2019
July
Olive
Iris
Juniper
Lyon
Tag
Date

“Mummy picked up daddy and then they went around and around the world until they found a house and I was born” - Iris

22 April 2019

Iris: 4 years and 10 months
Tags:  Iris  

Dinner is served. Iris hops up late and states “I didn’t order this!”

13 March 2019

Iris: 4 years and 8 months
Tags:  Iris  
01 March 2019

Tamariki Nui: Makara Beach building and cooking fire fun

Iris: 4 years and 8 months
Tags:  Iris  
26 February 2019

Cherry little berry has both her sisters wrapped around her little hands

Olive: 7 years
Iris: 4 years and 8 months
Juniper: 1 year, 8 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
11 February 2019

A successful bike to and from Kpc, juni fell asleep on route home!

Iris: 4 years and 7 months
Juniper: 1 year, 7 months and 25 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
07 February 2019

Peck girls

Olive: 6 years and 11 months
Iris: 4 years and 7 months
Juniper: 1 year, 7 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
25 January 2019

Nan took the girls on a Double decker bus trip and lunch with grandad

Olive: 6 years and 11 months
Iris: 4 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
15 January 2019

Solo biking with these crazy kids to the library. Getting a bit excited about the possibilities!

Olive: 6 years and 11 months
Iris: 4 years and 6 months
Juniper: 1 year, 6 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
11 January 2019

As part of the camping cleanse, the girls got the chop with a special request to keep their plaits!

Olive: 6 years and 10 months
Iris: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
17 December 2018

Christmas treehouse tea party for Iris and friends. So cute!

Iris: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Iris  
04 December 2018

2018 tree is up! Iris dressed as a star and olive an angel before decorating started.

Olive: 6 years and 9 months
Iris: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
03 December 2018

Bunnies and frozen ice cream at Playcentre

Iris: 4 years and 5 months
Juniper: 1 year, 5 months and 16 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
26 November 2018

Back to reality, great messy play today

Iris: 4 years and 5 months
Juniper: 1 year, 5 months and 9 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
17 November 2018

Iris and I did a huge walk up Wright’s hill and she did amazingly well! It’s good training for the ‘big wal in a few weeks. Hoping she is going to be fine as I’ll be carrying a pack.

Iris: 4 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  
12 November 2018

I had all my babies at playcentre today, what a lovely morning!

Olive: 6 years and 8 months
Iris: 4 years and 4 months
Juniper: 1 year, 4 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  

Well it finally happened, I expected it to be my 16month old but it was my 4 and a half year old who swallowed a button. Freaked out and went straight to the toilet after!

10 November 2018

Iris: 4 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  
25 October 2018

Need I say more?

Iris: 4 years and 4 months
Juniper: 1 year, 4 months and 8 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
19 October 2018

So now we have two bikers for school drop offs. Iris’s first footpath bike to and from school with a fluffy and two laps of the park in between.

Iris: 4 years and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  
20 August 2018

Kpc excursion to story place. One minute Juni pulling the vege, the next in them! They both had fun, iris enjoyed playing with Chloe

Iris: 4 years and 2 months
Juniper: 1 year, 2 months and 3 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
06 August 2018

Playcentre brown they call it. Iris made it in the paint pit. First sink bath at Kpc after the very enjoyable event. Juni got exploring, ate paint, found the sandpit, we even managed to walk/ bike to Kpc until floppy leg syndrome set in and then just walked!

Iris: 4 years and 1 month
Juniper: 1 year, 1 month and 20 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
05 August 2018

Sisters

Olive: 6 years and 5 months
Iris: 4 years and 1 month
Juniper: 1 year, 1 month and 19 days
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  Iris  
04 August 2018

Kooky iris. Only iris would kid wear, togs and a swimming cap to gymnastics, and then bike to school pickup in togs in winter! She is super proud that she is doing swimming lessons and has totally stepped up and is suddenly turning into a big kid!

Iris: 4 years and 1 month
Tags:  Iris  
23 July 2018

The knitting continues! First jersey! And the girls are still keen, Olive knitting with help after a stitch goes rogue and Iris generally making ‘interesting’ tangles.

Olive: 6 years and 5 months
Iris: 4 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
14 July 2018

An exciting outing for Olive and Iris into town for Matariki night fireworks. First real fireworks at a reasonable time of 6.30! The darkness made them hyper but lots of fun with cuzzies. Olives tantrum after is slowly receding....

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
09 July 2018

With blizzard conditions at the top we found a patch of road snow for the kids to play on. Which they loved!

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  

"Daddy, I can’t find the ABCD from this book!” - Iris, wondering where the CD had gone from a Disney CD book

02 July 2018

Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Iris  
29 June 2018

Tried gym and we liked it!

Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Iris  
25 June 2018

Bike day at Kpc. Juni napped while I walked. She later got into a spot of painting.

Iris: 4 years
Juniper: 1 year and 8 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
23 June 2018

Story time with daddy

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 years
Juniper: 1 year and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
23 June 2018

Iris had nine friends to help celebrate her fourth birthday at playcentre. We had unicorn rainbow cupcake, face painter and making headbands. She stated ‘musical chairs was my favourite’ and the food! Olive was a great help and Juni slept most of it! 4 seems to be the right age to have fun doing games.

Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Iris  
21 June 2018

The marble run was a hit for Iris’ birthday present. Just have to keep it away from the destructor!

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 years
Juniper: 1 year and 3 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  Olive  
20 June 2018

Iris’ ice cream cake!

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Iris  Olive  

Recently Alexa started understanding Iris. Since then we’ve had a lot of “poo” on the shopping list and “what does the fox say” played over the speaker.

20 June 2018

Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Iris  
20 June 2018

Iris’s birthday. Her doll/ baby interest continues, with a dragon carrying her doll in a backpack to kindy. Stopped for sneaky fluffy with friends, even saw the special only white duck called Nigel on our way.

Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Iris  
20 June 2018

Olive taking Iris through the dozens of birthday cards she’d made for her at school in the weeks leading up to her birthday. Such a lovely big sister.

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
18 June 2018

Birthday playdoh cake at Kpc.

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Juniper: 1 year and 1 day
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
17 June 2018

Dragon balloon

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
16 June 2018

Never have we had so many birthdays in the family in June! So Juni, Archie and iris celebrated together. With the wider family. Lots of kids, chaos and fun. Next time must have games!

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Juniper: 11 months and 30 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
16 June 2018

Iris, Juniper and Archie family birthday! Yummy food, drinks and great company. Thanks Nan and Grandad for hosting!

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Juniper: 11 months and 30 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
16 June 2018

New princess outfits! (And Lyon)

Olive: 6 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Lyon: 7 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Lyon  
15 June 2018

This is about as close to supermarket shopping our kids get, home delivery. While I was packing it away, Juni ate a good chunk of pear! Cheeky squirrel. Iris in on the action too.

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Juniper: 11 months and 29 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
15 June 2018

Iris has discovered numbers and they are everywhere! It has been fun motivation to and from school. She has also become very interested in reading too. Thought it would never happen!

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
15 June 2018

Iris and her friend Olive helped make Juni & iris’s birthday cake for our family afternoon tea. Can’t wait to see how it turned out!

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
11 June 2018

After a weekend of ikea building furniture, iris who is always up drill action, was quite independent and persevered with drilling in a screw. It worked. It worked.

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
23 May 2018

Iris and Olive’s (friend) friendship is very unique. They just get on so well, both happy having play dates at each other’s houses with no parents.

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
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“Mummy, I want my ears peeled like yours” - Iris

22 May 2018

Iris: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
24 April 2018

The joy of three, watching this relationship grow, with over 5 years between them, Olive has taken on a motherly, carer role. Reading Juni books.

Olive: 6 years and 2 months
Iris: 3 years and 10 months
Juniper: 10 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
10 April 2018

Who knew drawing on wood was so much fun! This is the most drawing iris has ever done and detailed too. Our family 2018. Now how am I meant to replace this fire guard! First of the season.

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
Iris: 3 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
10 April 2018

Kpc messy play at its best. Iris had slippery fun with her feet. Getting into rolling too.

Iris: 3 years and 9 months
Juniper: 9 months and 24 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
08 April 2018

My daughters like to hide in cabinets.

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
Iris: 3 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
20 March 2018

Easter theme of new beginnings butterflies. Painted and flown by iris.

Iris: 3 years and 9 months
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13 March 2018

Bikers day at KPC. They loved the stop and go sign and around and around they went!

Iris: 3 years and 8 months
Tags:  Iris  
10 March 2018

Pool party for Freya’s birthday. First time I didn’t have to get in! Iris had her ring and Olive is super confident. So they had a lovely time.

Olive: 6 years
Iris: 3 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 February 2018

We tried the popin photos for $20 since we didn’t have one of Juni.

Iris: 3 years and 8 months
Juniper: 8 months and 4 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
04 February 2018

Iris’ balance biking has taken off. Happily gliding around. She’s managed to bike too and from kindy/school drop offs too.

Iris: 3 years and 7 months
Tags:  Iris  
03 February 2018

iPad time. Going to need a third one soon!

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
Iris: 3 years and 7 months
Juniper: 7 months and 16 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  Juniper  
20 January 2018

It needs to be said. These two have been nonstop playing with each other these holidays which has been amazing. We have made it! (For the time being) so much so Olive was a bit lost today when iris went back to kindy. Mummy has even managed a few to sew a few skirts!

