Uppermill today. The picnic, the barge, the park, the ducks, the ice cream, the juggler, the park. Hannah (22 months) went on the big slide (taller than me).
She aint heavy (she’s my baby)
Have started getting Hannah to walk. So far, we have begun by walking to Sam’s nursery and back (4 mins). She’s doing very well.
Today, I think, it is St Mark the evangelist, so obviously, today’s book is the Gospel according to St Mark. St Mark’s symbol-thing is the lion (because his gospel begins in the desert, where lions come from), so I shall be eating a Lion bar, if I can find one. Lateral thinking is fantastic.
Haven’t killed any dragons today, but we did buy some red roses, and Sam has made a flag at nursery. And it absolutely, definitely, is a cake day.
First digital meant ‘using your fingers’, then it meant ‘written in numbers instead of a dial’, then it meant coded into a sequence of bits and broadcast in a narrower wave band so you can get more channels (so why is it digital and not binary, that’s what I want to know. Must ask a computer person (is geek better or nerd? ). Now we’ve added the kitchen as another place in our house where we can get digital radio; also I can listen to 3 CDs at once. Isn’t technology marvellous?
(Incidentally, the light goes in at the shiny side, bounces off the holes in the middle and comes out of the shiny side, so make sure you spread your jam on the label side, or put the CD label side down on a surface that might have dust on it, while you look for the case. You don’t want scratches on your shiny side, do you? The nature of the focusing effect of the shiny side does mean that some scratching can be tolerated, but the one where they spread jam on it broke it in pieces and it still played was in fact a trick; if your CD is too scratched check out the internet for how to clean the CD using toothpaste, or I don’t know what else)
Went to this park at lunchtime for picnicking and playing. Not only do they have a twirly thing, as seen in one of ghoti’s parks, but also a slide thing that rocks. This was all a bit too grown up for Sam, but they did have normal children’s stuff. The paddling pool isn’t filled up yet. Also, Sam fed some geese and ducks (Hannah just says duck) and we played football and had a bit of a walk around in the sunshine.
Since ghoti and cjwatson do not have any stairgates in their house, Hannah has spent our recent holiday at her house learning to come down the stairs. At least I don’t have to carry her any more. She is adding new words to her vocabulary, such as dog and bag and ball. We’ve been trying to teach her spoon and juice. Some of the words, we don’t understand what she is trying to say, which makes life tricky. Ho hum. She still makes cute meowing noises whenever she sees a cat or a dog.
Which it is Easter until Pentecost, so I’m not late. Take your time, don’t cram it all into one weekend.