2019
May
Olive
Iris
Juniper
Lyon
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Date
14 May 2019

For someone who “hates running” she sure looked like she loved every minute of her years cross country run around Karori Park.

Olive: 7 years and 2 months
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24 April 2019

Olive joins me for a Daddy day at work with Asian food market lunch and reading books for the afternoon.

Olive: 7 years and 2 months
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19 March 2019

“My birthday” a poem by Olive

Olive: 7 years and 1 month
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“Mummy, what do you want to be when you grow up?” Hmmmm not there yet. Olive then stated “I want to be a midwife” “do you know what they do?” “Nope” “they deliver babies” “To the front door!” If only sweetie pea if only...

17 March 2019

Olive: 7 years and 1 month
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“I 100% don’t like tidying, I, 0% like tidying” Olive

17 March 2019

Olive: 7 years and 1 month
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16 March 2019

I got to see Olive doing the 3 rope bridge at Brownies pickup. Wow wee! Her confidence these days is fantastic.

Olive: 7 years and 1 month
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08 March 2019

Disco year 3

Olive: 7 years
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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  
24 February 2019

The annual birthday dinner out for Olive and Anthony. Every year is different - Juni being the challenge this year! Still, lots of fun and tasty burgers.

Olive: 7 years
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15 February 2019

Fish and chips and cake with the cousins for Olives birthday treat.

Olive: 7 years
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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  
24 January 2019

Sushi train lunch then book reading at the office while I worked for the afternoon. A lovely Daddy afternoon spent with Olive.

Olive: 6 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
18 December 2018

Auzzie cousins come for pickups! The girls were so thrilled!

Olive: 6 years and 10 months
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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  

I don’t think the tooth fairy is real. I think Santa Claus comes down and takes the tooth and leaves a coin. - Olive

20 November 2018

Olive: 6 years and 9 months
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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  
07 November 2018

My big girl! Pickup outside school! It’s a big deal

Olive: 6 years and 8 months
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12 October 2018

Olives castle creation. She spent ages building and playing with it.

Olive: 6 years and 7 months
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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  
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  
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  
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  
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
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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  
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
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19 April 2018

Giant flowers and face painting with Olive’s friend Milli.

Olive: 6 years and 2 months
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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  
08 April 2018

Cuddling babies when baby cousin Daniel comes to visit. Olive enjoyed it - Daniel wasn’t so sure!

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
Juniper: 9 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  Juniper  
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  
07 April 2018

The good old girl guiding biscuits, sold by these two crazy kids!

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
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29 March 2018

Olive’s school sleep over! A lot of anticipation and excitement for this night where Olive got to bunk down with the rest of her class mates for a night at school! Daddy was a volunteered helper and got to stay too, but didn’t need to do much as the kids were all so well behaved. There was Milo and jump jam and hundreds and thousands cookies and only one incident involving a poor kid who exploded out multiple ends.... Fond memories of school and scout camps come back to me.

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
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27 March 2018

First time on a swing! Olive loved pushing too.

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
Juniper: 9 months and 10 days
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  
24 March 2018

We finally hosted a belated Olives 6th birthday party. A jungle themed occasion where the 10 girls (including Iris and her fiend Olive) decorated hats then went on a clue finding adventure followed by a picnic inside the exhibition tent!

Olive: 6 years and 1 month
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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  
07 March 2018

Self portrait 2018

Olive: 6 years
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20 February 2018

The exciting novelty of an umbrella on a morning walk to school.

Olive: 6 years
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17 February 2018

We had a fun family picnic to watch a Beauty and the Beast play and celebrate Olives birthday.

Olive: 6 years
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15 February 2018

Olive turns 6! We managed a dinner out with Nan and Grandad at our local, the pickle jar where the kids all ate well, followed by cake at home (made by Nan and Iris).

Olive: 6 years
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15 February 2018

School started after Waitangi Day - 7 weeks off and what a great summer we had. Olive is in Ako 15 with her closest friends and Hannah the teacher who seems nice.

Olive: 6 years
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14 February 2018

At pippins tonight we made clothes out of newspaper!

Olive: 5 years and 11 months
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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  
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
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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  
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
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03 October 2017

Get well soon Juniper, love from Olive and Iris. Olive makes a little card for Juni as she is back in hospital - this time with bronchitis. Poor little thing.

Olive: 5 years and 7 months
Juniper: 3 months and 16 days
Tags:  Juniper  Olive  
03 October 2017

During the week of juni being in hospital we had booked Olive into a swimming holiday programme (won it in a silent auction) at 9.15am. We had a bumpy start by refusing to get in, so every morning we had either drop off milk at the hospital before lessons or swap and pickup mummy! A week of lessons really does make a difference. Anthony moved up, which was hard for Olive to understand but a life lesson. Hopefully we aren't far behind!

Olive: 5 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
14 September 2017

What is with us having blue eyed babies!

Olive: 5 years and 6 months
Juniper: 2 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  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  
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
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We had a good two week run with dry nights but then after two accident nights we are back in nappies. Oh well - can't be long now before it's a permanent thing.

27 August 2017

Olive: 5 years and 6 months
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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  

After 6 nights of dry nappies, the day had finally come when Olive went to bed without a nappy! We might be back to only needing two nappy sizes from now on .... touch wood.

13 August 2017

Olive: 5 years and 5 months
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04 August 2017

Oli has lost her top front tooth! Second one can't be far off! Here's our goofy smile.

Olive: 5 years and 5 months
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29 July 2017

Olive's first netball game! It was freezing but so much fun watching the little cuties chasing the ball with hands out wide.

Olive: 5 years and 5 months
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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

Miss librarian

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
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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
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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  
03 July 2017

Big day! Olive's first cross country run at school. She seemed to enjoy every minute of the 5 minute run.

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
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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
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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  

Olive had her first drop off play date! Daddy dropped her at Elizabeths house after school and she had a blast. So great to see Olive's confidence build to whole new levels thanks to school. The last few drop offs she's been so eager to get inside and drop her bag so she can say "bye Daddy!" And run off outside with her friends. Really lovely to see.

21 June 2017

Olive: 5 years and 4 months
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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  
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
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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  
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  
03 May 2017

Olive was super excited by her first netball session at lunchtime, so much so that she wore her uniform all afternoon.

Olive: 5 years and 2 months
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30 April 2017

Sabine's party with face painting!

Olive: 5 years and 2 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  
14 April 2017

Got wood! Finally. First delivery in two years. Olive and loved helping to sort out the pile. Had it shifted to the wood box in a day! A record.

Olive: 5 years and 1 month
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01 April 2017

A fun day out at Olives school fair with Granny and Poppa. Candy floss, merrygoround, jumping castle, petting zoo and Olive so excited to show us around her new school.

Olive: 5 years and 1 month
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As we were walking down the hill towards school this morning Olive said "I think I'm fine to walk down here and into school without you Mum" what the! This wasn't meant to happen until you were 7 or older! So I said "mummy isn't ready quite yet".

18 March 2017

Olive: 5 years and 1 month
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09 March 2017

Olives latest artwork at school of her family. We have all become very colorful and detailed!

Olive: 5 years
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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  
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  
18 February 2017

My big five year old rapunzel.

Olive: 5 years
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18 February 2017

Party Day! at Sunshine Kindy. Olive felt very special in the rapunzel dress and enjoyed pass the parcel, lunch, playground fun and finished with Ice cream sundaes

Olive: 5 years
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15 February 2017

Happy last day for Olive (my baby) handing out little farewell gifts with Hazel and Sabine.

Olive: 5 years
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15 February 2017

Olives "happy last day" at kindy! She had her two kindy besties up front with her to say her farewell's.

Olive: 5 years
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15 February 2017

Olive turns 5! A few morning presents before off to her happy last day at kindy.

Olive: 5 years
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14 February 2017

And so the birthday prep starts... rapunzel hair! Girls loved helping wind the wool and olive enjoyed plaiting the great hair!

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
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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  
27 January 2017

We visited Olives school (Karori West) and met her teacher in her classroom. Lovely teacher and what a great classroom! Olive and Iris had a ball playing with all the toys and crafty stuff.

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
23 January 2017

We went to the weta workshop bug exhibition at Te papa over the long weekend. I think it didn't help Iris's love of bugs (she didn't really like the huge models of insects) Olive however thought it was great.

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
19 January 2017

Girly overload with Jessie (old friend from kindy) soon to be school friend!

Olive: 4 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
28 December 2016

Since Lachie had a sleepover in August, Ali was keen on one too! Second sleepover for Oli, it was rather relaxing having three! Bath, pizzas, books and bed! Olive swapped beds at 4am with Daddy but overall, not a bad result!

Olive: 4 years and 10 months
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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  
21 December 2016

The big kids.

Olive: 4 years and 10 months
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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  
14 December 2016

It has finally happened! Olive has had a whole lesson in the pool without me! She did so well and had fun too. Have we turned a corner? Did sone awesome bubbles with her head mostly covered. A great way to finish the term.

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
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14 December 2016

Christmas nuts for kindy decorated by Olive.

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
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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  
07 December 2016

This term we took the plunge with easy swim and I wish we had done it sooner. Anthony and Lana joined our private lessons (small class) which was really lovely too. Olive has come a long way since the first session of not putting on a hat and goggles to letting Bec the teacher float olive on her back and tummy with bubbles. The end goal being able to put her head under which she doesn't like doing yet! But her bubbles are getting most of her face wet so we are getting there!

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
02 December 2016

Second to last Tamariki Nui session. We finally got a fine morning to head out to Makara beach for rock pools and fire cooked mashmellows and damper. This has been a fantastic session and a privileged to be part of, the benefits for the kids is awesome.

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
29 November 2016

Last ballet lesson with a surprised professional dancer to inspire! Olive didn't enjoy the extra audience so sat out her dance which was a little disappointing- oh well next time!

Olive: 4 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
11 November 2016

We went horse riding for tamariki Nui today. Olive wasn't too sure of the horses but was happy to pat and groom them. Maybe next time a ride?...

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
06 November 2016

Jumping frogs, flowers and hearts. Signed by Olive.

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
18 October 2016

Pegboards are up! Pretty pleased.

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

Donut balls! Olive is a wiz in the kitchen and iris was focused for ages on flour and cups, all the way to the floor. Yum!

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
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

Another tooth out, another visit from the tooth fairy!

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
05 October 2016

Olive was super excited to leave a letter and her tooth for the tooth fairy! Another wobbly one on the way...

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
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

First adult tooth, pushing the little baby tooth out! Earlier than we expected but then she did get them early to begin with.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
24 September 2016

Jessie's fifth birthday! Olives best friend at Kindy.

Olive: 4 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  

The excitement is rising at the pecks. Olive and iris are super helpful packers... Cough. Olive told iris "this is the slimming tog bag, put yours in here" oh if only!

12 September 2016

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
05 September 2016

The block towers for animals continues...

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
04 September 2016

Happy grandad day. Another amazing creation by Olive: portrait of the whole Turner clan. Initials on the their tummies. Grandad in the middle with glasses.

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
03 September 2016

A fun game of throw dollies in the tree. Kept Olive amused for ages.

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
03 September 2016

Beach Bunnies

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Movie  Olive  Iris  
28 August 2016

Second party of the weekend! Caterina's Frozen Playcentre party!

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
27 August 2016

Mia's fifth birthday party at Junglerama was a big hit. Lower Hutt is so much better than newtowns setup too. Olive was happy to go off and try everything, and super excited to play with Maia as mermaids. (recently left for school)

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
26 August 2016

Olives most elaborate duplo creation yet. Always centered around housing animals. This one has a playground, school, bedrooms and balloon umbrellas!

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
26 August 2016

For KPC Tamaraki Nui we visited SPCA in the old fever station (used to have tb patients). It is huge and very cool! We got to meet a curious bunny, lots of playful puppies and hiding kittens. They even do parties there! Olive loved patches the pup and how soft the bunny was.

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
19 August 2016

Tamaraki nui cable ride and garden fun today. We could fit three in our car!

Olive: 4 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
11 August 2016

Kindy photos this week, which gave me an opportunity to see olive playing with her friends which was so lovely. One of Olive's friends, Maia had her happy last day today and Olive was asked to be a helper and sit on a chair up the front. So proud.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  

Goodnight kiss tonight from Olive "let's do a real wedding kiss, a wonky kiss!"

01 August 2016

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
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

String game, sushi, Wonder Woman and a game of basketball with the boys. A nice and relaxing affair at Violets 4th birthday party.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
29 July 2016

We skipped a year to Disney on ice last year (don't want it to become an expectation!) and this year we had a cuzzie along! Lachie was locked onto everything, as was Olive. She knew all the characters and the falling snow was magical.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
23 July 2016

Today was the best out of the two days to check out the snow even though it was closed! Olive all geared up loved it, running around and not wanting to leave. Mummy however got wet (not wearing ski gear) Lachie and Paul jumped out for a short explore too. We took a short forest walk before warming up with a hot drink at a cafe. I have a new appreciation for Ohakune, I loved how excited Olive was so we will return.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
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

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  
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  
17 July 2016

We joined Anthony and Lana at the show of mister maker. Olive enjoyed it so much that she performed her own puppet show of it at home. It was fun having Freya along for the adventure too.

Olive: 4 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
13 June 2016

Olive's confidence is growing so much, I was impressed to see and hear how she helped tell the three little bears story through magnets.

Olive: 4 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
06 June 2016

First sleep over with Anthony in Lower Hutt. With an amazing dinner which we couldn't stop eating! A few false starts with little kitty visiting the kids, and a few wanderings in the middle of the night but it went well, Iris slept the best.

Olive: 4 years and 3 months
Tags:  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  
31 May 2016

Olives latest creations. A tiger in the grass and a zebra. She has started to use colours for different elements which is pretty exciting.

