Saturday, December 19, 2009

December snapshots

Merry Christmas (tree!)

Santa's (not so little anymore) Helper

Some kindy artwork by our clever big girl that got sent away and made into a calendar!

Keira & Erin

A future model in the making?

Daddy & Keira

Erin fast asleep buried under all the couch cushions!

All our love for the holiday season,
Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

November Photo Retrospective

Keira, Erin & Nana Trish

Keira & Erin



Mummy, Erin & Keira

More updates to come very soon, promise !!

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Our summer gardening efforts have begun!

This is mostly a photo post, but there should be captions for most things... and most of the credit goes to Roland for digging and planting everything, I just helped pick what went where then took the pics!

Lots of Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Sunday, October 04, 2009

New photos of Tiny Girl & the Big Sister

Lots of Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Adventures in gardening

A few weeks ago I was greeted by Erin coming home from kindergarten holding a little paper cup full of dirt... well ok, not just dirt but apparently a tiny little sunflower seed too, that we were under instruction to take care of so it would grow into a big flower.

Well so far it is making very good progress, so here are the first of the photos into Erin's own little gardening journey...

We will definitely be keeping you all posted on this one! :)

Lots of Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Nana's Training Camp?

Look what Erin got up to at her Nana's - such a good helper!

Lots of Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Deja vu...

So we've been getting this wierd sense of deja vu lately, but it wasn't until today that we figured out why...

That's Erin on the right at about twelve weeks old, and Keira on the left at nearly 8 weeks old now.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Photo update!

Erin, Daddy & Keira

Working hard at keeping that head up!
Little Miss Smiley Pants

Hopefully there will be a few more to come soon, if the fine weather keeps up and we make it out to the zoo this weekend!
Lots of Love,
Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Sunday, August 30, 2009

One Month!

It still seems so surreal - yesterday (August 29th) marked our full first month with Keira, amazing! She is still an absolute delight, is making an effort now on occasion to lift her head when she's on her tummy, and the baby 'gurgles' have also started to surface.

Big Sister is back at kindy having fully recuperated from her chest infection, and enjoying it to the full - we are going to have to make space this week for all the artwork she has been bringing home too.

Here are a couple more recent photos of the girls...

We have also started making some vague plans for *gasp* Christmas! We are looking forward to a family gathering in Taupo, mostly Roland's relatives, which should definitely be entertaining (and a good break away from the usual humdrum).
Well that's all for now, take care folks!
Love Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira

Sunday, August 23, 2009

How time flies...

So this week we'll be coming up to a whole MONTH with Keira, time seems to be going a bit quicker this time around, but she has just slotted into our family so naturally.
Generally things at home are reasonably quiet as we are still having broken nights, although nothing we can't seem to cope with.
Erin is getting over a bit of a chest infection / cold, but will be back at kindergarten this week, and Roland has a full plate with work as always.
Anyway, we got out Erin's old playmat with arches and dangly toys today to see what Keira would think, and so far so good! Here are a few photos for your enjoyment...

All our love,
Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome to the World!

Just thought we'd finally make an update here to announce that on Wednesday morning (29 July) at 9:33am, at home after 2.5 hours of labour, weighing 7lb 3oz - Keira Marie was born !!

Here is a photo, and we promise more details (and photos) soon :)

Mum & Dad are pretty pleased with themselves, and Erin is doing an excellent job of being a big sister.

All our love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to our wonderful 3 year old !!

Someone we know turned 3 on Monday, but we celebrated the night before... here are a couple of snapshots!

Happy Birthday to our not so little girl !!

All our love from Mummy, Dadda & your soon to be Baby Sister xoxo

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Nana Trisha's Birthday !!

Well, it was technically yesterday, but Nana Trisha was busy with a course all day and we celebrated tonight instead with a yummy thai takeaway dinner.

Happy Birthday Nana Trisha !!

Love Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Baby Bird v2

Thursday, April 30, 2009

More renovation photos...

