Sunday, November 30, 2008

From Bemboka to the Urban Family Christmas

On Saturday we drove with Nan R to Bemboka to pick out a puppy for Jack. We cheered Great Nan up and helped her out with lunch and dinner because she had her knee operation just 2 weeks ago. It poured with rain but we still managed to hang out with the chooks and have a great time. Poor Uncle Mike got sick on the way home.

Today John & Jules hosted the Urban Family Christmas and everyone bought delicious food and drinks.

Jack loved playing with the other toddlers and they were all so good. Jack thought the crackers were great and the hats that came out when they popped.

Beth, Grace and Jack jumped in the little pool and they had a wonderful time for over an hour.

Jack was the last one out.

As soon as Stu got home from work he opened his present and he couldn't wait to get started using his dutch pancake maker, they were delicious. Thanks Jules!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa is stressed.

Jack was such a great boy for his Santa photo today. He was shy at first but boldly sat on Santa's knee after watching other 2 yr olds run away crying. It is amazing to compare to last year's Santa photo. My boy has grown so much!

I'm thinking that Santa is looking a little stressed this year. Even when Baby Sam saw him last week he looked under the weather.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Stocking

Thanks Juliette, for this beautiful hand made Christmas stocking. I added the extra green ribbon so we could hang it from a door.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Merry DUNCAN Christmas!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanks for the Ice Cream JULES!

Jack is not allowed to have ice cream again until he is 4!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Morning

Only one week until summer and it's a freezing 5 C this morning. Jack helped to pull the quilt off our bed and tucked himself under to watch his cartoons. After warm porridge for breakfast we have a busy Sunday with swimming at 11.30 and lunch in Royalla.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A good kid

There isn't much happening around the Duncan house this weekend. It is so nice to have a quiet 5 day weekend where we don't have to be anywhere in particular.

Jack helped clean the whole house today and do 4 loads of washing. He has recently been very proud to be a 'good boy' and helps where he can. We only had 2 trips to Time Out all week. Jack is talking more and more, he has a range of new words but his favourites are; please, pop, bus, truck, motorbike, chooks, baa baas, juice. His best phrase is, 'More juice please pa.'

I couldn't help but think of Jules as Jack was painting this today after one of her playgroup babies was taken off in an ambulance after a nasty paint reaction. They are all good now. Maybe next time use brushes with the 4 month olds?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Molly's Baptism

We all gathered at All Saints Church for Molly's Baptism today. It was a beautiful day, not too hot like the past 3 days and hardly a cloud in the sky. Above are Molly's most important Aunties and of course Uncle Mike. Below is Nan R and Pop with Jack. Jack wasn't too worried about the Baptism or Molly - all he went on about all morning was 'Pop.'

The Duncan's showed up in style as always.

Molly looked gorgeous wearing her mum's Christening dress from 22 years ago. Her bracelet was a special gift from her parents.

Aunty Bec is the favourite God Mother of course :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Play School


After Eli's 1st Birthday Jack met Molly at the Play School concert.

George Spartells (presenter since 1985) and Anglea Moore (Presenter since 1993)

Out of everyone - Aunty Rach enjoyed it the most!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Molly in the sand pit

Molly is just 5 months and she is sitting by herself. SEE!

Today was the first time she was really big enough to play in the sandpit with Jack. She picked up the spades and had a ball for almost an hour until the parents had to go home.

Jack loved having Molly over to play today.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

He makes us proud

Jack did this painting for his dad this afternoon. He was focused on his painting for half an hour and cried when his paint finally ran out. I taught him how to do spots and stripes and then he carefully chose the motor bikes to add to the masterpiece. He used a brush and every stoke was deliberate and calculated.

He was so excited when his dad walked in the door from work and he took him straight to the painting. You should have seen him swell with pride.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Melbourne Cup

We had a great day today!

Jack loved the live music in Glebe Park for our picnic lunch.

Jack is trying out his new art smock for day care.
Back in the ol' days we wore one of dad's old shirts but they requested that he have a plastic smock.

Dear Mr Claus

My husband and I have been good parents this year. We have both worked very hard, Stuart achieved his CCNA and I have my bus licence. We said goodbye to a person that we loved and we welcomed a niece into our family. We traveled across the world and even to Ikea and all the while we maintained our ridiculously expensive mortgage (some debt acquired).

We have done a good job with our son who eats his vegetables, sleeps 11 hours a night and 4 hours a day. His day care lady says that he is a gentleman who is easy to look after because he is so helpful.

We have been so good this year. Here are the following suggestions...

1. Sunglasses
2. Lip glosses
3. Tupperware
4. Billabong 'moon' handbag
5. Billabong Beach Towels
6. Pillows (european with covers or 2x standard firm)
7. Monopoly - Here & Now Electronic Banking

1. Windows Vista
2. Fall Out 3 for PC
3. A juicer
4. Food processor
5. subscription to EON or HACKING magazine
6. Cinema Cash

Kind Regards,

Rebecca & Stuart D

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dear Santa,

I have been a very good boy this year. I went all the way to America with mum and dad. I started day care and I have started swimming lessons this term. I have been helping my mummy a lot with the cleaning and I am always helping dad to cook.

For Christmas I would like ....Play Doh $15 Toys R Us
Crayons $5 Toys R Us
Puppy - Free To Good Home
Forks - Woolworths $5

Chickens - Nan & Pop B

Toy Kitchens - Toys R Us $50 +
Play Food $15 Toys R Us
Swings Toys R Us

Mini enclosed Tramp $100 Toys R Us
Trolley $20 Toys R Us

Drink Bottle $6 ABC Shop
Plate Set $12 ABC Shop



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