Olive: 4 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
23 May 2016

A lovely morning watching the 'big girls' at kpc build this house.

Olive: 4 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
02 May 2016

Ballet term 2! Going solo! I had both girls and it all went well! Weird not being in the class, and watched them on the screen out of context is funny.

Olive: 4 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  

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  
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  
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  
13 April 2016

Olive and Myah's friendship at kindy continues. Olive seems to enjoy kindy more especially when Myah is there, makes drop offs a lot easier too!

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
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  
04 April 2016

Olive fell asleep reading books the last two nights. We definitely have a book reader in the making. She's going to love it when she can read actual words.

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
04 April 2016

Spot the butterfly! The wings gave Olive her confidence back in ballet class, thank goodness! Now what to do next term when parents aren't allowed in class?!

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
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  
28 March 2016

Sharing a pizza with Ants. The first time we've seen Olive eating pizza properly! Had half a pizza between them!

Olive: 4 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
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  
29 February 2016

Watching the penguin start to hatch. What a cool present from Anthony.

Olive: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  
28 February 2016

We hosted a fun little 4th birthday party for Olive and a few of her besties. Pass the parcel, chocolate frog hunt, bike and scootering, fishing. Followed by Ariel cake ("Ariel isn't made of cake mummy!").

Olive: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  
23 February 2016

We often forget to check our inca garden, and we finally got around to taking a photo of Olive and her massive kindy sunflower. Tomatoes are amazing! Lots of beans and the carrots are ready.

Olive: 4 years
Tags:  Garden  Olive  
15 February 2016

Wow what a lovely first ballet class, I smiled the whole class as they we're so adorable! Olive listened and did everything! Greeted Freya with arms open wide and running to each other.

Olive: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2016

Happy birthday Olive! A princesses and pirates dress up Playcentre birthday with cupcakes and the special birthday chair. You had a lovely busy time dressing up, playing with ropes and playing with Freya and Caterina. You were so happy that I popped out for 10mins to drop Iris off home for a nap!

Olive: 4 years
Tags:  Olive  
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  
10 February 2016

'Hungry caterpillar' by Olive

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 February 2016

'Caterpillars mummy' by Olive

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 February 2016

Our favourite drawing so far. 'Aliens' by Olive. It is wonderful to see the development in her drawing. In Wednesday she wanted to take 'autumn leaves' to kindy and then did leaf stamping. In general I've noticed a lot more colouring in areas and details like dresses, feet and hair, people have bodies now and animals feature now too. This is the most use of colour in one drawing. 'Aliens flying around stars in the sky'

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 February 2016

Olive was super excited about going into town to get her ballet outfit. She loved it so much she wouldn't take it off (slightly awkward moment when we are leaving and she is acting like a brat, yelling I want a crown!) but the moment she dancing around the store, priceless. So excited we fell asleep on route home.

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
09 February 2016

Olive brought home a sunflower seedling from kindy and look at this bad boy now!

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  Garden  
07 February 2016

A warm morning along waterfront with Nan & Grandad, Olive's relationship with them has really developed over the past few months, so many changes in our Olive, growing up! And moving to big kaka kinda group next week!

Olive: 3 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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

Eel spotting, bush walking and river traversing next to our campsite.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
01 January 2016

Waving to mummy (ants down below) after walking up the hill behind Andy and Nicky's place. Had a lovely New Year's Day BBQ with friends.

Olive: 3 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
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  
04 December 2015

Olive had a lovely surprise when her Melbourne Aussie cousins came to meet her at kindy! Olive smile of surprise was priceless. Cousin Milla joined us later for dinner, by dinner Olive was starting to become poorly...

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  

"Woof woof!" - Lyon. "Daddy, you're distracting Lyon with your spoon!" - O

02 December 2015

Olive: 3 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
14 November 2015

Jazzasize

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 November 2015

We had the Rodgers over for our first bbq of the season on the re-homed Lana & Nige's Webber. A bit windy but the sun did make an appearance. Freya & Olive had a ball, closing the bedroom door and only appearing for dessert. Iris & Scarlett pottered around happily too.

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
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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

'Mouse' by Olive Peck

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
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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  

O: "Wo wo wo wo wo! I have a better plan. We don't budget, we just buy stuff with our money! Budgets are like parrots...." - adding her 2 cents to our budgets conversation.

31 October 2015

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
18 October 2015

'Green lion with a belly button' by Olive Eliza Peck. I included her bunny drawing too because the ears are rectangles! First time I've seen that!

Olive: 3 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  

Olive had her first swimming lesson in over a year and this time it was solo! I'm not going to lie, I didn't know how it would go but we had a play first and then joined the small group of three and I just hung nearby like one of those over protective parents and smiled over the top every time she looked for me. We got some bubble action, kicking, trusting the teacher and laughing at the rain splashing over her head. So fingers crossed we are on the up! Iris on the other hand had no fear which is a bit of a worry!

14 October 2015

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
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"Mummy I'm thinking, see look" - O (as Olive sits with her chin on her hand) "I haven't done this for a while, have I mummy" hmmm

10 October 2015

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 October 2015

At the last minute we booked 4 tickets to kiwi moon at Hannah playhouse for Poppy & Olive. Some heavy themes which probably went over their heads and some questions after about the fire and the kiwi in the moon but lots of giggles and laugher about the huhu grubs and the white kiwi dancing and singing. Thanks nan for minding Iris for the first time! It all went well!

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  

"I love you mummy so so much" - O "I love you to the moon and back" - Me "I love you to the sun and back" - O "I love you to Taupo and back" - Me "I love you to England and back" -O. Out, done.

03 October 2015

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
30 September 2015

A very excited Olive on the cable car with tunnel lights. We enjoyed the space place with a visual show about planets too. The cable car museum , sticks (wands) and hanging at the cafe were highlights.

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
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26 September 2015

Olive stated "I'm not very good at following instructions am I daddy?" As she was helping me put together my awesome 1300 piece birthday present.

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
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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

Playing the drums with Harry at the Foo's.

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
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19 September 2015

Lucas turned three! So we partied at junglerama, had to go on everything with olive as it was all a bit overwhelming and told off a few big boys being silly (who shouldn't even be in there) mother hen was protecting her baby.

Olive: 3 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
13 September 2015

Olive Goes Sledding

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
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  

Olive eating fish pie: "it tastes yummy, but is still yucky!" Usually loves it too.

07 September 2015

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
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06 September 2015

Such a lovely Father's Day picture from Olive. Including an accurate depiction of grumpy daddy!

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
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Olive: "I can't break Humpty's head to eat him! Help!" As she was attempting to crack her boil egg with a spoon.

18 August 2015

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
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16 August 2015

My Mooje.

Olive: 3 years and 6 months
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12 August 2015

We are really interested in tea parties with 'real water' that we have to drink. Olive's scootering is going so well too, so well mummy has to run to keep up!

Olive: 3 years and 5 months
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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  

Olive. 7.14am: "mummy, why do you have cracks there? (Pointing to my frown lines between my eyes) Why?" Kids say the darnest things.

01 August 2015

Olive: 3 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
27 July 2015

Olive and I have got into a habit at bedtime of saying our favoutite and best thing about the day... Which is always interesting what she comes out with, bath with Iris, Lunch at kindly, ponies with hazel. But this was my favoutite for Monday kindy wall, the smile says it all

Olive: 3 years and 5 months
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"I want to go to Granny and Poppas and watch car turns on the tv!"

19 July 2015

Olive: 3 years and 5 months
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18 July 2015

Such a helpful carrot peeler! Will have to get her onto the potatoes next.

Olive: 3 years and 5 months
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Olive has stated "I am not allowed to sing frozen songs because they are just for kids" ...

14 July 2015

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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07 July 2015

'Green sun with teeth'. Olive has recently noticed and drawn people with a head AND body with two circles! Big step.

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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04 July 2015

A beautiful morning for a scoot and a spot of jellyfish watching at the waterfront. Olive has become a lot more confident on her scooter lately - which is great to see.

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
30 June 2015

Olive and Max have become quite friendly over this term, they are the oldest on Tuesday session so stepping up! Olive enjoyed telling max which ball to get and he would try to throw it up to her, she can be quite the little bossy boots when she is comfortable! A good sign!

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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26 June 2015

Spot the blondie! So nice seeing her listening so well. Monday pickup they were going over the earthquake turtle song and I spotted Olive being a turtle with all the rest. So nice.

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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Mummy: "Olive want do you done with your hair" Olive: "I just want it blonde" m: "you mean long?" O: "blonde!"

22 June 2015

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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"A baby is going to get born in my tummy when I dance around with a prince!" - Olive, grasping the birds and the bees a little too well.

21 June 2015

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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This morning I was busy clearing the dishwasher and making toast for Olive and she wanted me to read her a story, I said "I can't make your toast if I read the book to you, I don't have enough hands!" Olive said "mummy, maybe you should have octopus arms, that would help."

17 June 2015

Olive: 3 years and 4 months
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12 June 2015

Another nice walk to kindy, saying goodbye to daddy as he catches the bus. Olive has really stepped up since Tom has been working in town. Dinners are a lot better (touch wood) with minimal tantrums and bath times are lovely.

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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09 June 2015

Karori Playcentre has slowly been doing up the playground, which is looking great! Still lots to do! First time Olive really got into exploring it, loved the hilly slide. She was buzzing around trying everything!

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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08 June 2015

We enjoyed the autumn leaves and the walk to kindy with our fairy this morning. Week two begins with no Tom at home...

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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Well I thought this day would never come and now it has I'm not sure I wanted it to! Olive is choosing what to wear, often changes her outfit up to 15 times a day. She doesn't seem to care that it's 8 degrees outside and is wearing a summer dress. Mornings have become a daily negotiation of practical with one Olive item.

05 June 2015

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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31 May 2015

The family has succumbed to Tom's Oneies antics. Olive loves her lambie one, now to find one for Iris! It has been a cold and frosty week, my bougainvillea has suffered with wilted leaves just after it was looking so healthy and flowering! The fire has been awesome, can't beat it. Bring on winter and snow!

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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26 May 2015

A cold start this morning at -1 degrees. Olive was a lot better at getting dressed in warm clothes (usually only wants to wear Tshirts!) but the too small red shoes had to stay. Giraffe skirt stayed at home - thank goodness!

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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Olive: "I'm still quite very tired today. It's been a very busy day" 7.40am after a lovely busy weekend.

18 May 2015

Olive: 3 years and 3 months
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12 May 2015

Olive really got into bubble pictures at playcentre today and Iriee was happy to just be at the table with a straw. A lot more independent play from Olive today which was great to see.

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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Last night was probably a new record for a sleep deprived night. Olive woke at 9.30pm with a cough and a mild fever. Pamol and a cuddle and it looked like she was drifting back to sleep - but no! She got up again and ended up staying awake reading books and causing general mayhem until she finally crashed out on the couch at 4.30am. Luckily Iris slept through the whole thing! =

08 May 2015

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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06 May 2015

These two very rarely get some one on one time. It was so lovely to see them playing so well together. They read books, went hand in hand to London together and made birthday cakes for everyone.

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  

And so it begins... The old delay tactics at bedtime. "I'm hungry", "Daddy forgot to brush my teeth", "I need to go toilet" and then the wild conversations about poppies falling from her ceiling, mountains in her bed. Lastly running off to our bed. Funny but crying.

28 April 2015

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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While we were watching the ANZAC ceremonies Olive wanted to know what the guns were. And then said do they shoot bubbles? What a nice thought. If only we listened to kids more often.

27 April 2015

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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As we were driving the back roads of Wilton, Olive said "Mummy look! It's the Eiffel Tower!" Off in the distance in the hills were huge power line towers. It bought a smile to my face, my little French girl. I can't wait to show these things to the girls in due course!, let the French lessons begin!

24 April 2015

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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23 April 2015

A while back when we had our live in guest Rosie the caterpillar, Olive drew some lovely pictures of what was happening. The first drawing was Rosie inside her green & gold cocoon, with leaves. The second was Rosie as a orange butterfly in a black cocoon with a green swan. Third was Rosie flying with her big orange wings and legs. Just magic.

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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23 April 2015

Olive has started to show interest in letters and words while we are reading books and wants to copy our letter shapes. Her drawings of people have started to have round hands and eyes and lots of hair and we love drawing with two pens at a time. The sun has made a few appearances too.

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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Every morning I ask Olive: "Would you like Anna or Elsa plaits?" She stated "No, I want Sven antlers today Mummy!" cheeky monkey.

22 April 2015

Olive: 3 years and 2 months
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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
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
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  

As Olive and I were having a smoothie and a swing on a beautiful day outside, Olive says "mummy the roof is a triangle" that's right! I said, what about the window? "Squares!, and the door is a rectangle!" What about that light? "A circle!" It was like all of a sudden Olive noticed all the shapes all around us, what a discovery!

02 April 2015

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
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28 March 2015

Grandad was favourite and best for story books after dinner and Olive wanted grandad to put her to bed. Very special. (Daddy doesn't get a look in these days) Daddy was told not to sit down but to go and do the dishes. The next day was the school fair where we got the coloured balls of doom!

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
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Isn't it funny how your oldest child's mood dictates if it is a good or bad day? No one ever told me my happiness hangs on if my children sleep well? Fortunately it has been a good week! Finishing on a high as I watched Olive play with a random kindy girl Isla at the playground for ages, I can see the benefits of going to the local kindy and how you get to be part of the community before school starts.

27 March 2015

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
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26 March 2015

Olives confidence at gym tots has dramatically improved since joining her on a Thursday morning. She gets involved in all the group activities and tries out almost all of the equipment (not so keen on the tall ladders). Lots of fun!

