Saturday, 27 June 2009

Shopping Spree

Riding in the shopping trolley is Benjamin's new absolute favourite thing to do, which actually won't be for long because every day something new and even more fabulous happens, which eclipses the last. I am even starting to like shopping for food.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Family Rose

"Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses."

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Snap Happy?

Sara has been feeling a little shy on the photo taking front. She has little to worry about mind you when she can capture little gems like this!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Quick Trip

A few months ago, Benji and I took a very trip back to our home beach in NZ and took this photo.

Great Grand Parents!

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
Jane Howard

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Fantastic Fantasy Football!

For those of you who realise what it means to win you go!

Unique Position Available

Once in a while a unique opportunity for your child arises. 
This is one of those opportunities. 
If your child has the skills mentioned, then please apply in writing to this blog. Obviously the milk will be provided but the applicant must ensure that they have their own bottle to use on site. We will screen applicants based on their milk drinking experience and also the quality of cookies that accompany the application.  Also, different geographical factors will play in the role in the selection process. As stated, the ability to share snacks is a must, not just with the employer but everyone at Swedishfamilywilkinson!

Comment and apply now!

Thursday, 11 June 2009 at last!

He's been able to stand now for at least 3 weeks. He can now stand from sitting positions unaided. He can balance himself in the middle of the room for a good 10-20 seconds before falling onto his nappy protected bum. His favourite trick is to reach or put his hands on anything (literally anything) pull himself up and stand for as long as his attention holds him there, being his father's son, that attention span is not that long!  Here he is half way to breaking free from his bed and crawling his way around the apartment 12 times pulling and grabbing everything he can get his hands on.

Lord of the Rings

Nothing like playing with plastic rings, with or without your clothes on!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Starting young!

Now I am the first to admit that Benji is too young for skateboarding, but he insisted! He was captured here just after trying to beat his time going round the apartment. He had his protective nappy on and his Daddy's watch to time himself...he's so competitive!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Behind the scenes

Here at Swedishfamilywilkinson blog central, we like to think of ourselves as a family unit, so instead of one person taking control of everything, we like to delegate certain responsibilities around the family. As you can see here Benjamin is hard at work, putting the next blog together. I think he is struggling with the caps lock key here?
He seems to have finished the next blog and now he is hitting the save key, with both hand and feet. Another job well done Benji!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The Reader

Well as you can see Benjamin has inherited his father's love of reading. He is a little book worm and at every opportunity he has his nose in a book. Well, okay that's not entirely true, but he loves books and I'm glad for that as he has about 275,000 of them to choose from in our apartment. They are in the coffee table, in the bedroom, on the floor, in the toy box, under the toy box, in the bathroom, well let's just say he has a book where ever he needs one. His Mum reads to him at least twice a day and I'm sure he will be uttering his first word any minute now.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

I hate to say I told you so but...

Yep two posts in one day is a dramatic return to form for little old me and I am feeling at the top of my game. Here is a little taster of what's to come...a little sketch I did last week and a water colour I did forever ago and should be the start of many new art works this summer. Next is a gigantic iconic 4 Square Man on polystyrene!  I can do commissions too.

Monday, 1 June 2009

A proper excuse!

Howdy everyone!
A million apologies for the lack of Bloggage over the past few months. A hectic marathon, end of school year, school camp, school films, football training and football game schedule have just about run me to the ends of my limits. However, I survived and am back onto the Blogamania,  and more importantly back to being a normal Daddy, whatever that is?
 Expect a much improved service from yours truly during the summer months!!!