Sunday, 27 July 2008
I just have to laugh at the moment. My boys favourite saying is.. 'You're soo mean Mummy..' But then when they are being good I get the 'noooo you're not mean' when I remind them of what they have said 5 mins before..lol..but yesterday was a total crack.. Connor was not playing particularly nicely on the playground after school so I said.. 'Right that's enough.. we're going home if that's how you are going to play..' Which off course was followed by the usual begging, whinging, pleading and sulking.. On the way to the car I then got ' You just make my life difficult Mummy'. I mean he's not yet 6 I had to stop myself from falling over laughing.. and then I asked him if he wanted me to really make his life difficult..which of course he said No..OMG.. I can't wait to see what is coming next!!!! pmsl
Tanya, Nicole and I
I took some pics Sat morning of Greg and him and the boys as I wasn't sure which ones I would use.. there are some good ones but this is definitely the cheeky side of my boys..
Sunday, 20 July 2008
On Thursday afternoon we went up to Granny Sunt's. Greg and Col went and played golf on Friday while Mum and I stayed home and had a quiet morning with the boys.. After they got home Col let the boys have ride on his scooter.. he uses it sometimes on the golf course.. Well they loved it..
Declan had quite a grip.. and had a ball.
The beautiful Jodes!!
Me and DG!!! I had to try and scale her to get a pic.. she was too damn tall!!!! pmsl..
I wish I didn't live soo far away!!
Brodie in Captain Feathersword's ship!
and we got to see the 5 week old cubs have a bottle.. Declan has decided he wants to be a Tiger Keeper when he gets older!
The boys wanted Mummy to come on the teacups with them.. the problem is I was sick the night before.. ad Brodie insisted on spinning the damn thing.. My God I nearly threw up on the Wiggles Teacups.. and yet Connor spun himself silly and loved it!!
Henry.. As you can see Brodie wasn't quite game to get too close to the characters..lol..
Love this pic of them on the Tiger.. Fake one of course..lol..and you can see Declan's Thomas.. he picked the littlest cutest tiger to get..he also got himself a Koala.. which he promptly lost the next day, they all got beautiful tiger shirts.. Brodie got a roaring Mohan and Connor picked himself out a Tiger Island glass.. they are very spoilt these boys.
This is the gorgeous little Katie.. They came for a visit on Sat andthe kids had a ball playing together..
Brodie evenutually warmed up to Pa.. going through that, 'I don't want anyone' phase!! lol.. I loved how he played with Pa's hair..and the difference.. such a cute photo..
It's the drive-in gift shop..lol!!
Gotta love a cuddle with Marnie..
All in all it was a good weekend.. the boys loved seeing everyone..
Trine, Harry and the kids dropped out on Sunday and she even delivered me some goodies.. love that personal service..pmsl.. Tanya and I had bought a heap of stuff off her site.. http://www.scrappingwithyou.com.au/store/Default.asp And we got to see some of our friends too when we went through Toowoomba.. It was great to see Clare, Tom, Marisa, Andrew and Mark.. We really appreciate all you guys making the effort to see us.. Miss you all sooo much!!
Well that's the first instalment..lol.. Are you ready for Dreamworld!!
Thursday, 10 July 2008
I mean it is an unclear pic.. but the joy is unmistakeable.
Now Brodie is absolutely loving swimming lessons.. This week he even crocodiled for me.. lol.. and he is now knowing what to do as soon as you say it.. he waits now and jumps when he is supposed to.. kicks and blows bubbles and even leans backwards himself and is 'singing' his version of 'I'm a little pancake' with me. and when he is backwards on the side of the pool he throws himself backwards as soon as you 'chop' him in the right spot.. But this week he decided he needed a new trick.. now at one point in the class they give us sinking rings to put between our toes, put our leg straight and the kids go out to get them.. obviously with my short legs this is not much of a challange. So after he did this the first time he has since been putting the ring between my toes for me and also between his.. which he thinks is great fun.. But this week he took it one step further.. he started to throw it .. and as it sunk I 'swam' him under water to it so he could grab it.. Well.. he loved it.. and threw it again and again. each time ducking underwater, kicking and reaching to grab it.. he even tried to push his instructor Shelly out of the way cause she was standing to close to it and he couldn't get it. lol.. I am soo impressed! and so was Shelley..lol.. A real little fish he is.. He, Nicholas and Lachlan are all improving so much in the pool lately.
