Saturday, January 31, 2009


No, I am not at the hospital yet or even on my way there! The other day I was gone for about an hour and there were two messages on my phone when I got back home...oh, you're probably at the hospital and oh, you must be on your way to the hospital...thanks for all of your warm thoughts and wishes but no, I am still at home, waiting very impatiently!! The official date is the 11th of Feb, so not even the right month yet. Maria is here keeping our house going and Mom will be here on Tuesday. So I am getting lots of feet up time and my house is sparkling. This baby can really come anytime now. smile. groan. moan. hope.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Today was beautiful and we got out of the house and enjoyed the sunshine down by the lake. The boys took their rollerblades and I walked along with them. It was almost warm but not quite! They needed to be active as the weather hasn't permitted too much activity lately. It was very fun!

A Sunday family picture!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Not again!

Oh no, we woke up to white may look good to you Aussies but we are TIRED of the snow!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

37 weeks and counting!

Here we are at 37 weeks! I had quite a few contractions last night but nothing much happened today! I am ready to see this little person. Don't know if it is ready to meet this crazy family!

Monday, January 19, 2009

To melt grandma's heart

Ok, so I don't know how to turn's worth looking at anyway!

Happy Birthday Tessa revised version

Ok, here is the real song, not just the practice run. A little more serious, but not much.

Some birthday greetings for Tessa D, I think this was the practice run but it captured our kids pretty well so I couldn't do anything but post it too...

Spring! (in my vases)

My decorator friend came over and worked some simple magic..there were some neat fruit arrangements too but we ate those already! I can't wait for spring! The tulips are a good foretaste tho. You can see some snow on the ground outside the window. It is almost rained away.

Hannes left for Ski week this morning, it was dark and rainy and the kids were HYPER! Hope they have better weather where they are going.
Kim came over the other day with the girls to give me a hand with some spring is not anything like spring yet though! The pretty tulips help me deceive myself.

digging into afternoon tea, swiss style. My decorating friend in the background.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It is beautiful and quiet here today.

My first videos

I finally figured out how to post a video, with the help of a wasn't even that hard! The boys were having fun outside in the snow (actually, they were sent out in the snow against their will and are enjoying it so much that they refuse to come in now) and I thought I'd try to video them and then post it. So the following two are my first effort, you can hear me talking on the phone in the background to Kim. I will try to do that differently next time. I think I will have fun with this. The quality of the video is not all that great. The exciting news of the day is that mom is coming over to be with us when the baby is born. Dad has chosen to stay where things are a little more quiet and where there is not so much talk about babies and diapers etc. Maybe we will have to post a screaming baby video so he can get in on the fun. Today is the first day we have seen the sun for about two weeks so it is WONDERFUL!