Saturday, February 27, 2010

Guess where we went today........

Well it was to the Clem7 and for those who are not local that is the name of the new tunnel and road beneath the Brisbane inner city and Brisbane River. There was an open day and you could walk in it and take a free bus ride through it. As we have been watching it being built for so long and Hamish was alway keen on knowing what they were doing and how it was done. We thought we would go along and check it all out for ourselves. We didn't walk all the way through as someone's knees wouldn't hold up to that and Mummy couldn't piggyback him for 6.8 km so a bit of a walk in and out had to do. We did make it to underneath the Ekka grounds check the picture out with Hamish. Emma enjoyed the 2 bus rides there and part of the tunnel walk and as it was nap time and the tunnel was lovely and cool she had a sleep and then woke up on the train station platform waiting to go home. Hamish took some of the photos himself.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hamish's First Day of School (Albeit a bit late)

Yes I know he has been at school now for nearly a month but our photo storage thingo went in for repairs and I never actually got to upload the first day of school photos so here they are. Hamish started school on Wednesday 23rd January and he looked very smart in his uniform and his school bag which is more like a parachute is nearly bigger than him and fully packed is rather heavey to carry. So he is getting stronger and better at carrying it on his back but school is tiring so Mum comes in handy to carry it or better still if Emma is in the pram the pram carries the bag. The traffic to school on the first day was absolutely crazy and it was a rather hot and humid day they were the only dramas. There was no tears from Mum or Hamish so that surprised everyone. After a bit of a chat from the teacher to all the children and parents Hamish was able to chose a book to read with Mum then once that was finished it was time to get down to school business so a kiss goodbye and see you at 2.30 pm. Hamish then headed straight for the tub of Lego and Mummy had to say you better ask Mrs Irving when you can play with that as she just wants you to sit on the mat now. Hamish wasn't too impressed about that but did what he was told and Mummy left a happy, brave and very grown up boy on the mat in the class with some of the other children. Others were a bit upset and crying and others were taking longer to say goodbye. Here are pictures from the first 2 days. Daddy came along for school drop off on the 2nd day as he had been in a work meeting on the first day and unable to make it.

One and oh so grown up

She might have only turned one a week ago......but she is oh so grown up. Yesterday I caught her on my mobile phone and then today she was looking after and feeding her babies, she even had to show Mama what you have to do.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday

Our little girl turned 1 on Sunday and it was a lovely party in the park and thankfully there was a bit of a breeze and lots of shade so it wasn't as hot has it has been the last week or so. We had a Butterfly Cake, little frog and ladybeetle cup cakes, tea cup biscuits and loads of other yummy afternoon tea treats and a pinata that took a bit of wacking to break (perhaps 4 layers of papier mache was too many). Now at 1 year old she can climb the stairs and come back down them safetly, she eats almost anything we give her and still asks for more, she says hello, walks while hanging onto us or something and will stand on her own for a few seconds. She is a determined little Miss and we love having her around. She weighs 9.3kg and is 75 cm tall, she still only has 2 bottom teeth and a little bit of hair. What she misses out on teeth and hair she makes up for in personality she wins over all the Grandpas at the shops and is a real little socialite. She just needs to improve her sleeping as this is a weakness of hers. Thanks to all the lovely Birthday presents we now have a growing family of babies and dollys in our house and the numbers are even rivalling the trucks. She seems to love them all and has no favourites yet. She is a very lucky little girl to have so many family and friends who love her as much as we do. Happy Birthday Emma may you always be happy and sweet.