Monday, July 26, 2010

The boys' bedroom...

We've ummed and ahhed about what we were going to do with the boys' bedroom. We finally worked out a cost effective way to go about it. Vin was going to build a bunk bed with new materials, but the more we thought about it, the more we decided we could do without a bunk. So Vin (with Van and I as his helpful assistants), modified our (and Jane's) old futon base and slats into a single bed for Van. Vince also managed to use some old wood he had stored for the bed too. It all worked out very well. The bed is sturdy and fabulous, I also feel quite good about recycling and reusing something instead of buying a new one... Also saving a bit of cash. Van also loves his new bed and has no problems moving into it.. Kai has also moved into the cot happily and is sleeping more than ever...
Everyone is happy..

It's still a work in progress as Vince is wanting to paint or stain it soon. Here are some photos anyway.
Early this morning with Kai asleep.
Later on with Kai asleep and Van.
Van sitting on his new bed.
Token photo that I took last week of the boys.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We've made it through the month!!

Well, Vince is back at work and we are all settling in to our new roles. Vince is getting his head around his new class at Sanderson Middle School, and Van, Kai and I are getting into a kind of routine ourselves. We moved Kai out of the bedroom a couple of nights ago and so far, so good. We are all getting better sleep and Kai only woke once last night for a feed.
Van is at kindy at the moment which we are all happy about. It's his first time back since Kai was born (due to the school holidays).
I am chilling out with Kai at the moment and it's nice to just relax. Am going to ask about an extra day at kindy or will look into putting Van with a day care group for a day to play.
Here are a few more snaps.
Looking pretty comfy and out of it.
Profile shot.
If I look tired it's because I am. Is it bedtime yet?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Down the Foreshore..

It's not quite Kai's first trip down to the foreshore, but the first time we've taken the camera with us.


Thrilled to be at the beach!!? Asleepish.?


The boys...


Van and I, it's been a while between photos.


Kai asleep again in the baby carrier. Bringing all the old gadgets out!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ant and Nee's Wedding...

Ant and Nee were married on the 26th of June 2010 on their beautiful block of land. A lot of thought and effort went into the preparation of their Wedding. The area in which the ceremony and celebration took place is where their future house is to be built on their block. A pit was dug for the feast in the evening (a hungi), a bonfire was lit and fireworks set off in the evening. The tables where decorated with flora from their block and there were little details everywhere that were sentimentalities. I particularly enjoyed the dinghy that was used as the esky with all the drinks. Oh yeah - and Vince was the Bestest Man. The ceremony was beautiful, the setting perfect and I heard that the evening was a cracker. Congratulations Ant and Renee. All our love. XXX

Vince & Ant before the ceremony - pretending to make small talk.
Just smile and nod - it'll be over before you know it! (the ceremony that is).
The exchanging of rings and vows.
After the ceremony, Vince and Ant's Dad... Man Talk...
Vance, 2 older chicks and some balls.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

3 Weeks Old

I am trying my best to get some photos or Kai that look cute. Unfortunately he is happiest on the boob. In between burping and Van and everything else, it's hard to find any time.. Here are a few snaps and a video that will have to do for a while!!


Self-soothing!


Brothers once again.


Ol' blue eyes. Not sure if they'll turn brown or not?

video

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Week 3

Kai is almost 3 weeks old. Things have settled down a bit now - what with crazy sleeping patterns, mastitis, and oral thrush (in Kai) - it's been a hard couple of weeks!


Kai's face changing all the time. Perhaps the taste of milk vomit is not to his liking...



Too tired to care.



Big brother Vance trying to console Kai.



The boys.