Friday, 29 June 2012
We'll be back for another visit soon because Isaac will love seeing nanna's work and playing the big snakes and ladders game on the road in the village.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
We were already out of the house and the sun was shining so we took our platter down to the park instead.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
His very first experience with vomiting when he was younger was when he had a cough, he was coughing so hard that he threw up. "Oh no, I dropped a cough" he said. It's something that's stuck now, we've called it dropping a cough ever since. Makes something fairly yuck quite cute.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Saturday, 23 June 2012
With the new garden bed taking shape I thought I'd spend some time outside today cleaning up the recycled bricks we have accumulated over the last few months. Darren bought this nifty little tool to help with the job and once I got the hang of it the cement was falling away. I don't think I got as many done as Darren might have liked but it's something I think we'll just have to chip away at. Get it? Chip?
Friday, 22 June 2012
The Swans do it to me again.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Isaac and I were tasked with planting some vegetables in our newly constructed veggie patch this week.
I went to the nursery yesterday to pick up the plants and seeds and today was earmarked for the planting. Isaac had been asking all morning when we were going to get started and I explained (numerous times) that it would be best to wait until after lunch when Noah has his biggest sleep.
Unfortunately Isaac fell asleep while I was finishing the dishes from lunch and there was no way I was going to plant the veggies without him - although it would've been a lot quicker, I didn't want to deal with an upset four year old for the rest of the afternoon.
Instead I decided to get started on clearing the area around our lemon tree to make a proper garden bed. We're planning on using recycled bricks level with the grass for the edging so I needed to dig a hole to accommodate the depth of the bricks. I didn't realise digging a hole would be such hard work and that grass roots we're so strong. I contemplated giving up after only a few attempts at breaking the ground but with the right tools and a bit of force we now have the beginnings of a garden bed. There's still a bit of work to do but it's a start at least. And I also have a new appreciation for the work Darren does in the yard regularly - he makes it look easy.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
On the nightly check of the boys before we go to bed it's always lovely to see them so peaceful. It's also interesting to see what position Isaac might have himself in. Tonight he was pretty good but usually he's balanced right on the edge of the bed - for some reason he prefers the hard bed frame over the soft mattress.
Monday, 18 June 2012
After too many days of rain we are finally seeing some beautiful sunshine. I decided to make the most of it and spend the day outside at the park. We also had a lot of bread that was ideal for feeding ducks with.
I knew the perfect place to go - there's a playground at Sydney Olympic Park that has a big sandpit and a lake nearby with lots of birds. We packed the car with the bike, dump trucks and snacks and headed off.
It was a lovely day playing, relaxing on the picnic blanket and feeding the birds. We weren't the only ones enjoying the sunshine either. There were lots of other parents and kids there, no doubt just as grateful as us to finally get out of the house and into the fresh air.
Sunday, 17 June 2012
We attended a house warming party today for some friends who have moved from a small inner city apartment to a three bedroom house a little further out in the suburbs. The area is somewhere we looked at when we bought our suburban house and if it wasn't for the fact it was a little too far away from our family I'm sure we would now be neighbours.
The house is great with a lot of room both inside and out and lots of opportunity for them to put their own stamp on it. I'm looking forward to seeing the transformation over the coming years.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Noah loves being outside. The only way I seem to be able to get him to have any floor time is on a picnic blanket on the grass. This afternoon I took advantage of the sun and let him have a kick and roll around in the fresh air. He was one happy bub which makes me a happy mum.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
I decided to take Noah down for a bit of a walk by the river this afternoon. On our way there I noticed a lot of people and cameras around one of the local cafes. I parked the car by the river and went for a stroll, eventually arriving at the cafe I'd driven past. I asked another girl nearby what was happening and she told me they were filming Underbelly.
When I heard them call action I stood at a bus stop to watch the scene unfold. After about a minute someone from inside the restaurant yells "Gun!" and two police cars with sirens blaring come screeching to a halt outside.At this point another lady at the bus stop looked to me with terror showing on her face and asked what was happening. I told her about the filming and with her hand to her heart she said "Oh my god!" The poor thing thought it was a real crime scene and nearly had a heart attack.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
After a busy morning at preschool playtime I just needed 10 minutes or so to collect myself before the lunch procession began. Requests for Isaac to go and play with the gazillion toys in his room fell on deaf ears so I thought I'd get out some of the stickers and colouring supplies from the craft box. He was so excited when I laid them out on the table for him. "That should keep him busy for I while" I thought.
Not even two minutes later he was back complaining he was bored. Arrrggghhh. A mum can only try.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Well, what do I say? A night at the lingerie football league wasn't the most romantic date night I've ever had but it was definitely interesting.
I have very mixed feelings about it all.
As a woman, I don't find it offensive as such but more intriguing. Firstly, I wonder what motivates the girls to choose to do it. I know there's challenges in getting people interested in women's sport but is this a genuine attempt at getting people interested or just pure titillation?
Secondly, and most eye opening, was the crowd. I can't say I was surprised. I knew there'd be a lot of men there ogling the on-field antics but at the same time I was a little overwhelmed by some of the behaviour. Obscene comments and gestures, blow up dolls and just general stupidity (e.g. large numbers of plastic cups being thrown down from the seats above - not all of them empty).
It's left me thinking does this stuff only happen when men get together in large numbers around half naked women or would I find the same disturbing things happening during a hen's night at Wildboys Afloat? Either way it's not very endearing.
Friday, 8 June 2012
We were looking through some old photos of Isaac the other day and realized he was having sandwiches at around 7-8 months old. With Noah becoming much better at controlling his hands in the last week I thought we'd try him with one today. I took the crusts off and cut it into 'soldiers' so it would be easier for him to handle. He did really well and seemed to enjoy it. Might make lunch times a bit easier from now on.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Before we had the boys a typical Saturday and Sunday afternoon was spent watching football while devouring a cheese plate. It became our little tradition in the winter months (and probably the source of a few too many kilos).
SInce the kids have come along this is something that has fallen by the wayside. For some reason it's just not as relaxing when there's cars and trucks being run across the coffee table (or up your arms) at the same time.
This weekend we caught a glimpse of what once was and could be again when the boys are a bit older. There was cheese consumed and football viewed but just not simultaneously.
Still, I'll happily take Brie anytime, football or not.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Friday, 1 June 2012
I've been getting a bit frustrated lately with the amount of stuff we have around the house. It's mostly related to Isaac leaving his toys lying around but also because things don't always seem to have a proper 'home'. We only have a small place so I need to get clever about storage. What's the first place I think of when I think storage? Ikea.
This place is so much quieter and more bearable during the week. The weekends can be a nightmare trying to work your way through the sea of people and overstuffed trolleys. We used to live right across the road before the boys were born and Darren and I would enjoy watching from our balcony as people tried to squeeze queen size mattresses or 20 flat packs into their little two door hatchbacks.
I was able to have a leisurely browse through the displays and picked up some ideas for future projects but today I came home with some boxes to help sort Isaac's drawers and some small shelves to display his expanding book collection.
No flat packs on this trip, yay!