I can’t believe it, but today marks 5 years since Grandad died.
It seems like yesterday that I got the phone call from Maddie and not a day goes by that he is not in my thoughts.
He was such a big part of our lives and left a massive hole when he left,some days it still chokes me when I realise he is not here, he was one of my best friends and there wasn’t anything that I couldn’t speak to him about.
Anyway, this is just to say…
Grandad, we love you and miss you so much, i wish you were here to see your new girls, hopefully you can see us all from where you are. xxxxxxxxx

19 years ago my 2nd baby was beginning to give me bad cramps!

Well this time 19 years ago Kev had dropped me at my gran and grandads coz I had an antenatal appointment and I had been niggling overnight, in fact had been restless and unbeknown to him had done the ironing on the dining table coz the ironing board squeaked and didnt want to waken anyone. I  had put a blanket and a towel on it but forgot steam would go all the way through and burnt the table…I didnt tell him until was in labour with maddie hehe.
Anyway that day kept niggling, did all grans housework and when I went for my appointment was told yes I was in labour……grandad was so funny coz he had melanie with him (when I came out of the appointment , I came back to find him in the toy corner, on the floor with mel!) he didnt know whether to stay with me or take her home,he was woried Kev wouldnt make it….I told him if I was that lucky to have her so quick, then it was ok.
As it was, I had plenty of time before she came along, and even missed out on my free mug coz the bugger idnt come along until 00 58 on the 6th, it was the anniversary of the HS and all babies born on the 5th got a mug…..they would not give me one!
Anyway…..I can’t believe that my baby number 2 is 19 years old……..last year as a teenager, amazing how time flies and she is a mum. Whilst some think she is too young to have a baby, I was 19 when I had Mel and I am so glad coz I was young enough when I had my children that we are such good friends now.
So Maddie Happy Birthday Baby…….Love you lots……..mummy bear, jeffie, gracie-ree and frankie xxxxxxx
hope you all like the photos – got a few more electronic ones of maddie coz she left her photos here !

Guns and roses concert

Went to Guns and Roses concert Saturday night with Grace……….got in at 3am!
Grace absolutley loved it and her face was a picture whenever any of the songs came on that she knew.
There was also 2 support bands as GnR idnt come on until 11 45pm, they were Rose Tattoo ( the lead singer looked like our friend Larry) and then Sebastian Bach came on ( was in Skid Row and wason Gilore girls)- he was really good.
We had great seats and we about 20 feet from the stage.
anyway, gracie is definately a rock chick now, she keeps playing all my old heavy rock albums, its so funny.

Happy 23rd birthday to my first baby

Well I have to say that being at the |Guns and roses concert last night beats the pain I was in 23 years go! But wasn’t as productive…….nor as expensive as the outcome I had way back then.
Happy birthday Melanie, I write this at the time I would have started pushing.( the time stated above is NZ time!)……and I know you will hate to miss me making reference to your birth…… was always such fun to start to tell you all what I was doing all those years before, often to see a grimace and an ‘I don’t need to know that’! funny, I don’t think it would worry you so much now! I think you and Maddie will now have an understanding of how your childs birthday brings back memories of their birth……..and those of my friends who are also midwives will understand my pain when I say that you were born OP……….awkward litle baby! My mum and Kev also suffered the pain coz they were the ones having to rub my back for SOOOO many hours!
anyway you were born and you were so sweet and little……… can we be nearly a quarter of a century later?
so miss you lots, wish I was there……….but will be next year!
so just for those who maybe didnt know melanie before here is a little picture hstory, although she has all the best photos as we did not have digital cameras way back then!!
Happy Birthday Baby…… you lots from Mummy bear, Jeff, Gracie-ree and Frankie