Wednesday, 29 April 2009

April and Easter

Hi all.. I know it has been a while but things have been very busy around here. Here are a couple of cute pics from the beginning of the month.

Declan wanted to sleep with Brodie one night.. First time ever.. aren't they
And what happens when a 2 1/2 yr old gets his hands on a bottle of clag glue...

This!! .. and a patio painted with Lucky it was only clag so washed out..pmsl He is such a ratbag!

Over Easter Dad came down and we went camping at Cooee Bay with Mick, Jodie and the kids.. We ended up staying in the Poinciana Caravan Park and got a great little spot near all the facilities and no neighbours..

We got there Friday morning and Jodie and I took the kids for a swim in the pool while the boys got started on setting up camp. Only prob is it was freezing.. of course being Easter and a camping trip planned it had been overcast for a few days. There was no way I was getting But the kids had a paddle in the shallower bits.. Nutters!

We then went and spent a living fortune on some seafood. My goodness they hike the price up for Easter! But we had a lovely lunch and plenty to cook for

I was lucky enough that Debbie from the Boxx..came through from Brissie and stopped in and saw us with Ash and the kids on Friday Arvo... It was fantastic to see her again.

We absolutely cacked ourselves when Dad set his tent up.. He had brought himself a u beaut stretcher.. only problem was.. it didn't fit into the bed properly..pmsl.. Couldn't help myself taking this pic while he had an afternoon nap!!

Note both his head and feet are sticking out the main Luckily the fly covered him for the rain..pmsl

On Saturday Mick, Greg, Jodes and the Boys went off to the beach.. again.. it was too cold so they didn't last long.. Meantime I took Dad to the Doctor's as he wasn't feeling real well.. We then all went off to the local shopping centre.. where the boys were very excited to see the Easter Bunny handing out
Of course afternoon naps were in order then wee took the kids fishing down the Causeway.. They loved it. Connor was very proud of himself catching the first little fish and had the hugest grin. Mind you I think Jodie's expression almost beats his when she caught I think Declan had more fun playing with the baby prawns in the bait Which is typical of Declan.. Poppy had given Brodie a little rod and tackle box.. he was very impressed.. and wouldn't let that box go. He loved sitting with Poppy fishing but hasn't quite got the concept that you can't catch a fish if you don't leave the hook in the Jack also caught a little fish.. Nothing to keep for dinner.. lol.. but the kids absolutely loved it.

On Easter Sunday at about 6 am, I woke to see 3 little boys standing at the the tent door trying to see what the Easter Bunny had left They were under strict instructions that they weren't allowed out until everyone woke up.. Jack and Kyle are not as early risers as our ratbags so Jodie woke them up.. lol.. she felt sorry for my boys looking longingly out the tent. pmsl

The boys then checked out the eggs and gifts the Easter Bunny had left them. Our boys got a Dinosaur plastic mug with an Easter egg in it .. plus some little eggs. Then they went on an egg hunt to find all the little eggs the Bunny had dropped.. they were very impressed with their haul.

Gil, Annette and the kids came out later and despite the rain we had a lovely day chatting, eating and a few Luckily it dried up that afternoon so we could all go to the Causeway fishing again. No luck with the fish this time but it was a lovely afternoon.. I had great fun taking photos and playing with my camera.

Of course it then had to rain properly on Monday morning as we tried to pack up camp.. so everything and everyone got soaked.. Was def ready for a hot shower and an afternoon nap when we got home.

Tuesday the boys went bowling for Michael G's Birthday and had an absolute ball.. of course Connor has now put in his order for a Bowling party for his birthday. Dad spent the morning with Annette, Gil, Elaine and Mick. He seemed to be feeling better than he had in ages.. then of course I already updated you on his trip to hospital on Wednesday. and the following few days..

He was transported back to Mackay on the weekend and had some tests and scans done on Monday.. It seems that he had a stroke a few weeks earlier when he lost his peripheral vision. A minor one thankfully but it is still bleeding so of course it leaves him at high risk of another. They think the temp was caused from his Bile duct not working properly. He is back home with Shane and Sue now and we went to see him last weekend.. He is so not well.. It is horrible to see such an independent stubborn old mule reduced to relying on others and barely being able to walk properly. Cancer is such a cruel disease.

We don't think he will make it back down here again so the plan is to head up there every few weeks to see him. The good thing about going up last weekend was that my brother Brett came down from Cairns. It was good to catch up with him again and the boys love seeing their uncles.

We also had news recently that a good friend of ours from Toowoomba is also battling Cancer. And the Weekend Dad was in hospital he was put in as well for emergency surgery. Thankfully he is doing a lot better now. But it was touch and go for a while. And he was diagnosed less than 2 mths ago.. It was so scary..

Anyway I have prob bored you enough.. This weekend we actually have a weekend at home.. so it will be good to catch up on some work.. and some sleep. Greg has finally finished his Uni Assignment so he is looking forward to some early nights.

Look after yourselves and your family.. Hope you all have a great long weekend! xxx


Julie said...

hey its letting me post a comment :oD LOL love the clag hair lucky it wasn't supa glue hehe Glad u had a great weekend many pic's....u need to scrap them now...says she who hasn't.
God to hear ur dad is a bit betta, hope he's still doing well chickie.
{{HUGS}} mwah!

Tara Ward said...

Great pics Donna, you put us to shame all the fun things your family gets up to! Best wishes to your Dad.
Tara xx

Mardi said...

Hi Donna..... just popping in to say hello....and to wish you a lovely Mothers day. Sending big warm hugs from me in SA...Mardi x