Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year!!!

HO HO!!!
Wishing you all (not sure if anyone is still reading this, but anyway...) a very happy New Year!!! We had a very busy end of year 2009 with renovations and a new job for Col as well as Emma getting quiet sick, but hopefully 2010, the year of the Tiger, woooohhooooo, will bring more peace and relaxed times.
Emma had to get a CAT scan under general as well as an EEG as she had what seemed to be a fit but so far all tests have come back clear and I am now wiser in knowing that babies have a tendency to have a fit when they have a high temperature. All the weird things about the human body you learn when you have a baby!
There is no doubt that Emma is keeping us on our toes and one can never be sure what the next day will bring. Other than this scare, which was more traumatising for us, than for Em, we are all really good and are loving the new home and I guess you could even say new life. Nothing beats watching your child grow up and gosh it happens sooooooo fast. Emma is taking her first attempts at walking and has already mastered to run with the walker. Next month she will be already 1!!! Not sure yet what we will do, but I think a house warming and birthday bash for Col and Emma is well in order.
We speant xmas with Col's parents in Tassie. We ate cherries off the tree and chased all the animals with Emma squealing in delight. Col's granny on his mothers side is now in a nursing home in Swansea, as she has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. So the 3 of us went on a road trip to Swansea to visit granny Florence, which was well worth the trip. Emma entertained half of the nursing home with ease and Florence finally met her great-grand-daughter. She has forgotten that we visited but it was nevertheless worth the trip to see her happy and giggly the 2 days that we were there.
Here plenty of pics. Enjoy!

Time with dad

Passed out in the highchair during lunch after a swim in the morning. Ha, ha... got ya!

Into shelves and everything she can get her hands on!


Passed out in the car.

Who does she look like? I say mini Col...

In hospital after the general

Emma smurf getting ready for the EEG

Wired for the EEG

This is the best time of the day!

In Tassie!

Eating cherries

Meeting the goats!

Going for a walk

Hmmmmm. More cherries

Granny Florence

In Swansea
Tasmania is incredibly beautiful. Here some scenic pics of Oyster Bay.

Slowly getting ready for xmas. Emma's mad hair...

Emma chewing an a rusk

First taste of chocolate

We like to walk

Ready for that pose now...

Slowly getting there...

We have spent the last 2 momths cleaning up the backyard, painting the living room, decorating Emma's room and renovating our upstairs bedroom. We are very happy and are getting into renovating. Here the most recent pictures...

View from the backyard

Bottom deck

Living room

Plastering upstairs, before hanging the wallpaper, painting and new carpet

Room complete!

The kitchen

The office!

Emma's room with some wallstickers

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Emma's first kiss

Emma's first kiss...
In the walker...

cheeky monkey
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Some pics of the new neighbourhood

Plan is that this will be me soon!
One of the many beautiful homes on Flinders Parade.
More Flinders Parade...

Col having a fish for whiting

Friday, 6 November 2009

Emma's first swim in the local pool

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Friday, 2 October 2009

The parents retreat!!!

Here a couple of pics of the upstairs area and I think the best part of the house... I would be happy just to live up here! And maybe we will... just need to organise a bar fridge from somewhere.

Our own 'small' deck...

Ocean glimpses from the top deck

The master bedroom
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