Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mt. Tamborine and Colmslie Pool

The weekend is coming to a close and we’re just hanging out enjoying the last few hours before the week begins again.

We just hung out on Friday night and a friend came over to meet Chucky for the first time. Then Saturday, we got up early and went to Mt. Tamborine - took a bush walk to Curtis Waterfall and then went to a glow-worm cave. Saturday night Brett and I went to dinner alone for the first time since Chucky was born because Brett’s cousin babysat for us.

Today we went to the pool to see how Chucky would like her new floatie. She again didn’t seem to either enjoy the pool or hate it but we got some really great photos of her in the pool with Brett.

This week is promising to be less busy than the previous so hopefully Chucky and I can make it back to the pool a few times. 

I've also added more photos to my Google+ account if you'd like to see more. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Photos of the House

Once again, I'm posting photos here that didn't work on the links I posted a few days ago. These photos are of the house.

Charlie's room

Photos of Chucky

I guess the links I posted on the last entry aren't working like I thought they would so I'm going back to what I was doing before. :)

Chucky with Phil, Brett's dad

in the onesie Dad tie-dyed

outfit made by gg Grandma Percy

with Zoe

another outfit from gg Grandma Percy


Mad baby! 

Sleepy baby :) 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Settled all the Time

It’s been awhile since I’ve written the last entry because we’ve been so busy. I wonder if we’ll ever be completely settled in to our new house. We have times when our days are quite and lazy and then days and days where we’re running around and hardly get time to eat.

The past week has been busy but very productive. Brett’s Dad and step mom brought the Honda down (which was LOADED with a bunch of our stuff!) from Moura on Thursday (of last week) so getting around has gotten much easier and less time consuming. They stayed the night at our place and got to meet Charlie and visit with us even if it wasn’t for long.

On Friday night we made our way up to the Sunshine Coast to visit friends who hadn’t met Chucky yet and stayed the night. On Saturday morning we got up early, as usual, and bought a local paper and went garage sale-ing. We found a lot of great stuff; a crib and dresser for Chucky's room, an awesome floor rug for the front room, picture frames, a sander for our wood working projects and much more. After we had exhausted the garage sales in the area we went to Brett’s Grandma’s house and had breakfast. After hanging out for a bit we came home and hung out for the rest of the weekend, getting a lot of our stuff put away and unpacked.

This week has been more of the same, visiting with friends and getting the house more put together.

The garden is so much fun to watch grow. The zucchini and cucumbers are growing the healthiest and the tomatoes seem to be struggling a bit. I’m almost certain that there are a few little insects that are enjoying the tomato plants before we can enjoy the tomatoes so I must figure that out before we have no more of the plants left.

Cutie Chucky in an outfit that great great Grandma Percy made for her. 

Chucky is doing very well. She had her first round of injections last week and handled them very well. She screamed when they gave her the two shots but I fed her while we were still at the doctor’s office and she soon calmed down and fell asleep. She’s been sleeping all the way through the night and is happy as a cute little clam during the day. She laughs at us and even mimics us. She’s growing so quickly.

As for Brett and me, we are both doing well. Brett is enjoying work and is looking into joining a soccer club. I’ve been to Bikram yoga a few times this week with Keah although I don’t really think it’s for me. I’ll stick to running.

Here is an album of Chucky I have started for those of you who don’t have Google+ (but you all should get on Google+)

And here is another album of updates to the house.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Work in Progress

Originally I wanted to wait to post pictures of the house until it was all put together but…I realized that will be quite sometime and I think it will be fun to document the changes in the house as we get more settled. So…here is the house in its current state.

Front of the house from the road

The front room from the front door

Living room


Backdoor in the kitchen

Hallway from kitchen; our room left, Chuck's room middle and bathroom right

Our room

Another of our room

and another

Chuck's room

and another


Extra outdoor toilet from backdoor

Outdoor laundry room

Back yard

another of the back yard and covered patio