Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Talia has started getting a little difficult to settle at nights this last week and we have had to walk and rock her for most of the evening as she goes into intermittent sleep often waking the moment we lay her on the bed! We recall something similar with Ethan sometime in his second month as well but as we were so sleep deprived neither of us has any clear memory of it....
I am now slowly able to 'decode' our little girl's internal logic and I think its probably a case of being overtired in the night after not being able to get a long sleep earlier in the evening. With two kids in the house now, evenings tend to be "all hands on deck" time as Ethan sometimes chucks tantrums in order to get a reprieve from bedtime or Mummy's 100% attention. Unfortunately both kids tend to bounce off each other's crying and Talia ends up getting woken, while Ethan's cries of protest intensify with the additional crying!
So I am enjoying the RARE event tonight when BOTH of them settled peacefully followed by what looks like a good sleep (fingers crossed!) Let's hope this happens more often in the weeks ahead!!
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Our efforts and planning seem to be bearing some fruit! The two siblings get on quite well together so far. Ethan asks permission to play with Talia’s toys (she’s been getting lots), and Talia always says yes! And every so often during the day it is “hugs” time and Ethan will give Talia a supervised cuddle.
Saturday, 1 November 2008
......showered their love and attention on the little ones.......
......and been there to share our joy as we discover new things about and grow with Ethan & Talia each day! It's been great to see Ethan and Talia (soon) grow to love their Grandparents and share many happy memories with them -- its a very special blessing that we are sure they will treasure for the years to come.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
What was Ethan grinning so widely about? He's activating the lights on these cool "flowers" by turning the crank! Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is really cool...
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
In comparison, Ethan had a fantastic day swimming and snacking with Grandpa, Grandma, uncles, aunties and cousins! Not a bad exchange for having to wake up this morning to disappearing parents and asking, "Where babeee?"
Friday, 17 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
You didn't realize it at the time, but today your Daddy held you for the first time ever. You were so small but you looked at me with your big eyes. I heard them whisper, "I need you Daddy..." so I want you to know that I will be here.
You were cold today after your first bath and because the aircon was freezing! So while you laid down under the warm lamp Daddy warmed his hands in hot water and held your cold feet and hands! Soon you were toasty, and I wrapped you up tight so you would feel safe. You fell fast asleep on me after that. You must know this because one day you may feel you're too big to hold my hand or cuddle up close anymore.
Mummy loves you and cares for you so very much and so very well! Daddy's love looks different but is just as strong and big for you. As I held you today I felt that love growing stronger and stronger. Love in practise is like that. Add up Mummy's love and Daddy's love and multiply it by a gazillion and that is an idea of our Heavenly Father's love for you sweetie. I will love you and show you more as we go along. It's just your first day, but there are many wonderful things like this I want you to experience. Are you ready?