Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photo Update

Your hilarious!
You again.
Sleeping angel.

Making Barbie draw.
My first braid done by Mum.

Kaisha and I had a picnic on the deck this week. It was gorgeous laying in the sun and eating oranges and watermelon. Winter here in Queensland is beautiful. 

Picnic with Mum

"I can hold him myself...mama he's kissing my arm"
Cuddles with Auntie Laura

Coen is growing up fast. He is a very smiley baby although I'm not very good at catching them on camera. He is our little Koala as he loves to snuggle and already cuddles back. He is close to rolling but hasn't made it quite yet. He weighs just over 7kg and is right on the line for the 75th percentile (using his actual age not his corrected age).

Monday, June 13, 2011


I've been keeping myself busy the past few months with my crafts. I find that if I don't do a little bit of craft everyday I feel as if I haven't accomplished anything. Knitting a few rows, sewing a seam or two or cutting out fabric makes me feel as though I DID something that day. (Besides cooking, cleaning, laundry and mothering of course.)

A scarf for Kaisha
Slippers for Kaisha
Elephants for Coen
I'm making a mobile for Coen with these Elephants. I saw a similar mobile for $50 and thought that was a bit ridiculous. That was until I started hand sewing them!

And for the grand finale!
Kaisha's quilt top
I have finally finished piecing Kaisha's quilt top. I'm going tomorrow to try and find a backing fabric. Then it will be time to actually quilt it which I'm a bit freaked out about! I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Idea's anyone?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Grey Skies

Grey Sky, Grey Sand, Grey Water

It was 12 degrees Celsius in Brisbane today. 12! ALL day. In the 6 years that we have lived here it has never been so cold. So we went for a walk. It was actually lovely to get out of the house and we had layers on. Lots and lots of layers. Above are a couple of photos taken at Sandgate which is about 15minutes from our house. Everything was grey - sky, sand and water. It was absolutely still and the reflections were beautiful.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Photos, photos and more photos.

Anna showed me how to upload photos super fast so I will be a bit more regular about uploading photos. Promise! Coen is growing up so fast. I wish I could freeze time and catch my breath a bit.

He loves his baths. I always get lots and lots of smiles and lots of splashing. Especially when Kaisha joins in too.

Kaisha's latest is to pretend she is someone else. Most of the time at the moment she is Angelina Ballerina (a mouse who is a ballerina). I get to be Gracie or Alice and Coen has to be Marco or AJ. And we all have to dance alot. And I hardly ever get called Mama any more.
PJ Tea Party
Kaisha also LOVES Barbies. In fact that is pretty much all she plays with these days. Their names are hilarious. The brunette one is Mummy. The little one is Sister. And all the rest of the blonde ones are Auntie.
Ready to go out

Who you lookin at?

Grandma and Coen

Grandpa and Coen


Big Sister Cuddles

New Baby Gym
One of my friends had twins 7 weeks after Coen. She also has a little girl Maeve who is 2 or 3 weeks younger than Kaisha.
Maeve holding Coen and Kaisha holding Ewan

Clockwise from top: Ewan, Coen and Aila

Bath time smiles

Kaisha loves to create tents and houses. Her latest is to put a blanket over Coen's play gym and make him a tent. Luckily he seems to enjoy it too.
In the tent

Head held high
Coen now loves to make eye contact and have cooing conversations. He is starting to be a bit more controlled with his hands and feet and will try and grab at things. He is also getting heavy! I will have to take a nappy only photo to show you all his rolls.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Another Quick Update

Nick has had the flu. Kaisha had to go one better and get Bronchiolitis. She started on steroids today so hopefully we get to sleep tonight. Coen sleeps 8 hrs. every night and has been for the last week. So far he and I are fine so fingers crossed it stays that way.

3am Cheekiness

All grown up and alert.


Baby Talk - Coen is learning to coo and loves to have a "conversation".