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2008.12.01 14:08
Graham stands up and tries to eat some noodles.




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2008.12.01 16:50
Barack Obama baby!




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2008.12.01 17:34
Graham LOVES the bowling pins!




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2008.12.02 18:00
Crazy with laughter!



2008.12.04 04:51
Fiona gives Graham a cuddle.



2008.12.04 04:51
It's always a challenge to get everyone smiling.



2008.12.05 18:16
Three cheers for strawberry shortcake season!



2008.12.05 18:43
Madeleine and Fiona become great friends.



2008.12.06 07:02
Our friends Cliff and Michelle have their first baby, December 6, 2008: Claire Lin




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2008.12.07 13:56
Our baby Graham is starting to stand up.



2008.12.09 17:48
The dishwasher is just the right height to pull oneself up.



2008.12.10 04:12
Our very happy mobile child.




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2008.12.12 15:44
Ooohh...Graham's ankles don't look quite strong enough.



2008.12.12 15:46
Madeleine gives her brother some words or encouragement.



2008.12.12 15:46
And look! He did it! He's standing.



2008.12.12 15:48
Graham's so happy that he can pull himself up to get his mommy.



2008.12.13 16:50
Madeleine enjoys noshing on a chicken bone.



2008.12.13 16:50
Graham loves to chew on his chicken bone too.



2008.12.13 16:50
That's so cute.



2008.12.14 05:34
Our friends Diana and Michael have a baby on December 2, 2008: Otter Alejo Carychao



2008.12.14 05:35
Graham tries to crawl into the tent.



2008.12.14 05:35
We think he's just trying to show off his dance moves.



2008.12.14 06:04
Learning to stand: Graham at 9 months, 13 days, and Madeleine at 8 months 9 days.



2008.12.14 07:49
Already getting into the cabinets at just 9 months.



2008.12.14 07:50
Trying to get the slow cooker. Good thing it's too heavy for him to pick up.




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2008.12.14 07:50
Graham makes some stirfry




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2008.12.14 07:52
Madeleine and Graham make dinner.



2008.12.14 07:54
Madeleine proceeded to take the pan away from Graham and did some of her own cooking.



2008.12.14 11:38
We go to our local Christmas Parade.



2008.12.14 11:45
The salsa band goes by.



2008.12.14 11:46
Yeah, I'm cool.



2008.12.14 11:46
Madeleine is awed by the stilt walkers.



2008.12.14 11:48
Here comes the big bear for the finale.



2008.12.14 11:55
And here's Santa.



2008.12.14 16:26
Graham LOVES his berries.



2008.12.14 16:44
Poor piggy had to go in the wash and out on the line to dry.



2008.12.15 17:19
Oop, naked boy baby.



2008.12.15 17:20
He loves his new found ability to stand.




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2008.12.15 17:28
Jumperoo!




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2008.12.16 10:58
Baby stuck on the tent door.



2008.12.16 16:36
Madeleine enjoys her burrito.




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2008.12.19 06:39
Graham crawls after Madeleine.



2008.12.19 14:02
That's Madeleine's bed. Isn't she cozy looking.




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2008.12.20 05:02
Kids enjoy some raspberries.




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2008.12.21 10:13
Graham tries to catch a pigeon.



2008.12.21 11:51
Escape from the house with no clothes on.



2008.12.21 11:52
Got it!



2008.12.21 16:11
Look at these adorable outfits that Puo Puo bought us.



2008.12.21 16:56
Dressed for church. We go to watch one of our neighbors perform some Christmas songs.



2008.12.21 16:56
Mommy just loves taking pictures of us.



2008.12.21 16:56
Madeleine gives her brother a squeeze.



2008.12.21 16:56
Okay, we've had enough.



2008.12.24 18:43
Madeleine all dressed for bed on Christmas Eve, ready for Santa to bring gifts.



2008.12.24 18:44
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!



2008.12.24 18:44
The kids escape from the picture.



2008.12.24 18:44
Christmas eve, we're going to bed!



2008.12.25 05:57
It's Christmas morning! Time to open presents.



2008.12.25 05:59
Graham likes the new rugby ball, and Madeleine's very excited by her new pool.




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2008.12.25 05:59
"Merry Christmas!"



2008.12.25 06:24
Merry Christmas! Check out our pet bear.



2008.12.25 06:25
The only way to get them to both look is to make a loud noise but then they both look a bit stunned.




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2008.12.25 06:27
"Thank you Puo Puo"



2008.12.25 06:29
Our little elf has long eyelashes.



2008.12.25 06:29
Standing up, what a champ!



