Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mini Q

We ventured out to Questacon to enjoy our second last baby free weekend. Jack loved the Mini Q but he also enjoyed the bigger Questacon displays, especially the dinosaurs! He can now recognise the Stegasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Tera dactyl .

We had a melt down when we had to leave. I think he wanted to stay forever but we enjoyed a Hogs Breath lunch in the city before we went home and slept for 3 hours.

Baby Sam came over for dinner and as bed time drew nearer the boys were exhausted so they were glued to Toy Story.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Camera

This is my first go at my new camera. I love it!

Jack also took the opportunity to test out the new remote control car.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Trampoline action

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day

Jack was excited that Santa had come from the North Pole to his house on Christmas morning. He valued each present and wanted to take a good selection to grandpa's house for lunch. As we were pulling out of the driveway he insisted that Stu run through the pouring rain to get his new 'rescue pack.'

The Duncan boys put on a delicious lunch although we were all missing Grandma. The uncles gave Jack some very cool presents, a remote control car and the Buzz Lightyear arms.

Oscar had no idea what all the fuss was about.

But Molly and Jack tore into the presents at Nanna's house.

The Motbey's enjoyed a huge roast dinner with all the trimmings. Stu made Chocolate Fudge and Espresso Crepe cake for dessert.

And finally the rain stopped 2 days later and Jack was able to give the trampoline a go. He loved it!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Urban Family Christmas

Christmas by the lake was beautiful this year and the Urban Family continues to grow.

As does my 36 week belly despite some troubles with swelling and high blood pressure earlier in the day. Feeling very puffy in the heat.

Jack taught Sam a thing or two about cricket.

And the kids exchanged gifts and then compared.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yarralumla Train

We went on an adventure this morning to find the Yarralumla Heritage Nursery to pick up some unique Christmas gifts. Jack was pretty helpful in choosing the gifts so we went looking for the Thomas Train and had a picnic lunch. He chatted all the way home about the things he was going to tell Daddy that he saw on the train ride.

The Ben 10 shirt was his Christmas shirt from Rose.

Almost 3

Jack is almost 3 and there are only 3 weeks until he becomes a big brother. We are making the most of our precious time together before the little brother comes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wish Merry Twismas

The Motbey family got right into the Christmas spirit with Carols at the War Memorial on Friday night. Jack had been practicing singing carols in the car all week and his favourite ones were 'Wish you a Merry Christmas' and 'Santa Claus is coming.' This morning he was able to sing, ' Wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heartttt.' Jack was super excited to see Santa at the War Memorial and we enjoyed a picnic dinner full of gormet food with Jack's favourite people Molly, Oscar and Nanna.

It got quite cold as the night went on and Jack fell asleep under a blanket just after 9. He said, 'It's dark. I tired. I go bed now.' It was so beautiful to hold my baby while he slept on my lap and sing to the carols under the stars.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Whoa baby!

On a routine ultrasound appointment this morning Jack's little brother decided to show his face in 4D. We certainly weren't expecting a 4D image let alone to see his face! The ultrasound technician was impressed that she was able to get a good picture and she measured the baby to be 2.9kgs and estimated a 3.5kg weight at delivery. Jack could clearly see the baby on the monitor and shouted, 'There is baby *******.'

We enjoyed a delicious lunch before the mum went back to work. What a great morning!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa is Coming!

The boys put up some new LED lights this afternoon. Jack said, 'Santa's coming!' when we stood back to admire their efforts.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Imagine that

There is nothing I enjoy more than listening to Jack's imaginative play. He is so engrosed in the dialouge that he doesn't even notice me filming this little clip. He is such a little actor that the characters all have different voices and moods. He played like this for over an hour this morning while I did the house work.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Play School 2009

Jack and Molly loved the Play School concert today. Jack sang the theme song all around Woolies as we did our grocery shopping in the morning and he was super excited when he found Molly AND Oscar waiting for us. Stuart asked him before we left who he might see and he suggested, 'Jay' (along with all the obvious toys) so he was stoked to actually meet Jay after the show. He said, 'You're Jay!'

