as had become traditional, jane’s parents came over last night for our annual pancake party
i create chaos by taking photos in continuous mode with my external flash on, causing blindness to anyone in the same room
jane’s dad was particularly surprised by my approach and use it as an excuse to do a particularly elaborate setup
his throw was a great visual success. the picture below is the catch part of the manoeuvre. the throw bit is the picture at the top of this post
and of course jane did too.
one thing worth noting is the difference in our kitchen since we’ve had our extension. above is this year (now with extra space to the right). below is last year (viewed from the other way round)
on the day after boxing day our family got the horrible winter vomitting bug. whilst jane and esther lay in their death beds upstairs our hosts let kezia and me wander around their house.
we’d had to abandon the sky part of this jigsaw the night before as we’d run out of time, but the extra half day meant kezia and i could spend a few hours putting a few hundred identical blue pieces together
james loved chucking leaves
and when the kids still weren’t worn out we put them on this training wheel where they could run round in circles without going anywhere (thus preparing them for later life)