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18 September 2017

Olive went from slowly learning training wheels on her 16" 4th birthday bike, to borrowing Anthony's old balance bike to get her used to balancing to buying a $49 12" bike from K-Mart and putting the peddling and balancing together. Two tries with Daddy running behind her and now she's away and laughing (literally!). So proud of our little bike rider and Mummies perseverance getting her into it.

Olive: 5 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
10 October 2016

Ballerina Sisters

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

Ballet Battles

Tags:  Movie  
03 September 2016

Beach Bunnies

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  
18 July 2016

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

Iris: 2 years
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
18 July 2016

Olive and Freya got the hang of these ramps at Waitangi park, happy doing this for ages!

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  
22 March 2016

The Washing

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

A few frames from 2012-2016 of our back yard. How far we've come!

Tags:  Movie  
20 September 2015

Toy Library Toy Fun

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

Olive Goes Sledding

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
19 August 2015

Just a few of the irinee antics.

Iris: 1 year, 1 month and 30 days
Tags:  Movie  Iris  
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  
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
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
25 April 2015

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

Iris: 10 months and 5 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
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  
06 April 2015

Olive takes bubble bath to a new level, Iriee thinks it is hilarious.

Tags:  Movie  
18 March 2015

The Life of the Monarchs - Rosie, Freddie and Sam. A compilation of the footage we took of our little while friends, Rosie, Freddie and Sam (as named by Olive).

Tags:  Movie  Garden  
15 March 2015

Iris the Musician. With a flourish to finish!

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

We finally had a trip into the city by bus! Olive enjoyed the popup beach in Civic Square.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
01 March 2015

Backyard Swinging! Not the best spot for the swing, but it works for now.

Tags:  Movie  
11 February 2015

Olive Draws a Picture. So proud of our little artist, who has just started drawing little people with arms and legs and eyes and a nose and a mouth and hair and a beard and tails.

Olive: 2 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
03 February 2015

A Dinner with Iris

Iris: 7 months and 14 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
25 January 2015

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

Iris: 7 months and 5 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
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  
05 January 2015

Olive is getting more adventurous with her jumping. Maybe she needs a trampoline.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
02 January 2015

Olive found Tom's hat and my sunglasses beside her while we were driving. She puts them both on and states "I'm Ginny" "I'm Tom" not sure if she is mocking us or not... very funny.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
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
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
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  
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
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
09 November 2014

Today we had a relaxing picnic out the front and ended up spending most of the day there coming up with ideas on how to improve it.

Tags:  Movie  
08 November 2014

Jolly Jumping Iris

Iris: 4 months and 19 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
04 October 2014

Iris Timelapse. Testing fun new iPhone feature.

Iris: 3 months and 14 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
15 September 2014

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

Iris: 2 months and 26 days
Tags:  Iris  Movie  
19 August 2014

Richard Scary has been teaching Olive a few songs!

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  
18 August 2014

Sack Heads

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  
20 July 2014

We setup the iPad on record so Olive could see herself in the mirror while doing her makeup this morning.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  
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
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  
07 July 2014

Loves running and jumping with no fear. Turning out to be very bossy as you have sit exactly where she wants you to play her games.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  
15 June 2014

Olive and Bunny Piano duet.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
13 June 2014

Caught Olive in her own little world, telling me what she is doing while she was doing it.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  
30 May 2014

Lyon Tunnel

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Lyon: 3 years and 1 month
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Lyon  
18 May 2014

My little garden helper. Olive was always up for helping with the gardening. Loved spotting potatoes too.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Garden  
10 May 2014

Greytown Playground fun.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
27 April 2014

Two years of taking a photo with the iPhone every so often.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
25 April 2014

Olive enjoying being a bee.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
09 April 2014

Olive really got into this toy from the library. She spent long periods just pushing the buttons and dancing. So cute.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
13 March 2014

The Milkrowave

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
06 March 2014

Lately Olive is climbing over everything, jumping on everything and even skipping at times. She always has to jump down the last step. She is very confident on her feet. She loves playing catch with her hands out ready and kicking the ball around spontaneously.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
31 January 2014

We have been giving "Olive a fright" a lot lately. Hide and Seek has been great evening fun with Daddy hiding and Olive, Mama and Lyon going to find him (Lyon usually gives it away first) and then Daddy gives Olive a fun fright by jumping out when she has found him. The simple things are so much fun.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
21 January 2014

Olive still says ‘No’ to most questions even when she means yes. A recent conversation about her sibling and our visit to the midwife.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
24 December 2013

Dresses

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
27 November 2013

Nothing like a game of ball just before bed, Lyon enjoyed getting in on the action too.

Tags:  Movie  
21 November 2013

Chipmunks at the pool.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
18 November 2013

Daddy, close the door!

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
18 October 2013

Once Olive gets into a groove, she won't stop! she emptied most of her toy box into her cot and to keep the momentum going she kept spinning!=

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
17 October 2013

This has been happening more and more lately. Olive wanting to play games like 'chase' around the coffee table 'horse' ride on mummy's back (not a popular choice by mummy) and 'ball' with 'eyon' (it has taken Olive a very long time to use Lyon's name) We can see how much fun these two are going to have. Just need to work on Lyon listening to Olive!

