Thursday, December 31, 2015

First Puzzle

Grandmother Graves sent Silas a few Christmas gifts.
Among these was a construction puzzle.  He loves it.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Toys

One new toy Silas received at Christmas was Magnaformers.
Yet another excuse to build cool things.

We also found a girder-panel building set.  This was one of our first masterpieces.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Photo

This was our attempt to get a good Christmas photo.
We were all gritting our teeth as we tickled Silas to get a reasonable smile.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Megablocks Garage

We built a Mega Blocks garage today.

Complete with a light!

Ok Silas.  Smile.

Oh no... not that fake smile again!

Sometimes it is like pulling teeth.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Poinsettia for Dr Lee

Silas was not feeling well today.
Our awesome doctor, Dr Lee, made the time to see him without an appointment.

Silas wanted to say "thank you" and picked out this Poinsettia plant for him.

He was VERY excited to give this plant to Dr Lee.

However, we were reminded that most of the time we have to wait a long time to see the doctor!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Photo Moment

It would seem Silas often doesn't want his picture taken.

But sometimes he DOES!

What a silly, silly boy.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Megablocks Man

The latest creation by Papa and Silas

Silas was the motivation and model.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Silas enjoyed AWANA this year.
(AWANA = Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15))

At the end of the term, they are given an award for completion.

Silas is quite proud.

And so is Mum and Dad.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Oma, Tina and Silas went to the Australian capital city of Canberra.
They found a nice royal chair to sit in and pretend to be very very important!

Nice wig!

Yes.  They are very important people!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ferris Wheel

This is a fairly long (4 minute) video showing Silas on his first Ferris Wheel.  It is quite funny how he seems to have a complex conversation with the kid he is riding with.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Daddy's Shoes

This makes me want to be careful where I walk, because someone may be walking in my shoes.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christmas Icecream

There are very few places Silas can have ice cream, due to his peanut allergies.
This was a special treat.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015


While walking through the shops, they had a display for "uCozy"
I have no idea what this thing is supposed to do for you, but Silas enjoyed giving it a try.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fete (Fair)

We had a chance to spend some time at a local fete.

There are slides

No fear.  This was a really high slide.

They had the local fire department.

And a bungee-cord (ocky strap) trampoline.

It wasn't difficult to get him to smile.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Big Christmas Tree

After putting up the big Christmas tree, we tried to get Silas to pose in front if it in his new hat...

We had limited success.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pumpkin Carving

Having fun carving a pumpkin with Silas.

The pumpkin is smiling more than Silas.

Time to light the candle.


Here is an exclusive, behind the scenes video, showing how Silas helped carve the pumpkin using power tools.