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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:01 PM
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:03 PM
I hope everyone is having a great start to 2009 so far. I've finally started putting a dent in the house work. Unfortunately though, not before my new FIL and his wife came for their first ever visit (I was so embarrased) to our house. Just wanted to share that B called Shane Dad tonight, I think it made his night.
I better head off for now. I am so tired and have work again tomorrow.
I hope everyone is going well and hugs to all.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:08 PM
Sorry girls, culdnt help it...havent been in here for a while either
Hope everyone had a gr8 Xmas and NY's....
This is year is going to be MY year and IM going to have a ball making it my year!!
Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:47 PM
Whoo hoo.. it's been a while..
Tanya Aww on B calling your dad Dad... I wish I had a dad for R to say that to... Ah well... Good luck with the housework, that's one of my resolutions for the year. hehe...
AJ Good on you for making 2009 your year... Good luck!!!
Nothing to report here.. Just thought I'd say hi....
Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:58 PM
Just wanted to share a pic of Max i took last night, he was smiling
Tanya-Awww how sweet of B to call him Dad
Edited by cazbir, 04 January 2009 - 06:03 PM.
Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:15 PM
Dinner is in the oven cooking so have afew minutes to hop on and say hello. DH took Ash to his parent's place for the day so it was nice to be on my own. My parents actually came around and asked if I'd have lunch with them LOL so I ended up going across to the shops to meet them for lunch and had a lovely time chatting with them. They wanted me to come with them to a local furniture store to show me a couple of sofas they were wanting to get and to get my opinion on which they should get and what colour. That was fun and they've now ordered one
Anyway, I did some grocery shopping on the way back and then started doing more cleaning. Got quite abit done. Will do more over the next two days as Ash will be at my in-law's place tomorrow and my parent's place on Tuesday Will give me a chance to sort through stuff and clean out. Such a nice feeling to declutter LOL.
Tanya, on Brianna calling Shane Dad. I bet that would have just made him feel the best!!! Thats fantastic!! And WTG on making a dent on your housework. Nothing like a new year to encourage the cleaning bug hey?
AJ, good on you for making this year your year!!
Gail, love your new new sig!! LOL
Caroline, AWWWW that is just the most gorgeous pic!!! Max is so adorable, you've made me clucky big time. I've been wondering whether this will be the year for our 2nd bub. Just really want to get a house first so not sure about a bub this year, maybe getting pg this year? We'll see. With luck it won't take so long this time around to get pg
Ok dinner is just about ready I think. Hope everyone has had a good weekend!! May pop in again tonight...
Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:02 PM
AJ, with all you have been through, I certainly wish you the very best for your best year ever, you more than deserve it! I hope you achieve all you set out to achieve and more!
Caroline, OMG! how much does Max look like Jack in that pic. Do you have a pic of Jack at a similar age/pose? Just curious. I have to agree with Berny, I am also majorly clucky although, I doubt this will be the year for us. Max is just so adorable, just want to reach through and cuddle him with each pic I see .
Berny, WTG on the IL's wanting your opinion on lounges, that must have felt pretty good. I'm happy that B called Shane Dad, she doesn't say it all the time but, I think, with time she will say it more. I did tell her though, that I am happy for her to start calling Shane Dad, when she is ready. Hopefully this year will be it for you guys . It sounds like you're going well with decluttering. I'm not sure how I will go. Besides work, I have both girls home when I'm not at work. School doesn't go back till around the 29th of Jan, don't know how much I can achieve with them underfoot, lol.
Better head off for now. I need to get the girls lunches packed, my work bag sorted, make sure Shane's work clothes are ready to go and do a little more tidying up in our room.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:31 AM
Wow this is the earliest I've been up in awhile LOL. Ash is going to my IL's place today. DH and I are heading out for a day together which will be nice. Just about to go shower while both are still asleep
Tanya, It was actually my parents not my ILs darl They were so excited about the lounge and yes it was nice to be asked for my opinion. They'd picked a couple of lounges they liked and wanted to know which one I thought was nicer and then what colour. It actually made me want to go furniture shopping for ourselves as well!! LOL. I seriously can't wait to buy our own place. Have been thinking about it more and more, even went to afew sites last night to look at loan choices etc. Just taking that first step thats scary kwim?
Alright, better go have my shower and then do afew things before getting Ash up and ready. Have a good day girls. I'll be back abit later
Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:46 AM
Hope you all had a great weekend. We have been going out to the lake a fair bit lately with all the public holidays. I'm so sore from the kneeboard. I was going to try to wakeboard yesterday, and Jason was showing a friend how to do it, and it just look soooo hard when his mate was trying to get up, anyway, i decided it was for another day
Tanya That's so sweet B calling Shane dad. I bet he was just so stoked. My house really needs a good clean today, washing, kitchen, floors, everything
Caroline Awww Max is gorgeous, he has changed so much already.
