Friday, May 28, 2010

Yes ... we are a "Modern Family" ...

We first caught wind of this show just before it premiered in the US. We got our hands on a copy of the first episode ... and we LOVED IT!!!

It is one of those shows that you can watch over and over ... and laugh at something different each time. We were so excited to see it advertised on Channel 10 ... so that Aussie audiences can get a laught at the show we have been telling everyone about!

The success of the Australian premiere has prompted The Herald-Sun (in Melbourne) to run an article about modern families ... and our name was put forward by another journalist. We had the photographer over last night to take some pix (although two cranky girls did make it quite difficult!) ;-)
When we were interviewed for The Age (July 31 - see Media page) the journalist - Farah Farouque - she commented that we were a "modern family with very traditional values" ... which we are!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Warm and fuzzy ...

It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, when people that you've helped in the past, are on the way to becoming parents themselves.

Sam and Phil were one of the couples who came to our house with millions of questions, and we were lucky enough to be in a position to be able to help them through their questions.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

16 weeks and counting ...

We got some good news this morning from Dr Shivani. Our 16-week scans had arrived, and everything is going along very smoothly ...

Monday, May 10, 2010

A quick sneak peek ...

It was the girls' first birthday party yesterday (May 9, 2010) ... and their first birthday tomorrow. I thought I would share with you some quick piccies taken yesterday ...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Where HAS the time gone?


I cannot believe that this week we are organising the girls' first birthday party! Where HAS the time gone?

To think that this time last year, we were in Kuala Lumpur, on our way to India to collect our gorgeous little treasures ... I get teary just thinking about it ...

The girls are growing every day (well ... duh! right? LOL). Both Evelyn and Gaia are free-standing and 'cruising' around the furniture ... and Gaia has even started taking those first shaky steps by herself.

Evelyn still only has two teeth, and we are anxiously waiting for Gaia to produce some munchers (insert song ... All I want for my birthday is my two bottom teeth).

Baby R is now at the 16-week stage ... and by all accounts from Dr Shivani, the surrogate is absolutely glowing, and that the pregnancy is progressing very very smoothly indeed.

Here is one of the 12-week scans we received a couple of weeks ago ...

We are getting very excited about the prospect of another set of little feet pattering around the house ... and we really don't care whether it's a boy or a girl ... as long as it's healthy, and has all of it's bit where they are supposed to be!

It's going to be an emotional weekend for me especially. Even though it has been 17 months since Mum passed away, I think about her every day, and the fact that she will not be here (in person anyway!) for the girls' first birthday, will lay heavily on my mind and my heart. I have the special candle that Trevor bought me for Christmas ready and waiting ... and we will have a little private ceremony to light it for both my Mum and Dad, and Trevor's grandmother Dorothy.