Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Anyway, best be off, my bed is calling! Sweet dreams everyone!
Monday, 21 January 2008
So it was a perfect end to such a great day!
Friday, 18 January 2008
Wednesday went and spent the morning with the very gorgeous Sandy! So love going to visit at her place. So peaceful, love catching up with her, love her witty sense of humour, she just gives me the best smiles and giggles to last me until the next visit! Sandy you rock girl!
Friday saw the first Pre-school day for Cooper, as to how it went, well lets just say that the whole centre knows who Cooper is. The girls there are fantastic, and they were very positive about the whole thing, their response was "We learnt that Cooper has no willpower, has no patience, has a very loud set of lungs and is very head strong". LOL! They could of just said a little shit!! LMAO! BUt yes Cooper is all those things, he is cheeky, very funny, but if he doesn't get what he want then and there, well all hell breaks loose! Terrible twos are such a lovely part of toddlerhood! So challenging!
So, Travis and I decided that we would spend the day together, as we haven't done this since Cooper was born (over two years) and we went on a DATE (As Travis kept telling everyone) to the Movies to see the Bee Movie. Such a sweet movie. We had a great time together, then went and visited Nanny at work at the Vets, checked out all the sick animals, then went to Macca's for lunch and came home, snuggled up together and crashed until 3pm. Just in time to pick up a very high spirited Cooper. Even the girls at the preschool said they couldn't believe how totally different Travis & Cooper are! They also said "That there will be no way they will be able to twist Cooper around their little finger, like they had with Travis". Now aint that the truth! Don't get me wrong, Cooper is no brat, he can be quite sweet, he is very good at sharing, he is so hilarious, has us in a constant state of the giggles, but his fuse is very very short and he is very headstrong and independant.
It was also Michelle's Birthday from TSE on the 16th January! Happy Birthday Michelle. Sandy and I celebrated over a cuppa and a piece of Apple & Cream Slipper, plus some extra yummy Cinnamon Muffins that Sandy baked. Hope you had a wonderful day! We were thinking of you!
That concludes my week so far, hope you all have a great weekend and will chat soon!
Monday, 14 January 2008
And of course they loved all the dirt! Though we did have one mishap, Coop fell down the 1.5mtr deep trench. Mischief and Trouble is his middle name, he just can't help himself. He wasn't hurt, just frightened him, cleaned him up, settled him down, then he's laughing again and wanting to go back outside to the dirt! Go figure! He is totally all boy! So to say that I have had filthy dirty clothes from the boys all week, would be an understatement. Thank good for automatic washing machines and HOSES! LOL!
The Problem Can we fix it? Yes we can!!!! So come Monday, I decided to have a New Years Clean out, Out with the old, and in with the new! Well I am working on the new!!!! I went through every room of the house, one by one, and cleaned out wardrobes, drawers, linen press, bathroom cupboards & drawers, kitchen cupboards, pantry, fridge, and then the huge task of the backroom (home to the gym set, the bookcase full of books, Grants Bar, toys and my scrapping space). It took me all week, Friday night I finally had finished the whole house! To say I was exhausted would be an understatement.
No Scrapping stuff on the Dining Room Table (LMAO)No Toys all over the floor - Bliss!
So to treat my self for my huge efforts, Saturday I scrapped. Though unfortunately I cannot share it with you as it was DT work, but thought seeing that my house was organised, I would stay organised and in front on the DT work too!
Saturday afternoon, Grant had a mate over, where we ended up having a BBQ for tea and playing Euka (how do you spell that?) til 10.30pm! Such a great night! So many laughs!
Sunday we were up bright and early and caught the 8.30am train to Central with Mel, Wil, Trey and Tess! Spent the day at Darling Harbour, went to the Aquarium, which the kids just loved. Especially the Penguins and Seals. They are so cheeky! Cooper did not like the Alligator, kept putting his hands over is eyes and saying NO!!!!!Did the same with the sharks at first, but then warmed to them, and kept yelling out SHARK!!!! Gotta love kids! Once we finished there, we ventured next door the the Wildlife Centre, which was really great! Kids got to see Spiders, Snakes, Butterfly house, Nocturnal House, Koalas, Kangaroos, Birds, Lizards, and other animals! Pretty good! Though Cooper had lights out half way through! Was just too much for him!
We then spent an hour walking Paddy's markets, but I have to say, I was pretty disappointed, so much shite! The only thing we bought were icecreams. Jumped on the train at 4.15pm and got back into the train station at 7pm. Huge day, we were all buggered, tired, sore legs, and we all slept well last night.
Now I need some lessons in my camera! My new Canon SLR 400D! I took it with me yesterday to Sydney to take pics at the aquarium and Wildlife Centre. Though inside both were so dark, and of course the animals were behind glass. So my camera kept wanting to put the flash on, but with the glass, it just reflected off. I tried Auto, played with the Aperture for a little while, and in the end just gave up and put the bloody thing away, so no photo's worthy of anything from yesterday! So ig anyone nows the secret on how to take pics in the dark, or at night, with out the flash going off! I would so love to know for future reference. I even changed the ISO to 800 and 1600 to see if that worked, but no! Still blurry as! Looked as though I didn't have my glasses on! LOL!
Thats me probably for another week! Though to leave you with a thought, with the New Year now here, everyone is busy making resolutions, though at TSE, this months page challenge is to come up with one word that reflects what you would like to achieve this year! Jane chose the word ORGANISE, so I would have to say my word would be CHILL! I am a worrier, a stresser, so I would like to CHILL more, stress less, and don't sweat the small stuff! What would your word be? I'd love to know!Love Ya's
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Janes pressie from me
Our pressy from Jane
Jane crying from the gift we all gave her!
There was talk of what Jane had been doing with her batteries, seeing that her camera was flat!!!! We chatted about TSE, the laughs we have had on the forum, the jokes that circulate, how much dessert Marcela could eat!!! . It was a great great bloody fantastic day! Can't wait to do it again! Once we left the RSL, Jamiee, Sandy & I went back to Janes for a cuppa before heading home, we giggled at Janes mum for all the chocolate she eats and sneaks, hey, I don't see a problem with that, coming from a self confessed chocoholic myself. Mind you we didn't leave until 6.30pm which meant we didn't get home until 8.30pm that night! A huge day but oh so worth it!
Summary of the day
Can't wait for the next TSE Bankstown Buffet & Bourbon Lunch!!!
Love you all Girls, you are the greatest!
Travis had fun sliding down the 1/4 pipes on his bum like a slippery dip and then we couldn't get him off his bike once he got over the intitial fear of going down the ramps. Little skate punk!
Gosh these Hallett Boys are so Good Looking! Travis was so happy to spend time with his big Cousin "Brock"! Another good looking Hallett! Anyway we had a ball, Grant was like a big kid, and when you are in the water and hear "White Whale" you know you have to swing the camera around and take a pic! What did I get, Grants white arse in the air, with his shorts around his ankles. Such a joker!
So I'll leave you with another disturbing pic! "The White Whale" Hope you never have to come across one! LOL!!!!