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Finishing up the year...

Here's a jumble of pics from the past couple of days just to finish up the year on...

Erik, Luey and Bryn looking rather angelic at the ILs house - listening to one of MIL's menagery of Christmas creatures recite "Twas the night before Christmas..." in mechanically animated form!
Bryn watching another couple of character sing and jiggle about the Snowman who came to life... These two have an invisible lazer connection so they seem to interact, Bryn was totally fascinated!
The dinner table from one end...

And from the other end...

Bryn with a singing, revolving, snowman who lights up in many alternating colours!!!

Bryn, the "Centurian at the gate"...

And, the Centurian on the march!

One of the Christmas presents Nanna and Pa gave Bryn this Christmas. This Japanese hedgehog blares cutesy dance music while toddling across the floor. When he bumps into a wall or other object, he turns himself around and keeps going. All the while lights flash in his rubbery spikes,…

Thank you, Ganny

A couple of days ago we received a Christmas card from my paternal grandmother, the boys' "Ganny" (as she likes to be called). Along with the card, Ganny sent $60, twenty per boy, for them to spend as they wished - as a Christmas present. So, we conferred and decided to see if the money wouldn't buy a decent basket ball hoop (that didn't need to be attached permanently to some building structure). I should say, the inspiration for this purchase was another Christmas present that Erik received this christmas of a smaller stand alone hoop which he has standing on a table in his room - after trying that out, he wanted a BIG one! We went to Toys'r'Puss and found this stand alone hoop, and it's been a marvellous purchase!!!

First a couple of cute pics of my littlest chappy who can't shoot hoops that high yet...


Just looking cute...


And the latest milestone, "RUNNING Bear"...

And now the bigger boys shooting hoops, and I'm proud to tell yo…
Bryn was a funny little elf last night (fittingly for Christmas Day night). He slept for a couple of hours and then decided that was a very nice "nap" and toddled out to join Dave and I out in the lounge. He wasn't interested in feeding back to sleep but instead chose to amuse himself among his toys... Here he is balancing ON his trolley, something he decided was far more interesting than pushing the thing around - he decided that about a week ago... The cheeky bugger thought it was hilarious that mum was trying to convince him to get down, AS IF HE would fall out of the trolley, no way, not him!

Then he decided to listen to his trumpet music with "Bubba Disa"...

Does Bubba D look a bit horrified by Bryn's grip on her, or is it just my imagination???

Taking Bubba D for a walk... Supporting her head, of course, such a good little dadda!

Looky, Bubba D has an ear, just like little dadda! Here Bryn is saying "Eeer"

Telling Bubba D about his train...

More Christmas Day pics...

Ok, I'm just slightly addicted to taking photos of my boy, in fact, I think it's fair to say there are now more photos per month of age for Bryn than there ever were for Erik, and well poor little Luey missed out entirely despite being a particularly sweet little golden haired cherub (it was just that we didn't have a decent camera for much of his babyhood)... So here are more (boring to you possibly but gorgeous to me) pics of the Bryn boy...

This photo would strike horror into the heart of one of my closest friends who won't let her somewhat older children watch The Simpsons because she feels they're psychologically harmful to children. I think Bryn's biggest "thing" here was actually sitting in "mum's chair", rather than watching The Simpsons per se. He loves to scramble into *my* chair whenever I get up to do something, and then sits there with a huge Cheshire Cat grin on his face when I come back...

Lately I've been thinking of…

Here we go a chuck chuck chucking... Fala la la lala la la

Some pics taken over the past few days...

First lot are from the Summer Solstice, Dec 21st, Luey, Bryn and I did some last minutes Christmas baking, while Erik had his last day at school. In the pic with the wooden spoon, Bryn is looking less than festive because instead of taking him out of his highchair as he'd asked me, I handed him a kitchen utensil, and a dirty one at that, geez mum can be dense at times!!!






This next lot was taken from Christmas Eve, this is when we celebrate Christmas in this household. So, USUALLY we have a feast of triple smoked Ham and candied potatos and Champignon cream sauce. I say usually, because instead of the usual, I decided it would be interesting to mix things up a bit by spending Christmas VOMITING and feeling far too nauseas to be baking up a feast... And before anyone jumps to any conclusions, NO I'm not pregnant - despite the fact I haven't vomited in about 12 years (yea, not through three pregnancies)... The irony of being nausea…

Tales of Bryn

Tale Nr.1 - Bryn has been getting a bit rough of late and thinks it's dead funny to slap people in the face and see their shocked looks of horror! He giggles with great delight, and the more you tell him it hurts, the harder he laughs... Until this afternoon... This afternoon he slapped his equally slap-happy but ultra sensitive big brother Luey (that'll learn the little redhead for saying, all these months, "I don't care if he hits me, it doesn't hurt! It's funny!!!")... Bryn got Luey a good one, right in the eye... Luey was NOT a happy camper, and burst into LOUD tears, and at first Bryn just looked a little confused... Then he starts going, "Doh, doh, doh, doh..." which, I guess, meant something like, "Why are you crying??? I didn't hit you that hard!" But Luey was fairly insistent that it had HURT!!! So, then I say to Bryn, "Why don't you give Luey a huggle and make it better" - I really didn't thin…

Sorting stuff out...

Here you can see *some* of the stuff we packed up for storage in the garage in the past three days - there was about twice this much, once the laundry was emptied (my dryer is FINALLY IN my laundry!!!).

This is the stuff we're donating to charity. I feel a bit silly donating this to strangers when I know so many people either pregnant or trying to get pregnant, but everyone I know has enough of their own stuff, so hopefully this stuff will bless people who can't afford much and don't have much... It feels a bit funny FINALLY letting go of the baby stuff, but yk, each time I hear of a new friend getting pregnant, I realise I'm not having that same sense of yearning I had after Luey, when I just *knew* I still had to have Bryn. I guess my time of having babies is really and truly done with... I know there are a few of you out there who won't believe me when you read this, but well, I guess time will tell...

And here is the stuff we've chucked, and no, the job i…