S: Manly Buddy Holder 2008 - 2012
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FC: Manly Buddy Holder 2008-2012
1: Mum and Dad fell in love a long time ago. They always wanted a son just like you.They couldn't believe how lucky they were that they actually got what they had dreamed of. You.
2: "Mummy and Daddy sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage"
3: You started to grow and grow in mum's tummy. We didn't know if you were a boy or girl or what your name would be.
4: Born at Swan Districts Hospital Western Australia
5: You took a long time to be born and had to be cut out of mum. Dad got to hold you first. | You came 2 days early on the 6th of August 2008 at 11:30pm. | It also took 2 days to give you a name. Manly Buddy Holder. | You weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 50cm long. | You are named after your Dad, Luke Manly and your great grand father, Victor Manly and his dad who was called Manly Holder.
7: We brought you home, you loved having baths and showers. Your most favorite thing to do was drink milk. You drank and drank and grew bigger and bigger. You became a very big boy very fast. You were so clever that you rolled over at 2 weeks old. You were that clever that Dad would teach you code on the computer. We had so much fun learning how to be a mum and dad to you.
8: You love having showers with Dad | Tummy Time | Ready for Church | You have so many people in your family. Lots of cousins, aunties, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents. All of them love you so much. This is only half of your family
9: 5th of October 2008 Day you got blessed | You are the oldest son of the oldest son of the oldest son | First time you met Grandpa Warwick | You were blessed by Dad, Grandpa,Papa & Pop Holder
10: Time | with | Daddy
11: You are Grandma & Papa Mac Donald's 12th grand child. | You are Grandma and Grandpa Holders 1st Grand child and the first great grandchild to the Holder family.
12: Your first Christmas. Santa didn't bring you very many presents that year because you were just a baby and didn't play with toys yet. | Look how big you are compared to your cousin Pene when she was born.
13: Grandma Debbie first saw you when you were 8 months old. She came all the way from America to see you. She cuddled and kissed you all the time. You started crawling by 7 months. | While Grandma was in Australia, she knitted this blanket for you. You still use it now. You were very good at walking around by holding onto the couches. | We went down to Albany to see Pop & Nan Holder. This is where you had your first easter. You got a chocolate bunny and the ducky book that Dad is reading you.
14: At 10 and a half months, you took your first steps. Your first word was "hello".
15: For your 1st birthday, Dad made you a yellow bus. You ate a huge piece. Your present was a dump truck and you liked to sit in it.
16: Caught you! Pulling all the towels and sheets out of the cupboard.
17: You were a funny baby, getting stuck in the cupboard, nappy on your head, squished up face.
18: Pene is only 8 months younger then you. She loved wearing your clothes when they got too small for you. Here is Nanna Mac Donald giving you a cuddle.
19: First visit to the Royal Show where you went on your first ride. You did love it even if you look grumpy here.
21: You have 15 cousins from the Mac Donald family. You are so lucky to live near all of them.
22: We all went to America for Christmas.The plane ride wasn't very fun as you wanted to walk around and throw things. But we all had a great time going to the snow, going to the Christmas parade and meeting Addison, Mitch and Jess for the first time.
23: December, 2009 in Washington U.S.A. You are nearly a year and a half old.
24: Christmas Day! Santa left a stocking full of goodies for all of us.
27: Family Photos, except Elliot, as he was on his mission.
28: 18 months to 2 years old, you had a lot of fun playing.
30: We went on a holiday to a beach house, where we played in the sand and built sand castles. | Grandma and Papa Mac Donald have all their family close by so we get to go for bush walks each Sunday to the cemetery.
31: Little Tongan Dancer | Baby dog in the pram
32: You had lots of fun on Nomie's blow up water slide. | Baby dog loved sitting on your lap. | You and Pop Holder at our farewell party. | Christmas 2010 All your cousins came to our house and we made gingerbread men. We were getting ready to move to America after Christmas. We sold all our stuff and moved into Aunty Nics.
33: On 26th January 2011 we hopped on a plane and flew to America. We lived with Grandma Debbie, Grandpa and Addison for a while. We had fun exploring Seattle and going to the skate park. | First time you went to the movies, we saw Gnomeo & Juliet. Down here, we went to the top of the space needle, it was so freezing outside
34: You started playing soccer, making friends, spending lots of time with Grandma and Grandpa. You did not like wearing church clothes though.
35: Grandma and Grandpa took you on an ester egg hunt at the park. You got lots of eggs. | This is you and Dad at his work. We used to pick him up nearly every day. We also went to the lake. The water was freezing. | Remember the bubble gum wall? You stuck some on there. Your hair got really long and Dad cut it off with the clippers.
36: June 2011. The whole Holder family were together. First time in 6 years. We all went on a big ship to Mexico for 7 days. You loved swimming and playing golf, but not day care.
37: Buzz Lightyear | Bath Drawing | 1st Halloween | Your 3rd Birthday Party | Mummy School | 1st day of school | Cubby in the dryer | Snow sledding | We found this big whale at a park
38: B | U | D | D | I | E | S
39: Your poor little face got all cut up when your sled flew off the road, through the thorns, into the ditch. But you wanted to do it again. You are so tough! | It snowed for a week so we made snow men, went sledding and had lots of fun. It was so cold! | You and mum went on this go cart together. You liked going fast.
40: You became a big brother on the 28th Feb 2012. You really wanted a boy and luckily, that's what was in Mum's tummy. You loved playing and singing to Patch. | H | O | L | D | E | R | S
41: One time I asked you to help watch him and when I turned around you were holding patch by his ankles saying "upside down baby". | 2 | 0 | 1 | 2
42: DISNEYLAND | After living in America for a year and a half, we headed back to Australia and on the way we went to Disneyland for 2 days. It was awesome!
43: We rode on roller coasters, buzz lightyear ride, rocket ride, saw mickey mouse, ate the best corn dog in the world and we got to ride around on scooters as mum had a sore knee. After our fun 2 days we hopped on the plane and flew back to Australia to live.
44: Manly, you are our special boy. We have had such a fun 4 years with you, filled with adventures like, living in America, playing in the snow, learning to ride a bike, going on the cruise and lots more. We can't wait to have heaps more fun. We love you soooo much and are so happy that you are our boy.