Both Molly and Jack danced and Jack knew all the words to the songs this year. Aunty Rach and I loved it just as much as the kids!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Baby Shower

These are the sugar biscuits that Jack and I made for the baby shower today and I was so glad that we did because we were absolutely showered with gifts. Baby Duncan will be the best dressed baby in town with all of the beautiful summer clothes that he got today.

Thanks Nan for throwing another beautiful afternoon tea baby shower.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Year 12 Formal

The boys didn't seem to understand what all the fuss was about.

And the parents were proud as punch.

Aunty Ren looked awesome with the sexy car.

I hope they have a great night.


Dear Santa,

Just thought I should let you know that they sell ioski nappy bags in Gold Creek at the Gift Pod store. Also I have been a very good mother this year and this bag is SO me!


What are the boys up to?

These two are forever in the kitchen together. Here they are making home made pizza dough and sauce when I got home from work on Tuesday.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Aunty Ren

Aunty Ren came over for a make up trail yesterday and Jack got right into the fun. She is going to look so HOT for the Year 12 Formal next week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Jack and I decided to beat the Christmas rush and see Santa a little early this year. Jack told Santa he was 'two and a half' and what he wants for Christmas - 'presents, just small ones.'

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jack & Mum

It seems that when everyone else is finally over their coughs and colds the mum falls down in a heap. So with some antibiotics, panadol and a cold lemonade I sat on the side of the pool for an hour and a half this afternoon - just getting splashed enough to keep me cool.

There aren't too many more weekends left with just Jack and Mum. The little brother is due in 8 weekends. We are ready!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Homestead Market

We walked to the market today in 28C. It was hot but these 3 seemed to enjoy the ride.

The jumping castle and hot dogs were fun and when we got home we had ice cream to top it off!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Look at my picture and printing too!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oscar's first trip to the pool

We squeezed 3 car seats into the pulsar and Jack was so excited that Molly and Oscar could ride in the back with him.

Here is Oscar in the pool for the first time at 10 weeks old. It has been near 30C all weekend to mark the start of November. We love it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Waiting for the Stork

Jack keeps checking the bassinet just in case the stork has come. After I hung the curtains I left the step ladder beside the bed and you'll never guess who I found waiting for the baby to come.

He said, "Mum, no baby yet?"

"No Jack, not yet. Did you want to hop out?"

"Nah, I wait here."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tea Party

Jack decided to make Buzz and Woody cups of tea this morning.

I asked him if the little Coke was for Buzz and he said with such certainty, 'NO, that's Daddy's Coke!'

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Baby Room

The little brother's room is almost complete. Pop is coming over to help put up the shelf tomorrow that will hold the wooden letters of the name. There is also a plaque for the door that can't go up until the boy arrives. Before the arrival the cot will have to go back together and the bassinet might need to move closer to mum's room.

I predict many hours in the middle of the night spent here.

Whilst most of the renovations have been done during nap time, Jack has been checking the progress in between creating works of art. This week we introduced him to scissors and he was fascinated for over half and hour. It didn't take him long to figure out hold to hold them and to move the fingers away. I was also impressed that after he drew this smiley face he wrote his name backwards on the page.

Jack's first cutting.

He calls this one 'Teddy Bears and Trees.'

Jack has been wearing his undies regularly again and he loves it when I say, 'I'm SO PROUD OF YOU!' To my surprise it works better than snakes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mr & Mrs Robinson

Ellen and Anthony had the most beautiful wedding in Gold Creek yesterday. The weather was perfect and Ellen made a spectacular entrance on a horse and cart. I have never seen them so happy and relaxed before.

The reception was fantastic and the meal was delicious.

Jack spent his first night away from home and Stu and I wondered how he was the whole time.