Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This and that!

Something I had been creating in the past couple of months but couldn't show you was a baby shaggy quilt. I came across a pattern on Pinterest ages ago and knew it was something I wanted to make for our first grandchild.

As we didn't know if it was going to be a boy or girl, I chose fun neutral type colours. Here are a few pics of it.
Above: Piecing it together into a fabric sandwich.
Above: Getting out my old 'Singer' machine and stitching away.
Above: The finished 'shaggy' side.
Above: The finished reverse side.

I was quite happy with how it turned out. Here is the link to the instructions.

Owen has just turned 4 weeks old and he is doing really well. He's a very contented baby and we are just loving and appreciating being close by to have cuddles and to be a part of his life. 

A couple of weeks after he was born, I went down to Adelaide with Daniel, Telesha and Owen so Owen could meet his great grand parents. It was a lovely day and he travelled well.
Above: Owen with Paul's Mum and Dad and my Mum.
My youngest sister came up the other weekend, and we visited some open gardens and ended up at a local gift shop / cafe for iced coffees...they were delicious!

Friday week ago I attended the MainstreetSA Awards dinner in Adelaide, representing the Loxton Chamber of Commerce and we were delighted to win our category for 'Outstanding Partnerships' with the Loxton Council. It was a great night. 

Last night I did a roast for tea as all the kids were coming around and instead of garlic or herb bread, I made some Yorkshire Puddings to go with it. I'd never made them before and was pretty stoked with how they turned out....they were a hit!  I used Jamie Oliver's recipe, which can be found here.

My camera is full of, yes you guessed it 'baby pictures'!!!  I won't bombard you with them, but here is one of Owen with Paul, it was amazing they had identical coloured shirts on....Ford colours of course!! 

I haven't been very good lately at remembering to take other 'non baby' photos, so must get my act into gear!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A new family member :)

I am delighted to introduce you to our first grandchild - Owen Stanley. He was born on 27th September, weighing 7lb 8oz.  The photo below is my first cuddle...he was only about 5 hours old...naaawww!!

Below...Proud Pop and our son Daniel (proud Dad!). I love the way Owen is looking up to Paul as if he's really checking him out. Owen was so alert the whole time we were there.
Below...Owen and his mum, Telesha.
Below...he was only in hospital for 3 days and then it was time to be strapped into his capsule and go home.
Below...6 days old. He's doing all the right things, like feeding and filling his nappy well!
Below...Uncle Adrian bonding with his nephew!

 Below...Last night he was comfy hanging around on Pops lap!

We are so fortunate to have both our boys and their partners living close by.

Owen's middle name, Stanley, was after my Dad (Stanley) who passed away last year and also Telesha's Pa's middle name is also Stanley, so it is a special family name that will live on.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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