Isabella - Computer Guru

Wednesday, 4 June 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Isabella is 6 months today. Where did that time go? Crikey. This video above is Isabella going the grab on the computer mouse. Everytime you sit with her while you're at the computer, she grabs it. Future "Person who is hassled at 3am" ?

Isabella Playing

Sunday, 1 June 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Isabella playing hide'n'seek and chatting to anyone who'll listen.

Isabella Playing

Isabella Videos

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Isabella enjoying a healthy batch of apple and pear. Oh my. And other videos from recently.

Isabella Talking

Isabella Eating

Isabella Eating II

Isabella Awake

Isabella 5 Months

Friday, 16 May 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Some photos of Isabella. She's doing very well. Starting to chat to everyone now, although she's speaking in tongues :)

The Myall Lakes N.P., and the Grandis.

Thursday, 24 April 2008 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / New South Wales
Isabella, Bud, her friend Gina and her husband Matthew and I when for a drive up the north coast. Without a plan really, I reverted to what is easily a fantastic day out daytrip from Sydney - the Grandis, Seal Rocks, and the Myall Lakes.

Unfortunately, the rain simply would not go away, so it was wet and miserable. Still, It was the first long driv for Isabella, and she handled it extremely well. We didn't need to stop any more often than we normally do, really.

Songi Kran Festival (Thai New Year)

Saturday, 12 April 2008 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / New South Wales
For the couple of weeks around the 13th April, its Song Khan - Thai New Year. Water festival. Last Year we where in Thailand. Thai's chuck water all over the place, and have a national water fight. Splendid.

This year we visited the Buddhist temple in Leumeah which was holding a fete for SongKran. Lots of thai food, water fights, and buddha status.

Isabella being cheeky

Friday, 22 February 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella

Isabella at 8 weeks

Wednesday, 23 January 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Isabella is doing very well, and turned 8 weeks this past Wednesday. We take her in to be stabbed a few times with needles next week - oh the humanity, not looking forward to that one bit.

Bud and I got given a lot of advice while she was pregnant, and more now that Isabella is here. Almost none of it is worth the price we paid for it. Some of it was. I thought I would make a tiny list of "things they didn't tell you" in the spirit of cluttering the world with more opinion dressed up as fact.

  • Sleep is good. Do it as much as you can. Naps during the day aren't a Bad Thing.
  • You can't use anything without a pause button without going insane.
  • Epidurals, by design, give out at the crucial moment. Not bad I suppose, but you don't need suprise on top of the pain...
  • Midwives are all batshit crazy. Take your sunglasses.
  • Never seen a million Watt smile? You will soon.
  • Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and it usually stinks. Take the good, leave the bad, never feel guilty about this.
  • Dunstan Baby Language DVD's are the best $50 you will ever spend. A revelation. Why guess when its already been worked out scientifically?
  • Johnsons and Johnsons products aren't everywhere because they're good for your baby...
  • Life as you know it is NOT over. What a silly thing to say...
  • Isabella has 8 Uncles and Aunts. Who knew?
  • They're right about cars and baby's. Its like vallium.
  • Woolworths online now makes perfect sense.

Isabella arrives

Monday, 10 December 2007 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Isabella has finally arrived. Happy and healthy Isabella was 3.69kg and 49.5cm at 11:40am on the 5th December 2007, just in time for the Kings birthday.

Mum is well and recovered quickly.

Grandparents delighted.

Life is different now!

Floriade - Canberra

Saturday, 15 September 2007 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / Australian Capital Territory
We spent the weekend in Canberra, visited the National Museum, and saw Jupiter through the telscopes at the Canberra Observatory, but the highlight of the weekend was the Floriade Festival - Commonwealth Park on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin is planted with what must be nearly a million Tulips and Carnations and so on, all in Australiana colours and shapes. Breathtakingly beautiful.