Berny I love going furniture shopping, so much fun!! I hope you guys get a house this year, although you might wanna pull your socks up as i heard the market is going back up!!
Gail It's nice to *see* you back in here!!
AJ Good for you!! I hope you meet all your goals and do what YOU want to do!!
My sister rang me earlier to see if i could babysit my neice and nephew for 3 hours today. Anyway, she said between 12 and 3pm, then when she was saying goodbye, she said, ok, i'll drop them off at 11.30am.... and i'm thinking, well that's not 3 hours now is it I don't mind, my kids love playing with them, although, they start to learn some colourful language when they hang around them, but what can you do??
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:02 PM
aww thanx ladies
Im sure gunna make it MY year this year!!
I have decided with all that XDP has put me and my kids through and after making me feel bad with what he done to us and made it out to be all my fault...that the ball is in my court and that if he doesnt like it then he can take me to court!! I feel so much happier in myself and that this year is mine and the kids year to shine!!
I was going to do personals....but will bbl...kids are killing each other!!
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:12 PM
oh we had some dramas here tonight....
Noah and Mackala were playin on the trampalene and Noah kicked mackala in the mouth, blood and tears!! She has 2 bung up lips and a blood blister under the top one her teeth have been moved backwards and I think the nerves might be dead so she might end up with black/grey teeth, still her baby ones tho...So after the swelling goes down its off to the school dentist as they are open school holidays and then see what damage is done
I feel so bad, have been in the dumps all night
She has been alseep now for a while...will see what tomorrow brings...Shes more upset that we arent going swimming now....night all....
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:17 PM
OUCH AJ... That must have hurt...
I remember 12 months ago, James was jumping off the kids table, and ended up putting his teeth through his top lip... His 2 front teeth are grey, but the dentist told me that it's ok as long as it's the baby teeth..
Well we went down to the beach tonight, and OMG I'm soo in love with my camera. I got some brilliant shots.. I'll be back a bit later with some of them, still uploading them..
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:42 PM
Rene, this lake you guys frequent sounds so lovely, you should show us some pics if you have a chance!! You're certainly more game then I am with the kneeboard, LOL. I've got such dodgey knees as it is How did you go babysitting? Was it 3 hours in the end? Hehehe...
AJ, oh no poor Mackala!! That would have been sooo painful poor darl. Hope she's alright in the morning and the swelling goes down. Any mouth injury just bleeds and bleeds hey? Let us know what happens with the dentist. Some friends of ours have a DS same age as our Junies and he fell off his bed when he was about 2yrs. One front tooth came lose and had to be taken out. The other one went right back up into his gum and slowly came back down again so poor little guy has one front tooth till his adult ones come through. He manages fine though. Hopefully Mackala's will just be abit grey but otherwise fine Don't feel so bad darl, these things happen. Kids will be kids and you couldn't have prevented it from happening
Gail, WOW your beach pics sound awesome, can't wait to see them
Well we ended up having a pretty good day. Dropped Ash off at IL's place and then DH and I went out for the day. We had lunch at a place called Hokka Hokka that does these noodle boxes where you choose a type of noodles and some ingredients plus a sauce and they fry it all up for you. Was SOOOOO yummy!! DH got a szechuan one and I got a terayaki one. Was absolutely divine and wish they had one closer to us LOL.
Went shopping afterwards and found DH a shirt, then we found a crystal decanter and goblet set on special so picked one up and am very happy with that
Tomorrow, Ash is at my parent's place for the day and I'll be spending my day doing more clearing out and will hopefully be able to reorganise our garage as well, get more stuff stored down there. Thats the plan anyway, supposed to be a scorcher tomorrow though, so will have to see how I go, may be too hot in the garage LOL.
Hope you've all had a good day!!
Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:22 PM
Ok I'm back with pics....
Picture of Largs Bay Pier.
Harrison walking along the beach
James jumping around
Phoebe making sand castles
Richard and Phoebe.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:10 AM
No time for personal's but GAIL OM*G how good are those Photo's I so wouldn't guess you are a beginner at this.. they are awesome.. you obviously have found another Talent to add to your list.
AJ, Sorry to hear about your little girl.. Kid's will be kid's so don't knock yourself about...
Rene, I am STILL waiting on Brett and his mate to put the boat in the water GRRRR they were meant to do it all in WINTER but didn't start till Mid/late Sept watch they will get it in the water then we will leave to come to sydney..
Speaking of which we have worked out the date's we are coming down... Will be back later with them, gotta feed Marli some breakky and me,and make her lunchbox and get her to school then to the gym then to the shops to exchange something then to another shop to pick up Cody's Santa photo (finally) then swimming lesson's oh one busy day so i will be back later at some point of time hehe
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:41 AM
OMG Rob... if your going to Sydney... I'm coming!!!!
