Friday, 14 December 2007
- G k Chesterton
I didn't even dream it would be so good. But I would never let my children come close to the thing.
- Vladimir Zworykin, agd 92 on his invention, the television
Great spirits have always been violently oppressed by mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
- Albert Einstein
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
- Agatha Christie
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Happy Feast Day my Lucia! I love you Baby!
Today we used some of the Swedish traditions for Lucia Day. The girls dressed up as St Lucy and we decided to surprise Nanny Mo with a little visit with some brioch rolls and a lantern.
Story Club first at the library, then a quick run with the dog, then trampolining lessons and then off to Nanny's in the dark for a fun surprise.
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Today my Darling Dimpled Dominique turned 2! When she was born Doctors suspected she had Downs Syndrome; blood tests came back 9 days later confirming she did not. When she was 3 weeks old she was in hospital for a week with RSV, very poorly, but "the most stubborn baby I have ever seen" according to one of the nurses and she made it home :)
When she was 4 months old she began to crawl. At 8 months old she began tottering around the furniture and she finally walked on her own at 10 months. At 11 months she fell on a ledge and severed through a third of her tongue, with no teeth...! She cried, I cried, the doctor almost cried - it was not nice.
The day after her 1st Birthday she had a suspected asthma attack and went to hospital with pneumonia. Afterwards life became a little boring so she filled the following few months with taking a swig of bleach (not at my house), drinking a bottle of bubble liquid and blowing bubbles from her mouth for the rest of the afternoon, munching on a rhubarb leaf - apparently highly poisonous - and then we discovered that she has a spare tear-duct next to her eye which will need dealing with in the next few years.
Anyway, Lucia then took over with her atypical mycobacterium malmoense lymphadenitis and so Dominique decided enough was enough for a while.
She is adorable, determined, so affectionate, wide-eyed and dimpled and all mine! I am very blessed!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIQUE-NIQUE!!!