Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photos as promised!

Here are some photos of the handwriting Erin has been so diligently practising:

We are so proud of her !!

The weather here has also been improving ever so slowly, and we have been able to muck around outside a bit more:

That's all for now folks !!

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ACK! October already!

I'll make this short and sweet, since I'm not sure how much time I have to type unhindered.

The latest in Official News is that we finally have teeth! Or rather, Keira finally has teeth - they started cutting at 13.5months old, and believe it or not three of her one year old molars decided to arrive at once. It has been a bit of a slow and bumpy process, and now almost six weeks later it looks like the next bunch are coming through - but I will confirm that at a later date since I am not 100% sure.

As for Miss Erin, she is enjoying morning kindy as much as ever, and is really into writing and practicing her letters at the moment. It has really hit home lately how quickly she is growing up, and just how soon she will be at school - only 9 months to go !!

Roland has started a new job, and it is keeping him out of trouble - although he is managing to escape the asylum once again to go back to squash on Thursdays, which is all good since what better to relieve stress than a bit of good exercise?

I'll put some photos up of us all soon, we have had various issues with both cameras / cables / chargers / batteries etc, but once that's sorted - watch this space ;)

Love to you all,
Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira XOXO

Monday, September 06, 2010

Funny Face Baby

So we started to notice that Keira has this "thing", where she makes a pretend surprised face - usually when someone drops something on the ground (either by accident or on purpose). It's funnier than it sounds in text though, so we finally caught it on video - the best bit is right at the end so keep watching ;)

Love Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The best toy ever...

... is still a good old cardboard box!

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Splish Splash...

.... we have a bath !!

Just thought I'd share these cute bath pix taken a couple nights ago, it is an absolute joy to watch the girls just mucking about with each other, especially after over four years of only having a shower stall.

(Yes, that is big sister having a big meltdown in the background, she loves her baths SO much she is not usually that keen to get out!)

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Big Switcheroo

We'd been talking about it for a little while, but this weekend we finally made the big switcheroo with the girls' rooms.

Erin is now in the bigger 'pink' room, and Keira is now in the smaller 'purple' room. We've yet to switch the doors over (will do that another weekend, as they open in opposite directions), but otherwise the transition has gone off well.Here are a few photos of Erin's new space:

I'll take photos of Keira's space a bit later, I need to do some sorting into storage bins first and rectify a bit of an issue with her curtains.

Hopefully one day the girls will be able to share the bigger room - but no rush!

There are more bathroom renovation photos to come too, but I'll leave those for another post - time to go sit down with a cuppa ;)

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Monday, July 05, 2010

Crazy July

Hi everyone!

To sum up the last few months - life has been hectic! We are so sorry the blog hasn't been updated more frequently, but I have been inspired to start over again and will try to keep things coming more regularly.

I've titled this entry Crazy July because, well, July is a pretty crazy month for us. Three important birthdays - Nana, Erin AND Keira's.

Roland has also been working hard at the bathroom renovations when he gets the time in between various work committments, and we are hopefully in the end stages now - just the painting, floor tiling and new toilet / cabinet to go.

The NZ winter is also here in all it's wet and dreary misery, but we have been making good use of our fireplace and I've also been making a few woolly bits and pieces for the girls to wear so they stay extra warm.

We are off to Wellington in four days for a bit of a break, and will be visiting Roland's brother & family - they have three girls, so it's going to be a busy and exciting time!

When we get back Erin will start morning kindy, and then shortly after that will be the BIG birthday party for the girls - I suspect there will be a rather monumental photo post around then ;)

Keira's life can still be summed up pretty easily - she is a happy, healthy little girl who loves to laugh at her big sister, eats like a (small) horse and busily crawls around exploring / destroying whatever she can lay her hands on.

Here are a couple of more recent shots of the girls to tide you all over until next time.

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here we go again...

For those of you that haven't already seen the photos on Facebook, the madness has begun again! This time we are renovating our bathroom, to finally remedy the fact that we have been bathtubless for more than three years.

The door to the bathroom has moved, it used to be in a really stupid place right by our front door, but is now in the hallway. We're also getting rid of the shower box and will have a shower over bath instead.

And for sheer enjoyment, here is a photo of Erin & Keira at dinner time just a couple of nights ago:

(And don't worry, the beer isn't Erin's !!)

Hard to believe that Keira is almost 7 months old already, and when she turns one later this year Erin will be turning 4 !!

Life has otherwise settled into a reasonably predictable rhythm, but with enough variety to still allow us to visit friends and family.

Roland has also returned to his regular Thursday night squash games, and I haven't quite made it back to yoga class yet but am hoping to get there some day !! Meanwhile we probably need to start making more use of the Wii we treated ourselves to for Christmas.

Anyway, hope all is well with you out there, even though the updates might not come often we miss you all and think of you lots.

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira xoxo