Friday, December 31, 2010

Cuddles

Hi All,

Yesterday was a hot day. Last night was a hot night. Sometimes it's hard to sleep when it's hot. A cuddle from mum at 9.30pm does help though.



It was New Year's Eve after all. I should have been up WAY later. Maybe next year (or this year).

Bye for now,
Roman

Christmas 2010

Hi All,

It was Christmas the other day. Christmas Day (not just Christmas time). Mum tells me that December 25th is Christmas Day but all of December is Christmas time. Anyway...

I had a lot of fun. We flew on an airplane to Grammy and Papa's house. They have much nicer grass than we do. This is my Christmas shirt - it's very red.



I got a LOT of presents.

Before church I got to open one present. I opened my present from Grandma and Grandad:



It's a map that I can use my tag on. It tells me the names of all the countries. I know where Australia is (that's where I live).

After church we got to open the rest of our presents. Here are some of the things I got.

I got a bike and helmet from Grammy and Papa:


Mum made this tee pee for me:


I got these golf clubs that are the perfect size for me:


Very exciting.

I LOVE Christmas (time and day).

Bye for now,
Roman

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My first trophy

Hi all,

I don't think I've told you before but I go to Sporteka every Friday. At Sporteka, Fatima (the teacher) shows us how to play cricket and football and golf and run. We have lots of fun. I really like the obstacle course. It took me most of the year but I've finally got the hang of stepping in BETWEEN the rungs of the rope ladder instead of on them.

Anyway, last Friday was the last Sporteka for the year and I got my first ever trophy.





This means that I am very good at sports.

That's all for now,
Roman

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 3, 4 and 5

Hi All,

I've opened lots more advent boxes since last time we talked. Here are some photos of the last 3 days.


I've got more gold coins, more cars and a super bouncy ball.

Sometimes when I don't want to share things with my mum or dad I tell them they they can't have it because it's sharp and it might bleed them. This isn't really true. But it makes me sound nice and caring instead of greedy.

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2

Hi All,

Today in my advent box I got a truck! I use it to push my other cars around. Very cool.



That's all for now (I'm supposed to be asleep),
Roman

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Day 1

Hi All,

It's getting all Christmasy and I like it!

This morning mum said I should go and have a look in the Christmas stockings that are in my bedroom. I checked the first stocking - NOTHING. I put my arm all the way in just to be sure. How disappointing...



Then I checked the other stocking and BINGO!!


It was my first advent box! I opened it up and there was pirate treasure!! (my dad says pirate treasure coins are called doubloons - I'm not so sure). AND inside the pirate treasure was CHOCOLATE.

Mum and I had a chat about Christmas:
Me: Mum, does this mean it's Christmas?
Mum: Yes! Do you know what Christmas is about?
Me: God?
Mum: That's right.
Me: And TOYS!

I think December is going to be a good month.

That's all for now,
Roman

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas time

Hi All,

Yesterday I got to do something very exciting. I got to help mum decorate the Christmas tree!



Mum said I did a great job but later I saw her rearranging all the decorations that I'd put on the tree. What's that about, mum??

Another exciting thing happened the other day. We had a HAIL storm. It was really cool. I got to watch from the window:



You might wonder from these 2 photos whether I wear anything but pyjamas. I do, but a lot of good stuff happens when you wear pyjamas.

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Warrnambool

Hi All,

Yep - I've been on holidays with my mum and dad in Warrnambool.





We love it there because it has beaches and awesome parks and lots of palm trees.

That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Things I love

Hi All,

Something you might like to know about me:

I love pointing out taxis and palm tress.

Whenever I see a taxi I shout (as loud as possible), "TAXI!" Sometimes I think people think it's strange that a little boy would be hailing a taxi but I'm not - I'm just acknowledging it's presence.

Also I love palm trees. Whenever I see palm trees, I shout, "PALM TREE!" I'm not really sure why I do this but I enjoy it very much.

That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Funny stories

Hi All,

I would like to tell you 2 stories.



I have quite a big vocabulary (the fact that I know the word vocabulary should prove this). Also I have always been encouraged to speak nice and clearly. These facts are important for my first story. Yesterday mum and I were shopping. We got to the checkout and mum was paying the lady. I was looking around and noticed a lady at the checkout next to us. I said to mum (in my loud, clear voice), "Mum, that lady is FAT!". For some reason we left very quickly. When we were a good distance away from the fat lady my mum said, "Yes Roman, the lady is fat but we don't say that out loud because it might hurt her feelings." I don't really understand that but I now know what to do if I want to get out of the supermarket fast.

My other story happened this morning. Mum was very tired this morning because she had a meeting last night. My dad got me breakfast while mum stayed in bed. After I finished my breakfast I went into my mummy and had this conversation with mum.
Me: Mum, could you please get me my vitamins?
Mum: OK.
Me: Mum, are you happy?
Mum: Yes, I'm happy but I'm very tired.
Me: Do you want to go back to sleep?
Mum: Yes, I would love to.
Me: OK, but can I have my vitamins first?

