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.

Christmas Eve in Chinchilla

We have made the journey to Chinchilla this year for a ‘Lattimore’ Christmas. It has been so hot Ben has been struggling with the heat. Grandad made ‘swimming pool mark one’ (a plastic clam shell filled with water) for Ben to play in and it was such a hit. We didn’t bring Ben’s togs so he went in the nud!!

While in the pool Ben was distracted by the little bicycle. He would not let us put a nappy on him or any clothes……. he was having a ball!!

From Lattimore Family 2008

Jet Skiing with Uncle Phil

See that small dot..... thats me! On Sunday Andrew, Ben, Phil and myself spent the day at Somerset Dam.  Uncle Phil and Andrew took Ben had his first ride on a jetski.  He loved sitting on the Jetski and playing with the handle bars.  He wasn’t overly keen on the life jacket….. probably because it was way to big.  He will have to grow into it.  It was great to spend a day outside (and not swelter in the heat) and to catch up with Phil.  Check out Ben on the jetski!

Uncle Phil, Ben and Andrew

Getting ready to go!