Posted in General on 03/28/2006 02:49 pm by jo
Posted in General on 03/28/2006 12:47 pm by jo
Catherine took her first step on the 4th of March and sporadically took one or two steps for a couple of weeks. On the 21st of March, she took five steps in a row and then two days later, 22 steps. Since then, she hasn’t looked back. That said, if there’s anywhere she wants to get to in a hurry, she’ll crawl there but we can see that she’s getting more confident with her walking. It won’t be long now before she starts running!
Posted in General on 03/28/2006 12:05 pm by jo
Posted in Work on 03/27/2006 01:50 am by scotty
Posted in General on 03/14/2006 05:31 pm by scotty
At any other time to be called a squirt would be deemed insulting and demeaning. But for those keen would-be swimmers at Aquatic Achievers it is a badge of achievement – awarded after successfully passing the orientation lesson. Catherine can count herself as a select member of the Squirt alumni – and now she has started weekly lessons on a Saturday morning.
Jo and myself take it in turns to go in the pool with her, and Catherine is taught the basics such as kicking in the water (we manually move her legs), splashing, diving underwater, playing humpty-dumpty on the pool edge (sing humpty-dumpty sat on the wall etc .. then the inevitable fall).
It would have to be the most heavily chlorinated pool on the planet, for good reason. Statistically, if you put enough little kids in the one swimming pool there will be a strong chance of “contamination”. Those not trained in the fine art of bladder control are required to wear swim nappies though.
Posted in General on 03/11/2006 01:57 pm by scotty
Been a really busy week at work, everyone has been working hard and at odd hours. Thursday night our US Shelter Buddy customers had a software upgrade, a developer was up until 5:30am or so because of some technical difficulties. I got to bed at 1:30am, getting through a backlog of emails and other work. Another developer was woken at 4am, because of other technical issues.
At Friday lunch I went to the local shopping centre to post invitations to Catherine’s first bithday party (coming up in a week’s time!). While I was there I popped into the local supermarket and spied some danishes and chocolate covered profiteroles (on special of course – my mother has taught me well).
Anyway I bought two containers of the danishes and a container of profiteroles for the rest of the
nerds developers. When I returned to the office I gave a box of danishes to Andrew, then the container of profiteroles to Anthony .. which promptly spilt open on his lap, leaving chocolate stains on his clothes, and a scattering of profiteroles on the carpet.
If that was what my Friday was like, I am not looking forward to Monday!
Posted in General on 03/03/2006 09:32 pm by jo
Posted in General on 03/03/2006 12:39 pm by scotty
It’s been bucketing down in the past week in Queensland and New South Wales, so much so there has been flooding and mudslides. It has been most unusual to have so much rain, almost a novelty!
Me leaving work – view of the EMU through the window.
This big toadstool popped up in the backyard.