Thursday, April 24, 2008

One for the mums (using those old crayons)

Ok another one from me. I was on a large family website today and the owner had posted this blog and post hop skip jump What a fantastic idea!!!! I will be keeping this one for a rainy day!

If you havent already!

You just have to check this blog out: This is one very talented lady and writter! I would love to get my hands on her book.

Ok and as I am writting this I think I may have already posted this site before but then my memory is shot!

Also on the home is toilet training (TT) season! Yep Katie is getting the jist of it all. So far it has been two weeks and only 3 accidents! I am VERY impressed. She has had a couple of near misses with #2's but then that is one of the last things they are meant to be able to get. So now we have one and a half in nappies. This is going to be the longest period of time that we will have had relatively nappiless since having kids. That of course is until the baby comes so that will make it about 3 months!!! Now if I can get myself into using cloth more often again the budget will be heaps better off!!!

Other things happening (and doing my head in) is finding a school for Amey! OMG!!! This is one of the hardest things I have had to decide on yet. Yep and its me doing most of the deciding....well in a way. DH looks at the info and says "that looks good" and that is after I have narrowed it down. I will try and get him to a couple of the tours but the hours are just not practical right now.
Within about an 8km radius there are over 10 schools that are public! I have narrowed it down to 3 at the moment. I have an appointment for a tour at one (the closest) and there is a fair at another one next weekend. AND the other one has an open day (well really night) mid next month as well.
So its all happening. Now I just need to get a babysitter so I can actually get to all of these things. I can see myself relying on one a lot this year. I have over half a dozen things to go to at night in the next month and a half that I just dont know how I am going to get to.

What else.....oh its our wedding anniversary this weekend! Yep NO kids for 24hrs!!! AND a bonus being that the older two get to go to the footy on Saturday and I think another sleep over! Im still back on the no kids for 24hrs.......not sure the last time that happened.....*thinking*......ok I know it has happened and it was before our last anniversary but I just cant remember when.
So this is much deserved I think!
I just cant wait to sleep in! MacKenzie has been driving us up the wall. She has been getting up at 2am and staying up till about 5am....on weekends. I dont think she likes DH putting her to bed as she has slept through the last couple of nights. Then of a morning she has been screaming her head off to get up. She will literally go for HOURS if you let her. I have tried resettling and putting her back down and its just not working. I have NO idea what is wrong but I so need more sleep.
Having said that I really should be sleeping now. I only have Katie up. Kenzie fell asleep at the highchair so went down well. And Amey is at Kinder. DH went to play with her and is bringing her back......thank goodness. Otherwise I would have had to gone and picked her up with the other two. That is all happening because he was meant to take her to Mini Golf yesterday but we both forgot he had a meeting at work. So he was up to late. He will of course be held to the Mini Golf as she will NOT forget!!!
Ok see Im rambling.......enough from me for now :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Couple of blogs

I havent done it for ages but I thought I would suggest a couple of blogs.

One is Natalie Birds sign up for her newsletter (on the right handside) and there is a great looking freebie in there. And I havent recieved the newsletter yet so there is still time if you hurry!

The other one is Tara Dunstans she is also doing the newsletter sign up bit at the moment. Oh and while you are there check out her freebie section as it is pretty darn good! You HAVE to get the alpha. Its the one that is in the "Dont Presume" LO that I did last week.
Just let me know if you cant get into the blog as she is having a few problems with her site so it could be down.

Its Just Hit Me!

You would have thought that it would have caught up to me before now but no. I finally feel REALLY, REALLY tired! The funny thing is that its NOT pg related but the fact that DH has changed his shift and getting home even later (if thats even possible.) My sleep has been pretty broken with 4hrs at a time. I am still on his old shift times and up late when I should be sleeping. I really have to force myself to get more sleep.
I am also the only one getting up early to the girls the majority of the mornings. But it is all working out pretty well and things seem to be working for us with the new hours. Funny thing is that tonight I really want to go to bed but I feel like it would be a waste of time not "doing" something. I have this thing when Im pg that I have to be "doing" something while watching TV. I will have to get a couple of scarves going for the girls for winter so at least my hands are doing something but I can sit up in bed and do it.

Yep still trying to convince DH to get me a laptop so I can scrap in bed.....oh what bliss!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


If anyone is interested here is a petition to try and stop ebay's latest payment policy.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

On a side note.....

its not a good idea to print off 500 envelopes manualy through the printer. Unfortunately it wont take more than about 5 at a time without misfeeding. Its all for the kinder and I just figured that as I use the most of them I might as well get it all done at the same time. I did just finish though so it only really took me 3 days to do it all in :) Now to go and get the photocopying done for the enrollment offers. Then stuff 90 odd of them :) At least I dont have to print off the logos!

Also I think I really need to teach Macca to say "more" she currently has this high pitched sqweal that she uses everytime she wants more food.

Dont be to shocked!!

BUT I am going to add a couple of LO's that of mine (gotta blow your own horn occasionally right) that I really like! The "Dont Presume" one has a story to it as I used it as a bit of a vent. BUT because family (IL side) can now link to this blog Im a little restricted in what I can and cant say.




Friday, April 4, 2008

Really? That long!

Hmm a bit over a month since I last posted. Suppose I'm getting better right ;)

I'm currently sitting here listening to Macca intermittently crying (which she has been doing on and off all night......make that day) and counting down the hours (less than 2 now) till the PBP chat starts. Although right now I cant even get onto the site.....whatever thats about?! No DH to disturb me and talk all the way through the chat (like last time....what was with that?!) and hopefully all 3 of the girls sleeping peacefully. I just have to get something to drink and the chocolate out now :)

Well the question has been asked......"Hows the pregnancy going?" To be honest it doesn't really register till I have a bit of quiet time by myself at night. OR those terrible Braxton Hick hit me during the day. So that is all good I suppose.

Monday I had our last "official" ultrasound and they still couldn't tell what the sex of this baby is. I honestly don't think she was trying to hard but anyway. If we have another girl she will be nameless for a while as I don't plan on picking a name that I'm not going to use. I don't want to spend hours pouring over names and then not use it. We have a boys name that we had when we had Amey so that one is a no brainer.

Oh and I'm still trying to decide about the hospitals. The hospital we had Jack in is moving location so I feel HEAPS more comfortable in having this baby there. I just couldn't do that in the same building as I had Jack in and run the risk (yes probably very small) of somehow getting the same room as when I had him. The memories are just still WAY to strong. AND also this baby is due SO close to his birthday as well. DH isn't to keen as he would have to travel extra to get there and then go off to work. He hasn't taken time off when we have bubs since Amey. Mainly because we have family come down for nearly 6wks after the baby is born so we don't want to overlap. It really makes it HEAPS easier for us so it works well. BUT he will have a day off the day the baby is born of course! Anyway as I have to have a cesarean due to many medical reasons there is a chance that it will happen on the Thursday which means he will only have to take that day off that no excuses for lack of visits!

Yep his shift changed as of Monday and his now working longer days later in the day and gets Fridays off. SO that should make it easy when bubs comes. Although I'm not sure how we will go with keeping the noise levels down till midday each day......its proving a little stressful as the kids just don't get it yet......but then I don't expect them to at their ages either. Kinder goes back next week so that should make it easier. It doesn't matter which combination of kids it is but as long as there is only two they are very quiet!!!