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#26 bellemae

Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:02 PM

YAY Kay, fabulous news biggrin.gif sorry happy for you!!

#27 mirandarine

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:19 PM

That is wonderful Kay!

#28 Titania

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

Aw. Great stuff Kay. You know, gifted kids are just a little different sometimes. I don't think it's a bad thing. original.gif
Wow though - I'm glad they don't have a computer at our preschool lol! They get enough of that at home - and yes, I can see the arguments that could cause.

Two days ago, I was going to post that "Griff is a comedian" - because he's hilarious half the time. But I'm still not finding the flushing of my $500 glasses very funny. Especially because I've since had a massive headache due to having to revert to my old glasses. Gawd I could cry... and I did. sad.gif

#29 Kay1

Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:40 AM

Ah bummer T. sad.gif Your poor head/eyes. Has he flushed anything else or was it a spectacular debut??

Yeah, they have one computer with some preschool games on it. Each child has one day when their name was on the list to play. They set a timer for 10 minutes and the next child has to wait on the waiting chair. Problem was they were all letter/reading based games and the kids figured out Nate could do them all so while one child was playing Nate was standing behind them watching telling them the answers. laughing2.gif Then when it was his day he'd spend his whole day rotating from the playing chair to the waiting chair and back again. Also if ever it was unattended (because all the kids were playing outside) he'd sneak inside and play it. glare.gif Anyway I had a word to them about it and they are controlling it much more. It is a good learning tool for them to learn about sharing and it actually was also a good way for Nate to make friends as it was something he was confident with and interested in.

#30 ~~Lynny~~

Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:06 PM

T - I can't get myself to pay that much for glasses anymore.  My last pair cost me a fortune and within a week of having them the kids broke them and the frames were never the same again..   I now use NetOptical for contact lenses (very nice guy based in Queensland - shipping is sooo fast) and Zenni Optical for glasses (My last pair cost me +/-$34 laughing2.gif) DH has also sourced a guy through Alibaba who does glasses (we started a small business making glasses but it went no where)

Kay - thats awesome news about Nate wub.gif tthumbs.gif

Sorry that'll do for now - just woke up from a mega nanna nap - need coffee!

Edited by ~~Lynny~~, 25 June 2010 - 02:06 PM.

#31 Titania

Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:46 PM

LOL Lynny... Yeah, I know what you mean - my old glasses are bent out of shape, hideous and uncomfortable cos of the kids.

I have astigmatism and am long sighted - and as a result now need bi-focals (yes getting old), and wear them full time - and working on the computer constantly, they have to be good...

Which reminds me, I must ring the insurance company again...

#32 Kay1

Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:16 PM

Hi girls,

Just back from a lovely little escape to Terrigal. Got a lastminute deal and my parents came and stayed with the kids. Had a nice Thai meal, watched a movie in our hotel and had a walk on the beach and a leisurely breakfast this morning. So divine. DH swam but it was way too cold for me.

Anyway back to reality, got to do some tidying/cooking/photo downloading.

#33 mirandarine

Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:47 PM

The getaway sounds perfect Kay. Marty and I havent done that since Jan 2008! Wayyyy overdue I think.

So T, can you claim the glasses? Gawd I hope so!

I worked early today- finished and home by 2pm. Its been weird! I watched Ferris Bueler for a bit of a laugh... That movie will never get old! hehehe

#34 Titania

Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Hope so Miranda - will ring them again in the morning. I'm sick of using these crappy old things.
Meh, DH and I haven't had a night alone together since September 19th 2005. Anyone wanna stay the night? Tounge1.gif

Kirsten.. Please can you send me email or message re the cerebral angiogram - I have to do it before I go insane. I was awake with ear (orchestra tuning up in your ear anyone? Going for free) from 2am 'til 6.40am. Thank gawd DH was home. Bit debilitating innit? Wish I wasn't so petrified.

#35 bellemae

Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

OMG, just got my results back for last semester - 3x HDs !!!! ddance.gif  Feeling rather chuffed with myself  biggrin.gif

Ok, hope that doesn't sound like I'm full of myself, and boasting or anything... it was a VERY stressful semester and I'm just so glad all the sleepless nights of study paid off. It is rare that I feel good about anything I do, however right now I am feeling quite proud of myself, very happy and wanted to share with my closest friends  wub.gif

Edited by bellemae, 28 June 2010 - 11:37 AM.

