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#51 xaylmz

Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

Sal there is no way I would let C walk to school even with a friend/older friend as it takes 40-45mins to walk each way, though the school is only a 5min or so car ride!  They have a policy at the school re riding bikes to/from school, that unless you are with an adult they don't encourage the kids to ride to/from school without having completed the bike riding safety course which I think they do in grade 4.

#52 sallan

Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:36 PM

Oh thats interesting Bec.
Its a long way off for the riding idea though. Liam will be Grade 4 next year and I know they do some sort of cycling then.
45 mins is way too long. My boys would only be walking for about 20 mins to start with, and that would probably be with a group of friends.

Having fun at work this week. Been shopping with the grade 6 girl I work with, to buy ingredients for baking cakes. We will be doing that tomorrow. She is soooo excited, would you believe that she has never baked or cooked anything?? Sad eh? Should be fun making iced cupcakes for the whole class tomorrow biggrin.gif
sal

#53 helly

Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:33 PM

Thank god for the weekend – we’ve been having bad nights with sick boys, I feel like I want to sleep for a week!  
Has anyone else been going crazy online shopping with the great Aussie $?  I’ve been getting heaps of things (Amazon UK has also extended their free shopping offer till end of Sept – just can’t help myself.  The Brickmaster books are fantastic – I’m stocking up the present box)

Bec  I’m glad you’ve got some answers to your pain and really hope the medication works.  I guess you’ve got mixed feelings about getting a dx though? How was netball?

MJ   C sounds so spunky – she must have you in stitches (though I reckon you may well have an “interesting” teenage period wink.gif)
I think we might do a bowling party this year – we had all the boys in his class this year, I think we might say he can pick 6 or 7 friends this year.

Sal   We’ve just started letting A ride to school 2 days a week – we have started afterschool karate which is a 10 min ride away,  so on the 2 days I’m at home I load N onto the bike and we collect A after school. I reckon your walk sounds fine – similar to ours actually, 15-20 min (we have 2 road crossings with traffic lights and 1 with a pedestrian crossing)  I’d prob look at letting A do it in the next couple of years, but as we have the bubba at home 3 days there’s someone home and the other 2 we need to walk that way to drop the baby at daycare anyway.  

N and A are just so gorgeous together (*most* of the time, lol) though it’s certainly true here that subsequent kids learn far earlier and quicker with a role model in the house and it’s pretty full on!

What’s everyone else up to?

Edited by helly, 21 August 2011 - 10:20 AM.


#54 RiverOfDreams

Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:40 AM



Yay!  It's birthday season!!

Happy Birthday CJ for last Saturday - sounds like there were a few parties!  Hope it all went well Bridget.

Sal - checked out the pirate party photos - they looked great - the hairy chests made me giggle!

Does anyone have a birthday list?  From memory Liam and Caleb's birthdays are this week.

Carli's not until the 27th.  The big countdown is on for Hannah's birhtday which is next Tuesday!

Think back 7 years ago - imagine if we knew then what we know now - would it have been easier?  I don't think so - that time was magic - the complete 'unknown' and navigating through the ups and downs!

Have a great week
Michelle x

#55 RiverOfDreams

Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

..just checking in to see if a new thread had opened as surely my post in August wasn't the last post... but it was... where is everyone?  Come and share your birthday cheer!

BTW - I've logged in via essentialkids.com.au - no more little yellow duck for me!

Change of plans for C's party.  We are now taking her and some friends to Winter Wonderland at Docklands.  There was a cudo deal last weekend $45 for 4 people inc rides and some food - so we bought 2!!    Not sure if DH has clicked that means we need to take 2 cars - but surely he'll figure that out sooner or later!

H had a great birthday.  I had the day off and did kinder duty - then after kinder went to the skate park (next to the kinder) with her friends for a play.  Weather was very ordinary but they got a bit of time in before the rain pelted down.  Then that night had the family around for tea and cake.  My cake was a hit.  I took some pics on DH's phone (our camera had died) so when I figure out how to download to PC I'll show you.  The outside was pretty ordinary - but the surprise was that inside it was a rainbow cake!

