Monday, February 08, 2010


This blog is in temporary shutdown. I started it to keep my friends up to date with things I am up to, but now there is such a thing as status updates I find I hardly use this blog anymore.

Arohanui :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

tacky but I like it!

Here is a cool video just for Charlotte all the way from the North Pole.

My boob out on the internet

It's OK Mum, it's just a breastfeeding photo competition.
Choose Wellington region and browse to find me on the beach at Scorching Bay!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last year I was the baby Jesus

This year - the best angel EVER.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

So while Sam is up in Auckland having the Best Time Ever, I am at home with Charlotte and a tummy bug. Bleurg.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

What we've been up to recently

Took some more pics of the babe. Hasn't she grown!!

Tried on the Wedding dress to see if it still fits. Amazingly it does :)

Sam's anniversary present to me - tidying the 'spare' room.

Before: Magazines galore, a sewing cabinet, models and a
workbench for Sam, and a lot of detritus.

Charlotte helping sort the magazines.

After: Aah, that's better!

Oh yeah, a few weeks ago I got a medal from the Bishop of Wellington for service to the choir for 25 years. Guess that makes me old. (I think there's a reason the ribbon is grey!) Charlotte will probably get her medal in 24 years or so.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Looooook into my eyyyyyyeeeessss...

.... buy some peppeeeeeerrrrrr....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where did that year go?

Charlotte is now one. It's been a challenging year, but also incredibly rewarding. We have been showered with love, baby clothes, help, advice, toys... and have recieved it all very gratefully (ok maybe not *all* the advice!).

She continues to improve with her eating and is now able to eat weetbix and porridge without it going through a sieve first. She can eat malt biscuits if she takes very small bites and chews well with her six teeth. She can eat the same food as us if you put it in the blender first, or do things like bite the end off the chip or piece of roast kumara and squeeze out all the yummy squishy stuff! She also likes cupcake icing.

She can swim under water, but needs someone to pull her up above the water at the end of her swim. She stands unaided and is *so* close to walking. She has taken a few steps between the two of us, but usually needs catching at the end to avoid a forehead bruise! She says Mama, Dad, Nana, up, hello, and seems to speak a language I can't understand the rest of the time.

She has grown about 20cm since being born and has put on about 5 kilos. Not much, but she is in proportion according to the Plunket Nurse. With parents like hers she was never going to be tall anyway :)

She still wears 3-6 month and 6-9 month clothes, and is the smallest baby in the antenatal group, but she definitely has the biggest place in my heart.