Cade has just reset the computer and done some techy stuff to it, so I cannot put up the photos that I want to at the moment, so they will just have to wait..
Today is Wednesday and that means story time at the library. We will head out at about 10:30am and listen to some stories, chase Maisie around the library trying to keep her away from the craft until its time to actually do the craft, get some new books out and then maybe head over to the p.a.r.k before heading home for lunch and then the beauty of lunchtime sleeps. Fun for all the family!
Cade and I have just exchanged on a new house here in 2 x Waggas.
We are very excited and will be moving on the 21st of February.
Anyone want to come and pack for me….
We just got home from our camping adventure at the Blowering Dam. This is the 5th straight year that we have been, but Phil has now been going for 28 years – so we have a bit of catching up to do!!
When you are out in the open air 24 hours a day with kids it seems like a massive event just to make the littlest things happen. We had planned to do some day trips, but the timing of meals and sleeps just didnt seem to offer a lot more time in the day, so we just relaxed and tried to keep out of the sun! (sorry again tb…)
We were a bit wary of the weather, but it didnt really rain on us at all, apart from a couple of drops on one of the evenings. The girls slept really well in their cots in the tent and meal times seemed to go by just fine. We went down to the water a couple of times for a swim – I had big plans to ski, but realised on the 2nd day that it wasnt going to be easy to find time to fit it in. We also took the girls down to the creek for a bath which was a quick and rushed event.
Highlights: catching up with family and friends, only having to drive for 1.5 hours to get there, playing totem tennis, cooking outside, the shade of a tree!
Lowlights: TB getting a sunburned face after so much effort in trying to keep both girls out of the sun, Maisie spewing in the car on the way home.
Here are a few of the snap shots from the weekend:
Moo getting up on day 2
Moo & Poppy
Aunty Natskli & Moo
Moo, TB & Lisa on day 4 at about 7:30am
TB & Uncle Lukey
Yesterday, we had fun times with Bekka & Sarah over for a few hours.
Lets just say that four girls under the age of three is fun for a few hours, but long term could do damage to your hearing.
Bekka – Age 3 years & 1 month
Maisie – Age 1 year & 6 months
Sarah – Age 1 year & 2 months
Talia – Age 5 months
we arrived at mums house last weekend to a very big surprise – they had transformed the yard into fun play times.
they had laid turf, built a sandpit, there was a swing and a seesaw, a chalk board, “waterplay”area with buckets and the whole area had been landscaped complete with the “roy rock” and a piece of cement from 1990 with each of my siblings handprints.
it was quite an amazing suprise to see what they had done and moo and tb had a great time playing.
we are heading home again this weekend for jades 21st and then on monday tb and i are flying to sydney for the night. its going to be a busy week!
maisie and i just had a great time playing in the small, but fantastic pouring of rain that just fell. we both got soaking wet, the drops of rain were massive. you can see from our great puddle how much rain fell in the 20 minutes.
In 4 easy steps.
Step 1. Give up in frustration trying to find the auto tune button on your TV remote control.
Step 2. Give your toddler the remote control to play with.
Step 3. Turn your back for a minute to do something else.
Step 4. Turn back around when you hear the TV tuned in correctly.
I can’t guarantee it’ll work for you, but it sure worked for me. And I still can’t find what button Maisie pressed – but whatever button she pressed was surely the right one.
Well, due to the fact that we still do not have internet up at the new house yet – the update of the WOWs will have to be all at once. (PS – WOWs = Whitbourns of Wagga)
House = is good, apart from the internet connection still to be worked out. Everyone seems to be enjoying their new space. The girls both have their own rooms which is nice for them and Maisie has all her toys out of the box and into her own play space. The kitchen and bathrooms are brand new and the whole house has been freshly painted. It will do us fine for the next 6 months or so.
Tali = Good. Growing a lot, eating a lot and generally going well. She has had some unsettled nights, so tonight we will be trying something new.. She is now in 0000 clothes, with some of them still to big for her. She is starting to cooooo and there have been hints of some smiles, so that is very exciting.
Moo = Good. Enojying the run of the house. She enjoyed her first ice cream cone with her cousins the other night and we all enojyed watching her eat it (it took her about 1/2 an hour). As you can see from the video that Cade put up the other day – she is talking it up all the time. Her latest “english” word is Clock – and she will even show you where it is in the room (and look for one even when there is not one there to find..)
Lisa = Good (see a theme here..) Wagga is exciting to explore. Last week we walked into town a couple of times to figure out where stuff is and we had a busy weekend of eating out at different peoples homes. I am enjoying the quiet and the slow pace of things already, and the days seem to fly with Cade arriving home so much quicker from work.
Cade = Good (i am speaking on his behalf, so i hope thats correct..) The uni is set out over a hill about 7 kms out of Wagga. He has been running out to work on most days and has caught the bus once and also rode his bike out yesterday morning. His office is overlooking bushland, and right across from the uni pool which is exciting for summer time. On saturday he went for a run with a running group which meets every week for a race.
So, overall, we are all good. We are loving living closer to family, we have had Mum and Kate (and Jenna!) come from Albury for visits, and Peter and Carole came to help us fix up some stuff at the house and we are having great fun seeing Paul and Tanya and the girls so often – Matilda and Ebs are coming over for sleep over fun this weekend which will be great.
Have to say that this past month (or three) have been crazy, and we need to thank so many people for their love, prayers and support. We have had people cooking for us, cleaning for us, taking care of our kids for us, fixing stuff for us and just being there for us. I really dont have time (or enough energy at the moment) to write and send out thank you notes – so please accept this as a big thank you from the WOWs. xox
We had a very quick trip up to Port Macquarie to visit Ben, Laura and Eli on the weekend. It was fun to see them in their new house and Maisie enjoyed meeting Eli with giving her the offical baby tap on the head to say hi whilst Ben was holding her. Here is a photo of the Dads with their girls down at the beach
Maisie is going great. She is still walking her way around the furniture and also likes to push her pram around when we are out by holding onto the basket rack. She has 4 teeth on the top and 3 on the bottom and still not much hair! She loves bath time and splashing all the water everywhere and also loves to hop in the shower. It is her birthday next Tuesday – its hard to believe that we almost have a one year old!