Cheers
MJ

#56 helly

Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:36 PM

Geez, can’t believe there’s only been one other post in September either.  huge Happy Birthdays to all and sundry, hope our newly minted 7 year olds have had great days.  Michelle, I can’t believe it’s been 7 years too (which makes it close to 8 since we started posting as a group!)   The time was magic – though I do remember feeling so jealous as babies kept appearing and by the end of the month I felt I’d been waiting forever while you all had your little preciouses!

Well done on the cudo deal, what a great idea. Looking forward to seeing those pics of a rainbow cake, well done you! We were going to take the lazy route and get a choc cake from a local shop (ultra-yummy) but A pulled out the cake book the other day and is wanting one from there, I guess in not too many years they’ll be past decorated cakes so even though I’m not the greatest we’ll give it a go.  
  
Quick q – did any parents stay at your parties or was it all drop and run?  We’re about to send out invites for a bowling party and I was just going to go with a game and food there, but when I was checking it out I saw a Italian restaurant nearby that does a kids menu, so I thought maybe lunch there and then bowling (would work out much the same cost I think? But if we were at the bowling place the food would be served at the same sort of time and it would all be over in an hour or so I guess)   Just not sure how it would work if parents were to stay but what do y’all reckon?

What’s news?  We’re loving this Spring weather though I haven’t managed to get round to getting summer clothes or anything out yet.  Heaps of bike riding, A has his first karate grading on Saturday, looking forward to the school hols (OMG that means the school year is nearly done and our kiddies will be grade *2*!!!)

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#57 xaylmz

Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:09 AM

Happy birthday to all our kids!!  7yrs gone so fast, they are more than half way to being teenagers now ohmy.gif

We had C's bday party yesterday, at laserzone.  Boys only, they had a blast!  My attempt at a lightsaber cake and my very first fondant cake turned out pretty good, I was super pleased with it anyway original.gif  Pics are on facebook.  C made cupcakes to take to school on Friday and they were a huge hit so we have to make some more for this Fri as one of his class teachers is leaving this Fri to go on mat leave so they are having an end of term/farwell party.

Helly no parents stayed at the birthday party, quite a few came back about 1/2hr before it finished.  If you do food at the other place do you feel comfortable walking all the kids to bowling or would you rather parents stay, that would be how I would gauge what I would do I think.  Hope A's grading was successful.

MJ I haven't checked out the kid version of EB yet!

Bec xox original.gif

#58 RiverOfDreams

Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:27 AM

Good morning and a big Happy Birthday to all our kidlets.. and to Helly!   Hope you're having a great day!

Helly - I'm a drop and run mum at this age and from the parties we've been to there is one parent that always stays for their child, but most drop and run.   What did you decide for A's party?  I guess it would depend on how many kids you are inviting, as to whether the restaurant is a good idea or not.  

Bec - your cake is amazing! .... I noticed some of the ideas you were picking up on Pinterest so couldn't wait to see what C's cake would be.   I'm super impressed!  You need to add it to a general web site so I can 'Pin it" !!  ...  and the rally car!  What an amazing present!!  Sounds like a good time all round.

What's on for the school holidays?  I know my girls want to go see the Smurfs (I've assumed the movie will be out these holidays - haven't actually checked that!)    .. it's also footy finals time which is always exciting.  C and I are Geelong members so we've put our name in the ballot for grand final tickets  Now that would be a buzz to take C to the Grand Final... but I'm getting way ahead of myself.. first we have to win this week.. then we have to be successful in the ballot... so probability isn't that high, but always good to dream!

Have a great week.   Time to check in ladies and tell me what your 7 years olds received for their birthdays (always need ideas for boys!)

Cheers
MJ x




#59 RiverOfDreams

Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:26 AM

Hi Ladies, just finished Carli's cake and have no one to share my handiwork with... don't want to post to FB as family will see it before the party this arvo.  You get the preview!



ooh, that smile looks a bit evil - better go fix!