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
24 March 2015

A lovely busy day for Olive at Playcentre. Started with bunny face painting followed by full purple face coverage, which she spent ages at. Dress ups, drilling wood, balloon egg deconstruction with sticky glue and end of session story time which Iris joined in on. A really fun independent busy day - I hardly saw Olive! Mummy even got a coffee while helping the boys saw some wood!

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
17 March 2015

Olive was very unsure of the sensory pathway we did at Playcentre but after one go and enjoying the slime (which was 'like ice skating') she was the last off it. She held onto Sarah's hand and they helped each other through the trays. Don't try this at home! Olive's feet are still red!

Olive: 3 years and 1 month
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13 March 2015

We have lovely chats walking to kindy through the park and past the three old men flying toy planes. Every day at kindy Olive is getting a bit more confident and exploring new areas. Nothing is ever straight forward easy but then the rewards are that much greater.

Olive: 3 years
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After putting clean sheets on her bed Olive asked "what did I put on the other sheets? Did I put my tears on them?". It's funny what she thinks up. We haven't had bedtime tears for ages!

13 March 2015

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
07 March 2015

Olive with her "Olive" and "Iris" cleverly constructed out of ribbon!

Olive: 3 years
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05 March 2015

Still working on that hair washing! Maybe a dinosaur would help!

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
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  

Today Daddy went to Gym Tots to meet up with Olive and her KCC buddies. The past couple of weeks, Olive has been opting out of joining in with the fun and games that Gym Tots has to offer, despite the encouragement given by her favourite teacher - Benji, so I went along to help build her confidence back up. She loved racing around and trying out all the different obstacles and activities with me there. She was lots of fun to watch. Jumping on the trampolines, crossing the wiggly worm, walking along the balance beam and climbing over the ladder, sliding through the cave on a bug, going down the roller coaster... It definitely helped with me being there, so I might go along a few more times to see that she enjoys herself.

05 March 2015

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
03 March 2015

Since we started Kindy and moved Playcentre days at the start of term we have finally clicked that these were huge changes in Olive's life. Meeting new teachers and kids is never easy and being left in new environments too. It has taught us a lot about our Olive. Olive, you are a kind, gentle big sister, a shy, unsure soul in groups and a determined and loud personality at home. You are doing so well and I need to remind myself you are only three and to help you find your confidence. I caught this lovely moment of you and Mia making play dough and a new friend.

Olive: 3 years
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01 March 2015

Olive goes to Freya's birthday party at Laughalots! Lots of fun for all.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
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  
25 February 2015

Olive's wink.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
25 February 2015

This morning we visited our swan plant to check on Freddie, Theodore, Leo, Frankie (all my baby boy names) but it was Rosie (Olive's choice) who was just hanging there ready to turn into a Chrysalis, so for science we brought Rosie inside so we could watch. Wow. We didn't check for an hour or so and she was mostly covered up! This is Olive's drawing of Rosie the caterpillar.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Garden  Olive  
20 February 2015

Those two are going to create some trouble...

Olive: 3 years
Iris: 8 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
18 February 2015

Olive and Poppy drawing their birds.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
16 February 2015

Day 4 kindy: starting to get friendly with a few girls, enjoyed a different media for drawing 'purple Olive'. I have also noticed the kids seem to flock to parents, at one stage I had to get them all lining up and taking turns! We managed nearly two hours without mum today, well done mooje.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2015

Olive and her purple bunny cake. Three today! We had a lovely joint party with Anthony at staglands. More photos to come!

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2015

Our birthday butterfly.

Olive: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  
13 February 2015

Kindy Day three: Honeybum the resident bunny at kindy got lots of pats and sunflower leaves today. Olive painted a picture of 'Olive & lyon' and mummy left Olive for 20mins by herself today! Very hot afternoon!

Olive: 2 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
09 February 2015

Kindy day 2. The 'O' for Olive is never ending! Playdoh, crayons, painting... Olives first real drawing of her family. Olive & Iris have legs! And eyes! This was the start of the drawing but she did draw mummy, daddy and Lyon too.

Olive: 2 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
02 February 2015

Olives first day at Sunshine Kindy! What a big girl you are now.

Olive: 2 years and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
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  
13 January 2015

Olive LOVES the carrots straight from the garden. They do taste sweeter.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  Garden  
08 January 2015

After a longer day at KCC than normal and lots of busying herself around the garden, Olive got some cushions and curled up in her cocoon. While daddy nailed the deck, Iris had a snooze & mummy did some gardening.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  

Olives first full day at KCC (Karori Child Care) went very well. Well, not quite a full day as I picked her up early at 3.45pm only to have to watch her for 15 mins while she finished feeding and then walking her little black baby. Things will be getting very busy come Feb with starting Kindy two days a week, KCC two days a week and playcenter 1 day a week. Something might have to give!

08 January 2015

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
31 December 2014

It's nice to have Mr Stinkle home.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Lyon: 3 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
24 December 2014

We have enjoyed dinner outside every night. Olive is still Ali's number one fan. It is fascinating watching them chatting away together. Dinner for two? Cheers!

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
16 December 2014

Riding Hilda

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
15 December 2014

"It's exactly what I wanted for Christmas" exclaimed Olive as she opened an early Christmas present from Granny and Poppa. She is really into the present opening this year.

Olive: 2 years and 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
13 December 2014

Unfortunately mummy came down with Olives tummy bug the night before so it was just Daddy and olive at the KCC Christmas party. Lots of yummy food and a visit from Santa (Benji) topped it off.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
08 December 2014

Olive was finally well enough to take a break from the couch to help decorate the Christmas tree! Starting to feel more Christmassy all of a sudden.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
06 December 2014

We woke up to a sickly child this morning. Poor thing must have been vomiting half the night if the state of her bed was anything to go by. Our busy day of decorating a Christmas tree, going to a magic show and a Christmas lunch at Granny and Poppas turned into a day of rest. Hopefully it is just a non contagious 24 hour thing.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
03 December 2014

Peekaboo!

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
03 December 2014

Our girls

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

Olive's new bed is here! Room for the whole family.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
30 November 2014

After giving it a miss for a few weeks, Olive was excited to go to little dribblers today. She even took part in all the warm ups but wasn't so keen on the game - preferring to have a rest on the sideline and watch. Got her strip today too (but didn't want to take her skirt off). Baby steps!

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
27 November 2014

Had some fun with Isabel and Felix. Very interested in Santa, trees, decorations and presents. We better get cracking with our tree!

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
26 November 2014

Mummy is getting into experiments with Olive! Had fun with colorful baking soda and vinegar on a warm day.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  

After a couple of frustrating weeks of relapse toilet training (as the novelty of it wore off) we are back on track! Barely an accident in the last two weeks and rarely much persuasion required. The non slip soft toilet seat makes a huge difference.

25 November 2014

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
25 November 2014

This morning the pig family went on a picnic.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
24 November 2014

I hadn't realized Olive had moved up to the big swing seat. My baby is a little girl! Wilton Playcentre swap which was fun!

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  

I pulled out the cocoa packet and opened it. "Smells like chocolate, mmmmm" - Olive

21 November 2014

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

Olive the giant!

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

We had a sleeping gremlin in our bed last night. First time this year. She was upset by something in her bedroom - maybe the blustery wind.

Olive: 2 years and 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
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
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
07 November 2014

Toe touching on the bed.

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Iris: 4 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
03 November 2014

Now that Olive is "toilet trained" (i.e., in undies and holding on all morning), she can join the bigger kids at KCC who go to Gym Tots. This is a post from her second outing to Gym Tots. It looks really cool.

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
31 October 2014

The homemade tutu and witches hat that didn't make the Olive cut for KCC Halloween dress up day. The pink 'Elsa' cape was a huge hit however. She didn't want to take it off. Started to enjoy pretending to be Elsa and Daddy was Ana (or Iris).

Olive: 2 years and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
14 October 2014

Olive has increased her interest in dress ups lately. After enjoying the loud noise my shoes make, she requested 'comfy' shoes next, oh so true Olive oh so true. I even get to do her hair in the mornings!!!! The spotty skirt had to be worn out gardening this weekend too.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 October 2014

Train ride with nan into Wellington to meet grandad for a milkshake! Olive loved the train ride a lot! Wouldn't stop talking about seeing grandad in his 'work office' and wants to go again on the train.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
12 October 2014

Olive started little dribblers today with Felix. She seem to enjoy it. Until half time and was more interested in eating her apple and sitting with Lyon because he was lonely. It was a stunning day so bring on summer!

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
07 October 2014

First train ride with Nan to johnsonville! Loved it so much nearly wouldn't get off at the right stop! Started role playing as a doctor and her medical kit off to 'catch a train' tonight.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  

We had our first nighttime visitation at 2am last night. She hopped into bed next Mummy, pulled up the duvet, wouldn't let Daddy come back to bed without clothes on and pretended to go to sleep. The pretending didn't lead to actual sleep so back to bed she went without too much fuss (after a book read).

02 October 2014

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  

Not sure why we are tackling toilet training and little bed on the first week of daylight savings but when is the right time? Yesterday Olive had a full day in knickers and no accidents (no number twos though!) she has started choosing the 'big toilet' which is so much easier too. The days leading up was one accident per day usually number twos so tomorrow will be interesting! My baby is growing up.

02 October 2014

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
28 September 2014

Day 10 with the cot side off. Olive is doing really well. We have had one visit straight after bedtime with a few tears and one fallout, well more like a slow motion slither out of bed and remained asleep only to wake half an hour later and put herself back to bed. We have however had early wake ups ranging from 5.30 to 6.30am and she has yet to find our room. She usually ends up down the hall calling for mummy.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
27 September 2014

So exciting about picking Nan & Grandad up from the airport Olive fell asleep holding her flowers. Nice to have all the Grandparents home.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  

Well we did it. The cot side came off! Olive has successfully slept in her 'little bed' for two nights without a problem, may it continue. The first morning she managed to close herself in her room to her dismay and the second morning she came visiting ( at a respectable 7am of course!), such a lovely feeling.

22 September 2014

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
20 September 2014

The side comes off! Big day.

Olive: 2 years and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  

I said to Olive tonight "mummy is losing patience with you", Olive then said "I'll go get you some patience mummy, fletch the fox has some, here you go mummy some patience for you so you can read another story" priceless. It made me smile, and yes I did read another story.=

14 September 2014

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
06 September 2014

Frowns.

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

Olive doing the Pigeon song at Play Group. "My Pigeon House. My pigeon house I open wide. And set my pigeons free. They fly so high they touch the sky. And light on the tallest trees. And when they return from their merry flight. I shut the door and I say goodnight. Coo roo, coo roo, coo roo, coo roo."

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
30 August 2014

Two in the bath.

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

Elephants are still the favourite. Lately Olive has been saying 'that's my favourite' to a lot of things. Purple and pink are her favourite colours too. (no surprise there) from time to time I catch her saying I'm ice skating and a ballerina, Disney on ice made an impression!

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
23 August 2014

Sisters.

Olive: 2 years and 6 months
Iris: 2 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
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  

All Olive says at the moment (usually at the end of her sentence) 'cuddle me' we think it is a spin off from getting a new sister. If her needs are not addressed within seconds 'I want toast... Cuddle me' is the conclusion. We all seem to be getting a little cuddled to death at the moment. But who can complain.

06 August 2014

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
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04 August 2014

First time back at Playcentre this term! Bye bye sickness! (Hopefully) olive went really well and Iris had her first session!

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
03 August 2014

Olive is definitely back to her loving self. This time Lyon getting some loving.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Lyon: 3 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
03 August 2014

Sisterly love.

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

Day 4 of the urticaria rash and it has nearly gone so Olive was back at KCC which she enjoyed. Duvet cover went back on and we had two wake ups, not sure if it was the cover and cold related. We had some lovely picnic cave play this afternoon. Can't wait for Iris to be a playmate.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
30 July 2014

Dr Olive to the rescue! Thanks very much for my new doctors kit Nan!

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  

"Did you have fun at the hospital yesterday, Olive?" - "YES! And I had an ice block!". At least the last few months of doctors and yesterdays hospital visit isn't affecting Olive. She was looking forward to seeing "Dr Markles" when we told her we needed to take her to see the doctor. Unfortunately her rash flared up even worse last night after subsiding a little and we have booked another visit to the doctors today. We think it might be a reaction her new wool blend duvet?!

29 July 2014

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
28 July 2014

Waiting patiently for the doctor at A&E. Olive woke with a rash from head to toe at 4am and it just kept getting worse so we had our first trip to hospital. 4 hours later it has started to go down, what a mission. All very shattered today.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
27 July 2014

Big day! No more sleep sack! The new duvet cover is the start of the move to the big bed. Eeek. Better start looking at beds! The first night went well and covers stayed on.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
27 July 2014

'Antsee's sock has become olive nappy changing glove, so 'poo doesn't go everywhere'!? It is also a magical glove rubbed over my face to make me happy instead of sad. When I say I'm sad with her behaviour, olive reacts by saying 'no your happy' not sure it works that way...

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
25 July 2014

Today Olive had three boiled eggs with soldiers for second lunch after having fish fingers at playgroup. The new egg cup did the trick.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
22 July 2014

We just rock up to the supermarket (which has been going well now!) and Olive says 'look mummy it's Jo, over there look look!' Jo is a friend and apparently on the pharmacy window too.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  
21 July 2014

Someone got a little sleepy while waiting for the pharmacy to finish with our scripts after another family visit to see the doctor. Hopefully this bag of drugs will sort us all out!

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  Olive  

'Look mummy look! It's a castle house.' 'Oh sweetie that's a church'. 'No it's a castle house!' Right you are Olive how silly of me.

21 July 2014

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  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  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
15 July 2014

First solo shopping under our belts. We also had a lovely lunch play date with Felix, Ruby and Bec. Felix and Olive had some lovely moments of play. A ring, a ring a rosy around the blanket was a hit.

