Monday, October 27, 2008

He loves my singing

WARNING: The following videos may contain scenes that offend some viewer's sensitive ears.

Grey Elephants

Grey Elephants was my favourite nursery rhyme as a child
- thanks mum. Jack loves it too!

Insy Winsy

Jack & Jill

At the end of the video he says,'Surprise!'

After all of that I asked him if he thought his mum was a good singer....

"I don't know?"


The puppy found a new home so our backyard was reclaimed. The boys did raking and digging out weeds all afternoon, they are fixing up the lawn so that is will grow soft and lush. That's the plan! When Stu turned on the sprinklers Jack ran out into them before we could stop him. Tomorrow they are going on their first swimming lesson together - you can't buy this sort of daycare :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I offered to make come baby cakes and mini quiches for Molly's christening in a couple of weeks. I thought I'd better check that I could actually make the quiches before the big day. Aren't they cute! Jack and I love little food :)

Poor Baby

Our poor boy has tonsillitis. He was having a great day (apart from only eating rice bubbles) and then the fever came on and so we took him straight to the doctor who had a quick look and solved the mystery.

His mother is still no wiser than she was 6 months ago and was panicked. I was also taken by surprise despite the subtle warnings.

*A 2.5hr sleep in the morning followed by a 2 hour sleep in the afternoon
*Eating only rice bubbles and grapes
*Asking to go to bed only 1 hour after he woke
*Crying for his water bottle which was in the fridge
*Refusing a spring roll
*Playing quietly by himself at Beth's place
*Wanting to be carried all day
*Taking no interest in Beth's kitchen and trampoline
*Drinking bottles and bottles of water
*Only wanting Mum for cuddles

Next time I'll clue in :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This puppy was at our door step this morning. He and Jack have been chasing each other all day.

Saturday, October 18, 2008



With knowledge and understanding also comes fear. In the video below Jack points out the 'biteys.'

Shortly after this video was taken a 'bitey' crawled up Jack's arm and when I pointed it out to him he screamed blue murder. He was still hitting his arm 5 mins later and when Stu came home I asked Jack to show him what happened and he told the whole story about the 'biteys' and where they got him!

Poor Jack - I was laughing so hard there were tears rolling down my cheeks and the FEAR in his eyes. OMG!

*I just noticed that his shirt matches his blog - will have to work on updating the header*

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Beth's Birthday was on the weekend.

This picture was taken on Friday night at the club. Aren't they cute!
I think they look like Igglepiggle & Upsy Daisy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Imagine That

It was raining this afternoon so Dad decided to make Jack some play-dough. Jack was so thrilled with his play-dough and we got out some small pots and pans so that they could pretend to cook. Jack sat at his table from 4.30 until 8.30 (excluding a bath) and he was absorbed in his cooking. He said, 'play dough' 'Dad, dad more please' 'one more potato' 'more sausage please.'

He imagined that the pot was hot stirred up the potato.

Jack loved his cooking so much that when we served up dinner to the table Jack also served a bowl of 'pink sausage.' He ate his dinner very quickly so that he could get back to the cooking.


When bed time came Dad and Mum declared the 'kitchen closed' but Jack refused to have the pots and pans put away. Everything had to be left exactly how it was and that it how it will stay - for more cooking tomorrow.

Dad is very proud of his little 'Jamie Oliver'

Sunday, October 12, 2008



1. Drinking warm milk under the blanket on the couch
2. Gently patting Bethany's rabbit & guinea pig
3. Jumping on the trampoline at Beth's birthday party
4. Eating popcorn for afternoon tea and watching Johnson & Friends

5. Riding my bike to the park
6. Driving Dad's car up the driveway
7. Blowing bubbles in the backyard
8. BBQ and dinner outside with the birds
9. Having a 30min bath in the 2 person spa
10. Dad reading 3 stories before bed

It's no wonder he sleeps for 11 hours a night!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Not Cool

I was starting to wonder when it might be time to buy Jack a bed.....

I didn't believe Stu when he told me so they had to show me.

He says, 'cheese' when he sees that I have the camera :)


Today was the end of our weekday-weekend as Stu is working weekends. So this was our last family time until Christmas. We had a big breakfast and took the car for a service. I had some time to clean out more cupboards and the boys rode the bike around the block. We went shopping and bought a helmet for when Jack is riding quad bikes in Royalla, he just had to try it out.

Jack's speech has come along since we have been chatting so much. He said, 'Dad, Dad push me' when they were out and he is saying 'oh oh' when ever there is a drama (like he took his shoes off in the car!) He said, 'Grandpa, juice please' and 'What about this?'

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Just what every kid needs...

The Motbey's are starting to compile their Christmas list so I'm thinking an apple Jacket for everyone!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Black Forest Baby Cakes

He loves this cat and she adores him (not sure why) but he is the one who she runs to in the morning and she lets him 'man handle' her when she is in a playful mood.

Common Jules, your new buddies couldn't bake like me. Forget 'em!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Spoke too soon

I'd like to quote Motherhood Uncensored today "It's tiring and challenging and downright hard. It is amazingly more complicated to parent a child than it is to care for a baby."

And I think she forgot to mention toddlers. Toddlers! *excuse me while I scream into my pillow*

It has been a long day but tomorrow we are starting fresh. I love my boy.

In happier times Jack learnt how to carry the cat around the house today and he enjoyed watching Wall E at the movies although he slept through the second half.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Time Out

While Dad went away on business last week Jack thought it was a good time to test the boundaries. Over the last week our trips to the Time Out spot are much less frequent - going from 6-7 times per day and today he only went there once (so far.)

BTW this is not how Jack usually looks when he is spending his 90secs in time out :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Anniversary - 3 years

For our wedding anniversary we stayed at the Fraser Suites in Darling Harbor. My present was a trip to the BabyCakes shop by Renee and the cakes were delicious. Stu won a visit to St. Georges Aquarium where we re-stocked our marine tank.

We took Jack across the city to Taronga Zoo and we had a wonderful time. The high light of the day was the bird show and Jack started saying 'bye birds.'

Can you spot the apes?

Jack also enjoyed the ferry ride and waved to the passing boats saying 'bye boats.'

On our trip home we reflected on how much we have done in the past 3 years and wondered where the next 3 years might take us.... ?

I love you Stu, more than I ever knew I could.