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
Iris: 3 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
19 January 2018

Nan day! The girls and Nan met Grandad for lunch on the waterfront. While mummy and Juni hung at home, mostly picking stuff out of her basket sitting! I even managed to sew a skirt with fabric I bought two years ago! New Years resolution : sew more skirts!

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
Iris: 3 years and 6 months
Juniper: 7 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
18 January 2018

We went to see wizard of oz pantaloon with iris’s friend Olive and family which was quite funny and both girls go involved, finished the outing off at the chocolate factory. Thanks nan for Juni sitting!

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
Iris: 3 years and 6 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
17 January 2018

Dinner in our household.

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
Iris: 3 years and 6 months
Juniper: 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
15 January 2018

Another cracker day, home day with the girls playing so well lately (barbies). They loved the sprinkler and even Juni got in on the paddling action in the super warm pool.

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
Iris: 3 years and 6 months
Juniper: 6 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
23 December 2017

First full family up and over the back of Karori. Olive went the distance with barely a whine, Iris lasted a short while in before requesting the throne - where she happily stayed for the rest of the walk.

Olive: 5 years and 10 months
Iris: 3 years and 6 months
Juniper: 6 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
21 December 2017

The girls went candy crazy over the gingerbread house, next year I think we could attempt our own one me thinks!

Olive: 5 years and 10 months
Iris: 3 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
05 December 2017

A relaxing morning at Kpc on my bday. Just hung under the parachute with Juni and iris with her baby Rosie.

Iris: 3 years and 5 months
Juniper: 5 months and 18 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
30 November 2017

Hanging on the mat with Jun bug.

Olive: 5 years and 9 months
Iris: 3 years and 5 months
Juniper: 5 months and 13 days
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  Iris  
28 November 2017

"Olive Peck also Iris and Juniper"

Olive: 5 years and 9 months
Iris: 3 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
26 November 2017

Parrot Place in Kerikeri was well worth the visit. Iris got right in there feeding and holding all the birds she could. Olive was much more reserved - fed a few tentative peanuts and nearly got up the courage to hold one.

Olive: 5 years and 9 months
Iris: 3 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
23 November 2017

This has been happening for a few weeks where iris insists on bring her baby to school, Kindy or anywhere walking. She seems to be mimicking me while feeding, talking and generally looking after baby. Very cute and very very slow to get anywhere!

Iris: 3 years and 5 months
Tags:  Iris  
11 November 2017

Action animal shot: the swing has been getting a hammering so Tom put up another one.

Iris: 3 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  
01 November 2017

Gosh I'm lucky. Two minutes later not so.

Olive: 5 years and 8 months
Iris: 3 years and 4 months
Juniper: 4 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
29 October 2017

Iris in the box.

Iris: 3 years and 4 months
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19 October 2017

A crisp but lovely sunny morning scootering around Oriental Bay with Elise, Bethany and Sarah. Good to be a professional Mum, bring on summer!

Iris: 3 years and 3 months
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06 October 2017

Welcome home to the mad house June Bug!

Iris: 3 years and 3 months
Juniper: 3 months and 19 days
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
04 October 2017

The girls got to hang with the Prosser cousins for the afternoon to give us a needed break. They had loads of fun by the sounds of it!

Olive: 5 years and 7 months
Iris: 3 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
03 October 2017

Iris is always busy busy, often leaving a trail of destruction in her wake. This time, however, she created an amazing little castle town from the blocks she nabbed from Junipers room.

Iris: 3 years and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  
27 September 2017

Where's the Juni bug? Impossible to get a photo without the loving sister iris.

Iris: 3 years and 3 months
Juniper: 3 months and 10 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
24 September 2017

Spot the new addition to the swing chair!

Olive: 5 years and 7 months
Iris: 3 years and 3 months
Juniper: 3 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
20 September 2017

Three in the bed and the little one said... Not a lot yet!

Olive: 5 years and 7 months
Iris: 3 years and 3 months
Juniper: 3 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
10 September 2017

The peck sisters.

Olive: 5 years and 6 months
Iris: 3 years and 2 months
Juniper: 2 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
07 September 2017

It's nice to have three of my little ones wave goodbye to me in the mornings.

Olive: 5 years and 6 months
Iris: 3 years and 2 months
Lyon: 6 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Lyon  
06 September 2017

It is so good to be getting back on our feet and normality. No more sickness! It makes having 3 healthy kids easy in comparison! Good session at Kpc, making milk shakes by herself. It was the first time iris had her spark back after 3 weeks, she even played quietly in juni's room while I settled juni to sleep. Amazing!oh and best day because of the sun!

Iris: 3 years and 2 months
Tags:  Iris  
30 August 2017

Sickness has plagued our household. Two weeks ago both girls (olive a day before iris) got high fevers and were couch bound for half a week followed by colds. A week after we had got back into our normal routine, they both got sick again. Fevers and this time strep throat. I'm totally over this.

Olive: 5 years and 6 months
Iris: 3 years and 2 months
Juniper: 2 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
24 August 2017

Walking routine. We are really enjoying the walking routine, kindy, school, biking and scootering... and juni gets a good sleep in! Strangely easier than packing them all in the car, then out, then in and out again!

Olive: 5 years and 6 months
Iris: 3 years and 2 months
Juniper: 2 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
17 July 2017

The one time they are allowed to paint on clothes.

Olive: 5 years and 5 months
Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
15 July 2017

Good morning! We need a bigger bed!

Olive: 5 years and 5 months
Iris: 3 years
Juniper: 27 days and 22 hours
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
14 July 2017

First paid haircuts, Iris stated "I don't want to be a boy" concerned if her hair was cut short she would then be a boy. Bonus plaits after. Another 3 kiddy outing, tick!

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
12 July 2017

Nandad day! The grandies took the girls to te papa on this cold cold wet day. Finished off with cookies at home. Juno slept for most of the day at home, very strange feeling!

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
11 July 2017

A cold but beautiful sunny day spent at the botanicals, 3 kids and we survived! Lucky we bumped into Jo and the twins!! It is a joy to watch Oli and Iris have a ball together, timing sliding together, Oli is very caring of Iris, which makes it easier for mum! May it continue!

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
07 July 2017

Last day of term! Mummy managed pickups and dropoffs for a week! We walked home and grabbed a scoop of chips to celebrate!

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
05 July 2017

Little big sister looks sooo much bigger now! Juno back past her birth weight! No stressing this time!

Iris: 3 years
Juniper: 18 days and 8 hours
Tags:  Iris  Juniper  
01 July 2017

That's a relief. The three girls squeeze into the back of the car.

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Juniper: 14 days and 2 hours
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
28 June 2017

Sisters. The big sister, the little big sister and little sister.

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Juniper: 10 days and 22 hours
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  Iris  
24 June 2017

New routine for bedtime reading on the bunks, bedtime seems to take forever and they fed off each other. But mummy doesn't always have to be there now!

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 June 2017

Iris' morning tea birthday party. A couple of friends, some yummy food, and few games and a sponge cake! Iris felt very special and Juniper slept through the whole thing.

Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Iris  
22 June 2017

Juno slept through her bath and was closely followed by two rudie nudies.

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 3 years
Juniper: 5 days and 6 hours
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  Olive  
21 June 2017

Iriee antics while Juniper gets a feed.

Iris: 3 years
Juniper: 4 days
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
20 June 2017

Our big girl turns 3! Happy birthday Irenieee!

Iris: 3 years
Tags:  Iris  
18 June 2017

Peck sisters

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 2 years and 11 months
Juniper: 1 day, 6 hours and 7 minutes
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  Iris  
18 June 2017

Iris cuddles her new sister.

Iris: 2 years and 11 months
Juniper: 21 hours, 44 minutes and 56 seconds
Tags:  Juniper  Iris  
17 June 2017

Olive and Iris get to meet Juniper! Both extremely excited to see their long awaited little sister for the first time.

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 2 years and 11 months
Juniper: 3 hours, 4 minutes and 15 seconds
Tags:  Olive  Iris  Juniper  
17 June 2017

Nan and Grandad bring the girls to meet bubs.

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
Iris: 2 years and 11 months
Juniper: 3 hours and 5 seconds
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  Iris  
29 May 2017

Daddy has stepped up for swimming with iris in his lunchtime. I think they both enjoy themselves.

Iris: 2 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
26 May 2017

Second kindy drop off went well. Waved to me from the window and no tears! I wonder how Monday will go. Came back to find her on the swing yet again.

Iris: 2 years and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  

"Oh my goodness I've got lots of sneeze!" Iris making light of her cold

16 May 2017

Iris: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Iris  
06 May 2017

Morning one with mummy away! Happy girls = happy Daddy.

Olive: 5 years and 2 months
Iris: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
05 May 2017

Daddy gets to take Iris to kindy. She had a great time getting into everything.

Iris: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Iris  
02 May 2017

Iris has started kindy! She is very excited! Feels weird to be back so soon too.

Iris: 2 years and 10 months
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29 April 2017

Daddy gets to take the girls to Hazel's 5th birthday party.

Olive: 5 years and 2 months
Iris: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
09 April 2017

Telling her friends about dinosaurs.

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  
07 April 2017

Iris got into dress ups today - a few! And started to get the hang of the sandpit digger!

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  
31 March 2017

Iris getting into our kpc recycled water fountain.

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  

"Olive had motional and wanted Mummy" - Iris's word of the day, motional.

