Friday, August 20, 2010

My Baby Girl is growing up!

I've just finished making a special 6th birthday card to remind Ginger Rose of all the fun she's had this year.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Why the house is muddy...

The poor child and dog have been incarcerated for too long by rain and heavy equipment, so today the little guy escaped with his helicopter and I didn't have the heart to stop him. I put the child, helicopter and clothing straight through a shower because that grey stuff is filthy!
Definitely not much fun for playing in ... but that will change once the planned riding circuit's in place.
These are the new tiles - travertine.
It's going to look great but just now it's horrible!
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Six months old

Everybody says it, and it's so true - time flies when you're having fun. Six months feels like the blink of an eye!

Briar Rose has discovered the joys of baby wearing, claiming that he weighs less in a sling.
The Last Baby is developing a personality. He's a bit cheeky and a whole lot of sweet! And he's totally sure that he's the centre of the universe.
We started solids right on six months old. To the day. So I didn't forget another milestone.
Mashed avocado. It seems that those baby experts who claim a teaspoon or so is all a baby will eat to start were wrong wrong wrong! I couldn't keep mashing fast enough ... and the whole apple I steamed on Day 5 planning to store a couple of serves from was devoured on the spot!
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Another tooth bites the dust

First week of the holidays
Second week of the holidays
She's grown fangs! Let's hope she has new ones by Christmas!
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Gratuitous Grandma Photo

We've had visits from all four grandparents these holidays, but I've only remembered to grab the camera once! This is THE gratuitous grandparent photo!
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A trip to the aviary

The big boys are in Sydney so we're playing tourists at home. Today we visited the local aviary.

They gave us plenty of apple to feed the birds with.

After a slow start, even the little guy started feeling brave enough to hand feed a lorikeet or two.
I didn't have any food so was surprised when I had a few birds come sit on my shoulder for a chat. We decided it might be my long hair - and after Briar Rose let her hair down as well, she was able to entice a few onto her shoulder as well.

Ginger Rose thought it was just wonderful! The little boys and I headed off to a playground leaving the girls on their own for an extra thirty minutes of bird play.

It didn't take long for Briar Rose to become very proficient at attracting and handling the birds. She really has a knack (probably gets it from her father) and was able to "share" birds with some of the other visiting littlies.

All in all, definitely a worthwhile place to visit!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Ginger Rose is home from school today, so we had a photographer for bath time.

The Little Prince has not once been allowed in the tummy tub but is eternally hopeful. Lest anybody think I'm a total killjoy, I'll point out that I've never objected to him bathing in the tummy tub ... just not WITH the baby!

This is the Last Baby making a rolling break for freedom! He can only roll from back to front so far, but gets a good wriggle up with it and can move his bare bottom away from his playmat in no time at all! As The Little Prince is currently toilet training, my carpet cleaning routine is almost perfected.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Four months old

Today we found some leggings from Grandma L and tried them on straight away! They fit with just one cuff roll, so are a perfect size to get through winter.

We baked orange and leftover easter egg muffins. I think we might have somebody keen to start solids sooner rather than later. The Little Prince is not wearing any clothes because he didn't want to. At least in that photo he's wearing a nappy...
And guess who learned to roll from back to front? Unfortunately he's forgotten how to roll from front to back!
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Sunday, May 09, 2010


I couldn't fit my favourite breakfast photos on the last post:

The Little Prince has discovered a new taste - croissant with butter and jam. Yum.

Ginger Rose and The Little Prince were first to the table and last to leave!

The Last Baby didn't make it through breakfast.

Mother's Day

Nothing like a sleep in then being woken with cuddles and chai!

And presents - did I mention presents?

Including a brand new super dooper even smaller camera from my gorgeous husband :) .

And so many beautiful gifts from the girls - even a box to keep them in!

Ah the bliss!

Breakfast with an Oprah theme - Possum duct taped choccies under my chair and apologised for not having a car to go with them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dog Training

Suki was a little bemused at being tied up and "taught" to shake hands. Which seems to involve her letting Ginger Rose pick up a paw and wave it around. But so long as there was food involved, she was happy.
It got seriously cute when Ginger Rose started teaching The Little Prince the fine art of dog training. This involves holding onto the dog treats not spreading them over the ground.
Suki didn't mind at all. And has now been trained to sit and eat from the children's hands.
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Saturday, April 03, 2010


With the colder days, it's time to play with craft again! Briar Rose crocheted and decorated this cute "doll" for The Last Baby.
It's very soft and he clearly enjoys playing with it.
Tonight she started work on a crocheted bag.
And I started work on a crocheted blankie for The Last Baby :).
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Rescuing the lamb

How cute is this? Ginger Rose has just learnt how to climb this tree and has just loved playing out a variety of scenarios that require her to "rescue" the lamb (out on a limb to the right).
This scenario ended with her climbing down and knocking the lamb out of the tree with a broom.
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