Archive for October, 2004


Friday, October 29th, 2004

Evan broke the barbeque today. Well, sort-of. He broke the handle to it. Naughty boy. No more barbeque for him.

Tooth floss

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Evan likes to take tooth floss, stick it between some teeth, and pull it through until it comes out. A bit of a waste, but cute nevertheless.


Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Evan doesn’t seem to want to sleep at night now. We leave his light on when we put him down, and he’s usually still awake an hour later. I’ve put some toys in his bed with him, and he’s very quiet – almost too quiet.


Thursday, October 28th, 2004

As soon as I get out of the car, when arriving home, Evan bombards me with “DADDY, TURN BARBEQUE ON?”.


Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Evan’s getting good at doing sommersaults! He sometimes bangs into things, and we have sommersault races.


Monday, October 25th, 2004

We rented an easel from the toy library and today it was warm enough for us to put on our old clothes and do some painting. Evan really got into it and made at least a dozen pictures for us. He really got into the painting and starting using two brushes – one in each hand, for the pictures. I’ll take some pictures and post them on the website.


Monday, October 25th, 2004

Evan’s been staying up quite late these days, but he’s handling it quite well. He simply asks that we keep the light on when we put him to bed. Often, we’ll hear his toy saw being used, or other things that he’s playing with. I’ll poke my nose in on him, and he’ll look at me, hide his head under the blanket like he’s been caught out at something, or I’ll join him and play a bit with his toys and then leave him to play some more. It also means he’s getting up later in the morning (7:15 or so) which is nice for us, as it gives us a bit of a sleep in.


Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Hurray! Evan went on the potty today! He’s normally quite good about going wee on the loo, but this time he actually did a poo! We’ve been trying to convince him to go for quite some time now, and finally it worked! We’ve been trying to “encourage” him to go, by saying we’ll take him to Wendy’s or to McDonalds (“old McDonalds” as even says) if he goes on the loo, so tomorrow guess where we’re having lunch!


Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Evan’s so funny. Whenever he means to say “dessert” he says “de-ert”. We try to get “dessert” out of him, but he’ll always just say de-ert. Too funny.

Farm Day

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

We had a lovely day on Sunday. There was a Farm Day out near Mangere Bridge, which was all free. They expected 20,000 people and almost all the events were free. We saw sheep being sheared, cows being milked, lambs, donkeys, chickens, kunekune and other farm animals. Evan loved petting the lambs (who seemed to not mind being pet) but was most interested in these old engines. Some club had these old engines on display, which would pump water, or move wheels or other things. Evan loved the movements and the sounds and the smoke. There was also a very old steam-engine which Evan was really interested in. It looked very old – maybe from the turn of the century or so.

We also learned how to make butter. We put some cream into a plastic jar, added a marble, and shook vigorously for some time. After about 10 minutes of shaking, the butter was made and the whey could be drained off. Apparently the whey is given to the pigs, who love it. We were able to eat the butter, which was very yummy.

Evan was very interested in the sheep shearing. He was mesmerized by the sheep running about, looking very naked after the shearing, and the noise of the shearers.

There was cow lotto, where the grass was marked with numbers and whenever a cow did a poo, whatever that number was would be called out. Seems the cows were rather constipated, or were too nervous to let them go, since I never saw one lotto number. Only in New Zealand.

We bought Evan some candy-floss, but he didn’t like it. Strange, since he likes most things sweet. The more for us then!

Evan slept very well that afternoon – in fact we couldn’t even wake him after 3 hours! We also discovered that he shares a phobia with Nicole – dressed up people. There were people dressed up as giraffes or something resembling a cavity and Evan wouldn’t even look at them. He cried when I suggested we go over and see it. Nicole doesn’t like that sort either.