It's all about priorities!

That's all for now,
Roman

Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend Away

Hi All,

I went away on the weekend to visit some family. I had such a good time.

You might know that I have been very afraid of the ocean since I got dumped a couple of times.
Mum and dad told me that we were all going to the beach and I started to get very worried. I said, "Let's do something else. Let's go to the park!" but they didn't fall for it.

But we all went to the beach and I had a GREAT time. I was a bit afraid but I saw my cousin wasn't scared at all so I had to be brave and guess what - it was awesome. I also found out that I enjoy eating sand - mmmm, crunchy!




The next day we went to Ashcombe Maze. As you might have guessed it has a maze (or three). BUT the really fun part was that there are fairies and gnomes hidden in the gardens and we had to find them!



I had such a lovely time!

That's all for now,
Roman

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I'm going to the zoo

Hi All,

On Thursday Mum and I went to Healesville Sanctuary, or as I like to call it - the bush zoo.



I got to feed a kangaroo! He ate some carrot right off my hand. I saw a wombat (Papa's favourite), a platypus, some koalas, snakes, emus and other things. I couldn't find any tigers or elephants.

We had a lot of fun except for when it was time to go home. I didn't like that bit so much.

That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My exciting trip

Hi All,

On Saturday we had a family excursion to the city which was so much fun.

First we went to the train station:


We waited for a while and then realised that there was bus replacement services running that meant it would add an extra 30 minutes onto our journey so instead we got back in the car and drove most of the way to the city.

Then we waited for the tram:


When we got into the city we went down some laneways:

Then we stopped for a coffee:


Then we went for lunch (we had dumplings if you're curious):


Then I made sure we caught the right tram back to our car:


It was so much fun! And I had a big sleep when we got home.

That's all for now,
Roman

Friday, October 22, 2010

Today

Hi All,

Today I went to the pool. I haven't been to the pool in a VERY long time. My mum is good at lots of things but she is not good at taking me to the pool on a regular basis. I love it a lot and hope that she takes me more often from now on. Anyway I had a great time.

I have a couple of responsibilities at home. When we come inside mum says to me, "What's your responsibility?" and I yell, "Put my shoes behind my door!!" That is my responsibility - to put my shoes away.

Now I have a new responsibility - to set the table. Mum gives me the placemats and the cutlery and I put them on the table. Then I get a sticker. (I don't have to do it in my undies like in the photo below but it was warm today and I didn't really want to put clothes on).



That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Address

Hi All,



While playing hospital the other day Dr Mummy was taking my details for her paperwork. Our conversation went like this:

Dr Mummy: What is your full name?
Me: Roman Ezekiel Young
Dr Mummy: What is your mummy's name?
Me: Mummy Young
Dr Mummy: What is your daddy's name?
Me: Nathan Young
Dr Mummy: How old are you?
Me: 4
Dr Mummy: Really?
Me: OK, 3.
Dr Mummy: What is your address?
Me (shocked): I don't wear a dress. I'm a BOY!

Dr Mummy obviously needs some more practice if she wants to be a good doctor.

That's all for now,
Roman

Friday, October 15, 2010

Doctor

Hi All,

For my birthday Aunty Leanne and Uncle Tim gave me a doctor's kit. I LOVE it. All the time I go up to mum and say, "Mum, I'm feeling really sick." This is code for I want to play doctors.



I like to be sick more than I like to be the doctor. The last couple of days we've had a hospital in my bedroom with boxes for all my sick teddies. I tell mum (who is the doctor) what is wrong with them all. Today they ate cat food and dog food which is bad because they are teddies.

Bye for now,
Roman

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Things that keep me busy

Hi All,

Here are some things that keep me busy:








And I'm starting to feel better (thanks for asking!)

Bye for now,
Roman

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sick me

Hi All,

I've had a little cold for the last week. Nothing serious. Until today.

I did something very weird. I fell asleep on daddy's lap.



Daddy took me to my bed and I had a little nap. When I woke up my temperature was 40 degrees. This made me sad because we were going to go to a friend's house this afternoon. Mum told me I couldn't go because I was sick. I kept telling her, "I'm not sick. Can I go now?"

My eyes are crying and my body is all hot. But I get to have icypoles so it's not too bad.

Bye for now,
Roman

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stories

Hi All,

Do you remember a little while ago I told you that sometimes I make up stories?

Well, yesterday I told my mum that I jumped onto the stove, into the saucepan and burnt my teeth. She seemed sceptical but I think she may have bought it.

But I'm not the only one who makes up stories - this morning, my dad told me that I fell out of bed last night for the first time. He must be making this up though because I don't remember this at all. Surely if I fell out of bed I would remember!!