2008.12.25 06:34
The new water pistols.



2008.12.25 06:36
The duckie bath toy tastes good.



2008.12.25 06:37
Madeleine's very happy to get stickers.



2008.12.25 06:38
She's so amazed that they stick to her arm.



2008.12.25 06:40
Look at me, mom!



2008.12.25 06:41
Our pretty girl all covered in butterflies.



2008.12.25 06:42
The cool bubbles that Santa brought that don't pop.



2008.12.25 06:43
Madeleine takes a turn blowing the bubbles.




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2008.12.25 06:43
Kids play with bubbles.



2008.12.25 06:45
Action shot!



2008.12.25 07:32
Yum! Blueberry pancakes for Christmas breakfast.



2008.12.25 09:03
Madeleine goes for a splash in her new pool. Hmm...check out the swimsuit.



2008.12.25 09:03
Look, her boobies are on her back! Guess who put the swimsuit on.



2008.12.25 09:20
Styling pool.




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2008.12.25 09:20
Madeleine enjoys her new Christmas gift, a pool.



2008.12.25 09:21
Down the slide!




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2008.12.25 10:19
Madeleine in her swimming pool with no bathing suit!



2008.12.25 12:18
What a cute happy baby.



2008.12.25 12:36
Graham's third nipple, hee hee.



2008.12.25 12:36
Take a picture of me ma!



2008.12.25 18:25
We go to see the Christmas lights at the Mormon Temple at Templeview. Bryan's got his hands full.



2008.12.25 18:26
Mommy and her beautiful kids.



2008.12.25 18:32
Merry Christmas in Hamilton, New Zealand. You can do a lot on Christmas day in the Southern Hemisphere. We had over 14 hours of daylight to celebrate.




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2008.12.26 16:18
Graham caught eating blueberries.



2008.12.27 09:18
Nancy digs out a green blueberry from Graham's mouth. He needs a few pointers on which blueberries to eat.



2008.12.27 09:19
Madeleine is in heaven. It's going to take her all week to eat her way down this row of blueberries.




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2008.12.27 09:20
Madeleine goes blueberry picking




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2008.12.27 09:22
Graham's an indiscriminate blueberry eater and picker.



2008.12.27 09:24
Hmm...green or blue.



2008.12.27 09:24
This one looks good.



2008.12.27 09:24
Uh, not that one Graham.



2008.12.27 09:24
Eat the blue ones baby.



2008.12.27 09:24
Yum.



2008.12.27 09:25
Double yum.



2008.12.27 09:25
Ah...that's good food.



2008.12.27 10:10
Daddy and his babies picking blueberries.



2008.12.27 10:19
Madeleine loves her strawberry hat.



2008.12.27 10:21
She has a little rest in the shade of the blueberry bush.



2008.12.27 10:25
"Here baby."



2008.12.27 10:25
Was that yummy, baby?



2008.12.27 10:25
Mommy and her babies at the blueberry fields.




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2008.12.27 10:25
Madeleine feeds Graham blueberries.



2008.12.27 10:28
Still happy after an hour of picking blueberries.



2008.12.27 10:29
Happy happy family at the first blueberry picking trip of the season. We go to Blueberry Country in Ohaupo.



2008.12.27 10:30
Look what we found under the blueberry bushes.



2008.12.27 11:29
Mmm...that's good after a hard day at picking (eating) blueberries.



2008.12.27 14:12
Hey, look what I found.



2008.12.27 14:12
Yum...



2008.12.27 14:12
If I stand up I can eat them faster.




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2008.12.27 14:12
Graham discovers the whole bag of blueberries.



2008.12.27 14:13
One blueberry tried to get away.



2008.12.27 14:14
This was SO cute. Graham just kept shoving blueberries into his mouth.



2008.12.27 14:14
Caught red handed!



2008.12.28 06:01
Look at this pretty little girl.



2008.12.28 06:01
What an angel.




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2008.12.28 06:30
"I dumb"




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2008.12.28 07:43
One of Madeleine's earliest renditions of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"



2008.12.28 08:31
She has some crazy hair.



2008.12.28 08:39
Madeleine finds her halloween costume from last year.




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2008.12.28 08:39
Madeleine has a tail.



2008.12.29 15:30
Madeleine's mommy's big helper.




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2008.12.31 05:55
Graham catches some zzzs in the Jumperoo.



2008.12.31 15:23
Luckily, she never did learn to crawl over the fence.



2009.01.01 11:12
Scared Graham, before his first haircut. See that pretty hair?



2009.01.01 11:18
He looks a bit stunned.



