This week started with Dr. Seuss books. Lachlan did a lot of rolling, chewing and squawking. He is making progress with forward army crawling. Eloise is very vocal with her encouragement “GOOO LACH!”.
Eloise loves playing with Lachlan and is great at sharing her toys “share Lach, share Lach”, while showing him what they do. It is always a good laugh to see Lachlan grab them and shove them in his mouth to Eloise’s disapproval. Just before the afternoon walk, Eloise wanted to put her undies on but she was already wearing her gumboots. She had a clever idea to just wear them on her head around the block.
Eloise has perfected “pizz” and Lachlan has a growing appetite.
Sophie and the kids found another playground. Eloise loved it so much she had to show Dad in the evening. It is her favourite because she can also watch the trains go past. It is actually reasonably dark now in the evening. Phone cameras do an incredible job in night mode.
Lachlan’s midday naps are going this well.
Gymboree was pirate themed again this week.
Thursday was a big day for world football. The Socceroos played their first home match in over two years against Saudi Arabia but were unable to find the net, it looked like they were playing in a Scottish climate. In bigger news, “Aston Villa [confirmed] Steven Gerrard as new manager as he leaves Rangers”. He will be taking on Liverpool at Anfield in one months time. Liam is disappointed he did not get to see him in Glasgow, another good excuse to head south.
Today the COP26 conference wrapped up in Glasgow. “Activists took to the stage to express frustration at a lack of results from the UN conference on its final day”. In the afternoon we ventured through the Clyde tunnel to IKEA and Braehead shopping centre for some retail therapy. The biggest problem was selecting a Christmas sweater for each other.
“Today’s Doodle celebrates Fairy bread, a nostalgic childhood treat popular in Australia and New Zealand, on the birthday of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, whom linguistic scholars believe first coined the term in his 1885 poem “Fairy Bread” in “A Child’s Garden of Verses.” Traditional Fairy bread unifies three simple ingredients—triangularly sliced white bread slathered in butter and topped with rainbow sprinkles (known colloquially as “hundreds and thousands”). But its origin story isn’t as simple as its recipe.” Google.
Funnily enough, the Glaswegians were not sure what we were on about when discussing Fairy bread at Eloise’s birthday party.