So! I'm pregnant! Thought this might be a nice idea so all of my friends and family can keep up with my daily thoughts, feelings and goings-on during my pregnancy.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Beautiful Day

Daniel and I had such a wonderful day yesterday I thought I would tell everyone about it.

It started out with a little bit of a lie-in and some brekkie before getting ready and heading out the door about 9.45am - pretty early for us on a Sunday! Our first stop for the day was at one of Daniel's friends from work, Margie's house, as she had told Daniel during the week that she had some baby stuff she thought we might like. Margie's son, Ryan, is about 4 I think and has grown out of a lot of toys which she has given us and she also found some clothes she still had from when Ryan was a baby. There was also a baby gym which is great and a baby monitor! We are *so* grateful to Margie and her husband Phil for giving us this stuff. Thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts!

From Margie's house we then drove over to the south side of the city to visit another of Daniel's workmates (although they don't actually work together anymore), Sven and his wife Veronica and their new baby Holly. Holly is about 9 weeks old and absolutely gorgeous! Daniel and I got lots of cuddles and smiles. Daniel also got to experience that lovely warm feeling of sick running all over his hand when Holly had a bit of a post-feed spit while sitting on his knee. I'm sure he'll get plenty more experience in a couple of months with his own little one doing the same thing. It's all good practice. It was really wonderful chatting to Sven and Veronica about their experiences and what challenges they have faced so far and how they have coped. We got a lot of good tips from them and we're really looking forward to catching up with them again soon.

From there we headed to Carindale for a quick lunch and to check out prams in Target. We have had a pram on raincheck at Chermside for a couple of months but got a phone call a few weeks ago saying they weren't sure when they were getting anymore and that if we wanted to chose another one they would discount it for us. We saw a couple at Carindale which looked good but they were at least $50 or $100 more than the one we had on raincheck. Next time I'm at Chermside I'm going to ask whether we can just keep that one on raincheck for a while longer as we still don't need it for a couple of months. They might get some in the meantime - you never know.

After lunch we then headed to Cashmere, about 15 mins west of our house in the hills. It is so beautiful up there and I didn't even know it existed! A bunch of guys that Daniel sings with were getting together at one of the guy's houses for a screening of our friend John's performance at the barbershop competition his quartet just won. The whole event was broadcast as a webcast from the US but you had to pay for it. Instead of all the guys paying for it individually one of them paid for it and recorded it then sent each of the guys copies at a small cost. They thought it would be a great idea to get the guys and their wives together for a social event too so that we could all watch together. It was such a lovely afternoon. It was great seeing John's quartet perform and you could really see why they won - they were so tight and just a cut above all the other competitors we saw. It was also really great just catching up with friends I hadn't seen in ages. All the barbershop guys are so warm and genuine and it was terrific catching up on all their news.

All in all it was just a really beautiful day!


Kirsten said...

I'm glad to hear you had such a lovely day :)
So when do we get to hear Dan's new singing group perform?

5:26 PM


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