Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year - Bring on 2007 !!

As you can see Erin really enjoys her rusks (for teething), and especially ones with Marmite on top that she can paint her face with !

No major New Years Eve plans for us, except for a nice relaxed BBQ with a couple of friends.

Take care everyone and be safe,

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Me & My Daddy

Love you lots Daddy !!

From your Erin-munchkin

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas Day pics !

As promised, here are some snapshots of our Christmas Day festivities - held for the first time ever at our house !!

Erin sporting her "dazed and confused" look...

Ever so gracefully attempting to 'unwrap' her presents... (Santa was VERY generous...)

Trish / Pat (nana) & Jax

As you can see, Miss Erin has discovered The Thumb.

Trish / Pat & our two Canadian guests, Lynn (R) & Linda (L)

Jax, Erin & Trish's friend Felicity

That's all for now folks, take care.

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Erin in her Jolly Jumper !

This video was taken a little while ago, but I promise we'll have more recent stuff soon, plus all the photos from Christmas Day. In the meantime, enjoy !

Take care, Love from Jax, Roland and Erin

PS - Sorry some of it is so dark, it was our first time using the camera, and other attempts have been much better (honest!).

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Holidays !!

Wow, things have been so crazy this last week, we will do a bigger update after Boxing Day - promise !! In the meantime, here is Erin's first Santa photo (well, photo of a photo, since we don't have a scanner - d'oh). Enjoy !!

Take care folks & Merry Christmas !!

Love Jax, Roland and Erin

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Last week, this weekend, the silly season and even MORE photos !!

So there has been a lot of Christmas decorating at our place this last week, and in case you missed it earlier, here is the "before" shot of our Christmas tree:

And now, the "after" shot - fully decorated !

We also did up the chimney a little...

Mommy also thought she might try and go to the mall for "just a little bit" of shopping today - BAD IDEA. 20 minutes just to try and find a parking space, and then once she got inside it was pretty packed. However, the end result was this:

If you think that's cute - just wait until you see her actual Christmas Day outfit ;-)

Erin is still dribbling like a waterfall, we're hoping to see a tooth or two by the end of next month. Erin can also sit up now, and gets lots of practice at it - although we do need to work on getting her to stay up longer (and her sense of balance), she topples over after about 30 seconds. She has also *finally* figured out how to roll from her back to her tummy and then back again, we are so proud of her !

Last Friday we bought ourselves a digital video camera too, so very very soon there will be actual moving footage of Erin & mommy & daddy, once we've done a bit of editing. Exciting stuff.

And mommy finally got behind the camera, for a couple of photos of Erin with her Daddy !

In the shower, getting all nice and clean !

Being towelled off...

All done !

Tomorrow (Sunday) we might try and go for a walk up to the local cafe in the morning, it's been a while since we were last there. Then, at around lunchtime Grandad Ted and Jo are coming for a visit, so it will be good to catch up with them. Monday is a playdate for Erin with two other babies around her age - so expect even more photos. The rest of the week will hopefully be relatively relaxed, because before we know it - it will be Christmas !

Anyway, that's all for now - take care folks !!

Love Jax, Roland and Erin

Monday, December 11, 2006

A couple of photos for Pat's Canadian friends (aka my mum !!)

Nana and Erin...
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Tired Erin !
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Take care folks,

Love Jax, Roland & Erin (& Pat !!)

More photos, & happenings from last week & w/end.

It has been a VERY a busy week and weekend indeed, following our arrival home from Sydney...

We have started deorating for Christmas... although I know this isn't a very exciting photo, I will have an "after" one soon, hopefully tonight !

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I don't think Erin was too impressed with her antlers!

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We have also installed a nicer and much more practical carseat for Erin, which should hopefully last her until she is 3-4 years old.

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As for her new high chair, I think the photos speak for themselves !! She is on "solids" twice a day now and this makes it easier for either parent to feed her, instead of one to hold her down, and one to TRY and get the food in LOL

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Now that summer is here, we have also decided that it was time to invest in a new BBQ... although hopefully the weather holds out ! We will even be able to do our Xmas day turkey on it !

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Erin's first time in her Jolly Jumper - I'm sure she'll get the hang of it eventually...

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And because Jax was sick of toys EVERYWHERE... we bought some nifty (and cheap!) storage drawers for keeping Erin's toys in, much easier to vacuum our lounge now too.

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More photos to come as more decorating is done for the silly season, but I think it's time to take another break from the computer for a while... have been at it all day so far, in between taking care of the munchkin. (Almost feels like having a job again! - says Jax)

Take care folks,

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Finally, an update - and LOTS of photos !!

Our deepest apologies for not posting in such a long time, we had a two week holiday in Australia to visit family & friends - and then this past week has been fairly hectic too. Only two weeks until Christmas, yikes ! Anyway, on with the photos from our trip.

Erin and mum 'lunching' at Manly.

Nappy change at the beach !

Uncle Roland and his little niece Zara (also at Manly).

Erin and mummy packing a sad at Manly.

Erin's cousin Zara giving us a cheeky grin.

Cousin Zara looking out the front window.

Zara up to mischief with her mum's digital camera !

Mum blowing raspberries on Erin's tummy.

Erin, her Uncle Alex, and Zara (Alex = Zara's dad).

Miss Erin Pumpkinface !

Find the Cockatoo ;-)

Zara and the "Spaghetti Incident" !

The floor under Zara after the Spaghetti Incident !

The cleanup crew - aka Samba the dog !

Erin and Aunty Dani

Erin and our friend Eilish

Eilish and Jax

Erin all tucked up on the ferry from Manly to central Sydney.

Zara and Uncle Jason

Zara and her little cousin Bree.

Bree and Erin

A tiger fish - one of the many specimen on display during our visit to Oceanworld, in Manly.

Glad we're not the ones who have to clean those teeth !

Daddy trying to teach Erin to hold her own bottle.

Erin and mummy getting ready for Erin's first swim in salt water.

"I'm not having fun anymore, get me out NOW !!" says Erin...

Zara, Erin and mum (Jax)

So beautiful and well behaved - Ebony (R) and Samba (L)

And for the moment folks, that's it - there have been a few things happening in the last week since we got back, and this weekend, but might save them for tomorrow as we need a bit of a break from the computers !!

Take care,

Love Jax, Roland and Erin