Well my birthday was an eventful one! Tom & I with Lyon set off on a skyline walk after distributing our kids elsewhere. It was super windy and misty, Lyon and I nearly got trampled by a charging cow and then Lyon behaving like a younger dog jumped and hurt his ankle... so Tom ran back for the car and wheelbarrow and we met him at Crofton Downs track. We still managed lunch and bubbles before pickup and dinner out at the pub. Life is never dull! Lyon has no broken bones!
Just stumbled across this photo of our fur child. He doesn't just much a look in these days, but Lyon is a very family friendly chap especially with Iris taking an active interest in him which at times are lovely and other times not so, you can see why Lyon is weary of children. But I can see how much fun they all have and will have.
Iris has been really interested in Lyon of late. She can pat gently and wants to touch nose and eyes (poor patient Lyon) the minute she joins him in his bed, he has gone, the dog bed is a favourite play area too.
Another fantastic day to farewell the Brisbane Turners at Lyall Bay beach and Spruce Goose. Lyon had a ball at the beach and we ate like kings. Diet starts tomorrow. Olive was stuffed last night and slept well as did Iriee!
I think we forget how far our mr Stinkle has come since we have had him in our lives. He is so good with Olive. Will now play fetch and loves chasing with her. Ignores Iris completely which is to be expected at this age. He loves toilet rolls. Will even stick his head through the door if one is ready. His other favourite toy is the native cabbage leaves for chasing with. We love you buddy.
Spent the afternoon at the Thompson's farm to congratulate them on twinning it! Took a nice stroll to the top of the hill before the snow arrived. Later on we found a dog and a leopard hanging in Bens bed together! Ben and Olive had a blast. So did Lyon and Maisie.
A beaut blue and still day in the capital. Managed a lovely walk along the waterfront with 'antsee', Lana & Nige. Saw some art, piano playing and had noodles for lunch. Finished off with the best tantrum Olive has ever had (everything is awesome!) - she became obsessed with walking Lyon, even across the busy roads. Iris slept like a baby, in fact didn't know we had left home. Later the kids enjoyed a box of fun while we enjoy a drink with Marcus, Jess and Orson.
A crisp walk with Olive in control of Lyon. She has became very assertive with telling Lyon what he should and shouldn't be doing. Meanwhile a little later around the park stated "mummy there is a pebble in my boot" so we stopped to shake it out and then Olive refused to put it back on, walking half way around the park in socks. She seems to take any opportunity to take her shoes off these days.
Before the rain set in, we set off for the usual Lyon bush walk with Olive's statement "a nice blue day" blue being the answer for every question at moment. Olive managed a small part of the walk with her collection of pine cones which she had to defend from fur brother Lyon (who loves them).
This has been happening more and more lately. Olive wanting to play games like 'chase' around the coffee table 'horse' ride on mummy's back (not a popular choice by mummy) and 'ball' with 'eyon' (it has taken Olive a very long time to use Lyon's name) We can see how much fun these two are going to have. Just need to work on Lyon listening to Olive!
Even though Olive hasn't been very well this past week she still looks after her soft toys. Womble wanted water on a walk, the whale seesaw likes gingerbread men, Lyon has to eat fabric leaves as well. Such a kind and caring wee poppet.
We are back into climbing out the dog/ olive flap. She only came back inside for "pop pop" (popcorn) and then I found her sitting quietly with sidekick Lyon (or scabber) munching on her snack enjoying the great outdoors. I think we have outdoors kid on our hands, every chance she gets, she is out there.
Penny pink is a favorite this week as she wasn't posted out the dog flap. We have had more interest in the little door that is perfect for little olives to pop through. We often find a pile of toys on the doorstep too.