Can't miss an oportunity to meet you and that will be the closest we'll get until the kids are a bit older and we go up there for a Holiday!!
Tell Brett to get his butt into gear and get the boat in the water for a ski.... so much fun, and relaxing and refreshing... and everything else that goes with it
Berny Yeah we really love the lake, except my left ankle has been hurting for a bit over a week, i think it's from the kneeboard. It's the back of my ankle, so hopefully it will fix itself, nothing to worry about really.
Next time we go out (more than likely SUnday) i will take some pic's and show you!!
Gail Those photo's are gorgeous!! They look very professional!! What kind of camera do you have? I WISH i could take photo's like that!!
AJ OMG, Poor Mackala!!! Hope she is alright poor thing!!
We're going to Tuross Heads for a few days this week. We were going to leave Thursday and come home Saturday, but i think i might try and persuade Jason for us to go up Wednesday night instead, that way we'll get a whole day in. I think it's about a 6hr drive. I want to take the kids to the beach as they have never been before, i think they'd love it!! They love the lake which is just dirt and water no sand, so i think they'll like the beach alot more!
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:50 AM
Rob and Rene Thank you guys.... It means soo much to hear you guys saying that about my photos..
Rene I have a DSLR. A Canon EOS 1000D.. It's absolutely BIRLLIANT!!!
Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:54 AM
Gail I'm soooo Jealous!! I have a Canon ixus that we bought 7 years ago, back then it cost us $1000, and that was cheap, now i can pick up the newer model for probably $400, so so sad!! Nothing compared to your camera!! well done, hope you keep up with the fantastic shots!!
Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:46 PM
Gail, they are great photo's..
Rene, Yes i know i want him to hurry up lol
Sydney trip we get there late 12th of Feb..
i have the Drag's on the Friday night (as girls soo want to go which is the main reason why we are all coming down)
the Sat night i have a mini school reunion on
Sunday um re cooperating from it
Nothing planned yet during the week
Friday night nothing
Sat night going ot have somehting small at Brett's dads for all our friends to come along save us going here going there KWIM.. so they can all come to us
Sunday, not sure as yet..
One Sunday i will have to meet up with one of my sisters but im going ot make her come to me (from the northern Beach's)..
Ok will be back later gotta get cody to swim lessons
Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:50 PM
Well all is good...went to the Drs and Mackala is on antibiotics only just incase...her teeth are fine with what the DR could see...will wait for swelling to go down more and see if she will need a dentist...I found outwhat happen she was climbing out and Noah was in a hurry gave her a helping 'foot' and she missed the chair and landed on the concrete BUT she is fine today and laughed at herself when she seen herself in the mirror this morning! I had nightmares all night tho she is very lucky...oh to top it off we had to go to the supermarket and people staired which she didnt like at all...doesnt look great with a fat lip and 2 black eyes! But all od good
bbl after kids go to bed to do personals....
Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:18 PM
Hey guys remember me lol Poor Max has had BAD constipation since Friday so we have doen it all to get him moving, hes going each day but with so much help, even had to do baby suppositories and now we are changing his formula from a dairy one to soy which is what Jack and Charla were both on, but they said in the SCN not to out him on soy only had 1 feed with 1/3 of the coy in the dairy so far (as u must slowly mix it to change it) and hes able to poo
Anyway busy with all that atm and he was weighed and measured today and he has grown 5 cms since birth!...he is 51.5cms and weighs 3.360kgs...put on 380gms in 1 week
Also Today was his actual EDD
ETA-OMG Gail you legend!!!!!Those pics are awesome!!!!!!!
Edited by cazbir, 06 January 2009 - 08:19 PM.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:06 PM
Okay, some quick personals and I will let you know what is happening here.
Alanna - Ouch on Mackala hitting the concrete. I will never forget when Thomas was just about 1, he slipped in the bath, and whacked his mouth. with all the blood we whipped him off to the hospital, to sit there until about 1am. I know it was my first mothers day. Chris felt horrible, and I didn't fele much better. Fortunatelay all was alright. I know how you feel/felt. Good on you for making this year your own.
Caroline - Oh Max is so gorgeous. I'm sure I have seen a pic of Charla similar to your sig. Oh no on the consitpation. I know why they say no to soy, it is a high allergen. But not much you can do, they need to poop.
Bernie - Men hey. I nearly threw a knife at Chris because he was annoying me so much. I was cutting up lunch and we were having a discussion about his phone, which wasn't working, and he was giving me a hard time. I opted to walk out of the house before I screamed at him. I really felt like throwing that knife though (just kidding!)
