Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sounds like Spanish to me

Thanks to Dora and Diego, Cameron is very interested in speaking Spanish. He is also lucky to have a teacher's assistant who is from the south of Spain and therefore a native speaker. Because he is interested she said she will try to teach Cameron a new word every day he's at school. So far we have "hola" and the words for hat, ball and frog (I can't try to spell them in spanish!) However, Cameron does get a little enthusiastic at times and he has been heard to say "thousands....that means a lot in spanish" and today was my favourite when he woke from his nap with a damp tshirt "sweaty....that means wet in spanish". Such a versatile language!


Sunday was a bit of a wet day so we took Cameron and Jamie into the city to see A Chorus of Frogs at the National Geographic Museum. They loved it! There were lots of frogs in big glass cases low enough to the ground that Jamie could easily see inside. The frogs were all sorts of shapes and sizes and part of the fun was trying to spot the frogs because some were so well hidden. The boys loved trying to hop like a frog and see how far they could jump.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Summer fun

We've had some really hot weather for a few days. This has brought out the artist in Cameron, our future Picasso.And of course, the sprinkler had its debut of the summer. So much fun!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Funny Card!

Auntie Jane sent Jamie a very funny card all the way from Spain. Lights and funny noises made for a very funny bedtime - Cameron and Jamie were both just cracking up every time they opened and closed the card.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Jamie!

Archie, Oliver, Lucas (with Granny Tina), Jamie, Cameron and Elliot looking forward to some Thomas cake.

Cake? Can you tell I ate some cake already?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy birthday Granny!

A picnic to celebrate Granny's birthday with drinks in the garden, a present to open and yummy M&S cookies.

Ready to shave?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The greatest show on earth!

It is not the most p.c. show to attend but the kids love it! Yesterday we took Jamie and Cameron to the circus. They loved the elephants and zebras. Cameron was on the edge of his seat for most of the performance and loved the clown Bello. Cameron thought it was so much fun he wants to go back today.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A puddle walk

It was raining on Sunday afternoon as well. What a shame the weather wasn't better for Rachel's visit. We went to Meadowlark for a walk and the boys splashed in puddles and got wet up to their knees. The cherry blossoms are out at Meadowlark so it is starting to look really pretty.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gutter Bowl Champions!

Miranda's friend Rachel is visiting from Altanta for the weekend. We wanted to see the cherry blossoms but it is pouring rain so we decided to go bowling instead...of course! We are the gutter bowl champions! It is amazing how good your score can be when you play with the gutter guards. We highly recommend it for your next bowl outing. Here is Cameron describing to Rachel his strategy for his next bowl.
And here is Jamie ready to take on his dad at bowling.

Another birthday of the week...

Another birthday of the week...happy birthday today to Mark in the Bahamas! Here is Mark with Cameron and Jamie last November.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Birthdays of the week

This is a week full of birthdays!

First was Pam's birthday - she turned 40 - and here is a photo of Pam with Cameron when he was only about 5 months old.
Next was Uncle John - here's a photo of us together on my wedding day. Doesn't he look smart?!

Then Saturday 5th April will be Granny Tina's 70th Birthday - happy birthday to the youngest 70 year-old that I know! Here is Granny from almost 3 years ago with Cameron in the Botantic Gardens in Edinburgh, one of my favourite places.

And finally, it will be Jackie's birthday this weekend and she's running the Paris Marathon. Go Jackie! Here is a photo of Jackie with Jamie when she visited us a few weeks ago.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you all!