Posted in General on 05/25/2008 11:06 am by jo
Alexandra turned one last Sunday. My goodness the last year has gone so quickly! We had a few people around for a pot-luck lunch and some stayed until 9:30pm for some Wii time . Anyway, it was a good day – pretty exhausting though!
A happy little girl having her breakfast.
Cuddles with Haywee and Fifi, looking very cool!
Marble mudcake was the birthday cake and she enjoyed it a little
I got a birthday present too – I suspect this particular present is because Tania wants her chair all to herself when we go camping at the end of the year! Haywee got one too…
Posted in Family on 05/25/2008 10:46 am by jo
Last Thursday, the girls and I walked to meet Scott at the bus stop when he got home. After the exuberant greetings (from the girls ) Catherine decided she’d like to play on the slide and the swing. We gave her about 5 minutes playtime and then said it was time to go. She protested (of course!) and got off the swing to run to another piece of play equipment. Unfortunately she didn’t watch where she was going and ran straight into the crossbar of the A-frame of the swing set.
I cuddled her.
She cried some more.
Scott said, “What’s that above her eye?”
We saw blood.
Scott rang the doctor’s surgery and they told us to go straight to the Mater. So we walked home, got the nappy bag and some food to tide the girls over (this is around dinnertime) and went to the hospital. It was a pretty painless wait to see the Dr and get treated etc. The nurses were wonderful with Catherine, so patient! Catherine didn’t need any stitches, just a little sticky bandage.
At home before going to the hospital
As you can see, she’s smiling already!
Dinner was late of course, so we just got some fast food.
Catherine very happy about dinner!
The morning after…the poor little sausage!
She’s fine now with just a little scab and yellow “eyeshadow”.
Posted in Star Wars on 05/22/2008 03:24 pm by scotty
From Slashdot – free e-book available titled The Secret History of Star Wars. Title says it all, and overview below from the website:
The Secret History of Star Wars is a new full-length e-book exploring the writing and creation of the Star Wars saga. Culled from over 400 sources and filled with quotes from people such as George Lucas, Gary Kurtz and Mark Hamill, The Secret History of Star Wars traces all the way back to 1973 to examine how the first 14-page treatment that began the series came to be and was slowly built, draft by draft, year by year and movie by movie.
Slashdot sums it up succinctly – ” Download it or have your nerd credentials revoked.”
Posted in General on 05/22/2008 12:54 pm by jo
I found Catherine one day having a nap like this…
The girls love their bath
They also love helping with the clothes.
Alexandra has a cheeky look about her in this one!
Catherine climbs into bed with us in the morning and that usually means that I lose my spot…
This is a nice photo that Scott took of Catherine on the swing down at the park.
Catherine did some “ducky dancing” the other night. She was dancing to some Crowded House with Scott.
The poor cat (Tippy) also has to put up with Catherine’s imagination
Catherine and Alexandra love each other
The next two are random pics – bubbles and a pasta salad I made
We played some more Guitar Hero 3 Richard and Tania got into the act…
The GH3 gal band!
Getting into position for Mario Kart…
Alexandra in her State of Origin gear
More pics and stories to come but may give it a day or two so you’re not overloaded
Posted in General on 05/22/2008 12:29 pm by jo
It has been a long while since we’ve updated our blog and I take *some* of the blame for that Scott has to take the rest of the blame There’s been quite a bit happening in the life of Carpenter so here are a few pics with some explanation. May even separate into different posts…you never know your luck
We’ve had friends who brought Guitar Hero 3 over…
Catherine got into the act too as our keyboardist!
She also decided to branch out into drumming.
Scotty had a go too and Catherine made Haywee play the saucepan…
We went for a walk to the lake to feed the ducks one day and Catherine dressed herself…
Alexandra lounged around in the pram.
Catherine loves giving Alexandra kisses.
Catherine’s imagination has really taken off. She likes pretending and play-acting.
Catherine sharing lunch with her dog.
Hugs for her little friend.
Sharing a laugh with her dog.
Am going to put the rest of the photos into a different post for you