Jump to content

SE Melbourne Meet and Greet thread #2


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
101 replies to this topic

#1 lucky 2

Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

Hi,

Time for a new thread.

The link to the old one is here.

Enjoy original.gif.

#2 deejie

Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE
I can't believe I fed the kids junk today - Oliver is still up and driving me nuts. Argh!


Dino, you DO have a reputation to uphold biggrin.gif

Glad to hear you both had fun! DS2 is a much improved baby today. It's times like these I am thankful for modern medicine. It's amazing the difference nearly 24 hours on antibiotics makes-- he is back to his normal self. Yesterday was not fun though, with a crying sick baby and a feral DS1 who was NOT impressed that Mum's plans to head to a play centre did not come to fruition. Oh, the whinging. Three year olds certainly know how to carry on!

Ange Vert, yes, I definitely think you pass as tolerable wink.gif

#3 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

waves.gif

Any hawthorn supporters? We had a MG party yesterday and I made the cup cakes, I especially decorates a few of the chocolate ones in hawks colours just in case and they were the only ones left to be sent home laughing2.gif

In related news - we had our catch up yesterday at Wood hall, hawthorn, it was great - a bouncy castle, loads of toys for inside and out, tea, coffee and food making facilities...etc. We paid $5 each but I gather it would be one price depending on how many people there were - but it's big and well equipped with indoor and outdoor areas so it may be an idea for future meet ups (or something similar).

What did everyone do on the weekend?

I thought I best post again since Lucky2 went to the trouble of starting a new thread - we better keep it going biggrin.gif

#4 Fyn Angelot

Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

We took DD on her first picnic!

This was actually (even if I say so myself) a brilliant piece of misdirection.  My parents wanted to come and visit, my house was a mess and I didn't have time or energy to get it to a good standard.  So I suggested that since the weather was so gorgeous on Saturday, they help us to take DD on her first picnic and pitched it as a special grandparent moment.  Seemed to work  cool.gif

Of course, she spent half of it asleep in the pram, but a good time was had by all, so no loss there.

#5 firsttimemummy18

Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

We had a busy weekend. It was my grandpa's 80th birthday on Sunday so that was lots of fun.  Kids ran around, loved the attention.

DS isn't sleeping well since his injections last week.  So I am pretty tired these days.  It had only been a month or so since he started sleeping through again (he's always done this on and off) so I'm thinking some tough love may be needed to make sure I retain my sanity!  Will wait a week or so to see if he returns to normal by himself..  The bending over patting constantly means my back is agony as well!

Blech.. I hate hearing myself complain.. I promise I'm not normally this bad! wink.gif

#6 deejie

Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (Dinosaurus @ 24/09/2012, 08:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any hawthorn supporters?


ME! biggrin.gif I sure had a few nail biting moments on Saturday, but phew. We made it. DH is from Sydney and so is a Swans supporter. I am not speaking to him for the rest of the week  ph34r.gif

I was pondering if I should take a 3 year old and a 9 month old to see the grand final parade on Friday. Madness, I know. But *I* want to see it!

Ange Vert, that's very good grandparent management skills you have there wink.gif

On the weekend, DS1 went on his first holiday to my parent's house in the country. It's his first time away from home without me and the house is so quiet without him. I miss him so much. Mind you, he is having a blast. As soon as DH installed his car seat in their car, he was trying to buckle himself in. Doesn't want to talk to us on the phone because he is "too busy" lol Building things in Grandad's shed, cooking with Nana, a bunch of new toys to play with and the ultimate-- constant attention from two doting adults. It's a three year old's paradise! He will NOT be happy when I drive up with DS2 tomorrow biggrin.gif

Firsttimemummy -- sometimes you have to complain to EB, because you have no one else to complain to! Hope your son starts sleeping a bit better for you soon.

#7 firsttimemummy18

Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hello to all again,

I know there's a few mums in the bentleigh/east bentleigh suburbs that post in here.. And I was wondering if anyone goes to GESAC?? I use the gym there regularly and would love a gymming partner to keep me motivated!

Anyone??

Edited by firsttimemummy18, 30 September 2012 - 09:50 PM.


#8 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

Ah Mummy, not only do I not go to any gym, I would not have known it was a gym except for your "workout buddy" comment laughing2.gif

Hope everyone had good GF weekends, our place was mental of course but we eventually got to park the car near the house again sometime Sunday afternoon! I tipped the Hawks but didn't care either way and am VERY happy the storm won.

I'm not free again until late October but after that I will be free every day if anyone wants to do a summery outdoorsy type meet up. I know my kids love the children's garden at the botanical gardens and that is open wed-sun, any park would be fine or obviously we can dump the kids and meet up somewhere that serves nice food and alcohol biggrin.gif

Have good weeks all.