Click for more:
PhotoBucket   Also posted some pics of the making of H's cake... but don't have one of the final product!

Cheers
MJ



#60 helly

Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:51 PM


MJ The cake looks fab – well done. Hope the party went wonderfully!
As for 7 year old birthdays – Lego is big with us (I’ve been getting Brickmaster sets as presents lately)  A is going to get the Space Centre set plus a Lego game, several books (I always get at least one special one each b’day/Xmas – I have a gorgeous hardcover one on Alexander the Great this time), a mask/snorkel/fins set, some Pokemon stuff (I have a Wii game but may hold that for Xmas)  

School hols – yay!  Though our normal weekly routine will remain (boys in holiday/day care on Mon and Fri, with us in the middle of the week)  I’m looking forward to a couple of massive day trip bike rides.  A really wants to see the Spykids movie – one of the lead kids has hearing aids and I’m so chuffed that there will be someone like him there on the screen. There’s also a fantastic new playground opened in Darling harbour we’ll check out plus we have annual passes to Wildlife World and the Aquarium so that may be on the agenda too.

Bec Your cake was fantastic too (and the party looked such fun), you lot have inspired me/us. We were going to go with the (gorgeous but plain) choc cake from our favourite local bakery, but will let A choose something from the WW book instead. We were looking at it together the other day and I realised it won’t be long before our little darlings think of this kind of stuff as babyish

I’m trapped by a sick little toddler who only wants to nestle into me (and breastfeed) as he battles his fevers. We had so much planned this weekend, it’s kind of strange to slow right down.  I’ve been really getting into watching episodes of True Blood on my lappy – have ripped through 3 seasons in just a couple of weeks. Anyone else a fan?

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#61 sallan

Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:03 PM

Hi Guys,
Geez it feels ages since I came on here. Its holidays yayyyyyyy!! Can you tell Im excited LOL.
I love being home with the boys, just pottering and catching up with chores, meeting up with friends and doing some of those special things we all love to do.

Hope all our littlies, or biggies, now they are 7, have had great celebrations. Its gone before you blink eh?

We have lots planned for our hols. We arent going away though, keeping that to the odd weekend. The next one is booked for Nov, when we head up to Healsville to stay and visit the Funfields place at Whittlesea. Im hoping for good warm weather so the boys can enjoy the water park they have there.

I am totally relaxed this holidays, because I was lucky enough to get an interview for my position at the school I work at. I was even more lucky to be offered the position!!!!
It means that Im on contract now for the next 7 years!!!yayayyyyyyyyy!!!!
The actual interview was horrible. There was a panel of 4, all of whom I knew of course, which I think made it worse.
They were very kind to me and even helped me along at times. I was soooo nervous and was shaking as I entered the room.
Im so happy that I have permenant work now, and dont have to worry from term to term anymore. Its such a benefit to our family.
My DH still isnt making alot of money with his business, so with this regular money coming it, I feel a bit more secure. When he has money he gives it to the household account but its very erratic.
I was heaving a sigh of relief when I received the phone call offering me the position.
The nice thing is, that there is another aide that I work alongside in a classroom that started around the same time as I did, and she was offered her position too. It means we begin our new career together, which is lovely. We get along so well and have such fun with the kids we work with, its not like work at all LOL

Anyway I should get onto personnals before I run out of time- still have a long list of things to accomplish today:D

Michelle- LOVED your cake, how lovely. I always get a bit jealous of all the pink/purple girly cakes as I know Ill never need to make one. sad.gif


Helly- Wow A is lucky to get all those pressies. We have big Pokemon fans here. Owen got the Pokepark Wii game for his birthday and loves it. I have no idea why these things are so popular, I find them totally boring LOL

Bec- WOW to your cake, my boys were drulling (sp?), lol over it. What a great idea. Those Lasertag parites are such a big hit with the boys arent they.

Littlemumma, Jayne where are you, ok?

