Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to all :)

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year :D

We will head off on our drive up to Sheffield tomorrow so thought I should pop in and post a Xmas post. Will have tons of piccies after Xmas.

Take care all and enjoy time with your loved ones.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

HBC and tedious vacuuming

So, I gave back Mel's MeiTai on Monday but not before I got in a go at a High Back Carry (HBC). I'd never managed to get Jake that high before and it was heaps more comfy. Yes, I look like cr@p, had a terrible night beforehand.

And here is a picture Ben took of Jake while I was vacuuming. He does this the whole way around the house, and for anyone who has been to my house, it's a BIG house. It takes FOREVER. If I pull the vacuum too hard, too far, too fast he falls over. The other kids were frightened of the vacuum but not Jake.

Wombat Stew

MMMMmmmmmm! Ben and Chloe made some "Wombat Stew" outside today and here are some pics of Jake enjoying that stew. And no Hayley, I didn't actually let him eat it :P (Not you Robbo ;) )Oh I should add too this was AFTER he'd already dumped his hat into it.

See the bike basket? This is what he was putting all the floaties into, lol.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Avatar

I think I've figured out how to 'steal' my Avatar off BellyBelly :) BellyBelly is an online forum I've been a part of for a long time now, and paid members get their own Avatar. I've just had mine redesigned to include Jake as an older baby and I love it :) I love how smokin' I look, LOL :D

Help the homeless

I got this link from Mel's blog. It seems legit, can't hurt, costs nothing but can help give a less fortunate person a bit of sunshine in their day. Check it out. It's through Mission Australia.

Transform Homelessness

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunny days outside

When we get a sunny day it's nice to go outside and play :)

Fluffy Mail!!

So I finally got off layby some nappies I'd had going since July!! I haven't posted much about MCN. It's still going well, I love it, just got no need to buy so much anymore. I think I've bought wisely and most of my stash is either OSFM or will fit Jake until he toilet trains, going on his current weight!!

My 5 BBH Magicalls and one of my BerryPlush


LouLou Nappies AIO's - 2 Minkee Red, Print Cars and Blue Fleece with matching singlets

Night Nappies


So I borrowed this MT off Mel :) We swapped for a while. I'd been thinking about one cos the Hug-a-Bub just doesn't suit Jake anymore, he's too old. I really do like the MT for it's compact size and Jake loves to ride in it. I do struggle with getting him into a Back Carry position though, my arms are just too short to twist the ties around behind his back. With more practise it could be ok, but I think i need to look into other options too. Maybe a wrap...he does love the Back Carry position.

The Back Carry

The Hip Carry (sorry about the blurry pic, Benji took it ;))

BBQ at Franklin

A couple of weekends ago when we had a break in the weather we took the family out for a BBQ and a play at a park at Franklin on the river. They have a great little bike track around the playground so the kids took their bikes. Behind the kids in the photos is The Petty Sessions Resaurant.....SOOOOOO YUM :)

We did it!

My biggest news first....we've bought a house! :) Well we've signed a contract anyway, assuming all the paperwork gets done and goes through ok we should be in our own home by the end of January. We made a big decision and decided to move to a whole new area, because the houses there are much cheaper than they are in the Huon Valley. Although we would ideally love to find a house here to buy, it just wasn't happening so we made a move on New Norfolk. It won't be so bad, it is closer to Mum and slightly closer to everyone up North. Plus hubbies Uncle and Aunt live there too so we won't be totally alone :) I'm really quite bummed that Ben won't be attending the school I had wanted him to, but I'll just have to get over that. This is the house here.

Other than that, the breaking news is that Jake took his very first two steps alone last night :) He is just 8 days shy of 9 months. It was pure accident, he didn't realise he wasn't being held. the last couple of days he's been working on standing alone, keeping his balance. One minute he's on the floor and the next he gets himself up on his knees, then one knee and then slowly stands up! When he gets wobbly he squats a little until he gets his balance. So cute to see :) I give him the two weeks until Xmas to be walking much more. I was gonna save this pic as I'm sending it to some of you in Xmas cards but I just have to share.....