2 June 2010

a quick update

its been quite a few weeks. the challenge of packing up a house, dealing with customs and immigration, as well as looking after a family...well it doesnt leave a lot of time for writing on the good ole' blog. and the comming weeks show no sign of slowing down. i am off to Denmark tomorrow (rhys will have little e for the entire weekend!) and when i come back on sunday, we have exactly one week to be completely out of the flat. we are spending the next 3 weeks staying with different friends, saying good bye to watford. Little e is having an "i'm almost one" birthday party the middle of june and then we are off to Cyprus in exactly one month from today. i am counting on being busy for another month!

but may was a good kind of busy. with exciting things happening.

Little e turned 10 months and to celebrate, we went to the beach.



she LOVED the water. seriously, that kid is not afraid of anything. she was crawling into the tide, eating sand, chasing the birds. it was so much fun.



by way of a quick 10 month update, e is SO close to walking. she stands by herself and will take 2 or 3 steps, but then falls down. she will walk with just one hand and has great balance, but needs just a little more confidence to let go completely. she eats whatever we eat and she likes pretty much everything. her favourite things at the moment are peppers with hummus, chicken, risotto, bannanas and pears. she also quite enjoys her peanut butter and jam sandwiches, a great staple of every diet eh? e has also become attached to one toy. a stuffed dog. we are convinced she is saying dog. and she must be because when we are out in public and she says "dog" even stragners think she is talking. i am holding off on saying dog is her first word until it is a little clearer, but i am pretty sure that will be it. and she has 8 teeth. she is so amazing, i couldnt have asked for a better baby. ok, bragging over.

I decided it was time that i get myself in gear and do another half marathon. the last one i did was when i was 5 weeks pregnant, so its been a while. i impulsively signed up for next sunday. thats right, just a little over a week. we shall see how that goes. so little ele and i have been running a lot



and we had the annual rugby ball. rhys won player's player of the year! he is so great!


here he is recieving his award from the chairman of the club

so that is a summary, in pictures, of the last little bit. i will post again as soon as life slows down just a little bit.

6 comments:

Susanna said...

I think I would have more motivation to run if I had such a lovely place to do it. Sigh. Enjoy it!

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Sohailah said...

absolutely fun! LOve the beach and that you're doing a half marathon. Good for you - sucking the marrow out of the bone of life!

Silvy said...

love love LOVE the pic of e on the beach! so cute and creative!

man you are looking really skinny. good for you running again!!

and rhys just sounds like an awesome guy :)

文佩齊華 said...

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Wise men learn by other mens mistakes; fools by their own. ............................................................