Cant remember if I told you guys that I was about to take Owen to the specialist about his headaches?
Well she believes that he isnt getting enough, sleep, food, or drink!!
I agree with her. We have got a bit slack with bedtime lately as the boys are sleeping in the same room. Its tricky for Owen to get to sleep earlier because Liam is reading. He does have a little reading lamp, but Owen is never asleep before Liam goes to bed even though hes in there around 30 mins before hand. This means that its usually 9pm before the lights are out and he isnt asleep then:O
He often comes home with his sandwich in his lunchbox, saying he has a headache. He eats it on the way home then.
He takes only a muffin/crackers/sandwich. No fruit as he wont eat it.
I have no idea what he drinks at school as he comes home with a full bottle but tells me he drinks from the fountain at school.
Im supposed to be keeping a diary of headaches and fluid intake but its too hard during term time.
He is supposed to drink 1 and half litres a day. I dont even do that!!!
Yesterday he had about half a litre!
Im pulling my hair out with him, but have come to the conclusion that he needs to take responsibilty for himself. i cant force him to eat or drink or sleep. I try to explain it all to him all the time, but he rarely does anything to help himself. I truly believe there isnt anything to worry about with anything else to do with his headaches. i think he just needs to work it out for himself.
Its still a worry though :S
Always owen LOL
OOO better go been rambling away. Hope everyone has a great holiday
Sal

#62 sallan

Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:03 PM

Hi Guys,
Geez it feels ages since I came on here. Its holidays yayyyyyyy!! Can you tell Im excited LOL.
I love being home with the boys, just pottering and catching up with chores, meeting up with friends and doing some of those special things we all love to do.

Hope all our littlies, or biggies, now they are 7, have had great celebrations. Its gone before you blink eh?

We have lots planned for our hols. We arent going away though, keeping that to the odd weekend. The next one is booked for Nov, when we head up to Healsville to stay and visit the Funfields place at Whittlesea. Im hoping for good warm weather so the boys can enjoy the water park they have there.

I am totally relaxed this holidays, because I was lucky enough to get an interview for my position at the school I work at. I was even more lucky to be offered the position!!!!
It means that Im on contract now for the next 7 years!!!yayayyyyyyyyy!!!!
The actual interview was horrible. There was a panel of 4, all of whom I knew of course, which I think made it worse.
They were very kind to me and even helped me along at times. I was soooo nervous and was shaking as I entered the room.
Im so happy that I have permenant work now, and dont have to worry from term to term anymore. Its such a benefit to our family.
My DH still isnt making alot of money with his business, so with this regular money coming it, I feel a bit more secure. When he has money he gives it to the household account but its very erratic.
I was heaving a sigh of relief when I received the phone call offering me the position.
The nice thing is, that there is another aide that I work alongside in a classroom that started around the same time as I did, and she was offered her position too. It means we begin our new career together, which is lovely. We get along so well and have such fun with the kids we work with, its not like work at all LOL

Anyway I should get onto personnals before I run out of time- still have a long list of things to accomplish today:D

Michelle- LOVED your cake, how lovely. I always get a bit jealous of all the pink/purple girly cakes as I know Ill never need to make one. sad.gif


Helly- Wow A is lucky to get all those pressies. We have big Pokemon fans here. Owen got the Pokepark Wii game for his birthday and loves it. I have no idea why these things are so popular, I find them totally boring LOL

Bec- WOW to your cake, my boys were drulling (sp?), lol over it. What a great idea. Those Lasertag parites are such a big hit with the boys arent they.

Littlemumma, Jayne where are you, ok?