#36 Titania

Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:32 PM

Awesome Belle!!! Congratulations. original.gif It comes as no surprise... wink.gif

#37 bellemae

Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

Thanks T original.gif

...you know what I find really strange is how uncomfortable I feel about being proud of what I've done. I feel for some reason as though there is something wrong with telling people that I did well, and that I should probably just keep it to myself. Does that seem strange?

#38 Kay1

Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:38 PM

Yes Belle - you should be shouting it from the rooftops!!! eexcite.gif I kind of get what you mean, but really you are not showing off at all, you worked damn hard for those marks so be proud of them!!

OMG I have a velcro almost 2 year old. He has not let me put him down all day and he's decided he has a pathological fear of any sudden noises, dogs barking miles away, birds - you name it. He is not afraid of dogs or birds but screams and clings to me when he hears one. A nice little trip to the park turned into a NIGHTMARE. sad.gif Oh well, just another fun little quirk my kids decide to throw at me wacko.gif .

#39 butterflies

Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:45 PM

A huge congratulations to Belle!! all that hard work paid off!! well done.


thought my little bucket of nerves Alannah is starting to talk about flying every day now, I hope she will be OK.  She said she is scared of heights and she doesn't want to be next to the window, I assured her she won't be near a window etc.

Kay was there any where to wash you clothes at the resort?  just trying to figure out how many sets of clothes to take?  Paris has had a MAJOR growth spurt in the butt region (her hormones are killing me atm) I went to PP at DFO today and get her two pairs of shorts and that's it.

I am getting my hair done tomorrow, a few hours of reading trashy magazines YAY and plus I get rid of over an inch of greys.

How are the two new babies going? Jac and Lynny?

#40 Kay1

Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:34 PM

Hey Karina - Yeah there's a laundry at the resort. You just have to get change for the machines (don't know how much, Dh did ours).

Aw poor Alannah. Nate is such a nervous nelly but for some reason he is not concerned at all about flying. He seems oblivious. The games on the in flight tvs might keep her distracted. Just tell her thousands of people fly every day. I have to tell myself that every time LOL.

LOL at this  
(her hormones are killing me atm)

#41 butterflies

Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:46 PM

kay yes paris is shocking atm with mood swings, can't wait till all 3 of them are at that stage I'll come and live with you!! lol

more q's

did you need any warmer clothes at all? it's just so bloody cold here atm, I cannot fathom not even takinga jumper.

also DH wants to know what the food was like? of course that's his main concern lol did you get the food package?

#42 Kay1

Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:07 PM


We were wearing jumpers and jeans when we left, I didn't take any other warm clothes and we lived in singlets and shorts, dresses - it was hot!! I actually didn't take enough dresses.

Food was good. Breakfast is a buffet and was included in our package. We pigged out - I also grabbed a couple of bananas for snacks for the kids. We skipped lunch most days or shared a club sandwich by the pool. Worked out way cheaper than the package. The pizza place is by the beach, the first meal we had there was terrible but they did apologise and give us free desserts. If you go there don't order the fiji special one, sounds nice, was awful LOL. Meat lovers is your best bet. Baravi Bar is the noodle/rice place by the pool, food was ok, not great. The food in the main restaurant is buffet style with a different theme each night. Its pretty exxy. We only did it one night. If you think you'd like the buffet each night then the package may be good value. The upmarket restaurant is called Ivi and its divine, we ate there twice. Its cheap by Aus standards. Kids eat free and they have kids lunch and dinner at 12pm and 5pm at the main restaurant. Make sure you get a copy of the events timetable when you check in. We did but didn't know we had it and ended up missing the dancing shows etc which was a shame.  There is a little shop/restaurant up the beach to the right which we didn't eat at but bought drinks there. Looks very clean. (I think I have typed this all before to you LOL).

#43 butterflies

Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:07 PM

thanks for that Kay!! nope I haven't read that from you before, but you never know with my memory.

We have got the package meals, all food is already paid for except drinks.

I will print all this out and keep it with me Lol.

#44 mirandarine

Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:59 PM

Congrats Belle!! No surprises to hear that! You are one clever cookie thats for sure! Im proud of you!