Not much has happened here. I really didn't get to see much of Bolt. Amy was too restless. So I spent most of the time outside walking around the block near the cinema. We looked at the wedding dresses at the shop over the road, and a dew other shops, but mainly just let Amy wander, including chasing the mudlarks. She kept walking behind them saying 'birdie' it was so cute.
After that, we bought fish and chips and had them by Lilydale Lake, which was really relaxing, except the ducks kept nicking our chips.
Thomas has all of a sudden just done a huge leap forward in maturing. Just hit the next level. He has been pretty good lately. Helping me when asked, and doing stuff. He was fantastic at shopping today, and he has been doing stuff with no arguments, like putting his pyjamas under his pillow in the morning, and putting his bowl on the bench. I have promised him we will pick plums tomorrow to make some plum jam. I made some apricot jam today from the cots we picked off our tree the other day. He has also been playing really nicely with Amy.
Amy has also decided that she likes to wear clips in her hair. She actually looked girly today. She had on a skirt, and a sleeveless top (hot pink!) then she came out with her runners for me to put on (which are white with daisies and butterflies). I did that, then she was looking for her clips. It is the only thing I can think she was after, because we had put them on the bench and that is where she was looking. So I showed her some other clips I had, and put them in, and she was happy. She didn't even pull them out. Funny girl. She has all of a sudden gone all girly.
She can also catch a ball. Thomas is so not coordinated like that, but Amy caught it a few times. She has a good arm on her for throwing too. I think she is going to be more sporty than Thomas.
Anyway, I should be in bed. My feet are aching, because I haven't worn my runners for a couple of days, which have my orthodic inserts in them, because I have flat feet. I could hardly walk on my right foot last night when I got up to Amy.
Edited by MummytoThomasandAmy, 06 January 2009 - 10:09 PM.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:00 AM
Sorry haven't had a chance to pop in here. We're heading out shortly for a day at the airport, well on the mound near the control tower where the plane spotters go LOL. DH and Ash love it and both wanted me to join them so we're spending a morning there, then off to maccas for lunch which has opened near the mound, and then off to a leather craft store nearby then back home. Going to bring a book to read I think LOL. Times like this I wish we had wireless internet!!
Just quick personals...
Gail, AWESOME pics darl, they look professional!! Well done!! Looks like you've found yourself a new hobby/career??
Rob, thanks for the dates you're in Sydney, will note down in my diary and we can plan a meet up for sure. Wonder if Tanya can score a trip down to Sydney then too
Rene, enjoy Tuross Lakes. Not sure where that is though LOL.
AJ, glad to hear that Mackala is ok. SIGH on the stares she got at the shops. At least no one came up to you to comment LOL. You know how some people can't help themselves?
Caroline, awww on Max having constipation. Sounds like soy is the way to go for him then, especially if Jack and Charla were the same. Wow on how much he's grown. He's actually a little bigger than Ash when she was born so he's doing fantastic!!
OMG DH just called me to have a look at something and he was standing over our bed. There was one of those tiny lizards and it was squashed flat, right where DH would have been lying, PMSL, poor thing but EEKKK grose!!! Reminds me of a time I woke with one squashed in my hand. This was going back years ago when I was in tech. Wonder if its some kind of sign LOL.
Ok gotta go. Will be back later this afternoon/tonight
Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:19 AM
That was weird. I jumped on to see if anyone had posted on EB, and it was showing no new posts. So I came in to note that everyone else had a life except me, and Bernie's post was there, and had been since 8am this morning.
I am talking to an old school friend on FB at the moment. I just found out that another friend from school in engaged, to one of the blokes that used to be in our 'group'. Funny. I got a laugh out of it. They are a likely pair though, and I am so happy that they have found each other again finally after all this time.
Anyway, I better go. I have stuff that needs doing, like a son to get dressed, and to tidy up. I have last nights dishes to go away, and the brekky dishes to put into the dishwasher. I am deabting about hanging out the clothes, it is pretty misty here. But I guess they are better out on the line, than in the machine. I also have to pull the dogs blankets out of the kennel and give them a good wash. They haven't been done in a while!
Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:39 AM
Laura, That has happened to me before, weird..... and Facebook is good hey.. Ive found heaps of old school friends even some i use to go to Primary school with (i changed schools start of yr 6)
We went and saw Bolt the other day, thought it was great.. Cody on the other hand think i will wait several year's to take her to the movies all she does is whinge the whole way through them Marli was great, only needed to go to the loo once (and she didn't even do wee's )
Berny, Yeh cool... Hope we can arrange a day when everyone is available so i get to meet you all finally......
Have fun at the airport..
Caroline, good new's on Max's weight gain awesome..
AJ, Glad Mackala was ok, ouch landing on that concrete... gotta love sibling's hey.. my two are alway's trying to "help" each other..
Well best be off im having a de cluttering day today and no computer for me...
Have a good day
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