Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Junior lobbyist fighting for my first cause

March 25, 2010

Recently in Brisbane there has been some debate about if smoking in the inner city streets, particularly the Queen St Mall, should be banned.  (For those who don’t live in Brisbane, smokers can’t legally light up inside pubs, clubs, restaurants or work places, so this means smokers take smoko out on to the footpath).  Whilst the Brisbane City Council is considering this smoke free move to combat cigarette butt littering I would like the council to also consider this.  Cigarettes swing from walking smokers’ arms, or dangle down at smokers’ sides as they lean against the external wall of their office building – and what height are dangling and swinging cigarettes?  They are at pram height!  My city walks take me straight through the nicotine haze.  A ban would not only achieve the Council’s goal of a butt free footpath but also cleaner air for little lungs.

My cheeks are so big, I can barely see over them

March 23, 2010

Can someone please teach my mum how to blow raspberries?

March 15, 2010

My mum tries her best to entertain me, but there is something missing from her arsenal of entertaining acts: she can’t blow raspberries on my tummy.  She tries, but it comes out as hot air and a bit of slobber.  Would someone please teach her!

Baby goes bush

March 13, 2010

My first day out bush walking was so much fun!  We went to Springbrook National Park which is only a couple of hours drive from home.  It was so exciting walking through the rain forest in a big loop from the look out, down to the bottom of a waterfall and back up again.  There were lots of stairs and it was a bit slippery because it has been wet – but it wasn’t a very hard walk.   Mum and Dad weren’t even puffing even though Dad was carrying me and Mum was carrying the picnic.   I’ve posted a photo of the three of us just before we walked under the waterfall and got all wet!

Which island?

March 11, 2010
We’re trying to decide what to do on our free day in Auckland.  Weather permitting, we are thinking of taking the ferry over to either Rangitoto or Waiheke island.  Please help us decide where to go by voting on the poll at the end of this post.

Rangitoto Island is the largest of the volcanoes in Auckland and is a public reserve.  Visitors go there to explore the volcanic scoria pathways taking in the the un spoilt blend of native plants, caves, bird life, World War II sites and the largest Pohutukawa forest in the country.  The summit can be reached by foot or 4 wheel drive where there are breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waitemata Harbour and the city.  A day at Rangitoto Island for us would mean lots of walking (Dad will carry me), fresh air and a family picnic at the summit.

Waiheke Island is much busier but no less picturesque.  Its wineries, art galleries, restaurants, beaches and activities such as diving, fishing, scenic flights and even horse riding make it a popular holiday spot, conference location and wedding venue.  A day at Waiheke Island for us would be a nice lunch with a glass of wine for Dad, a wander around the galleries and a little bit of walking to enjoy the landscape.  The beach will be waaaay too cold at this time of year.

My passport is here!

March 9, 2010

Mum and I went to the post office today to pick up my passport which is finally ready.  The photo is really funny – my hair is sticking up in a mohawk!  Only 22 days to go to my first overseas trip.  We’re going to New Zealand to spend Easter with Mum’s family.  How exciting!!