Thursday, January 07, 2010
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, September 01, 2008
Hi All, as it's been a while since my last post (no, not the Birthday one!) I thought I'd better place modesty to one side and tell you about some of my more notable achievements...
Counting to 20 (well nearly, the teens are still tricky)
I know the alphabet
A member of Owls (the classroom where big boys go)
Dry at Night (with a little help from the Magic Handbag Fairy)
Hopping (two hops in a row at the last count)
The best juicer this side of Bacton (Jason Vale would be proud, I can do everything apart from move the chair between the juicer and the blender!). Particular favourite is The Ultimate Smoothy.
Sports - where do I begin? I can run, jump, hop, forward-roll and do strange poses on all fours. I can also play cricket, golf, football and fly kites!!
Jigsaws are getting easier.
Hide and Seek (though I have a habit of announcing my wherabouts as soon as you walk in the room. Plus my hiding places leave a lot to be desired)
I Spy (succesfully did five clues the other night)
Well, there you go. Nothing too funny to report today, but I know you like to know what I'm up to. Love to you all, Herbert xxx
Hello Herbert Fans, it's been 3 months since I last wrote to you, but it was inevitable that a great event like my birthday would not go unmentioned. Also, Auntie Mary said she'd hit Daddy and make his eyes water if I didn't. Since his creative juices are still flowing, let the BLOG commence...
I was very lucky to have two birthdays; a true one on August 12 and an official one a few days later when I had my big party. Some say that this was to coincide with Soft Bear's birthday, but I cannot confrim or deny it. However, it is true that Soft Bear has been a big part of my life since I was tiny. His familiar squealy noise is often to be heard around the house, and his adventures are legendary - notably the times he got left in the BMI hospital toilet and at the Haughley Scarecrow Festival. May I use this moment to thank him for always being slightly stinky and matted.
One of the highlights of my birthday was making the cake (above) with Mummy. I helped by mixing it in a bowl and adding some lovely pink colouring to the sponge mixture. I'd had my heart set on a racing track cake so it was a dream come true!!
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*PRARP* "That'll keep the big bad wolf away*
And finally a big "Thank You" to everyone that came to my party and gave me presents!
Monday, May 05, 2008
This weekend was a bank holiday so the Schillers went to Leeds to visit the Arions. I was very excited as I have only met these foreigners from the land of Yorkshire once before. First I met Auntie Helen who was very kind, giving me lots of nice food and reading me stories. My great grandma was also there, and we immediately bonded, having both got poorly legs. She couldn't here me very well, so I thought it best to place my face an inch from hers and shout as loud as possible.
Next came a visit to Harrogate with Daddy's cousin Steven and his wife Debbie. In the park, we saw a band playing and thought they were very good, even though they were from Norfolk (brrr!!!). I was my usual shy retiring self and proceeded to join a man and his little boy in a game of football. I also saw some big boys doing forward-rolls down some slopes, so immediately copied them with hilarious results. Then came the blue ice cream It was bubble gum flavour and I had to give it a go, managing to get almost completely covered in the stuff, The best bit was the next evening when I did a blue poo in the toilet! I phoned Nana up to tell her all about it. Daddy almost took a photo, but thought better of it. Just imagine the ice cream from the picture above smaller, rounder and more smelly.
The next day Mummy and Daddy took me to the tropical house in Roudhay Park. There were lots of butterflies, some terrapins and quite a few big funny fish. The shot above is of me contemplating the scene before me. I could quite see myself as an explorer! When we got back to the house everyone came for lunch. This meant that Clive, Lisa, Oliva and Sasha were also there. The girls were lovely and read me stories and let me sit next to them. Auntie Helen's food was delicious and cousin Clive was very silly. A good time was had by all - it was sad to say goodbye.
Finally, today we went to see some Maypole and Morris dancing. I have decided to be a morris dancer, having volunteered myself by joining in with bells and hankies. I also helped Daddy with some weeding and got upset after pulling up a flower.
Love to you all, Herbert xxx
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Well Hello there Herbert fans! I have just realised it has been months since my last BLOG. I amnow a proper big boy as you can see from the pictures. We visited Uncle Jared and Auntie Rebecca at the weekend. I rode on a real London bus and we visited a farm. Jared helped me make rice crispy cakes and Rebecca cooked a delicious chicken dinner without the use of an oven. I also visited Nana & Papa, Jane & David and went to a real party where there were tortoises and fish. This was the second party in a week, having rather disgraced myself at a christening by grabbing the cake and eating some icing.
Today I was very upset that Daddy was at work, but managed to get over it by going bowling with various family members. You will be pleased but perhaps not surprised that I was the winner!! It was very exciting - I had a special chute to send the ball down. I also have a new baby that I look after. He has a dummy that stops him crying and his name is Herbie too.
"I want to bang a drum - very hard"
"Let's go home and have a nice hot drink"
I can now count to ten
My favourite programmes include Storymakers, Mister Maker, Big Cook Little Cook, Moomins and Old Bear Stories
My favourite books include Bert (still), Old Bear, Paddington, Green Eggs & Ham
I like painting, cooking, Play-Doh, splashing in puddles, and enjoyed playing in the Easter snow!!
Well, that's enough for now. I will try to post more regularly with funny stories about my antics.
Love, Herbert xxx
PS Looking forward to seeing Sabba & Rosie soon, and then Granny & Grandad a bit later...
Friday, November 23, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Dear Herbert Fans one and all, Herbert's Daddy-Doo here! Herb is in bed so I thought I'd update things for a change. It has been a very exciting week for us, as our crazy little man has moved in to his new bedroom. It was all a big surprise (possibly too much of a surprise), and I caught the moment on camera when his little face gazed wonderingly at his brand new room. Naturally, his excitement peaked when various new cars and buses were spotted, which he proceeded to play with until way past bedtime. Since then Bertie has gradually gotten used to his new abode, choosing to sleep on his car rug for an afternoon nap today. Hopefully pictures will follow.
And in other news, Herbert made a birthday cake for a monkey all by himself and with no prompting. A mixed-media interpretation of a cake anyway, created using the classic combination of Play-Doh and Stickle Bricks. He even sang 'Happy Birthday' to the grateful chimp! Another moment of excitement came when a pheasant was spotted on the patio. Not quite up to the goat shenanigans of 2005, but still a great photo opportunity!
Bye for now, Adam/Daddy/Lurchio
PS A big Thank You to Waggaman for all his help turning Herbert's room from reality to dream!