Just 4 Sydney-side Hartnells

Just 4 Sydney-side Hartnells

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Package Opening Fun

Nevlin is pretty fascinated by lights turning on & off. He would watch it and watch it for an hour every day for a few weeks late Oct & early Nov. It's mid-November now, and the amazement is starting to wear thin. This photo epitomizes how he would look up and wait for the lights to either turn off or on. Very cute indeed. 

We got a halloween package from OH the other day & I took some images of the guys opening it in Nevlin's play space. He loved rummaging through the box & pulling things out himself.

Of course, when we found a book, we had to read it right then and there. This one was about bears. Notice the awesome pumpkin socks that I got! Rock on.

We have tried to practice crawling a bit, but someone doesn't really like being on his stomach for too long. One day he crawled towards the couch with some help from Cam & wanted to keep going to this box he saw under the couch. I took full advantage & snapped this shot under the couch. A little like a deer in headlights!

Kitchen and household items are frequent toys. This shot was too good to pass up a day or so after opening the box, which you can see on the left. Not sure who looks more ridiculous.

For a couple of weeks now Nevlin has been standing by the couch. He needs a spotter, but generally can do this for about 15 mins at a time. There are several occasions that he refuses to sit down or be on his stomach. Standing really is the only other option buddy!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fire Station visit

Cam and Nev and I checked out the Adelaide main fire station in the center of town. Every fire station has a pup, this one was a bit larger than life!
The station is huge and has lots of trucks. What I didn't realize is that it also had a training facility out the back. Check out the tower in the background. They rescued people from its upper stories in a demo during this open house.
Nevlin and I and Cam all found ourselves in a high-tech vehicle that coordinates all the firefighters attacking a large fire. Smart boards, flashlights as big as Nev's head, and computers a plenty were spread in the vehicle. 

I've never been in a fire truck, and neither has Nevlin for that matter, so we hopped on board as if we were real fire fighters. Both of us were excited and happy. Lucky for the firefighters, I noticed they had an updated street directory.

We thought Nevlin would have a great time checking out all the trucks, and guys, and demos. He really enjoyed hanging out with all of that, and dressed for the occasion in red.

Pool and Cavalia

We have been doing lots around town, so I thought I would post two things. The first was an evening out with Cam and I to CAVALIA. It was a horse show with acrobats and over 40 male horses. It was really amazing, especially the tent. A show to stop all shows.
We didn't take any photos because it would scare the horses. We did manage to take this shot before the show began. The stage was covered in sand and there was lots of room for them to run around and through.

We also went to the local pool! I'm not a fan of pools or getting wet in general, but it was quite fun to see Nevlin enjoy splashing around a bit.
Yeah, I'm having fun!!!

Cam has been to the pool about 3 times already, but this is one of the only few shots we have of the two guys swimming around. Nevlin was put under once, but doesn't seem to be a big fan.
Nev is a pretty happy chappy, and this photo demonstrates that pretty clearly.

The pool trip includes a bit of time on the grass to dry off and check out who's around.

"Hey, give ME the camera!"


We celebrated Halloween with a small get-together with some of the kids and parents in our group. Here we have Superman, Princess Leia, Lady-Bug and a Fairy.

Nev started cracking himself up, which took everyone else by surprise!

Princess Leia's hair was absolutely amazing, and a draw card for many.
This shot is a classic one of these two...the thumb is a best friend and a nauseous/squinty look is more frequent than I'd like to remember. Someone takes after his mom a bit.
We had lots of meat, and there were some condiments to accompany them.

Cam held Nev on a slide too...WEEEEEEE! Woah, he's almost flying.
BOOOOOOO! This was Nevlin on the 31st of October. He was a bit scary!