Cant remember if I told you guys that I was about to take Owen to the specialist about his headaches?
Well she believes that he isnt getting enough, sleep, food, or drink!!
I agree with her. We have got a bit slack with bedtime lately as the boys are sleeping in the same room. Its tricky for Owen to get to sleep earlier because Liam is reading. He does have a little reading lamp, but Owen is never asleep before Liam goes to bed even though hes in there around 30 mins before hand. This means that its usually 9pm before the lights are out and he isnt asleep then:O
He often comes home with his sandwich in his lunchbox, saying he has a headache. He eats it on the way home then.
He takes only a muffin/crackers/sandwich. No fruit as he wont eat it.
I have no idea what he drinks at school as he comes home with a full bottle but tells me he drinks from the fountain at school.
Im supposed to be keeping a diary of headaches and fluid intake but its too hard during term time.
He is supposed to drink 1 and half litres a day. I dont even do that!!!
Yesterday he had about half a litre!
Im pulling my hair out with him, but have come to the conclusion that he needs to take responsibilty for himself. i cant force him to eat or drink or sleep. I try to explain it all to him all the time, but he rarely does anything to help himself. I truly believe there isnt anything to worry about with anything else to do with his headaches. i think he just needs to work it out for himself.
Its still a worry though :S
Always owen LOL
OOO better go been rambling away. Hope everyone has a great holiday
Sal

Hi Guys,
Geez it feels ages since I came on here. Its holidays yayyyyyyy!! Can you tell Im excited LOL.
I love being home with the boys, just pottering and catching up with chores, meeting up with friends and doing some of those special things we all love to do.

Hope all our littlies, or biggies, now they are 7, have had great celebrations. Its gone before you blink eh?

We have lots planned for our hols. We arent going away though, keeping that to the odd weekend. The next one is booked for Nov, when we head up to Healsville to stay and visit the Funfields place at Whittlesea. Im hoping for good warm weather so the boys can enjoy the water park they have there.

I am totally relaxed this holidays, because I was lucky enough to get an interview for my position at the school I work at. I was even more lucky to be offered the position!!!!
It means that Im on contract now for the next 7 years!!!yayayyyyyyyyy!!!!
The actual interview was horrible. There was a panel of 4, all of whom I knew of course, which I think made it worse.
They were very kind to me and even helped me along at times. I was soooo nervous and was shaking as I entered the room.
Im so happy that I have permenant work now, and dont have to worry from term to term anymore. Its such a benefit to our family.
My DH still isnt making alot of money with his business, so with this regular money coming it, I feel a bit more secure. When he has money he gives it to the household account but its very erratic.
I was heaving a sigh of relief when I received the phone call offering me the position.
The nice thing is, that there is another aide that I work alongside in a classroom that started around the same time as I did, and she was offered her position too. It means we begin our new career together, which is lovely. We get along so well and have such fun with the kids we work with, its not like work at all LOL

Anyway I should get onto personnals before I run out of time- still have a long list of things to accomplish today:D

Michelle- LOVED your cake, how lovely. I always get a bit jealous of all the pink/purple girly cakes as I know Ill never need to make one. sad.gif


Helly- Wow A is lucky to get all those pressies. We have big Pokemon fans here. Owen got the Pokepark Wii game for his birthday and loves it. I have no idea why these things are so popular, I find them totally boring LOL

Bec- WOW to your cake, my boys were drulling (sp?), lol over it. What a great idea. Those Lasertag parites are such a big hit with the boys arent they.

Littlemumma, Jayne where are you, ok?

Cant remember if I told you guys that I was about to take Owen to the specialist about his headaches?
Well she believes that he isnt getting enough, sleep, food, or drink!!
I agree with her. We have got a bit slack with bedtime lately as the boys are sleeping in the same room. Its tricky for Owen to get to sleep earlier because Liam is reading. He does have a little reading lamp, but Owen is never asleep before Liam goes to bed even though hes in there around 30 mins before hand. This means that its usually 9pm before the lights are out and he isnt asleep then:O
He often comes home with his sandwich in his lunchbox, saying he has a headache. He eats it on the way home then.
He takes only a muffin/crackers/sandwich. No fruit as he wont eat it.
I have no idea what he drinks at school as he comes home with a full bottle but tells me he drinks from the fountain at school.
Im supposed to be keeping a diary of headaches and fluid intake but its too hard during term time.
He is supposed to drink 1 and half litres a day. I dont even do that!!!
Yesterday he had about half a litre!
Im pulling my hair out with him, but have come to the conclusion that he needs to take responsibilty for himself. i cant force him to eat or drink or sleep. I try to explain it all to him all the time, but he rarely does anything to help himself. I truly believe there isnt anything to worry about with anything else to do with his headaches. i think he just needs to work it out for himself.
Its still a worry though :S
Always owen LOL
OOO better go been rambling away. Hope everyone has a great holiday
Sal

#63 sallan

Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:11 PM

sorry about the multiple post, dont know what happened. you cant say I hardly ever post now though can you LOL
Sal

#64 RiverOfDreams

Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:46 AM

Good morning

Great news on the job Sal, a big Congratulations!