Well Connor has had hols the last two weeks and it has been nice to have him home..especially when his brothers are at daycare.. he is a real pleasure to be around when he is on his own.. then we pick up Declan...!! lol.. anyway we haven't done too much out of the usual.. He made a little bead flower of his own while I did some.. and he was lucky enough for Tanya to take him with Michael and Talissa to the Heritage Village yesterday for their holiday fun.. He also went on his first playdate to Tanya's last Thursday after playgroup.. she took him own and brought him home that night.. first time without Mum or Dad.. or his brothers!!.. and today we had playgroup at the Botanical gardens again and then Tanya, Michael and Talissa came over for a play.. Tanya was a wonderful help with chasing kids, tidying the house and helping me pack.. I am so lucky to have met such wonderful friends here.. I keep telling her I am going to have to start paying here.. the house always seem cleaner after she leaves..lol. I bought her and the kids dinner tonight instead... still think I got the better deal!!!
Anyway I have prob bored you enough.. hope you all have a good week next week. and catch you soon!!
Here is the page I did for Connor using this months Sketch Challenge. The same as the one I did for Declan just using different papers .. etc.. and made a different Scroll in beads.
Monday, 7 July 2008
Anyway sent them of to the hospital and brought Bonnie and Tom home to our place.. I was sooo full of nervous energy waiting for that phone to ring I cleaned the house.. chased the kids... I couldn't stop.. Was just lying next to Bonnie and Declan trying to get them to sleep, thinking ..I can't sleep need to get up soon, when I got the call.. It was a little boy!!! Samuel Luca.. and both were fine.. well the funny thing was I put the phone down.. told Bonnie,who just smiled and nodded, she's 2...and I reckon I fell asleep before they did.. lol..
Anyway took them up to see Rach and Sam that night.. he is soo gorgeous.. I almost got clucky..almost..lol.. but the hospital is a shocker.. she was sharing with 4 other women in a tiny room.. it was disgusting.. anyway I won't get on that soapbox.. but she came home today and both are doing well.. will upload a pic soon.. better let the mum see them first..lol..
Then on Sunday we went to the park in the morning with Tanya, Michael and Talissa and they then came over after rest time.. it was great . Tanya and I scrapped and the kids played.. everyone was happy..lol..
This morning I took the boys to get our haircuts at my friends place.. no I haven't cut Brodie's yet..lol. and then we were supposed to go to swimming lessons.. well Connor threw a toy at Declan and put a hole in his head.. a lot of blood but not too much damage thankfully.. so we cam home and had a quiet day..
So between Poppy visiting last week.. School Hols.. and everything else going on.. it is a pretty tired household at the mo.. speaking of everything else I had better stop rambling on and get off and do my playgroup work.. still hoping to scrap tonight to.. well we'll see..lol.. Hope you are all well. and hope I haven't bored you to death.. Was a little excited about the gorgeous little Sam.. chat soon!
This was a photo I took last week of the kis walking back to the car from playgroup in the park.. I couldn't resist.. I had y arms full of stuff.. juggling it all and trying to take pics..lol.. that would've been a funny pic in itself..anyway last weeks WC on the Boxx was to do something unusual with the background.. I was just about to put an orange bag in the stuff to take to school for the kids when I started thinking.. so there it is on the background of my lo.. and I made the beaded flower and painted the alphas with texture paste.. oh and I made he little alphabet words too.. that was a touch fiddly but soo glad I did.. I am really pleased with it..
and this was this month's sketch challenge.. I have never done the sketch challenge before but it was so simple and gorgeous I thought it would be perfect for the pixis photos. So I have done this one for Declan and will do another for Connor using different papers.. Had a blast with this as well. made the beaded scroll and used ink and a paint brush to get the letter stickers just the right colour.. also used the ink, paintbrush, silver glitter pen and a stencil to do the doodle.. I told you I am on fire..
and I have also won last month's technique challenge.. the lo of Poppy with the painted tape background..woohoo.. I won something..lol.
Ok it is 7 Weird Random Facts about me:
1. When I was preg with Brodie I measured around my belly. And I was about 5 cms smaller around the belly than I am high.. SO Greg had great fun with the 'as wide as I am tall' jokes!
2. I am a slight perfectionist.. When I am doing things I get very frustrated if they are not just so.. an issue I am learning to deal with now I have 3 boys..lol
3. For years when I was little I believed my middle name was spelt Marie not Maree????
4. When I did ballet as a 5 yr old my ballet teacher used to call me the baby elephant.. cause I was knock-kneed and couldn't get my legs into just the right position.
5. I don't like t0 eat anything that is looking at me.. Hate whole fish etc.
6. At school I loved to put chips on me sandwiches.. didn't matter which chips o which sandwhiches but BBQ chips on Vegemite was always good!
7. I still sleep with a teddy.. one of the soft baby ones I have had for over 10 years.. When Greg used to have a go at me I'd tell him to stop cuddling a pillow and I'd stop cuddling my Teddy.. Happy Bear is still here!!lol
OK well there are 7 things you never really wanted to know about me..lol.. Now who will I tag...
Ok you can find their blog's down the side.. Have fun girls!!