On a recent holiday to Stratford on Avon, we visited Mary Arden’s Cottage Farm. Sam has now seen most farm animals, but hadn’t seen a real-life owl so this was great…

This is a video-clip, so if you click on it you’ll be taken to my Flickr stream where you can play it.


Sam had a very unsettled night last night: he has the snuffles and it disturbed his sleep. We think it’s because when he tried to suck his thumb he couldn’t breathe through his nose.
I was getting up constantly through the night to settle him down, and in the end I took the spare douvet in and just slept on his floor so that Jen could get a least 2 hours sleep..!
He was actually quite upset at creche this morning especially as Jen walked to the door with us. He screamed when she walked off to work, but the staff are amazing there so I know he’ll be in safe hands. They had already calmed him down as I left – the art of distraction!

Plinky plinky SCREEEEEACH!!

Feeling a bit better

At first I thought one of the kids across the road had brought a violin home from school. Then I found Jen showing a fascinated little Sam her violin! Once he’d figured out plucking the strings, and dragging the bow across without poking Jen’s eyes out, he turned his attentions to the case and sat opening and closing it for a while…

…it’s always the box!

Mothers’ Day

Mothers' Day Card

Well, as well as giving his mum some horrible dysentery/plague type illness for Mothers’ Day, Sam had also made her a card at Nursery. I thought I’d photograph it before it’s put away in a keepsake box!

Mothers' Day Card

Small Boy Wrecks House

Sam wrecked the house! Well, a bit…

…Sam swung on the baby-gate as Jen opened it and ripped the wooden frame from the wall!!

The nails I’ve used to attach it back on aren’t very pretty, but it’s safe again :0)