Karina- Snap on the 9 yr old and the mood swings. God save us! lol

#45 Starbuck

Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:41 PM

YAYAYAYAY Belle!! That is awesome!!!

T I'll will message you in a couple of days, remind me. Ear ringing is awful, I have it too and that wasn't even why I had my angio.
I am just flat out. We have our weeks worth of work for the quarter this week and I am moving toward my personal goal of not having to call in sick!!
Also, I am applying for a pt job at the uni so am spending a lot of time doing that. I have to submit by end of tomorrow. It's a big deal for me cause I haven't actually had to apply for a job since 2001.

#46 Kay1

Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

T - sad.gif of the tinnitus. How horrendous. cry1.gif I get it a bit sometimes and it is horrible enough.

Kirsten - Good luck for the job app. When do you find out?

We finally saw the new neurologist for Nate today. He was really great. He took ages with us, took a really thorough history, did a really thorough exam and was a very good communicator. Miles away from the other one! Unfortunately he agreed with her diagnosis and prognosis in that there is nothing that can be done to improve Nate's leg. He is pretty sure the nerve problem stems from scar tissue in the brain so there's nothing much you can do about that. Sad in a way but at least we know there is nothing more we could be doing. I would hate to have found out when he was grown up that we could have done something else. He also said that we are extremely lucky to have a child who encountered EV71 (the virus) and have nothing more than a slightly weak leg. That put things in perspective. He didn't feel that there were any developmental problems (specifically said definitely not ASD) and in fact ended by saying (unprompted) that he believes Nate is gifted. He made a point of saying 'not just bright, gifted'. He gave us the name of a Dr who specialises in giftedness although he did say he thought a wait and see how he goes approach was a good one at this stage. So there we go. End of that story I guess. shrug.gif

Leo meanwhile has a big lump on his boy bits that is freaking me out. GP has him on antibiotics and I have to wait and see for a couple of weeks. I don't think its related but he was up crying a lot last night. I think he's getting his 2 yo molars. Just a world of fun over here LOL.

Hope everyone's well - its so quiet in here these days. unsure.gif

#47 mirandarine

Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

Fantastic news really Kay! Like the Specialist said, he has come away from the virus with just a weak leg. Could have been much worse. Im so glad to read your post, really, really great news there!
Also- as an aside, my nephew ( 10 months) has a lump on his boy bits too- Dr got Paed to class it as urgent, so he goes in for appt next week ( ? or thereabouts) Ill let you know if you like?
I hope Leo is ok? R is ok- it doesnt seem to bother him, and he is weeing as per normal. Fingers crossed its a cyst of no significance.

#48 Kay1

Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:44 PM

Sounds very similar Miranda. It doesn't seem to bother Leo and he's weeing normally. GP wanted to see if it goes away by itself with antibiotics but he did say if it gets any worse to come back. unsure.gif I have no idea how long its been there as he fights every nappy change so much that I usually don't see much down there.

#49 Titania

Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:42 AM

That's fantastic news about Nate Kay. And yes, he is right. It could have been so much worse. Thank god it wasn't.

Oh Kirsten - so sorry, I don't think I said good luck! GOOD LUCK!

So G, 2 yrs eight months, is tracing shapes, pictures and his name. But now he's drawing very good faces - nearly at a level with L. Is that good? Strikes me as young to be drawing faces. His FDC lady was amazed he could trace shapes (she doesn't know about the faces yet) so well.

#50 Kay1

Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:49 AM

Well with a nearly 5 year old who doesn't draw faces I reckon that's awesome LOL. G has always been into drawing hasn't he? original.gif Clever chook.  Seems like your boys are the arty type T, dancing and drawing. How lovely. original.gif (Probably more enjoyable than having to answer "what does gravitational mean?" - argh!)

Leo is so funny, he loves drawing but he just holds the pencil (in a proper pencil grip ind you) and does tiny little marks as if he's writing LOL. Nate will write letters and numbers but is very reluctant to draw and when he does its very primitive.

Feeling a bit more relaxed about Leo's boy bits - FINALLY found some info on the net and apparently there is a thing called a "smegma pearl" (sick.gif name) and I am pretty sure that's what it is. Its apparently harmless and should just be left alone.

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