#9 namie

Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

Hi everyone,

I'd like to join you all if I may? I've been absent from EB for a little while, simply distracted by other things, although now I'm back I can't remember what those other things were!

I'm sorry I've missed a few catch ups, I'm definitely in for others if possible, although October is turning out to be quite busy unfortunately. It's Mother's Group birthday season so we with the 4 kids, plus the son of another friend, we have 5 weekends of 3rd birthdays! Plus my mum and Grandma are coming to stay for DS1s birthday, then an old school friend is coming to stay for a week! Honestly, it never rains but it pours in my life, lol! November and December will be dead quiet and I'll wonder where everyone is original.gif

I'm also in the East Bentleigh area (there are rather a lot of us!) and love it!  I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays but am free all other days of the week and am open to evening or weekend kid-free catch ups too original.gif

I'm mid-30s with 2 boys, 3.5yrs and 1.5yrs.

firsttimemummy18, we go to GESAC every Saturday morning but for the boys swimming lessons rather than anything to do with my own fitness, lol! I love the centre though and could see myself working out one day when the finances stretch that far.

QUOTE (Dinosaurus @ 10/09/2012, 09:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know Ange so if all else fails we will see each other and have a loud conversation about Xena leaving EB original.gif

imma miss her.

Say what?

QUOTE (A.K.A @ 10/09/2012, 10:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Xena left EB?!

What? When? I can't believe it! I'll miss her too! Gosh, I hardly recognise anyone and I don't think I was gone that long! Although, I think there have been some name changes along the way too, just to trip me up, lol!

Back on the topic of a meet up, I love the botanic gardens - anywhere the kids can run and run and run (although hopefully only in circles around our picnic blankets) is good for me.
For an enclosed park though, there's a great playground which I recently learnt of in Armadale, on Union Street. It's off Glenferrie Road a couple blocks up from the train station. There are two enclosed playgrounds, two cafes (one lovely but small, one large and perfect for lunch), plus some grassed areas to sit. It was popular from 11am onwards (I went there on a Wednesday morning) though, so may be better for an earlier catch up.

#10 Fyn Angelot

Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

namie, I recognise your name although I'm not sure how long you've been away!

Here's Xena's farewell thread:

http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...amp;hl=Sayonara

I have a feeling I'm going to be very busy between now and the end of semester, but November is definitely looking good for me.

#11 namie

Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for the link Ange, I'll miss her posts a lot!

In the grand scheme of things, I was probably only absent for a couple of months but a friend of mine kept asking me if I'd read certain threads (including this one) and I hadn't. Then I realised I hadn't been on in a while so came to check things out original.gif

#12 A.K.A

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

original.gif
Just a quick post in passing to pop my head in and say hello!

#13 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

waves.gif

Hi!

My students all have exams next week so they are being more needy than usual biggrin.gif

Hope you're all doing well.

#14 tick

Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

Been meaning to join in - I'm in Ashburton with a 3 year old and a 3 month old (both girls).  Would love to come to a meet sometime, we're usually fairly free.  There's a fantastic park right near here that might even suit - Markham reserve playground - huge playground, all fenced in, plenty of picnic benches, BBQs and even a toilet!  And of course, free.  I like the sound of that Armadale park with the cafes too though!

Edited by tick, 03 October 2012 - 06:25 PM.


#15 firsttimemummy18

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

Hi guys,

Just thought I'd let people know there's a meet up at Phoenix park in Malvern East on Friday 12th, at 3:30.

The more the merrier, so please come along if you're free!

#16 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

QUOTE (firsttimemummy18 @ 03/10/2012, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi guys,

Just thought I'd let people know there's a meet up at Phoenix park in Malvern East on Friday 12th, at 3:30.

The more the merrier, so please come along if you're free!


I would love to come but that time clashes with school pick up so won't be able to make it as it's a bit of a drive.

Is anyone else in the outer burbs?

#17 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

We're heading to MacArthur Park (and will be singing the stupid song for weeks - cake, did soneone leave their cake? In the rain? Tragic - lets write a 15 minute opus to it shall we)

Anyway, macArthur Park, East Malvern, tomorrow 10am.

I'm out next week but have fun wink.gif

#18 namie

Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

I can't make it on the 12th as my mum and grandma are visiting, and we'll be busy preparing for a 3rd birthday party that weekend!

I can meet tomorrow morning though for an hour or so, but I can't find MacArthur Park on Google maps?

#19 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

MacArthur Park

biggrin.gif

Hopefully the rain holds off - bloody Melbourne, 32 one day, 12 the next!

#20 namie

Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

Thankyou! I actually even searched for MacArthur Street but the park isn't in 'green'!

It looks amazing and I'm going to have a hard time pulling DS1 away from the tractor when it's time to go, lol!

