all about the boy


We had a trip back to Sydney today, Henry and I. 

We scooted up early this morning to see his specialist speech therapist and pediatrician who we're checking in with every few months. 

What a fabulous day. 

We got there early and swanned around a big brightly lit shopping centre and although we were feeling a bit dazzled we found some sparkly hi-top sneakers for Tilly and some Lego for him. 

We broke up the appointments with a visit to a super brand new squeaky perfect wee nephew. A highlight.  

And we finished the day with a flying visit to our old next door neighbours who we all miss dreadfully and who – all three teenagers – were all there to say hello. 

I realised that although I've been gone only four months, it took just that long to forget about the traffic, the narrowness of a busy six-lane road, the bright and looming fast food signs, the colour of the inner west, the stimulation of all those fluorescent lights we moved around under in one day. 

And although it's been only four months, it was like no time at all had passed when we were in the room of specialists whom we have genuine affection for, and like a continuation of a paused conversation as my favorite neighbor of all time poured me a cup of tea as we sat on her lounge for a chat. 

It was fab just hanging out with Henry too, funny smallie that he is. No sisters to contend with, just uninterrupted conversation. Largely about Angry Birds. But still, conversation. 

Hope you had a day with highlights too. 

One more:

Guess what didn't take me two years to make?


I didn't want her to think today was entirely about Henry. New mama-made beanie with crocheted flower. I'm just about up to crocheting an entire doily. Watch out, it'll be granny squares at high noon any day now. 


5 Comments on “all about the boy

Emma Burgess
May 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Hope its an even better week. Emma. P.S. Love, love, love the cute hat- how clever!

lily boot
May 18, 2011 at 7:41 am

awesome flower! once you get going on those granny sqaures you won’t be able to stop and they’re so perfect for carting around on school runs and trips to the park etc. You’ll have to get sheep so you can shear them and keep up the wool supply 🙂 wishing you warm sunny patches on these cold grey days.

May 18, 2011 at 8:37 am

Forget the granny squares- although they would actually make a fabulous rug. What about making a beret or two… I’d like black thanks, with maybe a red flower? ((cheesy, hopeful smile))

May 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Sounds like an ace day indeed.
I’ve spent the day in the big smoke with my big girl today and it was fab. I love a bit of one on one time with my girlies.
So did you get the email I sent you on Monday?? Did you know that you won my giveaway!!
You so totally need an I love Craft t’shirt you being the cool crocheter and all. x

May 18, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Lovely! I love those special one-on-one days, sometimes spent just side by side reading, or dreaming or drawing, but together, absolutely. And I know that feeling of re-entering an old universe—I routinely have that every time we go up to Sydney, especially if it’s an old Haunt. I spend the time saying, I used to go here! and eat here! and live over there! and it’s all wonderful until you’re stuck in wall-to-wall cars…and then it’s bliss to come home.

Thanks for the thoughts and the words and the sweet pics and lovely energy 🙂


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