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 2 days
Lyon: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  Lyon  
09 October 2013

An array of football skills present here.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
06 October 2013

This conversation was taken after Uncle Dave had finished for the day (building our study nook). Aunty Jen, Cousin Alex and Violet came for a play too. Olive kept pointing at the wall and saying 'noise, noise' (it was very noisy) and then 'Dave, Dave' she would also point at the timber which held up our wall (which is now gone) and say 'Dave'. 'Tools'. 'Noise'. So now Dave is the noisy one in the family - fits doesn't it.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
05 October 2013

Olive's counting is really coming along. If we ask what time it is, it is always either six o'clock or four. She always seems to miss five? When asked how many of something it is always two, two, two.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
27 September 2013

Olive has taken to wearing my shoes around the house, not sure why she couldn't wear a pair of my nicer shoes though!

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
22 September 2013

Olive and Ben get into a spot of Football in Martinborough, there sure is some talent there.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
08 September 2013

Olive helps

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
04 September 2013

Tiptoe, Quickstep

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
30 August 2013

Olive can finish our book sentences with a few of her favourite books, like Rudie Nudie and Hairy Maclary. So all those nights of reading she was listening after all!

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
15 August 2013

Olive chases Lyon for a change!

Olive: 1 year and 6 months
Lyon: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  Lyon  
12 August 2013

Olive's dance moves are getting funky

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
08 August 2013

Olive tastes ice cream. Or does she?

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
05 August 2013

We are starting to wonder if Olive can recognise colours now. She is also saying two when she picks up two things. A genius in our eyes!

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
01 August 2013

Curtain peekaboo!

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
09 July 2013

Olive's house in the middle of our lounge. She spent a good 45mins going around and up and down

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
12 June 2013

Up down action with feeding Lyon thrown in for fun!

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
01 June 2013

Dancing? Singing? and a lost Pengi

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
14 April 2013

Olive says Mum.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
10 April 2013

Our mornings since daylight savings have consisted of a 5am wake up call followed by non stop action in the lounge. We are not sure where Olive gets her energy from and her ability to survive off little sleep.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
25 March 2013

Olive and Lyon's door

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 10 days
Lyon: 1 year, 10 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  Lyon  
22 March 2013

Olive takes some steps!

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
16 March 2013

Sleeping and standing.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
21 February 2013

Lyon's New Trick

Lyon: 1 year, 9 months and 25 days
Tags:  Movie  Lyon  
16 February 2013

Olives 1st Birthday Party Timelapse! P.S. See the entry for photos.

Olive: 1 year and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
11 February 2013

Getting the hang of the trolly pretty quick smart!

Olive: 11 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
10 February 2013

Olive's first birthday present from Mummy and Daddy!

Olive: 11 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
10 February 2013

Olive and the water snake!

Olive: 11 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
03 February 2013

Olive says Woof!

Olive: 11 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
17 January 2013

Olive's First Outdoor Adventure

Olive: 11 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
14 January 2013

Olive & Lyon at play. The first time they have properly interacted with each other.

Olive: 10 months and 30 days
Lyon: 1 year, 8 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  Lyon  
08 January 2013

Delirious Alfresco Dining

Olive: 10 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
05 January 2013

Destroyer of Sand Castles!

Olive: 10 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
16 December 2012

Olive the Musician.

Olive: 10 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
13 December 2012

We took Lyon to Petone for a swim to remove a poo dag. It was successful!

Lyon: 1 year, 7 months and 16 days
Tags:  Movie  Lyon  
09 November 2012

Fur Brotherly Love. Lyon has become rather close to Olive lately. Sometimes too close.=

Olive: 8 months and 25 days
Lyon: 1 year, 6 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  Lyon  
04 November 2012

Out of the blue, Olive decides to start clapping. Now she won't stop!

Olive: 8 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
01 September 2012

Olive decides it's time to roll over from back to front.

Olive: 6 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
24 August 2012

Olives sound repertoire now include goos, gahs, frog croaks and her new one - a disconcerting throat clearing cough.

Olive: 6 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
21 August 2012

Olive and the Chicken Drum Stick. Olive's first taste of meat seemed to go down a treat.=

Olive: 6 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
16 August 2012

Jolly jumper jiggles with a problem fur child.

Olive: 6 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
16 August 2012

Olive's Four Fingered Monster and the Peanut Butter Toast.

Olive: 6 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
13 August 2012

Fun in the bath with Duckie.

Olive: 5 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
18 June 2012

Olive decides not to sleep while Mum is at the supermarket and instead, laughs manically at Dad. Here's hoping the sleep troubles haven't returned!

Olive: 4 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
15 June 2012

Olive gets the 4 month munchies. 4 months old today! My how time flies.

Olive: 4 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
27 May 2012

Today Olive decided she doesn't want to lie on her tummy, thank you very much!

Olive: 3 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
23 May 2012

Olive wakes up. Such a chirpy wee thing.

Olive: 3 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
19 May 2012

Today Olive surprised us with laughing for the first time!

Olive: 3 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
15 May 2012

Olive has some Tummy time!

Olive: 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
15 August 2011

Lyon goes mad underneath the dining table. 4 months old.

Lyon: 3 months and 19 days
Tags:  Movie  Lyon