Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Peaks

On Saturday we drove to Birmingham to visit Amanda, Richard, Daisy and Leo.



The next morning Alex and Daisy kindly got up early, to make me a cup of tea.



Then we headed for the High Peaks, to see the new year in with friends and children. Andy organised the children's entertainment.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Dinner at Jo's

On the Friday after christmas, we paid a visit to Jo in Hackney.

Christmas 2006


Ryan got what he really really wanted from father christmas this year - he must have been a good boy !
More photos here.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy Christmas


Well it's Happy Christmas from me,
and Happy Christmas from Alex too.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Soundsticks


Santa came early to our house!
Helen and I bought some Harman Kardon powered speakers as our present to each other.
We missed not having a hi-fi any more, and all our music is on the imac nowadays. This system sounds good, as well as looking good, and the subwoofer delivers excellent bass. Bad news for the neighbours?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

hulk


Ryan attended the Teviot Rangers JFC christmas party last Saturday, with his mate Alfie. Ryan won a chocolate selection box in the raffle and they both had their faces painted as 'the incredible hulk'.



You wouldn't like him when he's angry. Oh, hang on, I think it's Wayne Rooney!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

blow out


Even Alex had too much food - it's traditional at this time of year.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

boys


Brother-in-law Michael met his nephew Alex for the first time on Saturday.



Cousin Ben took a turn with him too, in a brief break from entertaining Ryan by letting him win at everything [except skittles] and building meccano.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

pass the toothpick..


Last Saturday, my side of the family had our Christmas get-together at our house for the first time. Lyn, Ian and mum [nono] enjoy a coffee after dinner.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

brothers


Oh no! The bullying and hair pulling has already started!

Monday, December 04, 2006

bib & bumbo


Alex snacks on some crusty bread in the kitchen, in a matching bib and bumbo.