30 March 2017

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  
28 March 2017

Iris has been napping on and off. Usually quite good at saying she is tired. Today she was tired but resisted. After school pickup, she wanted to go to bed, I said go for it knowing it was full of blocks, 10mins later asleep. Never saw it coming.

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  
27 March 2017

Friendly cat on our way to Kpc this morning

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Iris  
25 March 2017

Iris's first people! So proud.

Iris: 2 years and 9 months
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Dinner time conversations... Olive: "I know a girl called Isla she's in Ako 10 next to my class. " Daddy: "Where's she from?" Iris: "Auckland!" Olive: "No, she has skin like us."

07 March 2017

Olive: 5 years
Iris: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
06 March 2017

Milk marbling with Scarlett and chocolate cake cup magic

Iris: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Iris  
04 March 2017

The side comes off the cot! Iris was super excited to go to bed and hop in herself.

Iris: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Iris  
27 February 2017

Iris getting used to being KPC without big sister. Bubble blowing art! Seems happy to play at times away from me.

Iris: 2 years and 8 months
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25 February 2017

Bubble man bubble show! Such a hit with the kids. Especially the square bubble.

Olive: 5 years
Iris: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
20 February 2017

On the hottest day after early school pickup we hit the beach. Best day ever. Oli was great to drop off at school, Iris was happy at playcenter and bonus beach swim.

Olive: 5 years
Iris: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
06 February 2017

Daddy's old marbles make an appearance and keep the girls amused all afternoon.

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Iris: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
05 February 2017

My girls (and Dot).

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Iris: 2 years and 7 months
Juniper: -4 months and 11 days
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  Iris  
30 January 2017

A spot of colour today

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Iris: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
20 January 2017

Worm obsessed after Anthony's magic worm! Fun lunch with cousins followed by worm hunt. Last day of holidays.

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Iris: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
16 January 2017

After fun collecting shells at the Mount, the interest in our shell collections has been lots of fun. (Daddy's is better than Mummy's)

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Iris: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
13 January 2017

We got lucky one morning when Iris woke early but went back to sleep in our bed! Princess is her favorite toy called Angela ballerina.

Iris: 2 years and 6 months
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04 January 2017

Getting back to normality after the Turner season is over. The garden has gone crazy too.

Olive: 4 years and 10 months
Iris: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
25 December 2016

Opening presents from each other on Christmas morning.

Olive: 4 years and 10 months
Iris: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
19 December 2016

We managed a walk around the mount with the kids. Iris surprised us with hopping out of the buggy half way and literally running the second half of the walk. Olive loved following the goat tracks with Ali.

Olive: 4 years and 10 months
Iris: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
12 December 2016

No car today so our flattie can be replaced, lucky it happened before our trip! So we walked into k town and got our freebie sunglasses because we are nearly a school kid!

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
Iris: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
07 December 2016

My girls

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
Iris: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
29 November 2016

I think it is fair to say iris has inherited my nose lip thing. We have also had a few good dinners out of iris lately! Hooray!

Iris: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Iris  
05 November 2016

An impromptu BBQ and fireworks at the Prosser's! Iris was a little worried to go outside but the rest of the kids loved it.

Iris: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  
05 November 2016

Water play table from the toy library. Summer is on it's way!?

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Iris: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
03 November 2016

"Take a photo!"

Iris: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  
02 November 2016

Iris Does Gym Tots! On her first visit Iris had a little try of everything and observed the other children exploring at gym tots. On her second time Iris was confident enough to explore a variety of activities. As usual, we put on the yellow top and had a short walk to gym tots. After listening to the instructors and a little stretch and a game, Iris was set off to play! Iris looked around and walked to the soft cushion first. She hopped on one of them and observed others playing and running around. After a while, she jumped off the cushion and ran to the tunnel. She tried everything confidently. Great work Iris! You were using you big muscles while you were doing some crawling, climbing and running. You were building up the control of your little muscles while picking up a ball. Meanwhile, you were developing the confidence of controlling your own body. Ka pai!

Iris: 2 years and 4 months
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01 November 2016

Olive took her time showing Iris how to draw a cow.

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Iris: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
20 October 2016

A private ballet class (no one else turned up!) for both the girls.

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Iris: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
19 October 2016

A catchup with jonty and tiff.

Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  
18 October 2016

Pegboards are up! Pretty pleased.

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  DIY  
16 October 2016

Iris's first party! She won two prizes at musical statues. Generally looked quite pleased to be there. Olive wasn't very happy about not being invited so ease the blow she got a special movie outing with ant and the dads.

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
14 October 2016

The kids peg painting boards are done! Just waiting on pegs now...

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
10 October 2016

Olive wasn't keen on going into ballet by herself so Iris helped support her and she loved it. Got right into everything. Hmmm... Olive enjoyed herself too.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
10 October 2016

Ballerina Sisters

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  
07 October 2016

Iris is appalling at dinner time at the moment. Won't even sit for a mouthful. This is where I found her after she run off. She thought it was hilarious.

Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  
04 October 2016

Our ballerinas.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
30 September 2016

The grandies took the girls to the zoo on a cracker Wellie day while I worked... We joined up for f&c's on the beach.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 September 2016

Just one of Iris's 'cool' dress ups.

Iris: 2 years and 3 months
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23 September 2016

Last day of the term at Kpc and guess what landed on our field! A helicopter! Olive was super excited and later in the day practiced helicopter swing ikea dolly style. Iris though it was noisy.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
22 September 2016

How would we ever survive a flight without iPads? Olive was in heaven. Iris took a bit of entertaining towards the end but was pretty good as well.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 September 2016

A wet weather day so we ventured to the movies! Pets. Lots of fun and Iris sat through the whole thing on Dads knee.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
19 September 2016

Cuddling chicks and feeding kangaroos at Lone Pine koala sanctuary.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
18 September 2016

3 mermaids at the beach

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
16 September 2016

We visited Sea Life and the girls absolutely loved it. Aquariums and a seal show.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
14 September 2016

We made it to our flight! The girls very excited. Will see how they cope with the 3.45am wake up call. And us!

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  

Iris gets very excited about Nan day on Fridays "Go to Nans and Oli go Nui!" (Playcentre Tamaraki Nui - big kids excursions)

12 September 2016

Iris: 2 years and 2 months
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07 September 2016

Iris hits the park circle with a few friends, Chloe & Amy. We managed a lap before it Bucketed down.

Iris: 2 years and 2 months
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06 September 2016

Toilet training is going reasonably well since iris is leading the charge. Loves knickers and has started telling us when she needs to go which can be every 10mins, great start...

Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Iris  
03 September 2016

Beach Bunnies

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  

Iris has taken to piggy backs but she calls them "back packs" which makes much more sense!

02 September 2016

Iris: 2 years and 2 months
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23 August 2016

Iris and I popped into town for sushi with daddy. Love these sunny winter days.

Iris: 2 years and 2 months
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17 August 2016

Cheap Wednesday at the zoo so we headed there while oli was at Kindy (felt guilty!) wiry a few of iris's little buddies, Chloe, Olivia and from Kindy Elle & Naomi. Iris fascinated by the swinging chimps, muddy pigs and giraffes eating. She was a lot more engaged this time around too. Walked all the way so maybe next time no buggy?

Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Iris  
14 August 2016

While we were away, nan and grandad kindly had a sleepover with the girls. They all did really well sleeping (iris even slept in!) nan took olive off to Maia's party which was a big deal too. Nice to know they were happy. Book another weekend?

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  

It seems our most precious items in life seen through the eyes of our children are coffee and phones. Iris always says at 5.30am "mummy get coffee?, daddy coffee?" Almost in a concerned state. Yesterday I dropped my phone, once too many, never shattered a screen before... Iris keeps reminding me "mummy broke phone, mummy got daddy phone" why is it they remember and highlight our faults?! Oh well!

10 August 2016

Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Iris  
01 August 2016

Over the past few weeks (coincided with my food bag) these two have had such lovely play in the early evening before bath and dinner. Olive actually reads(from memory) iris books which is just amazing.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
30 July 2016

First cuzzie sleepover! I had three kids in my own! Olive was running around saying "I'm princess jasmine" with Lachie chasing saying "and I'm a baddie" they all got on so well which was great to see. The best surprise was bedtime. They were great, not a peep, Olive was super excited to have Lachie on her pull out bed. But confused early this morning when he was gone. She wanted him to come back to bed. Maybe soon the girls can bunk up.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
30 July 2016

Barbie bungy created by me (nearly 30 years ago) nice to see Olive doing really well at leading the pack and prescribing turn taking, both the big kids including Iris in the game was great too.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
29 July 2016

It seems they walked away from Disney on ice with sock skating skills. We had dinner and skating shows at Nan & Grandads. I adore seeing the cousins playing so well, it has been so great getting know Lachie a little better. Sad it is nearly time for them to go...

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
25 July 2016

A lovely full day playdate with cuzzie lachie, with pikelets, barbies, cooking cookie soups, chasing Lyon, play dough banana, chocolate & beer pizzas and playing tiger families behind the chairs to name a few. Wouldn't it be nice if we could do this more often?

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 July 2016

A stop off at the army museum on our way home. Olive had lots of questions about war that I'm not ready to talk to her about. How to explain that humans can be nasty to each other, as I can already tell what she will say, but why? Very good question. "why do they have guns?" What's the mask for?" Why did they put all the kids in tents?" Lachie stated "only baddies have guns" it is interesting how kids interpret war and Iris just pulled us around everywhere...