All of the cove / architraves / edging is finished now too, and one coat of gibstopping done - one more coat of that to go, then sanding, then painting - yay!

So as mentioned before, the next steps after this should be putting the carpet back down, sorting out curtains, and moving furniture back in.

Lots of love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & the bump xoxo

It's hard work being a nearly 3 year old...

And of course I was sitting here wondering why it was so quiet! ;)


Lots of love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & the bump xoxo

Erin's new trike!

A big thank you to Nana Trish for this - she is still learning to pedal and steer properly, but will get there with plenty of time and practice I'm sure!

Lots of love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & the bump xoxo

Easter '09

We didn't let her eat the whole thing, honest! ;) (It last all three of us a good couple of weeks in the end, and yes it was hollow!)

Hope all of you out there had a great Easter too!

Lots of love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & the bump xoxo

Monday, April 13, 2009

Renovation photos as promised

Things have progressed a little further still since these photos were actually taken, as Roland has since finished the insulation and the majority of the wiring (except for the ceiling stuff).

So now the GIB for the walls needs to go up, then painting, then carpet - and the baby's room will be done! One day when she's a bit older the two girls will *hopefully* share a room.
Lots of Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & The Bump xoxo


Apologies for the thoroughly unexciting title ;)

Just a few snippets of news to update everyone with, and then I will get on with making some more photo posts!

Lots of good news - Erin is now finally toilet trained during the day, and we are pretty much able to dispense with nappies (diapers) altogether, except for night times. We have a sticker chart in the toilet for #2 that seems to be working really well, and more often than not she prefers to sit on the 'big toilet' rather than use her training seat.

Roland is making great progress too with the renovations on the spare room, all the insulation is done and pictures will come in a seperate entry I think.

We also had a fairly exciting Easter, with a 6:45am wakeup call to say that "Mummy! Daddy! LOOK! There's a present in the lounge!" Fortunately for us it only comes once a year as the chocolate overload was a bit too much to handle and we all ended up having an afternoon nap.

OH - and I keep thinking of it but forgetting to actually type it, but I think I have neglected to mention that we are going to be having another pink one, so Erin is going to be the Big Sister to a highly anticipated Little Sister.

Anyway, that's about all I can think of for now... 'see' you all again soon!

Lots of Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & The Bump xoxo

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Love Jacquie, Roland, Erin & The Bump xoxo

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Quick photo update :)

Daddy's Girl

24 weeks!

More updates to come soon!

All our love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & The Bump

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Holy tomatoes batman!

This is what currently fills our kitchen windowsill / bench... and doesn't even cover the masses that we have already eaten, or given away to friends and neighbours! Our tomato plants have just gone mad - we're going to have to find a decent tomato paste recipe soon just to make a bit of a dent... there are at least 20-30 more still growing / ripening out on the vines too.

And some wee 'mini' capsicums that we discovered growing... I say 'discovered' because we thought the capsicum plant had been dwarfed by our uber tomato plants - but there are another two little tiny buds on the capsicum plant still to come as well.

Our only problem thus far has been stink bugs, but they haven't done *too* much damage fortunately. We also harvested some potatoes, broccoli and celery earlier in the season but no photos of those sorry.

Love from Jacquie, Roland & Erin xoxo

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We go to creche about three times a week here in lieu of daycare / kindy. Well, mummy goes to yoga / swimming / gym and Erin goes to creche... but anyway!

She absolutely adores it, the staff are great, the facilities are excellent, and this way we both get some time out doing things we like and are relatively undisturbed by each other.
Here are some snaps I took with my new fangled camera, of our big girl (and cheesy poser) on her way to, and at said creche.

If it's not too wet to go outside, Erin tries her best to monopolise the tyre swing... although not often for actual sitting / swinging!

There are often issues convincing Erin to leave creche at the end of the session, but more often than not the situation is quickly remedied by the promise of coming back again.

Love Jacquie, Roland & Erin xoxo