If it's not raining (stupid spring weather!) we'll see you there at 10am original.gif

I'm anticipating wearing dark blue jeans and a white and grey striped top, with dark brown messy/frizzy/curly hair. I'll be the mum of a speedy (or shy depending on the day) child with riotous blonde curls, and a skinny even more speedy littler one with straight hair biggrin.gif

#21 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:05 AM

At the moment my son is in skinny black jeans, but he has also decided to wear undies so there is a high chance they will be wet before 10am!

I will probably wear dark blue jeans and some kind of BF top, possibly green if that one is dry (3 days at work - I don't know what's happening clothes wise!)

I am overweight and have straight brown hair that will be pulled up. My kids are demons and thus I will be the one saying "Oliver, stop climbing up that, don't jump off there, use the ladder..." biggrin.gif

#22 bearmum

Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

Looking forward to meeting you both! I will be in dark blue jeans, black top and purple vest jacket. My son will be going crazy with happiness at the tractor and my smaller daughter will be running in the other direction just to keep me in my toes.

See you there original.gif

#23 tick

Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Darn I just read this - would have loved something to do this morning!

#24 bearmum

Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (tick @ 05/10/2012, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darn I just read this - would have loved something to do this morning!


Tick - it is a shame! It would have been lovely to meet you there this morning but I think you are coming to Phoenix Park next week? So I will look forward to meeting you then instead original.gif

Dinosaurus and Namie - glad the weather held up so well original.gif it was lovely to meet you both this morning. Hopefully we can do it again sometime. My grumpy boy was, of course, fast asleep by the time we got home and is still asleep despite my best attempts to end the nap! Bedtime is going to be hard work tonight...

#25 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thank you both for coming,, it was lovely - and of course I shall now refer to Namie as "Cousin Namie" roll2.gif

AKA - Namie's 2 degrees of separation is even closer than yours and mine!

Peppa Pig was ok, Teddy started screaming about two minutes in and Oliver refused to join in any dancing but claimed to enjoy himself. Now to cook and I've decided to go to the dr about my broken nose because I rubbd my eye and hit my nose and it moved a bit too far for my liking laughing2.gif we shall see in a few hours how sexy imma look!

Have great weekends all original.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Why I breastfed my son until he was three

The fact that I not only breastfed my son, but breastfed him for three and a half years, seems pretty incredible in retrospect.

Do babies and young children see ghosts?

Do babies and young children see ghosts? If you’ve pondered the question, you’re not alone.

15 years with Essential Baby: meet Therese

"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."

Mum causes a stir by taking a stand against leggings

A mum has found herself the subject of debate after claiming tight bottoms cause lustful thoughts in men.

Don't set a parenting goal for 2015 - do this instead

The problem with goal setting as a parent is the measure. How do we really know if we’re succeeding?

5 pregnancy myths that just won't go away

When you're expecting, it often seems like everyone is keen to offer advice about what you should and shouldn't do in the interests of your health and wellbeing.

RPA hospital contacting mums after discovering vaccine storage fault

Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) is trying to contact women who had babies at the facility after discovering a fault in a refrigerator containing vaccines.

'Nutella' not a baby name, French court says

A French court has blocked parents from naming their baby girl after the hazelnut spread Nutella, arguing it would make her the target of mockery.

Why I'm never calling myself 'just a mum' again

I’ve grown three human beings. I feed them, dress them, teach them, care for them and love them 24 hours a day. Yet for eight years, when I meet new people and they’ve asked me what I do, I tell them: “I’m just a mum”.

Rosie Batty named 2015 Australian of the Year

One year ago, Rosie Batty could not have imagined she'd be where she is. Tonight the grieving mum who put domestic violence on the national agenda was named Australian of the Year.

Five reasons to hug more

Hugging – some of us thrive on it, even depend on it – and then there are those who don't care for it really. So, are they missing out?

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.

That's commitment

First peek at Sonia Kruger's daughter Maggie

"She smells so good, I could eat her," Kruger tells co-host David Campbell.

Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

A mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.

How to handle common childhood regressions

Regression can be a natural and common part of development prompted by a variety of factors, but that doesn't make it less frustrating.

Disgruntled dad's pram ad goes viral

When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration. 

Man discovers he's a dad after finding 55-year-old letter

Discovering you are about to father a baby is startling enough - never mind finding out you have a 61-year-old son.

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Forgotten Baby Syndrome claims the life of toddler

One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel. You stole my heart, and changed me into the women I am today.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Chrissie Swan has reached her "sex quota"

Chrissie Swan says she and her partner have sex once a year due to her fear of falling pregnant.

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Back to School Offer

Findababysitter.com.au

We've got you covered for this school year. Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.