Rory’s Christening

Fiona and Mark’s youngest son Rory was christened on Sunday in the church at Middle Park. Alan stood in as godfather for Mark’s friend who is at home in Ireland. Rory was on his best behaviour and fell asleep shortly after the ceremony.  We all went back to Fi’s house for brunch.  A great time was had by all.

Rory being christened

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What a beautiful family…..

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Hugh and Ella in their Sunday best

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K

Rory’s Christening

Australia Day

Saturday (Jan 26th) was Australia day which is the big day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories (Monday was the public holiday as it fell on a Saturday). On Australia Day the nation celebrates what’s great about Australia and being Australian.

We went along to our local cafe (Cowderoy Dairy) for breakfast then did some shopping in the morning. We spent a little time in the city in the afternoon before heading back to the Albert Park Hotel for drinks with Amanda, Olivia and Sophie. Maz and Blanche joined us later.

Ella enjoying breakfast

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Charlie enjoying breakfast

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Tram ride up to South Melbourne

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Watching the helicopters taking off at Southbank

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Charlie’s first ice-cream

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Ella and Olivia swinging in the Albert Park Hotel

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Australia Day

Baby Spencer Arrives….

Whitney and Brian are the proud parents to new baby Spencer who arrived safely on Friday morning. From watching the video clips on their blog, big sister Maddie is quite enthralled with her new baby brother. Ella & I visited the hospital on Sunday afternoon – he is a beautiful little boy and I was delighted to get a cuddle! Mum and baby got home yesterday so we look forward to seeing them in a few days.

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Baby Spencer Arrives….

Camping in the Rain

We were excited about our first family camping experience only to have it washed out by the rain….

We headed down to a campsite in Geelong on Friday afternoon and the weather was lovely and warm as we pitched the tent. Both Charlie and Ella settled off to sleep under canvas then about 9p.m. the rain started. We foolishly (for Scottish people) thought it might just be a shower but no, it was on/off until we packed up to head home on Sunday. Such a shame as the campsite had great facilities, pool etc. but the weather wasn’t on our side.

Ella and Charlie had a ball though – here are some pictures.

Should we have read the instructions before leaving home????

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Alan – the only one who knew what he was doing!

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Fun in the tent

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Dinner time for Charlie
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Our little camp site

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Ella in action

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Charlie on Daddy’s chair

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Sleeping babies

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A messy Charlie as we packed up in the rain

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Here’s hoping that next time the sun shines….

K

Camping in the Rain

Happy 1st Birthday Charlie

Yes, a year has passed already and little (?) Charlie turned 1 yesterday.  It feels like such a milestone as he’s just starting to walk, cut teeth and use a few words……where has our baby gone????  We had a relaxed morning playing with his new toys and later on headed to a local park for afternoon tea with a few friends.  Here’s some pictures.

Having a giggle with some winter clothes sent from Scotland….

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Playing in the hallway with his new ambulance

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A family picture

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Charlie and Sophie

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Mummy, Daddy and Charlie

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Big Sister Ella

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Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you…………

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Peekaboo Charlie

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Climbing Charlie

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Stopping for a rest….

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Fun on the slide

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K

Happy 1st Birthday Charlie