Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Poser

We took photos for Christmas cards today. I think I’ve chosen the one we’ll use, but I won’t tell which just in case YOU’RE on the list- you can still get a surprise :-)

I think she was a little posed out from our family portrait photos yesterday, and was also a little grumpy because of the heat, but luckily she’s gorgeous even without her toothy grin…

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Which one do you like best??

Friday, November 27, 2009

teeth and hair


Mayana is growing them  both. She’s got 7 teeth now, and judging by the state of her poor bottom, I’d say there’s another on its way. And check out that new tuft of fluffy hair on top of her head! We’ll have clips in there before you know it.

Christmas Bliss

Mayana loves to gaze up at our beautiful tree, which she excitedly refers to as ‘DAT!!!!!!!’. She hasn’t been too hung up on touching it, but she will go over and caress the decorations that are at her height. She ocassionally pulls one off, but will always bring it to one of us so we put it back on. She’s fascinated by the whole thing, especially when we turn the tree lights on.

So each day we sit down next to the tree with her and look at all the pretties. She loves it. I love it too.

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how does she do these things?

Mayana was having a nap in my parent’s room recently. I went in to find her snuggled up with one of her Opa’s T-shrits…


Which she had somehow gotten off the clothestand on the right hand side of the photo. I shudder to think what kind of precariousness she got herself into to pull that trick! S7304708


I discovered a way to keep the Mayana Berry in one spot for more than two seconds :)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Slack Mama… sorry!!

But I will make up for it now… a good sized dose of the most gorgeous Mayana-Berry you ever will see!

We’ve been in Noosa for the last week and a half.. Pete’s on prac and Mayana and I are hanging out and catching up with lots of friends… and loving it!


Mayana has just discovered mangoes. Loves them. A lot. Here she is sucking her first mango seed.

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We went to visit my friend Naomi and her daughter Elena. They have a really cool TV unit with fantastic baby-sized cubes that are perfect for exploring.

S7304575 Mayana thoroughly enjoyed herself.


And also really loved playing with her buddy Elena. S7304582

Who, believe it or not, is only 3 weeks older than her! Yes, Mayana is a pipsqueak.

S7304584 We’ve also been to visit Uncle Denis and Aunty Kay (my dad’s boss and his wife). They have a pool, and Mayana had her first pool experience. She loved it. I’m really looking forward to starting swimming lessons with her next term!



This is when we went to visit my friend Krystal and her daughter Willow. A room full of toys and Mayana went for the cardboard tube. Of course.


Mayana and her buddy Willow. They had so much fun playing together. S7304662

And believe it or not, Willow is only 11 days older. Yes, my daughter really is a pipsqueak.


But a gorgeous one, don’t you agree??

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mayana’s Mundubbera Holiday Adventures

Hi everyone! We just got back from a big holiday with my Great Nanna and Great Poppy. It was heaps of fun. Here are some photos of my adventures…


I love hanging out with Mama’s cousin, Torren. He’s pretty cool. He’s going to be an uncle really soon, and he likes to practise with me! S7304487

Mama said I got really grubby from playing at Nanna’s house. S7304488

I think it’s because I kept playing in Nanna’s potato basket.  S7304489

My Great-Pop is the best. He gave me lots of tickles and cuddles and raspberries, and makes lots of funny noises. He also taught me how to say, “Allo!!!!!” (hello).  S7304491

I liked it when my Great-Nanna fed me breakfast. She’s really nice and I love her LOTS! S7304495

One day, Mama wrapped my head up in this bandage. It felt really funny, and when I looked in the mirror it made me laugh! S7304497

Nanna’s house has lots of fun places to explore. Sometimes I got stuck though! S7304500

At Nanna’s house there’s this other little baby. She lives in the hallway in the mirror. I really liked playing with her. Here I am saying, “Allo!”. S7304501

Sometimes she got a bit rough, and knocked me over! S7304503

There was also a few rooms I wasn’t allowed to go into. But I kept trying! S7304504

Torren is really clever at playing instruments, just like my Oom J. I liked dancing while he played Pop’s banjo for me. S7304508

I also got to hang out with my Great Aunt Nelly. Every day Mama and Papa took me down to her shop, and she let me play with her computer and with the little guitars she sells.  S7304512

This is me with my Mama’s cousin, Tennille. She’s pregnant with another little cousin for me! I liked bouncing around on her belly, and I don’t think the baby minded too much!


Every day after my bath, I had a little cuddle with Nanna while Mama got my pyjamas ready. I really loved snuggling with Nanna.


And giving her great big smooch-a-roonies.

S7304518 Nanna let me sit on Pop’s big motorbike. Do you like my biker face??


And here is me saying goodbye to my Great Pop. Mama really loves this photo. I do too. He’s a pretty great guy!!

I had a really great holiday, it was lots of fun to see all my family. I’m looking forward to seeing them all again soon, when we go back for Tennille’s baby shower!

Love, Mayana…