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
22 July 2016

Hanging out with Lachie in Ohakune.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
18 July 2016

Iris has been really interested in photos of late...

Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
18 July 2016

We enjoyed 'the Kowhai tree' show with Nat & Poppy followed by Raumati playground.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  

We've had three tinkles on the toilet so far. All voluntary. Probably just the novelty of it but it would be nice to have it a little easier this time round!

16 July 2016

Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Iris  
16 July 2016

The kids are getting excited about our ski trip with cuzzy lachie, a bit better prepared this time with goggles, suits and snow boots! Hope Iris enjoys it this time, who knows maybe skis for oli?.... Hmm

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
12 July 2016

The usual spot before I open the door so they have to tumble and roll through the entrance. It seems to never get old... For some. These two are having a lot more fun playing simple games together, which is so rewarding to see. Olive helps out a little with Iris by helping her wash her hands and helping with shoes and the fact that Iris will find oli and ask for her help is awesome. Just a lovely bond growing.

Olive: 4 years and 4 months
Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
11 July 2016

Girls loved the ramps at Waitangi skate park on a stunning still winter morning. The littlelies loved running up and down too. Kept them all amused for over an hour! Will be going back with iris's bike!

Olive: 4 years and 4 months
Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  

"Mummy gone gym tots?" "Yes Iriee, mummy's gone to gym tots".

29 June 2016

Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Iris  
24 June 2016

Matariki kindy disco. Wow there was a lot of people. Olive surprised us by running off with her friend Jess and showing off some dance moves. Iris enjoyed running circles around daddy too. A great event and fun to be out at night.

Olive: 4 years and 4 months
Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 June 2016

Iris saw a photo of olive wearing these sunnies, ran off and looked for the sunglasses, by pointing to where they used to hang, after we found them, she wore them all through dinner.

Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Iris  
24 June 2016

Iris finally got to see the tractor up close (she talks about it at every kindy pickup) teamed with the first full park circuit on bikes.

Iris: 2 years
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"Did you have fun at KCC today Iris?" Iris: "Rowan, James, Angela, Chrissy!". Another day- "did you enjoy music today Irinee?" - Iris: "James, Chrissy, Rowan, Angela!" .....

23 June 2016

Iris: 2 years
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20 June 2016

Happy 2nd birthday Iriee! Got the special kpc birthday chair, lady bug cake and healthy ice cream making at the end of session. My baby isn't a baby anymore!

Iris: 2 years
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19 June 2016

Iris' second birthday party! A fun family affair with a well executed pass the parcel, biking, yummy food, a ducky cake and more!

Iris: 1 year and 11 months
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19 June 2016

The birthday girl.

Iris: 1 year and 11 months
Tags:  Iris  
11 June 2016

Iris got to test drive her new birthday bike, which she flew on!

Iris: 1 year, 11 months and 22 days
Tags:  Iris  
10 June 2016

Friday night dinner with the Rogers girls

Olive: 4 years and 3 months
Iris: 1 year, 11 months and 21 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
04 June 2016

Winter woolies with bare feet

Olive: 4 years and 3 months
Iris: 1 year, 11 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
30 May 2016

Iris has started to listen and copy actions to songs which is so much fun!

Iris: 1 year, 11 months and 10 days
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30 May 2016

Iris is getting in on all the play with big sis, she did really well holding on too.

Iris: 1 year, 11 months and 10 days
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28 May 2016

Cheeky little dishes helper.

Iris: 1 year, 11 months and 8 days
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"Water, in, eyes!" - Iris, upon arriving at KCC after a very cold bike ride.

17 May 2016

Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 27 days
Tags:  Iris  
14 May 2016

Washing basket and plastic monkeys... Who knew? It seems to go with the theme of stashing things in her pockets... Frozen peas, crayons, stamps, balls and more monkeys. All of which manage to go through the wash just fine. Just glad I caught the pink crayon after 5 minutes in the dryer.

Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 24 days
Tags:  Iris  
12 May 2016

Finally it is feeling like autumn!

Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 22 days
Tags:  Iris  
09 May 2016

Wellington Playcentres all had their Monday session in civic square today. Great concept and lots of fun for Oli and Iriee.

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
06 May 2016

Olive has been going on about staying the night, so finally it was time to give it a go. The girls had dinner, bath and went off to bed without a fuss at Nan and Grandads. Second night away for Olive and first for Iris. We managed dinner and a movie! Until.... 2am Olive woke up and wanted mummy, so off I went driving through the streets of Karori to jump into bed with Olive. Tom got a sweet deal! A reasonably good first attempt!

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
03 May 2016

Bucket skirt.

Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 13 days
Tags:  Iris  

I thought I better post this as it may never happen again! Both kids slept through until a whopping 7am! Whoop! Enough said.

01 May 2016

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
01 May 2016

This is a great example of Iris and her curious ways. She loves to work out how things work, windows, wheels, containers you name it, this was interesting this morning that she has made this connection keys and locks, I thought we were safe with locks so high!

Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 11 days
Tags:  Iris  
30 April 2016

A fun day out at Granny and Poppas with Daddy. Iris had a good sleep and went down without a peep. Olive preferred to stay behind with Granny so Daddy and Poppa could see the Prosser house foundations taking shape! Loving Olives new found independence and confidence.

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
28 April 2016

Peck girls hanging on their stoop.

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 April 2016

Another beautiful day for the holidays. We enjoyed it at the zoo with Mia, Amy & Jenny. We checked out the farm area and discovered Olive was terrified of the sheep & chickens?! So much so she climbed up my body like a koala, Iris however wandered through the gate in her own little world. 'Baabaasheep'

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 April 2016

It has started. The refusal to sit in her lobster chair and sitting on the big kid chair at bowl level. Luckily her eating skills have improved dramatically.

Iris: 1 year, 10 months and 1 day
Tags:  Iris  
19 April 2016

I have noticed Olive and Iris playing more and more together lately. Always Olive led games and Iris enjoys it. Olive has also taken to 'reading' to Iris in the ever so popular dog bed.

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
18 April 2016

A great start to the holidays with a sunny still day wondering along the waterfront to Te papa and coffee with Nan. Iris was ever so pleased in finding a perfect seat for herself, Olive couldn't resist either. Iris managed walking all the way back to the car in a very stroppy manner.

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
11 April 2016

Iris continues to enjoy balancing and has been happier playing without me at playcenter. Olive I don't even see, today she was off with Freya and Sarah, out for the night while babysitters looked after their babies all night, who knows where they get these crazy notions!

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  

For over a year Iris has been an early riser (4.30-5.30am) so an early buggy ride most mornings was the usual, but with three tyres worn and falling apart it forced us to put her back to bed (plus, daylight savings brought things an hour earlier!). The first morning was the worst, second a small grizzle followed by the third just needing to be laid down again. Fourth morning 6am wake up. Let's hope it continues!

10 April 2016

Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 21 days
Tags:  Iris  
04 April 2016

Iris enjoys all the climbing, balancing obstacle setups at the moment. Still a bit pushy with slightly younger kids though!

Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 15 days
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02 April 2016

Building a flat pack with two kids at 5.30am...

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
01 April 2016

Finally got back to gym jam with both kids, Iris took about 10nins to warm up and then she was off! Really interested in balancing along our deck wall and outdoor furniture at the moment and we are getting great use of our front yard with Olive getting the hang of bike riding and Iris turning into Rambo on a trike and loving the speed.

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 12 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
22 March 2016

Cheeky monkey Iris's words are coming thick and fast, stringing two words together now, 'stop it' 'my mummy' 'baa sheep', 'come on'.

Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 2 days
Tags:  Iris  
22 March 2016

Iris gets super excited about picking up 'Oli kindy'.

Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 2 days
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22 March 2016

The Washing

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Iris: 1 year, 9 months and 2 days
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  
12 March 2016

Bathing shower fearing children on holiday. Worked surprisingly well.

Olive: 4 years
Iris: 1 year, 8 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
08 March 2016

Iris Gate Escape. Luckily we have two gates between the deck and a full escape.

Iris: 1 year, 8 months and 17 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
16 February 2016

Second week of Iris at KCC for two mornings. Drop offs are getting better and she has settled in nicely. Loves the bike ride there!

Iris: 1 year, 7 months and 27 days
Tags:  Iris  
13 February 2016

Tunnel Slide Fun. Iris led the way on doing loops of the tunnel slide at Aotea Lagoon playground. No fear!

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Iris: 1 year, 7 months and 24 days
Tags:  Movie  Iris  Olive  

"For the first time in forever, you slept in, in the morning Iriee!" (Until 6.45am) and we feel amazing!

10 February 2016

Iris: 1 year, 7 months and 21 days
Tags:  Iris  
07 February 2016

Hanging with Iriee. Quite the little potterra. Happy cruising and finding things to do. Now she follows everything Olive does and so it begins...

Iris: 1 year, 7 months and 18 days
Tags:  Iris  
25 January 2016

Testing out the $3.50 bike seat from TradeMe. Works a treat! This will take Iris off to KCC in style.

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Iris: 1 year, 7 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 January 2016

Iris is loving the baby at the moment.

Iris: 1 year, 7 months and 4 days
Tags:  Iris  
16 January 2016

First full day with nan and grandad! They had a lovely day and mummy and daddy got 7 hours in the garden! Sore now!

