Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lovin makin movies

My phone which has an awesome camera and video is so much fun to use.  It's so easy to take memories of the kids and the crazy weather lately...

Taken on Thursday 4pm.  We were due to have Santa photos but i postponed due to the hail and i really didnt want to be out on the roads!

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and then the following night we get this..

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Here is my princess doing her special dance for me..


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And here is Rory from last nights Little Athletics.  He was supposed to be running sideways to the other side of the team so then another person could run.  Im surprised i managed to tape it so clearly i was laughing so much.


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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friends and phones

Me and Louise (Lulu)



 I was so happy to have Lulu and Steve visiting from Adelaide.  I am hoping this time next year they are living in Lake Macquarie or close to us!


Daddy and Rory having a hug
 Gotta have Daddy cuddles, they are very precious.  Especially since Daddy is working so much lately.


Unidentified rash on Rory's body. 
 Rory woke up with this rash all over his body.  I rang HealthDirect and spoke with a nurse and since he had no other symptoms i.e temperature, lethargic etc i was told to monitor him.  It was gone a couple of days later.  Strange but thats kids!


Taking photos of each other
 What a little spunk bubble!


Lying in bed having a snuggle
 We are both a bit tired still when we took these self portraits.


Snuggle time with my girl

Me and Renee at Movember party
 My nephew organised a Movember party, raising money for mens health especially Prostate cancer and depression.  Its a great cause.  So most men grew moustaches in the month of November, hence the MOvember part.  Me and my buddy Renee wore our beautifully crafted moustaches.


The kids playing on Steve and Lulu's iphones
I dont currently have an iphone4.  Im sure i will one day, but im quite happy with my pink Samsung 480i.  The kids loved playing with the iphones, especially the talking cat one.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's Pool Time!

Wayne has been busy putting our pool together for summer.  We take the lining out and pack away the filter over winter so it stays fresh and clean, although we did have to buy a new liner.  So yesterday after i picked the kids up from school and daycare i thought i would check out the water temp and what do you know, it was beautiful.  Here is a video (which i hope all can see) and some photos...

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Here is Wayne on his first trip down...

he enjoyed it... really...







Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Maitland Gaol

On Sunday, Wayne and I went on a date to Maitland Gaol.  Not the normal place for a date, but when Nanna is babysitting we take the opportunity to see local sites.  I won two tickets a few months ago so we headed to Maitland (about 40mins drive north) for a tour of the infamous gaol.

Maitland Gaol has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years. After housing some of Australia's most hardened and notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol closed as a Correctional Institution in 1998.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An update - I've been busy!

I have been busy, i finally got a job thats my most important news.  I have been looking for part-time work for a while now and I found a great job.  Im a PA for a Recruitment business.  I work a couple of days a week and/or do some work from home.  It fits in perfect with school hours and my kids.  Eventually when Rory goes to school i will have more work but for the moment its wonderful!  Here's some photos from the last couple of weeks...

My Dad turns 74!

My sister Joanne and me

Rory loves swimming lessons

Jakayla sitting on our Motorbike with Daddy (it's ok its not moving)

A pretty girl :)

Trixie just got hosed down and wasnt too impressed lol

Rory and his best buddy Ben

Jakayla and Rory playing at Stuart's house

Friday, October 22, 2010

We love fruit!

ahhh we love springtime too.  Our strawberry patch is coming along just nicely and each day we can pick nearly a bowl full of delicious strawberries.  Here is Rory with today's beautiful pick...

How good are watermelons this time of year and so cheap too.  I think this whole watermelon cost me about 70cents.


Lets not forget avocados.  I so desperately want an avocado tree but my hubby thinks they are a pain.  Being a builder he has seen the damage these trees can cause so i will make do with buying them!  Dont you just love my avocado keeper i got from Tupperware a while ago!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Swimming Superstar!

I didnt start swimming lessons for Rory until the beginning of this year.  I found that when Jakayla started when she was younger she kept getting a lot of colds and sickness from the pool so i delayed Rory.  He is going strong now, already gone up two levels and he swam by himself (with the instructor Robyn that is, i wasnt in the pool holding him like usual!).  He wasnt too keen at first, trying to take my clothes off to find my cossies LOL but eventually he settled down and i got some great shots.  Jakayla has been swimming all year with just an instructor and this Friday she hops in the big bus and goes with her class to the pool for swimming lessons.  Im so proud :)



Rory has a great relationship with his Pop (my Dad).  My dad is a bit of a teaser and loves to play with Rory.  But saying that, Nanna is the one who brings the cupcakes when she visits so she is welcomed with open arms too!




I recently purchases a Buzz Lightyear sheet set from Ebay.  Pre-loved of course and a bargain at $15.  So this is the result and my little boy was in love....

Little Athletics is still loads of fun, last Friday it started to rain and the wind came in but we stayed for a little while.  Jakayla is in the under 6's and Rory is in the Tinytots.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Portraits

We got some professional portraits done at Jakayla's school, with some proceeds going to fundraising for the school.  I look pretty average but gee my kids polish up good!  The hubby aint too bad either ;)




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

He is catching up fast!

Both my kids were born quite large.  Jakayla was 9pd10 and 57cm.  Rory was 10pd and 57cm.  Mind you Jakayla was 2 weeks OVER and Rory was one week UNDER cooked.  God help me if he has stayed in an extra 2 weeks, he would have been massive.  As it was he was tested for diabetes!!!!  He was fine, just a big stropping boy.  Both the births were natural, i did love that gas though!  Both were breastfed for a long time, Jakayla until 19months old and Rory was 2yrs 2 months old.  I LOVED breastfeeding and would have gone longer for both if they hadnt told me they were finished!

