I’ve been a bit busy recently so sorry the blog entries have been few and far between. As is always the way, there’s been plenty worth blogging about but I don’t want to miss out on all of the good stuff and it’s silly to be writing about it all in three months when I find time, so I thought I’d write one big post with all of Alyssa’s special firsts that have occured lately.
Around the middle of April, Alyssa started to practise sitting up with our support and she gained strength so quickly. As I watched her one day I commented that she looked ready to be sitting on her own soon. Funnily enough, the very next day, Alyssa sat unassisted (only a few seconds but still holding herself upright). My leg is behind her merely to stop a painful fall backwards.This was on April 17th.
Only a couple of weeks later (28th April) …
Within the next day or two, Alyssa had started rolling and twisting on the floor every which way – she used to only go one way. So she’s suddenly gone from laying quite boringly, to being quite mobile. Time to get onto Liam about his LEGO and trains and cars I think!
21st April – Alyssa had been sleeping pretty poorly before we went to Scamander over Easter, she slept beautifully while we were at Scamander but when we came home it went back to nightmare sleeping – or NOT sleeping. Warren and I were the walking dead. I honestly don’t know how we survived on such little sleep – and I somehow managed to work a full week that week. I hoped each night that it would end soon, and it did. She slept wonderfully on the night of April 20th and we woke to be greeted with Alyssa’s first two teeth. Both of her bottom teeth popped through at the same time and she’s been much happier since then. I’ve been trying to get a photo of the toothies but they’re still not quite big enough to see on camera – soon!!!
We also had Alyssa’s first soccer match attendance …
Tristan’s first soccer game of the season…
Warren’s first soccer game coaching experience…
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and Liam’s first painting…
and first day at school…
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I’ll try my hardest to update as soon as possible. If you’re still out there reading please leave a comment – then I won’t feel so lonely 🙂
A bit of a plug for Simon, my hairdresser at Joe’s Place for Hair, in Launceston. He’s a funny bugger and a great hairdresser. I have been seeing him for years and Warren followed my lead and started going to him as well and I recently started taking the boys as well (Alyssa might not need to visit with Simon for quite a while yet) and he does a super job with all of us. Continue reading
The day after Easter was Warren’s Dad’s birthday.
Liam and I busied ourselves making his birthday card before we headed down to Scamander and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Last time we went to Scamander, Liam helped Grandad pick plums from the trees and I used those photos from last time to make the card. We found out that Grandad was turning 58 so we put the stickers for his age on there and I went to get something and came back to find Liam had stuck his own number sticker on there. I started trying to take the number 2 off without damaging the card and he told me off – apparently Grandad is 58 and Liam is 2 so Liam needs a 2 sticker like Grandad’s numbers 🙂 Clever thing – so it stayed.
We ventured out and about for the afternoon and decided to take a drive to St. Helens for lunch and a drive to Binalong Bay. One of my work colleagues is having a house built by the same company that did ours so when we drove past it we stopped for a stickybeak – again they’ve done a good job. We then headed out to The Gardens. I managed to get some gorgeous photos again (always do when we head up there) that I wanted to share.
Last time we went down to Scamander to stay with Warren’s parents (they own a holiday home there) we didn’t really go anywhere or do much – mostly because we just needed some down time after the way last year ended. I really wanted to get out and explore a bit this time so we decided to scoot off and spend Easter Sunday at Natureworld near Bicheno. We hadn’t been there since Tristan was a youngin so I was keen to take Liam.
That Easter Bunny is a clever thing – he tracked us all the way to Scamander.
What a clown our little man is … he’s kept the smiles coming this week.
Our good friend Paul and his wife, Nicole, and their new arrival, Campbell (born in December 2008), journeyed down to Tassie from Adelaide for a family visit. We haven’t seen him for quite a while so decided to take a day for ourselves and drive down to Hobart to catch up with them and our other friends.
It just happened to be my brother Ricki’s birthday so we stopped by to check out his new place and say gday before he toddled off to his soccer match. He seems to be well settled in and enjoyed having some cuddles with the little ones. Continue reading