Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Master Lucas Stuart,

 about two hours after birth
the most chilled out newborn I have ever met.

He arrived at 10.01 on Thursday morning, weighing exactly 4kg.

After a chaotic entrance to the world involving an ambulance ride with lights and a Father that missed the birth by four minutes he is settling in to the family very well.

two days old

He looks exactly like his big brother.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


There was a couple of things that I did when Rhianna and Rylan were first born.

They both wore was this little outfit.


It isn't anything particularly special in terms of beauty, it's just a little green wondersuit and hat, but because it was the very first piece of clothing they both wore makes it very special to me.  Three will wear it as his/her first outfit too.

They both slept here for at least the first three months of their lives.  Right next to my side of the bed.

This little cradle has a bit of history in my family.  My cousin's first three children slept here, and then my two did.  Three will sleep here too.

I also made Rhianna and Rylan a cradle/pram sized crochet blanket.  Rhianna has a ripple pattern and Rylan a shell pattern.  These blankets have been well loved and I can't find any photos of them.  Rylan still uses Rhianna's in the pram.
Three will have one too.

Monday, June 7, 2010

More Trains

The day after Rylan's birthday we ventured out to the Diamond Valley Railway.  It is a park with lots of miniture trains that you can ride.  There is also a lot of parklands to explore, a kid's playground and heaps of BBQ areas. 

We packed a picnic and had a lovely few hours, exploring.  There were ponies there, offering rides, which excited Rhianna to no end.  She did manage a ride, but I have no photographic evidence as I was looking after the picnic.  It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that, with my rather large belly, I couldn't get up off the blanket! 

There are lots of trains that you can ride.  They are powered by petrol, diesel, steam or electricity.  We rode an electric one.

Let me just say that there isn't a lot of room to move once you are seated, and I had serious worries about never being able to get out.  The trip takes you over about two kilometers of track.  Through really pretty bushland, over bridges and through tunnels.  They have stations scattered around the tracks and working lights and signals at the crossings.

After all the excitement we stopped for some ice cream!

I was really excited to find that we all had a great time.  I think we will be visiting again soon.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

From the beginning.....

Oh Lordy what a couple of weeks we have had.  Let me start to fill you in, starting at the beginning.

Two weeks ago this little cutie turned two.

He was thoroughly spoiled by all and sundry.  He shares his birthday with my Dad, so we had two cakes.

Rylan is obsessed with trains.  It is quite often the first word out of his mouth when he wakes up in the morning.  So I obliged and made him this:

The train is made from marzipan and I got the instructions from here.  I am really happy with how it turned out, the writing on the cake, not so much!

We bought him an old school trike, which I love.

He also got all manner of trains and even a train set, which Soldier helped to set up.  Not sure who was having the most fun!

I think I will leave the rest of the weeks to some other posts.


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