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Monday, April 27, 2009

The visitors and stuff

Boo 'fixing' Blake's bike...think she is following in her brothers footsteps.

As always, the time around the kids birthdays sees an influx of visitors in this house (and that's not a bad thing, we love the company here). So it's started already. My sister has just been over for a week...wasn't that great...she cooked, looked after the kids and did the dishes! Cheers Spice. Blake adored having her here.

The current visitors are Nan and Nan Pat (James mum and nana). They've come for a bit of R&R, but I'm not sure they'll get it. I have heaps of knitting planned for them (insert evil chuckle) and you can never relax around Blake!

The knitting circle! Me trying to knit...James thinks its a sure sign I am old!

We went to SeaWorld on Sunday, finally got our Q150 Passes, and Blake had a ball! He loves sharks at the moment so was in heaven...although he did try and punch them all "I get them dad!"

The bathroom reno is almost finished. Thanks to a very late night on Friday it is usable. Just needs the taps/spout put on the bath and some plaster and paint. It looks good!

The new vanity...few issues with it but got it sorted in the end.

The frameless glass shower! Uber-cool

And the garden...it's doing great (well have had a few issues with some things)...lots of tomatos coming up, have just put in the next lot of lettuce and have planted a ton of tomato and lettuce seeds. I hope to make some tomato sauce this year...and even got some rhubarb seeds planted! Yummo!
My potatos, and the mint to go with them! My first attempt at potatos! Fingers crossed

A shot of one of the gardens

Friday, April 24, 2009

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A Little Bird Told Me
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pay it Forward

I came across this while stalking some Blogs and thought it might be fun for me to start trying to be creative... Beyond Pink and Blue
Here is how it works:
I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post. I have 365 days to do it in...What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!The catch is that you must participate as well: you must have a blog and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going.(just cut and paste this one if you like!)Ooooo! How exciting!

The Bathroom Reno

So...James has been itching to rip up the tilees in the house for a while now, and wanted to do them the other week. Well...silly old me said NO! SO he ripped out the bathroom instead. It was all good, he didn't need to have it finished until mid may...but turns out it needs to be finished by tomorrow!!

Blake washing his robot in the new shower

All nicely tiled and grouted

And the super big deep bath that will prove impossible to bath the kids in! (That's what you get when you get a man to buy the bath)

And the helper
We have to fit the shower screen vanity and tapwear tonight...and then the plastering and painting, but once the shower etc is in it's usable!


We went camping at Brunswick heads over easter (about 30mins south of here). The photos are a bit deceptive, the weather was moslty miserable while we were there, couldn't even get washing dry. But the kids had a great time...
Ella standing up when she's not paying attention

Blakes 'pre easter' easter egg

Spitting image of her brother

And the set up!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Phew...What a week

Well this week it seems sleep wasn't on the agenda this week. The pic above was taken at the beggining of the week before she started teething.

I decided Ella needed to cut out her night feeds, so tried 2 nights in a row (she is very stubborn and Mum gave up after 50minutes!) Then she started getting teeth and spiking temps and has generally been a misery guts who doesnt want to sleep at night! Last night was the worst with feeds/up every hour.

Blake has had a few night accidents..but otherwise good, and we have a bit of 'poo' progress!

He has had a couple of day sleeps, one yesterday without a fight, so fingers crossed it carries on that way. Blake got dressed up in James' motorx gear and had a ball riding his 'bike'!

I managed a bit of sewing..another soaker for when we are camping, but think I might put it on Blake tonight as I am a bit over changing beds in the middle of the night. I finally got the material cut out for Ella's sleeping bag so hope to sew that this weekend.
This was the only way I could get Boo to sleep this morning, but at least I got some sewing done while she was there.