Olive: 2 years and 5 months
Tags:  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  
14 July 2014

Sister shot. Spot the cross eyed Iris!

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

The famous juju lips. They seem to pop out when Olive is in deep concentration. She loved painting Iris's letters and then beer boxes this morning.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 July 2014

Olive is finally back to her usual happy self after having her worst cold yet. Here she has pulled up a chair to read Iris a story.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
08 July 2014

First solo outing to the playground! Iris rugged up in the front pack, Olive in the buggy. It went well. We walked home together and spotted some 'gorgeous flowers' glad my baby loves flowers too. They were weeds and she would pick them and then 'stick' them back. Loved the dandelion and managed a big blow!

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
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
Tags:  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  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
04 July 2014

A lovely story was posted to Olive's day care website today.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  

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
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
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
Tags:  Iris  Olive  
30 June 2014

Fun with a box on a rainy inside day.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
25 June 2014

Are my clean clothes ready yet?

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
23 June 2014

Play centre with Daddy. It was fun to see Olive cruising around play centre and getting into everything. It was also great to put a name to the faces I often hear about.

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
20 June 2014

Bean meets Pixel.

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

Olive enjoys a bit more play (throwing soft toys in the air) in her bedroom (but mummy has to stay)we have nearly finished her new but old dresser, with the mirror which olive loves!

Olive: 2 years and 4 months
Tags:  Olive  

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
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
15 June 2014

Olive and Bunny Piano duet.

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

Olive loved running round the stepping stones with Harry as we joined the Foo's for dinner.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 June 2014

Milkshakes at Lyall bay.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 June 2014

Just the four of us. Enjoying our family. And spotting hairy maclary dogs at the beach.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
13 June 2014

Olive really enjoyed my old stomping playground with Lucas this afternoon. Her confidence has come along with climbing ladders, going down head first on the slide to yelling 'higher' on the swing. She also looked after Lucas when he wandering off by taking his hand and took him back to play.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  

'Supermartna' shopping has become pretty hard these last few weeks with Olive unstrapping herself and standing up constantly. Yesterday we reached a new level of difficult child. We finally reached the car and she was happy enough to sit in her seat (for once!) which lasted 20sec finishing with a classic croc roll and kicking where she managed to escape my grasp and my firm 'don't you dare' and started jumping around on the back seat. I gave up and started loading the boot with food. Only to have a cheeky Olive start singing 'don't you dare, don't you dare'. After I finally caught her (not easy with 39week baby bump) she had managed to stand on her suckie treat and yoghurt was everywhere. Sigh, online shopping here we come.

11 June 2014

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
07 June 2014

Olive refused to go in a normal trolley when Daddy had to do a quick run to the supermarket. Luckily the excitement of sitting next to Liony was enough to get her into the double trolley. Hope the interest lasts!

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
02 June 2014

Olives love of being involved in everything continues as she helps make pancakes one morning and scrambled eggs the next. If you try doing it without her, she'll quickly drag over a "mummy/daddy" chair and take over.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
31 May 2014

Enjoying the sunshine (photo stolen from Lana - thanks!)

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
31 May 2014

Fun at Petone beach on a crisp but beautiful morning.

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

A crisp walk with Olive in control of Lyon. She has became very assertive with telling Lyon what he should and shouldn't be doing. Meanwhile a little later around the park stated "mummy there is a pebble in my boot" so we stopped to shake it out and then Olive refused to put it back on, walking half way around the park in socks. She seems to take any opportunity to take her shoes off these days.

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

Lyon Tunnel

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

Just hanging with Daddy. We still can't see either of ourselves in Olive. But perhaps she has Daddy's eyes and Mummy's smile. It will be interesting to watch her change.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
29 May 2014

Daddy day with a Chicken Pox child on a rainy day limits your options, but we managed a visit to Mitre 10 Mega and a duck pond.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
23 May 2014

The baby obsession continues, after reading her library books once last night, Olive is able to tell 'baby' all about them at story time.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  

As all the baby things resurface, Olive's interest in her baby, baby cot and baby buggy grows. She spends some part of each day looking after baby. Nappy changes, rocking her in bouncer, reading books, putting her down for a nap. It is lovely to see, nothing I have encouraged, it must be human nature. Let's hope it continues when her sibling arrives!

22 May 2014

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
22 May 2014

Piggy Bank also goes to the potty these days. We have had some success in the afternoons with the potty and no nappies. Mostly number ones and if we gently remind her, she often says yes or no if she needs to go. So proud.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
20 May 2014

Olive insisted that the cork board was actually a chalk board.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
19 May 2014

The SPCA came to visit on our Playcentre session with two cute puppies and a adorable bunny! Olive guessed it was a bunny from the cage and enjoyed its funny nose. She was quick to get right in there and pat them all very gently. Having a dog, I think has made her very comfortable and a animal lover all round.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
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  
18 May 2014

Tigger wasn't allowed into Winnie the Pooh's cave.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
18 May 2014

There is nothing quite like eating fresh carrots straight from the garden. Olive ate five baby carrots from our garden one after another. She was also extremely excited about spotting the potatoes as I dug them up and quickly placed them into the box.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
16 May 2014

Room for two in the reinstated bassinet.

Olive: 2 years and 3 months
Iris: -1 month and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  Iris  
11 May 2014

Olive loved going on a "picnic" with Violet at Alex's "tea party". They sat down together for the good part of half an hour enjoying their picnic.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
11 May 2014

Olive becomes a bumble cat thanks to Catherine at Alex's birthday party.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2014

I love how kids love being rudie nudie. They just go wild and why not! It was extremely fun running down the large hall and then hiding behind the curtain... Again and again. Olive managed to keep up with Ben, Liam was aways doing the opposite, trying to keep up.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2014

Greytown Playground fun.

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

Fun at Greytown's playground. Olive loved Donkey.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2014

Chocostashe

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2014

The puzzle interest continues... Really nice playing with Ben this weekend. Liam didn't get a look in and often told off for pointing at olive. Found two great puzzles to buy too.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2014

On a sheep hunt in Greytown.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
08 May 2014

Olive is a very cuddly wee girl but recently loves to cuddle her friends too. Freya & William from PC get a hug goodbye, cousin violet gets a arrival hug and Lucas just because they saw a ginger cat together. So lovely.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  

A combination of a gallon of bath water, nudie free time and a pink potty that happened to be in the lounge has led to our first step in toilet training! Olive was so excited to pee pee in the potty. Here's hoping it's the start of things to come... And then again 20 minutes later!

05 May 2014

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
04 May 2014

Olive loved the ginger cat on the way to the park. And the fluffy to follow. And the muddy puddles!

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
03 May 2014

Olive and Daddy spend a day with Granny, Poppa and the Prosser cuzzies so Mummy can get her work done.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
01 May 2014

Mad about puzzles! The concentration is amazing. She will complete it and say 'done it' and wait for some reaction, smile and then tip it over and starts all over again. We can last at puzzles for a good 30min.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
01 May 2014

A late afternoon buggy walk around the park. All went well until olive decided that she 'wanted to cuddle the ducks' and went off road, and it was a very slow drag walk home.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  

In the past week we have noticed Olive making statements like "I can't reach you, you are too far away" whether it's at the table just (deliberately away from woowoo grub) out of Olive's reach or when she is on the deck and we are up on the vege tier. "Where is Daddy / Mummy / Lyon / teddy etc gone" and we are right there is still being asked a lot too.

27 April 2014

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

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

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

Hugs and kisses for Lyons birthday. Happy birthday Mr Stinkle! Happy birthday to you.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Lyon: 3 years
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
26 April 2014

Off at the zoo with the Turner grandparents. Loved the giraffes and chimps. M&D got some more painting done!

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

Olive enjoying being a bee.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  

"Olive got petrol in Turangi. No, only one rangi, not two rangi!"

21 April 2014

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
20 April 2014

Driveway madness. With very mixed dramatic weather throughout the day (rain, sun, rain) we managed a easter hunt, bubbles on the new flash deck and biking races on the long driveway. Olive and Violet had their usual banter 'mine' 'no, mine' 'no my bike' 'no mine' with them both smiling. They did it all weekend over anything 'my chair' 'no mine' and 'my mummy' which ended with 'my Ginny' (which was so lovely of Violet to say). The girls are really getting along, so cute.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
20 April 2014

Easter egg hunt! They were so cute, spotting eggs (with help) and running over to collect them but mostly so excited about putting them in the picnic basket. Olive enjoyed the act of unwrapping the eggs but took one bite and gave to mummy. Alex, knew what it was all about! And violet did too.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
18 April 2014

We had a fun Easter weekend in Taupo. Olive continued her no nap policy even during the 6.5hr drive there and 6hr drive home - luckily she slept well at night. We managed to enjoy some sunshine in between the rain. The kids had a great time mucking around together - Olive and Violet playing their "that's mine" game was a laugh.

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  

Day 7: still no napping, didn't even attempt it today. She seems quite good most of the day, thinking it is time for the side to come off the cot! We are saying a lot of 'yes' lately which is just marvelous! Even when she means no. But it is better than 'no sudo (thank you)' all the time!=

17 April 2014

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  

Day five of refusing to nap. Is this the end? On a positive note, she seems to handle the napless days well and after an early night, sleeps for 12-14 hours! On the downside, mummy is exhausted and misses her downtime.

15 April 2014

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
15 April 2014

She may not always use her fork but when M&D had chopsticks, she just had to have some! She proved us wrong, and managed to eat a lot of her noodle dish with her sticks! I wonder how Asian kids learn to use chopsticks?

Olive: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
11 April 2014

With a week of rain and another forecasted we are bringing out the big guns. After Olive helped paint a test pot for pixels room, we extended it to her paint. Olive loved painting her hands (as it tickles!) and making hand prints.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
09 April 2014

Olive decided to play hide and seek. She disappeared for about 5mins so I went to seek her out, found her hiding in our bedroom corner, then I said hide again, this time she went behind the couch, giggling when I said 'where is olive' lastly the curtain was a favourite, sitting behind it for a good 20mins, even when I had found her half a dozen times.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
09 April 2014

We love giving cuddles and kisses (with sound effect) right on the lips lately, I do encourage it, so lovely to have my baby cuddle me.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
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  
07 April 2014

Olive was into painting on her hands and hand printing everything in sight. Doing a lot better sitting at morning tea and taking her lunchbox back to the trolley when she's finished.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
03 April 2014

Olive has settled into play group nicely. She's happy to be dropped off both days and she's starting to get into all the activities and be chatty with the ladies. She even ate some lunch for the first time today! Our little girl is becoming more independent by the day.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  

Olive has been saying non stop "what's daddy doing?" What's Lyon doing?" "What ya doing?" And it doesn't matter how many times I repeat my answer, she says it again!=

27 March 2014

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  

Bribery finally works. I asked olive to have one more piece of broccoli and then she could have yoghurt & honey so olive proceeded to eat all her broccoli and then finished the serving bowl almost with a look of defiance. Works for me! Peppa pig is the big guns but sadly suckies have lost their charm.=

26 March 2014

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
25 March 2014

Chopsticks master.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
24 March 2014

We made gingerbread men for decorating at playcentre which fun and tasty! Olive started by biting his head off and then licking the icing off the spoon.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
22 March 2014

A lovely walk in Wilton bush to see "a big daddymummy rimu tree" and a yummy picnic in the sun after with Anthony, Lana & Nige. Followed by a tasty beef fillet, kumara chips & a frenchy sauce for dinner as the kids had a ball together. Baby carrots were a big hit for both kids.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
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No tears and even a bones as Daddy left Olive at play group this morning! Pity after three nights of happy bed times we had another teary night last night. Never mind, you win some you lose some.

20 March 2014

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
18 March 2014

Olive stated "Mummy have a coffee and Olive have a fluffy at cafe". Lucky this paid ride didn't need any money to be fun. Java furniture store was a zoo in its own right, Olive loved naming everything and picking everything up! Loved the hippo!

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
16 March 2014

Olive is really into hiding in things at the moment. Behind the couch, behind the arm chair, under the desk, or in the play tent with as many toys as possible.

Olive: 2 years and 1 month
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All last week for morning wake up, olive has demanded I take my dressing gown off before she will allow to be picked up. Tom had to take his running shoes off yesterday and this morning I was still told to take the gown off even when I wasn't wearing it. Little miss bossy!=

15 March 2014

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

The Milkrowave

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
11 March 2014

A lovely walk with feeding the ducks and some playground action, olive went on the flying fox and the big blue slide! Before we enjoyed a cafe break. Olive loved copying what Felix was doing and she even got a few hugs from him!

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
09 March 2014

Tunnel, cave or tent was all good fun to build them on the couch, well directing the building that is. Up here, higher!, sides down!, darker!

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
09 March 2014

Enjoying a fluffy (finally loves them!) after an afternoon dog beach walk. My, what a lady with her little cup!

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
07 March 2014

Love how Olive sticks the sticker hats over the eyes.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
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  

"Wat dese guys doin on da chair?", "Wat Mamma doin?", "Wat dis, Daddy?". The questions have started. Soon it will be endless "but why?"'s.

03 March 2014

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  

For the past few weeks we have been trialling a childcare for two mornings a week. It hasn't been easy, I have currently left her twice for an hour a pop. First time, which didn't go so well but the second time (today) was a little better.

28 February 2014

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
26 February 2014

We finally have some juicy edible tomatoes! So sweet.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Garden  
23 February 2014

We dropped Olive at Nan and Grandads for our first child free night! We had a lovely 3 course meal and a sleep at the White Swan in Greytown. Thanks Nan and Grandad!

