Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shopping Centre Opening!

The New Rouse Hill Shopping Centre opened today and I am very impressed!! It's fantastic having a shopping centre so close now! I don't think Aaron will think so though!

Is it just me or does everybody else get excited when a new shopping centre opens up? The shops are so shiny and new and the shelves are fully stocked! There's so much to look at! They have a fantastic play centre right next to a cafe so the kids can run around while you have lunch!! Very nice!! We like that option!

Ashleigh did a fantastic job with her performance at the opening today! She sat there and recited 2 poems on stage with her class while hundreds of people stood and watched. Ashleigh's the one right behind the microphone. No matter where I stood I couldn't get a good shot because people were standing right in front of me. The kids looked so smart in their uniforms!



It was a stinker of a day though! The sun was hot, hot, hot!!

Lauren made sure she was well prepared for the event. Stepping out in style! At least she thought she was gorgeous!



Lauren hung out with her friend Tessa from church! It was too hot to stand too close to each other as you can see!!


I'm cooking a baked dinner tonight. I don't cook baked dinner's very often (or should I say I don't cook very often full stop) so it's going to be a special treat! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

That's it for now chick-a-dees. Have a great week!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Oh Britney!

OK, so you can call me a dag but I'm really liking the new Britney Spears song Gimme More! But what a shame about her performance at the VMAs. How embarassing!!!

Anyway, I was at Ikea yesterday and there was a woman pushing a pram with another older child attached to one of those child leashes. She was busy chatting to a friend when her oldest child dropped a toy she was carrying so she stopped to pick it up but because she was attached to the leash she went flying through the air and landed flat on her face. Now as if that wasn't bad enough - her mother turned around and started yelling at her saying "What are you doing? How many times do I have to tell you to stop mucking around. Get up and behave yourself."

I should have explained to her that her child had dropped her toy and was just picking it up but I didn't. I kind of regret not saying anything but oh well.

I felt so bad for the poor kid.

It's Friday night and I can't wait to go to bed early. Pretty sad hey! Oh well, have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Can't think of a Clever Title


I thought I'd start with some photos of me and the girls. We were just mucking around withe the camera the other day.

There's not much to report on.

Yesterday .....

Did a big clean out of cupboards and toy boxes. Chucked out a huge garbage bag of crap we don't use anymore. Yes, it took me ALL DAY to do this.


Today ....

Did some more cleaning. Vacuuming, Mopping floors etc.
Cleaned out some more cupboards.

Tomorrow .....

Driving to Newcastle with Aaron to quote a job. I'm actually looking forward to it. I don't get to see much of Aaron these days so it will be nice to 'catch up'. Both the girls are at school tomorrow so it's just us which means we will actually get a chance to have a conversation without being interrupted!

I'm starting to get into Facebook. It's amazing the people you can find on there. I've found people that I used to work with at Pfizer & Roche, people I used to hang out with as a young single adult, old friends from school (Baulkham Hills High School) and extended family members. It's a lot of fun! It's amazing how many Melanie Brown's there are out there!!

Anyway, that's it for now. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Cheetah Chase

I got this email from Dad this week. It's so funny. Makes me laugh every time I see it.

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We're off to Wollongong tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to getting away.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm loving this gorgeous weather!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Big Flirt!

Now, I know I'm a married woman and I wouldn't change that for anything in the world but sometimes it helps to flirt in order to get stuff for free!! Right??!! Here is what happened to me last week .....

I rang Telstra to tell them I lost my mobile phone - I actually left it at the movie theatre when we went to the movies last week - not happy! Anyway, the young guy who answered my call from Customer Service was VERY friendly so I thought I'd try my luck and be a bit friendly back! Sure enough he said that I sounded like a nice person and that he'd waive my $160 early exit fee and send me a new phone! So tomorrow I get my new PURPLE phone! Yes, Aaron's not too happy with the choice of colour but who cares - I like it!!

I confessed to Aaron when he got home that I'd flirted with a guy over the phone in order to get something for nothing. Now for those of you who know Aaron well will not be surprised at his response. He said "I wouldn't care if you flashed him your tits if it got you something for free!" huh hum. Well, lucky for the customer service guy I didn't have to go that far!

On a different note - I saw a great canvas I'd love to paint last week but as we will be moving soon I have to put off the urge to go out and buy a canvas and more paints! Ho hum!

We are going to start packing tomorrow.

Aaron has the day off tomorrow so we are going to start packing. We still don't know where or when we will be moving but I want to be SUPER organised this time! We're going to start by packing up stuff we don't use - which is a lot!!

I hate moving house! We've done it 3 times since we've been married!!

Ashleigh and Lauren got a nice surprise in the mail today. A pressie from Aunty Mandy and Uncle Richard!! They just LOVE getting mail - especially when it's presents! Thanks guys - the girls loved the gifts!

Anyway, I've got a killer sore back - that's what you get for trying to wear high heel shoes after years of not wearing them!! So I'm going to lie down and try to stretch it out.

Take care everyone!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Wildlife!

Aaron and I spent the day together today without the girls. I have to say - it was very civilised! We had a great day. We went and saw The Bourne Ultimatum and I have to say IT WAS FANTASTIC! I may even go so far as to say it was the best Bourne movie yet!!

It's funny - Matt Damon does nothing for me in other movies but in the Bourne movies he looks hot!!! Must be the bad boy thing - who knows!

The girls had a great day today also! When we went to go and pick up Lauren we found out that she had a visit from Bob Turner the Wildlife guy. Her teachers were saying that only 2 kids would allow him to put the snake around their necks and Lauren was one of them! That's our brave girl!! Didn't seem to phase her one bit. They said that she was laughing the whole time the snake was around her neck but just as they took her photo she stopped laughing - typical! She stood next to Bob for a few minutes more, centre of attention, keeping a close look at what he was doing. She loved it!! Sorry about the bad quality photo - it's a scan of a bad photo. But you get the idea!


Then when we picked up Ashleigh she told us she had a visit from the local Fire Brigade who taught her about fire safety! She loved it!

So it was a good day all around. To finish it off we are going out for dinner for Nana's last day in Australia.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Monday Madness.

Today was grocery shopping day - YUCK! If there's one thing I hate it's grocery shopping!! There was a time I actually enjoyed it but not anymore. It's more of a chore than something enjoyable. Especially when you've got kids in tow!

We had a great Father's Day yesterday! Aaron got some great pressies and we all showered him with love! Sickening really isn't it!? He deserves it though - he's such a great Dad!

Not much happening this week. We have a public holiday on Friday because of APEC so I'm going to have to figure something out to entertain Ash and Lauren.

Got some great photos of the kids the other night. They have so much fun when they get together.


Olivia wasn't too thrilled about having her photo taken but that didn't stop Lauren from posing.





Anyway, have a great week guys!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Who's The Lucky Girl Then!??!

Aaron just got home with a nice surprise for me ....




He's a keeper! Love ya babe!

Spring Is In The Air!


Well, it's officially the first day of spring today and it sure does feel like it! The air smells so sweet and the flowers look amazing!

How good has this weather been lately? Fantastic! It's a shame I've had a bad head cold the last few days and haven't had a chance to REALLY enjoy it!

Aaron's home from Newcastle today - YIPPEE!! Can't wait!

Not much planned for the weekend. We're going to Mum and Dad's for dinner tonight to celebrate Father's Day cos Dad's going away tomorrow and won't be here on Sunday.

Anyway, Happy Spring Everyone!! Bye for Now!