Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Life is Always Hectic!

It's been hectic again.. as usual..lol.. Where to begin..

May was pretty much devoted to to the 'Relay for Life'. On the 1st of May we held a Scrap Day to raise funds for the Relay For Life. We had a great day with Raffles, Silent Auctions, lots of Food, Scrapping and great Company.. I was lucky enough to win a gorgeous Canvas made by Julie Heard in the silent Auctions. No thanks to my friends who kept upping my bids knowing how much I wanted it! Oh well.. all for a good cause and we managed to make over $600 for the day. So it was well worth the effort taken to organise.
Then on Thursday the 5th we had a little do at Kindy for Brodie and I for Mother's Day.. They had made us the cutest gifts and we had lots of yummy food.. of which the Chocolate Fountain was the most popular..lol.. then some dressing up, photos and Stories.

Brodes was so funny, he didn't want to get a photo with me taken by the photographer so I ended up with one of him half crying with his head buried in my chest..lol.. so need to get a copy. It was quite cute..Mother's Day itself was quiet one round here.. But the boys gave me some cute things they had made at school etc.

We had friends over on the Saturday night for Greg's Birthday. Was good to sit down and relax with everyone. Though we all must be getting old.. ended up being a fairly early night..lol

The most exciting news for May was that Rach & Adrian welcomed Pip Luci into the world on the 1Oth.. She is one gorgeous little girl and she is going to be one much loved little member of the family and our adopted extended family..lol.. Woohoo more girlie shopping for me!

hmm.. what next.. Greg and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary on the 13th. He actually managed to surprise me. I got flowers at lunchtime to say we were going out. He had colluded with the wonderful Jodes and Zoe and they took the boys for the night so we could go to dinner and a movie. Bit of a worry that my hubby and friends are so good at keeping things from me..lol

The weekend of the 21st and 22nd was a huuuge one.. Greg took the boys out Thunder Egg hunting at Mt Hay with the Scouts. They had a ball, bringing home heaps of eggs.. not sure what to do with em all now..lol Meanwhile I went and helped set up for the Relay for Life. Was not looking forward to it too much as I managed to not get to sleep until 4 am on the Friday night. lol.. typical me.

We had a pretty good time actually, checking out all the other stalls, doing our walk, remembering those that had gone, and all other affected by cancer. Must admit the candle ceremony brought a tear to  my eye especially as the boys wrote some lovely notes for Poppy on their candle bags. Walking over Declan looked at me and said ' I really miss Poppy Mummy, Wish I could see him again'.

The kids had fun playing and running around until we forced em to bed sometime round midnight..lol.. prob was I had to lie down with Brodes to get him to settle so of course I had few hours nap too..lol. But we made it .. right through to the last lap at 9am and despite some masssive blisters and a bit of damp from the rain it was a good night.. and all up we raised over $2500. for the Cancer Fund.

It was kinda fitting as it was Dad's Anniversary on the 28th. Still can't believe it's been 2 years.

Anyway its late.. At least I got some of it done. I soo need to keep this thing up to date .. yeah I know I say it all the time.. lol.. maybe if I keep saying it I may actually do it..lol.

Easter..and more

The boys decided they wanted Mummy to come fishing too so we all got up early and Greg had plans to go out to the reef. Well it was a little rougher than Greg had expected so after we were all soaked, my back had been compacted by a few cms and poor Brodes was crying with fear I managed to convince him that somewhere a little closer might be a better idea..lol

So we went over between Humpy and Keppel Islands where it was calm and lovely. And I finally got to see where 'The first Boat' ended up on the rocks..lol.

Have to say I'm not a massive fishing fan but we had lovely time. We all caught plenty of fish and the boys were quite excited to catch  few sharks as well. Unfortunately no keepers but that ok.  

The trip back was lot more comfy with the wind behind us and Declan and Brodie had fun playing Silly buggers at the front of the boat while Connor helped Daddy Drive.

All in all a great family day.

The next day started the Easter Break and we headed off to Yeppoon. Had lunch at a local Pub which was nice and then headed off to check in at Rydges. Even for a weekend the car was loaded, including the Easter treats the Boys and I had made.

We were supposed to meet Joe & Zoe there on the Saturday but unfortunately Ella had  been sick so they had pulled out. Had a lovely time anyway with the boys playing Soccer with some other guests .. seeing as Greg had to drive home cause he forgot the hanging clothes..lol.. Lucky we were close to home.  

So after a fun afternoon the boys went off to kids club and Greg and I actually got to have a lovely dinner on our own. Been far to long. The boys had a blast at kids club and when we went to get them they didn't want to come..lol

The next morning the boys were very excited to see that the Easter Bunny had come.  Before we even woke up both Connor and Declan had read huge chunks of their new books ..lol.. and eaten very few eggs... funny kids.. They sure made up for that the rest of the day though..lol

As Ella was on the mend Joe and Zoe brought the kids out for a visit... they all had a ball..and we managed to convince them to find a room for the night. I think the kids stayed in the pool and on the slide all day. Then Fish and Chips for dinner and not surprisingly everyone crashed rather early..lol.

On the Monday we packed everything up then took the kids to play mini golf and Lawn Bowls before we headed home. They loved it and it was quite funny to watch..


It was a lovely weekend but it was also very lovely when the boys went back to school on the Wednesday..lol..