2009.01.01 11:19
Oop, now you can see the bald line on the back of his head. Check out all the hair on his back.



2009.01.01 11:29
Our handsome boy showing off his new haircut.



2009.01.01 11:31
Look, they cut my bangs too!



2009.01.01 11:32
Does it still look all right?




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2009.01.01 13:25
Madeleine talks up a storm and spills the beans about daddy "spanking" her!




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2009.01.01 14:31
Graham wants an apple.




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2009.01.01 17:01
"Happy New Year!"



2009.01.01 17:03
Off Graham goes crawling on rough driveway. He manages to get around on one knee and one foot.




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2009.01.01 17:05
Madeleine shows off her singing skills.




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2009.01.01 19:04
Graham shows off his clapping skills.



2009.01.03 14:24
I think Madeleine was trying to give Graham a hug, or was it a spanking!



2009.01.03 18:35
This is what happens after a day of blueberry picking! Totally gross!



2009.01.05 06:48
While Daddy was in the shower, Madeleine climbed up to the sink and washed her hands ... and left the water running! The bathroom was filled with about an inch and a half of water, which was running out into the hallway.

While Daddy was in the shower, Madeleine climbed up to the sink and washed her hands ... and left the water running! The bathroom was filled with about an inch and a half of water, which was running out into the hallway.



2009.01.05 06:48
How can anyone be mad at that face though? Here we are after about half an hour of cleanup ...

How can anyone be mad at that face though? Here we are after about half an hour of cleanup ...



2009.01.05 15:16
Mommy and Madeleine on their way to a girls night out dinner at a friend's house.

Mommy and Madeleine on their way to a girls night out dinner at a friend's house.



2009.01.06 06:27
Madeleine drew this, spontaneously. She said that it's two airplanes and a bush. Not bad ...

Madeleine drew this, spontaneously. She said that it's two airplanes and a bush. Not bad ...



2009.01.06 15:35
Not sure what's going on here. Perhaps a kid is hiding under that blanket ...

Not sure what's going on here. Perhaps a kid is hiding under that blanket ...



2009.01.07 17:29
Our kids in a typically happy mood.

Our kids in a typically happy mood.




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2009.01.07 17:29
Madeleine helps Graham use the ottoman as a walker.




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2009.01.15 05:56
Graham shares his drink with his mommy.




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2009.01.19 11:16
Graham starts to use a fork.




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2009.01.19 16:36
Madeleine calls Bryan, "daddy boy."




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2009.01.19 18:03
Madeleine says "weebza" AKA zebra.



2009.01.25 10:57
We go to the Auckland Seafood Festival with Steph, George and Lucy. The kids have a little too much fun at the festival.



2009.01.25 13:18
That's George with Nancy and Madeleine in the fountain in Auckland.



2009.01.25 13:19
Madeleine thinks the little fountains are funny.




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2009.01.25 13:19
We visit an Auckland fountain and Steph, George and Lucy.



2009.01.25 13:22
Everyone gets a little wet.




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2009.01.26 06:19
Graham likes to crawl in circles to the tent music.



2009.01.26 08:37
We happen upon some professional face painters.



2009.01.26 08:37
Madeleine was so well behaved.



2009.01.26 08:38
That's probably the best face painting she'll ever get.



2009.01.26 10:17
That's a handsome boy at the Auckland War Museum.



2009.01.26 10:28
Graham has a little fun.



2009.01.26 10:29
Puzzle time!



2009.01.26 10:29
It's a fantastic museum.



2009.01.28 07:27
Graham finds some of Madeleine's old sandals. Pretty cute little boy.




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2009.01.28 07:28
Graham tries on a pair of Madeleine's girlie sandals.



2009.01.28 08:43
We find Madeleine sitting in her closet having tea with her dolly while her piggies sleep next to her.



2009.01.28 08:43
Have some tea dolly.




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2009.01.28 08:43
We find Madeleine in her room playing house with her dolls and pigs.



2009.01.29 09:20
Madeleine looking pretty cute in an outfit from Auntie Fran.



2009.01.29 11:05
Madeleine loves strawberries.



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2009.01.29 11:06
Madeleine looks like a baby model.



2009.01.29 11:07
Daddy and his babies.



2009.01.29 18:39
Madeleine loves to play make-believe. Here are her friends sitting in their chairs with her.




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2009.01.30 04:28
Graham's very good at vacuuming.



2009.01.30 07:00
Madeleine's friends are taking a bath.




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2009.01.30 07:00
We find Madeleine in the kitchen giving her "friends" a bath.




