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#126 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:19 PM

DS wanted to dress up for the first time & went as Harry Potter. DD went as Pirates Love Underpants lol!

#127 mumto3monkeys

Posted 28 August 2015 - 09:23 PM

Puggle is being modest... newcomers should know she is an awesome costume-maker and at least one of her children has won "best costume" in the past two years.

I am wishing my children hadn't seen her work... I have no hope of living up to their expectations now they have seen Fox and Faulks. :blush:

#128 *Spikey*

Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:42 AM

M23M, are you going to come to Yum Cha with us? Bring your M's!!!!!!

#129 MrsFrosty

Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:26 AM

Dd is a bit young for book week. I'll get lamely excited about it and go ott when the time comes though.

#130 Nut

Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:20 AM

We had a Hermione Granger for DD and DS chose a generic scientist (he's not one for fiction when it comes to books).

#131 mumto3monkeys

Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:50 PM

Would like to say yes Spikey but monkey 1 has a swimming pentathalon that day.

..... oooo.... and it is also the weekend we are expecting a little Aussie-Italian puppy from Victoria to arrive in Canberra. Flight details etc still to be confirmed. They sent lots of info re socialisation, house rules etc .... I noted puppies should be exposed to lots and lots of new people in the first few weeks in new home!!!

#132 *Spikey*

Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:54 PM

I am coming over!!!!!!!

#133 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

I'll come over too! hehe

#134 mumto3monkeys

Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:57 PM

Spikey .... I had assumed you would:) Plus I plan on firing off questions. Obviously you are the preferred dog-trainer of choice .... but a bit far out for me to get to regularly between all the other children's activities :( So might need a referral to someone closer to our place for puppy school.)

The litter is having its "temperament testing" this weekend and they will allocate puppies from the results. (She has a trainer come in to do them because the puppies know her.) Obviously we need a confident pup because our house is like central station with 4 kids and their friends. (Plus parents' adult friends.)

We are hoping for one of 3 chocolate girls (out of five girls). Keep your fingers and toes crossed one of them are a "match" for us.

#135 mumto3monkeys

Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:59 PM

View PostFeralRebelWClaws, on 29 August 2015 - 07:53 PM, said:

I'll come over too! hehe

All willing puppy-handlers welcome! I have somehow got to expose the little thing to 100s of people in a matter of weeks.

#136 *Spikey*

Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:25 PM

Puppy Party at M23M's place, lol.

I await formal puppy announcement and pics. Squeeeeeee!

Let me know what afternoon is good for you, I will pop around after school.

(and now I am excited - vicarious puppy love)

I will ask my friends who train in canberra who they recommend for puppy pre-school in your area. :)

#137 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 31 August 2015 - 09:16 PM

I finally sanded & undercoated the massive bookshelf on Saturday! If I don't get booked to work tomorrow I plan to do the first coat of paint. And yesterday I did a glass bead making workshop - 2000 degree blowtorch +  molten glass = fun!

#138 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 07 September 2015 - 09:18 PM

Can anyone say "thread killer"? Ahem. Anyway...

I finally finished painting the bookshelf, three coats of paint later it looks, well, adequate. I suspect painting is not my forte. Next job to tackle is clearing the mountains of assorted crap out of the old free standing cupboards into the built in cupboards in the study & converting the storage room into a reading room of sorts. Considering most of the stuff to be sorted through is DH's computer stuff I think this could be a far longer term project than I would like.

Today I started a 3 day per week for the rest of the year position at lovely Hawker Primary - yay!

#139 MrsFrosty

Posted 07 September 2015 - 09:49 PM

We finally did some more unpacking at the weekend! Dd now has her own room. We just need her to sleep in it now! She will do day naps there, but she still wants to snuggle in between us overnight.
I suck at painting. I attempted to "up cycle" a wardrobe when I was pregnant. It didn't go well. Vinnies wouldn't take it when we moved....

#140 Hayleymumof3

Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:47 AM

Over the weekend I finally hung some more pictures on the walls.

It actually took me almost 12 months to hang the first lot.  I kept forgetting that it was OUR house and we could do what we wanted with it.

#141 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:04 PM

That sounds familiar, we were in one place for 4.5 years before deciding to paint some feature walls & put up pictures, then 6 mths later we moved interstate for 4 years. We are champion procrastinators.

#142 Puggle

Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:24 PM

We've been in this place for 6.5 years and haven't done a thing unless something has broken and we need to fix it :ninja:

Actually, I lie. We've done a lot to the garden. As in pulled it all out. I have so many things I need to plant.

Oh, and we have hung one picture. Because there was one hook already in the wall. We are still living like renters, I think. We spent just over a year in the first house we bought (Melbourne), did lots to it with plans for more and then had to move back to WA and rent again, which was a traumatic experience (the renting part, for long and varied reasons I won't bore you with. Suffice to say - it sucked). I have so many pictures to hang so I need to hammer in some hooks. Perfect example of renter's hangover - I used a self adhesive hook to hang our kitchen clock :ninja:

#143 Hayleymumof3

Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:18 AM

View PostPuggle, on 08 September 2015 - 06:24 PM, said:

We've been in this place for 6.5 years and haven't done a thing unless something has broken and we need to fix it :ninja:

Actually, I lie. We've done a lot to the garden. As in pulled it all out. I have so many things I need to plant.

Oh, and we have hung one picture. Because there was one hook already in the wall. We are still living like renters, I think. We spent just over a year in the first house we bought (Melbourne), did lots to it with plans for more and then had to move back to WA and rent again, which was a traumatic experience (the renting part, for long and varied reasons I won't bore you with. Suffice to say - it sucked). I have so many pictures to hang so I need to hammer in some hooks. Perfect example of renter's hangover - I used a self adhesive hook to hang our kitchen clock :ninja:

I have used that stuff for half the pictures I have put up I love that stuff.

#144 Puggle

Posted 27 October 2015 - 11:19 PM

Decorating birthday cakes on birthday eve. Nearly as painful as labour.

My 'baby' is officially seven years old as of 8 minutes ago.

Goodness gracious me.




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