Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1 Year Anniversary

It's been nearly 1 year since I started this blog. I originally started writing to let friends and family around the world know what was happening with C and the rest of us but I have since slightly expanded it to include other things like recipes and a few DIY projects that I've managed to complete over the last year. I hope to expand on these things and write more often this year.

I've slightly revamped the blog with a new background and I've added a new page called "About" which is about my family. I've also added a few new features on the side panel.

I can't believe that January is already coming to a close. This month has seen us attempting to get C to sleep better and in her own room (I'm not really liking that part) which means that Brett and I are perpetually exhausted but we're hoping to see improvements soon...

We've been to the beach a few times and have started house hunting for a new place which we'll move into at the beginning of March. We've already been incredibly busy this year and it shows no signs of stopping.

I hope your year has started off the way you hoped it would!

C feeding the gulls at Wellington Point

Trying out our new water proof camera...sorry that we kept dunking you baby girl...

Giving herself cuddles

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Chucky!

Chucky's birthday is not long after the holidays so we've been very busy lately. This week is finally quite and I'm getting the chance to get a lot done.

We had C's first birthday party at South Bank because of the pool, kids areas and bbq. Brett and I arrived very early to get a bbq and set up before any one else arrived. 

Charlie had a great time with a few of her friends and cousins. She fell asleep not long after the party started because she didn't have her morning nap and missed saying bye to a few of her friends but she enjoyed the rest of her birthday party. Thank you to all who made it!

Sleepy girl

Party dress

C's birthday "cake"

Happy 1st Birthday C! 

C with Grandma Debbie after her birthday party

On her actual birthday, Brett took the day off work and we took Charlie to Alma Park Zoo. We really enjoyed it because you can get close to the animals, feed them and there are plenty of places to have picnics. Charlie enjoyed seeing new animals. 

She LOVED the camels

Trying to get close to a peacock

Feeding the very pushy sheep

Brett will love this... ;)

Trying to get the hang of feeding the deer


I received a lot of messages and emails from friends and family in America about Chucky's first birthday. I appreciate all of them so much. It means so much to me that you would remember her birthday. I am very sorry that I haven't been able to email or respond yet. I've devoted all of C's nap times today to getting photos uploaded, writing blog entries and getting back to people (we'll see how far I get). I miss you all and wish every one of our friends and family members could have helped us celebrate C's first birthday.

I can't believe how much she's grown in the last few months, let alone the past year. She can say several words-bye, up, down, plane, doggie, daddy, hi and more and can recognize many more. She nearly running and has such a wonderful funny personality.

We love you so much little Chucky, Happy 1st Birthday!

Happy Holidays!

I know this is very late but I'm just beginning to get caught up from being gone for the holidays.

We had a lovely Xmas in Agnes Water with Brett's family and spent New Year's Eve in Brisbane at South Bank (even though we didn't make it to midnight...)

Charlie had a wonderful time with all of her cousins but really wasn't interested in opening gifts.

C with her Cousin in their xmas outfits

in her santa outfit

Where we spent xmas morning

I have uploaded LOTS of videos to youtube of C; enjoy!