Monday, October 22, 2012

We had a pretty good day today. The girls did day 1 at daycare/kinder. Matilda and I are both a little emotionally traumatized but we managed to recover soon enough and hopefully next Monday won't be as bad.

 Any day I manage to get all 4 of the girls bathed is a good one in my book. Here is my latest trick for getting reluctant pre-schoolers to get clean. A few drops of food colouring and they suddenly stop with the "we can't have a bath, we're busy" and jump right in.I tried this out a few weeks ago thinking that for sure the kids would turn blue, but desperate times called for measures ....and hey, it worked. No smurfs :)
Matilda is such a patient girl. Happy to play games with Mama while the big girls splash about.

You have to love getting new things. The packaging are just as exciting as the new scanpan saucepans T-man got me last week (yay!). Alex, Jess and Tayla sat quietly popping bubbles for a good 20mins. Yay for an unscheduled coffee break for Mum.
Messy Matilda
This is her before her bath. Only about twice as much basil pesto was in her hair as on her face. And she had one very explosive diaper. That girl really needed her bath tonight! What a stinker :)

Tayla cracks me up. This is her pose whenever I give her milk. She says her bones are getting STROOONG!!!
Well that's about it for today. T got a new TV over the weekend so look out for our cardboard box art project  in a couple days.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A big sooky-la-la post

Today I admitted defeat and sent the girls (ALL the girls) to daycare. For Alex and Jess its not a big deal. 1 day a week of daycare. Their room/class is a kinder room and they are at kinder age so I'm not too worried about them. Tayla I can justify sending too, because she is 3 and could do with learning to be a little independent. But Miss Matilda .......I'm not sure about that one.
 Alot of it is a selfish need to have a break once a week. For my sanity. It is a great centre and she will have alot of fun. But it still doesn't sit right :( Its hard to find a balance. I kinda need this to stay sane. I don't want to make the kids crazy and snap at them all the time. But still feeling guilty. Might take Tillie back out of daycare next year when the older ones start kinder for real. It will only be one bub at home so I should be able to cope alot better. Parenting is such a guilt trip!
The funny thing is if it were a friend of mine saying this I would be all 'what's the big deal? SO your kids get out of the house and get a break from Mum and Dad once a week'. Anyway, rant over.

I'm back baby!!

I can't believe I used to think I was busy. 2 kids, ha! Here's a quick update if anyone's still out there.
Baby No.3 turned out to be a lovely (and emotional) lil miss called Tayla. Don't know how we ever lived without her. And cos we hate odd numbers, and everyone needs a friend.....A lil bundle called Matilda followed 2 years later. So that's my excuse for not finishing what I started. Cya soon :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Babies, babies and some babies too.

I am feeling VERY pregnant today. I'm now so big that I have to squish the Bun a little to pick up and put down the girls, and I think I need to officially put all the shoes with laces into early retirement. Its daggy uggboats and slip-ons from here on in.

Unfortunately the girls are still not walking and have just entered that ultra clingy please-mum-carry-me-everywhere phase. I've had to become a bit of a hard arse and just let them cry a bit. Jess and I however have a great way worked out of getting across the house on the floor boards. She sits on her bum and I waddle along behing her pushing her forward with my feet. We are both highly amused by this.

I think there are only about 8 weeks left now until the Bun is here, and the closer we get to the due date the more time the T-man is spending interstate on buisness. He got back from a 2 day buisness trip on Friday night and is leaving again on Wednesday. The Wednesday trip is a one day thing. Leave on a flight to Mount Gambier before the sun comes up and get home hopefully sometime before midnight. Then on Sunday night he flies out again and comes back late Tuesday night. Heaven help me if I get bored and want to leave the house while he's away. The front tyre of the stroller exploded on Sunday so we aint goin nowhere.

Okay enough complaining. Good news. Um, T-man is applying for a job in Canberra which would be beyond awesome if he actually got.
My parking skills are improving slightly, but there will be plenty of time to practice. I think I need about another 25 hours (including night driving) of practice before I can even apply for my P plates.


And I took a huge step (well a huge step for me anyway) and I let someone watch the girls for the first time, for a couple of hours. I have been so scared to let someone baby sit because even their own father has trouble keeping up with them. But, they survived and so did I. It may even happen again.

In that case it will definately happen again.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The boy has been in Melbourne for the past 3 days. He should be finally walking through the door sometime this hour. I can't wait to see him. I also can't wait to have help again. I officially have sympathy for all those single parents out there. I think the fact that I can't drive made it just a little more painful, it make being housebound really literal (did that make sense).

The funny part is that I didn't miss the help with the girls as much as having an actual adult to talk to.

Anyway, I cant wait to see my boy again and I can't wait to hear the squeals of glee when he wakes the girls up in the morning. They love their Daddy more than anyone. Whenever he walks in the door after work it's like he's a superhero.

Well gotta, I have a particularly stinky load of diapers to go wash.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Mega shopping trip of doom!

So right now I am supposed to be getting ready for or HUGE shopping trip of doom but instead I'm sitting on my butt playing on the puter. Darn it. We have 1 1/2 hours to get about a months worth of shopping out of the way. How do you like my chances. Plus I have to drag the boy away from his work project and make him get dressed and ready too.

Why are human beings so illogical. Most of us can figure out right from wrong and what needs to be done...and yet. So I guess I will drag my ass off and get ready, and be good and only leave you with one cute pic.

Cold day shopping trips are worth it just for the hats :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Swine flu

Wow, I can't believe two of my friends just got quarentined for swine flu. They just flew back from Sydney and have both been really sick since. I think at this stage they are both fine but have to stay in their home for at least a week until the official all clear.

I should specify that it is a precautionary quarantine, I assume they are waiting for test results. It is more than likely a different strain of flu.