Helly, I watched a couple of episodes of True Blood a couple of weeks back and loved it. After your post the other day I couldn't remember if I was thinking of the right show so sent a quick message to DH to ask him.  He never responded and when I got home he asked me why I wanted to know.  I just said a friend was talking about it.... anyway, the reason he was being cagey is that he had bought me the first series on DVD for my b'day!!  So... won't be long until I'm wripping the 2nd and 3rd seasons!!

Party for Carli at Wonderland fun park was a success!  (Lucky it wasn't yesterday when the weather turned crazy!).  The place was smaller than I imagined but that worked to our favour in that they could line up on any ride and we could still see where they all were.   There was a small show at the start by the bubble man, he pulled up Carli on the stage to be the girl in the bubble so that was a buzz for her.

Have a great weekend - cheer hard for the Cats this weekend!

Cheers
MJ x

#65 xaylmz

Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:15 PM

MJ yay to a successful party at Wonderland.  Loved Carli's mermaid cake original.gif  There are some pics of C's cake on my blog (link in sig) if you want to pin it haha!!  Bday pressie's C received were movie tix, beyblades, lego, lego and more lego, lego books, lego games, more lego, cricket set, Zac Power books, choose your own adventure books, a few other books, a few other bits and pieces that I can't remember!

Sal, wow a 7yr contract, that is fab, congrats!  Yeah the laser parties for the boys are a huge hit, and low maintenance for the parents original.gif  the cake was surprisingly easy-ish to make, well easier than I thought it would be anyway.  I used jam rolls so I didn't have to worry about cooking a cake and getting the shape right lol!  Re the headaches and water intake, sounds like it could be a huge factor as dehydration can cause headaches, hope you get it sorted and that he starts eating and drinking well.

Helly good luck making the cake, I love sitting down with my boys and letting them pick a bday cake out of the cake books!  Though C's wasn't in any of the books this year it was still fun to make.  When is A's party?

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays with your kids.  I have returned to work 3 days a week so no going away these holidays!  We haven't really done much at all, though I did take the boys to the Smurf movie last week.  DH had an RDO today so we all went out for lunch and we went to some friend's house on Sat to watch the grand final.

#66 littlemumma

Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:24 PM

HI guys, I'm here. Got logged out of my EB and couldn't remember stupid password. Finally found it, (in my my purse), yahhhhhhhhhhhh. Must go back and read, will post tonight or tomorrow.

xx

#67 littlemumma

Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:36 PM

Michelle and Bec - great job with the cakes.

Michelle - probably too late to reply now but Kai got similar things to Corbin. Zach Power books, leggo, beyblades, DS games. C's party sounded great!

Bec - bugger about being back at work.

Sal - so proud of you getting a 7 year contract and isn't it great you love the work you do.

Helly - Kai went and saw SpyKids for his birthday (he took 3 friends). They all loved it. Did A enjoy it?

Will try and update on us tomorrow.

#68 bearboy01

Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:27 PM

hey team - Its been foreva since I have been in here & I had issues logging in sad.gif
How are U all ??
I get some updates on facebook though thank goodness I hope u are all well XXX

what are u guys getting the kids for xmas?
xxxxx


#69 bearboy01

Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

sally - thats so great about the job XX
Caleb has been getting headaches as well & I agree that for HIM Its the food & def fluids - he does get  sleep but its like 8.30pm then he crashes and sometimes I have to drag him outa bed at like 8 am-
he doesnt eat well at school - i send him with the correct food & it cmes right back to me sad.gif

little buggar !!

hope that all had fab birthdays - caleb got very very spolit !!  OMG !!!!

have had some drama with some school mums - ; (

#70 RiverOfDreams

Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:50 AM

Hey ladies

Belated happy birthday to Mr A - Helly you'll have to let us know how the bowling party went.

