Thursday, 31 July 2008


New red shoes. I love Clarks sales.


One of the lovely old Victorian buildings in Carlisle. The high street architecture here leaves a lot to be desired, but this is one of the best buildings. I'll miss all the great old buildings when we move to the US.

(taken 30 July)


Not again!!!

(taken 29 July)


Thank you all so much for putting up with my previous snarky post. Knowing that what I'm doing here is appreciated by you means a lot.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008


Dear friends and family (actually, this is for those of you Stateside for the most part!)... I work hard to keep this web site and my other blog updated. It ain't easy with all I have to do. But I am constantly hearing that you want to know how we are and see pictures of the boys. But I never hear from you. Both my sites allow you to leave comments very easily. I don't expect novels. It would just be nice to know you came for a visit. Because right now, aside from the ability to show these to the kids when they are older, I'm not really seeing the point. Thanks.


This is grounds for divorce, isn't it?

(taken yesterday)


Granny and Jake contemplating the daisies.

(taken 27 July)

Saturday, 26 July 2008


Home made carrot cake cupcakes hunkered down under their protective screen. Bloody flies!! Having some issues with the cream cheese frosting, too, hence some of the naked ones!


I guess this is our closest 'local'. It's about a 10 minute drive and it's in the same village Sammy's nursery is. It's very much a local pub (i.e. no tourists) so despite the fact we aren't, I'm sure they thought we were when I had to nip out and take this picture!

(taken yesterday)


Malteasers don't last long in hot little hands.

(taken 24 July)


Watchin' a movie with Daddy.

(taken 23 July)


Tummy time!

(taken 22 July)

Monday, 21 July 2008


Bubbles on a lovely, sunny (finally!) day!

Sunday, 20 July 2008


The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!


A new laptop, a new pair of pj bottoms, and a Duran Duran concert on VH1. Life isn't too bad!

(taken 19 July)


A boy and a dog.

(taken 18 July)


Tessa has boxes and boxes of buttons. Sammy and I had a look at them and we're trying to figure out what we could make with them.

(taken 17 July)


More sitting practice... this time in the high chair.

(taken 16 July)


The boys watching The Jungle Book.

(taken 15 July)


Flipper feet.

This is one of Rooney's new sleepsuits. It's a size 9-12 month. It fits him perfectly from shoulder to crotch but it too long in the legs! He's now almost 18 pounds!

(taken 14 July)


This one is already figuring out how to sit up on his own. Here he is in all his Buddha glory in his Bumbo.

(taken 13 July)


Officially on solids but not too sure about carrots, Mom!

(taken 12 July)


The new love of our lives. And a bargain as it's reconditioned!

(taken 11 July)


Smiles for Daddy.

(taken 10 July)


Endless tins of forumla... but we always seem to run out at inconvenient times.

(taken 9 July)


My mother-in-law is teaching me how to knit. As always, I am far too ambitious when I start something new. This is a patch for my favorite sweater, but I already have grand delusions of what I'll do next!

(taken 8 July)

Tuesday, 8 July 2008


When finger painting goes insane.

(you should have seen the rest of him!)

(taken yesterday)


We gave the "little" one baby rice tonight in the hopes it would help with his sleeping through at night. It might have helped a tad... but it'll more likely help when he's fully on solids. Since he's a day short of 4 months, that's going to take a while obviously!

(taken 6 July)


A not-so-flattering shot of Glenn and myself taken on a night out BY OURSELVES!!!

(taken 5 July )


Happy Fourth of July!

(taken, obviously, on the 4th of July!)


Typical graphic designer that I am, I bought these crackers because I loved the box. They sounded like they'd be good, too. But, alas, they were not. Despite being well within the sell-by date, they walnuts were rancid. Ugh!

(taken 3 July)



(taken 2 July)


Yep, we've started the dreaded potty training. It's hard, though, when living with the in-laws. It will be a long process no doubt. Not to mention even the size 12-18 month unders are still a tad too big!!

(taken 1 July)


he helps with the washing up and unloading the dishwasher, too! Next, the laundry!

(taken 30 June)


Napping in the sun.

(taken 29 June)


In our book, salsa is definitely a vegetable!

(taken 28 June)


This is a favorite meal of ours... usually had on the day we've done the food shopping but are too tired to cook. Cheese and olives figure prominently. Some sort of sausage (i.e. chorize or German pepper salalmi), pickles (of British, American and Indian variety), bread or crackers, some fruit or veg, and often a bit of quiche also make appearances. Yum!

(taken 27 June)