Thursday, October 21, 2010

Story Time

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Baby brother is quite into books, and I’m quite into reading them, so we make a happy couple!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Warwick Castle

We had a homeschool trip to Warwick Castle the other day. P1100472

Most memorable was when little brother unexpectedly made a new friend. He was watching the falconry display from the comfort of his pushchair, and munching on an apple. The star of the show, a vulture, swooped down and landed on little brother’s legs. I’m sure little brother would have been quite happy to share a peck of his apple, but Granny didn’t approve – she shut the hood of the pushchair down and the vulture flew off.

And those stairs! I’m getting pretty good at counting now, but I got close to running out of numbers before we reached the top. Mummy explained that the reason they went round and round in a spiral was to make it more difficult for enemies to climb. I said, if it had been my house, I’d have rather have had the enemies in.

But the view from the top made up for the climb.

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Mummy asked me why I thought they built castles on top of hills. I explained that it was to make it easier to see people coming. They didn’t have doorbells in those days.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wobbly teeth

I was hard at work with my toothbrush one evening when Mummy stuck her fingers in my mouth and started wiggling my teeth.

This struck me as being rather odd. Until I figured out her ulterior motive.

“I know why you want me to have wobbly teeth. It’s so the tooth fairy will come and leave me money, then you’ll spend it!”

Monday, October 11, 2010

Croquet

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You wouldn’t believe how tiring a game croquet is!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Out!

Baby brother is no couch potato. Mummy only has to hint at getting a breath of fresh air, and he rushes off to hunt underneath the stairs where we keep our footwear.

“Shoes”, he says, and presents them, along with a pair of be-socked feet ready to be shoed. “Door. Out!”

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Krispy Kremes

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Oops. Was I supposed to be doing this without licking my lips?

Monday, October 04, 2010

On and off

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This chair kept baby brother amused for whole quarters-of-an-hour at a time, climbing on and off.