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2009.01.31 05:50
Go Steelers!



2009.01.31 08:52
Check out those pigtails.



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2009.01.31 17:50
Madeleine likes her home hair.



2009.01.31 17:50
"Go Steelers!"




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2009.02.01 12:09
Graham wants the apple.



2009.02.02 05:17
Graham tries to tell us something.



2009.02.02 05:17
I think he wants to have some breakfast.




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2009.02.02 05:17
Graham sadly eats from his empty bowl.




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2009.02.02 14:37
Graham crab walks on the patio.




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2009.02.03 14:42
Madeleine takes a bath in the baby tub.



2009.02.03 14:43
Graham tries on the piglet Robeez.



2009.02.04 06:01
Now that is messy!



2009.02.04 06:02
The fly on his eyebrow finds a little something to eat too.




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2009.02.04 13:23
Graham cleans the window.




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2009.02.05 10:55
Graham crawls after his ball at the park.




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2009.02.05 12:21
Graham is great at using a broom too.



2009.02.05 13:04
He's such a cute little boy.



2009.02.06 12:23
Graham finds some snacks.



2009.02.07 10:27
Madeleine gives Graham a little kiss. Yes, hee hee, Nancy thinks it's funny to dress Graham up in Madeleine's swimsuit.



2009.02.07 10:28
Aren't they adorable!



2009.02.07 10:28
Graham bats his long eyelashes.



2009.02.07 10:28
It's hard to catch them both looking at the camera. Very cute.




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2009.02.07 12:31
Kids playing at Raglan.



2009.02.07 12:33
We go to Raglan. Now the kids have the correct bathing suits on.



2009.02.07 12:33
Graham's a good sand castle builder.



2009.02.07 12:35
It looks like they're playing in dirt.



2009.02.07 12:36
Look at our pretty girl in her little pool.



2009.02.07 12:36
Graham shows Bryan a shell he found in the sand. He must have fallen and hit his face in the sand.



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2009.02.07 12:37
Madeleine sits in the pool that Bryan dug her.




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2009.02.08 16:46
We find out that Graham knows how to get what he wants. Crying for coffee.



2009.02.10 15:57
The kids enjoying the pile of dirt. Yuck.



2009.02.13 07:21
The kiddies sit in their boxes. Maybe we can mail them to their grandparents.



2009.02.14 17:43
Madeleine thought sitting in the toy box was a good place to read a book.




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2009.02.14 18:11
Thank you Grandma



2009.02.15 10:11
The jungle animals take a bath, Madeleine lounges in the pool and naked Graham plays with the garden hose.



2009.02.15 10:12
This is what the kiddies do with daddy when mommy's at work.




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2009.02.15 17:51
Graham stands.




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2009.02.17 17:24
Graham stands while Madeleine gives her robot a hug.




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2009.02.18 19:03
Madeleine's little piggy drinks milk.



2009.02.19 18:35
Thank you puo puo.



2009.02.21 13:58
A nice afternoon trip to Tauranga's beach.



2009.02.21 14:50
It gets a bit chilly. Aren't they just so cute!




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2009.02.21 14:53
Graham loves to smash little sand castles.



2009.02.22 09:25
We go to Children's Day at the Summer Festival at Hamilton Gardens.



2009.02.22 09:25
Graham loves the bubble maker.



2009.02.22 10:22
It was a teddy bear picnic. Madeleine hugs her teddy bear.



2009.02.22 10:22
That's a cutie pie look.



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2009.02.22 10:53
Graham finds a fun toy.




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2009.02.22 10:53
Graham topples off the bouncing bug.



2009.02.22 10:54
Madeleine takes a turn too.



2009.02.22 10:54
The two of them are good at sharing.




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2009.02.22 17:05
The kids love the raspberries from the Bob at Bruntwood Gardens. They couldn't get enough of them. Unfortunately, they've developed quite a palate for quality raspberries.




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2009.02.25 07:06
Graham is definitely a climber.




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2009.02.25 17:12
Graham stands even better.



2009.02.26 17:47
Ah...green water.




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2009.02.26 18:08
Madeleine uses the tub as a slide.



2009.02.26 18:51
Hurray, I can climb! And, topple over A LOT.



2009.02.28 12:10
That doesn't look too safe. The oven's on and the baby is in the cabinet next to it.



2009.02.28 15:30
We go to Luca's one year birthday at Karen and Peter's home.



2009.02.28 15:31
Madeleine does a pretty good job holding onto Graham in her lap.



2009.02.28 15:31
I took two pictures very quickly then got a bit anxious that she was going to drop him.