Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thirsty Boy

Hmm, that milk was okay, but I'm still thirsty...

What's Daddy drinking? That looks gooooood...

Come on, give me a little sip!

Friday, December 26, 2008

First Food

Alasdair attempted to eat his first solid food on Christmas Day. It was not entirely successful:

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Empire Strikes Back

The Southern branch of Alasdair's family are officially in the game.

What a lovely pair of shoes. It would be such a shame if he went splashing through puddles in them.

Merry Christmas

Hope your presents were every bit as exciting as your wrapping paper.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Finally Christmasy

Having spent our first weekend back from our holidays avoiding the subject, Nikki and I finally got our decorations up this past weekend. One good thing about delaying was that all trees were 50% off. Our 7 foot Noble Fir cost $17. Woohoo!
Also reduced in price were plastic snowmen with lights that flash on and off. This certainly beats my idea of putting Santa hats on the light up skulls from Halloween.

I think tinsel may also have been reduced, judging by the amount we now have. Nikki, who, for a normally classy girl, has a suspicious fondness for the stuff, insisted on having one tacky room. At least we got the pink stuff up here so that Tim won't mistake it for edible vegetation. He's already been sniffing round the tree a lot.

We also took a spontaneous drive around the other night snapping shots of various displays for inspiration. I definitely need an inflatable santa and/or a 6 foot lit snowman next year...we'll go out again and have a fully charged camera next time., but here are a few we liked:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Some of you will be particularly unimpressed with our little flurry, but it's snowing in Houston this evening and temperatures are close to freezing. The 8 white streaks in his picture are actual, genuine, proper snowflakes:

This wouldn't bother us in the slightest if our sodding heating was working. Having replaced the ignitor and control board in March we were a little surprised to find that either the ignitor or the control board are knackered and we can't get the parts until tomorrow. We are not alone, as evidenced by the scrum around the space heaters in Lowe's when I went to pick one up for Alasdair's room. The technician reckons all the power surges during Ike did a load of damage as they've been flat out busy all day.

The little man is not bothered...

...but he is easily distracted by gadgets.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Debut Tour

Here are the rest of the photos from Alasdair's debut tour of the UK. As ever, click through to Picasa to see them bigger.

Let me know in the comments if you want full size versions of any for printing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I know, I know, I said "early next week" and it's now Wednesday and you've had no photos. Sorry. They're downloaded. I'll get them captioned and stuff soon. Meanwhile, here's a photo of Alasdair in his lovely new rugby top that his uncle Alex and auntie Fi bought him.

This means football and rugby are now claimed for Scotland. Sorry. I believe cricket is still up for grabs.
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