Maggie’s Fairy Party

IMG_5310.JPGBen’s cousin Maggie had her 3rd birthday.  She had a beautiful  fairy party.  We went shopping and made sure Ben had his wings and his wand.  I thought he  would make a great fairy.  The party was lovely, full of little fairys.  Well…….  Ben put on quite a show, he wasn’t happy.  He is teething but we aren’t sure if it was his teeth or the fairy wings that he was most upset about.   Party food and party games didn’t even make him happy.  We took him home for a nice big sleep and went back in the afternoon (without wings) for a  play with his cousins.

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Keys!

Keys!Ben has a love of keys. From an early age he chewed them, played with them and more recently put them into locks, holes and luckily NO power points. Ben also loves DVD’s. He will take them out of their boxes or eject them out of the DVD player and bring them to me and with a very serious face  saying ‘Um Ahhh!!!’. So when the handle on the DVD cupboard came off from Ben playing with it. I left if off thinking I would have some relief……. not to be!!! Ben discovered that he could stick my car key in the hole and open the cupboard. He was so proud showing me what he could do, all the time saying ‘Um Ahh!!!’.   Mmm testing the boundaries!!!

Keys open doors!!!! Ahhhhhhhh Na Na Nas !  Um Ahh!!!

Boxing Day

A bit of a late post on Boxing Day. We headed home after a great Christmas in Chinchilla. I think we (Benjamin of course) had one last go on the Slip n Slide, and then gave Grandad’s piano a try out. The piano was a big hit.

After leaving Ben was asleep in less than ten minutes, he was knackered. Two bunnies and out like a light. We all really enjoyed the break. Thanks to all.

A bit of a late post on Boxing Day.

We headed home after a great Christmas in Chinchilla.  I think we (Benjamin of course) had one last go on the Slip n Slide, and then gave Grandad’s piano a try out.  The piano was a big hit.

Ben was asleep in less than ten minutes after leaving , he was knackered.  Two bunnies and out like a light.

We all really enjoyed the break.  Thanks to all.

Benjamin and Andrew playing with Grandad George\'s piano. Less than 10 minutes after leaving Chinchilla.  Two bunnies and sound asleep.

Christmas Day 2008

Well another Christmas is past. We had a great day in Chinchilla, and of course Santa was ever generous to all.

We started off the day with presents at about 7.30 with Uncle Cam, Aunty Tina, Cousins Tom & Maggie, Uncle Al, Aunty Claire Claire & Cousin Baby Hugo, Nanny Jude and Grandad George.

Well another Christmas is past. We had a great day in Chinchilla, and of course Santa was ever generous to all.

We started off the day with presents at about 7.30 with Uncle Al, Aunty Claire Claire (thats what Ben says) & Cousin Baby Hugo, Uncle Cam, Aunty Tina, Cousins Tom & Maggie, Nanny Jude and Grandad George.

Here is a pic of Benjamin sporting his fancy Christmas clothes from Grandma Colls and Aunty Lorraine (note the mini Santa in his back pocket, very cute). Ben is checking out his new trumpet, which he carried around for most of the day.

The weather man predicted 38 degrees, and I don’t think he was far wrong. Bloody hot !

The kids made good use of Grandad’s makeshift paddling pool to cool down. Mark two was made with the box trailer, some plastic and plenty of duct tape. Worked a treat, have a look at the photos.

Later on the Slip n Slide got a go.  Tom tried it out first (to make sure it was safe and OK for Ben). We really didn’t expect Ben to like it, but he really loved it.  He was racing back each time for the next shove down the slide.

We finished the morning with a late breakfast. Lots of pancakes, bacon, eggs and english muffins.

Then it was time for lunch. Mum had made a fabulous lunch with baked ham (with her famous glaze) and an array of salads and desserts.  In the afternoon Oliver, Emily, Wil and Anita popped in to say hi.  The day was filled with food, family, friends and fun. All in all, it was great. Can’t wait till next year.