Now and Gen

The adventures of Genevieve Claudia. It's the Little-G against the world - winner takes all!

Friday, March 16, 2007

All good things must come to an end...

As you may have realised, we do these blogs as much for us, as we do for you. But we're now not posting as often as we used to. We're also cautious what we do post, now that Vievey is getting older. So we're moving on. Check out our new blog - you'll need to sign up (and then ask us) to get all of the content, but some of the content will still be able to be seen by anyone. We just may not be putting things up there quite so often.

So thanks for coming. We're glad you've enjoyed it! And if you want to keep up with the exploits of the Vievey-monster, then come across to the new site at - it'll be worth the trip.

Cory, Naomi and (not so) little Genevieve.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Fuzzi bunz still number one

Genevieve has been in Fuzzi Bunz reusable nappies since she was around a week old. We'll use disposables on the odd occasion, if we're going away, and there's generally a spare one in her nappy bag just in case, but generally, she's a Fuzzi Bunz girl.

We find them just as easy... no, actually easier than disposables. I'm not gonna rave about them again, check out this previous post as well as this one. Suffice it to say, we've loved them enough to buy her the next size up, as her current ones are getting somewhat 'hipster' fit. She got the 'petite toddler' size, given her slender frame. But in the end, they save us money, and they save the environment and they look great too.

There's always a Fuzzibunz great nappies link at the right of this blog if you want to see if they'll suit you. They pay for themselves in a few months.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The whole-body "No!"

For some time now, Vievey has been able to let us know if she doesn't want something. For example, if we're feeding her, she'd turn her head away from the spoon.

That graduated to shaking her head, in the customary style.

No, she's developed this 'whole-body No' where she'll shake her head, and her body to let us know she's not interested.

It's very cute, but it doesn't really help much at breakfast time.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Funny Face

Genevieve has a new trick - if you are outside she will come up to the glass doors and push her face up against them while she is watching you. It is pretty funny. Luckily Cory had his phone when he was outside today and managed to capture her doing it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A year in the life...

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Yay for swimming!!!

Her little eyes light up as soon as we enter the pool. She has an absolute ball, even though she'll cop the old lungful.

It's great that we only need to go to our local pool, just 3 minutes walk away, now that she has turned one. The down-side is their curriculum isn't a patch on the other place we used to go to. Almost every activity at that place had its roots in survival skills - here they just play.

It's still fun, but Genevieve and I sometimes do things a little different to instructed - instead like where we used to go, so she's being trained in things that may help her out some day.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mercury Rising

It has been stinking hot. I don't cope with the heat at the best of times, so it's been taking its toll.

We were supposed to do a Tri this morning, but none of us (Ben included) got a great sleep last night due to the heat so when the alarm went off, and Genevieve remained asleep, neither of us had the heart to wake her so we caught up on some well-earned shuteye. We didn't think it was worth putting Genevieve through the heat while we did our races.

Before the heat really hit, we ducked out to the stupormarket. While unpacking, Vievey cooled down in the freezer bag. Later in the day, she was in our bath paddling around pool-style.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

YouTube gets glued!

Many of you would have seen the video/montage I made last March, showing our journey through the pregnancy to the birth and beyond.

In December, I decided to post it on YouTube. Last Saturday (I think) it hit 10,000 views. And in the last week alone, there's been over an extra 2,500! I am, it must be said, quite astounded and humbled that so many people are enjoying something that took me an afternoon in a pub with two pints of Guinness.

Plenty of friends have seen it, and some of the other ones I've done. Quite a few have asked me to create some things for them. Very recently, this included Frank, a mate from work, who wanted one for his
wife's 50th birthday. The response at the party, combined with everyone's encouragement and Genevieve's birth racing up the YouTube charts, means I've decided to set up as a sorta hobby business.

So kaBoinK lives! Email me on the address as shown below if you'd like some details or click here for a brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat). And of course I'll keep making ones of Genevieve - the year in review will be coming soon!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Happy Birthday - Take Two

We had Nanna last Friday, Nana and Pop on Sunday, so today was the day Vievey was to catch up with her mates. As there's been quite a few of these parties scheduled over the past few weeks (most of her friends, after all, are from our Mothers' Group and they are set up arond birth date), so Michele and I decided that we'd throw a combined party for Genevieve and Harry. We scheduled it for a 3:30pm start, so the workers could then jump on board after work.

Plans were going well, until we learned that the forecast was for 38 degree heat, turning to thunderstorms.
Then, Michele called to say poor little Harry had gastro (which she got the day after). So it was just Vievey and me, with Daddy to rock up later.

The house was full of kids, noise and frazzled parents by both the birthday girl and I had a great time.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day - NOT!!!

Continuing in Genevieve's big week, today was her second day in a row where she went to childcare for the whole day. And why... well, my year is up - and I am back at work.

As you can imagine, I haven't been looking forward to this day. But getting into the childcare only 2 minutes walk away has made it easier. Even so, the past weeks, and days leading up to today have been pretty rough.

To make my transition easier, Cory left a lovely big bunch of flowers in the car for me. However, the flowers didn't stop me calling up childcare every hour to see how she's going.

Towards the end of the day, they were saying "She's FINE.... If anything happpens, we'll call YOU" - in a loving way of course.

And of course when I did pick her up, she was fine. I know she had a better day than I did. But hey, having things like a desk, computer, net access, email and even a phone at work are overrated - I'm sure I'll get them over the next few days!?