.. True Blood - I have just watched Season 1 - loved it loved it loved it!  Once I started I couldn't stop.  Even made the girls stay longer in the bath so I could sneak in part of an episode!   I have an assignment due at the end of this week.. so my treat on completing will be Season 2!

Jayne - good to hear you're still spinning - just saw you have the proper cycle shoes.. let me know how they go!   I'm still spinning a couple of days a week... but the novelty has warn off a little!

Bek - I haven't checked back into FB, but did you get your place at the creche?  Nothing like keeping families stressed - I'd imagine if families don't get their place it would mean rearranging work times etc which isn't always that easy to do.   Not expecting you to be the local creche expert, but do you know if this is the standard process for the other creches in the area?

Bridget - I notice CJ is back at school today.  I didn't realise she had been so ill.  Hope you are all ok x

As for Christmas presents.  Both girls have a bike on lay-by so that will be their big present will then just add books, games, barbies barbies and more barbies and they will be happy... oh and some squinkies (are your kids into squinkies - funny little things they are!)

Hopefully my brother, his wife and 2 little girls (Molly was only born in September) will be coming over for Christmas - he keeps saying they will but I'll believe it when he has actually bought the tickets - so that would make this Christmas extra special.

That's all for now - have a great week
MJ x

Edited by RiverOfDreams, 17 October 2011 - 11:51 AM.


#71 xaylmz

Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:44 PM

MJ, haven't heard yet but we will hear by the end of the week what days we get for daycare for next year.  And no I don't believe it's standard reenrolment process, actually every one else I have spoken to whose children go elsewhere were gobsmacked!  Our two youngest go to two different daycares atm as we couldn't get any extra days for them at this centre, and the other daycare have just given us a form which is basically a yes/no are we returning next year or not, please have form back by XX date, which seems to be the more common process!

#72 helly

Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

A’s birthday was great – the kids went a bit mad a bowling but fortunately we were the only ones in the whole place (heaps/most of the parents ended up staying too, lots of Dads)

I can’t believe he’s 7 :-O  We’ve got a meeting today about him going into Year 2 and it’s just too freaky to think we’re getting that far into his schooling career!

Sal Congrats on the job, 7 years continuity is great (seems a weird term of contract though, I wonder whay they picked 7?)  Oooh, how is the Pokepark game? That’s the one we got A (though I have held it back for Xmas)

MJ  Glad you loved TB. I’m just bummed cos now that I’ve got to the end of Season 4 I’ll have to wait for the next eps.  I think my next target might be “Mad Men”, they’ve been so slow in bringing it to FTA here. I must say that I’m really giving up on FTA TV, so much cr%p and often the ones I’m interested in get chopped and changed around. Far rather buy or download whole seasons and gorge on them I think wink.gif  Glad to hear the party was a success too original.gif  

Bec Wow, crossing my fingers you get some extra days. Even inner Sydney is not nearly as bad as your re-enrolment process ohmy.gif  We did our re-enrolment a week or 2 ago, just a form to be sent back whenever. I’ve changed 1 of my 2 days for next year from Mon to Tues with no probs – I’m looking forward to having a long weekend every week wink.gif

LM  glad you found your password – now to change your sig wink.gif tongue.gif  We haven’t managed to get to SpyKids yet – they always have movies and pizza on the last day of holiday care and A wanted to go then, however the screening time wasn’t right on that day so he saw the Smurfs instead.  Ah well, might get him the DVD for Xmas.

Jayne Hope things have settled down for you on the school front – how’s Caleb going?  

