Monthly Archives: November 2009

Brocoli in amongst the dust…..

Well we have no kitchen but Austin is rapidly approaching the age where he needs more than milk….  Really bad timing to start weaning but that’s life….  So yesterday I decided to give it a go!!  Caitlin and Noah were having brocoli for their tea so I steamed a couple of extras, put Austin in the highchair and got my camera out!!!

When I put it in front of him he looked very pleased……


He occasionally grabs at things but generally is pretty content to just watch the whirlwinds of Caitlin and Noah go by….  So after a while since he had just looked at the brocoli I put it in his hand for him…..  Again he just looked at it for ages so I broke a tiny piece off and put it in his mouth…..  he looked disgusted…..


….and promptly spat it out with some milk also following!!!!!!  So I think we can safely say he’s not ready (despite everyone insisting he is!!!) and I am spared for a few more weeks….  I’m glad about this as the tiny preparation space I have means making food in a really hygienic way is very hard and I’m not confident it is good enough for a baby!  A lot of people keep saying I should just give him jars but since I weaned Caitlin and Noah onto home-made food I feel like I would be letting Austin down if he didn’t get the same.  Noah didn’t really eat until he was 7 months…like Austin he didn’t start waking and generally showed no signs of needing it until then.  So maybe in a months time I’ll have at least some kitchen facilities and Austin can starting having what Caitlin and Noah get for meals…..


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We are still here…..

…it’s just a bit hectic at the moment!!  We have moved into the new house and almost moved out of the old one!!  I had completely underestimated the amount of cleaning required when you move out of somewhere!  We had furniture and belongings everywhere and the dust behind the sofa and shelving units was unbelievable!!  We have moved boxes and bags of things and there are still a few bits left to collect although God knows where we will put them!!!!  With no kitchen we have the dining table in the lounge along with a ton of boxes of pans, baking kit, dishes etc etc!!!  You can barely move in there which makes life that bit more complicated.  What will be the toy store is currently home to the fridge freezer and unpacked dishwasher so all toys are in the bedrooms….again hard work!!!

Over half term the kids all went to my Mum’s so that we could get on with the moving.  It was my sisters birthday the day they went so we had a little party for her and then I headed off to do removals!!!!!!


It hasn’t all been house moving and trying to sort and clean….  We’ve also been to playgroup and did a belated Halloween dress up!!


We met up with Abigail and Katie on Thursday after school.  That was great as Caitlin got to come too which is good.  We went to a soft play and the kids all had a great time running around and playing together, we also had tea which was a bonus as sorting tea out with no kitchen is also hard work!!  Austin even got his first go on a slide!!!!!


We didn’t manage to get out for a bonfire or fireworks display which is a shame as they love fireworks, but it was raining while they were on so maybe we didn’t miss out too much.  We did watch the people who back onto us have some fireworks which were actually quite impressive.

On the house front we now have permission to switch the position of the door and window in our kitchen but not permission to put our chosen windows in so we now have a big drafty hole in the kitchen which will be the door to the utility room and a sawn in half back door with a wall underneath!!  Noah helped Grandad brick up the wall…..


As soon as Richard has finished moving the garage he can start fitting the kitchen which will mean we have a dishwasher and sink….wooohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And also some units so that we can possibly move again in our lounge!!!!!!!!


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