Posts Tagged ‘Harry’

Harry the Tearaway

// September 13th, 2008 // 1 Comment » // Life

Just to keep the photos balanced, here is wild Harry on his trike.

Easy Rider

Little Dragon

// February 29th, 2008 // 32 Comments » // Kids, Life

Taekwondo Harry #1

Harry has signed up for preschool martial arts classes. We’re hoping it will teach him a bit of self control and discipline, not to mention having lots of fun kicking things. He’s going to Little Dragons Taekwondo. I went along for the first lesson and it was so cute! A great female instructor who was wonderful with the little kids. He got a free uniform and he is very proud of his white belt. Next lesson tomorrow morning – I will post some pics of him in his uniform. [Updated 3 March with uniform pic!]

Post-Emigration Update!

// February 22nd, 2008 // No Comments » // Kids, Life

Uniform Archie #2We’re settling in pretty well in the new land. In some ways it’s like we’ve never been away! The new house is a ramshackle beast, very roomy, set amongst a tangled jungle of weeds and exotic plants. I spotted a blue tongued lizard yesterday near the letter box but it quickly vanished into the undergrowth. There will definitely be some lizard hunts! On the downside, the landlords seem a little reluctant to spend any money fixing a couple of glaring issues (dishwasher doesn’t work, flooding in hallway when it rains). If we could get those sorted out, it’d be damn near perfect!

Archie has started at his new school, Marrickville West PS. All going well so far though he is only attending 2 hours a day over this transition period. It should start increasing soon. Harry is lucky to have found a spot for two days a week as there is a real shortage of preschooler places in the Inner West. He’s going to a child care centre which is a little more pricey but he can attend longer hours for those two days. We’ll see how it works out.

I have been working pretty much as usual, though as we haven’t had teh internets at home, I have been travelling into the city to a desk kindly loaned to me by a mate in Kent St. It has been great being in the hustle and bustle but the commuting is a bummer – either a half hour walk to the train station and then another half hour on the train; or a fifty minute bus ride, standing up most of the way. Still gotta suss that out, there must be a better way! Finally we have teh internets now so I am setting up shop in the basement room.

The BeastHave been enjoying all the stuff Sydney has to offer such as Ikea, much fun with the gays (Fair Day and Mardi Gras Parade coming up), slow traffic and the Marrickville Metro. Haven’t really caught up with any of our mates here yet but that will come now that we are finally settled!

Oh, and we have a nice new car nicknamed “The Beast” (or sometimes “Shrek” as it is large and green). It’s a 4WD Mitsubishi Delica van, seats seven, all the seats fold up to make it a van, or fold flat so you can sleep in it. We love it! But have to pick our parking buildings carefully as it is very tall – doesn’t fit in a 2m high gap.

Classic Harry Quotes (15 Oct 2007)

// October 16th, 2007 // 46 Comments » // Kids, Life

Funny FaceUpon leaving kindy:
“Mummy, that teacher is not a very good singer.”

Upon getting in the car:
“Can we listen to Uncle Sam’s song that starts with the beautiful fairy music?”

Upon being put in his room for time out (as heard through the door):
“What will I do if she opens the door? I will kill her! But then I won’t have a mummy. Yes I will, because I have TWO mummies! Mummy is my mummy, and Ma is my…. I don’t know what she is… Ma is my naughty mummy!”

That last one is channelling Gollum! He is talking a bit about killing at the moment, hoping it’s just a phase and he is not the next Ted Bundy.

Ratbag Drummer Boy

// February 22nd, 2007 // 31 Comments » // Kids, Life, Obsessions

Divil's Music

Sam sent me this pic of Harry having a bash over Christmas. What a rocker!

Archie is going great at school, apart from being sick for 50% of the days so far. Hopefully that is just a temporary aberration, he is back now and raring to go.

I have just discovered Threadless and am obsessed, though as yet unable to afford any of the t-shirts. Why don’t you buy one and that’ll get me $3 towards my own! Or even better, just buy me one of these cos you love me… or this one… mmm there is nothing like a good t-shirt!

My Boys!

// December 1st, 2006 // 9 Comments » // Kids, Life

Best Dressed

Birthday Videos

// November 6th, 2006 // 36 Comments » // Kids

Harry had a lovely birthday party yesterday. It was our first time ever running party games like Pass the Parcel and Musical Chairs. That Musical Chairs is a vicious frenzied contest, there were tears and bruises galore. Maybe next year we’ll be brave enough for Pin The Tail On The Donkey.

Here’s a Harry birthday video for you (please ignore tuneless singing of camerawoman):

And one with much cuter singing:

And one of Archie ROCKING OUT (just for fun):

The YouTube account where I upload videos of the tiny offspring is here if you’re interested:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=jemsweb

Milestones

// October 30th, 2006 // 72 Comments » // Kids, Life

Harry starts kindy today! And he is turning three this Wednesday. Very exciting. He is looking forward to kindy but doesn’t want Mummy to come with him – unfortunately that’s the rules on your first day. I think he will love it, he’s a very social little chap, and it will be good for him to have someone other than Archie to boss around! Or maybe even get bossed around a little himself.

Weekend Getaway

// October 23rd, 2006 // No Comments » // Kids, Life

We had a great weekend up at my mother’s place near Greytown. We haven’t been up for months so it was long overdue! The boys loved the pony, especially Harry who rode him around and kept bringing him flowers to eat. Unfortunately it POURED with rain all day Sunday but we still enjoyed ourselves. Now back to the grindstone – exam on Friday – argh!

Flickr Madness & Family Milestone

// September 27th, 2006 // 169 Comments » // Kids

Playland of Doom

Just added a whole heap of new pics to Flickr including some long overdue ones of Harry & I on our trip to Hamilton. Basically I am clearing the decks in preparation for Archie’s birthday pics tomorrow! Yes our oldest son will be turning FIVE YEARS OLD! I am quite astonished. A bit of a milestone really. He is very excited and is having a party at Junglerama with 16 birthday guests. Jan is making loot bags for the guests as I type! In fact I better go and help wrap up the presents. Woo hoo!