Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daycare with Toni

Paddy goes to Daycare now. I am back at work 3 days a week.

We found a daycare mum in Beerwah - her name is Toni. There are only 3 other kids with him on Mondays and Wednesdays and they are 3 years old so Paddy gets all the attention.

First day was the day Danny flew to America so to say that day was emotional is an understatement. He didn't cry and when I got back there in the afternoon he was still asleep.

He has been back 2 more times and had a little cry but really enjoys it.

We bought him a backpack for daycare and he loves it - wears it around the house all the time. It is super cute

Australia Zoo

Nanna, Cooper, Cole, Paddy and I went to Australia Zoo this holidays. It is awesome! And we get unlimited entry until November which is great. Paddy loved the elephants and the kangaroos but wanted to play with the boys more.

Lucky it's just down the road because we will be visiting it all the time.

Lynnie's Birthday

For Mum's birthday we surprised her with a trip to Melbourne. Renee, Adam and Amaya were there and we spent 4 days together. Troy had a work trip down to Melbourne too so we were all there.

It was Paddy's first plane trip too. He did good but I made the decision to fly business class next time!!!

We ate at Mr Wolf - Karen Martini's pizza restaurant and at Masterchef George's restaurant for breakfast on Lygon Street. Best meal for me was a cafe on Bridge Rd in Richmond for breakfast. Really yummy!!
We saw an AFL game which was really awesome. Definitely do that again - Paddy loved it.

We nearly missed our plane home and with way too much shopping to fit in our already crowded suitcases and a screaming baby we ran to the flight. So were buggered by the time we got home.

Love Melbourne!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Paddy's Second Maleny Show

Paddy had a ball at his second Maleny Show.

First day we went with Will, Tracey and Hugh. After we did the rounds we ended up back at the food and bar where Paddy played with his ball most of the afternoon.

The next day Paddy went with Gram and Poppy. He rode the ponies and played the clowns. Danny and I went for our first alone lunch at The Reserve - a 4 course degustation with the most beautiful Verdelho ever!!
The sun was shining for the first time in years at the Show. It was a really beautiful weekend!

Mothers Day

This was our camp for mothers day at Double Island Point Lagoon.

We started off with bacon burgers and ate and drank our way through the day. The boys did some fishing and buried Paddy Cook in the sand.

Really relaxing day - one Gram might remember I think....

Cooper's Birthday Weekend

For spent Cooper's birthday weekend in Brisbane. Picked up Cole and headed to Southport to watch Cooper play AFL. Then we gave him some clues to work out the rest of the weekend. It was really fun.

We checked into our hotel and then the boys picked up some hire bikes and navigated their way to the Valley pool where we watched Billy play Water Polo. They had to ride across the Story Bridge which was pretty cool.

Then next day the boys went Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point. Danny was their spotter and coach from the sidelines. It took them a few goes to try and get up but finally Cooper found a way and got to the top. That white dot is Cooper right up the top of the wall.
It was a lot of fun

Easter 2011

Easter this year we went out to Kym & Bill's in St George. I think I said to Kymmie that it was the first time I had been out there and thought it was beautiful. It really was.

The Rockleys were there too so it was a big Staines family reunion.

Apart from eating a lot!! we went to the Flinton Races. A highlight for Paddy was when Dad picked him up to see the horses gallop past.

Easter Bunny came and bought Paddy some trucks - deliberately forgetting to pack the chocolate. Lucky for Paddy, Poppy had bought him a chocolate bunny!
Another highlight was a dusk cruise of the Balonne River with heaps of nibblies and some champagne as well.
Really really great Easter thanks Kymmie and Bill!!

Paddy's First Steps

It feels like he has been walking for ages but in doing the recap I realised I haven't mentioned it.

He took his first steps at Gram & Poppy's one day when and got it down pat in the main bar of Uncle Terry's and Aunt Janie's pub in Toowoomba. Now he is off and running!

Big thanks to Poppy who persisted in making him walk by holding the back of his shirt. When he started every time you let go of his hand he just sat down. But Poppy got him back up and made him walk again.

Now there is no stopping him!