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So 2011 is officially a good year. We got our happy ending - our beautiful daughter Evie. I thought I'd put together a little photo mosaic from all our FuShMuSh posts this year. As you can see Evie features quite heavily. Aw, she's so beautiful (and clever...)

jess Sue and J's farewell Andrew's Birthday Marcus Kylie and Charlotte Eliana Cupcakes: baby shower Michelle Valentine's Day Pancakes The Americans Bells Heather Caitlin and Poppy Clare and Rosie, Erin and Arnie Lighting the candles Baroque macarons Library bag for Leo Blowing out the candles Cupcakes: Easter Oscar and Leo hunt for eggs Easter at Copacabana Stuart Family Matt, Leo and the black-headed python Macarons: MakMak Cupcakes: Rainbow Evie Yawn Audrey Elizabeth Meg Audrey and Mum Sleeping Evie and Daddy Cupcakes: Ballerina Cupcake: White Evie in her cot Audrey and Evie Evie Evie Whee! Leo and Oscar Leo feeding the lorikeets Susanna in her new tutu Evie's first visit to the Lindt cafe The Girls Evie Hungry Caterpillar cake Evie Cupcake: Fushie cupcakes Evie and Audrey Happy Father's Day Andrew Asleep Eliana Sleeping Rosie Annie and Leo Geoffrey and Alex Leo Happy Evie Macarons Cupcakes: Halloween Evie and Audrey Audrey Melbourne cup(cakes) Eddy Birthday girl and Elliot not happy, jan! TD and the Grandkids 7:11 Waking up Daddy Self-portrait Cake Evie is more interested in eating her boarding pass The girls Cake time Evie and GeeGee Sitting! Evie and Grandma Grandpa and Evie BFFs Daley Family Christmas Santa and his helpers Evie: Santa Photo Christmas Day 2011

jess - 9th Jan 2012, 11:08 tags: summary summary11 year_review

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This is my favourite Christmas present this year. I received this family necklace as my present from Evie. (She's not quite up to online shopping so she may have had some help from Mummy and Daddy). I think it's sweet without being overly cheesy.
Family Necklace

It was bought from Eclectic Wendy Designs on Etsy. I was impressed with her service as Evie ordered it after the cut off date for Christmas and it still arrived in time.

jess - 5th Jan 2012, 21:23 tags: christmas christmas11 gift_guide


The lead up to Christmas was so busy that I had to let go of most of the crafting plans that I had made.

I was a bit disappointed. I had pinned lots of ideas in the middle of my uni semester. While uni is on I'm not able to craft. I plan instead and use these plans as motivation to make it through the uni semester. I was going to try to make a handmade present for all of the kiddies. But in the end I realised that my plans were unrealistic and were causing more stress than enjoyment. So I decided that in the future I would make birthday presents and buy Christmas presents. With that decision made I was able to relax.

I did manage to squeeze in this bit of Christmas crafting for the boys. On impulse I bought some Christmas sock monkey fabric when I was Windows shopping during one of Evie's late night feeds. It was really too cute to resist. I used the sock monkey fabric to make the boys some personalised quilted Christmas placemats for Christmas day. They were just the right sized quilt project for me. Not too big for me to stuff up majorly but big enough to let me practise my quilting skills.
Craft: Placemat Oscar
Craft: Placemat for Leo

A success I think. I'm adding personalised placemats to my list of standard present ideas.

More photos (slideshow) on Flickr.

jess - 3rd Jan 2012, 21:24 tags: christmas christmas11 craft leo oscar sewing quilting

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Excuse me while I catch up on some Christmas posts.

To celebrate Christmas with Mothers' Group we had a lovely gathering at Michelle's house. Even though it wasn't the warmest of days, we managed to get out in the backyard and spend some time in the sun (Can you tell that I'm very disappointed about our horrible summer?)

It was a chance to play dress ups for the babies too. (Poor Evie, I love dressing up and I make her participate in my hobby. She doesn't really get a say in it). We had a Santa and several of Santa's helpers.
Santa and his helpers
When you're trying to take a photo of so many babies at once it's hard to get a photo where they are all smiling. I love the photos where they are cracking it though. They are adorable.
Unhappy Elf
Sad Santa

More photos (slideshow) on Flickr.

jess - 28th Dec 2011, 18:55 tags: kids evie mgroup christmas christmas11

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Merry Christmas to everyone from the Wilsons. We had a glorious Christmas day at Copa. Finally some proper Summer weather. There were blue skies, sunshine and the temperature reached at least 25 degrees (not as warm as I like it but better than nothing).

It was Evie's first Christmas and she wasn't sure what to make of it. She was more interested in eating wrapping paper than opening presents. Evie had an almost 3-hour nap in the middle of the day. I think she needed some "me" time after the excitement of the morning.

Leo on the other hand was a mini tornado and was unstoppable. I think he'd opened all of his presents from Santa when Oscar had only managed to get through half his Santa sack.

The best present of the day was a swim at the beach in the afternoon. The water is about 20 degrees and although not super warm is lovely and refreshing.

Here is our traditional Christmas day family photo. Andrew and I both look super tired. Evie was so excited about a visit from Santa that she decided that a 5am start to the day was in order. We used to have a rule that you weren't allowed out of bed before seven on Christmas morning but Evie doesn't quite get that yet.
Christmas Day 2011
Merry Christmas to all of you fuSHies. I hope your day was filled with joy and love and that Santa was kind to you.

This year, we've decided to donate the money that we would have spent on Christmas Cards towards a World Vision Smiles Gift. We made a donation to a child immunisation program.

jess - 27th Dec 2011, 21:46 tags: christmas christmas11 christmas_day

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