Jun 26, 2007

E's Dictionary.

Baa Baa!
(def: verb: sing me Baa Baa Black Sheep)
... then goes on to say Yess Yess at the "yes sir yes sir" part.

Seeya Car
(Def: I want to go in the car now)

(Def: Nanny)

(Def: Strawberry)

(Def: Biscuit)

Oh dear!
(Def: I did something that wasn't supposed to happen)

(Def: I made a mistake)

This boy's vocab is sure taking off! He's sooooo cute!!

I am currently reading Charlotte's Web to Mop and she loves it. She really gets into the book, though she does get a bit restless on the pages that have no pictures.
Today she was really funny, she came into the lounge and said "I would like to make Apricot Balls" - I was like "What??" ... but decided to humour her. I said "Ok, find me the recipe." and out she comes with the recipe on the side of the weet bix box. So I humoured her some more, and told her she had to get all the ingredients out. She came back in five minutes later saying "I can't reach the honey" I went into the kitchen and found all the other ingredients on the bench except the honey. She did most of it, I rolled them and operated the heavy machinery (food processor) but she did the rest. Clever girl. She is so proud of her balls. She fed one to E who demolished it in three gulps - I don't think he even tasted it. I must admit they are pretty good. I might get her to make them for goodie bags at Christmas time.

I've started preparing for Christmas. I began my gift list, culling it once more since finances will be tight for us this year. It's not culled dramatically, just deciding to give families with lots of kids a baked goodie bag instead of presents for each of the kids.
I love Christmas, and I love thinking up all sorts of wonderful things to buy. My favourite person to buy for is my Mum - she loves EVERYTHING you give her. (Bar the year my dad gave her some crappy dog toy for a gift) I hate buying for my inlaws (who are sooooo hard to buy for it's not funny) and my nieces because my SIL's family buy absolutely everything for those kids, and it's hard to come up with stuff they don't have. This year however I was thinking of buying the 2 girls a small aquarium with some pet fish. I bet the 3 Aunts and Nanna didn't think of THAT one this year.

Christmas will be at my place this year, and I can't wait. It will be a non-traditional fare this time. I will be making my own Crackers and filling them with trinkets that people will actually like and jokes that are actually funny.

Why all this talk of Christmas??? Didn't you know it's less than half a year away now!

DARN!! I have to go, I am supposed to be half way down Adams Rd picking up my man from the train... I am going to be sooo late.


Jun 18, 2007

Congratulations Paul Potts.



He won!! And so he should too!!

Well if he ever finds this Blog, Paul Potts, you da man! If you can make a grown man (a reknown tough nut) blubber his flippin eyes out everytime he sees you perform, you have more power in that voice than you will ever know!!

This old girl is going ok.
Feeling good. Apart from ripping my shoulder muscle trying to drag E up from the carpark floor - he laid down because he didn't want to leave. Nice one kid.
He's talking more, he has excellent manners. When he burps I say "Pardon!" and he started saying pardon after me. He said Please when asking my Mum for a biscuit twice! So he's listening to the Moplette and learning!
He also learned Ratbag last night - thanks Mop.

He finally cut one eye-tooth and the second one is minutes away from bursting forth. Thank goodness!

Ok well that's all folks for now...

Jun 13, 2007

There was movement at the station....

Well well well - guess whose a wriggle bum? Little Kinder Surprise is certainly making his or her presence known. He (we will call it for the moment) is having regular ballistic moments and is wiggling away in the "ol womb"

14 1/2 weeks on - feeling ok. I have days where I think "OMG I can't handle anything" to other days when I feel invincible. It's safe to say morning sickness has gone, but I am still sensetive to smells and will retch if I smell or see anything I shouldn't have. Like the dogs dinner YUUUUCK!!

One thing I am REALLY enjoying this pregnancy is the lack of fluid! I can wear my wedding rings. My face doesn't look feral and fat. That's a first for me!!
The worst thing about this pregnancy? Hmmm... I can't think of anything. Probably feeling really guilty and like a bludger when I can't face cooking or doing what I am supposed to be doing, and Daz has to come home and do it. I hate it. He understands of course, and tries to reassure me, but I still feel bad.

Before I forget - you have to see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

I have never cried so hard in all my life. I can't even blame the hormones. It's so good. I cried the moment I saw him and cried harder when I saw the judges pre-judging him and I laughed when I saw that awful Simon the Creep's face when he was absolutely brilliant.

Ok back to reality.

E has started receiving the dreaded discipline - he chucks temper tantrums and screams when he doesn't get his own way, or just screams in general if something doesn't please him. Which has been making my life a nightmare. Daz, bless his heart, bought me the most useful present a man could give the mother of a screaming child, industrial ear-muffs. A lady on EB suggested it, so I made the suggestion to the man. They work a treat.
E has quickly worked out that if I am wearing the muffs, I don't hear him (much) and he shuts his cake hole. He also has started being sent to his room untill his temper tantrum is over or getting a whack on the padded tush. It's time. And it's working well. He hasn't chucked a fruit loop in a few days and understands when I get cross or cranky at him for being naughty.

Mop is Mop - brilliant as usual. Her behaviour has been brilliant. It's nice to see the training we have put so much time and energy into paying off. Her pretending has taken off, finally. She wasn't too interested in pretend play untill recently. Now she is setting up shops and playing Mums and Babies with her dolls and teddies. She takes the pram outside and spends hours out there with the teddies playing some elaborate game. It's lovely.

Her funniest moment this week.
Her: "Mummy, are we having coffee with Nanny today?"
Me: "Urrghh, no, it's Tuesday and we usually have coffee on Monday."
Her: "So can we have coffee with Nanny?"
Me: "I hadn't planned on it."
Her: "Well I would like to plan on it."
So I hand her my mobile and she proceeds to talk to Nanny and organises a coffee at "BB's House" (BBs - a cafe)

Rather funny.