Monday, April 30, 2007

Toothy pegs

So the latest update on the teething front is that Erin is sprouting not just one new tooth, but two at once ! Take a look:

She's going to need some top teeth soon, but hopefully there will be a bit of a break in between.

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Just for cousin Julia !!

We were taking a few photos today and thought we would take a picture of one of Erin's special custom-made diapers... yep, it's Dora !!

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Monday, April 23, 2007

Whoops, forgot to add that...

We had a visit to our Plunket nurse the other day (child health people), and Erin was weighed and measured etc. She is now 8.7kgs (about 19lbs) and 73cms long !! So it looks like she has been doing some very serious growing of late. The nurse said her fine motor skills seemed to be developing very well etc, she is reaching all the milestones that she is meant to, and luckily for us is still sleeping through then night from about 7:30pm.

Over and out,

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

For your viewing pleasure...

As you can see, someone has turned out to be a bit of a poser... ;)

Take care folks,

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

A new Sunday tradition...

So lately on Sunday afternoons we've created a new Bird family tradition by going out after lunch to see some... uh... birds ! Hehehe. To be more precise however, we have a lovely park that is about 5 minutes drive away and next door to our local sugar refinery, and there are lots of ducks, seagulls and swans that live there. Erin has just recently realised that the ducks are "real" and enjoys flapping her arms back at them, making various duck-like noises, and eating the bread that we are meant to feed them. The Sunday before last however, one of the big ducks decided that Erin had to share her bread... and took it right out of her hand as she was putting it into her mouth !! Jax took a quick photo of the culprit with her cellphone:

Anyway, after we're done feeding the ducks we usually detour by a local cafe on our way home, they do very very good coffees and hot chocolates.

This Sunday was a relatively quiet one however, Roland put up some more underfloor insulation so that our house is nice and warm and dry for the upcoming winter. Although that said, today is lovely and sunny !!

The other major news is that Miss Erin's second tooth is on it's way, which has meant a bit of grumpyness, but nothing too major.

We are also looking forward very much to Grandma Sandra's visit in two weeks, although there is still a bit of tidying up yet to be done...

That's about it for now folks, might put up a few photos a bit later on :)

Take care,

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Play date

We had a busy week last week as you may have guessed, here are some photos of Erin & a couple of her friends playing at our place (while their mummies had a nice relaxing cup of tea and a good chat!).

Erin & Zamara

Erin & Scarlett

Scarlett (aka Squishy)

Zamara (aka Monkey)

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Granddad Ted & Jo visit

Last weekend Granddad Ted & Jo came down from Snells Beach to visit us and have afternoon tea.

As you can see, Miss Erin thoroughly enjoyed herself and all the attention she got ;)

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Dress ups !

About two and a half weeks ago Erin & Jax went to PixiFoto, because we had received a voucher for a free photo session. Erin was so well behaved, loved all the different costumes and props, and did some wonderful smiles for the camera. Well, yesterday Jax went to see how the photos turned out - and they were all fantastic ! It was so hard to choose which ones to buy, but here are the two best ones.

Erin the fairy

Erin the bumble bee

Now the next part of our mission is to find some nice frames for the pictures to go in, and then somewhere to hang them up.

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Happy Easter !!

Happy Easter everyone !!

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Friday, April 06, 2007

The giant baby eating bean bag !

Thanks to Aunty Gen for the kind donation ! (This is where daddy puts Erin for "time out" so she can't escape!)

Today we have also discovered that Erin is a Hi-5 fan, breakfast this morning was spent with Erin's neck craning desperately towards the TV while mummy tried to get breakfast in without spilling all over the carpet.

That is pretty much it, our day was lovely and relaxing, and we managed to squeeze in watching World Trade Center on DVD - not *toooo* bad for a Nicholas Cage flick.

Take care everyone !

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Oops !

Apologies for not updating things in a while, life has been pretty busy for all of us ! Roland has been busy at work, although for all the extra time he has been putting in they have given him (us) a gift of a nice dinner out courtesy of his company.

Jax & Erin have been busy too, lots of appointments and visits - places to go and people to see ;)

We also had a visit to the doctor the other day to make sure Erin didn't have a throat or ear infection, as she has decided her bottle isn't as interesting anymore - but Angela (our doctor) said that she is in tip top shape and perfectly healthy, and that some babies go through a stage like this at her age. Speaking of age, we can hardly believe that Erin is going to be a whole nine months old in a week ! Time sure flies.

At the doctors office Erin was also weighed and measured, she is now 8.3kgs (18lbs ish) and 72 cms long - she has been doing a lot of growing in the last couple of months. The latest developmental milestone is that she can finally crawl forwards instead of backwards, and is pretty darn fast ! Fortunately for mum & dad she isn't pulling herself up to stand on the furniture yet, so we don't have to rescue our CDs & DVDs just yet (although no doubt it will be soon).

Sadly we haven't got any new photos yet, but there are plenty waiting to be loaded from the camera onto the computer, so hopefully they will be up tonight or tomorrow.

Meanwhile, watch out for bunny rabbits scurrying about... and we hope everyone has a good Easter !!

Love Jax, Roland & Erin