Happy Birthday Simon - Monday, October 31, 2005
Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday. May the festival of Simon begin!

xxxxx (your girls both love you v much and so does the pussman)

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bathtime buddies - Saturday, October 22, 2005

chardean, luella, maeve and jen

What fun! A bath together. At first I tough Maeve might be a tad too boisterous for young Luella but they were so ovely together. Splashing and pouring the water in and out of cups. Cousin Luella and Nigel and Chardean moved out yesterday and Maeve is still looking everywhere for them. She liked having a playmate living at her house.

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my gorgeous family - Thursday, October 20, 2005

my lovely husband, my beautiful daughter and our furry boy

What more could a woman want :)

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how cute is this smile - Tuesday, October 18, 2005

smiling while we finish the real film

Couldn't resist posting this one. We were off to get the film processed and I had a few shots left. What a gorgeous cheeky grin!

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Piggy back action - Monday, October 17, 2005

Mum, Maeve, Nigel and Luella

The girls are getting along famously except when Maeve kisses Luella with her teeth or pats her too hard on the head. Ouch! sorry sweetheart!

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Hanging out with my cousin Luella - Sunday, October 16, 2005

Luella joins the band

Cousin Luella, Uncle Nigel and Aunty Chardean arrived today from New York. They are staying with us for a week. Maeve and Luella have already had so much funning chasing each other about, having "piggy mummies" and "piggy daddies" and generally being two crazy little girls together. Well Maeve is especially crazy!

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New Zoo Friends - Thursday, October 13, 2005

Aunty Bibby, Maeve and the stone Gorilla

Today we went to Taronga Zoo with Lib. Sadly there were no elephants but the meer cats, otters and chimanzees did a good job of entertaining. Maeve's exultant exclamation of "pussy" whilst watching the lions was greatly appreciated by the crowd. Aww.... She just loved it!

We'll go again soon.

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Bye Bye Uncle Mark - Wednesday, October 12, 2005

a final cuddle at the international terminal

Maeve and I got up at 6 today to take Uncle Mark to the airport for his big overseas mission ( starting out in the States). It was a long moring. Mark had to reshuffle some suitcase weight and then after a 50 minute checkin he had to go through customs and immigration so we had a fast goodbye. Maeve was very cuddly though.

Next we jumped back in the car and Maeve fell asleep so I investigated Botany, La Perous and Malabar while I waited an hour and a half for Aunty Libby's plane to arrive from Adelaide. I thought I deserved a treat so I had a krispy Kreme.... yum. Then when Lb arrived in the rain we headed home for much needed naps. Yawn!

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Chinese Maeve - Saturday, October 08, 2005

wearing Leo's chinese hat at his birthday bash

Today was Leo's first Birthday party. Maeve was certainly making use of all the toys and was enhoying all the many stairs in their gorgeous new home. Thanks to everyone who chased her about for me. Happy Birthday Leo!

This moring was also our hosue auction. A new and slightly boring experience. Many punters but no serious bidders... so far.

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Finally I apparently have a "look" - Friday, October 07, 2005

Maeve and Muumy with Mummy's new haircut

My friends have been on my case about how I always tie my hair back in a pony tail. Today I finally got a "look" thanks to Dario Cotroneo, the best hair cutter in the business. Its a tad more labour intensive but so it should be. I spent no time at all on the pony tail I used to sport. All comments so far have been favourable. What do you all think?

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Read more please - Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Stories with Grandma

Maeve is now a 4 story at a time girl. We are reading so much to her. The same stories over and over and over. Hairy Mclary, Go Dog Go, How much do I love you, and many more. She can't get enough. It was so wonderful having some new storytellers.

Miss you already Mum!

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playing with Grandpa - Tuesday, October 04, 2005

If you are happy and you know it clap your hands

Maeve has had a lovely time playing with Grandma and Grandpa. Its incredible how much her vocabulary has increased with having someone to chat with in the back seat of the car. We can say Apple, happy, Go Dog, Bee, Juice, Toast, Neigh Neigh, Fish, Baa Baa, Daddy, Mummy, Mimmy, Bibby, Up, Hello, Bye Bye, Hi, Plane, Pussy, Cat, Car, Eye, Ear, Hair, Shoe and more that slip my mind right now. We'll be sad to see my Mum and Dad go its been so lovely with them here.

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lucky baby - Monday, October 03, 2005

tucking baby in to her new bed

Maeve was so excited to recieve some new gifts from her grandparents. They lugged a huge box all the way from Adelaide containing a bed and high chair for her beloved baby.

Baby has been in and out of bed ever since. Tucked in, kissed "nigh nigh". What lucky Babies I have.

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Daddy and Daughter in the gong

Today we all headed to Wollongong to visit Aunty Mim and Uncle Dave. It was a glorious day so we walked to the beachside park ( I think it was North Beach) for a BBQ in the sunshine. Finally Mave got to crack out one of her many gorgeous summer frocks. We also sadly managed to lose her red velour zippy top on the walk :( What do we wear with our red stuff now?

Left Grandma and Grandpa in the Gong overnight. We'll see them back at our place for dinner again tomorrow.

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In the Gong but not for long - Sunday, October 02, 2005

Uncle Dave and Aunty Mim

In the Gong but not for long

This might be our last visit to the Gong as Mim and Dave shift to the big smoke next year. It was a glorious day for it though and Simon and Dave hit the non existant waves. At least the temp was nice and I guess it was good to get wet.

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househunting with my parents - Saturday, October 01, 2005

friends in the backseat at last

Busy day today I took Mum and Dad and Maeve househunting yet again. Nothing new... one day we'll find the family a new home! :(

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