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
10 January 2016

With the girls.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
09 January 2016

Crashed out.

Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 20 days
Tags:  Iris  
07 January 2016

This happy bunny slept through to 6.15 this morning! Maybe things are on the up!

Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 18 days
Tags:  Iris  
05 January 2016

Lyon managed to hurt his foot while hanging in the garden, so he had a quick visit to the vet for painkillers. Both the girls were worried about him so he got more attention than he wanted.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 16 days
Lyon: 4 years and 8 months
Tags:  Lyon  Iris  Olive  
30 December 2015

Nice brunch on the lake front for Daves birthday. Enjoyed the sulphur hot springs in the lake too

Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 10 days
Tags:  Iris  
28 December 2015

Movie time to escape the afternoon heat

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
26 December 2015

Boxing Day walk into town, with smoothies, trains rides and playground fun. Iris is getting familiar with all the family, generally knows everyone by name and loves to high five. Olive & violet have formed a lovely friendship over the past few days, dressed as fairies and loving each other's company and games.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 6 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
26 December 2015

Lovely sunrises on the early morning Iris walks which ranged from 3-5 am.

Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 6 days
Tags:  Iris  
25 December 2015

Ice thief.

Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 5 days
Tags:  Iris  
25 December 2015

The babies at lunch and at play. Iris liked to push them round a bit.

Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 5 days
Tags:  Iris  
25 December 2015

Santa arrived! Olive was super excited and surprisingly so was Iris about opening all her presents, even wanted to continue with the rest!

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 December 2015

Christmas Eve! The kids are super excited, so we put out done supper for the jolly old Santa! Kids are having a super time with each other....

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
23 December 2015

Two cuties in the swing chair.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
22 December 2015

The Harris' pop in for a play in their way north. The kids got on surprisingly well considering they've not spent long with each other.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 December 2015

Off up to Taupo! And Iris pleased as punch facing the front!

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Iris: 1 year, 6 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
20 December 2015

Iris gets an early present from Olive, super pleased with the drink bottle.

Iris: 1 year and 6 months
Tags:  Iris  
14 December 2015

The end of a Playcentre year! Only one more for Olive and a few more for Iris! Lovely bunch of people.

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
10 December 2015

A beautiful sunrise on the early morning Irinee walk.

Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 20 days
Tags:  Iris  
01 December 2015

At KPC today we had a fairy help decorate the Christmas tree! Iris enjoyed passing the dropped ornaments up to olive. Iris really likes hanging with the big kids, loves being part of anything. The best play is always after session... Funny that.

Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 11 days
Tags:  Iris  

Iris words of the week: "Book", "Read It" (or at least it sounds like it), "Fffoot", "Doggy" (any animal at first is a doggy), "Monkey" (her favourite bedtime toy), "Botbot" (bottle), "Bregat" (breakfast). Her words are coming thick and fast now which is very exciting. Everything is spoken with a shout.

01 December 2015

Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 11 days
Tags:  Iris  
30 November 2015

I thought all was quiet and the girls were playing happily so I'll pop on my computer for a spot of work. Next minute two little someone's popped up.

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
30 November 2015

Olive has taken up a new game of dressing Iris, mainly skirts and shoes with a little hairdressing thrown in. Sometimes we will spot Iris just sitting quietly somewhere with a book. Bliss.

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
24 November 2015

Iris is insisting on walking everywhere, so we are later than normal, but aren't they cute! It was Willa's birthday so we decorated cupcakes and had face painting.

Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 4 days
Tags:  Iris  
23 November 2015

Action cuddle shot.

Iris: 1 year, 5 months and 3 days
Lyon: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Iris  Lyon  
19 November 2015

Colour mixing fun. This was a great way of slowly seeing the red mix into the blue and change colour, Olive was quite excited about it. Iris just enjoyed copying Olive and drinking it.

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
17 November 2015

After PC volcanoes we decided to make one of our own at home. Iris was more interested this time, as was Olive, potion and mixing came after. I managed to prepare dinner while they were busy eating afternoon tea together on the deck chairs and the sandpit fun. Can't 100% trust Iris with the edge but she has been pretty good so far.

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
17 November 2015

A lovely sunny day, a great day for water play at kpc. Olive made a angel from pegs and fabric and got involved in the volcano and making potions in the mud puddle. Iris enjoyed the water so much so climbed in! At the end Olive dressed up as an elephant, packed a suitcase and was off to Auckland!

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
16 November 2015

On Monday's while Olive is at kindy, Iris and I head off to kpc. Iris enjoyed the sandpit and the rivers and just hanging with the big girls.

Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 27 days
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10 November 2015

Enough said.

Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 21 days
Tags:  Iris  
10 November 2015

Just in the last week or so Iris's language has changed. She will try and repeat words, common words are, duckie, birdie, doggie, cat, bear, book, mummy & daddy, monkey (her favourite toy) and olaf (Olive). Iris points to a seat if she wants you to sit down and has started grabbing a finger to pull you with her. Water play is her favourite past time and painting anything. She has started trying basic shape puzzles and loves containers and lids.

Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 21 days
Tags:  Iris  
10 November 2015

Today at kpc we drew around ourselves and found our body parts, we even got Iris lying down to do it. Olive helped and later enjoyed our homemade pumpkin hummus with carrots & potatoes for dipping and enjoyed making ice creams from paper and cakes with feathers.

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
06 November 2015

This Iris deserves a mention. Tom bought it off trade me when Iris was born. He was a little baffled when it arrived as a bulb stump, but it took a year and it has doubled and now flowering! Worth the wait.

Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 17 days
Tags:  Garden  Iris  
06 November 2015

Kindy drop offs are an interesting affair, with Iris bee lining for the paints and painting sometimes paper but usually the floor, shoes, hair... just about anything, then comes the taps and water, followed by a tantrum about leaving. But it is lovely to see the girls doing little things like this, olive has been reading stories to Iris and trying to teach words.

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Iris: 1 year, 4 months and 17 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
19 October 2015

Bike day at KPC. Iris borrowed a bike and has started to sit and go backwards lately, but generally likes walking with it between her legs. We are also a bit of a runner and doesn't look back! It would seem mummy's tactics can't be reused for no 2.

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 29 days
Tags:  Iris  
18 October 2015

Off for a Monday ride. Olive understands turn taking but Iris... Well it's always her turn, I had forgotten the trials of this age! Are all kids at this age stubborn?

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
18 October 2015

Hamish, Toni and Carter come for lunch. Carter and Iris had great fun taking turns on the slide.

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 28 days
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17 October 2015

Iris loves copying big sister. In this instance it is lovely to see them both reading books.

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 27 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
12 October 2015

Iris flying solo at Playcentre without olive! First session and Iris was off but mostly getting wet at the taps (three changes and then we started borrowing!) she did pull (she did move the wagon) Eden and Elise too and managed climbing the mount by herself.

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 22 days
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11 October 2015

Iris's favorite spot. Sitting on the chair in her room and turning on and off the lamp.

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 21 days
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02 October 2015

Just an ordinary photo of Iris in the high hair. Hmmm I didn't put her in there? Olive said she climbed in! Very suspicious!

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 12 days
Tags:  Iris  
28 September 2015

Happy little Larry sitting on the couch and loves sitting on Olive's high seat at the table now too.

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 8 days
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22 September 2015

Iris loves Lyon.

Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 2 days
Lyon: 4 years and 4 months
Tags:  Iris  Lyon  
22 September 2015

Last day of the term at PC. Iris found her paints once again and really got into the physical obstacle course inside on a wet wet rainy day.

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
Iris: 1 year, 3 months and 2 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
20 September 2015

Toy Library Toy Fun

Iris: 1 year and 3 months
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
16 September 2015

Iris is becoming so independent and physical and this slide was a great example. She can now climb up the steps and happily slides down (quite a big slide) with me catching her at the bottom. Giggles all the way down.

Iris: 1 year, 2 months and 27 days
Tags:  Iris  
15 September 2015

Purple cornflour gloop fun. Kids loved making witch fingers and kept them engaged for ages. Iris wasn't even prepared to touch it. With snow, grass, sand and paint textures being introduced lately I think she is overwhelmed by it all.

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
Iris: 1 year, 2 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
08 September 2015

Iris and Olive enjoy paint between their toes. Iris was a bit unsure of the feeling and they both managed bum prints too!

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
Iris: 1 year, 2 months and 19 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
27 August 2015

Iris enjoys her weekly visit to the WhosOnLocation office. Today she ate half an apple while drawing with chalk everywhere!

Iris: 1 year, 2 months and 7 days
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19 August 2015

Just a few of the irinee antics.

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 30 days
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
15 August 2015

Iris is just coming into the age of Gym jam, great to get her practicing all her climbing

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 26 days
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10 August 2015

What a joker. Not sure how she managed to get ink from a coloured pencil?

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 21 days
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05 August 2015

See saw, see saw.

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 16 days
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05 August 2015

Our resident Elton John.

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 16 days
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04 August 2015

Some beanbag action to keep Iris entertained this afternoon since we missed a nap again. 2 naps may be the thing of the past, about time!

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 15 days
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04 August 2015

Iris's first painting experience! Loved it and ate some too.

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 15 days
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04 August 2015

We found a baby stick insect on our way to Playcentre so we bought it along for a visit (mummy had to be brave) Olive was interested enough to count its legs and draw it, Iris really enjoyed marking the paper.

