Our March photos:

One of our Sunday trips out took us on the ferry. Cheese! Monster got really good on his balance bike. He even went on a ride down the road with Daddy. The little bookworm insisted on taking a book with him to playgroup! Monster received a swimming certificate and was moved up to the next group. We practised the new things he was learning at home too. Swimming with a float: And starting to learn to dive:


Our photos from February:

They started replacing the telegraph poles along the road opposite the University using huge cranes. Monster would not move from that spot until the crane had pack up and moved on! We had a trip out to the Sydney Tower Eye. We could see a long way out across the city. Looking down the cars look like toys.At the end of the month it was Daddy’s birthday! Monster insisted that we have a tea party with party hats and party blowers!


Some highlights from our January:

January was the middle of summer. There was lots of playing outside at the park, being a daredevil on the climbing rungs. New shoes! This time he picked red! The Monster likes to do things grown ups do. We took photos of each other taking a photo with our phones! He did some thank you painting pictures for his Christmas presents. There was lots of swimming when it was hot.We went on a Mummy and Monster trip. Monster spotted the Opera House out of the ferry window. It was exciting going on a big trip just the two of us! At the end of January nursery went back after the summer holidays. Monster went back with his matching hat and bag!

The rest of December

The weather was quite varied for the rest of December so we saw a number of different outfits.

There were some colder days so Monster got to try out his new jumper from swimming (whilst enjoying his Christmas chocolate!)Eating Christmas chocolate There were slightly warmer days when Monster chose his own oufits – his trousers that Mummy made (that are nearly too small now), a shirt, his green hat and shoes, and his Mr Tumble spotty bag:Monster chosen outfit And then it got hot again and we were back in shorts and t-shirt:With his new binoculars

We had a few trips out.

We went on the bus to play at soft play:Bus trip And we went to the zoo. He wore the new shirt he got for Christmas and his sunglasses – a real cool dude!Cool dude Monster was eager to try out the binoculars he bought with the Christmas money he received from Grandad – he looks a proper little explorer!Happy boy

He’s a happy little boy 🙂DSCF1115

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go:Central Station Tree We even have our tree up at home, with a few extra special decorations this year:Swimming Snowman This snowman was a Chrismtas present from Monster’s swimming teacher,Button Snail and this dove Monster made at Nursery (although if you ask him he insists that it’s a button snail!)

We’ve also been to the nursery Christmas picnic, where Santa came to give out some presents. All the other children paused and smiled to have their photo taken with him…Running from Santa Monster edged closer, grabbed the present and turned and ran as quick as he could – he’s not good with strangers! (We did go up with him later to say thank you properly.)

He also brought home some presents for us:Rudolph card A Rudolph handprint card, …Handprint calendar… and a handprint calendar!




December seems to be flying by – only 10 days left til Christmas!

This is what December looks like so far:Bee bee bear Reggie gave Monster a Bee Bee Bear hand puppet, which was taken and shown to everyone for several days. Here he is showing Bee Bee Bear what can be seen from the bus window.

Thunderbirds are GO It’s very hard catching him still enough to get a non-blurry photo! The reflection in the mirror is slightly less blurry! Playing Thunderbirds wearing his International Rescue hat 🙂

Red tardis We’ve been watching Dr Who together recently. You can tell from his playing. I asked him what was happening:

“The TARDIS has landed on the garage! It’s a red TARDIS!”

It then took off again and went spinning round the room before landing again!

Shopping He insisted on carrying the basket to do the shopping!

Posing This was last Sunday in Sydney. Monster requested we take his photo – so we did!

Cool DudeAnd this is him posing for another photo, looking a right cool dude in his hat and sunglasses!

It’s been hot this week!

This week has been hot. Probably the hottest since we’ve been here. So we’ve done a fair bit of staying indoors and trying to keep cool.

I built Monster a big train track to play with while we watched the new Thomas DVD that we borrowed from the library – Thomas and the Blue Mountain Mystery.

Monster wanted to help wrap presents so I gave him his own pieces of paper and tape to play with.

We took a trip to the Post Office and took his scooter instead of the buggy. This was us waiting at the bus stop.

Since it was getting fairly late we decided to surprise Daddy by calling into his office on the way back to walk/scoot home with him!

We went to the shopping centre to meet Reggie Egg from Reading Eggs. Monster did not like big Reggie. He says he likes tiny Reggie (as he appears on books and the computer)!

And because it’s been so hot we’ve been swimming every day. Monster has been practising and his swimming teacher was very impressed with him this week.

He is much better at staying horizontal and kicking and splashing his legs now.

He can also do this:

Jumping in without holding anybody’s hand! (it took lots of jumps to get a photo mid-air!!) He’s very proud of himself 🙂

What have we been up to?

Bits and pieces from the last 2 weeks:

Currently his favourite game – Catch the Fish!

Being grown up carrying his own bag to swimming.

Helping Sam the Ant climb the ladder.


We’ve also been to sign the new lease for our house. We had to wait a while and told Monster we needed to be quiet as the people were very busy doing work.

He decided he needed to do busy work too!

We’ve been out and about on the bus lots.

They’re now starting to decorate them up for Christmas!


And as always there was lots of this:

Building rockets and flying them round the room!

Birthday Week Fun!

A bit late, but our last week in pictures:

There was lots of playing with birthday presents this week, including…

…taking photos, …

… playing drums, …

… and playdoh. (There was also lots of lego and trains, but I don’t have photos of them!)

There was also lots of swimming as it was pretty hot, …

… both at swimming lessons …

… and at home.

I was taken on a boat driven safari at playgroup to see crocodiles, whales and penguins!

He had lots of fun climbing and sliding at soft play.

And on Friday we went to a Corroboree at nursery where there was aboriginal singing and dancing followed by a BBQ and ice poles.

Plus we got to watch his favourite activity that he does at nursery every week – racing down the hill on the trucks!

M is for Monster

Very appropriate I thought, what with Halloween and it being his birthday this week 🙂

Our week in pictures

Making Eggbox Ghosts – painting it white and adding googly eyes.

Mmm, Marshmellows! Practising co-ordination using chopsticks.

Monster puzzles. (He’s saying “Look, I did it!”)

Ready to do some mixing.

Decorating our monster biscuits ready for …

… our Halloween party tea, whilst watching Monsters Inc. Spot the little hand that’s eager to start eating grapes! And see our Eggbox ghosts decorating the table 🙂