I just uploaded a few new photos and realise I’ve only mention about 0.5% of what’s been going on lately. Here’s a pictorial run-down:
We bought a new (for us) table and chairs off ebay. It’s been fantastic having a large table to eat around and prepare food on. Family meals have been so wonderful lately, and with a full house tomorrow it’ll be great to be able to have a sit-down meal. The sad thing is that when Chris went around to pick the table up the owner’s daughter said, “NO! Why is that man taking our table?” Apparently they were moving to Melbourne, rather that being hard up. This is a picture of our first meal around the new table.
Granny Jo has arrived for a 10-day stay over Christmas. She’s been especially enjoying seeing how much Tess has grown. Such a big little girl these days! And she’s no longer wearing glasses. That’s because she had a check up last week at her ophthalmologist, and her eye has changed and needs a weaker prescription. She still needs the contact lens, though. The great news is that the doctor thought Tess was seeing better and that her eye was “fixing” on objects well. Hurrah!
Tess has also been sleeping really badly lately. Ever since she learned to stand up in the cot, it’s all she’s been doing. Daytime naps are not so bad. But at night time it’s sometimes taking an hour or two of going back in a laying her back down to get her to sleep. We’ve also had some atrocious nights with her waking up and not going back to sleep. We’re all doing the best we can as we get through this rough patch.
It’s also been really hot lately. And hot days call for….. nudity! (and grumpiness?)
Fortunately a cooler day (24oC) is forcasted for Christmas Day so we won’t be all swealtering with the heat of the stove being on all morning.
There’s a lot of other things to mention that I don’t have photos for, such as Andy and Charlotte’s visit with us a few weeks back. And Granny Anne’s visit last week. The kids have been enjoying all the visitors and the special attention they’ve received!
Also, Rose has been becoming more and more inventive every day. She’s starting speaking in made-up languages, and inventing all sorts of creatures. Her favourite inventions are “logidolls” and “longyongs”. Both Tess and Rose are logidolls and longyongs, and they are the only two. Also, logidolls are known for their capacity to fly around.