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.