Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Goodbye ...

We said goodbye to Nanny and Poppy this morning. They're off to Queensland.

We managed to get some photos of them before they left ......

Monday, August 27, 2007

Darling Harbour

We took Mike and Sheila (Aaron's Dad and step-Mum) to Darling Harbour today. The weather was brilliant! I love going into the city - there's always something interesting to look at!

Lauren held hands with a soldier .....

And ate an ice cream.....

Here's a funny story:

Ashleigh went for a walk to the park with Sheila on the weekend. She was swinging on the swing and it started to slow down. She turned around and said to Sheila ...

"Hey, lady who's name starts with S can you push me higher?" lol.

She couldn't remember Sheila's name but she knew it started with an 'S' because she had drawn a picture of herself with Sheila the night before and asked how Sheila spelt her name.

Very cute!

We're having lots of fun having Poppy and Sheila staying with us. The girls just adore having them staying with us. We're not looking forward to saying goodbye on Wednesday.

Anyway, not much else going on with us at the moment. Hope you all have a good week!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Confessions of a desperate mother!

I did a horrible thing today. As you all know Lauren isn't well at the moment so the sleep deprivation is starting to get to me. Tonight I was frantically trying to make dinner and help Ashleigh with her homework and keep Lauren entertained all at the same time when the stupid cat decided to come and sit right at my feet because I was chopping up chicken. He drove me nuts - I kept tripping over him and treading on his tail. Every time I kicked him to get out of the way he came STRAIGHT back again!! Stupid animal!!

Out of desperation I grabbed the spray water bottle from under the sink and squirted him on the face with water. You should've seen him run!! He did not like it one bit! But as he is so stupid he came back again so again he got sprayed in the face. After about 4 sprays he got the idea.

Then Lauren started driving me nuts - she kept screaming everytime Ashleigh tried to help her with something and she was constantly whining so I saw the water bottle sitting there on the kitchen bench ........ you can imagine the thoughts running through my head "should I, shouldn't I?".

Here is my confession ..... I did it!! I sprayed her on her chest - at least I didn't aim for her face - I get points for that don't I? This is the horrible, desperate things I do when I have had 3 nights of no sleep!!

So there's my confession - I'm a horrible mother but I tell ya - it shut her up too!!

Long live the spray water bottle!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Took some photos of the girls at bath time tonight. Thought I'd post then on my blog - just in case you'd forgotten what they look like!

Lauren is turning into a real little girl - she's losing that baby look.

Bossy .....

Update .....

Lauren is MUCH BETTER today. She's back to bossing us all around - she's sick, I'll humour her!

Not sure what's for dinner tonight. Aaron's working til midnight and I hate cooking a big meal just for me and the girls - call me lazy!

Must run - got lots of housework to catch up on before Lauren wakes up from her day sleep!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Not Well!

We found out today that Lauren has pneumonia. She was fine the last few days and then all of a sudden she started vomiting yesterday afternoon. She was vomiting all last night so I took her to the doctor today and he sent her off to get a chest x-ray. Needless to say the results came back indicating pneumonia. She has a semi-collapsed left lung.

We have to keep an eye on her over the next 24 hours and if she doesn't improve we need to take her to the hospital.

I can't believe how sick this kid has been lately. The poor thing seems to catch one thing after another. That's what pre-school does for you I guess.

Anyway, not much else going on at the moment - can't go out cos Lauren's sick. Looks like it's going to be another slow week this week.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Not much to blog about so I thought I'd post a couple of photos. Here is a photo of Lauren taken today - she had a crazy hair day at pre-school today. It's not very clear but she has 4 ponytails on the top of her head and another one at the back. She thought it was great!!

That's it for now! Until next time ......

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We had a pretty busy weekend. On Saturday we drove to Lakemba to drop off some stuff for Aaron's work and then we drove to Hurstville to drop off some more stuff. At last it's out of our garage and I get my garage back!

While we were in Hurstville we drove past my Nan's old house. It's amazing how different it looks now! I almost didn't recognise it - it still brought back fond memories! Nan was basically the only grandparent I had for a long time. And no matter how selfish people can get in their old age they're still your grand parents and you love them unconditionally!

On Sunday we helped Belinda move house. It was a harsh reminder of what we are going to have to go through in a few months time ourselves. Not looking forward to it!!

How hot was the weekend? Saturday was 25 degrees and Sunday was 24 degrees! Fantastic weather!! We were all dressed in t-shirts.

Below is a photo of Ash in bed asleep last night. She absolutely loves the felt board Nana gave her! She even falls asleep playing with it! Who would have thought that something so simple would provide so many hours of entertainment for the kid!??

Anyway, I've got a pretty quiet day today. I'm going to the movies with a friend tonight - can't wait! Have a great week everyone!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Long Time No Communicate!

Apologies for not blogging this week. I've had one sick kid after another! It has been a HORRIBLE winter for us this year! We seem to have caught everything that's going around! Poor Lauren has been consistently sick for the past 6 weeks! It's because she started Pre-School 2 months ago and she's being exposed to all the nasties out there!

Aaron's been traveling interstate a lot lately so I've been stripping beds at 2 o'clock in the morning from vomit and trying to console Lauren crying all on my own. NOT FUN!! I really missed him this week. I honestly don't know how single parents do it on their own!

Needless to say, whenever I've had a quiet moment this week I've been sleeping - trying to catch up on my missed hours sleep during the night!

Lauren's still not well. She has a high temperature and has been really clingy. She's on antibiotics but they are taking their time to work!

Ashleigh is doing well. She has been such a big help this week. She's been taking vomit towels to the laundry for me and been a tremendous help - all without complaint! She's such a good girl.

In other, more exciting news, we are booking our flights to New Zealand next week for Amanda's wedding - yep, at long last I get to go on a holiday!! I'm so looking forward to it! Can't Wait!!

Nana's visiting with us from New Zealand. She brought lots of pressies for us which was really nice. Ashleigh loves the animal felt board that she got and the skirt. We went around to visit Nana and Belinda yesterday and Ashleigh was very excited to see "HER Nana" again! She still calls our spare room "Nana's room" from when Nana stayed with us just after Lauren was born. We're looking forward to seeing her again on the weekend when we help Belinda move house! I'll try to remember to take photos!

I told my cousin today that Aaron is part polynesian - she didn't believe me! I guess it's his pale skin and lack of kiwi accent that makes it hard to believe.

Anyway, Lauren has just started coughing in her bed so I'd better go and rescue her before she coughs so much that she vomits again. There is NOTHING worse than vomit! Grose!

Bye for now!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Is It the Weekend Yet???

I'm enjoying a day at home by myself today. Ashleigh's back at school after having 3 days off sick and Lauren's at Kindy. I've been for a walk and cleaned the house. Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the day.

Latest song I downloaded: Elton John's Your Song.

Book I'm reading at the moment: The Secret - a couple of people have told me I must read it so I'm giving it a go.

Dinner tonight: Going out for dinner tonight - not sure where, Aaron's organising it. Very excited!! It means I don't have to cook!

Tomorrow: Nothing planned yet. Aaron's flying to Melbourne for the day.

What I'm thinking right now: I REALLY, REALLY want a new car - Ford Focus, either in a dusty blue or silver.

What I'm listening to right now: The news on tv - bridge collapse in Mississippi. Scary!

Well, I'm gonna go and have a shower and do my hair for the first time in 2 days!

I'll leave you with a couple of photos:

This is a photo of the girls in their pjs

This is a photo of Ashleigh's freaky socks - kinda like gloves for your toes!

This one Ashleigh took of herself - she loves taking photos and who better to photograph than yourself right!?!?