Monthly Archives: September 2016

11 months of Adam 

Adam was 11 months yesterday, just one more month and he has survived his first year of life

Licking the bowl

I guess I will just have to get in queue….

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Adam versus the dog

Ukumi waited and waited for Adam to throw the ball, but alas, the baby was busy with the ball and out waited the dog.

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Our couches have now moved upstairs due to the addition of some overflow couches from my parents, so Grace & Eli tested out their new playroom couch. I can see many a book being consumed on this couch.

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Eli turns 4

Today was Eli’s birthday!

The day started early with birthday present opening. He took much joy in telling everyone exactly what he got today: a train track, a toolbox, a saw, and a book (What the ladybird heard next), as well as the woodworking station we made over the weekend.

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With saw in hand, off he went to do some sawing at his woodwork bench

We had his birthday circle at school

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Walking around the sun, once for each year of his life

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Gingerbread men for his birthday circle

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He wanted to go for a hike in the nature reserve, so we spent the afternoon having a lovely walk together.

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For supper we had his favourite meal, wraps with chilli, and then finished it off with some ice cream.

A great day celebrating the life of our amazing Eli.

Gardens & dishwashers

Addy was making use of the good weather to do some digging in the garden

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I’ve embarked on a bit of a dishwasher challenge. The dishwasher has been tripping the power, so I decided to see how many pieces I could turn it into before trying to turn it back into a dishwasher.

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Splashy time

Some cooling off and splashing on a play date that was ostensibly about preparing for entrepreneurs day

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Creating Eli’s workbench

We decided to make a woodwork bench for Eli for his birthday, and I fortunately had an amazing opportunity to join a DIY workship this morning to make it all happen. Brent, a friend of ours, recently started his own woodworking business and is planning to offer DIY workshops in the near future. To prepare for that he offered a session to friends to get some feedback on the whole thing, so this was a perfect opportunity to go and make use of all the toys and learn from someone with lots of experience.

It was a great morning, I learned lots, had fun doing it, and managed to complete the workbench in record time. Thanks so much Brent!

Eli with the end result

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Work in progress

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Marguerite and her painter’s shelves

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By the end of the morning

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