Saturday, March 28, 2009

Upside Down

Had a great chat with Amy today while the kids played and we drank coffee (we both need about a month of sleep). The song below sums it all up. Life throws you a curve ball sometimes but this world keeps spinning.

Hanging on the line

Jack is so helpful. He had a great sleep over party last night at Beth and Grace's house. They had pizza and fizzy drink but they haven't learnt anything about sleep-overs yet because they were all fast asleep by 8.30.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Roses and Arum Lilies

Here are tonight's creations.

Jack asked to do a wee this afternoon and he has been dry all week when at home. He is so good! When he rang Nan R the conversation went like this:

N: Hello
M: Jack has something he's like to tell you
J: Hello Nan
N: What did you do Jack?
N: Did you do a wee on the toilet?
J: Lolly
N: Did you get a lolly?
J: And Buzz (as in Buzz Lightyear)
N: You are such a good boy Jack!
J: BYE *Mwah*

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Daddy Daycare

This is what Daddy Daycare looked like this morning!

But THANK GOD! This is what it looked like by the time I got home at 4.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Sunday, March 22, 2009


I've done my homework tonight and I'm happy with how it's going. I'm getting a nice little collection of flowers (although none are finished yet.) I'm not sure what to do with them when they are all complete.

Jack's allergy test was difficult as it required him to sit still for 20mins (that didn't happen) but we did get a positive reaction for grass so we will keep the antihistamine in his bag for next time.

Tomorrow we are going to the place where Grandma will rest in peace. We are taking some of her favourite roses. Mother's Day is coming soon so we will make sure to take some more flowers on that day too. We have been thinking about Grandma a lot lately, we miss having her around. She would have loved my sugar flowers.

Friday, March 20, 2009

This is me

I am in my prime at 27 so I thought I would post this so I could remember what it was like.

I've heard that you are most beautiful when you get married and your brain function peeks at 27 and then it's all down hill from here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


It has been a busy week at work. I have a new student who is keeping me on my toes and both assistants have called up sick. Stu has been out on training all week.

You can imagine the scene of us in the morning as Jack likes to sleep in until 7.30 and then we rush, rush to get out the door by 8.

8 o'clock this morning was when I noticed Jack starting to itch his knee. Within 10mins hives were covering both his legs and after 30mins his face started to go red, swollen and blotchy. We were straight to the doctor and Jack did a wee in a cup. The test showed nothing so we booked an allergy test for Saturday.

After all of the stress Jack got a Woody doll which he took to bed for his afternoon nap and he carried it around all afternoon. We visited Nanna at work and got a lolly and some stamps and then we had dinner with Grandpa for Uncle Jame's birthday and Grandpa showed me how to eat cake with a spoon.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Mummy is Here

I picked Jack up early from daycare yesterday and as I approached the door I clearly heard Jack yell, 'My Mummy is here!' He is so excited when I come and pick him up these days and he is so happy to play with the other pre-school kids at Rose's house. There is never a tear or even a dummy.

Jack was pretty excited to see Kai today too and the boys played 'cheers' with their bananas and held them like olympic torches as they ran around the back yard.

Tayliah is just quiet and beautiful and she is crawling around and standing up on furniture. Her mum goes back to work in 3 weeks but she is so lucky that her nanny is coming to look after her and Kai.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Canberra Day

Jack and Sam tore up the backyard on the quad bike this morning while the parents enjoyed fresh scones and tea.

Then we made the most out of an overcast and cool day by paddle boating to the museum and back. As soon as we hopped off the boats the sun came out.

Mr. Grumpy was stressed that either the iphone or the boy were going overboard but the boy and I had a good time anyway.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cake Decorating update

Jules and I are the only two students left in the course. Even the teacher left us tonight!

You have to see it to believe it.

Here are the flowers so far...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Canberra Show

We had a lovely day at the show today. Here is Jack last year.

Jack loved the animals and skipped around the farmyard nursery. He was over whelmed with all the excitement of the fire trucks, animals and noise.

We had a lovely lunch with our urban family and our real family.

The Motbey's all had some pretty 'phat' tatts to show off before we went to see the V8 hilux precision driving team.

Jack enjoyed some corn while I had some fairy floss. (crazy kid)

And then he had his first pony ride.