Olive: 3 years and 5 months
Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 July 2015

Term 3! We survived the holidays! Back into PC, Iris really enjoying being able to get into everything, especially climbing the fort.

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 1 day
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20 July 2015

So far Iris has been a very good eater. Here's hoping it continues!

Iris: 1 year and 1 month
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
19 July 2015

A lovely brunch at Lana & Niges followed by a scooter & biking at Ant's future school in the sunny but freezing conditions. The kids got on like time hadn't passed.

Iris: 1 year and 29 days
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17 July 2015

With a temperature every night, it is nice to get a little smile out of Iris. It has to be teething! Beautiful sunny friday.

Iris: 1 year and 27 days
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16 July 2015

Don't get caught with egg on your face...

Iris: 1 year and 26 days
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15 July 2015

Iris has stated hopping on and off the trike by herself. She shuffles it round the room looking very proud of herself.

Iris: 1 year and 25 days
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Iris has started taking a few steps. She had been stand surfing for a few weeks and enjoyed holding our hands to walk.

09 July 2015

Iris: 1 year and 19 days
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05 July 2015

It takes two grandparents to change this munchkin!

Iris: 1 year and 15 days
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03 July 2015

Well I think we can safely say that Iris has mastered climbing on all our tables. If she can get up on it she will!

Iris: 1 year and 13 days
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30 June 2015

Iris is getting around at Playcentre and making friends (as much as a one year can!) we love climbing everything and loves being around the action. We have started having minor tantees when taken away from the fun!

Iris: 1 year and 10 days
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22 June 2015

Bath time is great. Iris enjoys watching after her bath but does a nudie runner when it is dressing time. I can't leave the step stool out, boxes or little chairs as Iris is very keen on climbing these days too.

Iris: 1 year and 2 days
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22 June 2015

Iris has been really interested in Lyon of late. She can pat gently and wants to touch nose and eyes (poor patient Lyon) the minute she joins him in his bed, he has gone, the dog bed is a favourite play area too.

Iris: 1 year and 2 days
Lyon: 4 years and 1 month
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20 June 2015

Iris turns one! Hard to believe our baby is one already. The year has gone by so quick! Here are a few photos from the day. A nice relaxing family affair.

Iris: 1 year
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17 June 2015

Our little crown. Iris has recently been pulling this cheesy smile and she gets a great reaction, how could you not laugh? I had this face after every mouthful at lunch.

Iris: 11 months and 28 days
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15 June 2015

Iris has a new smile on demand. She sure knows how make us laugh!

Iris: 11 months and 26 days
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12 June 2015

Latest interest, she has found a tunnel behind the couch. Iris is starting to understand simple games, chase, hide and seek, finding things under cups, and always comes up for a cuddle.

Iris: 11 months and 23 days
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09 June 2015

Iris, Scarlett and another Olive! Nice to see Iris being interested in other babies, mainly eyes and pulling hair (poor things!) and exploring yet more doors. She loves placing items, closing them in, reopening to discover they are still there! Loves doors, crawling with just about anything in her mouth, pushing anything along the floor and watching clothes drop over and over again.

Iris: 11 months and 20 days
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01 June 2015

Got to keep an eye on the dog flap these days or else cheeky is halfway across the deck before you know it! She also loves sitting in things like the trolley or Olives doll cots.

Iris: 11 months and 12 days
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Iris has developed some interesting habits of late. If she is at all frustrated (usually when Olive deems it necessary to place toys away and up high or the play isn't doing what she wants) she lashes out and tries to bite Olive or anything nearby. Is she a biter? And of course the dog flap has been discovered and what a wonder that is, freedom to the slide! And lastly climbing small things like doll cots and boxes.

30 May 2015

Iris: 11 months and 10 days
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23 May 2015

Iris loved pushing Olive's scooter around civic square while Olive was at French.

Iris: 11 months and 3 days
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21 May 2015

Jonty came for a play date with Iriee. 4 weeks younger but 4 inches taller! (Or there abouts)

Iris: 11 months and 1 day
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18 May 2015

Iriee loves doors, and placing things inside books at the moment, she can find me anywhere in the house and loves being mobile. She is getting on her tippy toes to reach things too.

Iris: 10 months and 28 days
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10 May 2015

Olive and Iris are enjoying playing with each other. If Iris doesn't like what Olive is doing, she lashes out and tries to bite Olive (or her feet), maybe a biter? It is so lovely to see their relationship change.

Iris: 10 months and 20 days
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
04 May 2015

Iriee's New Tricks.

Iris: 10 months and 14 days
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25 April 2015

This kept Iris amused for a good 30 minutes. Iris tunnel of love!

Iris: 10 months and 5 days
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Iris has finally done it! Slept from 6pm to 5.30am amazing! Help from th sleep specialist is certainly paying off. Should have been the best night sleep in months until Olive woke up crying at 2am and stayed awake for 2.5hr! Why? Oh why?!!! Finally falling asleep in our bed.

20 April 2015

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
Iris: 10 months
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
19 April 2015

Iriee has discovered Olive's chair cave. Olive is fantastic at letting Iriee in on the fun.

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
Iris: 9 months and 30 days
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15 April 2015

This will become a common occurrence.

Iris: 9 months and 26 days
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13 April 2015

It is a wonder to watch Iriee Ann playing. She is so fascinated by everything.

Iris: 9 months and 24 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
11 April 2015

Cheeky monkey.

Iris: 9 months and 22 days
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08 April 2015

We have been enjoying online shopping but the last time we made it in store Iriee has moved up to the big trolley seat, right next to big sis. They are really enjoying each other. Olive has a new car seat and Iriee has at last moved out of the capsule. They can now see each other with lots of giggling in the back seat too.

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
Iris: 9 months and 19 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
05 April 2015

Our little Iriee Ann bunny. Lyon is very interesting at the moment!

Iris: 9 months and 16 days
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02 April 2015

Iris loves cruising around the place. Under the table is a jungle gym and my office she is so busy!

Iris: 9 months and 13 days
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01 April 2015

Iriee Ann who is on a mission to explore! It took her seconds to get up the slide! I was amazed at her grip, then of course Olive had to do it. Iriee loves standing at the bath on either side which makes us a bit nervous.

Iris: 9 months and 12 days
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31 March 2015

Iris leaving the baby pit to hang with the big girls, Amy, Olive & Mia. Gosh she looks too small to be standing! Her first official playdoh taste -yuck! Isn't it funny how everyone knows what it tastes like? Iris is starting to explore Playcentre.

Iris: 9 months and 11 days
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29 March 2015

Fun at Ben Burn Park.

Iris: 9 months and 9 days
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28 March 2015

Access to the finger jammer is now denied.

Iris: 9 months and 8 days
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21 March 2015

Olive is incredibly proud to be a sister, talks about Iris a lot at kindy and has turned into a bit of a tattle tale when Iris is up to no good (quite handy) apart from that includes mummy & daddy too. 'Don't eat with your mouth full mummy' 'daddy sit while eating!'

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
Iris: 9 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
20 March 2015

We love to stand. Our little legs are very shaky but it is a thrill to be up. Our favourite tricks are escaping outside and standing at the bath to watch big sister.

Iris: 9 months
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18 March 2015

Since Iris has been able to crawl around she usually comes along and destroys games (or wants to be included) but today was lovely as she was quite happy playing along side big sister and rolled into this position. Her sitting is just goegeous.

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
Iris: 8 months and 26 days
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
15 March 2015

Iris the Musician. With a flourish to finish!

Iris: 8 months and 23 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
14 March 2015

Trouble cakes has been getting up onto everything. We're not ready for this!

Iris: 8 months and 22 days
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11 March 2015

We brought the piano down to Iris's level and she had a ball. It has been a joy to watch Iris master sitting and discovering the world that comes with it. She sat for ages by her postbox flipping and dropping envelopes. Drawers are great fun and she beelines for the deck at every opportunity.

Iris: 8 months and 19 days
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09 March 2015

Iris made her way onto Lyons bed. Left with a mouthful of fluff. Never stopped smiling.

Iris: 8 months and 17 days
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09 March 2015

Iris has hit a few milestones all at once these past few days. Clapping at 10pm at night (it cheered us up- cheeky monkey) taking a few crawls on her knees and now pulling herself up on things!

Iris: 8 months and 17 days
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26 February 2015

A lovely river walk with boyfriend Jonty followed by them going to town in their rusks.

Iris: 8 months and 6 days
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26 February 2015

The old physics test. Dropping food is a fun exercise at any table. Lyon is in heaven. Iris continues to find fun by commando crawling. Drawers and cupboards are fantastic, Lyons ball is a highlight and Olive has started to include her in games, like doctors. Iris is a willing patient when Olive feeds her 'Medicine' Iriee just opens up but is confused nothing comes out!

Iris: 8 months and 6 days
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25 February 2015

Iris crawls around in the bath and is very confident in there. Olive enjoys bath time once more with little sis.

Olive: 3 years
Iris: 8 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
20 February 2015

Those two are going to create some trouble...

Olive: 3 years
Iris: 8 months
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18 February 2015

While big sister is away... Iris lets loose on all her presents!

Iris: 7 months and 29 days
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17 February 2015

Iris had a few admirers at Playcentre today and got into some gloop. Olive was quick to protect her little sister from the lion and elephant!

Iris: 7 months and 28 days
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16 February 2015

Iriee is on the move. She really wanted to play in Olive's new castle, to Olives displeasure. She made it out to the hallway and we found her playing with the blind cord. She is too small!

