Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oh the disappointment.......


Yesterday was the Grand Final and we were all geared up and ready to watch Geelong win a back-to-back premiership. Hmm.....didn't happen.

BUT, the kids had a great morning, they were very excited. We had painted posters during the week which they stuck up in the front windows and put streamers on the front fence. The boys dressed in their Geelong gear while Chloe just dressed up pretty ;)

I feel like banging my head on a brick wall, i just got a call from the Primary School i did my internship at asking me if I was available for relief. This is the second time they've called and I've had to say no :( I haven't even done my Teacher's Registration because I know I wouldn't have anyone to look after the kids and I can't be 'on-call'. I'm not sure if I could leave Jake for a whole day either, with breast feeding I would find it hard to express enough to leave him for a day, and I don't plan to wean him until 12 months. I feel torn because I am enjoying being at home with Jake and the kids (I went back to work by the time Ben and Chloe were 4 months old) but times like this i am reminded of how much I am looking forward to finally getting into teaching. I should just be very grateful I can be at home and enjoy my time here because it will go by so fast. :)

Starting to really think about and tick over how we can go about getting ourselves a house.....not sure about the how though, lol. Our chances of saving a deposit are very slim. I know we would struggle but I also feel that we could do it, and if we don't bite the bullet soon I'm worried another boom will hit and it will be out of reach then.

We'll see what happens and comes up :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Daddy and Chloe

Chloe and Daddy had a lovely time playing in the garden the other afternoon when it was gorgeous and sunny. Chloe was cooking while Daddy provided the ingredients (grass and sand!).

And here is Chloe and Daddy having a Sunday afternoon siesta in the loungeroom :)

Bright bums!

Here's a better pic of Jake's turquoise Itti Bitti D'Lish and his rainbow baby legs.

And here's my boy on all fours, this is when he rocks and rocks and rocks :)

Zack and Jake

Jake just LOVES Zack, he will watch and chase him for hours :)

More Video

Another one of Jake crawling to reach the camera! He still has a rather orange nose in this one, must have been all the orange veggies he's been eating. See his gorgeous rainbow babylegs? They are so great for him to wear in nappy-free time on our carpet that isn't exactly soft.


I've been taking lots of videos over the last week or two just as Jake has started crawling. He's growing and learning so fast I thought I should get some video of it. Here is the first video, of his first attempts at commando crawling, he'd been doing this for a couple of days when I recorded this.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy half-birthday Jakie!

I'm going to follow Robbo's lead and post about Jake's half-birthday. He is 6 months old today. How time flies!! I can't believe my last little baby is already this old :( His latest tricks are getting on all fours (like he is going to crawl) and he'll take off any minute. He is also a smoochy boy, loves smooching anyone who will smooch him, he gets these real lovey-dovey eyes and gives you a lovely open mouthed dribbly kiss complete with a little "ahhhhh!". :D So cute. So Happy half-birthday my man.....lets hope the next 6 months go slower!


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jake's a clever little fellow!!

Sorry about the blur...he's too fast! He sat there for a good 5 minutes!

Munching on some vegemite toast....

Jake and Chloe helping me with the washing :)

It's a bit dark but Jakes blue Itty Bitty D'lish.....MMMM so soft!

On Tuesday, Jake both sat for a good about of time alone AND took his first crawling attempts. He's started commando crawling, and his main prey is power cords! Not so safe!

We have all been sick with colds/flu this week so not much happening here. Nappy hunting is going ok, it is extremely frustrating, some are just TOO hard! I have a layby at Lou Lou Nappies at the moment, with a couple of Night Nappies and a couple of cute nappy and singlet sets for when it warms up.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pa's Toys

Here is a pic of all the toys the kids clever Pa makes for them. They are very spoilt! He is a very clever Pa as he makes them all from an image in his head, no patterns!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring.....

Ben on Nanny's front lawn

Jake desperately chewing on Ben's Geelong drink bottle.

yes it is....absolutely bucketing down. A great day to just sit in front of the fire and read a book with a good glass of red.....LOL, not in this house! It's pretty quiet so far, kids are at daycare and Jake is in bed. So I thought I'd blog a couple of photos. Sarah took these at Mum's the other weekend. She has a lovely camera...I really need to work on a new one myself, ours is just too old now.

The GDUNH has started and boy is it frustrating! I'm so tempted to spend all day nappy hunting but I won't. It's so tempting to buy so much too, but truth is Jake doesn't need any nappies at the moment. I'm liking AIO's at the moment, so I'm looking into more of those, but I'm looking for OSFM AIO's so I'm only buying them once, and not again when he grows out of them.

Not much else to report I don't think, same old, same old here. Better go get on with cleaning up while i can.