26.11.11

Then and Now

1st Christmas
One of the great things about living back at Mum and Dad's while we've been waiting to move into our new home has been discovering lots of old bits and pieces that Mum has saved from when my sisters and I were growing up.  Turns out that babies needs haven't changed that much in the intervening years and little E has been having a great time playing with all our old stuff. Check out the then and now picture of me and Emilia at about the same age playing with the rolly-polly Clown. I'd like to say that we look 'just the same' but really, Emilia is still Papa's girl in the looks department.
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Life is still pretty topsy-turvy around here. If the rain ever stops pouring, tomorrow we'll be packing up the trailer and driving up the Hume Highway. The keys to our new place will be ready for picking up Monday morning. It'll be nice to be our of our suitcases finally and into our new place. I already have grand plans for putting our stamp on our new pad, including (I hope) the planting of a vegie garden and maybe, perhaps, even some chooks!

7 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Clare - how precious! I had that very same toy, too ☺. Wishing you only the best for your big move - good luck with the unpacking. J x

Anika said...

Love the comparison! Sweet that your mum still had all your toys safe and sound. Good luck with the move!
Oh, what is a chook??

Dorian Susan said...

How cute a comparison. I see roly poly clown has gotten some good use. Your little girl, no matter who she favors, is adorable.

Monique said...

So great your mom saved your old toys. Cute baby pic of you and congrats on the new house. A veggie garden would be awesome!

dina vanessa mercado said...

ooohh great pics!!! its very nice of your mom to save the memories of your childhood and eventually pass it on to your child.. love love love is really seen in your family... very inspiring..love your blog, following you now, hope you could visit my blog too..kissess!!!

Jamie said...

How adorable, you look so much a like.

liza said...

Congratulations on your new place and the move back home. It is good to be home...and those baby pictures before and after are precious.