Friday, August 19, 2011

7 quick takes Friday (3)

I'm enjoying watching a budding relationship between our two boys. Sailor looks at Little Man with an expression of great expectation that he will soon be made to laugh by Little Man being goofy ie, himself (dancing jigs, attempting somersaults, making silly faces). Little Man finds great amusement in Sailor's attempts to grab at him, and the sqwarks that sailor emits (from his mouth).

The wind is howling and it's pouring out there tonight. I'm glad Ben has stopped over for the night at my parent's closer to work rather than driving the one-and-a half-hours on the freeway to get home. This freeway is a killer when it's wet. Waterfalls cascade down cliff faces onto the busy road and anyone on a motorbike is like an ant being caught under a flowing tap.

Our Little Man thinks that the word 'cooee' (which as Wiki says is a shout used in Australia, usually in the Bush, to attract attention, find missing people, or indicate one's own location) is pronounced "Pooey" (the word we use to indicate that he has done his number twos). So when we happen upon places that echo, like public toilets or libraries, he will cheerily call out "Pooooey!" for all to hear.

Despite current inclement weather, a recent spate of sunshine has caused our broad beans to flower.

We've learnt that sticking the roots of used shallots and leeks in a jar - with an inch or two of water and carp fertilizer - causes this to happen! If I'm short of shallots, I grab this bunch and chop up a bit of it and whack them back in! I haven't sampled the leeks yet - not quite brave enough yet. 

Little Man had his first ever swimming lesson this week. It didn't go er... swimmingly at first. I think he had something very different in mind from the thick fog of chlorine that hovered above the indoor pool. Then he realised that he wasn't going to be swimming with MUMMY or DADDY but a STRANGE LADY and it was all over.

Happily he was eventually won over by the strange lady offering him a series of interesting floating and squirting toys he spent the rest of the lesson playing happily.

Note to self not to encourage him to accept toys from strangers....

It's exciting to pick your own vegetables for dinner, even if this is all you have to pick!


Vicky said...

Your boys are so cute, Sarah! It's a lovely photo of them - I'm looking forward to meeting you all in person:)

Sarah said...

Thanks Vicky! Great to hear from you! I hope you and your family are all well :-)