Iris: 7 months and 27 days
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13 February 2015

The party prep has begun! Purple icing ready for the 'purple bunny cake with purple MMs' request from Olive (which has been consistent for weeks) oh the pressure! Iris got in on the action by commando crawling to get herself a balloon. So it begins...

Iris: 7 months and 24 days
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We have experienced a week of really bad sleep but Iris has another bottom tooth! And four top teeth are cutting through, thank goodness there was a reason?!

12 February 2015

Iris: 7 months and 23 days
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03 February 2015

So far Olive has been really understanding of Iris and her new found movement and curiosity. She either moves further away or let's Iris play with the toy. Bath time is getting more and more fun with two!

Olive: 2 years and 11 months
Iris: 7 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
03 February 2015

Yay for bath time!

Iris: 7 months and 14 days
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03 February 2015

A Dinner with Iris

Iris: 7 months and 14 days
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03 February 2015

Iris's tooth in the wild. The only lonely tooth. Looks like she is getting all four front top teeth now but for a while it looked like just fangs! It had been very handy for fruit scraping among other things.

Iris: 7 months and 14 days
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03 February 2015

Lyon has made a new friend. Iris especially loves hunting down his ball (which he likes to leave close to her) and munching it.

Iris: 7 months and 14 days
Lyon: 3 years and 9 months
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02 February 2015

Iris got up to all sorts of mischief while mummy and Olive were at Kindy and Nan had left. Including taking the bottle!

Iris: 7 months and 13 days
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01 February 2015

Iris's favourite position. Lying on her side with one leg over the other.

Iris: 7 months and 12 days
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25 January 2015

Forward Determination. Iris is certainly no sitter like her sister was.

Iris: 7 months and 5 days
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23 January 2015

A hot day. With Olive under the weather with strep throat we kicked around home and had a lovely afternoon cooling off in the paddling pool. Iris loved exploring the deck, yes she is moving around, circular movements with feet pushing is quite affective.

Olive: 2 years and 11 months
Iris: 7 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
21 January 2015

Good old jolly doesn't come out as often as it should. Iris loves it and Lyon is never to far away.

Iris: 7 months and 1 day
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18 January 2015

Iris Ann in her great Aunty Pat & Uncle Peter outfit which is gorgeous, doing what she does best - putting something in her mouth!

Iris: 6 months and 29 days
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15 January 2015

The home made kayak cover/ pink tutu is working wonders on keeping our lobster clean! Easy for Iris to find her food too.

Iris: 6 months and 26 days
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13 January 2015

Iris Carrot Top Head. Olive is getting on board with the Iris entertaining. Very easily amused. So cute.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Iris: 6 months and 24 days
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  
11 January 2015

Can't beat a good steak. Oh and a high chair. Iris continues to eat like a truper.

Iris: 6 months and 22 days
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10 January 2015

Attack of the Iris.

Iris: 6 months and 21 days
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07 January 2015

It is always interesting to see if your kids look a little like you. Hmmm not sure! But Iris has a little copper with blonde so who knows?!

Iris: 6 months and 18 days
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07 January 2015

It's nice just having one on one with Iris when I can grab time.

Iris: 6 months and 18 days
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06 January 2015

Iris is getting into everything! She is very interested in what Olive is playing with, in other words tries to grab it off her. Usually when she is on the floor we find her into the nappy bag or eating a book or into Olive's toy boxes. Let the exploring games begin.

Iris: 6 months and 17 days
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01 January 2015

Iriee is sitting, well she has been able to do it for a little while but still with a bit of cushion help! She also has her first tooth!!!

Iris: 6 months and 12 days
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22 December 2014

Beautiful sun rises on Iris' early morning walks.

Iris: 6 months and 2 days
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21 December 2014

Iris's first visit to the beach! Mummy and daddy braved the water, the kids just enjoyed making sand castles.

Iris: 6 months and 1 day
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21 December 2014

Iris got lots of cuddles from Milla and Lachlan while on holiday.

Iris: 6 months and 1 day
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15 December 2014

Iriee's laugh is just gorgeous. Its a real chuckle. Pity about someone in the background.

Iris: 5 months and 25 days
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14 December 2014

Our little muncher. Loves anything which is sweet. Drops her spoon when more is on its way. Seems to be enjoying eating!

Iris: 5 months and 24 days
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13 December 2014

Iris is really enjoying her food. It's a messy affair three times a day.

Iris: 5 months and 23 days
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11 December 2014

Bouncy Iriee. She loves jumping about. Also loves watching Lyon and especially olive.

Iris: 5 months and 21 days
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
03 December 2014

Our girls

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Iris: 5 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
01 December 2014

Iriee's last day in her bassinet. My baby is growing far to fast! (Well she grew out of it a few weeks back, cough... we were a bit slow on the up take!) big cot with a little Iriee here we come!

Iris: 5 months and 11 days
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25 November 2014

Olive feeds Iris her first solids! Apple banana mush followed by yoghurt. She seemed to enjoy it and want more!

Iris: 5 months and 5 days
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20 November 2014

Iris wakes up on her 5 month birthday. Today we bought a new bed for Olive, finally! Arrives in two weeks. Iris is sure looking forward to moving out of her now cramped bassinet.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Iris: 5 months
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16 November 2014

Olive the giant!

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Iris: 4 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
15 November 2014

An exciting morning - Iris joins us at the table for her first taste of food. Apple!

Iris: 4 months and 26 days
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12 November 2014

First time Rissy rides shotgun with big sister at the supermarket. Nearly fell asleep at the end - so much to see! Had a lovely swim date with Olive today, she loved the water and swim ring. She was really confident walking around in the deep end and jumping into my arms. Loved it so much I had a hard time getting her out!

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Iris: 4 months and 23 days
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08 November 2014

We donned our bests for Dan and Kats wedding at the boat shed. Granny had the task of dealing with the little ones (thanks Granny!) which went well until Iris decided not take the bottle (a recent development) and cutting Mums evening short. Daddy stumbled home at 2am.

Iris: 4 months and 19 days
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08 November 2014

Jolly Jumping Iris

Iris: 4 months and 19 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
07 November 2014

Toe touching on the bed.

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Iris: 4 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
27 October 2014

Copying Iris on the floor at Ohakune. A quick stop over on our way home from Taupo.

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Iris: 4 months and 7 days
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22 October 2014

Olive is really into building animals or tall towers out of duplo lately, Iris gets a dog to play with. Olive continues to adore Iris (sometimes a bit too close) but it is wonderful. Sometimes Olive will say something like 'when Iris is bigger we can do it together' she is really looking forward to having a sibling to do stuff with.

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Iris: 4 months and 2 days
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20 October 2014

Four months today and we are trying to suck on our toes. Rolling both ways at every opportunity and lots of lovely chatty noises. Evenings are a bit long with bedtime around 10pm and a few wake ups during the night but we are a happy bunny during the day with a smile at any and everyone.

Iris: 4 months
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14 October 2014

This morning Iris desperately wanted to join us building block towers. So she rolled over to join in.

Iris: 3 months and 24 days
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09 October 2014

Our rolley polley baby.

Iris: 3 months and 19 days
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05 October 2014

We are loving our fingers and hands at the moment. Iris is becoming our little roller under her gym while I have been working.

Iris: 3 months and 15 days
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04 October 2014

Iris Timelapse. Testing fun new iPhone feature.

Iris: 3 months and 14 days
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01 October 2014

Matching robot pyjamas! Thanks Aunty Lauren. Iris can finally fit hers.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Iris: 3 months and 11 days
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01 October 2014

Iriss love affair with the elephant on her bouncer continues Today we are modelling our spacesuit' enjoying working with mummy while Olive is at KCC this morning.

Iris: 3 months and 11 days
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27 September 2014

Iris just loves looking at herself in the little mirror.

Iris: 3 months and 7 days
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22 September 2014

We have rolled over from back to front. She was happy under the gym one second and then the next smiling on her tummy!

Iris: 3 months and 2 days
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21 September 2014

Beautiful sleeping Iris. I've taken to rocking her to sleep in the afternoons to help with the chaos called dinner time.

Iris: 3 months and 1 day
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15 September 2014

Caught Iris laughing today, which she has just started doing. Just magical and heart warming.

Iris: 2 months and 26 days
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06 September 2014

Frowns.

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 months and 17 days
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01 September 2014

Olive said to Freya 'Freya this is my brother sister Iris, you can touch her like this' very proud sister. Iris is very into anything with eyes, elephants seem to be a favourite.

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 months and 12 days
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31 August 2014

Iris meets Tiff and Jamie's new arrival Jonty. Three weeks her junior but already a big boy!

Iris: 2 months and 11 days
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30 August 2014

Two in the bath.

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 months and 10 days
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28 August 2014

Sleeping in this morning! After a zero degree dog walk, Iris was still sleeping after she had escaped from the wrap! What an angel.

Iris: 2 months and 8 days
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Two nights in a row Iris has slept through... 7.30pm to 6.30am. I never thought this was possible. The third night was to 3.30am... Geeze I'm lucky! What a lovely smilie baby you are Iris.

28 August 2014

Iris: 2 months and 8 days
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26 August 2014

Iris fell asleep waiting for big sister Olive to get dressed. An hour later still running around shouting 'can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man' why is it that the simple things in life seem to take the longest? Needless to say we didn't make music today.

