Pizza Dudes

To assist in trying to get Maisie to re like pizza (she had it once about 2 years ago and was sick, and hasnt eaten it since), I decided to make some home made ones tonight. We chopped everything up and then the girls put what THEY wanted onto their own pizzas. They really didnt […]

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Gappy

Alice Joy Whitbourn knocked one of her bottom teeth out last night. We are waiting to go to the dentist at lunch time today, but after speaking with one last night, we are pretty sure that there is nothing that can be done and she will just have a gap until her adult teeth come […]

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Changing my ways to His ways

Today I sat in my bible study group and listened to our Growth Works DVD about idle moments that we have every day that we could be doing so much more with. Spending the day thinking about it further, I realised I do have many idle moments throughout the day that I could be using […]

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New years day celebrations.

I spent New Years day in bed quite ill and by late afternoon when I still could not drag myself out of bed I decided it was time to call some people to get some info on what I should do. The outcome was to head over to the emergancy dept to get a script […]

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woops…

Today we headed off to Church for the first time as a family of five. We were all organised and ready to go and got there early! All the girls behaved well and we headed home for lunch time sleep time. Naa and Poppy Phil were awaiting us when we got home and Alice was […]

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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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environmental effects

I am not one that really understands all the carbon footprints that we are making and the positions our country on global warming or how driving greener cars really makes a difference and all these “new ways” of trying to make the world a better cleaner safer place. I signed up to get our electricity […]

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Purchasing

So, a little while ago someone told me that their sister (or sister in law or cousins sister or someones sister) had trouble fitting three baby car seats across the back seat of their car. I took that information on board, told Cade that we should measure it up, and then didnt do much else […]

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wow – its light at this hour??

This morning the girls woke each other up at about 6:20, which is the earliest either of them have been awake in a very long time. Its also the earliest that I have had to get up in a long time. Whats weird is that Cade gets up at 6 every morning, and has been […]

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sleepy mornings

Usually (this is most, not all) we Whitbourn girls get up around 7:00-8:00am. Now, there are occasions when its both of them up early or both of them up late, but more recently it is one or the other up so I can get away with staying in bed longer with one of them by […]

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just hurry up already

I fell over on the tiles at our front door after chasing my nephew thru the door whilst trying to kick him in the backside. I am happy to admit what a stupid thing it was to do – not only because I have a history of falling over when least expected, or that my […]

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My shoes

These shoes were a present from my friend Emma at my baby shower for Maisie. She joked at the time that she didnt know what size shoe to get, and the funny thing at the time was that I didnt know either… Well, the joke is now over, cause the “baby” nikes finally fit!! Thanks […]

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toileting

So we wont go into details here, but over the summer months we have been “encouraging” Maisie to go to the toilet – just letting her know that its there for her to use if she so wishes. We had two weeks of dry days with “knickers” on, but then we moved house so we […]

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for all the mums out there…

Remember Babies are all individuals and learn to do things at different rates.

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monkey see monkey do

Note to self. Everything that we do or say, we have little sets of eyes and ears watching and listening and learning… Enough said.

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How to tune your TV…

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 […]

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(mis)Pronunciations and abbreviations

So it seems Talia is a little confusing to pronounce at first. It’s mostly due to all the name variations – Taliah, Tahlia, Thalia, Tayliah etc, each with their own pronunciation variation. Even Lisa and I have been confusing ourselves, although Lisa earns the prize for the biggest confusion so far – calling her new […]

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ABC vs. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Are Lisa and I the only people who had never noticed that ABC and Twinkle Twinkle share the exact same tune?! Lisa made the shocking discovery last night whilst trying to think up alternative verses to Twinkle Twinkle. Maisie seems to find the tune very soothing but there’s only so much wondering you can do […]

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Skills and stuff

After a pretty crazy couple of hours last night, I learnt that it is okay to not be in control of every situation and I am able to give Maisie to her Dad whilst I sit on the bed and sook. Then, I learnt that even though Maisie may cry for ages and not want […]

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Two weeks old

Had our first trip to the Early Childhood Health Centre. The Child and Family Health Nurses’ official assessment: Healthy newborn. She’s stacked on the grams – up 600g since discharged from the hospital. Now weighing in at 3930. She’s had lots of visitors in the past week or so, including an introduction to her first […]

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