Sunday, October 21, 2012
The gorgeous boy is all of one now.
I got to Suz & Russ's place about midday and found quite a crowd already there. The boy obviously has a lot of fans!
He just sat in his high chair for a couple of hours feeding himself so goodness knows how much he got down the hatch in that time. I don't think he is going to be skinny.
There were a lot of kids running around, which I was pleased to see. Simon & Tracy had their two along but they are hardly kids these days.
I talked a bit with Simon & Tracy about the education of their kids though I don't know that we reached any conclusions. I rather naughtily remarked that Becky is a beautiful woman so will probably marry well -- which means that any educational choice she makes will be fine. Far from being being critical of such "chauvinism", Simon wisely remarked that Tracy is a beautiful woman too -- which she is. Tracy just smiled.
Timmy was there with his colourful lady plus Jenny, Maureen, Davey etc.
I spent a bit of time talking to Simon & Tracy about the hazards of renting out properties and I think I may have changed their plans in the matter. Simon has a new job in S. Aust. starting in January so they want to move down there but have to sell their house first. If they could not get a sale before then they were going to rent their very nice house out. I think instead Tracy will now stay on here until the place is sold. Being in the services, Simon is rather used to being away from his wife -- though he doesn't like it of course.
I said to Simon that it would be fine to let his house out if he was around to punch pesky tenants in the gizzard and a definite glint came into his eye at the thought of that. He has a martial arts hobby which is entirely appropriate for a member of the services.
The birthday boy got a mountain of presents, some of which Russ seemed to fancy for himself! Definitely a traditional father.
Russell has a new space-age BBQ which produced some good snags and lots of onions, which I like. The BBQ looked like a short trip to the moon would be within its capabilities.