‘Tis the season

We had a fun time putting up our Christmas tree last night. We should have waited a bit longer, as Maisie gets excited about CHRISTMAS every time she walks into our room and sees the wrapping paper rolls in the corner of the room, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. In […]

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'Tis the season

We had a fun time putting up our Christmas tree last night. We should have waited a bit longer, as Maisie gets excited about CHRISTMAS every time she walks into our room and sees the wrapping paper rolls in the corner of the room, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. In […]

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reading time

Since we moved, I have put all of the kids books into a bigger box so that they would all fit instead of being all over the floor. The only problem with this is that a lot of them are now right down the bottom of the box and we have not seen them for […]

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Happy to admit

that I am 39 weeks today and cannot do some of the things that I would like to be doing like sweeping the floor or cleaning our bathrooms. So,  I have a list written and its now on the fridge and if people feel like helping in any way whilst I lay on the couch, […]

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Happy 50th Phil!

Last night we had Phils 50th birthday party. The girls came along for the start of the evening and we had to drag Maisie away from the dance floor to get her home to bed! We also updated our Shanahan/Stevens/Whitbourn family photo – the last one we had taken was October 2002! Maisie, Luke, Fleur, […]

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Fun times

Today we had a great day – we went out for a morning tea at Cades “new” office and then picked up Aunty Kate and came home where she got rid of all my grey hairs, painted my toes (cause I cant reach them!) and then Miss Maisies fingernails and then took some happy snaps […]

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Maisie riding her big girl’s bike

PS. That’s Talia growling in the background.

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Maisie riding her big girl's bike

PS. That’s Talia growling in the background.

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National Toddler Day

I think there should be a National Toddler Day where toddlers can do whatever they want – just for one day, so they can see that really they need boundaries and rules set for them to make their life easier. I have become very aware of the boundaries and rules that are constantly given to […]

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Baby #3 update

Latest ultrasound picture from 37 weeks. We had this ultrasound taken yesterday with the great news that there are no signs of any skeletal dysplasia and the bone shape appears normal with the small bones still measuring about 4 weeks behind. The Doctor that did the scan was awesome – she was able to clearly […]

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to blog or not to blog

has been the question that I have asked myself on a number of occasions about topics regarding personal issues and things that the kids do or my wonderings about certain things. What will people say or think about what is written is the first thing that comes to my mind – which after 28 years, […]

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Update

Its been two weeks today since we moved to Albury and we have a house that only has a few full boxes left! We have had a move around of furniture in the main living/dining area already, but I think that we are finally starting to feel like this is our home now and it […]

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2 new favourite games

Maisie learnt these 2 games at Sunday School on the weekend (yeah, not much to do with Jesus, I know). As you can see, we are not too strict on the ‘official’ rules. Duck, Duck, Goose! What’s the time Mr Wolf? And here’s something just to embarress Talia when she’s older – believe it or […]

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First in the pool

When we were kids, we used to have an ongoing battle at the start of each swimming season to see who would be first in the Grandma and Grandpas pool.  Although it was never talked about openly (apart from the back seat of the yellow bus), we were usually upset if one of our cousins […]

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