Madeleine tries to grab her rattle
Madeleine developing her hand-eye control
More Madeleine and her rattle
Blueberry picking at the Blueberry Country Farm in Ohaupo
Madeleine's chills out by the blueberry bushes. Notice the borrowed stroller she's in...it's not ours. Our stroller suffered a broken wheel on the plane trip to NZ and so was in the repair shop for about 2 weeks.
Isn't she a cutie wearing her mommy's hat
This farm is the largest blueberry producer in New Zealand and you can see why, the bushes go on forever.
Bryan's mastered the one-handed blueberry picking technique
Uncle Dave Shallop: Just got off the phone with your mother... She led me to your area... God bless, Dave Shallop (2007.03.09 18:35)
Aunt Deb & Uncle Billy: We loved looking at all the photos of Madeleine, she's becoming quite a lovely little lady! (2007.04.07 05:25)
Madeleine contemplates her rattle on her leg
Uh oh, someone doesn't want to be in her carseat.
Trying to capture the infamous pouty lip
Madeleine plays with her new mobile
Madeleine knocks the sense out of an elephant, a giraffe, a duck and a lion.
Our little lady.
Taking a naked snooze.
Baby has some water from the water bottle.
Like my hat?
The little one naps on the furry blanket.
We visit the beach at Raglan. Ahh....the good stroller is back in action.
Pretty beach at Raglan.
We visit Auckland with Michelle and Cliff while they are on the last days of their honeymoon.
Cliff gets a little practice pushing the pram ( ;-) what they call a stroller in NZ)
Madeleine always has her little foot or feet up on the food tray.
Look how happy Cliff is with a baby ;-)
The happy newlyweds and their 4 month old baby ;-)
The beautiful views and weather during our visit with Michelle and Cliff in Auckland.
There's Mr. Mom with Madeleine
We happen upon this mini Forbidden City.
This is our beautiful "new" station wagon, a 2001 Madza 626 wagon. It's a beaut and quite a step up from our 1991 Mazda 929.
Our sweet little peach giving us one of her adorable stunned looks.
Baby holds her big head up and does her new thing of chewing on her tongue
Happy baby stands on mommy's belly.
Oh there's a sad little face
Our little tennis superstar tries out Nancy's tennis cap.
I've discovered my feet!
Nancy and Madeleine take a long snooze in the car
Our first apartment on Normandy Avenue that we stayed in in Hamilton.
Our red front door.
Madeleine naps in the car under the carport. Quite a common occurrence.
There's our little kitchen.
And there's the messy living/dining room that we're rapidly outgrowing.
Poor Nancy, she's too short to even reach into the dryer.
There's our washer, one minute into the 90 minute washing cycle!
Madeleine plays in her little Playskool playhouse.
Squeaky clean baby and very wet mommy.
Look how long her hair is getting.
Now that's a good sleep smile! Baby loves Nan's down pillow. Don't worry, we watch her when she sleeps on the pillows.
Blueberry picking trip number 2 with our new friends Ryan, Miriem and Eva.
Madeleine cute as can be in the Bjorn.
'Gimme some of those blueberries'
Madeleine loved to stick her hand in the basket and squeeze the blueberries.
Check out the cute little alfalfa curl on her head
Nancy makes homemade refried beans, pinto beans, tacos...
Uh oh, I don't think Madeleine's head is going to fit through this hole!
Bryan makes Madeleine giggle
Bryan hanging out the wash with the baby in tow.
Baby tries Nancy's t-shirt on.
Look what Nancy picked up at the farmers market.
Our cutie getting a bath in the apartment's little bathroom.
Baby warm and cozy on daddy's shoulder.
Yummy rice cereal.
The happy family in Tauranga
Mohammed and Mohammed
What a view!
Baby has a snack at the beach.
A very gorgeous beach
Baby goes for a dip
Madeleine hitches a ride with daddy Bryan up the mountain.
What a lovely morning for a nice hike up the famous Mount in Tauranga
The view from the top of the Mount.
There were some great views.
We visit Tauranga with some of Nancy's co-workers.
Madeleine's first trip to the beach.
Is she cute or what!?
Now that Madeleine holds her head up really well, she only wants to be on her tummy.
Baby likes to violate the "back to sleep" motto.
February 24. Move in day! Our new home! Finally, after being together over 10 years and being married more than 7 years, we've bought a house.
Our front door.
Our boxes made it after six weeks without any problems and only two broken items - one tart pan and one coconut spoon.
The thrill of unpacking.
Our lovely kitchen that Nancy's having a great time filling up with lots of yummy food. In front of the kitchen is the dining area with the old temporary dining table.
The to be living room.
The side of the house where the kitchen window and living room windows are.
The backyard with the borrowed BBQ.
More views of the backyard.
The view out the backyard. It's a park called Innes Commons and we have an unobstructed view of this beautiful expanse of grass.
The view of our house from the park.
Our plants in our yard that we haven't yet figured out how to care for.
The garage and front door.
The kitchen window.
The entryway into our house.
A view of the driveway from our entryway to the cul-de-sac. Just what was desired - seclusion.
A view from the road of the driveway that leads to our house. Our entryway is to the right of the blue house way at the end.
Our precious getting potty-trained.
Oh, yummy foot!
Taking a long snooze during the day while Nancy works nights and sleeps in the daytime.
What an easy way to take baby on vacation!
Like my yamika AKA mommy's breast shield?
Up close and cute.
Our little turban girl.
Baby eating the elephant on the mobile.
Baby not so sure she likes pear.
Baby playing in her popper
Baby rolls from back to front.
Wriggly baby making funny faces.
Baby on the pot.
Madeleine with turban on walks to daddy.
TiVo pig bonks baby on the head
Baby enjoys sucking on a lemon
We go to the Cheesefest of New Zealand cheeses in Auckland.
Scary circus trick.
The shirt says it all.
Shirt says, "Computer geeks make great dads"
Chilling out with the standard laptop on lap.
'Mommy what are you doing?'
Poor baby is subject to mommy's closet cleaning spree.
'I really don't like this hat, mom'
Baby in a field of flowers
Just outside our backyard.
Baby's first swing
Madeleine swings for the first time, part 1.
Madeleine swings for the first time, part 2.
Baby's first solid poop in the toilet, at just 5 1/2 months!
Madeleine enjoying her teething blanket
The little one rolls around in her play area.
Baby plays in the hop and pop
Did they say that baby's shouldn't have any blankets in their crib?
Madeleine finds a new toy - an orange.
Madeleine tries to eat an orange
Can you tell that she loves sucking on oranges?