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 months and 6 days
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23 August 2014

Sisters.

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 months and 3 days
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23 August 2014

Iris expressions. Cheeky, concerned, intrigued, gooby, surprised and happy.

Iris: 2 months and 3 days
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18 August 2014

Bathing squidge.

Iris: 1 month and 29 days
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18 August 2014

We can't get enough of Iris's smiles.

Iris: 1 month and 29 days
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09 August 2014

Pixel meets the Aussie Cuzzies and Aunty and Uncles!

Iris: 1 month and 20 days
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06 August 2014

Our smilie Iris. She is smiling more and more now. It is one of life's joys.

Iris: 1 month and 17 days
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03 August 2014

Sisterly love.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Iris: 1 month and 14 days
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03 August 2014

Iris got to spend the morning with daddy while mum and Olive were at Disney on ice. A Lyon walk, lunch at the local cafe, a tasty bottle of milk and not a grizzle the whole morning.

Iris: 1 month and 14 days
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27 July 2014

5 weeks old! Weighted in at 4.11kg. It seems everyone wanted to be in in the photo! Even Iris's new soft friend Fletch the fox.

Iris: 1 month and 7 days
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25 July 2014

All wrapped up warm this morning, one degree outside! We are getting a lot more smiles and talking from Iris and of course frowning at whatever her big sister Olive is doing. Which is usually loud! Love our 'just the two of us' outings, went to movies! And of course shopping, Iris is proving to be a great wing baby.

Iris: 1 month and 5 days
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23 July 2014

My little hot water bottle. Colic calm did the trick with our unsettled fleurie in the evenings.

Iris: 1 month and 3 days
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22 July 2014

Look who's moved up to the bouncer! And then asleep in the bouncer. Definitely something Olive never did!

Iris: 1 month and 2 days
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21 July 2014

The 'Pretend I'm sleeping face' only to cry after we stop rocking.

Iris: 1 month and 1 day
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20 July 2014

Our little Pixel is one month old already!

Iris: 1 month
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18 July 2014

Doro comes the meet little Iris. Slept the whole time!

Iris: 28 days
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17 July 2014

Olive wanted to hang under the gym with Iris this afternoon. She thought Iris was very funny with goos and gaas and accidental touching! Asking her 'to do it again' Some lovely kissing and cuddles too.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Iris: 27 days and 14 hours
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15 July 2014

Cuddles with mummy and daddy.

Iris: 25 days and 16 hours
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14 July 2014

Olive is really enjoying being a big sister. She asked if iris could walk yet and after I explained she is too little but she will soon, olive said 'then iris can play with me and be a big kid!'

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 24 days and 18 hours
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14 July 2014

Sister shot. Spot the cross eyed Iris!

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 24 days and 15 hours
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14 July 2014

And smile! Olive was more interested in Iris today, telling me Iris needs her nappy changed, stop Iris crying, but also asking to be picked up a lot more especially when I'm holding Iris.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 24 days and 15 hours
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13 July 2014

Day 23: we had our second to last midwife appointment and at 3 weeks we are finally past our birth weight! Hooray! She still continues to feed fast and sleep a lot. Nights have been really good with a midnight and 5am feed. Iris loves floating around in the bath water and tracking us with her eyes up close. She has mummy's dimples and it is gorgeous when you get that spontaneous smile.

Iris: 23 days and 18 hours
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12 July 2014

Cuddles with Nan. 3 weeks old and still a happy little sleepy baby. May it last!

Iris: 22 days and 10 hours
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10 July 2014

Escaping the swaddle. A borrowed merino swaddle is working a treat!

Iris: 20 days and 19 hours
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10 July 2014

Day 20: Iris has the cough that has plagued mummy for months. Horrible to hear those lungs working so hard. She continues to sleep a lot (not used to this) and feed fast??!!!

Iris: 20 days and 18 hours
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09 July 2014

Enjoying a bit if floor time knocking the rings around.

Iris: 19 days and 16 hours
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08 July 2014

So I had to quickly feed Iris before we headed out to the playground, Olive was already sitting in the buggy ready. After 15mins Iris is asleep so we are ready to go! Only to discover Olive is also asleep! This cold has really hit Olive hard. Poor mooje.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 18 days and 13 hours
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07 July 2014

As I sit feeding, Olive is happy putting her babies to bed. Iris then squeaks and Olive states 'it's okay Iris you will be going home soon' not sure Olive understands she is here to stay. Olive also stated to Nan 'when is that baby going home' hmmm...

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 17 days and 8 hours
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05 July 2014

Day 16: It's official! Iris Ann Peck. Starting to wake for night feeds. Sleeping pretty well day and night, may it last!

Iris: 15 days and 9 hours
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04 July 2014

Day 14: the jaundice is pretty much gone from her skin. She is feeding a lot better (waking for a feed) and she weighed in at 3.68kg, things are on the up! Dare I say it? Maybe she is just a 'sleepy' baby? I had forgotten how small newborns are and how much they sleep!

Iris: 14 days and 14 hours
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04 July 2014

Lyon has been a little more interested in iris. He was very worried when I was in labour and would come and sit by me as if to protect me.

Iris: 14 days and 13 hours
Lyon: 3 years and 2 months
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All three girls in our household have colds. Iris with her first. Poor little snuffly thing. Luckily the snot sucker works a treat on her. Olive, however, fights everything we do to help - even the tasty pamol. No play group this week. She has, however, had a nap in the car two days in a row.

04 July 2014

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 14 days and 12 hours
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03 July 2014

It's a hard road to a perfect sister shot! Olive has been really gentle with iris and most days asks to hold iris on the couch.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 13 days and 9 hours
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03 July 2014

To wake up Iris this morning, Olive showered her with 'baby' soft toys.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 13 days and 8 hours
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27 June 2014

The Thompsons come to meet Iris. Thanks for a yummy lunch!

Iris: 7 days and 13 hours
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25 June 2014

Iris gets her first weigh in.

Iris: 5 days and 10 hours
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24 June 2014

Daddy's hair?

Iris: 4 days and 17 hours
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24 June 2014

Only a few days old but already looking completely different to Olive at the same age.

Iris: 4 days and 16 hours
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24 June 2014

Four piggies escape.

Iris: 4 days and 15 hours
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24 June 2014

Olives occasional interest in her little sister has led to cuddles, kisses a few pokes and the sharing of baby toys. She seems to be warming up to the idea of having a sibling and apparently has been taking about her baby Iris at playgroup.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 4 days and 15 hours
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22 June 2014

Day four: sleeping all day and then an owl at night. Pretty tired but isn't she a dream to look at.

Iris: 2 days and 19 hours
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22 June 2014

Lana, Nige and Anthony came to meet Iris and have a play date with Olive. Thanks for the Moses basket guys! So handy.

Iris: 2 days and 12 hours
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22 June 2014

Iris' first bath! A bit of a shock to her sleepy system.

Iris: 2 days and 8 hours
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21 June 2014

Welcome home Iris!

Iris: 1 day, 9 hours and 11 minutes
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21 June 2014

After a terrible night sleep, We are ready for home! Olive very excited about bring little sis Iris home.

Iris: 1 day, 7 hours and 53 minutes
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21 June 2014

Mum and bubs.

Iris: 1 day, 7 hours and 43 minutes
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20 June 2014

Iris Ann

Iris: 16 hours, 58 minutes and 17 seconds
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20 June 2014

Granny and Poppa come to meet and hold little Iris.

Iris: 14 hours, 33 minutes and 11 seconds
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20 June 2014

Nan and Grandad meet little Iris.

Iris: 10 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds
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20 June 2014

Bean meets Pixel.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: 9 hours, 5 minutes and 45 seconds
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20 June 2014

Welcome to our lives Iris Ann! Born at 12.48am on June 20th 2014 and weighing 8.6 pounds. Couldn't be happier with our little water baby.

Iris: 40 minutes and 4 seconds
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19 June 2014

Enjoying a coffee in the afternoon sun. No baby yet.

Iris: -9 hours, 54 minutes and 19 seconds
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A harsh reminder as to why we shouldn't let Olive nap with an 11pm bedtime last night. All a little sleepy today on number two's expected d-day.

16 June 2014

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Iris: -3 days and 14 hours
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29 May 2014

The roman blind for Pixel's room is complete! 2.7m wide by 1.9m in length. My first attempt at making one, glad it is finally up!

Iris: -21 days and 9 hours
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16 May 2014

Room for two in the reinstated bassinet.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Iris: -1 month and 3 days
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17 March 2014

Pixels room is finally feeling like a real bedroom again with the carpet relaid and the wardrobe door on. Just cleaning, painting, curtains and furnishing left!

Iris: -3 months and 2 days
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11 March 2014

Pixel Protector

Iris: -3 months and 8 days
Lyon: 2 years and 10 months
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17 February 2014

Pixel peekaboo.

Olive: 2 years
Iris: -4 months and 2 days
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03 February 2014

The thumbs up from Pixel saying everything is A-O-K at the 20 week scan. Hard to believe we are halfway there already!

Iris: -4 months and 16 days
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06 December 2013

12 week Pixel scan. Everything looks in order. Two hands, two feet, beating heart! June 16th eta!

Iris: -6 months and 13 days
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05 November 2013

8 week scan! It looks like a ghost baby. We will name it Pixel.

Iris: -7 months and 14 days
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