Sunday, April 29, 2007

Lauren's 1st Day at Pre-School

I forgot to blog about Lauren's first day at pre-school last Thursday. She had a pretty good day. She cried a bit but I was expecting that.

She didn't hate it which was good. When I went to pick her up she burst into tears when she saw me but she settled down quickly.

I only sent her for half a day to start with but this week I'll leave it a bit longer. The problem was she was EXTREMELY tired that day as she didn't get much sleep the night before.

Here is a photo we took all dressed up ready for her first day at pre-school. She was clowning around so it was hard to get a half decent picture but I guess this shows her personality!

Bits n Pieces

Brrrrr .... it's really starting to cool down now. I love the cold weather!

I had a really bad sleep last night. Aaron's in Queensland and I had to share the bed with Ashleigh which is always fun. But the biggest problem was Lauren. I don't know what's up with her at the moment but she's gotten into the habit of waking up through the night and going to sleep on the tiles. I am constantly waking up to go and check to see if she is lying on the tiles. For some reason I could not sleep!

So this morning I'm very tired.

The Family Reunion went really well. We all had a lot of fun. Ashleigh got to meet her "new cousin, Ashleigh". Actually, they are second cousins so it's not so bad that they have the same name! I will post photos later. I forgot to take my camera - dah! So I have to wait to get some emailed to me.

I watched a great show last night. It was slow but really inspirational - "The Pursuit of Happyness". It really makes you appreciate EVERYTHING you have - the bed you sleep in, your home and just the basic things.

I'm off to have breakfast now.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I had my very first Son of Mac burger today from McDonalds. I caved and ruined my diet but it was WELL WORTH IT!! It tasted sooooo good.

I don't think it will be the last one I have unfortunately.

Everything in moderation right?!?

Here is a photo I took of the girls with Dad a few weeks back.

I think it tells a story.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

First Kiss!

This weekend has been pretty wild!

Friday night Aaron and I finally got to go out on a date - the first date since December last year! We went to the movies to see Shooter. Fantastic film - a must see! Todd and Sam babysat for us and we found out that Sam's pregnant. We're very excited!!! I had a dream last night that they had a boy. Congrats Todd and Sam - I can't wait to hold a newborn again!

Saturday we bought a new vacuum cleaner!!! YIPPEE!! Who would've thought someone would be so excited about getting a new vacuum cleaner?! I can't wait to pick it up - they didn't have any in stock but we should get it Wednesday. Ours died a couple of weeks ago and the dust has gotten to a level that is embarassing now! Especially having a cat!

Saturday night we had some friends over for dinner. It was a great night but oh my gosh - six kids running around all night - it's enough to give anybody a headache - and it did - I've had a bad head all day today!! Ashleigh had her first kiss that night too - her little friend from school Alex Conlon. Very cute! She was so embarassed, so was he for that matter. Needless to say we kept a close eye on them for the rest of the night.

Today, Greg was called to Second Counsellor in the Bishopric. It's all happening this weekend!

School starts on Tuesday and I can't wait. Ashleigh is really getting bored now and hassling me for things to do. I'm counting down the hours!

Tomorrow I'm checking out a couple of Day Care Centres for Lauren. I think she's ready for Pre-school now!!

Here are some photos I took of the girls. They are growing up so fast!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday ....

Pottered around the house in the morning

Went to K-Mart to get some singlets for Lauren - I can't find Ashleigh's size 3 singlet hand-me-downs anywhere!!!

Did grocery shopping - with the girls - horrible job!

Came home, made some lunch

Went for a walk to the park - Ashleigh rode her bike and it broke when we got there so we had to leave it at a strangers house and went back to pick it up later.

Went to pick up a candle order from Stanhope, came home and packed the orders.

McDonalds for dinner, slack mother!

Today ...

Take books back to the library

Take top back to Target

Take the girls to visit Mum

Movies tonight with Aaron!!!! YIPEE!! Going to see Shooter - looks like a good movie!

Tomorrow ...

Love the weekends!! Nothing planned as yet.

Friends over for dinner - probably having pizza because I can't be bothered cooking for 12 people!! Lazy hey!??

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Size Zero!!

I watched a really interesting program on tv last night - The Quest to Become Size Zero!

Wow - what an eye opener! I mean, the things this woman went through to become a size zero and to think there are women out there who do this for months on end!! I got hungry just watching it! There is NO WAY I could do it!

I worked it out - 7 stone is about 45kilos!! That's just ridiculous!

I really hope my girls don't grow up obssessed about their weight. I think it would be very difficult to watch a child go through anorexia as a mother. It's such a debilitating disease.

Today's going to be a pretty relaxed one. I'm supposed to be working today but I think I'll just work from home because it's too difficult to take both the girls in to work with me.

This week's weight loss - 1.5kg!! Not bad, but to be honest I was hoping for 2kg!! Oh well, I'm happy enough with this. Like I said, there's no way I could get down to a size zero - I've been freakin starving this week and that's just cutting down slightly!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I'm lost!

I've lost my mobile phone - can't find it anywhere and I'm lost without it!

It's so frustrating because not only have I lost my mobile phone but my address book too because I put everyone's phone numbers in my phone and it's driving me crazy!! I'm pretty sure it hasn't been stolen - I think Lauren has put it somewhere - hopefully she hasn't thrown it in the bin!

