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    About a boy named Hugo, a girl named Sophia, and three cats.

    February 2007
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another general update …

… just because I’ve been so terribly slack with regular updates.

We had a great, if busy, Christmas, Hugo’s grandad and Aunty S were visiting from overseas so that made it extra special.

Hugo scooped it big time with the Thomas merchandising, and more excitingly, he is really starting to understand the concept of Christmas (even now he talks about Christmas, and wants to put the tree and decorations back up. We are still trying to explain the ‘once a year’ aspect).

Not long after Christmas, we moved. We all love our new place, especially Hugo. After we moved, he even started eating and having a day time nap again (at least sometimes). He moved into a big bed (‘kids bed’) at the same time, a transition that went much better than I’d hoped!

Some people mention that their toddler seems so small when they move into a proper bed from the cot … for me though, it’s like he’s growing up so quickly. He has lost his ‘baby’ look entirely, and is definitely a big boy now (although he assures me he is still a little boy :) ).

He doesn’t seem very excited by the thought of having a new baby (unless of course it is as he hopes, a lizard) so it will be an interesting journey in May/June.




babies … (#2)

and our last baby of the furry kind, introducing our little red burmese boy, Louis (many thanks to Tracey at Sarboobie, who also bred our lovely Barney).

When we went to choose our first burmese, we had intended to get a red one (for the disgustingly shallow reason that we thought a red burmese would look great with our russian blue, Nik). Of course, once we got there, Barney chose us (and luckily lilac goes with blue just as well).

Towards the middle of last year we made the decision to move from ‘normal, acceptable pet ownership’ of two cats into ‘bordering on crazy-cat people territory’ of three cats. Then we wanted to wait until we’d been overseas before increasing the fold, and as it happens, Tracey fortunately had kittens ready not long after that so we went and met them … and once again knew from the start that Louis was ‘our’ cat. And of course his colouring fits in perfectly (now if only I could convince the rest of the household that we’d be *complete* if only we had a brown burmese to add to the brood).

He’s been a great addition to the family – the big boys were not too sure at first but they love him now (even though Nik pretends to be above kitten antics if he thinks we are watching).

Hugo in particular loves Louis, and plays with him a lot more than he plays with the big boys. (Although I cringed when I found Hugo ‘rescuing’ Louis from the litter tray last week). The feeling is mostly mutual, although prompted more by the tempting treats Hugo brings than real affection on Louis’ behalf.

(a cat who knows where the good things come from!)

And just to show how big and grown up he’s becoming




babies … (#1)

I have been meaning to put this one up for weeks …

What do you think, boy or girl? (or lizard … which is what Hugo is hoping for :) )




Friends of Thomas

We went to a Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine day at Zig Zag Railway in Lithgow (should that be called, Thomas Addicts Anon.?). Not surprisingly there was a vast number of 2-6 year old boys, wearing Thomas branded clothing, carrying assorted other Thomas branded merchandising.In our house, we *still* talk about the day we rode on ‘the big James’.

And ‘the little Thomas’

… and the even littler Thomas!

I was looking at these pictures and I realised Hugo is wearing the same clothes he wore last time we went to the Zig Zag Railway. (If I ever get around to organising the archives, I’ll put a link in to prove it … remind me!)