Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Years Eve


In search of fresh air, we set off this morning for a walk in Lake Fairfax Park.


It was a beautiful day, sunny and bright, but very cold in the wind.


Everyone was wrapped up warmly but we didn't hang around.


After a suitable amount of exposure to the fresh air we headed to the Silver Diner for lunch.


Whilst waiting for lunch, Theo amused himself with a little colouring..


And watching for cars in the car park..



Friday, 30 December 2016

Just a Flurry


We had high hopes of seeing some snow during Lauren, James and Theo's visit - but it was not to be - even though Theo came over suitably kitted out with snowsuit and boots!


We had the tiniest flurries today, just enough for Theo to see that it was snowing and to capture, momentarily, a snowflake or two!


Thursday, 29 December 2016

Then and Now


When Lauren, James and Theo visited us in the Spring, we went to a small playground at the edge of the woods.  


We visited again this week..


Theo is much more confident now of course and quite independent on the slide, even though Grandpa was keeping an eye on him!



Wednesday, 28 December 2016



Theo has had lots of practice opening gifts in the last few days and so was keen to help Lauren with her birthday presents and cards today at breakfast.


The balloons were also a big hit and they continue to be very resilient, having been used as ad hoc 'Space Hoppers'!


A taste of birthday cake was a treat that Theo enjoyed.

We visited Leesburg shopping village later in the day for some bargain hunting and then returned home for a quiet evening.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Winter Walk of Lights


Today was surprisingly warm for the end of December with a high of 18C.  This evening it was cooling but still pleasant when we went to Meadowlark Gardens to see the Winter Walk of Lights.


As last year it was a great display with millions of tiny bulbs lighting up the trees, as well as tableaux depicting life in the garden - bees, hummingbirds, fish, turtles, birds and squirrels.







Monday, 26 December 2016

Christmas Cookies


Lauren and Theo were the cookie makers today...


Once they were out of the oven, they were suitably decorated and sandwiched together with marshmallow..!


Sunday, 25 December 2016

Happy Christmas!


We hope that you have had a lovely Christmas Day.  Here are a few of our moments from a day which started around 4.30 am.





(In case you wondered, this is David demonstrating his harmonica playing skills!)


Theo needed frequent naps to keep his energy levels up but he did very well and enjoyed his day.



Such a great privilege to share Theo's second Christmas with this little family xxx.