Anyway, Aaron's home - HOORAY!! But he's been flat out since he's been back we haven't seen much of him.

We went to a funeral last night - one of Aaron's good friends died. He was only 39. It was such a shock!! He has 4 kids. It got me thinking how short life can be and that we need to make the most of it while we're here.

It's so reassuring to know that there's life after death.

I think the thing that is even more reassuring is that we have been married for "time and all eternity" and not just "til death do ye part".

Monday, April 16, 2007

Well Aaron got delayed in Adelaide and is coming home at midday today instead of last night.

Ashleigh wasn't too upset - she got to sleep with Mum and extra night!

Here is a photo I took of Lauren in the bath last night. Nothing wrong with her!!

Anyway, not much going on today. I'll blog again when there's something noteworthy to blog!

Have a great week!!

Friday, April 13, 2007


Ashleigh makes me laugh.

Here is a picture she drew this morning after I told her she couldn't have something she wanted.

It's a picture of Mummy in Jail with Ashleigh "on the outisde" looking at Mummy in jail. She has the most amazing imagination!

Makes me laugh!

Another Tooth Bites the Dust!

I know it's been a while since I posted some photos but I haven't been feeling well the last few days. I've had some type of virus - not sure what it was but I've generally been feeling really lethargic, wanting to sleep all day, feeling sick at night (and no I'm not pregnant!!!).

I'm feeling much better today though!! Maybe it's because I know Ashleigh's going to be spending the day with Taylor at Jodie's place?? Just kidding.

Here are some photos of Ashleigh at Ebony's birthday party last weekend with her friend Maddison.

Here's another one of Ashleigh with her two bottom teeth missing!

And here's a photo of Lauren taken by ASHLEIGH. Lauren's spent the entire morning squealing!!! Anyone want a three year old? She's going cheap!

That's all for now. Aaron's off to Adelaide today until Sunday night.

The diet's not going too well. I've been trying to walk every day but I'm averaging twice a week at the moment - not great but hey! Being sick doesn't help with the dieting process either. Add Easter on top of that and you have a recipe for disaster!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

There's not much on tv at the moment so I thought I'd blog!

Why is it whenever you don't have any money that's the time you MOST want to spend, spend, spend???? Lucky my birthday is coming up!! I'll have to start writing Aaron a list! hehehehe!!

Ash and Taylor are in the spare bedroom giggling like two little school girls (which is what they are really!!) They have had a good day today. It's funny though - they are complete opposites - it amazes me that they enjoy each other's company so much. Ashleigh likes dolls and dresses and Taylor likes drawing and pants!!

We saw Monster House yesterday for the first time. It's not a bad movie!! Ashleigh LOVES anything scary!! It's actually quite disturbing really!

Well, I hope everyone is well. We're all doing really well. Lauren is talking more and more and Ashleigh is growing up so fast!! Aaron's off to Adelaide on Friday and comes back Sunday. He may be going to Alice Springs next week which will be interesting!

Have a great Thursday everyone!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Head Hurts!

I have had a headache all day today!!

It must be all that chocolate I've been eating!! I don't even want to look at another easter egg!!

We didn't buy each other much chocolate this year - even the Easter bunny only bought us 2 easter eggs each this year but it's enough to give me a chocolate hangover!

We had a nice quiet easter this year!

And now the holidays begin! What to do with a 5 year old who gets bored really easily?! She is already bored and it's really only the first day of holidays. It's going to be a long school holiday break!!

We've got Taylor over tomorrow for a sleepover which should be good! The terrible two!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Happy Easter!!

We want to wish everyone who reads our blog a very Happy Easter Everyone!

Here are some photos I took of the girls goofing around in the bath the other day!

I hope you all have a great Easter break and keep safe!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Easter Bonnett Parade!

So ... I've got one day to make a super hero easter hat for Ashleigh.

What The!?!?!

What on earth does super heroes have to do with Easter I ask you?? Doesn't make sense to me but we have to conform ......

So don't laugh when I post a photo of what I came up with because I have limited resources and limited inspiration!!! Any ideas???? Come on you Bailey girls I'm sure you've got some ideas for me!!!!

Anyway, I'd better go put the girls to bed so I can sit down and relax.

Take care everyone!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Painting Complete!

Here is my latest creation! I'm not sure if I like it or not but Aaron does so that's OK.

I need to paint another two to go either side of this one - two skinnier ones - same colours and theme. Once I've finished I'll post another photo.

I haven't painted for a while but when I do I really enjoy it!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

What a weekend!

We have had a busy weekend this weekend.


12pm - had Todd and Sam over for lunch

3pm - had my cousin's son's birthday party (luckily it was just around the corner)

4.30pm - came home to quickly get ready to go to Ashleigh's school social with Taylor

8.30pm - got home from school social to have Taylor sleep over!

Needless to say we are all exhausted.

Here are some photos of the school social. There was games, disco and the night ended with a 15 minute fireworks spectacular!

Check out these cakes from my Zach's birthday party. They look amazing - Noah's Ark theme! Very cute!

Today, Sunday:

Had a quiet one at home - Aaron's at church but I stayed home with the girls so they could have a sleep to catch up. Ashleigh isn't feeling very well today - there are a lot of bugs going around lately.