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Happy Australia Day!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Hamish says: Friends, bogans, countrymen: Don’t be un-Australian, eat lamb on Australia Day!

I have hands!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

This one is for you Alison. He has hands! He can grab things! Soon he will learn he has a mouth! And the things he grabs can go in his mouth!


Monday, May 24th, 2010

OK so apparently the 24th of May I was really bored. Cuz here is yet another video of Hamish. I think this must have been the first time he showed any interest in the mobile above his cot. This is exciting because it allowed me 10 to 15 minutes to do what I wanted to [...]

Kung Fu Hamish

Monday, May 24th, 2010

One day we went a little overboard with the video-ing. I can’t remember if it’s because all of a sudden he was doing all these new things, or if all of a sudden we decided we should be documenting things, or maybe I was just looking for something to do. Anyway, after a feed, Hamish’s [...]

Hamish speaks

Monday, May 24th, 2010

A cinematographer, I am not. But with the grandparents (and aunts/uncles/cousins) 000s of kilometres away in either direction, these amateurish videos are a way of me keeping them up to date with Hamish’s progress. Expect more to come.

Stick a needle in my eye

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Before Hamish (henceforth known as BH), I swore I’d never turn my blog into a place where I recounted his every move from first smile to poop stories that are humourous only to his parents. Well after 8 weeks I have come to the realisation that I need some sort of creative outlet or I [...]

Things I have learned in 5 weeks of motherhood

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I have learned an awful lot from my son these last 5 weeks. (Still feels odd to call someone “my son”…) Unfortunately I don’t know if these learnings are transferable to another baby, if they are relevant only to boys, or specific only to Hamish: Do not trust a quiet baby on a change table. [...]

Happy Snaps

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This past Christmas, Duncan and I made the trip back to Canada. I was there for a total of a month, and Duncan for the last 2 weeks. This was the first time that we had all been together as a family for Christmas since 2003 – even before Sam, Katy, Brooke and Autumn were [...]

When being polite and forthright can work against you

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Breanne and I were returning from Kristy’s staguette. We had about a half an hour drive from the bar back to Breanne’s home in Airdrie. Nearly home, we get stopped by a check stop. (An RBT for any Aussies reading.) Cop to Breanne: You have anything to drink tonight? Breanne: No thanks! Insert quick intake [...]

Trip to Canadia

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

I have not been back to Canada in over 3 years and yet this year, I am going back twice. Forget the money – think of the time spent in an airplane. Pregnant. Twice. Good thing it’s worth it! I just got back from the first trip – the main purpose of which was for [...]

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