Saturday, September 15, 2012


Here he is: my new nephew, Nathan Kenneth. Welcome little guy, we cannot wait to meet you!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Quick Message to Each of My Two Sisters

to Aunty Natalie: hang in there - I know the end is rough but you're almost there!

to Aunty Alexandra: congratulations on your engagement, we're so happy for you both xxx

Deja-Vu in Pink Paint

Remember these photos from the summer of 2010?

That's Abigail at about three and a half, painting her new "big girl room" in a ballerina pink. She had been evicted from one bedroom to another so that we could prepare the smaller one for her baby sister on the way. Here we are exactly two years later doing it again! This time: five and a half, a Kindergartner, in a different house, a slightly lighter shade of pink, and less help from daddy.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

It has been a good thing that I have given up most TV in order to read more. The downside of reading more has been that I now neglect my Blog! In the next few days, over the weekend, I will catch up with Abigail starting Kindergarten, our summer trip to the beach, and everything else that has been going on. For now though, just a book review.

This was another one sitting on my bookshelf for years, given to me by my mother. I believe it was on Oprah's Book Club in 2001 - so that's how long it's been! But it was worth the wait. I am loving these historical stories I've been reading. They are not all-history but not all-story. But the best of both married together. This novel was funny, sad (actually heart-breaking in parts), interesting, educational and compelling all at once. It was one that you couldn't put down, didn't want to end, and then reflected on for weeks after finishing it. I guess you could say it haunts you. What a great job the author did of telling a gripping story with beautifully-created characters, while teaching me so much of Indian history. Ten out of ten!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labour Day 2012

More of the same, swimming in the sun:

Saturday, September 1, 2012


My Blog seems to be Abigail, Abigail, Abigail sometimes. That's just because so many events evolve around her (starting Kindergarten this year especially). So here is a post all about my Bryony. What I really need to do is come back with a video because the pictures just don't show enough of her adorableness! 

Life is so fun at this age - she now talks constantly and copies everything big sister is doing. She is showing a little of the terrible twos already and, sadly for her, it's nothing but funny and cute so she doesn't get very far with her tantrums.

I mentioned in an earlier post that she's very attached to mummy and I am loving that! I have to say, she has definitely got the bonus of a more experienced mother - I had a hard time with Abigail at this age but Bryony is a different story. She is my bundle of fun and hugs.

Her personality is like Abby in some ways, and complete opposite in others. She's braver both physically and socially - in fact, sometimes Abigail will rely on Bryony in a new situation. She is the size and weight of Abigail on her third birthday and hasn't yet hit two. She still loves Minnie Mouse, also the pantry, and her pacifier (we have that battle coming up).

She's growing faster than I can keep up and my heart loves her more and more every day!<3 p="p">