Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look out

he's officially crawling...
as of Monday evening...this little monster figured out how to coordinate those big chubbie legs and crawled across the loungeroom floor.
He will be eight months old on Friday...where on earth does the time go?
He gives lovely open mouth smooches...and leaves a great wet patch behind, champion drooler that he is.
He gives gorgeous snuggles, and is going through a mean period of separation least now he can follow me when I move more than a metre from him :)
He is getting over his man cold at last and is beginning to sleep a little better...although you know it's messed up when your idea of better sleep is when your baby only wakes up every two or three hours instead of every 40 minutes.

Miss Charlotte is officially day time toilet trained three months before she turns three...but boy is she pushing the boundaries...obstinate is probably the best word to describe her at the moment. She sat herself down next to the postbox when we went for a walk yesterday and wouldn't budge...even when I walked half a block away from her.

Miss Sophia is more than ready for school...and is very excited. Her attitude at the moment however is deplorable. Not exactly sure where she is picking this up from but it's always worse after Kinder...hmmm!! I have no doubt that some of it comes from me's to brilliant parenting.

Me...I feel like I'm swimming upriver at the moment. I can't seem to get anything done. I'm trying to get the house in order for a newly crawling babe, and organise the renovation of our only bathroom...the thought of two weeks without a bathroom is freaking me out a little. I am excited about gyproking and tiling and decorating though.
 I haven't even started on Christmas present creating yet, although I do have a few ideas in mind for my girls...don't know what to make for the boy yet, but I'm sure I'll figure it out....

Now if I could just find the time to make up a to do list!!!

Hello to some beautiful spring weather, may it not get too hot too soon :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Just a catch up...

The days and weeks have been flying by for me...where does the time go?
I've been busy in my sewing room and in the kitchen...I've also been busy ringing tradesmen. The bathroom Reno is happening at last. I've picked all the elements (except paint colour...which will most likely be one of the thousands of shades of white). Mr Pixies has put in for holidays in mid October and I have my dad on board for all the difficult stuff and for the experience he will bring.
I'm super excited but unbearably nervous all at the same know something is on your mind when it carries over into your dreams...and lately I have been dreaming about putting up wallboard and waterproofing and's a little disturbing to tell the honest truth.

I've been less than enthusiastic with the camera these past couple of months...the weather hasn't been brilliant. We had a taste of early Spring and some lovely sunny days, but lately we are back to the depths of winter with wind squalls and hailstones and overcast freezing cold, stick your butt in the heater and only move with great reluctance kind of days. Certainly not inspiring me to capture anything specific.

Sophia received a letter in the mail from her Primary School yesterday telling her that a place has been reserved for her in Prep next year...she's growing up so fast now and can't wait for the school year to begin.
Charlotte is toilet training, and things are looking good for a nappy free existence for her in the immediate future.
Darcy is now seven and a half months old and his sleeping has barley improved. He wakes at least every 2 hours during the night looking for a cuddle or a boobie. He is very busy trying to crawl, but is only managing reverse gear at the moment. He can however get to a sitting position from laying down and has pulled himself to standing against the couch and me.

Fathers Day was lovely...Sams coffee mug is now in circulation at work...all the ladies think it's gorgeous and all the fellas, well they think "meh!!".

I did manage to make a little something for my little he is modelling it with the serious face!

The Mo Tee

Christmas is only 3 months away now...Shhhh!!
I have lots to do...I want to make handmade gifts for the girls and their cousins again this year.
At least this time around I'm not heavy with an eight pound baby...I just have a clingy Velcro baby to contend with.
Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I LOVE this...

photo of my Nanna and Pa with my Dad (in the middle) and his brother and sister...

It has an awful lot of scratches in it, but I think it looks pretty good for a 55 year old photo.
This one is going on my wall soon.