Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why hello bloggy friends! It has been far too long since my last post. I do appologise. I must admit this post is purely about introducing you all to a fabulous friend of mine. Meet Jess:
This is a picture of my good friend Jessica and I at her perfectly delightful birthday tea party. I am very excited for her as she has decided to go into business doing event styling and vintage prop hire. This is Jessie's Blog: Vintage Pie.
"Here you will find a treasury of cool packages and props that you can browse and hire for photo shoots, weddings, engagements, birthdays, bridal showers, dinner parties, Christmas parties, proposals and anniversaries." ~ Jess She has such pretty things and I am sure will all enjoy marvelling at her creations... Enjoy!! ps. I promise I will find something interesting about my life to write about soon!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


As I was getting ready for work in the bathroom this morning, this is how I heard my children communicating togther:

C: Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C: STOP IT!!!!
E Argghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
C: DON'T YOU DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
E: DOOOoooooooooooooooooooN'T

And on it went.

How tiresome is sibling rivalry? Very.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Toilet Training.

Is probably my least favourite part of parenting.
At some point however [preferably during the warmer months] one's toddler needs to learn how to use a toilet instead of soiling her pants. Especially when this particular toddler is a lot taller than the average 2 year old. So it is becoming quite awkward to manage.

I understand why it takes them a few weeks to "get it". After all they have been allowed to use their nappy their WHOLE life. It's going to take some convincing that there is a better alternative.

But toilet training requires a mother's entire level of patience. All of it. Then there is none left over for the other children who aren't making their beds in the morning,, and who forget to bring their homework home, and who leave their shoes lying around the house, and who don't put their toys away... etc etc...

Even Libby's family daycare Carer was frazzled yesterday after cleaning up lots of messes and having absolutely zero success on the toilet (or potty).
I too am yet to hand out a sticker and quite frankly, it's disheartening.

Please remind me that they do eventually learn.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In a mere 6 weeks...

I gained 5 kilos.

It is SO easy to put it on and yet SOOOOOO hard to get it off.

So. Not. Fair.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Smurf invasion...

It seems that blue has invaded our pre historic television....

First, the tennis players turned blue.

And the crowd!

So I flicked channels & Gordan Ramsey is blue.

So I flicked channels again. Yep, the Goodwife is also blue...

As is Sandra Sully.

My hope arose. Swift Jim squashed them by turning our set top box off and then back on again. The smurfs have left and my dinosaur tv still works. Looks like we are stuck with it for a bit longer.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some thoughts

Trying to figure out what goes on in my kids' heads...
I said to them in the car. "If you behave at the grocery shop we will have morning tea at the coffee shop. But if I have to rouse at you we will go straight home".
We went straight home.

I figured out that the reason my ironing pile is so huge is because we own too many clothes. Time to declutter.

I have discovered reusable book covers. That is exciting because this year I have 42 books to cover for back to school next week!

And finally. I have made some updates on my side bar. I figured it was due since the photo of Miss L was of her as a newborn baby!! Enjoy xo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Trying to think of a reason...

To put on my tutu again.

One doesn't aquire such an awesome addition to the wardrobe to only wear it once.
I have come up with a few reasons. Not entirely sure how appropriate they are though.

1. My parents are having their induction into their pastoral position at their new church on the 5 Feb. Surely a hot pink tutu at a conservative Baptist church is absolutely appropriate... yes?
2. I'm singing at church next sunday morning.....yes?
3. My MIL's birthday is in a week or so. I'm sure she'd love me to wear it to dinner celebrations... yes?

Or maybe I could just do the housework in it for something a little bit special?
Or maybe I could just turn 30 again this year???

Do you have any ideas?