Posts Tagged ‘family’

Egg-Laying Flying Brother Spreads The Joy

// December 1st, 2008 // 141 Comments » // Music, People

My bro Sam’s latest video clip is a masterpiece!

New Pyjamas & Cute Offspring

// October 22nd, 2008 // 79 Comments » // Kids, Life

New Pyjamas

The Aftermath

// October 6th, 2008 // 246 Comments » // Kids, Life

All went well at the sleep study thanks to a magic machine they have in the children’s wards which is a giant purple thing with wheels and a screen, that plays movies and games. Archie was in heaven sitting in his hospital bed with that contraption! Thanks Starlight Foundation – now where can I get one for home? We now have to wait for the results, though the nurse did recommend that I also get a sleep study done as I snored A LOT. How embarrassing!

Wish Me & Archie Luck!

// October 2nd, 2008 // 254 Comments » // Kids, Life

We are off to the hospital shortly as Archie is going to have a sleep study to see if he has sleep apnoea. This means he has to sleep at the hospital with little electrodes attached to many many parts of his body, and they monitor his oxygen levels and all sorts of other things no doubt. In recent years, it’s been discovered that a large proportion of kids with Down Syndrome have sleep apnoea, which can impact their development quite significantly as they are not getting proper rest. Archie had it before which is why he had his tonsils and adenoids removed. If he still has it, he may need to wear a special mask when he goes to bed at night.

Anyway it’s my turn to be the lucky parent who sleeps at the hospital with him – as you can imagine, it’s no easy task getting him to lie still while the millions of electrodes are attached, nor is it fun getting him to sleep in such an interesting environment! Hence the luck wishing, please!

[Check the photo above - Archie lost his front tooth and is now a gappy grinned child.]

Archie’s School Photo

// September 10th, 2008 // 182 Comments » // Kids, Life

Archie's School Photo 2008

His first one cos he was sick last year. Wonky eyed without glasses but very eager!!

Insanely Cute Nephew

// September 5th, 2008 // 75 Comments » // Life

My little nephew Henry Tiger and his mummy…

The Month That Was

// June 27th, 2008 // 87 Comments » // Kids, Life, Study

Well, June was a bit of a write off in terms of blogging. I had end-of-semester exams which pretty much took up every spare moment. The physics exam went pretty well I thought, but calculus was a nightmare! An hour and a half is not enough time for an examination!! I didn’t finish it and am pretty sure that I failed, unless everyone else did really badly as well. Never mind! There’s got to be one paper that you are severely tested on, and Calculus is definitely mine. If I have to repeat it at summer school, so be it.

Yesterday I slipped over on a piece of Lego (thanks, kids!) and whacked my forearm really hard on the wooden arm of the sofa. It really fracking hurt and was very tender, so I got Jan to take me to the hospital, just in case. Embarrassingly, it didn’t even hurt by the time I got there (after having ice on it on the way there!) The doctor was very nice to me though. It is still very tender today and gets a bit sore if I use the computer for too long. Still, I predict a full recovery!

Excited this weekend about my first weekend with no studying for a long time! It’s my Aunt Deborah’s 60th birthday and we are going out for a big family dinner tomorrow night which I am very much looking forward to. We even have a babysitter! Also we are going to see Kung Fu Panda tomorrow morning – Archie has been looking forward to it for about two months and watching the trailer on the internet at least ten times a day. Should be good!

My Brother, the Dark Lord

// May 21st, 2008 // 205 Comments » // Culture, Life

The first video off Sam’s new solo album, “Straight Answer Machine”, is out. Warning: bushy beard and mad eyes within!

I am waiting for my copy of the CD to arrive from Smoke CD’s – why not get one for yourself? They deliver internationally. Plus there is some pretty spiffy artwork by another brother of mine, J.Llewellyn Walker.

Latest Phoenix Vid Is Very Amusing

// April 10th, 2008 // 293 Comments » // Culture, Kids, Life

Here’s the latest video from my brother Sam’s band The Phoenix Foundation. Gosh his beard is getting rather bushy! It is an ace video though. How did they get Will to agree to those tiny tiny shorts?

Buy their album Happy Ending! It is a work of GENIUS I tells ya.

While we’re on a YouTube kick, Archie has just mastered using the computer and is a genius at cruising YouTube finding WEIRD SHIT. Here is his current favourite clip:

That boy is going to need his own Facebook page soon.

Welcome Henry!

// April 2nd, 2008 // 249 Comments » // Life

I finally became an auntie yesterday with the arrival of Ned and Din’s baby, formerly known as Peanut, now known as Henry Tiger. We went to meet him in the hospital today and he was so beautiful – well cooked on account of being 10 days late – chubby, blondish and with huge long prehensile toes and fingers!

Asleep On Knee

Hurray for Henry! And a little hurray for no longer being the only one in the family blessed with offspring :)