sylvia doctor ballerina

Posted by on Nov 2, 2009 in blog, friends & family | One Comment

Sylvia is quite possibly the only combined doctor/ballerina in the country. Her specialism is ‘getting babies out’ involving some rather rudimentary surgery using a wooden spatula and pair of tweezers.

Summer is here!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2008 in blog, friends & family | No Comments

So, the ad hoc blogging is more ad hoc than even I imagined. Anyway, the Hughes/Quinsee household is only days away from a much-needed break in the US. We’ll spend a day or 2 in Connecticut for 4th July and then head off to Block Island with Paul, Deb and Isobel. We just had a […]

Sylvia at 18 months

Posted by on Mar 29, 2008 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

OK, so its actually 19 months right now but lets cast our minds back … not an easy thing to do with a rapidly developing toddler. Also, the Mac is back so there are photos. Sylvia rapidly got over her nasty chest infection and then of course both parents got it. However, we were all […]

Sylvia is 1

Posted by on Sep 23, 2007 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

We have now graduated to the rank of ‘professional parent’. This happens when your first offspring reaches their 1st birthday but you also know this has happened because you don’t flinch at the prospect of a room full of other peoples babies (and their parents!). Other signs include always carrying an emergency banana (even into […]

Sylvia – Month 11

Posted by on Aug 2, 2007 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

This month Sylvia has mostly been … wobbling around with her walker when she should be crawling, bum-shuffling, waving/pointing/reaching (not sure which), throwing her drink around, dropping various food items, bashing things together, loving peep-o, roaring (!), reading/eating books, throwing herself backwards and passing things back and forth. We have been to see Le Tour, […]

Month 10

Posted by on Jul 2, 2007 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

This month Sylvia is going to tell you about her typical week. We won’t make a habit of letting Sylvia write the blog, honest! But first, a few highlights … Sylvia now has 6 teeth, stands if she has something to hold on to but still no crawling (forwards anyway), is growing a lovely head […]

Month 8 – 9

Posted by on May 28, 2007 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

In the last two months Sylvia has started nursery, got lots of colds (we are hoping this will mean she will end up with a top notch immune system!), started saying ‘babababa’, ‘gagagagaga’ and ‘rarararara’, sprouted two fine teeth, likes eating breadsticks and playing with finger food, enjoys playing in her bouncer, can stand up […]

Month 7

Posted by on Apr 4, 2007 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

Another busy month (when will they stop?) … Sylvia has found her voice (well, more of a screech), spent a week away from mummy, has visited opposite ends of England (Rye and the Lake District), been onboard the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, celebrated Greek easter and Mothering Sunday, climbed her first mountain, learnt to sit […]

Six months old today!

Posted by on Mar 5, 2007 in blog, friends & family, out & about | No Comments

Today is Sylvia’s half birthday. She has done a lot this month including a trip to the south of France to top up her tan, a friends 1st birthday party and trips to Cambridge and Tenby. Developmentally she is eating stuff, anything she can get in her mouth actually. She is also giggling a bit […]

Sylvia blowing raspberries (video)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2007 in blog, friends & family | No Comments

This is her new favourite thing, blowing raspberries. The best ones are when the camera isn’t rolling of course! Just in case the video thing didn’t work try this URL at YouTube instead Last night she woke up at 1am for a feed and then proceeded to blow the loudest raspberries so far, waking me […]