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  

It has now been over two weeks since olive started crying when going down for a nap and bedtime. We had a great run of 6 months of fantastic sleep (we didn't know how good we had it) not sure if she is teething, scared or just not tired. There has been a number of past 10pm bedtimes so let's hope it improves...=

22 February 2014

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
20 February 2014

Cup of tea and a snooze?

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
20 February 2014

Fun in khandallah pool with Poppy & Nat. Olive was very confident this time in fact so keen to get in she climbed in before I had time to get her togs on, dress and shoes!. Loved being pushed around on a floaty and then the ring was a big hit.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
20 February 2014

A crazy warm foggy morning. The spider webs looked amazing with the dew, olive was interested for a second and then back to find her queen! She found 'another one!' to make 5 pairs with her memory cards.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
18 February 2014

Bubbachinno music today with Nat & poppy and leece, Louis & Rico. Great setup with fluffy's and choc fish after followed by toys! Coffees for the mums too! Lovely seeing more of the girls too.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  

Olive is wrestling with 'me' and 'you' at the moment. 'Daddy catch you!' (before coming down the slide). 'Mamma help you!' (when she wants help with something). It stems from us saying 'Do you want Daddy to catch you?' or 'Do you want Mamma to help you?'. It's a difficult concept to explain to a two year old. In other news, her colours are coming along! Red phone, black tv, blue fly swat.

17 February 2014

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2014

Pixel peekaboo.

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

The sun is back! My big two year old all painted black and blue after fun in the water and sun at Playcentre. Painting animals and mixing paint and water was fun. The backpack is a huge hit too.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
16 February 2014

The old magical hands are back. Bring me my bike!

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2014

And finishing with a fun BBQ with BFF Anthony. These two trouble makers are getting along so well.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2014

Followed by presents and awesome cake made by mamma back at home.

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2014

Our baby is two! A fun second birthday for Olive with a family brunch (and bumped into Kate with Gray and Lucy) at the great Chocolate Fish cafe followed by ...

Olive: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  
14 February 2014

8am the birthday cake baking begins. Olive was into every part of it, mixing, messing and sweeping. The pressure mounts.

Olive: 1 year and 11 months
Tags:  Olive  
13 February 2014

We get to meet Poppy from the UK! Olive is a giant in comparison but a gentle one! Poppy was very smilie and looks like Marcus.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 February 2014

Olive loved the balloon play with Anthony and dessert at Lucy's first birthday. Olive and the three boys (Zac, Harry, Anthony) played nicely in Zac's room until Olive decided throwing is great fun. Who said girls can't throw?...

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 25 days
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09 February 2014

Swimming lessons have started at Karori pool! Olive will be diving for coins in no time.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  

Colours have been an interesting topic of conversation lately. Blue is the answer for everything with a big smile. Olive was staring at my eyes and said "mama's eyes are blue" and I said "no mama's eyes are green" this went on for a while until she said my eyes were green. So then I asked her what colour was daddy's eyes, she answered "red" enough said.=

07 February 2014

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 23 days
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05 February 2014

First time sitting down in the bath for months! Cup feet did the trick.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 February 2014

The paddling pool has been a huge success this summer. As has the slide (with Lyons bed as a landing pad) olive asks for the sandpit lid to be lifted daily too.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 January 2014

"Olive, smile!" we were surprised she even knew what it meant!

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

Monster Feet!

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

What a shock it was to see a park from my past with large trees that never existed then! Getting old. After nap time Olive's language was so clear. She said "nice to sit outside and read" and then I found her 'reading'.

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

High space chair is kind of working, so olive can climb up on her own. Still wants to sit on our chairs though. Clip on highchair is in the past now.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 January 2014

We finally got to story time at te papa with Isabelle & Bec and Felix, Ruby & Bec. Olive sat for about 2 secs and found lots of soft toys to befriend. We got them sitting all together on the small nature walk outside.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 January 2014

Before the rain set in, we set off for the usual Lyon bush walk with Olive's statement "a nice blue day" blue being the answer for every question at moment. Olive managed a small part of the walk with her collection of pine cones which she had to defend from fur brother Lyon (who loves them).

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 January 2014

No tantrums leaving the pool today, olive will do anything for a suckie yoghurt. Lovely catching up with Julia, and her boys, Vincent was somewhat braver in the water than olive, she just enjoyed being a lady of leisure on the floaty board! Hmm swimming lessons should be interesting with these two!

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 January 2014

After a busy morning, olive strangely woke after 40mins to then fall asleep on mama! It has been a long time! We think two year old molars are to blame with strange naps all week. Plus I saw huge white bumps at the back if her mouth! Let the teething be over.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 January 2014

Lisa and I braved the circular track into Wilton bush with Rico, Louis, Olive and her soft toy cat(huge as it deserves a mention). They did so well! And we had some yummy lamingtons in the park. Lots of lovely tracks and dog friendly, we will be coming back!

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
19 January 2014

After months of shaking her head when I came near her hair with a clip or bobble, olive finally let me put a bobble in! And what a cute curly one to boot.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 January 2014

We popped over to meet baby Ruby and a play date with Felix, which they got along really well. Olive finished with a huge tantrum at home time when she had to leave the police car. Biggest one yet.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  

The past week only mama has been allowed to read stories or take Olive to bed and everyone and thing gets a goodnight except for Daddy. On the way to bed is usually something along the lines of: "Na night Lyon, na night Lyon bed, na night green (light), na night white (light), na night couch, na night race car, na night table, na night chair, na night buggy."

16 January 2014

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
16 January 2014

Olive has taken to biking indoors and outdoors in circles and even up the stairs.

Olive: 1 year, 11 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
14 January 2014

A sail on a flutter board with as many toys as Olive could carry at khandallah pool, brings back lots of great memories at this pool as a kid. Such a beautiful setting, best pool in Wellie! Lucas and Jo joined us for some toe dipping too.

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
13 January 2014

Olive finally shows an interest in building towers instead of just destroying them. Record so far: 9 blocks!

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 January 2014

Olive biked all the way to the neighbours plum tree for a spot of picking for jam!

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  

Mama: "let's go and see daddy's planter" Olive: "no, mama sit, watch olive" Bossy wee boots ;-)

12 January 2014

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 January 2014

Popped in to see Anthony for brunch. We were going to check out the trains in Silverstream but will save it for another day!

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 January 2014

Olive is a little unsure of Daddy's old favourite Blackie

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 January 2014

Olive finally got to see an Et De elephant! And a baby elephant too at Melbourne zoo. Olive with her boy cousins riding the stone elephant!

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 December 2013

Enjoying inner city living in our Melbourne holiday apartment. Perfect position to walk anywhere and Olive loved watching the trams, taxis and people go by.

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 December 2013

Olive meets cousin Milla!

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

Snippets from the last few days. "Not present Olive, present Locklock." "No strawberry here, raspberry here."(Sneeze) "Me sneeze!" (Big sniff) "Me fart!" (After picking her nose) "Rub rub rub the bogie off! Bogie all gone!"

26 December 2013

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 December 2013

A chilled out Boxing Day spent slurping up 'noo noos' and last minute shopping before Tiff and Jamie's wedding BBQ and our holiday begins!

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 December 2013

We started Christmas morning with.... Porridge! Before the Spanish omelette brunch with the grandparents. Olive has become a lot better sitting on a normal chair these days.

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 December 2013

Dresses

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
21 December 2013

Olive shows her evil side.

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  
20 December 2013

A pre Christmas morning tea in the botanical gardens with antenatal. Nearly all two!

Olive: 1 year, 10 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  

Olive's latest phrases: "Mamma cut the bum off" (when asking for a strawberry to be destalked). "Daddy make a baby one" (when something needs to be cut into a smaller baby sized piece). "Odive go see big tits" (when we were off to see some big tents). "Stinkle nautnaut (naughty), back to bed, come inside, chase round the tabie!" (loves bossing Lyon round). =

12 December 2013

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 December 2013

Olive was her usual bossy boots telling daddy sit here, and he had to sit exactly where she pointed. Loved the fort, mainly the building with daddy.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 December 2013

Another toy library success. A box of tubes and magnetic joiners balls, with clips and stuff. Lots of fun for Dad. Olive also enjoys it.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  

It finally happened. Tom's happiest day ever. Olive ate practically a whole piece of...... Steak! It had to be cut into wagyu thin strips and we think she got a little of the meat crazies later with all the giggling. Big moment.

04 December 2013

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 December 2013

Olive and Lucas enjoyed another lovely day with water and having lunch together. Lucas could teach Olive a few things about eating and sitting at the table!

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 December 2013

The Mooj Tooj is awake!

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 December 2013

Olive was a busy wee bee at Playcentre. Got into the glue and sticking everything to it. Finding animals buried in the sandpit and the tyre swing even got a go with olive, only when all the big kids got off.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 November 2013

Broc broc! It has finally got heads! Baby broc as Olive explained to me.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 14 days
Tags:  Garden  Olive  
28 November 2013

Daddy day. Swimming at the pool then hanging with the cousins at Poppa and Granny's.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 November 2013

Look who's got new sunnies!

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 November 2013

Shoe fetish contines..

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 November 2013

We went to the zoo with Playcentre. Which Olive just loved. She could say all the animals she met, and really liked the tiger, who came up close for food and if course the giraffes.

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

31 degrees, so hot so sand and paddling pool was a success, mostly with Lyon drinking from it and daddy sitting in it after a long run. My achievement was eating a bacon sandwich.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
16 November 2013

Never a dull moment baking with Olive.

Olive: 1 year, 9 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
14 November 2013

It took duck with a bib to get Olive into her chair for breakfast.

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
13 November 2013

For the past week, olive has used daddy as a human chair. Flat out refusing to sit in her highchair. On a more positive note pasta: lasagna is back on our menu! Hooray!

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
10 November 2013

Some fun in the sun for Liam first birthday. Olive loved the baby chicks and the goose! The icing was a hot too.

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 November 2013

Olive helps as the vege box takes shape.

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 25 days
Tags:  Garden  Olive  
31 October 2013

A busy morning checking out Te papa with Ali and Flex. Lucky girl has two big boys to look after her!

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  

Olive's Words of the Week: "Ali (or Lyon) sit floor!", "Keys lock door", Me: "What did you do at the park today?" Olive: "Odive feed ducks park", Me: "Who's at the table?" Olive: "Mummy, Daddy, Odive (pause) sleepsack (which was hanging over the back of a chair)", when pretending to be on the phone it's always with Myah and Poppop, "Call Nan heemhee (iPad)", "chase chase chase!"

29 October 2013

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 October 2013

Olive was very pleased to see 'eyon' Thanks peck grandparents!

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 14 days
Lyon: 2 years and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
26 October 2013

With our house guests and a gorgeous blue sky morning and no buggies we headed to our park for some playground action and a mini cafe picnic on the grass.

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 October 2013

Partners in crime. Olive and Lachlan.

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
22 October 2013

So sleepy. A pretty good week of sleeping at Wanaka.

Olive: 1 year, 8 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
15 October 2013

A possible suitor for our Oli. They had a lovely play date with lots of smiles while mums talked business.

Olive: 1 year and 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 October 2013

We survived our first rostered day at Playcentre. Olive was a champ, very busy off trying all sorts. Got really into painting trains and making paint tracks, stamping playdoh and sat for the whole morning tea. We were exhausted come 12.30. Big nap to boot! Great morning Oli.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 October 2013

Lyons bucket bath turned into bucket play with playmobile. It brings back summer memories of warmer weather, bring on summer!

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  

For the past week, Olive has started to string two words together. Such as "mamma help", "dada open", "more cake please", "Lyon away!", "Dave noise", "Odive (Olive) fly!". It's pretty exciting seeing her speech develop.

11 October 2013

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
10 October 2013

Olive helps to measure up where the vege boxes are to be built on the top tier.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 25 days
Tags:  Garden  Olive  
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  
06 October 2013

While daddies worked on our double doors, the cousins played. Later that day when it got too noisy we checked out Ben Burns playground. Really great for Olives age and we finally had a sleep on route home with pies for the boys.

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

Olive's latest obsession. 'Beeee' 'help' so we tied buzz bee to the handle bar and he just cruzes along with Oli.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
04 October 2013

This step stool has changed our lives. Olive wants to wash her hands as 'step step' is involved. Five o'clock grizzles in the kitchen has turned into 'help' with the flour. Now when I mention baking with mama, olive goes directly to the step stool, 'help' love this help stage, long may it continue. We always have an extra tiny pair of hands with the washing too.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 October 2013

Frenchy finds her pocket.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 October 2013

I needed 4 teddies to keep me company on the way to Nans this morning.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 September 2013

Loving the new car slide from the toy library. Wheeee! Boom!

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
26 September 2013

Tonight's reading selection as chosen by Olive.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
19 September 2013

Sieve hatted kitchen sorter.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 September 2013

Our new world collection is growing. Very clever brand marketing. Olive can name all the miniatures and was very focused on piling them all up and pouring them into the tin.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 September 2013

Crazy Frenchy.

Olive: 1 year, 7 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  
15 September 2013

Olives first steps on snow. She was a little apprehensive at first. When asked about the snow later she points to her feet and says "wet!".

Olive: 1 year and 7 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 September 2013

Olive loved following grandad every where this weekend. Mum, dad and Nan didn't get a look in.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
14 September 2013

Our first dinner out with Olive. It went well and was delicious. Luckily the restaurant owner had a basket of toys to keep her amused.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
14 September 2013

Spot Hat Head

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
13 September 2013

Had a great weekend in Ohakune. Olive slept well both ways and in her portacot. Makes a huge difference!

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 September 2013

A lovely 21 degree day so we were outside playing with bright green water. Got really interested in pouring from one container to another. Loved the sandpit too, is it nearly that time of year? Could summer be around the corner?

