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On the up

March 4th, 2011 · 7 Comments · boys, church, climbing, Fatherhood Friday, local, oliver, play, sport, steve, things to do with the kids

It’s always good when the lazier elements of our household are persuaded to get off their bottoms and do something active other than watch TV. But enough of me, it’s also good for the kids to be active too. That’s why recently I asked my friend and long-time rock-climber, Chris, whether he thought Oliver was […]

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One Percy Penguin! There’s only one Percy Penguin!

November 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · boys, oliver, school, toys

When Oliver started school we soon heard about a new and important character: Percy the Penguin. Percy is a soft toy given to a boy or girl from his class each evening if they have been very good. Within days we were hearing about just how very much he wanted to be chosen to have […]

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A little monkey business

October 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments · boys, health, oliver, play, things to do with the kids

It seems that starting school has made leisure time feel as precious to Oliver as it does to me. Every Friday evening he asks me “what are going to do tomorrow”? And despite his frequent daytime requests to watch “just a little bit” more TV, on the rare days we do allow him to stay […]

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Oliver’s 5th Birthday

September 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · birthday, boys, oliver, toys

It’s late. Later than you think. Today Oliver turned five. And amongst the Doctor Who toys, the excitable play fighting with friends and a general tendency not to notice his old Dad quite as much as in the old days, there were still traces of the boy I held in my arms, alone in a […]

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A rite of passage

September 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · bedtime, boys, first, oliver, sleep

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Oliver has now reached both a height and a level of dexterity that caused me to fix the toilet seats in our house such that they stay upright and he can stand up to pee. He has taken to this like a duck to water (so to speak). […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Hair Cut (Before & After)

June 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · boys, hair, hair-cut, oliver, wordless wednesday

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Noisy boy, 24/7!

February 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments · boys, diary, sleep

If Bumper turns out to be a boy, we are going to have a very noisy home. Boys just seem to be noisier than girls, even at this early age. It is noticeable when there are 2 or 3 girls of Oliver’s age at the house that the level of noise and mayhem drops dramatically […]

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