{362/366:2012} Big Cat

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Scarlett thought this giant toy cat at Grandma’s house looked like the perfect ride on toy.  In fact, she kept pressing its ear to try and make it neigh like the rocking horse at her friend’s house!  Funny girl!  She also enjoyed playing with her new flash cards… especially the picture of a cat 😛

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{360/366:2012} Christmas Day

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Christmas Day is upon us!

And Santa didn’t disappoint!  By Santa, I do of course mean Grandma.  I saw a onesie in Target once that said “Who needs Santa when you have Grandma?”  I think that is pretty accurate!

Bubba enjoyed it much more than she did last year, when she was only 4 months old.  She helped rip the wrapping paper and enjoyed her presents, but it all got a bit overwhelming after a while.  We kept heaps of presents still wrapped to give to her over the next few days.

She really did enjoy the gifts she got though 🙂  Her favourites were: a pink hairbrush with her name on it from Mum, a fat cat toy from Dad (“awwww bidta!”… translation = “awww bedtime”… fat cat comes on TV in Australia at 730 pm when it’s time for girls and boys to go to bed), a Playmobil motorbike with a little man from Grandma, and a little handbag with a cat that sits in it, also from Grandma.

We had a fantastic Christmas roast lunch made by my mum, absolutely delicious!  We were so stuffed that we had dessert for dinner!  But what a dessert – chocolate and raspberry trifle – yummo!

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2512web-3This is Grandma’s stocking for Scarlett.  Yes, all for Scarlett.  She must have been very good this year.

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2512web-5With one of her favourite presents.

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2512web-7Bubbles!

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New shoes!  A gift from daycare.

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{359/366:2012} Aunties and Butter

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Today we flew from Sydney to Wellington and Scarlett got to see her grandma and aunties for the first time since she was 6 months old!  It was great so see them all reaquaint with one another 🙂  She is a very loved little girl 🙂

At Sydney airport in the morning, I bought Scarlett a scone for breakfast.  She shunned the scone and proceeded to eat the butter straight out of the pottle using the handle of a plastic knife.  Nice one bubba!

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{357/366:2012} And We’re Off!

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Today is the first day of our holiday – the mission day… our first flight of the trip!  To be honest, it was a nightmare.  I used to LOVE travelling and flying.  But flying with a baby is NOT fun.  Especially not flying four hours with a very active toddler.

But we survived and FINALLY made it to our lovely serviced apartment in central downtown Sydney just in time to flop on the bed and order some DELICIOUS burgers from room service, while bubba enjoyed munching on the hot chips.

It’s a holiday… but not as I used to know it!

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