Friday, March 28, 2014

Stuff! Things!

Hey there, I have some photos to share with you!

Basically, both of my sons were completely enamoured with Anja (but then, who isn't?), and we had an awesome time with her.

 Um um um, I'm trying to think of specific stories, but I'm having a major blank. Anja's whole trip is just a hazy, sometimes spring-y, sometimes winter-y montage of lovely times. Warmth. Laughter. Fun. Just all those good things, which pretty much form the basis of our relationship. If that isn't nice, I don't know what is.

Obviously one of the winter-y times.

 Ross did a DJ set at the Hard Wok on Saturday while Anja was here, it was a pretty nice night. I think Ross wanted us all to be able to go out and party sometime, and he figured the only way we were going to get to hear music we liked was if he played it! 

Obligatory pre-going out photobooth shot.

Ooh, also a little while before we headed out we spoke to Joe on Skype, and it was awesome. All his stuff seems to be going really well, and it was so nice to catch up on everything! Yay for everything!

Anja left on Monday, she spent one night in Reykjavik and went to Tiger on my recommendation. Seriously, everyone should go there. It's the best. As is Anja. Go to Tiger with her, if you can. Doooooo iiiiiiiit.

Anyway anyway anyway. The rest of the week was a bit quiet and empty, really, at least in terms of newsworthy blog items. Or ones that are mine to share, anyway. So let's have some more photos!

I decided to put Felix in the Moby wrap (P.S. Why do I always forget how good it is? I tried it a little while ago and wasn't thrilled, maybe it just works better for me with a slightly older baby? Maybe I was just having a crappy day? Today when I used it, it was awesome. Remember that, future Olga! Or don't, seeing as this is the last baby you're going to have. Probably.)
Anyway, Henry saw me putting it on and really really wanted to try it, so I gave him one of my scarves, and he put a toy kitty in there and said it was his baby. I asked his baby's name, and he said it was called Kitty. Good imagination there, bub.

So anyway, it was the cutest thing I've ever seen, ever. I died from cute. This is me, writing from beyond the cute grave. It's pretty adorable here. Seriously though, Henry being a big brother is just great. It makes me so happy and I love it. The end.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Hi there! What is new? I took Felix to the doctor's last week, because his cough had been hanging around for aaaages, but it turns out he's fine. He's still a bit wheezy and snuffly, especially in the early mornings, but there's nothing to be done but wait it out.
While we were in the waiting room, this older gentleman was being wheeled around by a nurse; she parked him and got him a glass of water. 'Is this poisoned?' he asked. 'Mm-hmm', she said, and nodded. Then she turned to us and shook her head, as if to allay our suspicions that she had, in fact, poisoned him. Don't worry, lady, I figured you were probably just joking. Or maybe it was a sneaky double bluff? I'll never know.


That weird expression on my face is because the weird expression on his face is accompanied by gagging noises.

My dad left on Thursday and it was so sad to see him go. I really got used to having him around, so the house felt a bit empty after he was gone. I'm so glad he came to visit, and that we got to have lots of one on one time - which we admittedly often spent just hanging out, not really talking about anything in particular. I'm sure I read a word for it, something like passive socialising? Ambient company? Whatever, I'm sure you know what I mean. Being comfortably quiet together is one of my favourite things.
Henry hasn't really gotten upset about his afi leaving (yet). I'm not sure if he understands anything about distances involved, so it's just normal to see people in person sometimes, and then on skype at other times..

In black and white because his skin is all blotchy and gross. Still cute, though.

And Anja arrived on Sunday! We drove to Akureyri to pick her up, and had the worst ever weather on the drive home! The road was still marked as open on the website, but we forgot to check the 'weather' part, and it turns out there was a blizzard covering most of the pass. So Ross had to drive reeeeally slowly because the visibility was so bad - we sometimes had to stop and wait for a snow flurry to die down so that we could see the next post showing where the edge of the road was. And on top of that it was really hard to tell how far along the road we were, so we figured we'd passed the worst of it about an hour before we actually got there.
Anyway, at least we made it, although the trip took about an hour longer than usual. And hey, it could have been worse - Felix could have been awake and crying, instead of sleeping happily through the whole thing.

My dudes. They're my favourites.

What else? Not much. Anja is having a pretty low-key visit; she's got some work to do on her computer, so we're mostly just pottering around and hanging out at home. It's quite lovely. She and Nina have gone out walking every day, so my dog is very pleased with that turn of events.

Okay, I think it's time to finally post this one, it's been a draft for about a week now. Hopefully I managed to change all the time-specific words so that it still makes sense, but if not, feel free to think of me as a timelord. I promise I won't mind.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A haircut and novelties

So what's up? Everyone in my house has come down with the flu over the past week or so, and it was not pleasant. Ross even took a week off work, which is so very unusual for him - unfortunately Henry was also home sick, so it wasn't quite as restful as it could have been. I didn't get hit too hard, just had one day of aches and pains, then a lingering cough ever since. And poor Felix was the last to get it, he's mostly just been snuffly and coughing. It's so hard listening to him snort and wheeze, I can't wait until he learns how to blow his nose.

Anyway, enough of listing everyone's symptoms! What else is new? I got a haircut yesterday, it was sorely overdue. My fringe was waaaay too long and I never did manage to 'train' it off to the side properly, so I was getting a sore neck from trying to flick it out of the way. (I wish I was joking. At least after a couple of days of that, I invested in bobby pins.)

In the interest of being less self conscious, let's put up a weird looking selfie! Seriously though, my hair is great, I had forgotten how nice looking and convenient a straight fringe could be. Sometime last week I was trawling through the older parts of my blog and I found this post featuring a previous straight fringe, and lo, it was good. 
On another note, is this what 'bangs' are? I have always wondered, but never googled to find out for sure.

This is what our mornings have looked like lately - Ross goes to work early, then Mum and Dad come around to help me get the dude to school. I used to give Mum a lift to school in exchange for Henry wrangling, but now Dad usually ends up dropping her off first, then coming back for Henry (aka Mr. Dawdley McDawdlepants). And in between, everyone holds Felix for me so I can do 'eating breakfast', 'washing my face', and other nice things.

 Felix continues to cuten up the place, he is basically great. He's two months old now, so he's looking around a lot and smiling at everyone. I can't remember if I wrote it down with Henry, but it's quite fascinating to see what kind of stuff holds their attention. I always feel a bit bad for Felix when he's just hanging out with nothing fun to look at, but he seems just as interested in the couch as he is in the educational baby toys. Plus side of being a baby: mundane stuff is all super novel! Yay babies!