Bit of a lurker here too.
Congrats to Char on the safe arrival of your new baby boy. very cute .So what has everybody been up to?
DH and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in December with a night out at Crown. helped prompt our decision for a new bed -lol. the place was amazing. We must do that more often than every 10years. First overnight babysitting at nannas too. kids behaved for her of course
Just had a quiet Xmas here. Lots of food and family.
Have been going down tot he beach a bit during these hot Melbourne days but its quite cold today which is typical Melbourne.
We also got a nice brand spanking new bed. No more sore back. The old one felt like concrete in comparison. Its a huge QS sleepmaker with pillowtop we got from the recent Myers sales. Jack also doesnt sneak into our bed anymore cos we said he isnt allowed to in it. Dont want to risk any 'accidents" so he is quite happy to sleep on his little flip out sofa on the floor if he wakes up from a bad dream. he has them quite regularly, just wakes up yelling for no apparent reason. like his head doesnt switch off when he goes to sleep.
Olivia on the other hand usually sleeps like a baby -lol. Exception was the other night when she was up from 1-5.30am. we watched Fantasy island and played teas sets as you do at that hour. She was just not sleepy. very wired. Teeth coming too.
There was on Public Holiday breaks for the kids from daycare so they have still been going. Daycare no longer give 1/2 day rates so I may as well keep them in. All their little friends were still going too and it kept them occupied esp. on the really hot days.
Re: TT. Still havent got Jack night trained. Not sure how to as he is just so sleepy once he finally goes to bed. Perhaps not ready yet. I have tried to ditch the night nappies but he just kept wetting almost every night for 2wks. was driving us mental.
Movies; have also been to see a few. I love going to the movies and the last couple I saw were Avatar 3D and Bran Nue Dae.What are everyone's plans for 2010?
I plan to get a job. still looking but very quiet at the moment. Nothing much suitable but I guess alot of places are still on holidays. This is the longest I have ever been unemployed.
DH keeps telling me not to stress and my mum reckons I should just enjoy this time as she never had the same opportunity. My main concern is keeping my skills up. Course are okay but its the practical side of things that i need to build my confidence up in.
I plan on doing a bit more around the house. Motivation is a factor when one day blends into the next but I need to push myself a bit more.
I also need to do a massive clearout of the kids clothes as well as my own. they are outgrowing things fast.
I would alos like to possibly do a photography course. Very least learn how to use my new camera I got for Xmas properly. Having fun in the Eb photo challenges so that helps.
I got an Olympus DSLR.
Kiddies - Jack is cheeky Jack as always. Olivia is fast catching up. He will be due for his 4yr needles soon and Olivia just had her 18mth chicken pox one.
Cant believe the Junies are going to be 4 already. Jack starts school next year too.
Both are keeping me on my toes. They can bicker a bit but are also very protective of each other. The main difference i have noticed is that Jack needs company whereas Olivia is quite contented to play by herself although she doesnt mind other kids. She is very independant and strongwilled.
Shan, I see you are going to take the girls to a movie. Is that a first movie trip. Havent been game to take Jack. Not sure if he would last. has anyone else taken their littlies to one?
Anyway, that was along post. off to finish dinner. Roast chook, chips and veg. need to go take them out of the oven before they dry out.