Saturday, 18 April 2009

Anzac, Easter, and our Own Special Little Easter Bunny

 

Well Easter and Anzac have now pretty much come and gone and here we are. They are an interesting pair of holidays with both striking similarities and paradoxical contrasts; while both are hallowed memorials to fallen heroes, one underlies peace and the other war. Below is a photo of Deans Grandad who served during WWII in Africa. He spent most of the war in a prison camp. He is 89 now and is mostly blind, hard of hearing and can no longer walk, however, he is the most loved person in the RSA rest home where he receives multiple visits daily from his wife, son (Deans dad) and grand children (deans brother and sisters). And so, as the sun sets on one generation, it rises on another.

Little Asher continues to grow and is now sitting up. He is very playful and enjoys peekaboo, tickles, smiles, and just being with people. The other day little Asher was trying out some new solids - a rice cracker; he was enjoying sucking on it but at one stage the cracker became sufficiently soggy that it developed an adhesive quality and became bound to the tip of his tongue. For some time Asher tried unsuccessfully to withdraw his tongue into his mouth to capture the elusive cracker but every time to no avail resulting in this sticky tip of the tongue cracker that recoiled to and fro from his mouth.

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9 comments:

Charlotte Rose said...

Bet you to it Pinky. I think Asher looks like Max from where the wild things are. Ha. Quick as lightening. He is adorable : )

Chris said...

cool little guy.

mel said...

I love that photo of him in the road, although he clearly has that look of desperation and abandonment on him. Poor little guy!

Whenever I see your landscape photos I am reminded of why I need to come back!

The Warwicks said...

Cute pics. He's such a cool little man. That little outfit with the ears is awesome. Crystal and I were looking at it in town yesterday and she wanted it for when she has a baby - although I think by the time that happens we'll all be wearing space suits and flying around in hover-crafts!haha.

Crystal said...

I LOOVE kids clothes that have ears on them! that is so cute. great pics guys.

tom and jonelle said...

i agree with rosie...he looks like max....misssing you all. ILY

Jaz said...

Man if I wanted to counterfeit a visa stamp I wonder .... where on the internet could I look? hmmm...... who would post open pictures of their passport.?.....

Jaz said...

Um also .... you may have won this round rosie but one day soon I will get there first ... (I was just too busy restoring art and making up new songs on my keyboard)

Pita said...

When did he get so big and soooo cute?! He was already a handsome little guy but now he's just adorable. Can't wait to see him in just a few months!!! Just wait little Asher...your cousins are coming to descend on your peace and tranquility!