Sunday, November 25, 2007

Long time no update!

OK, this time we'll start with a few photos and then update with the latest Bird news :)

Miss Erin contemplating pouncing on Possum the cat.

Wondering what mummy is pointing the camera at her for :P

Trying to get a glimpse of the "baa baa" next door - our neighbours have a goat named Spirit that Erin just loves to bits!

So we are now well into the 'silly season' and the weather has been particularly good - we have had lots of outings to local parks on the weekend and Erin especially loves going down slides. Only four weeks or so until Christmas too - crazy! We have arranged most of Erin's gifts and there will be photos coming, some of it is furniture from The Giddy Giraffe

Roland is still hard at work as usual, and juggling squash during the week and usually plays 2-3 games unless there is a tournament on (in which case he will play more). We have his work's Christmas party to attend next Friday, which will certainly be interesting! The first time we will have been out together and Erin-less in a little while.

Besides Erin-wrangling, I have been trying to devote some of my spare time to my new "business" venture, feel free to check out the website - Mama Bird Designs Although I will still be looking for paid employment to start in the new year.

As far as new things in Erin-world go, she is just motoring ahead and LOVES to talk - some of it we can understand and the rest is in Erinese ;) Her favorite things at the moment are butterflies and pussy cats.

And even though it's a little while away yet, it looks like we will be going on our first overseas holiday as a family in June / July 2008 - four weeks in Canada, yay! On one hand we are very excited, but on the other hand it is going to be a very interesting experience travelling with a nearly 2 year old.

That's about it for now though, so until next time please take care :)

Lots of love,
Jacquie, Roland and Erin

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happy (belated) Halloween!

OK so Halloween isn't so much of a big thing here in NZ, but we decorated this year anyway! Here are a few photos:


Front door

'Ed' the skeleton

Ghosts and bats


Front gate

We're not sure whether we actually had any trick or treaters this year though, because we ended up going out for dinner and didn't get back until a little bit later. We did leave a note on the door though, to wish all the kids a safe and happy Halloween.

Take care everyone!

Love Jax, Roland & Erin