Hunter, Playdates A WEE PLAYDATE AT HOME 26 November 2011

I haven’t been very ‘on the ball’ with taking photos and posting about Hunter’s playdates for the past few weeks.. mostly because it’s a bit like “you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all” sort of thing for everyone else IMHO, and aren’t very interesting unless you’re me or the mum of his playdate friend 😛 So I’ve spared you guys incessant photos of Hunter on playdates most of the time… but for this one, my gf’s camera was too good to resist!! It miraculously captures not only us looking our best, but also our babies. Seeing her photos (below) makes me realise how critical it is to have a kickass camera when you have a baby – so you can capture beautiful moments of your child’s development as well as lovely family shots.


This was just a little playdate at my place, simply a casual one where we could let the babies romp around, nap, and generally relax. It’s also a bit better on our wallet since it is expensive going out on playdates – no doubt we start eating and drinking coffee, having desserts, and… errrr.. going batshit insane buying stuff for our babies 😉 It’s generally safer for my mummy friends and I to have home playdates, because it prevents us from shopping!

We had a quite lunch just outside my place, because it’s just too difficult for me to cook lunch and also handle Hunter at the same time. I could actually do it, but it would require a lot of planning and preparation on my part, and often I’m lazy. Ahem.

Look at our lovely desserts! My Victoria old-fashion sponge cake was divine. Also, photo taken with my iPhone 4, not my gf's fab camera. Obviously, right?


OOPS! Caught holding hands under the table.


Our lil ones then got a chance to scramble around on Hunter’s playmat at home and play with all his toys. The other beneficial thing about home playdates is that babies get a chance to play with a whole assortment of other/new toys when they visit another home. It’s SO much cheaper than buying new toys all the time, and a few gfs and I have now agreed to do a bit of a “toy swap” so that we can still ensure we have stimulating, educational and fun toys for our little ones.. yet not break the bank. Our husbands are pleased 😉

Remember how I said my gf's camera always makes everyone look fantastic? I LIED. This photo does make me LMAO though 😉


We are psycho mummies and love whacking hats onto our kiddies, then making them pose for photos. Whaaat???? IT'S FUN!! Here's Miss Blueberry and Mr Dinosaur.


"Eh? This sailor hat is too small for me, Mum!"


The two pretty ladies


Hunter engrossed in his toys


In bed together. Already. SCANDALOUS!! I like this photo because it contains so many of Hunter's gifts from loved ones: bedding from my parents, cot bumper & 'baby piano' (on back end) from Chris' parents, cot from my cousin Amanda, teddy bear from Chris, white sheep from my friend Aimee, Peter Rabbit from my aunt Susan, and jingle ball (partially hidden by feet) from me 🙂 OH! And... errr.. a baby girl and her stuffed bunny, from Janice. HAHA!



  • Jasmine posted on November 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That last picture totally puts a smile on my face! When both of them grow up, they are certainly going to have a good laugh at this photo!

    And, the Sony Nex 3 seems like an awesome camera. I’m so tempted to get one, to upgrade from my Lumix LX3, which is nearly 3 years old!

    • Beverly! posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Yeah I’m looking forward to showing him that in-bed photo later, LOL

      The Lumix is good too! But yeah, now the cameras have evolved so greatly.. crazy how advanced they get in just a few years!

  • Shree posted on November 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I absolutely adore that picture of Hunter (the 5th from the last). He’s got that “What the hell you want with me now” look!..hehehehehe

    • Beverly! posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

      Yeah poor thing, his unphotogenic pictures now up for public viewing online – LOL!

  • alicia posted on November 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Which cafe was that, Beverly? The cake you were eating looks scrumptious!

    • Beverly! posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Epicurious at Rail Mall. The cake was VERY good!


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