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
08 September 2013

Olive helps

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

Enjoyed the sun at the dog beach with popo, granny & myah. Olive found all sorts of pebbles and shells on our wander.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  

Favourite words of the week: "Up High" - when in the baby backpack or going for a ride with Granny and Grandpa (a RAV4) or up her steps or holding a toy up high "Cut" - pointing at Dad's head after he got a haircut - this went on for a good week "Heem Hee" - iPad. Not sure why she pronounces it this way. We have had to hide it from her for a number of weeks now as she gets very obsessed even by the sight of it. "Mine" - a word learnt in Melbourne - when tightly holding a toy or pointing at something that's obviously not hers, like Dad's beer or phone "Odive Sit" - when Olive sits, or "Sits" when she sits a toy "Tip Tap" - when walking on tippie toes "Good" - when asked "how are you?" She immediately responds with good.

08 September 2013

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

Just the usual up and over walk with the family.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
06 September 2013

Gym jam with Ellie and Vincent, they were all sitting and eating for once! Olive then ate everyone's leftovers too.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 September 2013

The farm is in town. We have tried riding the horse... We love lining them all up... Feeding them is fun and roger loves riding horse too.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  
04 September 2013

Tiptoe, Quickstep

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
02 September 2013

Planting our heritage seeds, not sure which seeds went into which box though!

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  Garden  
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  
29 August 2013

"Help, help."

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  

Words of the week: "Bop" (bump) - said when she falls over or bangs into something. "Help" - said when she needs help with something (opening a door) or when she is helping us (brushing Lyon, moving large pieces of furniture, sweeping). "Two" said after picking up two similar objects, or when asked "How many sheep are there?" in a book, she will point at each one and say "two, two, two, two, two!". =

29 August 2013

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 August 2013

Even though Olive hasn't been very well this past week she still looks after her soft toys. Womble wanted water on a walk, the whale seesaw likes gingerbread men, Lyon has to eat fabric leaves as well. Such a kind and caring wee poppet.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  

Lately Olive has at random started walking on tippy toes. Also loves trying to 'bounce' or 'jump' without leaving the floor.

23 August 2013

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 8 days
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Olive has started feeding Elmo popcorn a few weeks back, and water to foxy on the plane. Today we brushed playmobil lady's plastic hair.

20 August 2013

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 August 2013

Fishing for ducks, looking in mirrors, playing cafe, digging for balls at science museum in Melbourne.

Olive: 1 year, 6 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  
16 August 2013

Our second day in Melbourne and met some furry feathered friends at Collingwood farm. Olive had no fear by going up and patting all the animals and pointing at eyes. Loved the chickens the most.

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

After the best flight you could ask for (got an extra seat for olive) with an 18month old we arrived in Melbourne to see our cousins. We surprised Ali at play group and had a run in the sun at a park nearby. Olive and baby Lachie played with locks too.

Olive: 1 year and 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
12 August 2013

Olive's dance moves are getting funky

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

Olive House - Version 1.0. Thanks Nan and Grandad for the box!

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 August 2013

We are back into climbing out the dog/ olive flap. She only came back inside for "pop pop" (popcorn) and then I found her sitting quietly with sidekick Lyon (or scabber) munching on her snack enjoying the great outdoors. I think we have outdoors kid on our hands, every chance she gets, she is out there.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 25 days
Lyon: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
08 August 2013

Olive tastes ice cream. Or does she?

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

Big day - today Olive had her first day away from mummy and daddy - including a two hour nap at Granny and Grandpa's!

07 August 2013

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
06 August 2013

What is with the half eaten gingerbread men Olive? Yesterday at play centre was the first time she was happy sitting without mummy for morning tea, so proud.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
06 August 2013

Enjoyed the sunshine at the park. Loved meeting the park cat and wearing in her new shoes by walking all the way to the park. After many failed attempts at the steps leading to the big slide (decided climbing the bank was a much more direct route) followed by "no no no" when mama helped. We slid solo after a few "hands hands" first with mama.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
03 August 2013

Nudie bum up to mischief after sneaking out the dog flap.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 19 days
Lyon: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
02 August 2013

It's lucky we have a tolerant dog at the moment.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 18 days
Lyon: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
01 August 2013

Curtain peekaboo!

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

Hello, Mooj speaking...

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 July 2013

Waiting for Grandad to return with dinner.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 July 2013

Play date with Anthony.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 July 2013

Out for a "walk walk" with Bee and Lyon.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 12 days
Lyon: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
24 July 2013

A trip to the letterbox with Nan on Nan morning! Second time and she is happy to stay without mum. She is still an anxious wee poppet so we have stopped kids world for this term until we are both happy.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 July 2013

Baking mini muffins with mum. My little helper.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 July 2013

This seems to be the game if the week. We usually get a big grin once she is standing on the table. Has just conquered the couch. What next?

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
21 July 2013

Olives little cousin Violet turned one! Olive enjoyed all her birthday toys especially the rocking horse (again) after a nap we went to Lucy Harris's birthday party too!

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  
21 July 2013

"Pordchir" is a favourite at the moment. So nice to see Olive using her spoon properly. Always have to keep some left in our bowls in case the "more more" happens.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 July 2013

We enjoyed lunch out in the sun on the deck. Love those crisp sunny winter mornings. Olive is such a wriggle bum these days. On and off again within seconds, getting her to sit and eat is still proving impossible!

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 July 2013

Where's Olive? There she is!

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 July 2013

Olive was quite taken by violets rocking horse, hor hor hor!. She has quite a lot of words now. (Which mum and dad only understand) she gets really excited when she says boy and I go and get her playmobil boy, just so happy that I have understood her. A few half words have developed... Moon, bus but teddy is still the clearest by far.

Olive: 1 year, 5 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
14 July 2013

I'm not sure if mama playmobil will ever be quite the same again. She has been moojed.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 July 2013

Tried everything at gym jam today modeling Nan's new cardi creation!

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
08 July 2013

Who's the king of the castle?

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
08 July 2013

Tunnel time at playcentre followed by icing cupcakes. Loved saying tunnel all the way through.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 July 2013

Happy birthday Louis! Olive loved the party with balloons and lots of kids.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 July 2013

A very happy but tired Olive after the fourth time the candle was blown out for Louis. Lovely party Lisa!

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 July 2013

What I love to do most in the world is sit and pull out everything in the kitchen cupboard.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
06 July 2013

We have spoon action! Some great scooping with morning porridge.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 July 2013

Riding around the hall at gym jam with Vincent.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 July 2013

This week Olive has taken it upon herself to order Lyon around. Out! Bed! And while walking him sit!

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 17 days
Lyon: 2 years and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
29 June 2013

Snack time with Alex

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 June 2013

Olive gets a new table and chairs! After her nap (3hours amazing!!!) she sat on it for a good 40mins having her afternoon tea, apples and yoghurt. She loves it, still needs help getting up on the chair and loves pushing them in too.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 June 2013

A lovely catchup with Lisa and her boys, Rico & Louis, the horse ride was such a hit, we wanted another go.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 June 2013

In the last few months, olive has been really into her books. Loves finding cats, birds, buckets, mice, grasshoppers (hophop), even the moon and stars to name a few. Rudie nudie and who stole the moon are favorites last week.

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

So emo.

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  

Olives day sleeps have been amazing since we returned from Fiji, 2 to 3 hours a pop! And she is so much happier! Long may it continue!

25 June 2013

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
16 June 2013

Family peck brunch with all the kids mobile!

Olive: 1 year, 4 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
12 June 2013

Up down action with feeding Lyon thrown in for fun!

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

While away in Fiji... We had 6 amazing nights in conjunction with 2 hour naps at midday from our transformed Fijian Olive. First night home we paid for it dearly with 3 hours of sleep, but things are on the up with a 3 hour nap today!

12 June 2013

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

Olive survived the flights to Fiji remarkably well. The resort we are staying in is pure amazing. Time to enjoy a week away!

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 June 2013

Bubble head. Wasn't so sure about the bubbles until Dada put some on his head and Lyon licked some.

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 June 2013

The chalkboard is getting some action, with plenty of room for the growing olive twig!

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 June 2013

Dancing? Singing? and a lost Pengi

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
29 May 2013

Olive managed to build a very long tower! As well as stepping up a step by herself! well with two soft friends in hand.

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 May 2013

We had a teething gremlin in our bed last night. One of those nights where any sleep is good sleep. We seem to be having them too often lately.

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  

Another late night, bedtime at 10.30pm last night, 8.30 the night before with 11.30 after dinner at the Foos on Sunday. Damn that tooth!

22 May 2013

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  

Last week Olive had her 15month plunket checkup. Weighting in at 10.8kg and length 79.4cm. 75th for both!

22 May 2013

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 May 2013

Dinner at the Foos. Rice everywhere (sorry guys) and lots of interest in the cat! Fun in the bath followed by a story with Harry.

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 May 2013

Lyon love before we head on our holiday

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 3 days
Lyon: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  

I think a little bit of us died inside when Olive woke at 12 and then again 30 minutes after going back down at 1.30am and didn't go back to sleep until 3.30am. Canine teeth suck!

18 May 2013

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 May 2013

Olive loves shimming up next to Lyon for cuddles.

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 2 days
Lyon: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
16 May 2013

Bucket head.

Olive: 1 year, 3 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
12 May 2013

Getting a lot better with spoony on Mother's Day!

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
11 May 2013

King of the castle and lyon is a dirty rascal! New kiddy gate.

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 26 days
Lyon: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
11 May 2013

Teddee is very popular this week, loads of cuddling and trolley rides for Mr Ted. Morepork owl & womble weren't so lucky. Olive wouldn't even go near them, we think the eyes are too scary.

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  

We went to thorndon new world for an upgraded experience! Wow! Park for families out front and the fish was gorgeous and piled high. I asked Olive if she had done a poo and then she stated the rest of shop poo poo poo.

01 May 2013

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 April 2013

Happy ducky in the morning.

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 April 2013

A happy birthday eye gouging from Olive. Lyon is two today!

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 12 days
Lyon: 2 years
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  

I may have just been kissed (bitten) and spotted some new eye teeth, one already broken through! May explain the 5amers? Normally our Olive is an angel sleeper ;-)

25 April 2013

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 April 2013

A slow walk around karori park. We made it half way around. Footballer perhaps?

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
21 April 2013

Olives first puddle. Conquered.

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 April 2013

A bit sad that Space (play centre) has come to an end, It has been a lovely way to meet new mums and talk about our babies with! Faith & Max, Fiona & Elma, Michelle & Victoria, Coco & Neil, Michelle & Noah, Megan & Xantie. Meripa & Steph (course tutors).

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  

Since daylight saving finished our dear sweet olive decided to wake at 4.30am-6.00am but mostly 5.30am for the last few weeks but... Last night 12 hours and up at 7.15am! There is a god!

17 April 2013

Olive: 1 year, 2 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  
15 April 2013

A lovely work meeting with our youngest colleagues.

Olive: 1 year and 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 April 2013

Olive takes a ride on Myah at the grandparents, this time it was Lyon who had a play date with Myah.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 30 days
Lyon: 1 year, 11 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
14 April 2013

Olive says Mum.

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

First time at laugh a lot play area, lots of fun with Lucy.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
08 April 2013

Best buds.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 24 days
Lyon: 1 year, 11 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
07 April 2013

Story time at Granny and Poppas.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 April 2013

Caught up with anti natal group which has got a little smaller since a few have gone in a different direction. Just lovely to see them all so much bigger! Three more on the way too!

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  
04 April 2013

Penny pink is a favorite this week as she wasn't posted out the dog flap. We have had more interest in the little door that is perfect for little olives to pop through. We often find a pile of toys on the doorstep too.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 20 days
Lyon: 1 year, 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
04 April 2013

We already have two children! Olive's best friend.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 20 days
Lyon: 1 year, 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
03 April 2013

Story time!

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 April 2013

Olive just adores her big fur brother, especially on his bed and his nose. Lying backwards on him is cuddling too.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 19 days
Lyon: 1 year, 11 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
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  

It finally had to happen with a nappy free noodle bum who is a crawling tott....

25 March 2013

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
22 March 2013

Just a normal day in the Peck household... I think olive has a thing for shoes..

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

Catchup with not so little Thomas and Sara, lots of lovely toys to play with too!

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

Olive takes some steps!

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

Uncle James is in town and olive shows off her gorgeous olive dress to the cuzzies.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  
20 March 2013

Olive gets to meet her Uncle James and Hannah!

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  
16 March 2013

Sleeping and standing.

Olive: 1 year, 1 month and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
13 March 2013

They are all standing at the water baths now! Last term for space :-(

Olive: 1 year and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 March 2013

Too slow mum... Trying to get a photo of Lucy and olive... Olive off to play with the boys outside.

Olive: 1 year and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  

First time for standing in her cot and then having 200mls of cows milk!

06 March 2013

Olive: 1 year and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 March 2013

Fun times hanging with Ben on holiday.

Olive: 1 year and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 February 2013

Speedster in the making.

Olive: 1 year and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 February 2013

A fun day of biking between the local vineyards. Lots of wine tasting, biking, and a little bit of Olive falling asleep on the back of the bike drama ...

Olive: 1 year and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 February 2013

Munchkin tunnel action at the havelock north playground with daddy.

Olive: 1 year and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 February 2013

Who's a big girl now. Someone has the car seat facing the right way finally!

Olive: 1 year and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 February 2013

Sharing cookies and grapes at Anthony's. Happy birthday Ant for Thursday!

Olive: 1 year and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
22 February 2013

Walking with the trolley at 12 months

Olive: 1 year and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  
20 February 2013

Getting down paint dirty with the space kids. Wasn't to sure about gooply paint under foot.

Olive: 1 year and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 February 2013

Olive enjoying splashing in Khandallah pool in the hot sun!

