Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sheep and Leikskoli

Henry had his first day at Leikskoli on Thursday! It was pretty fun, and it's been really good for evening out his naptimes. It's just too exciting for him to sleep while he's there, so he comes home at midday and has a two hour nap - lovely!
There are three days in the 'adjustment period', where I hang out with him, then next Tuesday he'll have his first day all by himself. I hope it goes okay, but I guess it takes a bit of getting used to...

Yesterday was göngur and réttir - Kerry's daughter Isabelle went on the big horse ride, but the rest of us just went to watch/ help drag the sheep. Henry had the best time EVER, he spent the first half hour compulsively shouting 'BAA!' at the sheep.



Apparently he also got to sit on a horse, but I was elsewhere at the time. I think someone took photos, though...

Ross, as usual, worked his ass off dragging sheep around the place. I kind of love that he's just wearing a t-shirt in this photo, while everyone else is in jackets and lopapeysas. I mentioned it to Ross and his response was: 'Yeah, but it's not like it was cold, it was at least 8 degrees.' I think he's become more of an Icelander than he thinks...

I don't think there are any big plans for today. Mum and Dad took Amma to the hospital; she got knocked down by a sheep yesterday, but didn't want to go to the doctors' straight away. Hopefully it's not anything major, she figured that she had just sprained her knee or something like that. 
We're probably just going to potter around at home, Ross suspects that he's going to be loading containers again at work tomorrow, so it'll be good for him to rest today...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jareth... uh, Cutestory...

I just have one nice little Henry-based story to share.

His latest thing to say is Hi! The exclamation point is the best and most important bit; he's always so excited when he says it to me. Hi! And then of course I say hi back, and then he says it again, and we continue to say Hi! at each other for a good length of time.

And I was thinking that was a bit of a weird thing to do, but then I realised that he just wants to have a conversation with me - a good long chat with his mum. But he doesn't know enough words yet, so he just keeps saying that same one over and over, and that makes him super happy. Hi!

Seriously guys, he's the best dude.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Fathers' Day!

Hey guys, I found a new way of keeping Henry from climbing all the way up the stairs...

Well, maybe not. Henry walked out of the lounge room, and when I went to check on him half a minute later, there he was, patting the Nina. It was one of those situations where I couldn't decide whether to tell him off or get the camera. So, I got the camera first, although the shot above was followed by this one...

... as he started 'climbing down'. It's usually more of a slide / controlled tumble. I'm sure he'll get the hang of it eventually.


In other news, today is Fathers' Day in Australia, which is my excuse for not knowing about it here in Iceland. Luckily, we had decided to have pancakes for breakfast anyway!

Henry totally enjoyed them, as evidenced by the fact that he couldn't even stop jamming food in his mouth long enough to smile for the photo. Good stuff.


My Dad unfortunately missed out on pancakes as he drove to Reykjavik yesterday, but maybe I'll make them again sometime while he's here.

I have yet to take a really great photo of my dad and my son together, I'll definitely work on that one soon - maybe I'll use some of this polaroid film that my brother sent me! Woo!