Saturday, May 31, 2008

Down in the Park

Vance had his 12 month shots last Monday and he's been a little grizzly. Taking him out seems to distract him. Here are some snaps down the park. He also had a haircut yesterday. Looks even more like a little boy. Still not walking, but saying, "Woof! Woof!" whenever we see a dog (and when he sees a bird, or a fish....)


Playing with the springy surfboard thing.


Digging in the sand.


Playing on the slide - he wasn't really sure about that one. He kept trying to climb up but kept on losing his grip.


Looking through the bars.

Friday, May 23, 2008

More Birthday Pictures

These were taken the day after Vance turned One...

Van poolside with a bottle opener and the hose.

Close up - deep in thought/wonder/confusion

Aunty Sam playing with the hose.

On the couch with Dad. Playing to the camera.

Ditto.


And again. He knows how to perform for the camera or a crowd of ladies now... Not sure if thats good or bad!?!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Beach Birthday

GM Jane and Aunty Sam (Vince's Mum and Sister) are in Darwin at the moment to visit over Vin and Van's birthdays. We went down to the foreshore for both birthdays and got a few photo's yesterday afternoon at Van's birthday. Unfortunately our camera battery ran out early on in the afternoon, but Ant and Renee brought their camera down to save the day. Here are a few photo's, and the rest will be posted when we get them.

Vance was spoilt with much love and many gifts from all the family and our friends. He got some clothes (including the traditional Chesty Bonds singlets), a new book, a sand set (complete with mini cement mixer), a new Bunnykins bowl (to replace the family heirloom we accidentally smashed), and a Chinese glass ball that celebrates the Year of the Pig (last year). Jane, Sam, Ant, Renee, Owen, Ellen, Myra and Tess helped us celebrate. It was a lovely night topped off with a fire on the beach. Van was happy, very well behaved and stayed up late until we went home!


GM Jane, Van and Aunty Sam.


Mum and Van.


Dad, Van and Mum. Happy birthday son.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Vance!

Today Vance is one year old. Amazing. It has gone by really quickly. He has about 8 teeth now, can stand on his own, can say "Mum", "Dad", and "Ooooooooh". He can feed and drink by himself (very messily though) and has penchant for chewing rocks.

Just finished his vegemite toast...
Stay tuned - more pics to come from his birthday this evening.