And Tim has his first haircut!
I had previously offered to trim some of his hair with my clippers, as (like his father) he gets very hot in the summer months, and it was starting to get a little messy in places. However, Irina was a little nervous about this, and wanted his first haircutting experience to be from a professional. Understandable. Anyway, Ira heard of a lady who worked in the Khan Shatyr shopping centre who specialized in cutting small children’s hair, so we popped over to check her out. She has a big toy car for them to sit in, a DVD player with cartoons to distract and, probably most importantly, a lot of patience.
Tim was OK for the first couple of minutes (Anna’s hair dresser said many small children get freaked out and think they are being attacked, so she didn’t cut very small kids’ hair), but then really didn’t like it. We didn’t ask for anything too brutal in terms of length, just a tidy up and enough taken away to keep him cool in bed. Anyway, see the following pictures and video for the result…
Just Before The Haircut
First Ever Haircut In Progress
After The Haircut, About To Have Tea
(I’ll upload and embed the videos tomorrow, I need some sleep!)
Remembered that because I have the TwitterTools plugin disabled right now (still got a couple of thousand posts to manually tag, and with the plugin activated, each newly tagged post would initiate a tweet) that a few tweets and associated pictures have not yet made it to this blog…
The first three are from Chubary last weekend, at the in-laws.
Irina, Tim And Anna On The Swing In Chubary
Anna's Garden House, Freshly Redecorated
And Turn To The Right
Here we have Tim chewing on one of his toys at home…
Tim On Our Carpet
And here we have a couple of quick videos I shot whilst attempting to compare direct YouTube uploads to videos sent to PockeTwit’s configured video service (I had to change from posterous as there are still “technical issues” when trying to use their domain here in Kazakhstan). The first is lower resolution, via PockeTwit, with the second one being from YouTube.
Finally, there is this video shot in Hapyland (the renamed Babylon children’s play area in Mega). I had already taken Anna on her first ever dodgems (bumper cars) ride, but she wanted to go again, so Irina took over driving duties. (Luckily) Anna couldn’t reach the pedals, so she was a passenger with occasional steering assistance. In true Kazakh style, one naughty driver can be seen using her mobile phone as she drives 🙂
Having turned the plugin back on, it apparently picks up old tweets and automatically publishes them here, sort of making this post a little redundant. As I’ve now written this out and embedded the pictures, I’ll just leave the old tweets as plain text, and publish this as planned.
Shot yesterday (12th November 2011), here we have Irina, Tim & Anna along with Gwen here at home. I’ve just noticed there seems to be a problem with the resolution, I’ll have to fiddle with some settings on the phone, sorry about that.
Last week (the 6th of November 2011), we all went for a quick drive over to Port Talbot beach, as the weather was very warm and we realized we hadn’t been by the sea for a while…
After a long walk with Tim and Gwen up to the end of the beach and back, we decided that some fish and chips had been earned. Anna was on her best behaviour, I’m really glad we made it out.