In the summer when it was very hot and humid, we would allow our dog, Ricky, to come inside into the air-conditioning. He was very gentle with, and very protective of the girls.
Sonya loved watching Carol play.
Sonya was getting bigger every day and I could see the girls were going to be good friends.
Our little family 1975
Carol-Ann had her third birthday party in Daisy Hill Forest picnic area with local friends mostly from our playgroup.
Happy Birthday Carol
We didn't go out much in those days but we went to the Lions Change Over Night when a new president and office bearers were sworn in. I was lucky to have wonderful neighbours who would baby sit.
Bill received an award.
My little darlings. Sonya is nine months.
These pretty dresses were sent to me from overseas relatives. Carol won tiny tots Miss Naarilla at our local fair.
One day the playgroup went to the Lion Park at Beenleigh. It is no longer there.
Carol was frightened of the deer and I don't blame her.
Christmas came but Sonya was not impressed with Santa. Carol wasn't too sure either.
However, on Christmas morning Sonya was happy to find toys in her cot.
Carol liked her presents too.
Dad had to blow up the swimming pool toys.
There were more presents under the tree.
Bill's dad was a cabinet maker and he converted our old stereo into a bar. These were the days when every penny counted and we had to make do. I was a stay at home mum.
Trying to corral the family for a photo.