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sleep

Hi All,

For those who don't know, I've always been a very good sleeper.

Mum and dad trained me very well. I used to go to bed almost all the time without a fuss, sleep through the night and very rarely cried out for mum or dad. You may notice that I've written that previous sentence in past tense because... things have changed...

A couple of weeks ago I started to play some games at bed time ( really fun games). After I'd been put to bed I would hop up and came out of my bedroom. I thought it was very funny. Mum or dad would walk me back to my bedroom. And then we'd play again. And again. And again.

Then sometimes I would wake up at really funny times like 2am. Very funny.

Also I started to get up really early in the morning. Also VERY funny.

Mum and dad had a talk and decided that maybe I was getting too much sleep so they decided that it was time to drop my day time sleep. Mum had hoped this day would never come.

So now I don't have to have a day time sleep. I can stay up all day. But a funny thing has happened. I miss my day time sleep. So most days I take my pillows off my bed, crawl in and have a little sleep. Or I'll just hop in bed and hang out for a while.



Some days I don't have a sleep and that's OK too.

But this seems to have fixed the problems because I'm going to bed without a fuss and although I have a night terror most nights I don't call out just because I'm bored. I still get up early otherwise my parents would just be too spoilt.

That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cleaner

Hi All,

Sometimes when my mum cooks tea I try really hard to annoy her. I get in her way, I ask her to play with me even though she's busy, I ask her lots of questions and ask to do things like use sharp knives. So yesterday she decided to play smarter rather than harder. She made me up a special spray bottle with my name on it. She told me that I was now a cleaner and she gave me my bottle and a cloth. My job was to clean all the cupboards, the door and the table.



I did a really good job. I sprayed and wiped saying to myself, "I'm the cleaner, I'm cleaning."

It all went really well until I decided spraying was more fun than wiping. I got quite a lot of water everywhere but mum and dad said that was OK.

That's all for now,
Roman

Monday, September 27, 2010

My friend, monkey

Hi All,

I have a new friend.

His name is monkey.

He is bigger than me.

He is redder than me.

He lives above my bed.



My daddy painted him for me.



Bye for now,
Roman

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Torquay

Hi All,

This weekend I went on holiday with Uncle Tim, Aunty Leanne and my mum and dad. We went to Torquay. I almost didn't go because the day before we went mum, dad and I were talking about it and I said that I wasn't going. I told mum and dad that I was going to go on a plane by myself and go to a holiday house which had dice.

Good thing I changed my mind because I had a lot of fun.



Dad took me to a park this morning and it was really fun!



Bye for now,
Roman

Friday, September 24, 2010

Animals

Hi All,

Today, when mum and I went shopping, we found a petting zoo at the shopping centre.

I got to sit down and cuddle a rabbit and a guinea pig. I was very nice and gentle (until I started poking my fingers in the rabbit's ear).



This was really fun.

I got mum to download all the photos on her phone camera. Here are photos from over the last couple of months:



I'm very cute (especially when I'm asleep).

Talking of sleeping, twice in the last week I've done something very strange. During the day I've gone to my bed, got in, and had a little rest. Very strange.

That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today

Hi All,

It's school holidays at the moment. Even though I don't go to school yet, mum tries to do fun things with me during the holidays. On Monday we went to see The Gruffalo. I even got to sit next to my friend Jake!



Today I went with mum and saw Despicable Me at the movies. I love the movies. I also love shouting out at the movies. Nice and loud.

I thought you might like to know something about me. I have a very hazy concept of time. According to me - anything that happened prior to right now, happened 'last night.'

For example:

Last night I went on holidays.
Last night, when I was a baby...
Last night, when it was my birthday...

A lot happened 'last night.'



That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cooking and embarrassment

Hi All,

Today mum and I did some cooking in the kitchen.



We made lots of biscuits. I helped with the rolling, the cutting, the eating. All in all, very helpful.

Also I think you should know that I've learned how to be embarrassed. This is how I know:

A week ago mum, dad and I went to a party. There were a lot of people there when we went in and I was a bit overwhelmed so I grabbed hold and cuddled mum's leg. After about 30 seconds I could hear mum gently calling my name. I looked and there she was about 2 metres away from me. I looked at her for a little while and then realised that if she was over there then I couldn't be cuddling her leg at the same time. I looked up and realised that I was cuddling Helen's leg instead. I went bright red and went over to my real mum's leg.

If that wasn't bad enough, I did the exact same thing at the supermarket on Saturday. We were waiting in line and I heard dad (who's leg I was holding) say to mum, "Where's Roman gone?" I thought it was odd that he would ask that when I was holding his leg. That was when I realised that it wasn't dad's leg I was holding but the man in the line in front of us. Again I went bright red.

Very embarrassing.



That's all for now,
Roman