Saturday, December 29, 2012


APOLOGIES RIGHT NOW... this is a massive photo heavy post.... and I will no doubt add more during the day!

So... having four babies in the house means one is constantly bombarded with noise.  If one is quiet ... someone else isn't.
My god... imagine having triplets or more!  I used to think that would be awesome.
NOW... I think not!

I had planned on having Mike and Joyce sleep in the lounge, but reconsidered that and now they are in the garage... in the 'sewing' area.  They will get less noise down there, even with Griffin and Joshua for company! ha ha.

I took some photos of Dante yesterday that I want to share, I took about 40... but will ONLY show ya 5!  *smiles*

ABOVE:  see why I only posted 5?  They were all utterly gorgeous, so I have to restrain myself.

I want to put Bodhi and Keera in the bucket too... might try that today... if I get time.

Keera was supposed to be seeing her Father today at Sylvia Park, but he cancelled, so I can stay home and meet Bex's relatives.

Bex is expecting two of her brothers, her Dad's fiance and a couple of her step-sisters this morning.  They are coming up to meet Dante.
I hope to get some photos of them all.

I got a lovely e-mail from one of our puppies Mum's last night... Miss Molly got her first full grooming and now she looks like this:

ABOVE: how cute is she.  She is fully house trained, AND sits and lies down on command too!  I think Teddy and Coco should go and stay with Tracy for a month!  Maybe she can teach them to sit too ... LOL

And NOW... let's have a few more photos from yesterday ... and when Mike and Joyce arrived:

ABOVE:  Sienna just loved Keera...

ABOVE: she was so gentle with her..

ABOVE:  Sadly, Keera got sick of her real quick.
So I 'saved' her from her cousin's loving.

 ABOVE:  she quite liked her Aunty Tess.

Right, Mike and Joyce arrived bang on time, and came home to meet everyone... Steve and Bex said Dante had just gone to sleep, so Mike could only look at the baby...

 ABOVE:  yep, so there is Mike just 'looking'...   Pfffft!  Steve then butted in and picked up the baby and handed him to his Uncle Mike!

 ABOVE:  Mike didn't mind.  All my son's dote on babies!

ABOVE: Mike and Joyce have a cluck, meanwhile Dante just carried on sleeping.

ABOVE:  *sniff, sniff*... my three sons.  Left to right, youngest to eldest!    Mike (23), Steve (25) and Russell (29). 

 ABOVE: Keera woke up due to being too hot, and probably the noise we were making!
Here she is meeting her Uncle Mike for the first time...

ABOVE: how very interesting!  She didn't mind him at all...

ABOVE:  Mike could not get over how much hair she had for such a little baby! 

 ABOVE: Checking each other out.  So cute.
Yes Lacy, your daughter WAS up at 11.30 pm ...  Shoot me now! nah nah na na!

 ABOVE: she was perfectly happy stealing the limelight from her Uncle and Aunty Joyce.  lol

ABOVE:  talking of Joyce... she was only in the house 5 minutes before she stripped off her pants and sweater, she was that hot!  Then I made her change Keera into fresh clothes and nappy.   She's had plenty of experience with her nieces and nephews.  *smiles*

ABOVE: this photo almost made me cry.  I haven't seen my Stew this happy in a very long time. 

We are going to have a very special time now, with so many of our kids here... and all the babies... I'm in seventh heaven.  Well... when they aren't screaming that is.   *smiles*

HA!  It's 'only' got 21 photos so far!  That's not too bad!...


No one gets to sleep in with babies in the house!  We were the lucky ones though.  Keera sleeps all night.  *smiles*

 ABOVE:  Bex looking after Keera for a minute, and wee Bodhi having a morning nap on Granddad.  Russ, Tess and their 4 kids have gone out to Bethell's Beach today.

 ABOVE: Steve playing with Sienna before she went off to the beach.

ABOVE: Bex's visitors arrived, here she is with her Dad's Fiance Glenda ... so that makes her kinda her Step-Mum I think, and her step-sister Tash.  There was, also in the background somewhere, Tash's partner Jessie, he stayed out of the photos. 
They gave her and Steve some gorgeous gifts for Dante...

 ABOVE:  which included this stunning cot set.  So, so gorgeous... makes the one I made look a bit garish!  (as in bright and in ya face!)

ABOVE:  Glenda getting her first cuddle with Dante... it brought tears to quite a few eyes, even mine.  I think everyone was thinking the same thing... wishing Noel (Bex's Dad) was here to meet Dante too.

