Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Holidays Have Begun!

Well today's the first day of school holidays - actually, they started yesterday for us because Ashleigh had the day off. Her teacher (Miss Short) wasn't going to be at school because her father died unexpectedly so I figured it wasn't worth sending her. I probably would have sent her but she was begging me to stay home so I caved!

Aaron's gone paintballing today with some friends in Wollongong so we're having a girls day today! We're going to do some scrapbooking, painting and having a picnic out the back.

The girls are watching their favourite tv shows at the moment so I thought I'd take advantage of the peace and quiet and blog! ...... well that'd didn't last long, Ashleigh has just informed me that Lauren has done a poo! Lucky me!

I'll blog again soon! See ya!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I Can See Clearly Now .....

Here are some photos of little Ash in her new glasses. We picked them up today and she's so happy with them. We think she looks gorgeous! What do you think???

Sunday, September 24, 2006


Here is a photo I took of Ashleigh with a home she made for a christmas beetle she found on the front lawn. It had a leg missing so she decided to pick it up (in a tissue of course - just in case it was dirty) and to take it inside and take care of it. She even got a small plastic container and put water in it for him. This photo was taken after I told her to take it back outside as it would die if it stayed inside.

We went to see Belinda and Abel tonight for dinner and got some cute shots of the kids, doing what they do best - playing!

Big hugs for Jake!

Another busy week this week:

Monday - work
Tuesday - taking Lauren to Occupational Therapy and picking up Ashleigh's glasses
Wednesday - Canteen all day
Thursday - working and then going to a Bazaar party at night
Friday - working then doing a Salt City Candle party in Kellyville
Saturday - Aaron's going paint balling - hahahaha, that'll be funny!!
Sunday - church and relaxing hopefully.

Anyway, Lauren's just started crying in bed - she's getting over a cold so she's been a bit miserable lately. Must run and tend to the baby one!

Love to all!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ashleigh's Eye Test

Ashleigh's eye test went well today. The optometrist said that Ashleigh's left eye is so bad that she is amazed it hasn't turned in! She has a lazy left eye but she was surprised it hasn't turned in. It would have been terrible if she started to go cross eyed. Somebody is looking out for her that's for sure! She had to have eye drops put into her eyes to "relax her pupil" so they could get an accurate prescription for her eyes. It was really freaky because the drops only took effect on her left eye (which is good because that's the one they wanted to test the most) and it made her left pupil really big. Here is a photo. FREAKY!

Tonight Ash went to a friend's birthday party at Build a Bear and she built a little bunny rabbit. She adores it and she called it Crystal. Here is a photo:

Here is a photo of Lauren with her new back pack that Nanny bought her - she loves it!

Well that's it for now. I've had a pretty full-on day today so I'm going to get ready and go to bed! Goodnight!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Is it the weekend yet????

Just got home from the school P&C meeting. I handed over all the secretary stuff to the new woman and what a weight off my shoulders it was! I'm just too busy to be P&C secretary anymore.

I'm very upset - I just went to my private chocolate stash and saw that it had been raided! Yes, Aaron ate my last Kit Kat!! It's things like this that have driven some women to kill!! I know how they feel! I nnnneed ccchhoccccolate!

Not working tomorrow - taking Ash to the optometrist for her second appointment and to get her some glasses! She is so excited. It will be interesting to see if her school work improves or her mood in general. Fingers crossed! I can't wait to see what she looks like with glasses - CUTE!

Lauren is just the same. She loves hanging out with the cat during the day now that Ash is at school. She has great conversations with him and he makes a great pillow for when she's tired. He actually swiped at her the other day - she was being a bit too rough with him. I think she learnt her lesson!

I made peace with my next door neighbour yesterday. It was her birthday so I took over a gift for her. She had been on my mind for a couple of weeks. We had a falling out some months back and hadn't spoken for months but were quite good friends before that. The last few weeks it was really bugging me that there was "bad blood" between us. I have been wanting to go over to speak to her but kept putting it off - but I thought that her birthday would be the perfect opportunity to go over and "kiss and make up" - only we hugged and made up! Such a weight off my shoulders knowing we're talking again!

