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Evie is 6 months old (on the 15th. I'm late again). We have some exciting new skills.
Evie: 6 months

A couple of weeks ago Evie was rolling from her back to her front. I say was because it's no longer happening. One afternoon Evie decided that she was going to master this skill. It was quite amusing to watch because she would be on her side and then roll almost all the way on to her tummy, then freak out and flip back on to her back. She did this a few times then she finally made it all the from her back to her front. There was much cheering from Mummy. She rolled 3 times that afternoon. But since then... nothing! It's like she's moved on already. Rolling... been there done that.

Evie is also sitting pretty much by herself. I'm always nearby though just in case she falls over. When she's sitting Evie sometimes reaches for things with her mouth rather than her hands. When she can't reach a toy with her hands, she leans forward with her mouth open and slowly face plants. Sometimes I yell "timmmmmmmmmmmbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer" as she falls. Isn't Mummy mean.

Evie has a new favourite toy - Sophie the Giraffe. Sophie is an iconic rubber teething toy; all the coolest babies have one. I wasn't going to buy Evie a Sophie because I think they are kind of expensive. Auntie Annie was horrified that I was depriving Evie of such a great toy so she bought one as a present. Evie loves Sophie (and Auntie Annie very much). We wrote Evie's name on her giraffe so it won't get mixed up with all the other Sophies out there.
Evie and Sophie the Giraffe

jess - 23rd Nov 2011, 22:37 tags: evie kids growing_evie nablopomo nablopomo11

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The other night Andrew was out having fun with Simon, Tara and Ricky and I was at home looking after Evie. But because Evie goes to sleep at 6:30pm, looking after her this evening just involved me sitting on the couch in my PJs watching Better Homes and Gardens. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.

But then I realised, Evie goes to sleep and doesn't wake until 2am for her next feed. There was really nothing stopping me from having a night out of my own. I emailed my Mothers' Group straight away and suggested that we have a night out.

And tonight was that night out. A group of us headed out to dinner at La Casa where we ate yummy food, had a few of glasses of wine and chatted (and not just about babies!). It was awesome.

Because it was my first night out in a while I actually made an effort to dress up a little bit. I straightened my hair (for only the 2nd time since Evie was born), I put on makeup and I even wore high heels. I got Andrew to take a photo as evidence.
Jess Jess

jess - 22nd Nov 2011, 23:29 tags: jess nablopomo nablopomo11


Today Evie partook in a very important Wilson tradition. A visit to the Pancake Kitchen. Andrew has always loved pancakes and when he was little a meal at the Pancake Kitchen was a treat. So every time we are in Ballarat we always fit in a visit (Andrew suggested that we skip it this time round, but I wanted pancakes so I made sure it happened).

Before brunch we stopped in to say goodbye to Jane and Leo.
Jane, Evie, Jess and Leo

Mmm, pancakes.
mmm pancakes

Evie didn't understand just how exciting a visit to the Pancake Kitchen is. She had a nap.
Sleeping Evie

This is the fam.
The fam

One last photo of Evie and GeeGee.
Evie and GeeGee

Evie on the plane ride home. She is more interested in trying to eat the seatbelt.
Andrew and Evie

jess - 21st Nov 2011, 21:36 tags: evie ballarat kids travel nablopomo nablopomo11

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Our visit to Ballarat happily coincided with Leo's first birthday party.

This is Monty the Monkey. I made Monty as a present for Leo.
Sock Monkey: Monty

This is the beautiful birthday cake made by Jane.
Lion Cake

Here is the beautiful birthday boy Leo with his mum and dad.
Cake time

This is Jude blowing bubbles.

Here is Evie with Rosalie.
Evie and Rosalie

jess - 20th Nov 2011, 17:21 tags: evie ballarat kids travel LeoG nablopomo nablopomo11

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Today we caught up with Tash and Michelle at the Boatshed for lunch. Tash said that she was reading back through FuShMuSh posts about our previous visits to Ballarat. According to FuShMuSh the weather is always miserable when we visit. Tash claims we bring the bad weather with us but I maintain that it's just because the weather is often crap in Ballarat.

This what the weather was like in Ballarat today. Cold, misty and drizzly.
Ballarat's beautiful weather

Here is a photo of Michelle reading a book that she gave to Evie as a present. Thanks Michelle!
Michelle and Evie

Here is a photo of the girls.
The girls

Here is another photo of Evie and GeeGee.
Evie and GeeGee

jess - 19th Nov 2011, 21:10 tags: evie ballarat kids travel nablopomo nablopomo11

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