There is 2.5yrs difference between my kids, and as you can see by these photos, at first she seemed massive, but they now weigh the same as each other (20kgs each) and by the amount of food he eats, he is getting taller everyday!!!





It was really hard to pick JUST 12 photos let me tell you!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10/10/10

I just had to make an entry today for such a special date!

WOW 10/10/10.
 I had to put this photo in.  I always shop at my local Lifeline for my kids.  The clothes are pre-loved but in such good condition.  Here is an example.  Rory's shirt says "Dont let the bed bugs bite" and Jakayla is wearing a fairy cake pj's.  Great isnt it.  They always get new stuff for their birthdays so i leave the general clothes to buy from Lifeline.  I have even picked myself up some nice tops and jeans!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Magical school holidays

School holidays vary between the states of Australia and also around the world.  Its amazing to think that some people are starting Autumn and we are starting Spring.  I love spring its my favourite season.  The days are warm and sunny, with flowers blooming and my herb garden is starting to ripen.  The nights are still cool enough to snuggle under the doona.

Taken in our garden.  They close up during the night.


This is the last week of school holidays before Jakayla goes back to school (kindergarten) next week.  Its also her final term before she embarks on Year 1.  Wow my baby is growing up!

Yesterday i took the kids to see a magician at the local library.  It was hilarious, the kids enjoyed all the kid jokes and the parents enjoyed all the adult 'behind the words' jokes.  Very entertaining...




Having friends over is always good fun and laughs.  I had 6 kids in my house this morning.  Lots of noise and running around.  My friend Alarna was in hospital having her baby girl (Karla) so i minded her boy Stuart.  We love him visiting he is such a quiet happy little boy.  I cant wait to meet Karla this afternoon!



My superhero... in sunglasses.

And last but not least.... i mixed up some strawberries from the garden and some strawberry ice cream and froze them to make yummy icecream blocks.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

7 years married

Yesterday was our 7 year wedding anniversary.  Wayne got me a lovely new Samsung  F480i touch phone.  It's very exciting.  The best thing is the awesome 5MP camera in it.  Recently my camera died so i was using the camera in my old mobile camera.  Thank you sweetie for a lovely gift!


Im a lucky girl!!!
My present to Wayne wasnt as luxurious... he got some chocolates and bbq cleaner BUT i did get him a copy of...

We love Total Drama Island.  It's supposed to be for kids but its so hilarious.


This morning Jakayla woke up 'starving' so i asked her what she wanted for brekkie... she thought long and hard about it and decided on daddy's yummy yogurt and strawberries.  So i took a bowl outside to pick some strawberries...



I knew Rory would be awake soon so i got his porridge ready.  He loves a big bowl of porridge drizzled with honey.

Sorry Rory, my photo editing software has a Halloween section.  I couldnt help myself :)


I've decided that Wayne eats too much so i have down-graded his fork..

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Strawberry time again

ahhhh our strawberries have finally started to go a lovely shade of mouth watering red.  We have been eating them for about a week now and this is one of the big fella's they Wayne took a photo of next to a 20c coin.  Just to show how big he really is.

and he was delicious too!!

 I wonder what we will pick this morning... yum.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Little Athletics

I started the kids at Little Athletics last Friday night.  Jakayla is in the Under 6's and Rory is in the Tinytots.  I think he is the youngest there too as you have to be 3 to join and he turned 3 only a couple of weeks ago.  It was just adorable watching them do the long jump, running and having a good time.  I look forward to watching them tomorrow night if it stops raining!


Rory got his own dress up the other day.  His sister has plenty of clothes and im sure he was getting sick of wearing dresses lol.  So now he is a dinosaur!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rory in a big boy bed and random photos of past....

I dont like the idea of my baby boy growing up too quick but it was about time he moved from his cot into a big boy bed.  He still fitted ok but that mattress has been standing beside the cot for about a year now...
From this.....
to this....
He absolutely loves it!!!!!!  It originally was a lot higher but it would have been too high for a 3yr old so Wayne cut it down a bit but now its perfect for toys to live underneath and he has his own little cubbyhouse.  Im sure he will have loads of fun with it in years to come.  Oh and his day sleeps are longer too, he must really enjoy the bed!  Thanks to my friend Renee for giving us the bed xx


How cute is this drawing!?!  Jakayla has a boyfriend called Tim.  He sits opposite her at school in their classroom and they get along like a house on fire.  Things must be getting serious as she asked me to spell the word 'love' the other day and this is what she drew...
Notice the word love and the love heart.  Also her very long blonde hair.  She is looking very starry eyed too!!!

Some random old photos mum gave me that i have scanned. Here is yours truely.  I have no idea how old i am but im glad i grew into those ears!!!!!!
Belinda as a Baby
Lenora and me on my 21st.  Im sure i got alcoholic poisoning that night.  And i havent touched Strongbow since YUK YUK YUK

I love this photo of my Mum and Dad.  I think they were in their early 20's here.

I miss my Mum's brown hair, she is now white LOL.  We celebrate her 70th birthday next weekend.
Bye for now... xxx

PS - Hello to my buddy Moira.... dinna fash lassie!!!!!!!!!