Sunday, 25 January 2015

sarah and liam's wedding

Dear Sarah,

The sense of anticipation was palpable as we all waited for you to arrive yesterday. It may have had something to do with the thunder and lightning we were hearing and seeing! Usually the groom is a little on edge waiting for his bride to arrive. Yesterday I'm pretty sure every guest was just as anxious to see you. And then you arrived and that gorgeous setting became spectacular.

We could not have been happier for you both. You are both such incredible individuals and you make the most remarkable team. Yesterday was just perfect and we felt so honored to have witnessed you both make those promises to one another.
Hope you both enjoy that ridiculously short honeymoon....see you in April!!

Doing my bit to keep the Vera Wang crisp and clean.
Em...I do believe Matt is checking you out!

 That's definitely 'a framer' girls!

Home made cookies, jam and home brew - you guys!!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

6 months

 And "KAPOW" just like that you're 6 months!

Poor Mr Birdy you really gave it to him this month.

"Take that"
 "And that...and that!"
" Talk to the hand dude...I'm off."
 " was all just a show for the camera."

Here are a few things you're doing now that I don't want to forget:
  • You can sit up! All on your own, until you get overly excited about something beyond your reach and then topple over.
  • In the middle of the night you like holding my hand when you wake and and try to put yourself back to sleep...melts my heart.
  • Your eating like a champ now. We had a bit of a shaky start a few weeks ago but you seem to have really found your appetite now. I can't seem to shovel the stuff into you fast enough. You open your mouth wide and lean forward as soon as you see the spoon.
  • The other night you got a little worked up so I tried to give you kisses on your cheek to calm you down because that seems to distract you from how upset you are. I then left my lips on your cheek as you were so still I thought you might be fallen asleep and I didn't want to wake you...when I pulled them off I saw the biggest little grin on your face as you had your eyes closed and then you opened them up and just giggled. You'd been awake the whole time but you clearly just enjoyed having me so close!! 
  • You're finally enjoying the car. You're now really great at entertaining yourself back there and you seem so much more comfortable with the whole car ride concept.
  • You really love your Daddy, you give him the biggest smiles and get all excited when you see him. I love watching you two together. He kisses your belly and tickles you and you just laugh and laugh.
  • Oh and you have two teeth...they cut through just before Christmas. I'm assuming you told Santa that "all I want for christmas are my two front teeth" cause you got them!
  • You now fall asleep on your own...sort of. If I or Dad lay next to you for about an hour or so. Which isn't too bad really cause we pretend to sleep while keeping one eye open as we watch you babble to yourself and get up on all fours as you rock and launch yourself forward attempting to work out how to crawl. Oh and when you're putting yourself to sleep at night your Dad and I joke around that you look like Willem Dafoe in Platoon, that scene were he takes about 5 min to die. You keep collapsing on the bed as you attempt to crawl. Sooo exhausted that you've got your eyes closed but you keep trying till you finally collapse on your face and fall asleep. It's rather amusing seeing how determined you are.
  • You love to smile, I catch you looking at people half smiling waiting for them to notice you and when they do you light up! I've noticed you giggle to yourself these days too. For some reason you find our bedside lamps and the chimney hilarious. Oh and you laugh when I pull funny faces in the car at you or when I say "what's wrong", and the last few days I've heard you giggling to yourself as you are trying to fall asleep. 
  • Oh you've also learned to make farting noises with your mouth, on my legs in the bath, on my shoulder while I'm holding you, on any bare skin you can find. It's pretty funny, although you seem quite focused and serious while you're doing it.
These last 6 months with you have been such a precious gift and I know your Dad and I will treasure the memories we've created with you till we're all wrinkly and grey!

 Your exhausted and smittened mamma.

Here are your photos from the previous month.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

the boathouse central park

I miss you today.

Thank you for being such a great husband and dad.  

Remember this?

A few memories:
It was such a hot day!
The guy who was clearly on a first date sitting in the boat the wrong way and trying to row it...with his shirt off. So funny.
The Japanese camera crew who stopped us for an interview "how did you hear about this place" "umm in New York?"
The looks I got walking around Central Park with my left index figure in a bottle of water - cause I'd burnt it on the ghd that morning. Ahh the price I pay for curls!

Friday, 16 January 2015

moments in december

 I've been meaning to blog so much stuff over the last month and a bit but I either haven't had the time or have just been too exhausted! So here is a massive catch up blog of a whole bunch of different moments over the last month. 

Yep, I now understand why I haven't blogged. I'm feeling exhausted just looking at these photos!

3rd December - Your first taste of rice cereal.
...clearly you were impressed with it's utterly bland taste!
I think the banana was more to your liking. We're still working on the food thing, some days you're keen other days not so much.
4th December - The tiles in the backyard got layed and this was the first time your tinny little feet stood on them. Dad held you...
...and yes you peed as soon as you stood up.
Later that night I went out for Christmas drinks with all your friends mums...yes we snuck out and got dressed up and drank wine while you were all sleeping. I know so sneaky of us!
5th December - Nana and Pop dropped by for a bit of a play in the afternoon.
You were kinda happy about that!
6th December - Dad and I documented Sarah and Matt's wedding. You were right by our side for the whole thing...we'll sort of. Baba and Dedo were looking after you.
That was such a big day and you were such a little legend, we were so proud of you!
12th December - You slept with your little arms out. I know this sounds like a silly thing to document but it's a big achievement in our world at the moment! This is another one of those little things were working on at the moment.
13th December - Your Auntie Mannesha got you these shoes from NY and you've pretty much worn them everyday since - cause your cute chubby little ankles are so cute in them!
The Westies gave you this shirt and I love miso soup so seeing you in this shirt is all sorts of awesome for me!! You finally fit into it so you wore it to church that morning with your cute little new shoes. Yes Dad and I looked like dags next to you.
14th December - First splash around in the new outdoor bath!!! We've had soooo much fun with you in that "tea cup" over the last few weeks!
Apparently you like the taste of stone.
 Oh you two...stop it! My lens can only handle so much cuteness.
15th December - Christmas Carols in the park, you were nice and comfy with Dedo...
...while Dad was up on stage leading the band.
17th December - Your playgroup Christmas Party, complete with a "pram train" through Oatley!
18th December - My 30th Birthday.
20th December - Birthday festivities continued on Sydney Harbour.
21st December - Christmas lunch at Sarah and Liam's
...followed by birthday festivities for Grandma and I.
22nd December - Christmas dinner with friends at our place.
23rd December - Santa photos with Santa. Although I'm starting to think who needs Santa when you're taking photos of a little guys who's that cute!
 24th December - Christmas Eve lunch at Baba and Dedo's. 
 Followed by your first ever Christmas Eve service, yes you were a little amazed by the whole show. I think I watched you and your reactions more than the show itself.
 25th December - You and Dad on Christmas morning... be continued.