Catch up (part 3)

January 1, 2014

Lewis attended his first book signing…

Julia Donaldson book signing

Julia Donaldson book signing

children’s books have become a big part of our life – usually reading 4 books to Lewis each night.  Toddle Waddle is always the last book and Lewis seems to take it in like it is some kind of religious creed which is so important to his future that he must strive to understand it and take it all in.

It wasn’t till we went to this signing by Julia Donaldson that I actually realised how many of the books we read to Lewis and look forward to reading to him all come form this one author.  I had heard of the The Gruffalo before Lewis came along but never had cause to read it – its a really nice wee story.  And the first time I read the snail and the whale I totally choked up.

I look forward to reading these same books for the next few years as there will always be something in the story or illustrations to talk to Lewis about.  Whether he ever appreciates a few of them being signed by the author, only time will tell.


Catch up (part 2)

January 1, 2014

November 18-22nd

We went for a short break to Crieff Hydro, our first time there and wont be our last.

crieff hydro

crieff hydro

High Tea at crieff hydro

High Tea at crieff hydro

crieff hydro

crieff hydro

Lewis in a ball pool

Lewis in a ball pool

crieff hydro

crieff hydro

Lewis underwatter at Crieff Hydro

Lewis underwatter at Crieff Hydro

 


Catch up (part 1)

January 1, 2014

No excuses, I’ve simply not got around to blogging much but there might just be time to catchup before the end of the year….

In July  (9th – 16th)  we took young Lewis to the Isle of Lewis

lewis-plane Lewis’s first filght
lewis-dog Lewis Meets a Dog – Ben
lewis-beach Lewis visits one of the many beaches on Lewis.

Also, in July – partly due to the great weather and partly because my Aunt started nagging me about cholesterol and heart disease – I started Cycling to work.  At first only  three days a week but it didn’t take long to get up to 5 days. It did get hard when the clocks change and it got colder but still going and really enjoying it.

September (8th) we Dedicated Lewis to God during a service at St Silas, asking Ali and Alison (we didn’t deliberately choose them because they had similar names)…

lewis-dedication1 Lewis’s dedication
lewis-dedication2 family
lewis-dedication3 cake.

November 3rd  Lewis’s first fancy dress (Halloween) party..

Lewis-superman

Also in November Danar and I celebrated a significant decimal anniversary – 1000 days married!  We went to one of our favourite restaurants, the wonderful Bibi’s Cantina.

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more to come…