Wednesday, January 23, 2008

laughter & sweetness

23rd January, 2008

this photo was taken on October 28, 2005
2 years, 3 months ago
That big machine is designed to rip up compacted soils. It helped, but really most of the work was done by my sweet P. Then he dug 5 holes about 1/2 of my height deep for the fruit trees to be planted in. 
They were all about 1 metre tall.

Now we pick juicy, sweet nectarines & savour the goodness.

We sit in the shade of the apple tree & share 
laughter & sweetness with friends.

I feel so proud & satisfied. 

Saturday, January 19, 2008

21 years & counting

January 18th, 2008  

Baby Char turns 21!

So it's finally happened ~ we are all officially 'grown up'. 
Charlene looked stunning, delivered an impeccable speech, managed to dance with her date (little M) & many others & still remained standing in the wee sunny hours of the morning (or so I'm told).
Unbelievably I have no pics as although I remembered my camera ~ under the strictest of instructions to do so, I had forgotten to charge the battery. Sorry Char Char.
Char baby, you are amazing. You are growing into a more incredable person every day. I wish you the greatest adventure for your travels ahead. I know that your journeys will bring you just the right amount of challenge, laughter, tears, success & ultimatly personal fullfillment & growth. I can wait as long as need be for you to return & share them with us. Happy Birthday baby girl. x


Char on her 18th ~ about to jump of a cliff :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

we ow we ow

9th January, 2008

My beautiful little boy is what I want to write about, he's why I'm inspired to write. He is utterly delightful. A week off 19 months & so very cool.


Today he got on a surfboard for the first time & loved it. He's talking - 'da's ki' (dad's bike) & helping, he'll wash his highchair while I wash the benches, put his washing in the basket, fetch his bottle from the bedroom & bring it to the dishwasher. He wants to feed himself at every meal now ~ but not his snacks. I have to feed them to him!

He loves the sand pit, his 'we ow we ow' fire truck, avocado, icy fruit poles & his mama.
Today when he woke from nap I went to cuddle him in bed for a while until he was ready to get up. I kept asking 'should we get up now?, should we have lunch?' he'd shake his head 'no no no' & snuggle in for more cuddles. Then we were both hysterical playing a new game ~ he'd touch my lip & I'd sneeze. We were both in fits of laughter & cuddles.

He says 'more' clear as day, makes fish sounds & dog sounds. He likes elephants & books about children. He loves lucy & 'jo jo'.

He adores his papa. He spends most of the day wearing Paulies work gloves, hat & shoes. Sometimes he likes to wear Paulies t-shirt too. He likes to listen to him on the phone. He waves & kisses the phone. When Paulies not really there he says 'hi dad' & 'see a ater'.

Every week is better than the last.