Sunday, December 23, 2007
On Wednesday we met up with Flick, Dunc, Stew, Lana, Steph & Josh at the Royal in East Perth. Had a nice lunch there. Wasn't long enough though. Flick and Stew were still working so could only come down on their lunch hours. But it was good of them to make the effort, and something is better than nothing! Short time but still great to see everyone. You guys are looking good and doing great...
Thursday night we visited Jodi's old mate Caroline in Maylands. Had dinner there and saw her two babies. Was a nice mellow night (which we needed) and, again, good to catch up with Liney and Jez.
On Friday night we went to the Boys' place in Greenwood for a BBQ. Stevo and Marty played the perfect hosts and cooked up a storm whilst drinking copious amounts. We had a few too! It was just like old times in Darwin - minus Damo... Jodi's brother Darryn made it over for a first time meeting with Vance which was great too.
Anyway, we braved the roads and made it to Bunbury on Saturday. We'll be based here until New Year's which will give us a chance to unwind, get some rest and relaxation in, and get Vance settled for a while. If he's happy and restful, then Mum and Dad will (usually) be happy and relaxed too. Thats the key folks! So far so good...
Here's some pics from Friday night. Vince looks pretty tired because he IS pretty tired...
Vance, Daz & Jodes
A rare family photo (neither of us had to hold the camera this time)
Monday, December 17, 2007
We'll endeavour to post a couple of pics from "down South" while we're there. We plan to catch up with some of cooler people from Curry Hall UWA (Flick, Steph, Josh, Dunc, Stew [& Lana], Mark [& Susie]), "the Boys" whom we met in Darwin (Stevo and Marty), Caroline, Vikki, Adam, plus the obligatory family. If you don't hear from either of us over this period we hope you have a good festival season and a very prosperous New Year!
Vince & Jodi & Vance
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Van and his Dad mucking around in the bath. Van's sitting up vey well these days and we're thinking it won't be long before he's quite mobile.
Van playing in Mum's hat - Dad mucking around with him again..
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Renee, Vince, Owen, Vance and Ant. Note the arched cycad that Vince is leaning on..
A random shot of all the trees (maybe young iron woods?)..
Lot 4723 is now sold!!
A nice shot of the happy couple - Ant and Nee..
Thursday, November 15, 2007
That's Van under there!!
Mum trying to put the helmet on swiftly.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Van and Pops.
Van looking very pleased with himself in his swimming ring.
Dad and Van.
Van getting a little bored with it all - time for bed!!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
As of November 9 he is now 6 months old (that has gone by really quickly) and weighs in at 8.5 kg!
I tried to edit this video but the program I was using kept freezing so apologies for the length...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Van and Mum playing on Nana Jeans balcony..
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Van and Mum on one of the many water fronts.
Van and Nana Jean having a laugh..
Van watching Mum and Nana Jean eat their lunch....
Nana Jean and Van.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The other day we went up to Burrum Heads to visit my cousin Brooke.. Fabulous little beach town - they run a motel on the beach and look extremely happy and healthy..
Popped into Howard to see Mary and Dave and had a beer.. They've also settled into the Qld lifestyle well...
Sue and Peter popped in today to visit Vance and have lunch.. And Lyn dropped by for scones and tea in the arvo..
It's pretty busy but great fun and a nice change..
Nana Jean is a super star!!
We miss Dad/Vince lots!
One of the many beautiful Jacaranda trees in Gympie in flower. The town looks absolutely gorgeous sprinkled in purple.
Van man and Nana Jean.
Nana Jean, Van and Lizzi walking in Tin Can Bay.
Rainbow in Tin Can Bay (ending at Rainbow beach).
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
It was a fun afternoon/night.. Had the volleyball and the rugby out. Plenty of yummy food and cake organised by my wonderful friends! Everyone even passed Van around all night to take care of him for me! Awwww - so sweet!
Had a good time
Here are my mates..
Danielle and Craig.
Vin and Van.
Ant and Renee.
Dylan, Ellen, Myra, Tess and Tristan (Owen's girls and Danielle and Dennis' boys)
Owen with the Tiger beer hat.
Dennis and Danielle.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
He is "talking" heaps more now. In the last week he has taken to squealing when he's excited. It's amusing to start with but very loud - and we're not sure he's OK until we double-check on him: then it's all bloody smiles! He is also sticking out his tongue a lot more. We noticed he can roll his tongue - got those genes from his Mum.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Before: Still got the curls and sideburns. Burns were coming down to the bottom of his cheeks, and furballs were appearing at the back of his head, along with mini-dreads... Plus the build-up has all but started up here now so he was getting pretty sweaty too!
After: Number 4 on top with No. 3 up the sides. Smooth operator!
Here he is trying to grab the camera. He is reaching out for everything now - especially if it's in Mum or Dad's hands. He is especially fixated on the iPod and beer bottles...
Happy camper. Laying with Shecky the sea turtle (present from Auntie Sam).