Tuesday, 29 September 2015


a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2015

Jimmy: More noodles! Arrrr!

We celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival and saw the Luna eclipse (!!!!!) with some friends. It was pot-luck. There were noodles and they were good and Jimmy probably ate half of them, opening up his mouth to receive said noodles when he was beyond feeding himself but still hungry.

Arrr! Thanks for taking the photo Michael!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Back to work: getting into the swing of things...

We're keeping our heads above water, so to speak, the return to "normal" has taken a little adjusting to but we're getting there...

There have been nights with not enough sleep, mornings with Jimmy making a fuss about not wanting to go to school, teary drop offs, big hugs in the afternoon, lots of coffee consumed, tears shed, I fell off my bike and grazed my knee, there has been a distinct reduction in photos taken, and autumn is in the air...

Well... autumn has only just arrived, but there are signs of it everywhere from Halloween decorations to sunflowers everywhere and the tallgrass doing its thing...

Our new normal is still a work-in-progress but we're getting there. Hopefully the decreasing hours of daylight wont throw us out too much, hopefully none of us get sick, and hopefully a few more posts because there's a backlog that goes right back to the County Fair (oooops!).

Watch this space, more soon, mostly photos. (Note to self: take more photos.)

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2015

Jimmy: Just being Jimmy on the tennis court.

Thanks for the lovely photo Michael! We were all goofing around on the tennis court, enjoying the autumn fall weather, after what has felt like a very long summer. It was nice to be outside and not sweating.

Thursday, 17 September 2015


a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2015

Jimmy: Not sure what all the fuss is about, but Grandma, Daddy, and Mummy are around. Life's pretty good.

On her last day in the USA Grandma wanted to go to Legoland Discovery Center, Kansas City. So, we went. It was a blast and lots of funny faces were made.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2015

Jimmy: Grandma!! Grrr!

Yes, Grandma has landed! And Jimmy is smitten. Jimmy also has a nasty cough, Daddy has a really sore throat, and my whole head is sore and oozing snot. Grandma arrived with a cold but has since recovered and is keen to play tourist, but you can imagine what kind of hosts we've been. Fun times...

But we have managed to have some fun and show Grandma some of Manhattan and Kansas, including Tuttle Creek Lake, where Michael took this lovely photo.