Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shifting Focus

Now that Christmas is done and dusted

Pack a bag for Hospital
Wash tiny blue clothes
Make cradle sheets
Move cradle into our bedroom
Take time out every day to focus on this final pregnancy
Get as much rest as possible
Think about what he will look like
Look forward to meeting our newest member

Enjoy the last few weeks

A HUGE thankyou to Celeste for taking our family photos...I love them.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I never would have imagined that I would be sitting here at 8:40am waiting for my girls to wake up so we can unwrap Christmas presents...the temptation is of course to go and wake them, but we have some long days ahead of us. I can wait...and listen to my new iPod while I'm waiting :)

Hope everyone has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
I plan to enjoy spending time with my little family before it gains another member.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Early Christmas Presents

How fantastic are these pencils!

The two pixies were spoilt by our good friend Jake with an early christmas present of pencils...these travelled all the way from South America in his suitcase.
The girls LOVE them...and so do I (I may just have to appropriate them for myself).

We are really trying to get into the Christmas doesn't seem to be working however.
The girls keep re-decorating the Christmas Tree. The ornaments disappear from the tree, only to found in their bedroom. The only ones left on the tree are the breakables, which I put out of their reach.

I have so much still to do...Little things to make, gingerbread men to bake.

I would really like to be focusing on the last few weeks of this pregnancy (which will be my last). I guess it doesn't pay to conceive in April. We had a nice little family portrait session with Celeste on Wednesday to capture the gigantic belly. I really love the photos that I have seen so far. It did freak me out a little when I read her post title 4 + 1 = 5...I've spent so much time focusing on everything else that I think I've forgotten about having this baby at the end of it all. Nervous...excited...uncomfortable...disorganised.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I just paid $40 for...

photos of S from Kinder.
So so so disappointed.
(and considering our lack of funds and the moment, annoyed as well).

My thinking was "It's a once in a lifetime thing...and she'll never be in 3 year old Kinder I SHOULD really buy them regardless of how they look. I got them home and put them on the computer and felt SO ripped off.
11 photos, none of which she is actually looking at the camera, all taken using on camera flash. You can't necessarily identify them as being specific to Kinder either...she could be anywhere really.

On a nicer note...we had a little Christmas Party for the last day of Kinder last Friday and the kids put on a bit of a concert and we all had morning tea together

...and Santa visited.

Very exciting for the kiddos. Even C thought Santa was okay. She looks a little weirded out in the photo...but she went willingly. They both received a book which they were very happy about. My girls LOVE books.

I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by. 3 year old Kinder is over...on to 4 year old Kinder next year. I wonder how she will cope with going from only 2 and a half hours once a week to 10 hours spread over 3 days?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I can't believe...

She's 2

This year especially has flown by...

We had a little family get together to celebrate...Pizza and cake...

Happy Birthday Tiny Pixie...Mummy loves you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

This Does Not A Merry Christmas Make...

So Mr Pixies had a little accident last week!! He's fine. The car is not.
I am truly thankful that it is still driveable, thanks to the lovely addition of 100 mile an hour tape (put on by a heavily pregnant me...with much grunting and puffing). We can't get in to the insurance to have it assessed until the 8th of December, which means it's highly unlikely to be repaired before the New Year. I have this overwhelming feeling that I will go into labour while we are carless. Note to self!! Take out the extra insurance to get a hire car.
So this means, because Mr Pixies was at fault (unfortunately sliding on a wet road into a roundabout and into the path of another car) we are down $450. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Looks like we will be scaling back our Christmas present list.

Why on earth do these things happen before Christmas?
Why do all the utility companies insist on sending bills that are all due in the 2 weeks before Christmas?
Why does my dentist tell me I need a filling...another $200.
It's a conspiracy I'm sure!!
At least the insurance company are nice enough to allow us to pay the excess after the car is repaired.

Hope you are having a better week than I am!!