Olive: 1 year and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  

Bottom left molar has broken through to the other side, top left molar just peeking through and bottom right molar is making its appearance, man that has gotta hurt... Poor peach. But only seems to hurt at night? Worst night in a long time, we all slept in the big bed and the little one said my mouth hurts!

18 February 2013

Olive: 1 year and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
16 February 2013

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

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

We made it to one! A happy birthday with little Bug Blue.

Olive: 1 year and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2013

Olive's birthday cake this year is an original design entitled "Half Eaten By Dog".

Olive: 1 year
Tags:  Olive  

We have some new arrivals to welcome, by the looks of it, 4 molars are joining Olive's mouth party! Making bedtime not fun for M&D! Poor twig.

13 February 2013

Olive: 11 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
13 February 2013

Bullseye! Never have a seen a more perfect blob of yoghurt.

Olive: 11 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
11 February 2013

Getting the hang of the trolly pretty quick smart!

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

Olive with her early birthday present from Nan and Grandad!

Olive: 11 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
09 February 2013

Olive plays with Louis (5months her junior but the same size) and leece at Anna's lovely new home!

Olive: 11 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 February 2013

Today we went for a walk up Johnson's Hill to test out Kate and Josh's macpac. It went well! Olive enjoyed being up high and enjoying the views.

Olive: 11 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 February 2013

Olive says Woof!

Olive: 11 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
02 February 2013

Such a helpful little laundry sorter.

Olive: 11 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  

After nearly a week of fever then rash then major grumps, Olive finally seems back to her happy exploring self this morning. In other news, her first word has been spoken - Woof!

02 February 2013

Olive: 11 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
30 January 2013

The latest hairdo fashion : raspberry yoghurt. Tasty!

Olive: 11 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  
30 January 2013

The noodle bum escape.

Olive: 11 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  

18 days of sleeping through the night! So proud.

27 January 2013

Olive: 11 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 January 2013

Ant got the grand tour of our house by Olive

Olive: 11 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 January 2013

Enjoyed a lovely cafe lunch with Amy, Jo and baby Lucas! So much bigger buddy!

Olive: 11 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 January 2013

Eleven months and crawling and pulling herself up on the couch and coffee table.

Olive: 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 January 2013

Olive has started climbing up the furniture now that she is a little crawler. She hasn't quite figured out why she suddenly falls on her bum when she lets go though.

Olive: 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 January 2013

My first step! Hmm now how to get down!

Olive: 11 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
21 January 2013

An hour and a half walk to the river along the Orongorongo track. Buggying all the way! Lovely lunch and the kids were our entertainment! Olive ate Ants whole punet of raspberries in one sitting.

Olive: 11 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 January 2013

Hanging with her mates at Jess's birthday BBQ.

Olive: 11 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 January 2013

Olive's First Outdoor Adventure

Olive: 11 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  

Day six with no night feeds, third night olive sleeping through the night. May it continue!

16 January 2013

Olive: 11 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
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  
14 January 2013

Bath time has become a more difficult affair with a clambering tot.

Olive: 10 months and 30 days
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12 January 2013

Elvi meets olive! Lovely catching up with you elvi!

Olive: 10 months and 28 days
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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  
05 January 2013

Morning in peka peka. Olive hanging with her boys.

Olive: 10 months and 21 days
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02 January 2013

Olive's new game, we build the towers and she knocks them over!

Olive: 10 months and 18 days
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01 January 2013

Ten months old!

Olive: 10 months and 17 days
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29 December 2012

Bath time with the Prosser cousies!

Olive: 10 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 December 2012

Enjoyed lunch and a dip in the taupo lake. Beautiful day!

Olive: 10 months and 14 days
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24 December 2012

Corn Cob Muncher.

Olive: 10 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  

I think Olive's sleeping is improving. Two nights in a row of only waking at 5am. Alas. Short lived, it would seem bumping your head on your cot wakes you up! Poor little twig. I can feel it is close though. ;-)

16 December 2012

Olive: 10 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
16 December 2012

Olive the Musician.

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

Olive gets her second early Christmas present. A cool xylophone from Nan and Grandad.

Olive: 10 months
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15 December 2012

Olives new trick: pointing.

Olive: 10 months
Tags:  Olive  
12 December 2012

We shall call her, Pasta Head.

Olive: 9 months and 27 days
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12 December 2012

Olive gets wet at her last day of playcentre this year.

Olive: 9 months and 27 days
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10 December 2012

Jo Jo finally gets to meet little Olive! All smiles here!

Olive: 9 months and 25 days
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10 December 2012

Playing with her first ever Christmas present. Rosie the tank engine from the Prossers.

Olive: 9 months and 25 days
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It has happened! Olive has officially slept through the night! Bedtime at 7.30pm - 6am so very proud of our little twiggy.

08 December 2012

Olive: 9 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 December 2012

It would seem fur child and olive are already fighting over toys (or wrapping rolls) Lyon won in the end but olive gave a good fight.

Olive: 9 months and 22 days
Lyon: 1 year, 7 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
06 December 2012

Curious little cat, loves looking and peering over things.

Olive: 9 months and 21 days
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29 November 2012

Gorgeous roses! I loved them all! Hmm where to put more roses in our garden...

Olive: 9 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 November 2012

Our little Oompa Loompa after spaghetti bolognaise.

Olive: 9 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 November 2012

Fun in the bed with Mr Stinkle.

Olive: 9 months and 9 days
Lyon: 1 year, 6 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
20 November 2012

Sushi lunch in Grandad's office

Olive: 9 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 November 2012

Nine months old, my my you have grown little twig.

Olive: 9 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  
15 November 2012

Nan & sun for lunch on Oriental Beach.

Olive: 9 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 November 2012

Afternoon tea picnic on the mat. Eating my pear quite well thank you!

Olive: 8 months and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
11 November 2012

Olive egged him on...

Olive: 8 months and 27 days
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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  
05 November 2012

Seeing eye to eye with Lyon

Olive: 8 months and 21 days
Lyon: 1 year, 6 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  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  
03 November 2012

We celebrated Jens 30th at the Pecks with a lovely meal and a 1am home time! Luckily Olive played along, sleeping well both ends of the night.

Olive: 8 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  

First time I've come in for Olive's AM feed to find her on her tummy and facing a different direction!

02 November 2012

Olive: 8 months and 18 days
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28 October 2012

Two of gremlins new teeth caught in the wild.

Olive: 8 months and 13 days
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Four top teeth all breaking through at once! Didn't think to check the bottom but two more below as well! Poor petal.

26 October 2012

Olive: 8 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 October 2012

Eight months and I can use an iPad!

Olive: 8 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 October 2012

Where's Mr Lyon?

Olive: 8 months and 8 days
Lyon: 1 year, 5 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  

Home sweet home, we couldn't have asked for a better return flight, olive slept on me for 3hours!!

22 October 2012

Olive: 8 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  
15 October 2012

Bath, dinner and story time with Cousin Ali!

Olive: 8 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 October 2012

Olive and Ali have a story with pauly.

Olive: 7 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
13 October 2012

Fun in Ali's new sand pit thanks to Uncle Paul's handiwork.

Olive: 7 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 October 2012

All aboard our first flight with Olive! Here we come Melbourne!

Olive: 7 months and 27 days
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08 October 2012

Olive has her first swim!

Olive: 7 months and 23 days
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07 October 2012

Must have .. BEER!

Olive: 7 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  

I love that Olive is the only person in the world that gets away with pulling my hair and squeezing my nose.

04 October 2012

Olive: 7 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  

Zoooozoooo sounds and blowing raspberries combo is Olive's cry of the week.

04 October 2012

Olive: 7 months and 18 days
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03 October 2012

Lots of fun with Spaghetti!

Olive: 7 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 October 2012

Off to buy pots was brought to a stop as Olive enjoyed Nan's comforty car seat. An hour and a half later, we emerge quite rested.

Olive: 7 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  

Longest morning sleep on record: two and a half hours while mummy got some work done! A lot happier today, cheeks have gone down

02 October 2012

Olive: 7 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 October 2012

First taste of lamb - lamb rack. Yum yum yum.

Olive: 7 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
30 September 2012

Olive's not 100% sure about Gini's My Little Pony.

Olive: 7 months and 15 days
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Top teeth must be on their way, we can see the shapes forming in the gums

29 September 2012

Olive: 7 months and 14 days
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28 September 2012

Olive hanging with her bigger buddies Flex & Isabelle.

Olive: 7 months and 13 days
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27 September 2012

7 Months old. Rolling, Sitting and eating really well, so proud.

Olive: 7 months and 12 days
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25 September 2012

Olive just hanging in her new room.

Olive: 7 months and 10 days
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22 September 2012

I'm a big girl now! Sitting up and choosing my toys!

Olive: 7 months and 7 days
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21 September 2012

A slightly snotty nosed sitting baby. Can sit happily for longer periods of time now.

Olive: 7 months and 6 days
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18 September 2012

Olive gets her own ID! Not sure how she will look like that in five years though!

Olive: 7 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 September 2012

Mmmmmm, beer.

Olive: 6 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 September 2012

Olive was a great help at the computer!

Olive: 6 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 September 2012

The early morning reno's return, as Olive's room redo is in full swing. First night in the portacot and Olive slept "like a baby".

Olive: 6 months and 21 days
Tags:  DIY  Olive  
02 September 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

Olive: 6 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 September 2012

We were treated to a beef fillet feast at Nan and Grandad's! Yum.

Olive: 6 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 September 2012

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

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

Sometimes I get the serious munchies.

Olive: 6 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  

Three mornings of long sleeps! Two and half hours on Sunday, two hours on Monday & one and a half hours on Tuesday. Bliss.

28 August 2012

Olive: 6 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  

Olive Eliza's behaviour today was unacceptable. No sleeps in her cot, biting my nipples followed with a smile and not going to bed well tonight. Humpf.

25 August 2012

Olive: 6 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 August 2012

I'd much rather watch Mummy prepare a slow cooker than sleep in my cot, thanks Daddy!

Olive: 6 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
15 August 2012

6 Months half year birthday! Where has the time gone?

Olive: 6 months
Tags:  Olive  
13 August 2012

Fun in the bath with Duckie.

Olive: 5 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
11 August 2012

Sitting pretty. Only lasts a few seconds at a time, but she sure looks cute before she topples.

Olive: 5 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
10 August 2012

First successful shot of teeth in the wild.

Olive: 5 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 August 2012

A smilie Olive with her new best friend Lambo from Grandad. Not a great night but with one smilie it is forgotten.

Olive: 5 months and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 July 2012

Raw vegetable munchies.

Olive: 5 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
30 July 2012

Our attempt to catch the two baby teeth in action unsuccessful!

Olive: 5 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 July 2012

Last night I slept for 12 hours with only one feed at midnight. Coffee with mum and Dad time.

Olive: 5 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 July 2012

We are joined by a bear for breakfast on a bitterly cold winters morning. A well slept bear! Perhaps the sleeps are on the mend (touch wood!).

Olive: 5 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 July 2012

Getting the hang of the jolly jumper. Stinkle wants in on the action too.

Olive: 5 months and 12 days
Lyon: 1 year and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
20 July 2012

Getting jolly on the jolly jumper. Not really jumping yet but still jolly!

Olive: 5 months and 5 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 July 2012

She had it for a few seconds! That tooth is coming in handy!

Olive: 5 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 July 2012

Strawberry fields.

Olive: 5 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 July 2012

Enjoying the sunny toes

Olive: 5 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  
15 July 2012

For Olive's five month birthday she got carrots and broccoli to play with. Lovely having her at the table with us.

Olive: 5 months
Tags:  Olive  

A two hour nap, while the mad parents dig in the rain! Finished off with a special bath with mummy. What a fantastic Saturday, living the dream.

14 July 2012

Olive: 4 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 July 2012

Sore toothed, thumb sucking gremlin.

Olive: 4 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  

Not a growth spurt but her first tooth! A sharpie little guy too. Bonjela here we come!

11 July 2012

Olive: 4 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
10 July 2012

Finally asleep on the way to the supermarket, after another sleepless morning, with fist in eye. Doing what ever it takes!

Olive: 4 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  

5 month growth spurt? Woke at 9pm/ 11pm/ 3am/ 6am who needs sleep its so overrated!

10 July 2012

Olive: 4 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  

What has happened to my 2 hour olive loop hole from 7am to 9am!

10 July 2012

Olive: 4 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 July 2012

I tried on my strawberry outfit and it fits! size 00 - mummy left it a bit late!

Olive: 4 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 July 2012

Fast asleep after lunch with Lana & Antony in town, buggy facing out has gone down a treat.

Olive: 4 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 July 2012

Olive watches as she gets her name on the wall!

Olive: 4 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 July 2012

Happy Birthday Nan! Just before we dig into a lovely chocolate cake for mid morning birthday tea!

Olive: 4 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
30 June 2012

Farewell little Dylan and Emma & Glynn. My my they have grown!

Olive: 4 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  

Thanks Granny and Grandpa for babysitting Olive last night so we could enjoy a lovely meal out for Nan's birthday. She slept straight through to 6.15am thanks to your bottle!

30 June 2012

Olive: 4 months and 15 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 June 2012

Mummy?

Olive: 4 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 June 2012

Daddy?

Olive: 4 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 June 2012

Braving town in the carry sling big day!

Olive: 4 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 June 2012

Bedtime story with two little bugs and two little feet.

Olive: 4 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  

Only a 4.30am feed, followed by an amazing 2 hour afternoon nap while the parents painted and hammered away outside!

24 June 2012

Olive: 4 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 June 2012

The new home owners visit mitre 10 again for more supplies, olive has joined the gang in frenchie.

