Friday, March 18, 2011


Looking forward to the weekend I can tell ya!

Saturday we are going out to Maraetai Beach to practise using our snorkels/masks/flippers...
then saturday night we have a 40th Birthday Party to go to in the city...Steve is going to babysit.  NICE.

Sunday we hope to go back to Goat Island Marine Reserve and swim with the fishes again.   Fingers crossed it's a nice day weather-wise.

As for today:  well I do believe Amanda, Andrew and Emily are visiting us again!  Isn't that lovely?  I can cluck over our adorable baby some more....


ABOVE:  it's FINISHED.   I am happy with it... and I hope J likes it.

I will explain the words:  

J and her husband have been trying to have a 2nd baby for about 4 years... they have been doing AI for about 12 months with no success, then on their last attempt the Fertility Clinic gave them a 'reduced fee' attempt at IVF.. they only had TWO viable embryo's.  This was going to be J's last attempt at getting pregnant as she turns 40 this week.... and the cost of fertility treatment every month was mounting up ...

IT WORKED!  They are two months pregnant and thrilled to bits of course.  Hence the wording of the picture I made them.  It took LOVE and FAITH for them to get this precious baby. (yeah and medical expertise!)

ABOVE:  the kids arrived... bub is doing so well... she feeds and sleeps like a wee trooper.   While she slept, we played cards.  What fun... turned a so-so day into a lovely day.

Kids are due home from school shortly... let the weekend commence!

End of day:  Having a lovely time, fed the family... playing cards some more... burping the baby...
DIET: oops
nite nite.


  1. Nice having a built in babysitter! I love that 2 out of 3 of my kids are old enough to stay home alone. Can't wait for the youngest lol.

  2. Baby baby baby ITS so neat that Amanda and Andrew and Emily are heading your way fingers crossed for fine weather.

  3. That's such great news for your friends! I got goosebumps just reading it!

  4. Penny, NZ1:01 PM

    Congratulations to J and her husband - that is a huge deal and I hope it goes well for them. It is so hard - I have a friend who tried for many years for her first and now has a beautiful baby girl, all she wants now is a sibling.

    Enjoy the party!

  5. Hey It Can't Be Friday for you YET -because it is still Thurs here! NO FAIR! Or- does that mean that you are another day older than me faster???? Ok, I'll let you get away with it then. LOL

    OOOO, Loved the wee baby and Mama! There is nothing more precious than a Mom and her child!

    I am hoping you guys have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Awww...what a sweet picture! Babies are awesome and if mine were WAY more calm, I'd have 50 more. lol

  7. That love and faith thing looks like a cake, and it made me hungry!

  8. That's a lovely thing you made for J. It's so colourful and pretty. I particularly like the lace "flower" with the crystal in the centre.

  9. Anonymous2:16 AM

    Congratulations to the lucky parents! The blanket is just beautiful!! Your weekend sounds like fun!...debbie

  10. How lovely - a baby on the way and one that visited you. Life is good.

  11. Hi Chris,

    Sounds like all good things in your part of the world and lots of baby love to go around. Enjoy the beach and don't forget your sunscreen.

    Cheers, jj

  12. Congratulations to J and her husband, what a perfectly precious bundle of love!!!

    This Ozark Farm Chick just popped over from Jeanie's 'first follower' post.

    God bless ya'll from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

  13. Awww makes me miss nursing just a wee bit lol.


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