Isaac

This afternoon, while I vacuumed the car, Isaac sat on the front lawn and watched everything that was going on.

A few photos of young Isaac, aged 7½ months, the day before his baptism.

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Above: Isaac wondering what Mummy is pointing in his direction.

Isaac looking inquisitive

Above: Isaac looking inquisitive.

Isaac saying something

Above: Isaac practices his baptism speech for tomorrow.

Reuben has Isaac in a head-lock

Above: Older brother Reuben still hasn’t learned the difference between ‘cuddle’ and ‘head-lock’.

Isaac looking thoughtful

Above: Another thoughtful look from Isaac.

Coming home to Reuben and Joshua

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When I arrived home this evening Reuben wanted ‘up’. Initially ‘up’ into my arms but then ‘up’ onto the car roof. Who was I to deny his wishes?

I think every car needs a Reuben Roof Accessory™. It would certainly prevent you from speeding!

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Fast forward twenty minutes and both Reuben and Joshua were on my desk with a camera each. Thank goodness for digital cameras: I hate to think how many 35mm films we’d have gone through by now!

They love taking photos, and I love taking photos of them taking photos.

I love coming home in the evenings to Reuben, Joshua and Isaac (who was already in bed when we were messing about with the cameras).

Isaac giggling (video)

Jane took this video of Isaac giggling the other day, using her mobile phone. It makes me laugh every time I watch it. Isaac is one of the smiliest, happiest babies I’ve ever met: what a joy!

Annoyingly the original video was at 90° because of the phone interface (there is nothing to encourage you to record videos in landscape) but I used Free Video Flip and Rotate from DVDVideoSoft to rotate it.

Washing 3 dogs, a chute and a car

On Thursday I booked the day off work to look after Reuben and Joshua while Jane enjoyed the day at a local hotel spa. It was a birthday present from her family… last year!

Jane’s mum took Isaac, in case you were wondering.

This is a brief insight into what the boys got up to at home…

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The first thing we did was to wash Copper, the dog from the Disney film The Fox and the Hound. He was filthy!

And of course we couldn’t just wash Copper: Tod the fox plus Blue Dog and Blue Dog also got washed.

(Why do we have two blue dogs? Because we’ve got twins and sometimes you just can’t get away with buying one of something! So we have the Thomson and Thompson of cuddly dogs.)

And of course we couldn’t just wash Copper, Tod, Blue Dog and Blue Dog. I turned round from having squeezed out the last drops of water from Blue Dog and discovered…

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Reuben and Joshua were busy scrubbing down the chute in the garden! (And just in case you’re wondering, that’s not an iron that Joshua is using—it’s a scrubbing brush.)

Of course we couldn’t just wash Copper, Tod, Blue Dog, Blue Dog and the chute. The car also got washed. With Reuben in it. While it was moving.

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And then the shed got washed too.

And the fence.

And remarkably neither of them got soaked! I was wetter than they were by the time we went in for lunch.