ABOVE: Tash did a 'ME' and took a whole heap of photos too!  She's got a Canon... that is what I want one day.   *sigh*
Maybe I should set up a 'Canon' savings account!  Then when I'm 85 I can get me one.  lol

Tash and Jessie have gone off into the city for a while, leaving Glenda here to have a nice visit with Bex.


It took 13 days... but it did finally happen!
I'm sitting on the couch holding wee Dante, who is stirring, with a nappy on... when I feel warm liquid running down into my lap and trickling down to me knickers... I'm like... What the hell?  Then it dawns real quick, Dante is piddling out the side of his nappy... all over ME!   OMG... even with a nappy on that boy can christen someone!
*shaking me head*...meanwhile, his MOTHER is cracking up laughing at me! 

I gave that wee man right back to his Mum I can tell you!
For a start, I was all WET and needed to go change MY KNICKERS.  It's not often that you wet your pants, and it's not even your own piddle!   Thanks Dante.  Grandma loves you.

GLENYS:  HA! As if.  No one spoils me at all.  I can't remember the last time I got a foot rub... or anything like that.  I'm Chief Cook and Housekeeper,  and Stew is my off-sider.
We will get a break and some time off once everyone has gone home again!

End of Day:  it's been another long, busy day.
It was a lovely day weatherwise too.. and tomorrow?  It's supposed to rain again.
nite nite


  1. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Gorgeous pics Chris! Love the pic of Stew smiling!!!
    -Sarah in Wellington

  2. Love the pics! So glad Stew is happy, he seems like such a nice guy. I'm not surprised Keera was ok with Mike, he and Steve look very much alike.

  3. Dante Keera Sienna so precious I don't care how many photos you pop on keep them coming, your house will be so very quiet when everyone goes I'm thinking you will hate it even. You are so blessed to have a large family noise and bustle is the essence of life ....

  4. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Sorry to say Chris you did make me cry.With your photo of the three boys.

    Have a wonderful time with your family all home(most of them home.

    Those photo's of Dante are so professional well done girl.

    Southgirl x

  5. So it looks like with your sons each got bigger than the one before! I must say you have very good looking kids and grandkids!! Thanks again for sharing your family with your readers.

  6. So so happy for you. A grandparents life is such a happy one. I have my Spanish family and my grandson Emilio here now and on 1st Jan my son and wife and our 3 granddaughters arrive for a few nights. Perfect perfect perfect. Emilio will be joined by a brother or sister in July, so a happy year for us with trips to Spain.
    Enjoy every minute, I am loving all the little hand prints on my windows and TV, it just doesn't matter. Happy New year.

  7. luvin the pics, Stew deserves to be happy and so do you ....ENJOY ....

  8. Loving the photos! I also shed a couple of tears at a couple of the photos (Dante in the bucket & Stew being so happy & your 3 boys all lined up)!

    I wish I could be in your family and Rachel could have awesome grandparents like you and Stew!

    Can't wait to check back again later for more photos :)

  9. Honestly, I have tears in my eyes right now. You have a beautiful, loving family. Every family has ups and downs, but it does a heart good to see a family come together, especially with all the little ones to enjoy. Perfect fate that Bex and Steve had their baby earlier than expected! Love all the pictures!

  10. love all the baby pics! your grandbabies are so adorable.

  11. I love seeing all your photos. Pity the ones of Dante he's always asleep! lol!

    So nice to have everyone there. Time for a group photo of all the kids I think

    Lots of love to you all xx

  12. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Grandma will always love you Dante.Even when she has to go change HER knickers cos you piddled on her.Clever boy Dante.

    Southgirl x

  13. Looks like a super busy day! Can I get a link to Pepsi again? I have it bookmarked at work but not at home and I don't work for 4 days lol.

  14. So happy for Bex she got a visit from some of her family so they could meet Dante.

  15. Great pics, excellent one of aunty Tess and Keera. Make sure with all those kids at home that someone spoils you with a foot rub for looking after everyone. I love foot rubs and managed a few this holidays off the kids, even though its not their favourite thing to do, they spoilt me! Take care.

  16. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed reading your blog! The photos are beautiful - the kids are gorgeous. I don't think I would cope in your house at the moment - too much risk of cluckiness ... lol

  17. Fun pictures. Puppy looks great. Dante seems to sleep through anything. Keera and Mike have the same beautiful hair!

  18. love love love all the pics and I cant remember how to get to peepsi! :(
    love ya enjoy all them beauties!!!!!


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