Olive: 4 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  DIY  
21 June 2012

E.T. Fingers out for walk on a rainy & sunny day! Didn't feel like having her nap in the bassinet but 5mins into walk - asleep!

Olive: 4 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  

Bed at 7.00pm Feed at 4.30am Awake at 8am Mum & dad are feeling great today!

19 June 2012

Olive: 4 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
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  
18 June 2012

This morning Olive wiggled a 180 off the sheepskin to get a better look at the fire.

Olive: 4 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
16 June 2012

Buggy and me on the gym

Olive: 4 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
16 June 2012

We still get comments on who Olive looks like. It seems to vary between both of us but we're not convinced it's either of us yet!

Olive: 4 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
15 June 2012

Stop checking out my builders crack, Mum!

Olive: 4 months
Tags:  Olive  
15 June 2012

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

Olive: 4 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  

Olive slept for a two hour afternoon nap, for the first time! While daddy babysat!

11 June 2012

Olive: 3 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
11 June 2012

Lunch with Aunty Lisa, cousin Ali and co. On a lovely warm winter still day.

Olive: 3 months and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  

We both braved a night out with Jen babysitting Olive. Thanks Jen! Lucky we had a 150ml bottle of expressed milk for the 11pm wake up.

10 June 2012

Olive: 3 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 June 2012

Olive gets to meet her two Turner Uncles. Overwhelmed expressions ensue.

Olive: 3 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 June 2012

And also the adorable cousin Ali (Alex) - all the way from Australia! Such a big boy now.

Olive: 3 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 June 2012

Aunty Lisa and Aunty Lauren also!

Olive: 3 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
08 June 2012

Becs and a very excited Isabella popped around for a little Olive action.

Olive: 3 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  
08 June 2012

Smiling at Mr Stinkleton - who went in for a sniff test.

Olive: 3 months and 24 days
Lyon: 1 year, 1 month and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  

Last night Olive slept for 8 hours straight. That's two nights in a row. Three nights and it's a routine, right?

08 June 2012

Olive: 3 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 June 2012

Nudie alert!

Olive: 3 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 June 2012

We've been getting a few smiles, giggles and dribbles during tummy time lately.

Olive: 3 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 June 2012

Hanging with Mummy (and Mr Stinkle)

Olive: 3 months and 18 days
Lyon: 1 year, 1 month and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
02 June 2012

Floor time with the gorgeous Harry Foo.

Olive: 3 months and 18 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 May 2012

Riding the horsey with Daddy.

Olive: 3 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 May 2012

Finger snooze on the way to pin meeting

Olive: 3 months and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
29 May 2012

Olive gets afternoon tea from a bottle fed by Dad and slurps down every drop.

Olive: 3 months and 14 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 May 2012

Mum, I think I've drunk too much Hic!

Olive: 3 months and 13 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 May 2012

Sophie munching. Olive loves the texture of Sophie the giraffe, a present from Aunty Lauren and Uncle Paul.

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

Finally big enough to fit the funky French outfit from Anna and Perry! So cute.

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

Today Olive surprised us with laughing for the first time!

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

Today Olive received a lovely painting from Cousin Ali - all the way from Melbourne! So creative!

Olive: 3 months and 2 days
Tags:  Olive  
15 May 2012

Out for a stroll in Granny's colourful blanket - thanks Granny!

Olive: 3 months
Tags:  Olive  
15 May 2012

Olive has some Tummy time!

Olive: 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Movie  
14 May 2012

I'm a happy little bunny this morning after sleeping in to 8am! Goodbye to virus and unhappiness!

Olive: 2 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
11 May 2012

False alarm. Not teeth. Doctor thinks she has a virus and maybe a mouth ulcer. Poor bubs. Still, we had a better night last night.

Olive: 2 months and 26 days
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2012

We may have found the culprit for last nights fiasco. A tooth perhaps? Will know more tomorrow, if we make it.

Olive: 2 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
10 May 2012

Finally asleep on mummy after the worst sleepless night ever!

Olive: 2 months and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 May 2012

Nom nom nom on fist.

Olive: 2 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 May 2012

Smurfs have a baby! Yummy M&S chips gorgeous baby clothes and a French spot book for olive! Thanks Nan & Grandad!

Olive: 2 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  
04 May 2012

Get that sun out of my eyes!

Olive: 2 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 May 2012

We found ourselves a funny little elf creature. Barely a grizzle from the basinet at nap time today! Are we onto something?!?

Olive: 2 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
02 May 2012

Olives first day at baby sensory with a few babies and mums from our anti natal group

Olive: 2 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 April 2012

First bath with a boy! Anthony joins Olive for a splish splash.

Olive: 2 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
26 April 2012

Playing a fun new board game - 7 Wonders. Olive helps Dad.

Olive: 2 months and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 April 2012

Fun times in the new bouncer - it plays tunes and vibrates!

Olive: 2 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 April 2012

Everything is giant in Taupo. Giant bath and giant bed!

Olive: 2 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 April 2012

Made it safe and sound to a beautiful Taupo afternoon. Olive slept well between two feed breaks.

Olive: 2 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  
21 April 2012

Saturday morning climbing daddy's legs in bed

Olive: 2 months and 6 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 April 2012

A few faces. Worried, tonguey, bubbly and surprised!

Olive: 2 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
19 April 2012

Hands and feetsies.

Olive: 2 months and 4 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 April 2012

After bath nudie relaxation in front of the heater.

Olive: 2 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 April 2012

Some couch time with Mum & Mr Stinkle.

Olive: 2 months and 3 days
Lyon: 11 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
15 April 2012

All dressed up and ready to party in a cute dress from the Woods, about to go to Helen's baby shower!

Olive: 2 months
Tags:  Olive  
14 April 2012

Popped around to see Granny and Grandpa. Left them with the biggest poo!

Olive: 1 month and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
14 April 2012

Hanging with Dadio in the sunshine.

Olive: 1 month and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
14 April 2012

Sporting another Nan-made outfit.

Olive: 1 month and 30 days
Tags:  Olive  
13 April 2012

Breakdancing after bath time.

Olive: 1 month and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 April 2012

Bug Baby flies in for a feed.

Olive: 1 month and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
12 April 2012

Looking pretty in a lovely new Nan-made outfit. Who turned out the lights!?!

Olive: 1 month and 27 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 April 2012

The coolest little iPhone holder.

Olive: 1 month and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
09 April 2012

Rocking out then chilling out with Anthony at brunch at Derek & Helen's.

Olive: 1 month and 25 days
Tags:  Olive  
06 April 2012

Dancing. It really is a wonderful world.

Olive: 1 month and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
06 April 2012

I slept from 8.30pm to 1.30am then 2.30am to 6.30am and am a very happy baby this morning! So are Mum and Dad.

Olive: 1 month and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 April 2012

The last few nights Olive (AKA little gremlin) didn't want to go back to sleep after her early morning feed, and so she joined us for some much needed snoozles.

Olive: 1 month and 21 days
Tags:  Olive  
01 April 2012

Morning playtime in front of the heater.

Olive: 1 month and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 March 2012

Smiles for Daddy

Olive: 1 month and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 March 2012

What chu lookin at Willis?

Olive: 1 month and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 March 2012

Mum gets some nudie time with little miss freckle bum.

Olive: 1 month and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
31 March 2012

Olive gets her 6 week checkup and her jabs! A little sore at first, but she quickly recovered.

Olive: 1 month and 16 days
Tags:  Olive  
27 March 2012

Just chilling on the couch, watching me some TV.

Olive: 1 month and 11 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 March 2012

Just chilling with Mum in my cool bumble bee top.

Olive: 1 month and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
22 March 2012

First family portrait. Even Lyon is smiling!

Olive: 1 month and 7 days
Lyon: 10 months and 24 days
Tags:  Olive  Lyon  
16 March 2012

It's official! Olive is legally a kiwi born baby!

Olive: 1 month and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
15 March 2012

Enjoying the new playground.

Olive: 1 month
Tags:  Olive  
14 March 2012

Trying out the Baby Bjorn from Uncle Graham and Aunty Lisa. Works a treat!

Olive: 27 days and 21 hours
Tags:  Olive  
09 March 2012

Olives first play date - with the handsome Anthony.

Olive: 23 days and 18 hours
Tags:  Olive  
06 March 2012

Snoozles in the sun.

Olive: 20 days and 16 hours
Tags:  Olive  
05 March 2012

Sara, Luke and little Zac come to say hello.

Olive: 19 days and 5 hours
Tags:  Olive  
03 March 2012

The Barbers come to visit. Little Felix doesn't look so little anymore!

Olive: 17 days and 10 hours
Tags:  Olive  
26 February 2012

Olive's first car outing - to Granny and Grandpa's for brunch (which turned into lunch, as we didn't arrive until 1.30pm).

Olive: 10 days and 21 hours
Tags:  Olive  
25 February 2012

Olive getting all dressed up in the cute dress Aunty Lauren made.

Olive: 9 days and 21 hours
Tags:  Olive  
23 February 2012

Off to bed we go.

Olive: 8 days and 13 hours
Tags:  Olive  
22 February 2012

Lisa and Ricko come to say hello.

Olive: 6 days and 21 hours
Tags:  Olive  
19 February 2012

Jo and Nicky pop around for some Olive action. Although there wasn't a lot of Olive action!

Olive: 4 days and 17 hours
Tags:  Olive  
19 February 2012

Granny and Grandpa visit the sleeping beauty. Fur child is also back home now!

Olive: 4 days and 17 hours
Tags:  Olive  
18 February 2012

Nige, Lana and Andy pop around to say hi.

Olive: 3 days and 14 hours
Tags:  Olive  
18 February 2012

Ann, our midwife, gives Olive her first bath and she loves every minute.

Olive: 3 days and 11 hours
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2012

Home sweet home with sleeping beauty.

Olive: 2 days and 14 hours
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2012

Granny, Aunty Jen and cousin Alex come to say hello.

Olive: 2 days and 12 hours
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2012

Nan and Grandad are never far away!

Olive: 2 days and 12 hours
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2012

First buggy ride around the park so mummy could get some much needed rest.

Olive: 2 days and 9 hours
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2012

The car ride home - such a sleepy wee thing.

Olive: 2 days and 8 hours
Tags:  Olive  
17 February 2012

Olive ventures out into the big wide world!

Olive: 2 days and 8 hours
Tags:  Olive  
15 February 2012

Olive Eliza Peck joins the Tang family. Born at 2.30am, 15th of February, 2012, weighing 8lb's. So adorable.

Olive: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Tags:  Olive  
08 February 2012

Bean Baby at 38 weeks! Counting down the days now ...

Olive: -7 days and 2 hours
Tags:  Olive  
30 January 2012

Spend a lovely afternoon showering in baby talk, friends and lovely gifts for our baby bean to be!

Olive: -15 days and 12 hours
Tags:  Olive  
30 January 2012

Bean Baby at 37 Weeks!

Olive: -15 days and 16 hours
Tags:  Olive  
24 January 2012

Bean Baby at 36 Weeks! Overdue for an update .

Olive: -21 days and 17 hours
Tags:  Olive  
04 January 2012

Bean Baby at 33 Weeks!

Olive: -1 month and 10 days
Tags:  Olive  
23 December 2011

Lyon gets to try out the Bean Cot - fully assembled and ready to go! Quite comfy thank-you very much.

Olive: -1 month and 22 days
Lyon: 7 months and 26 days
Tags:  Lyon  Olive  
17 December 2011

Bean Baby at 31 Weeks! (Oops, missed 30 weeks!)

Olive: -1 month and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
07 December 2011

Bean Baby at 29 weeks!

Olive: -2 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  
25 November 2011

Bean Baby at 28 Weeks!

Olive: -2 months and 19 days
Tags:  Olive  
14 November 2011

Bean Baby at 27 Weeks!

Olive: -3 months
Tags:  Olive  
13 November 2011

Gini gets creative making a cover for our new Bean Bed! So comfy.

Olive: -3 months and 1 day
Tags:  Olive  
05 November 2011

Bean Belly at 26 weeks!

Olive: -3 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 November 2011

Bean Baby at 26 weeks!

Olive: -3 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 October 2011

Bean Baby 25 weeks (nearly)

Olive: -3 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
28 October 2011

Bean Baby Belly 25 weeks (nearly)

Olive: -3 months and 17 days
Tags:  Olive  
24 October 2011

Bean Baby 24 Weeks!

Olive: -3 months and 22 days
Tags:  Olive  
18 October 2011

Bean Bump at 23 Weeks

Olive: -3 months and 28 days
Tags:  Olive  
17 October 2011

Bean Baby 22 Weeks!

Olive: -3 months and 29 days
Tags:  Olive  
08 October 2011

Bean baby - 21 weeks from the top! Tiny feet!

Olive: -4 months and 7 days
Tags:  Olive  
08 October 2011

Bean Baby, 21 weeks - and starting to kick!

Olive: -4 months and 7 days
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01 October 2011

Bean baby at 20 weeks!

Olive: -4 months and 14 days
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25 September 2011

Bean baby at 19 weeks!

Olive: -4 months and 20 days
Tags:  Olive  
22 September 2011

Bean at 19 weeks! Everything looks to be as it should. Two legs, two hands, big brain, a nose!

Olive: -4 months and 23 days
Tags:  Olive  
11 September 2011

Bean Baby at 17 weeks

Olive: -5 months and 3 days
Tags:  Olive  
03 September 2011

Bean Baby at 16 Weeks

Olive: -5 months and 12 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 August 2011

Sleeping little Bean Baby

Olive: -6 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 August 2011

Bean Baby has hands!

Olive: -6 months and 9 days
Tags:  Olive  
05 August 2011

Introducing our first bean baby Peck to our family. Only 12 weeks preborn!

Olive: -6 months and 10 days
Tags:  Olive