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A new new bubba present. I made this blanket for Audrey as her birth day gift. It's patchwork on one side and polar fleece on the other side. Apparently this combination is a quilting no-no. I hope it holds together.
Quilt for Audrey Quilt for Audrey

I put the colour combination together when I didn't know whether Audrey was going to be a boy or a girl. I really like the colours and think I've managed to make the quilt gender neutral.

It's my first experience of making a patchwork quilt. It wasn't a very complex endeavour though. I simply sewed pre-cut squares together, then quilted in the ditch (aha! look me with my fancy quilting terms) and then bound it. I did have to visit Daphne for a lesson in quilt binding. I really enjoyed that part because it involves hand sewing. I like to sit on the couch and watch TV and do a bit of sewing. I'm such a 50s housewife.

I think Audrey liked her blanket. She better watch out though because another person really, really liked it. After a busy Saturday, Leo curled up on the couch underneath Audrey's blanket to rest and watch tele. Leo said he was just looking after it for Audrey. At least I now have a good Christmas present idea for Leo.
Leo and Audrey

jess - 16th Jul 2011, 12:00 tags: craft quilting audrey leo


Last weekend was also Evie's first experience of the ocean. As we drove down the hill into Copa I said "Look bubba! the ocean!". I'm sure she would have been really excited if she was awake. And if she could see it. Bit hard when you're in rear facing car seat. She did have a nice nap one afternoon in the sunshine listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.
Enjoying the view

It was a bit too cold for swimming but that didn't stop the boys. Even the enormous waves didn't stop the boys. I've never seen surf so big at Copa. The waves were 3 - 4m and were crashing right up the beach. There were lots of surfers out enjoying the conditions. There were heaps of spectators too. People videoing and taking photos from the safety of the shoreline.

The boys weren't hiding from the surf though. They had heaps of fun splashing around in the waves that crashed on the shore. Leo even found getting dunked fun. He had his feet knocked out from under him by one massive wave. Richie waded in and picked him up. Leo was spluttering and covered in sand but was still happy. "Did you see THAT!" he said. We found sand in some very unusual places during bathtime that evening.

This is a great sequence of photos captured by Andrew. Annie watching the boys play in the surf. Annie running away from a monster wave. Annie realising that she should check that the boys hadn't been washed out to sea. Phew! still there.
Run away, run away

More photos (slideshow) on Flickr.

jess - 15th Jul 2011, 08:50 tags: copacabana evie audrey oscar leo


When you're only two months old, you experience a lot of firsts. Last weekend Evie experienced her first weekend away. We headed up to Copacabana for a couple of days of winter sunshine.

We did all the normal Copa stuff.

We went to the beach.

We fed the birds. This time we used special bird seed for wild birds that we'd bought at the supermarket. It's much better for them than left over toast.
Leo feeding the lorrikeets

We also did new stuff.

Getting up to feed Evie in the middle of the night is a new thing for Copa. At least at Copa I have company in the wee hours. I'd often bump into Annie who was feeding Audrey. Sometimes our feeds would sync and we'd have conversations made strange through sleep deprivation. Other times I'd be just starting while Annie was finishing up. It was like a very tired game of tag.
Evie and Audrey

The boys also went fishing for the first time. They caught this Red Rock Cod. Oscar was happy to throw it back but Leo wanted to put it in a container and keep it as a pet. (He would hug him and squeeze him and call him George.) They ended up letting the fish go.

More photos (slideshow) on Flickr.

jess - 14th Jul 2011, 12:39 tags: copacabana evie audrey oscar leo kids


Evie is two months old.
Evie: Week 8

When Evie was brand new (8 days old) she used to fit nicely in my lap.
Happy Evie

She doesn't quite fit anymore.

See Evie's weekly photos (slideshow) on Flickr.

jess - 12th Jul 2011, 20:34 tags: evie kids growing_evie


Evie and I have been trying to visit Auntie Annie and Audrey at least once a week. Evie and Audrey are exactly 3 weeks apart in age. It's amazing the difference that three weeks makes at this age though. Evie still looks enormous compared to Audrey.
Audrey and Evie

Audrey is starting to fill out though. She's starting to look less like a newborn and more like a chubby baby.
Mum and Audrey

More photos (slideshow) of Audrey on Flickr.

jess - 10th Jul 2011, 11:27 tags: audrey kids evie


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