Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cheeky Monkey

My Great Grandma Vicki

Bath Time Fun

So Happy

Thanks Great Auntie Lynn & Great Uncle Kev, I'm wrapped up warm
for the cold day before I head to my playcentre visit.

Feeding Time

What happened to my pumpkin???? I'm not too sure about this pear!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Well can you believe that next week I will be 6 months!! I am very happy and full of smiles and giggles. Everywhere I go Mum get's stopped while people admire my hair, do you rekon I will like it when I'm older?? (Mum thinks not).

We have moved house, we are now 2 doors up the drive. It has a brand new bathroom, and new carpet, so Mum is very pleased. Sadly it does not get much sun in the lounge so we have to go out a lot so that I get real daylight but hey, that means no being lazy at home :)

I love standing, my legs are very strong and I'm pretty good on my tummy now. I still haven't managed to work out how to get my tummy off the floor so I can crawl but I am getting there.

I'm on solids now, I have tried and like Pumpkin, carrot, kumera and I eat but pull very funny faces with pear. Last night I was at my Gran & Poppas visiting Jill who came up from Christchurch. She had rockmelon so I tried some. I loved sucking on that, but guess what........ my eczema is really bad today. I guess that comes off the menu now (not that Mum & Dad were planing on putting it on the menu!).

In a few weeks I'm going on my first plane ride to Auckland. Lachlan (was Daddy's bestman) and Kate (was Mummy's bridesmaid) are getting married!!! Yipee. My first wedding. Mummy's friend Sarah lives in Auckland so she has very kindly offered to look after me as I don't know if I can behave for all that long yet :) It also means I get to meet Seb for the first time :)

I have had 2 playcentre visits and guess what, I'm a social butterfly! My eyes light up as soon as we walk through the door! I can't wait for term 4 when I'm enrolled. Mean Mum won't let me go before then because I'm not crawling and she decided that it was not worth it. Oh well something to look forward to later in the year.

I'm also starting swimming. Don't worry no one's teaching me how to swim, just giving me water confidence. Daddy is going to take me on a Saturday, I can't wait for that to start :) Then my Poppa can take me swimming in the weekends like he used to do with Mummy when she was little. I love having a bath so Mummy and Daddy think I will like the swimming pool. It's just the getting dressed afterwards that I'm not looking forward to coz you get so cold!

My teeth have been hurting :( Sometimes my checks are so red and hot. I have a special necklace now, it's a Amber Teething necklace and it is magical. My pain and red cheecks have gone. If anyone one else has sore teeth you should get one! They even make them for adults!

Aunty April & Uncle Paul, it is 6 months until I turn 1..................this is a very advanced invitation for you, I would really like a cuddle in person :) Pleeeeeeeeease :) (I know mean ha, but if you do managed to find super cheap air fares we would really love to see you)

Love to you all

Friday, March 6, 2009

March Update.....

Well, it's been a while since I have written about Marcus. As most of you will know we are shifting house. A short move 2 doors up the drive to number 11. We sold our place - Yipee so the work of packing boxes etc has been going on which is never fun without a child, it's even worse with a child!! BUT we will get there and tomorrow is the big shift.

Marcus has had 2 more ear infections :( and we discovered he is allergic to the antibiotivcs they gave him so we are another trip to hospital. He is all smiles now and doing very very well indeed.
Marcus has mastered rolling to the left, he can sit for short periods on his own and just LOVES standing. We have one very strong wee boy.

Marcus is 9.67kg, 10 days ago he was 9.87kg so he has lost some weight, but that is what we wanted (the ped at the hospital wanted him to be 5kg!!! Hmmm I think not!)

The plunket charts have Marcus in the 97th percentile for weight, height and head, so we have produced a rather large boy but he is a very social and happy boy.

On MOnday's Marcus attends Music and has taken a liking to the guitar. I think one of us here might need to start learning so we can play it to him :) Uncle Paul we need you here :)

Night time seems to be the time for LOTS & LOTS & LOTS babbling. Marcus is not a quiet boy at home, he babbles non-stop, he must take after his daddy :)

Well there are still boxes to pack and a boy who would like some attention so I better dash, but I will try to add photos weekly from now on.

Love to all

Aotea with Emma

My day in the park with Emma. We were not too sure about the whole sharing thing, I have stolen Emma's toy and don't really see why I should give
it back. Hmmm, I guess I have a lot to learn :)

4 months old

Who's that??
Hmm, this person in the mirror looks interesting

Going for walks is heaps of fun in the back pack

Participating in Round the Bays

Look out everyone, I'll be walking before you know it!!!!

5 Months already!! Wow time flys :)

Check out my red cheeks.........Teething :(

5 months yet and standing. Mummy tells me I should try sitting but this standing business is way more fun!


I have excellent fine motor skills, check out my grip!