Xmas – N is going to get a trike and some Megabloks but he stands to inherit so much from A that there’s really so little that I can think of. A – more Lego no doubt and beyblades.  Both boys – books and I’m tossing up a joint iPad, though I don’t know if that’ll be more trouble than its worth!  Amazon.uk has free shipping till at least the end of the month, I’m going to whack through a few orders there for pressies (we’re going to NZ for a week mid-Dec so if I get my A into G I’ll get much of my shopping sorted on Amazon and shipped directly there)

Bridget – gosh, what’s been up with CJ?  Hope she’s feeling better and stays well. How is Miss Nat?

All really well with us, life’s got great balance at the moment. Loving my 2 weekday home days, though they’re often busier than my workdays. A is still growing like a week – 134cm when we measured him on his birthday, he’s happy now cos he can have an unlimited pass at Luna Park. N is an absolute delight – spirited and busy but incredibly easy. TBH I’m seeing huge contrasts between him and A, don’t know how much is down to the hearing and sensory stuff (A still has issues in some situations) but it’s a totally different experience this time round. So much lovely interaction between them too original.gif  

helly


#73 helly

Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:05 PM


Bump!

Where is everyone?!  

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#74 RiverOfDreams

Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:32 AM

Good morning ladies!

Well if no one else is talking, let me bore you with what's been going on with me!

I have watched True Blood Seasons 1 & 2... the whole Marianne thing was a bit weird, but I'm so into the characters that it just seemed natural!!  

My (step) FIL finally came home from hospital on Monday.  He and my MIL spent 6 weeks in UK visiting relos, they arrived home on a Sunday night, FIL was having problems breathing so they called an ambulance... well that was over 8 weeks ago, and he only got out on Monday... in that 8 weeks FIL has endured being told he has lung cancer (tests came back -ve) has had his heart restarted twice, got pneomonia (sp?), put in isolation for a week because they thought he had TB (tests came back -ve).  Lost the ability to walk (as the week in isolation he didn't leave the bed).. Became very depressed (well after all that time it would be hard not to) waited a week for a spare bed in the rehab centre upstairs... made it to rehab and after a week of OT and some interaction with other people made it out of that place.        I understand all the precautions and things the medical staff need to do, but heck, his experience has not endeared me to hospitals at all.    Anyway, the good news he is home, and getting stronger.

My brother, SIL and 2 beautiful nieces (who I have only met via Skype) are coming over for Christmas for 2 weeks (yay!!).

I have been in the Hot Specials forums and have a full shopping bag for Amazon - there was a good link for Toys that can be sent to Australia, the only problem is when I venture out of this area and add something else to my basket, my postage costs go sky high, so still trying to work out how to find the sellers that don't charge an arm and a leg to send to Oz.

H starts school transition in the next couple of weeks, so that's exciting!  C is going great guns too.  We had a mini concert on Sunday but the big one is in December, so every weekend we have rehearsals.. very busy.  We also did a sausage sizzle at Bunnings for the kinder.  The Bunnings we held it at is in a growth area of Vic (H/Xing) and I know Bunnings get busy - but this one was incredibile!!  I think we made about $2k for the kinder so well worth while.

Alright - that's if from me for now - YOUR TURN!!

Cheers
MJ x

#75 RiverOfDreams

Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:29 PM

Just dropped by on the off chance that a new thread had started and I was missing out on the action!  Not to be!!

Helly - love love the pics of the boys.  A is so grown up - he looks a lot older than 7.  They are both just gorgeous.

Bec - great run yesterday.  I was listening to K-Rock and they were broadcasting from the run - sounds like it was a great turn out.

Sal - a new dog?  Was this planned?  How is Marli coping?

I'm in control with Christmas shopping (I think) which is a good thing as we have just had to order a new water tank ($$) and today had to have the septic emptied (now there's a job I couldn't do) so more $$$.  DH has put a stop to all my spending EEK!.

Our first Christmas party is Friday night (with the Monkey Bus - aka Mother's Group).  I've told the girls we'll put up the tree next weekend - so bring on the festive season!!

Hi to Al, Bridget and Jayne (I hope I haven't missed anyone)

... I can't belive the babies of the group (Natalie and Quinn) are 1 already - hope they both enjoyed their birthday celebrations.

Cheers
MJ x

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