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Photos of Sarah Oct 2004

Here are some new photos of Sarah. She seems to think she’s a model, and loves to check out the photos on the back of the digital camera.

Sarah's big cheesy grin. Sarah in the hallway. Sarah wearing Daddy's hat. Cool dude. A backward glance. Sarah in the clothes basket.

October 25th, 2004

Photos January 2004

More family photos…

Sarah amongst the toys. Sarah enjoying afternoon tea with gusto. Sarah in her orange hat. Megan and Grace on the harbour in Sydney. Joyce and Sarah. Joyce, Robyn and Sarah. Sarah and Grace in their Christmas dresses. This is one of my favourite photos of Grace and Sarah. Grace.

January 23rd, 2004

Sarah Is Born!

Sarah Louise Collins is born

The newest addition to the Collins family!

Our second child, Sarah Louise, was born at 5:05 pm on the 7th of July at the Illawarra Private Hospital in Figtree. She weighed 3.350 kg (7lb 6oz), and measured 50.5 cm (around 20 inches, I think).

Here are the first photos of Sarah, maybe an hour after she was born.

July 7th, 2003

It’s Happening!

Megan went to see Dr Walton today for a regular pregnancy check-up. As soon as he started examining her, he said, “Whoa, Megan! You’re going straight to the hospital!”. Megan rang me at work, and I met her at Figtree Private Hospital at about 3:00 pm.

Things progressed much as they should, and at 5:05 pm little baby Sarah Louise was born!

July 7th, 2003

18 Week Ultrasound

We had Megan’s 18-week ultrasound this afternoon. The result was a completely Normal Diagnosis.

Also, there was an interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald recently about Down syndrome in art: Nativity scene paints different picture of Down syndrome.

February 4th, 2003

Grace’s First Birthday Party

Grace had her first birthday party today. She slept through most of the celebrations, but at least she was the last kid to bed! Games featured included pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey, balloon races, two treasure hunts, and an impromptu winner-take-all balloon battle.

Check out the photos in the gallery.

December 29th, 2002

Christmas 2002

We spent Christmas Day down at Huskisson with Robyn, Ian, Todd and Joyce this year. Grace had a great time, and of course was spoilt rotten.

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December 26th, 2002

Clamshell Swimming Pool

I have just uploaded the beginnings of a CityDesk FAQ. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email me.

Since it was so hot today, we gave Grace one of her Christmas presents a bit early – a big blue clamshell swimming pool/sandpit. She loved splashing around in the water! Beau (Phil’s dog) watched on with interest.

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December 22nd, 2002

Malua Bay

We spent today down at Malua Bay, visiting Joyce. Robyn and Ian were also there.

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December 16th, 2002

Forster 2002

On Friday the 1st of November, Megan and Grace picked me up from work in the afternoon and we drove up to Forster for a long-awaited holiday. Megan’s aunt and uncle, Marion and Brian, own a holiday unit just a stone’s throw from the beach, right near the main street of Forster. They very generously offered us the use of it for the week.

We arrived quite late on the Friday night, so we spent most of Saturday relaxing and scoping out the area. A stroll along the waterfront to the tourist information center netted us a stack of brochures on places to go and things to do. We had lunch at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels (a great pie van), bought some fresh mangoes on the way home, and then flaked out.

Megan and Grace walking along the river front Megan eating mangoes on the balcony

On Sunday, we drove up to Blackhead for the local markets. We bought a Christmas dress for Grace and a couple bags of fresh fruit and vegies.

The fruit and vegie stand at the Blackhead markets The beach at Blackhead Grace eating a rusk

Monday was Craft Day – we visited Australia’s only Amish shop at Nabiac, and checked out Forster’s local craft center. Once again, we relaxed in front of the TV in the afternoon.

Amish shop Grace watching TV Grace flaked out

Tuesday was a beautiful day, so we took Grace down to the beach for her first ever swim.

Megan and Grace at the beach Megan and Grace at the beach Grace watching the sun reflecting in the water Grace standing in the water Megan and Grace

On Wednesday, I tried to get some sunset photos down at the river before we went for a delicious dinner at Divino’s Italian restaurant.

Towards sunset Night shot of the river

On Thursday, we drove around the Myall Lakes area a bit and checked out some of the local beaches. They were stunning.

Beach and headland Sand, surf and sky

Later that evening, I headed down to the river again to try to get some more sunset photos. This time I used a warming filter, and drove around to the oyster leases looking for some interesting subjects.

A pelican Pelican preparing to take flight

A boat in the river Oyster leases Oyster leases Oyster leases Oyster leases

Megan’s morning sickness was starting to get worse by this stage, so we decided to come home a day early on Friday.

November 12th, 2002

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