Boys, Bikes and Helmets!

Benjamin has always loved Andrew’s motorbike. Andrew puts him on it and he fiddles with all the buttons and leavers. He more recently has discovered the gloves and helmet. Daddy has to distract Ben most days to get them away. Ben loves nothing more than to put the gloves and helmet on. If the spare bedroom door is not closed you occasionally hear a large bang and that is Ben dropping Andrew’s helmet in his attempt to put it on!!

Ben in Daddy's helmet Early Days on Dads Bike

WELCOME – Jack Rigby Frame!

On the 5th December Justin (one of our oldest and dearest friends) and his lovely wife Nick welcomed baby Jack Rigby Frame into the world. He was 3kg and very handsome. It is unfortunate that Jack was born on the other side of the world…. however he will not miss out on a ‘welcome’ from the Lattimores. Ben with a little help from his Mum this morning made Jack this poster. If you look closely Ben enjoyed eating the crayons. It is with much joy and love that we say ‘Hello Jack’ and congratulations to his Mum and Dad.

Hello Jack Koala Bear - Day 4

Bathurst

Well I had a top weekend at Bathurst camping on Mt Panorama with a bunch of great guys (sorry no gals, it was a boys only event).

The group call themselves the “Linguine Drivers Club” and are basically just a collection of motorsport nuts that make the pilgrimage to Bathurst each year in pursuit of a fun weekend.

We travelled by bus (coach) from the Gold Coast via the coastal route, down to Sydney then west over the Blue Mountains and Lithgow to Bathurst.  A long trip (14h), but made easier by the on board entertainment (aided by a bit of alcohol).

Once on site the camp was erected in very short time due to the use of four “quick-shades” rather than tents.  Very bloody handy and worth looking into for your next camping trip.

Quick-Shades rather than Tents

Here are a few of the first batch from Friday I have uploaded into Flickr now moved into Picasaweb (slideshow below) cos I like it better ;).

I will post more over the next few days, keep checking back.

I am trying out a few different online photo sharing apps. This one is Picasaweb by Google. I think I like it.

Linguine Drivers Club Fun.

Friday.

Saturday.

Sunday photos of raceday coming soon ! now uploaded !

Oliver and Benjamin…. trouble!

Ben’s loves to have his cousin (honorary) come and play. On this particular day the boys got grubby so a bath was needed before dinner. Oliver is toilet training and went to the toilet before his bath. The boys were having a great time in the bath and Oliver said ‘Toilet Mummy’ followed a short time later by ‘wee-wee….toooo late’. Emily and I both immediately looked at Ben and said ‘Don’t drink the bath water’. Kids you gotta love them!

Walking, who thought it could be so much fun!

Ben has been on a journey of discovery since he found his feet. People would say to me ‘you won’t know what hit you when he starts to walk’, ‘you’ll wish he never starting moving’, etc. But I love the walking and so does Ben. It is so much fun and it sure beats the frustration of not walking. He is such a happy boy puddling around with whatever he can get his hands on. I am such a proud mum watching him walk…. I never thought it was going to happen.