Sunday, September 27, 2015


We never know exactly how genuine these things are,
but Silas made it very clear he wanted to be forgiven of his sin
and to ask Jesus into his heart to live with Him forever.

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, September 26, 2015


We had a nice surprise on our back patio.

Silas thinks this is pretty cool.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Marble Roller Coaster

Originally, this was going to be a Christmas gift.
However, Silas 'found' it early and we decided to open it now...

Smile Silas!

What a project.

Finally done.

Let's see it in action. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mega Blocks Monument

A typical Saturday morning.

Time to build with Mega Blocks.

Silas would not pose for the picture.

I don't know why he is so shy.

Well, I guess this will have to do.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Coffee Break

Oddly enough, Silas started asking for a "Coffee Break"
when we would go shopping.

His "Coffee" is a cup of ice cold milk.

But he LOVES it... and we love him!

Friday, August 28, 2015


In the capital city of Canberra,
there is a great science museum called Questacon.

It really gives you a lot of hands-on things to play with.
Here we are showing water flowing and the
power it has to move little plastic balls.

once Silas found a toy construction site....

No more exploration was needed.

"Silas, let's look at something else.  We have been playing at this construction site for over two hours!"
Well, we didn't see much, but Silas had fun.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


More Science.  I'm just glad it didn't involved real fire and lava.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


We took Silas to a dentist today, not because he needed his teeth cleaned, but to get him used to the idea of going.

"Rinse and Spit"

He sat quietly with his mouth open.

Well done Silas!

Looking cool in his glasses, but I think his tongue is tired.

Ok Silas, you can close your mouth now! Ha ha ha

Friday, August 21, 2015


Silas was in the car playing with his umbrella.

Then, things got a bit too quiet.

Upon further investigation, we discovered he was out cold!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fixing a Chair

Silas surprises me sometimes when he is able to do things on his own.
Here he is tightening the screws on his chair with a wrench.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bus Kid

I grew up riding buses, but this was Silas'
first ride since he was just a bub.

Waiting for the bus.

Excited for the ride.

He just looks so darn cute.

Here is a short video

MegaBlocks Pile

Silas wanted to play with MegaBlocks,
but after I dumped out the blocks, he disappeared!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Alphabet Basketball

As part of Silas' preschool work,
Mum has him working on his alphabet. Combining 26 letters with basketball is genius.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hungry Jacks

Mum doesn't let Silas have much "junk food."
Also, his allergies prevent him from eating most things.
However, today Mum let him try a burger and hot chips (fries)
from Hungry Jacks (Burger King in the USA).
And it will be the last time he has Hungry Jacks.  We had an allergic reaction a few minutes later.  :(

Big Bear at Costco

I like this bear, it makes Silas look small for a change!

And a short video showing the bear attack Silas.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

At The Farm

Tina took Silas to a farm to visit a few animals.
Here is a short video showing some of the fun.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Curbside Interview With Mum

Mum and Silas went on a scooter ride. Their conversation was so cute.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Playground Fun

It seems like only yesterday I couldn't let Silas go alone
in a little playground without worrying about him getting hurt.
Now he runs the place.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Home Improvement

Silas and papa like to go to home improvement stores to look around.
Usually this ends up with a trip to the playground.

This particular one is quite extensive.

After the playground, we have a 'coffee' break.
Well, papa has coffee and Silas has a milk. 

While trying to get the perfect photo, Silas often does not cooperate. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Singing to the Wallabies

Tina captured this moment where Silas decided the wallabies
would enjoy their food more if he sang them a song.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mega Blocks Stairway

It is not uncommon to find papa and Silas building something out of
Mega Blocks on a Saturday morning.
Today, a staircase up and over the table.

Monday, June 29, 2015

New PJs

As it is getting colder, Silas is getting warmer... in his new PJs

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Girder Panel Set

When I was growing up, this was one of my favourite toys;
a Girder Panel Set.

Silas seems to like it too.

I told Silas how I used to be his age and played with a toy like this....
He laughed!

A very proud builder.

A quick video showing Silas in action.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kangaroo Meat

Silas trying some kangaroo meat at Costco.
And, mum somehow not freaking out over the blood dripping down onto Silas' clothes!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cockatoo on our new Patio

Shortly after moving into our new home, we found a couple of beautiful cockatoos looking for food.
I suspect the previous owner fed them regularly.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Spelling Silas' Name

Silas is learning to spell his name.

Mum does a simple outline and Silas fills in the gaps.

Oh... and he is learning sign language!