Sunday 27 June 2010

9 Months!

Our little Jimmy is now 9 months old, as of the 25th. I am flabbergasted at how quickly its gone by. He's pulling himself across the floor at lightning speed commando style (that boy CANNOT get his belly off the floor) and mimicking sounds, waving, and eating pizza for goodness sake! As you can see from the video he's very entertaining, and flexible, and kind of gross. I can't get enough of him. Happy 9 month b-day Jimmy!

Monday 21 June 2010

San Juan

We got back from San Juan yesterday evening. It was the best holiday we've had for quite a while.

We went whale watching and saw some killer whales up close.

But mostly, we chilled out at home because the house was so nice.

And there was plenty of wildlife just in the garden.

Wednesday 16 June 2010


We're off to San Juan Islands tomorrow for a mini break and I'm emptying the cameras in preparation - hence two blogs in the space of an hour.

Here's me on the left and Jimmy on the right.

We don't look that similar but dental records couldn't tell us apart.

And here's Jimmy's tongue.

Magnificent, isn't it?!

Happy Snapper

Owain and Jimmy took Grandma to the zoo on Saturday. Owain took this photo - his best yet...

Friday 11 June 2010


My mum has come to visit for a fortnight to spoil her grandsons and weed our garden.

I think she used up her luggage quota on photographs. I've scanned in 176 so far and I think I'm nearly done. (Phew!) The oldest date on the back of a picture is 1916 but I'm sure a few are over a century old.

This picture of Granny Rose and two of my aunties is a lot more recent ... although honor forbids me from even hinting as to the exact year.

There was a street name on the back so I tracked it down on Google Maps and here's what it looks like today.

Note that the lamp post has been removed. Possibly, it was melted down for the war effort.

Sunday 6 June 2010

Owain's First Haircut

Not the best pic ever but it does show Owain's new look. He was starting to resemble Frasier Crane during the early nineties. Yesterday since it was so nice out we decided a little barbering session was in order. I cut John's hair and then since we had the clippers handy and Owain was distracted with the electric shaver, John gave Owie a buzz.

Notice that Jimmy is eating a baby, "GET IN MY BELLY YOU DELICIOUS BABY!!!!"

Friday 4 June 2010

"Jimmy Barmer"

To translate: "Jimmy is a Farmer". That's Owain identifying Jimmy's outfit. Amazing as he's never met a farmer in his life.