So, I encourage anybody out there who has "issues" with somebody in their life that they go out and settle any bad blood that exists! It's the best feeling when you do - believe me!

No photos again today sorry! I'll try to take some for next time!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Not much going on...

Well, not much is going on at the moment. Ashleigh had two parties to go to on the weekend and has another one to go to on Thursday so we've spent a fortune on presents over the past week.

It was Jodie's birthday on Saturday! Happy birthday sis! I hope the money we gave you goes to good use - no doubt it's going towards your kit for Stampin Up!

I'm at work tomorrow so it's going to be another busy day! Which reminds me ... I must take some meat out of the freezer for dinner!!

Went shopping today - bought a few things - a skirt and some shorts for myself and a blouse for Ashleigh. I can't spend too much money though because we have to buy Ashleigh's glasses on Thursday and I'm sure they won't be cheap!

How hot has it been the last couple of days? It's been boiling! I hope it's not a sign of what's ahead for summer this year! I hate the heat - especially the humidity.

Anyway, I'll post again on Thursday - after Ash's optometrist appointment. Hopefully she'll get her glasses early next week.

C Ya!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I'm Back!

Well, I'm back from Melbourne and glad to be home!

I had a great time away. I spent nearly $300 in the first 2 hours of touching down! I love Melbourne for shopping - there's nothing like it! Next time I go I'm taking more money and fatter credit cards! And then I wake up from my sleep .....

It was great to see Renee and Marlon again and little Jakey and Jess! I just loved spending time with them and catching up on "old times". Hopefully it won't be so long before I go down and visit again!

I have to say I missed my family. I came back with much more appreciation for them! It's true what they say .... "absence makes the heart grow fonder".

Poor little Ash was crying her heart out when they dropped me off at the airport and I couldn't help it ..... I cried too! Aaron thought I was crazy - I was so looking forward to getting away and when the time comes I cry! Crazy!! I rang Ash every night to say goodnight and she sounded quite happy and content with me not being there which made me feel much better! Aaron did an amazing job playing Mr Mum while I was gone .... I even came home to a freshly vacuumed house! Very impressed!!! It's taken nearly 7 years of training!!!! hehehehe.

We went to Ikea today - bought some great stuff! I love it there!! There's always something new to see ..... and buy.

We took Ash to the Optometrist yesterday and unfortunately she takes after my side of the family and needs glasses! The poor kid couldn't even read the top line of letters! Lucky for us she is REALLY looking forward to getting glasses. Hopefully it will make things a lot easier for her at school. I will post pictures next week when she gets her glasses!

Anyway, I"m really tired now and need sleep! I'll leave you with a photo of my latest canvas. Kiss, kiss everyone!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Come Fly With Me ....

Well I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow and I can't wait!

I don't know what I'm going to do for 4 days with nobody else to look after but myself!! I'm planning to do some shopping and some relaxing. I've packed a good book to read but most of all I can't wait to see Renee and her two beautiful kids!! Oh, and Marlon of course! I still can't believe I haven't even seen Jake yet and he's two and a half! I feel terrible that I haven't seen her for so long!

My bag still isn't packed - I'm only halfway through and I'm washing clothes to take with me as we speak but don't you worry - I'll make that plane come hell or high water!

I've been absolutely flat out lately;
... Salt City Candles
... Working everyday at Contiform - setting up the new business!
... Homework with Ashleigh
... P&C stuff
... Little bit of scrapbooking
... Housework

It's going to be great to just sit back and relax for a few days!!

I have attached a photo of Lauren! Unfortunately she has discovered that her finger actually fits up her nose quite nicely and enjoys doing it (much to the embarassment of the rest of us!). The more we tell her it's yucky the funnier she thinks it is and does it even more so we are just trying to ignore it.

Anyway, I'd better go finish packing and putting music onto my MP3!

Catch up with you all when I get back!