We love the sun!

Posted in General on October 28th, 2010 by Jo

Insect bite

Posted in General on October 24th, 2010 by Jo

We are sitting next to the pool and I am researching about bug bites as it breaks my heart to see Lula with a swollen and red eye.  Apparently it is very common in children to swell up like this especially on the face.  I just found this interesting method “the histamine being released now in his body ( causing the swelling) can be destroyed at a temp of 120 degrees F.
You can do this, without hurting your child, with a regular hair blow dryer – you just turn the blow dryer on, and wave it over the swollen place, like you were drying his hair at that site.
the dryer shouldn’t be closer than 4 inches to the skin. and since it is near his eye, i would have him close his eye, and cover it with his hand, while you blow dry from the other direction. this takes about 2 or 3 minutes. if he says the blow dryer is too hot, or uncomfortable, it should be furthur away from his head.

You can give him an antihistamine ( like Chlor-trimeton) but it will probably put him to sleep. or an ice pack on the swelling- but these are temporary.

the bizarre blow dryer thing will make the itching and swelling go away in less than 30 minutes.” We will attempt it shortly and see if it works!

Ok we tried it.. It did seem to go down a little.  But not sure.  Not as swollen I guess…

Portugal

Posted in General on October 23rd, 2010 by Jo

And here we are:) What a gorgeous place it is.  Absolutely enormous. 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms huge family home rather then holiday home.  It is really nice of W’s friend to let us stay here;) And the beach is close by! Most of all the weather is lovely 23C.  We got here with adventures…  First the plane left late.  When we arrived Lula got bitten by a mosquito on her right cheek and it got red a swollen.. Then we got stuck in a shop for half an hour and they took my note to get change and I was left standing there forever.  Then we took the wrong turning on a few occasions which added an extra 30-40 minutes to our journey.  We missed the owners who had to catch their own plane back..  And they got confused and did not leave the key in the key box.  So we had to wait another 30-40 minutes for someone to bring the key.  Phew!  What a day.  Then Lula got upset as she was just too hungry and tired.  Finally we got in and ate something and everything started to take a better shape!!! Today it feels like a real holiday.  The palms, olive trees, orange trees and of course the sun:) Poor Lula still looks like someone punched her:( And W scratched the side of our rental car whilst getting to the garage.  But we have spent all day in the swimming pool and on the beach and W made a lovely barbecue for dinner!

First flight

Posted in General on October 22nd, 2010 by Jo

We are flying to Portugal shortly:)  Franks first flight and he just turned from back to belly too;)

It looks like it will be an exciting day;)

Portugal

Posted in General on October 20th, 2010 by Jo

We are going to Portugal on Friday and I am ill:(  I hope I shift this of in the next day. Oh and Lula lost her second tooth!

Little man

Posted in General on October 17th, 2010 by Jo

Frank is really becoming a little boy.  He will be 4 months old at the end of the month!!!

And another day in pictures

Posted in General on October 14th, 2010 by Jo

Going to school

Posted in General on October 13th, 2010 by Jo

Lula always seems to have so much energy and ants in her pants.  Even simple walking to school has to be changed into a sporty activity with climbing jumping and running.:)

October already!!!

Posted in General on October 10th, 2010 by Jo

Time goes past by when you are busy!!  It’s nearly the middle of October already!

Frank is nearly 3 and a half months old.  He likes to coo and make funny sounds.  He is into his books and starts showing interest in toys.  Although his eyes usually are fixed on mummy:)  Oh and he loves his baths!

Lula is loving school, she is nearly swimming now and her piano lessons are going great. So much so we are buying a piano.  Digital one with weighted keys.  Well babcia and dziadek want to pay for it for Mikolajki..  They are too generous.

I’m tired and Warwick is a star.  He does so much DIY around the house on the weekend.  Apparently it has always been “in him” but he could not be bothered before as it was not his house. :)