Monday, 11 July 2011

Norwegian exploits!

A week of many firsts. Mum and Dad decided they needed a holiday as my early arrival meant that they hadn't had one for a while. My friends Simon and Cathrine live near Bergen, in Norway; so we went to see them.
This meant quite a lot of packing. Daddy joked that we had packed everything we owned - and lots of outfits for me. Then we drove to the airport and I got on my first aeroplane.

I've decided I quite like flying and so I was good as gold throughout the short flight. Then M&D and Cathrine had to study instructions in Norwegian to get the car seat to fit. Fortunately Cathrine is Norwegian, otherwise this might have been a bit tricky! After the car we then got in a boat. A boat! This meant I had to wear a lifejacket, made super small specially for me. And Mum and Dad and their friends and me and all our suitcases, and bags, and changing bag - took the boat across to Simon and Cathrine's house.
Holding on tight!!

Bergen is famous for its deep red coloured buildings, the fjords and the rain. Simon and Cathrine's house is red, we went in their boat to travel through the fjords and it rained a lot.  It didn't stop us having a barbeque outside and seeing porpoises in the rain.

Simon persuades me into my rain kit!
It may rain a lot on Norway's West coast but we we're lucky - we had some fabulous days. Oh, and I got through all 12 outfits so they had to be washed half way through - weaning is super-messy!

Stunning day - view from the terrace!
Our holiday was over too soon and we were back on the plane home.  More good behaviour from me which was rewarded by a wonderful descent into Heathrow over the centre of London.  We saw our house and everything!  London really is beautiful.

Back in Blighty and the weaning continues.  I'm trying lots of different flavours and Mum is learning which ones stain badly (CARROT!!!) and which ones don't (everything else).  I'm also learning how to hold my own dummy in my mouth and finding my thumbs when I don't want my dummy.

I have a new playmate as well. Congratulations to Lucy and Tim on the birth of their baby boy!

Bye for now and love to all,

Arthur xxxx

1 comment:

  1. Emma (MilkNoSugar on Mumsnet)14 July 2011 at 12:36

    Look at you on your first holiday!

    Have just flicked back to the first couple of posts on your blog, cannot believe how far you've come Little (Or not so little anymore!) man!

    You're an incredibly strong little dude, with equally strong and fab parents (Well, from what I've read anyway ;) )

    In the words of Dr.Seuss
    "You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

    Kid you'll move mountins"