I can. I subscribe to the school of thought that says that there is nothing wrong with lavishing praise for even small achievements.

Consequently, when daddy managed to tap out "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" on my xylophone the other day, I rewarded him with a hearty "Well done"!

Encouragement

As you know, I am endevouring to bring up my parents as well as I can. I subscribe to the school of thought that says that there is nothing wrong with lavishing praise for even small achievements.

Consequently, when daddy managed to tap out "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" on my xylophone the other day, I rewarded him with a hearty "Well done"!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Living out of a suitcase


I have been living out of a suitcase for the last couple of days. As you can see, I managed to cram in all the essentials: teapot, cups, donuts, stethoscope, mobile phone, building blocks (you never know when you might be called upon to build Babel Mark II).


The purpose of our visit was to see my Great Great Aunty Joan. I think I rather surprised her.


We also managed a bit of sightseeing as well - here you see me patrolling the grounds of Bolton Abbey. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Mummy flying


Mummy hasn't got wings, so she has to use a trampoline when she wants to fly. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Breakfast


There's nothing like having the whole family sit down together for breakfast. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Feeling Bouncy


Me and Daddy on a Trampoline.

Daddy on a Trampoline is a sight, I can tell you.

Congestion

Yes, I have had a bit of a snuffly nose, but I'm not talking about that kind of congestion.

The other day I set off shopping, as I do many times in an afternoon. But I soon returned from the shop (if you don't know better, it looks like a shed at the bottom of our garden) empty handed.

"No Milk", I informed Mummy.

"Why couldn't you get any Milk?" she asked.

"No parking space!", I sighed.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

On a walk


We went on our annual visit to the Arboretum today, with Nana and Grandad. I had lots of fun running around and kicking the leaves. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 27, 2006

Learning my Apple Baby Cat

I started learning my letters a few weeks ago. Most people like to start at the beginning of the alphabet. But why be conventional? I decided to start with W. I think its the most interesting sounding letter. It made me giggle the first time Daddy said it, and showed me in my Yak-Yak book (that's what I call it - every letter has its animal).

Then I learnt Em for Mouse (or Mummy), and Ecks for Fox (I think they cheated a bit with that one. Didn't they know about the Xerus?).

My favourite game to play with Daddy was pointing to the letters and getting him to say them. Then I discovered that he knew a song about them. So I added a new command to my vocabulary: "Sing!".

The other day, Granny bought me a new toy. It's a big picture with the letters on, and when I press them, it speaks them out for me. I think that's called cheating, Daddy!

Girl in Training

I pick up my little purple shopping basket and walk into the kitchen where Mummy is doing the washing up.

"Bye, Bye", I say.

Mummy turns to look at me.

"Shopping", I explain. "Milk".

I hold out my hand. "Money?"

Saturday, October 07, 2006

In the Dark

I've recently discovered these amazing things called lightswitches. Don't you know what a lightswitch is? It's a button for turning the dark off.

Recently the sun has been too lazy to get out of bed in the morning - I think it must be a little bit cold, like me. So when Mummy comes into my room, the place is full of dark. "Dark", I say to Mummy, and she agrees, and presses the magic button. Then all the dark runs away, and hides under the bed, and under my cot.

Think pink

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I can answer any question as long as it's pink!

Learning to speak the way Mummy and Daddy do is a slow process. I thought I could bring them up to my level, and teach them my language, but they insist on telling me about Cats, Mats and Hats.

I started tackling the subject of questions and answers not so long ago. It's amazing how few answers you really need to cover a whole range of questions.

If I'm asked how many there are, or how much it is, the answer can always be "two". For "what colour is it?", "pink" seems to be acceptable. And when Mummy wants to know where something is (her mobile, or my shoes, for example) the answer is usually "under" (it's much more fun making her guess what it's beneath!).

Plates are usually "empty"  30 seconds after Daddy gets his hands on them, and you can guarantee that "puddink" comes after "dinner".

I get even better mileage out of my friends and relatives whose names sound conveniently the same: there's Aunty Anna, Aunty Anne, Nana, and Joanna. But why strain my tongue around those extra sounds when "Anna" will do for any of them?

Monday, September 25, 2006

I Scream

Do you ever have days when you feel like this?

I think it's the never ending housework that does it for me. I just finish tidying up one lot of toys, when another pile appears on the floor. Honestly! I think Mummy does it to test my patience.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


I went to a scarecrow festival today. The scarecrows had set themselves up in peoples gardens. I hope they asked first. There were lots of people looking at them, but they didn't seem a bit shy.


Some of them were actually very brave. This one had just jumped out of an aeroplane, right up in the sky. He floated down to the ground underneath a big tablecloth. I'll have to try that. Mummy's bedroom window should be about right for a first go...

The scarecrows had also brought with a big piano-type thing in a truck, only it had drums attached as well, and lots of pipes. It played very nice music. I stood for ages listening and dancing. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Holiday: Part Last


On the last day of our holiday, we went by boat from Brixham to Paignton. The journey was exciting. The destination was not.

That didn't stop us driving back later on in the day, so that I could have a donkey ride: here's me rallying the troops from the saddle of my noble steed:

I think it was this day that a rather embarrasing incident occured: my trousers had got rather went from stamping in puddles and so on, so mummy had taken them off - it was OK, since I had a dress on as well. Anyway, I was racing along the pier, having a great time, when I nearly tripped over this white thing lying on the floor. "Fancy leaving a nappy lying around," I thought. "Disgraceful!". And then I realised that it was mine! So Daddy had to run back to the car to get me a new one.

We paid a last visit to the beach, later in the day, and Mummy and I posed for this rather silly photo.

And finally, to finish the series. The view from our lounge window. A great inspiration whilst doing the washing up daddy said!
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Saturday, August 12, 2006


If you thought the animals in the post below were wild: they're nothing compared to this one! Posted by Picasa

Holiday: (What part am I now?)


On the Thursday of our holiday, we went to Paignton Zoo. If you've ever been to Paignton, you might think that the Zoo would be rather small and shabby. It's actually rather good.

On the day we went, some baby tigers had just been let out for the first time. They even had a BBC film crew there to capture the moment (well, they said they were there for the tigers, but I think they were secretly trying to film me!)


Here's Daddy! (Now you're wondering how I got to be so pretty!


We did see a few rather slippery customers.


And some nosey ones too! Nosier even than me, I think. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Our Summer Holiday: Part 3

Are you bored of this yet?


On the Wednesday of our holiday, we went to Kent's Caverns in Babbacombe. (I did see quite a few other Babbas there, by the way). Mummy and Daddy wondered whether I would like it down there: I told them (though I'm not sure they understood) that as long as they didn't leave me in there to live with the cave bears and things, I'd be fine. Above you see my curly locks dissapearing into the depths.



They also did a ghost show that you could go and see. Mummy and I saved money by putting on our own!


Whilst there I taste tested the local Mini Milks. Not much different to the ones at home, I thought.


In an odd momement that I found, I stress tested Mummys new bracelet. It bore up quite well, and made an exciting pinging noise when I let go! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

My Summer Holiday: Part 2 Continued


In the evening Mummy and Daddy went for a stroll along the clifftop (don't worry - there was a fence).

How do I know this if I was in bed? Because I've got the Photographs to prove it!

P.S. I've got a panoramic photo of Brixham harbour that I might post if enough of you ask for it. Posted by Picasa