| January 07
One of Lil's special friends Alf has written a beautiful song for her called Lullaby. Please click here to listen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
May 2007 be filled with love, peace and most of all ... GOOD HEALTH
New Year's Eve 2006
We had a wonderful eve, on the beach watching the fireworks. Lill
is taking her retinoic acid tablets again so her face is very dry and peeling, hence the
Indigo had a great time also, especially with the sparklers
Kahlilla, Indigo, Nell and Colin would like to wish everyone and very happy Christmas. Thankyou for your
incredible love and support over the past year and a bit.
Another sleep in for everyone followed by a lazy day at home.
Lill wore her new gardeing apron all day
Indigo played with the new mice... or were the new mice playing with her?
The girls were the only kids in Australia to still be sleeping at 10am this morning. They were exhausted from last night's party.
They were so excited when they finally awoke and they tore into their presents.
Kahlilla was particularly thrilled by her 2 new mice in their space age cage.
After the opening of the presents, we drove to Melbourne for a party at Terry and Fran's house (Colin's parents) and it was so much
fun. The girls loved running amok with their cousins and it was just a beautiful, happy day with friends and family, yummy food and
good times. The weather deteriorated and it hailed. The major freeway out of Melbourne was closed due to black ice!! This is just
crazy weather, given that it was 42 degrees last week.
We said our goodbyes and went back to Phillip Island and lit the fire. The girls had a bath and Mum combed Kahlilla's hair for the
first time this year.
Lill is growing up too fast now
We had a huge Christmas party at Nanny and Pop's tonight with all of Kahlilla's family... Uncle Craig and Aunt Bec,
Uncle Dave, Aunt Nat, Will and Darci, Aunt Georgie, Uncle Justin and Charli, Uncle Craig, Aunt Jess and Mr Greg. It was a great night full of friends
and fun and lots and lots of laughter and dancing. The girls were so excited when the presents were about to be handed out..... just about
ready to burst.
Uncle Craig donned the hat and handed out the presents from under the tree
Kahlilla and Greg having an absolute ball
Kahlilla putting her new make up on Auntie Jessie with Indi looking on. Note the fire in the background.... Our
Christmas eve was cold and rainy
Mum and Kahlilla drove into Melbourne today for Lill's monthly checkup (A little overdue because of our recent holiday).
Kahlilla didn't even cry during the fingerprick saga, enduring 2 fingerpricks and saying nothing more than "OW!!"
Dr Waters was very pleased after checking over Kahlilla.
Then there was the usual stint in the Starlight Room where Lill promptly sought out Captain Matt and buried him under the beanbags
amid cries of help and giggle fits from the good Captain and Kahlilla respectively.
Our friend Megan came in to visit which was really nice for Lill also.
Tonight, Nanny and Pop took the girls to see the Christmas House - a house on the island absolutely
covered from top to bottom in lights and statues and reindeer and christmas trees all lit up like.... well.... christmas trees.
The girls were amazed and they even got a tour of the inside of the house.
**OUR FRASER ISLAND HOLIDAY**
By popular demand... may we present.... INDIGO!! (At Fraser Island)
e flew to Queensland, hired a 4WD and caught a barge over to Fraser Island, which is a huge island off the Queensland
coast comprised entirely of sand. The island was stunning with its rain forests, fresh water lakes and beaches. We shared the holiday with our
good friend Lou and her children, Arabella and Tolliman. The kids loved the sandy roads and particularly enjoyed the big bumps.
Kahlilla enjoyed every minute, marvelling at the every aspect from the huge trees to the tiniest ants. Most of the holiday was spent in bare feet
because every path, hill and sand dune was soft sand and Lill really enjoyed being so care free.
There was plenty of time for swimming in the lakes, the ocean and the pool at the resort. Kahlilla donned her floaties and she was away, quickly
gaining confidence and overcoming her worries, although she was afraid of being splashed in the face. Her solution was to do a cat’s bum when
any waves approached and she closed her eyes and did a cat’s bum if there was a lot of splashing. She had such happy times in the water
and it was an absolute pleasure to share these beautiful moments with her.
Blissful times in a beautiful lake - Observe Lill's cat's bum
Lill and Col having a rest under a palm tree
The coolest kid on the beach
Kahlilla’s koala impression in the paper bark tree
Very cute swimming hat
Mum and Lill in the beautiful Eli Creek
Lill enjoying the warm, honey coloured water of Lake Boonjamin
Lill looking up at a towering rainforest tree
Exhausted kids in the car after a day of walking and swimming
Lill and Bells at the shipwreck
Blyssful and fearless in the turtle lake – complete with the ubiquitous boggie
Admiring an enormous hoop pine
Our sand angel
Kahlilla and Tolly
Sand castles and friends – what more does a little girl need
ore good times at Kahlilla's house. Lill is so healthy at the moment with
nice easy jobs every day. This equates to a very happy kid. Mum was not so healthy as she came
over all feverish for one horrible day. The kids were evacuated to Nanny and Pop's house to
ensure that they did not get ill before our big holiday in a few days time.
Mum got better but the emotional scars are painfully evident
Poor Lill dropped a biscuit behind the couch and trapped her
head trying to retrieve it. Her cries for help were muffled for a few minutes and she was not
impressed when she finally surfaced. Not even a bandage could bring a smile