Thursday, February 24, 2011


So we went for a walk down the road and Lara found this nice big juicy puddle. And sat in in for hours. And I was torn between running back home (a few hundred metres away) and getting my camera or staying with her and making sure she didn't get run over by a random passing car or cow.

I chose to stay which I think was probably a good call!

And then eventually, her covered in slimy mud, she wanted to go home. No, be CARRIED home. And me in a pristine white skirt. And her in a cloth nappy that had soaked up at least 6 litres of very muddy water. 

So I kinda held her out at arms length and trotted back to the house. And then I changed her nappy and shoes, got my camera and took her back to the puddle to try and re-enact the scene. And she was all 'what do you mean you want me to sit in a puddle? Are you nuts?' 

So I took a picture anyway, but it wasn't quite the same. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Old pics and new

Sorting through the pictures on my increasingly sluggish computer. Trying to lighten her atlas like load. 

And I find these old pictures of me, a bit older than Lara is now, I guess. 

And these, of Lara

The beginning

I'm not sure why I'm compartmentalising things so. A blog for general stuff. A blog for baby stuff. I'll have a work one soon, no doubt. As if I don't have enough trouble finding time to blog as it is!

Anyway, I have this friend who has no time for the smug mummy brigade. If that’s not where you are then its oh so booooring to read about other people’s babies and their poo and their perfect little toes and feet. He said, on Facebook, “Tim finds newly minted parents the most boring people in the world” And I have many friends who share these sentiments. I did too year before last. And then I had this baby. And she is suddenly the centre of my world.

So I am very quietly sidling over here to write stuff about my baby from time to time, without boring the pants off the Tims of this world.

So if you’re not a baby person, please. Don’t even come here. And if you are.