Monday, August 31, 2009

What a Day!!

Regan and his footy team had an awesome time at the Titans vs Tigers match on the weekend. They were so lucky. Nate's dad is Michael Searle the CEO of the Titans and the players and families were all treated to a special day out. It started with a behind the scenes tour of the stadium including dressing sheds, corporate boxes, commentators box and the field, before the game. Then they played against a team from Byron Bay at half time. After their game they formed a guard of honour for the Titans players to run back on for the 2nd half. Back to watch the 2nd half and the Titans win to cement their place in the finals. Then after the game they were invited into the dressing sheds to meet the players. It was a huge day and Regan is still buzzing.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Thought for today 28/8

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. (Doug Firebaugh)

Feeling like a Very Slack Mum

Regan went bolting through the house the other day in a hurry to get to the toy room and his lego (where else?) when all of a sudden there was this awful scream and those tears of pain. He had jumped down the step and landed on a toy (no surprise there because most days it is very difficult to negotiate a clear path). Anyway I pretty much told him "yep it happens" and to basically get over it. A few days later I noticed that he was limping and he said that his foot was still sore. When I looked I could see it was bruised, but didn't appear to have anything in it, so I just thought it would be OK soon. The following day he told me his tooth had been bleeding alot at school. It was a baby tooth and again I said not to worry it will fall out soon. The next day I got the phone call from school to pick him up as his tooth was sore. So I took him to the dentist who advised that the baby tooth was stuck and the gums were starting to grow over it, causing the new tooth coming down to grow crookedly as there was no room. The dentist pulled the tooth and I was so proud of Regan. He didn't even flinch. I was watching his hands and feet, and there was no clenching of the fists, or curling of the toes. Much braver than I am.
After the dentist, I decided to get the doctor to look at his foot as we were already there. There was the possibility of something stuck in the heel so it was off for xrays. Thankfully nothing there, just bruising.
I'm feeling guilty because I have been so busy lately that maybe I wasn't caring enough at the time. But deep down I know that's not true and I will stop beating myself up about it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thought for today

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache" (Marjorie Pay Hinckley)

Abbamania

 

Such a fantastic concert. Kaleah's class performed an ABBA medley brilliantly for their concert. Photos of course aren't the best from inside the hall, but better than nothing. Kaleah had been so hyped about it for weeks and finally the day was here. On the morning of the concert she was laying in our bed and she sang a few of the tunes for daddy who wasn't going to be able to make the concert due to work, and when she got to the last song "Thank You for the Music" she sang it so sweetly that both mummy and daddy had tears in their eyes. I was so proud of her. She was front and centre with Katy and I could hear some parents behind me commenting on how good "those 2 little girls in the front" are. And yes there were more tears from mum at the end. But I wasn't the only one.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

No surprises

Ha I knew I wouldn't be very good at keeping this blog up to date!!
I have just been so so busy lately, and now Beau has been sick for the past week with Hand Foot and Mouth disease (that sounds so terrible). It has been spreading through kindy so I guess it was only a matter of time before he picked up the germs. Poor little thing. He is not actually sick with it, but had heaps of the spots/blisters around the nappy area and only a few tiny ones on his hands and feet. Not that I can see them, but he must have them in is mouth because he can't eat anything as it hurts too much. He is hungry and wants to try it. So he has been living on yoghurt, jelly and icecream and probably won't want to go back to his good eating habits at all.
Before all of that we have had heaps of fun with all of our visitors lately, plus school concerts, and busy with life in general. Will post in more detail later.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Toy!!!

 

I've got a new toy!! A Canon D10 Underwater camera!! 12MP and heaps of features I will no doubt have fun playing around with!!
The weather has been beautiful lately and I took this photo of Kaleah in the pool on the weekend. No I didn't get in the water (still too cold for me) - I just held the camera under and hoped for the best.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

A Novel Approach to Scrapbooking

Monthly challenge on the FA Blog. We all love to read, and what better way to inspire us to create some amazing scrapping pages than some of the awesome novels we read. We will post a monthly challenge based on novels and books. We will hold discussions during the month based on the book of the month.
Join us at Forever Always http://www.foreveralways.com.au

This month we have taken our inspiration from the just released movie from the book by Jodi Picoult "My sister's Keeper" and the challenge is to create a layout inspired by a quote from the book and use a heart and rubons.



"You Make My Heart Sing"
I have used the quote - "A photo says, You were happy, and I wanted to catch that. A photo says, You were so important to me that I put down everything else to come watch." as the inspiration for this layout.