Friday, March 30, 2007
I've done two loads of washing, gone for a walk with Lauren and read a bit.
No plans yet for the weekend. Saturday night we're going to the school social - picnic on the school grounds with games, showbags etc and topped off with fireworks! Should be a good night! Other than that just another quiet one at home.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
We were sitting down eating dinner and she kept complaining that she couldn't eat properly because her tooth was sore and when we had a close look we saw that her tooth was REALLY wobbly.
And here she is after her tooth fell out ...
Only a mere half a centimeter big - it's tiny!!
Here are the girls with their new hair cuts!!
I HATE sitting in the lounge sweating like a pig and sticking to it when I get up! Gimme the cooler weather any day! I LOVE IT!!
I had to go out and get some winter clothes for Ashleigh yesterday because she's growing up so fast!
I caved yesterday and got the girls hair cut. Ashleigh now has a cute little bob (this hair style REALLY suits her) and Lauren now has a nice, straight hair line! I'm so glad I got it done. I've been putting it off, wanting to grow their hair because I always loved having long hair myself when I was a little girl. I'll post photos tonight when I've taken photos of them!
Can somebody tell me why tracksuits are so darned expensive??? I cannot believe the cost of tracksuits these days! It costs nearly $80 for something to dag around the house in! Please explain!?!?!!
I have a pretty easy day today. Still getting over this horrible head cold. I'm going to take it easy and just do what needs to be done.
I've got a Lavender Vanilla candle burning in the background and it smells fantastic!! I highly recommend it to anyone!
Well it's Wednesday today - this means good tv night tonight!! Something to look forward to!
Anyway, I'm off to have a shower and try to make myself feel half decent!
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Ash: "What's for dinner tonight?"
Ash: "Yuck, I'll just have salad"
Daddy: "Fish is good for you - it keeps you skinny"
Ash: "Then how come you're so fat?"
This is what you get for trying to help. Daddy was trying to feed Lauren but she wanted to do it herself - "Back away Daddy. I'm old enough to do it myself!"
And of course Thomas the cat!
Pucker up buttercup!!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Here are some photos of Lauren. Her hair is getting so long now so I thought I'd take some photos. Aaron keeps telling me to get it cut but I want to grow it for when she goes to school. I want her hair to be long enough to pull back into a ponytail - otherwise her curly hair will be hard to do anything with!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Lauren's already in bed fast asleep which is great and Ashleigh is watching tv so I thought I'd take advantage of the quietness and blog!
My fave show is on tonight - Desperate Housewives - the big one tonight - 2 people die apparently. It's a shame I'm on a diet otherwise I'd sit down and watch it with a big tub of ice cream!
Aaron's off to Melbourne tomorrow for 3 days which I'm kind of looking forward to I must admit. I get to watch what I want to watch on tv!! CSI, McLeods Daughters, Medium and Heroes!!
I'm kinda peeved that he's going to go and see a movie while he's in Melbourne that I wanted to see too but I'll have to arrange a girls night out and go and see it without him! I can't even remember the name of the movie - it's the one with John Travolta and Tim Allen etc. It looks hilarious!
I'm on a mission to lose weight again! I have put on so much weight these past few months and I'm determined to lose it before Easter (so I can put it all back on again! NOT!!)
No photos this time - I haven't taken any!
Until next time .......
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Believe it or not she refused to have a daytime sleep.
Tried to put her to bed 3 times today with no luck.
I'm insanely tired and am just about ready to give her away!
Needless to say it's going to be an early night for bed for all of us!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Here's a list of things I did today to prove I actually did something:
- Dropped Ash off at school
- Went to the hair dresser to get my hair cut (about time I say!)
- Went straight to work after that and got A LOT done!
- Left work and picked Ash up from school
- Got home and cleaned
- Answered some emails
- Entertained the girls for a little bit
- Cooked a roast dinner
- Bathed the girls
- Cleaned kitchen after our delicious dinner
- Put girls to bed, read books etc
- Ironed about 9 shirts and kids clothes
So, there you go, a busy day but still lots more to do. Tomorrow's list:
- vacuum house
- clean floor
- go grocery shopping (hating this job at the moment - takes up so much time)
- organise a Salt City Candle party for a friend of a friend
- post off stuff I sold on eBay
- find birthday presents for Todd, Jake and Amanda (their birthday's are all on the same day - 18th March!!)
- sell my left leg so I can afford to buy presents for family! Just kidding!
And I'm sure there's much more but I'm too tired to think about it.
Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.
A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia and her Queen at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you", he said on National Television.
"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia : one the Australian law and another Islamic law that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option", Costello said .
Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off. Basically people who don't want to be Australians, and who don't want, to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off", he said.
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.
Quote: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians."
"However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the 'politically correct' crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia ." "However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand." "This idea of Australia being a multi- cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. And as Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle."
"This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom"
"We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!"
"Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture."
"We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us."
"If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others.
"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,
'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'."
"If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."