Friday, October 5, 2012

September 2012

Absolutely perfect weather here in Newcastle which means 

more playing in the sunshine, more whipper- snippering (that is what is happening in the photograph below) more walking in the park and at the beach, and of course picnics.....

Freya is becoming more and more independent, 
she has definite likes and dislikes 
and she is happy to let you know what she wants - 
if someone to get on to that immediately that would also be good!

Freya has started to feed herself!

In September we celebrate the birthdays of two of the most important people in our lives, Megan and Justin.....

Oliver loved singing happy birthday, blowing candles out and talking about eating cake!

In between celebrations and new beginnings there was plenty of time for early morning coffees at the beach - that is four coffees thanks very much - always concerning when the girls at the cafes don't even ask - they just bring soy babycinnos with no chocolate and extra marshmallows for both Oliver and Freya! Hmm maybe we could just drop the children off for coffee and go and lie under the tree for a snooze!

The nights were getting warmer so we ventured out for ice-cream after dinner on Saturday night....

Oliver started Montessori Pre-school this month.
On his first day he was not too sure about this whole pre-school malarkey!
Luckily there were fish to feed, puzzles to do, friends to play with and bins - so all was right with preschool.  After two weeks of slight hesitation, Oliver on week three walked in to school quite contently..... hopefully soon he will run in happily.  

Amazingly garbage trucks and
garbage bins continue to occupy Oliver's waking time.  It is lovely to see him add to his play repertoire.  The most recent expansion of this occupation is the renaming of his car as a garbage truck which he drives alongside the bins and stops and empties them into his truck.

All the while singing the playschool song "I am the garbage man".

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