Sunday, 24 February 2008

I have been tagged!

A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Was 1998 and I was OMG 25. Greg and I had just got engaged OCt 97 and I had moved to Cairns. Was on relieving staff again for the NAB. We had heaps of BBQ's, a huge social life and a lot more relaxation! lol

Things on my to-do list today:
1: Update my blogs and check the 82 emails from the last week ....
2: Update all my Playgroup contacts and send out any emails I need to!
3: Try and make my dalmatian

What I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire:
Travel, Hire a full time Cleaner/nanny!, Make some of my friends and family's life a little

3 of my bad habits:
1: Too much time on the net!
2: Stress!!
3: Trying to do everything!

3 places I have lived:
1: Townsville
2: Mt Isa
3: Miles!

5 jobs i have had:
1: Service station chickie.. Both on the driveway and in the office!
2: KFC
3: Bank Johnny
4: Wife and MUM!

5 Things people don't know about me:
1: I was in the NQ debating champions team in grade 10
2: I used to do aths, softball, gymnastics and ballet at various times in my youth! (Was fit and skinny once!) lol
3: I left home at 17
4: I have lived in nearly 30 houses in my life and at least 10 different cities/towns
5: I worked for the NAB for 11 years

I tag:
1. Pootle
2. Tammy
3. KylieF


Well here 'tis.. I have been offline for over a week and it has been killing me.. The idiots at Telstra had struck again.. I won't go into a rant but lets just say that I downloaded a Telstra broadband update which crashed the system and a new modem, 5 phone calls, many hrs of speaking to some total idiots and over a week later I am finally back online! so what's been happening..

Connor has started footy training.. I was hoping he might do a year or two of soccer first but I was outvoted and last week he had his first training session.. He loved it!.. unfortunately we weren't the most well behaved boy out there! One of our friends little boy is also in his team and of course they started to muck around.. which led to pushing and shoving which got way out of hand.. It got to the point I went in to give him a talking to. Now I would normally not interfere in a sporting session but someone had to pull him up. Hopefully next week will be better as he has the President of the club training them. I warned him that he had better behave. So cross fingers all will go well. They don't play their first actual game until April so hopefully he will have learnt some discipline and skills by Daddy took him out to buy him his first footy boots yesterday.. We had to have them because 'they make you run faster and jump higher Mummy!'

I have been kept busy with a few dilemmas at playgroup..will go into that further at a later date as well as trying to do a little scrapping and as my friends would say 'she did it again'. Decided it would be good to make some dress up tails for the boys as they are starting to really enjoy playing dress ups. Well me being me.. we need to have the ears as well don't we.. so I have been spending some time making tails and things and figuring them out. It is not that hard but can be a bit difficult trying to get them done when the boys pop in every 5 seconds to see if they are done yet. Have now finished a Dragon tail and a Dalmatian tail and working on the ears. Will put up some photos when I get a set or to finished and get the boys to model them for me.

Brodie is growing up soo quickly.. He is really trying to talk now and tries to copy a lot of the things we say. Of course once he gets it right he doesn't say it again. Of course. He is loving his swimming lessons but Mummy wasn't impressed to find a photo of the two of us in the latest swimming newsletter. Scary as it is too admit it is not the most horrible photo of me yet.. but me in togs ..not pretty! They took a few photos of us doing lessons one day so I am hoping to get a copy of them as normally any swimming lesson photos I get are of Greg and the boys..even though he only gets in there about once a term.. typical hey!

Declan is doing really well at swimming too.. and is very proud of himself cause he can easily count to 10 and even 12 on most days.. He is loving books at the moment and is constantly nagging at someone to read to him.. at home, daycare and playgroup. He still loves his froggies too and we managed to find some tadpoles at Connor's school last week so we caught them and he took them to daycare.. We also caught some for Connor's class but his teacher is not as impressed as the kids I think she has a major frog issue.. Sound like someone else Clare! lol.. Anyway she is being very brave and has let the kids keep them..for now. Let's just hope they are actually frogs though and not Toads.. Ugh!!

We had Greg's parents visit last weekend.. The kids loved seeing them again and had a great time.. Unfortunately we sent Marnie home with the dreaded gastro that we had suffered from the weekend before... Luckily Pa didn't get it as well and no one here got it back again.. And Greg and I even got to go to the movies on Sunday night.. It was nice to have a bit of adult time together for a change. So for that ..thanks again Marnie and Pa...

Oh and more good news.. My washing machine died on Monday.. Ooh I hate washing but boy do you miss the machine when you don't have one. I can do up to and above 10 loads a week so it has been hard.. Luckily our wonderful friends Mark and Amanda let me come over yesterday and do about 4 loads at their place.. It was fun, I got to relax with out kids.. little Nicholas is soo quiet after my boys you hardly know he is around!... and Amanda and I got to have a great gossip and organise some playgroup stuff. Hopefully The repair man will be here on Monday and he will be able to fix it. Otherwise Imay have to annoy the guys again.. Thanks to you both I really appreciate having such wonderful friends here!

Anyway I have prob bored you enough.. Will put up some piccies of some lo's and the boys etc in the next few weeks. Hope you are all well.

Sunday, 3 February 2008


I have also actually been getting a little scrappin done.. Trying really hard to do the Weekly challanges each week. ALso had my first day to myself on Wednesday which was marvelous.. and been squeezign a little time on the weekend as the three boys have been having a ball helping Daddy finish the fences! Well here a couple more I have done..

This is the lo I did fo the first time we got to cuddle cousin Katie after she came out of hospital.. Not sure I like this but it is done.. Had this idea for this gorgeous page but I didn't quite get it down on paper..

Baby Amimals.. Page 1

Baby Amimals Page 2

This was last weeks weekly challange on the Boxx where we had o use a journalling stamp as our background.. I had to finally do Declan's obsession with his stuffed animals and plastic animals.. also put in the way he pronounces some of the animals and the names of his favourites. .

This weeks WC.. a lo on school days.. so of course I had to do Connor's first day at Prep.. The white sheet tucked behind the folder is a letter I have written to him telling him what he did etc on his first day and some of our hopes for him..

I realised I hadn't uploaded this lo from a few weeks ago.. his is photos of the family reunion we had in Dalby last year of Greg's family. It was also Grandma's birthday.. The small group photo is actually a booklet with all the family photos of the families that made it.

Well I am hoping ot start on another lo tonight so cross fingers the boys will go to bed easily, Greg intends to watch the cricket, which is a good excuse for me to get into my room and scrap!!

Have a good week everyone!


Well got my new camera so have been having a great time taking some photos... Here are just a few..
Connor started Prep last week and is absolutely loving it.. Seems to be fitting in well and loves his new teacher..
Connor on his first day at Prep..
Tried to get a picture of all three of them but Brodie kept doing a runner!

The Fitzroy in flood.. These were taken last Sunday and that viewing platform is submerged now!

Playing with the Macro!! Love it!
On Australia day we had a few friends over for a BBQ..

Brodie is telling Mark how upset he is that Daddy dared to go to the shed without him.. Love this photo.

Nicholas having a chat with Murphy.. too cute!

I don't often get the chance to take pictures of gorgeous girls.. This is Bonnie.. Isn't she adorable.. Another favourite photo!

Declan wasn't all that impressed with the But Brodie made a great wicket keeper!

and batsman...

But he looved those wickets!

Connor loved it!
Sorry to inundate you with photos.. but I have such a hard time choosing.. I only took about 400 in the first weekend with my new camera!!