Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
We lost netball on Saturday - got our bum's kicked actually!! 58 - 35........very sad. Was an awful day, very windy. We didn't play badly, they were just too good for us. I also umpired the U13's. How hard is that?? I usually do seniors, don't really like doing the junior teams. Wasn't too impressed with my opposing umpire!! She didn't even wear sneakers to umpire in, wore Uggies. Yes, it was cold, but.................. I won't complain about her too much, cos without umpires there would be no game, but, I would have thought a B Grade standard player would at least know which part of the court she is meant to control!! Anyhow!
Halle has been a bit under the weather again - teething I think - high temps and generally unsettled. She is fine now, and sleeping well at nights still. Not always all thru the night, but happy now to go back to sleep in the cot. Haha, she was so funny last night! It was bed time, Pete was reading Tyla a story in her bedroom - usually Halle is with them, but we were running late last night, so didn't worry about it. I was feeding Halle, she was ready for bed. Next thing, she pulls away from me (Nearly taking my nipple with her)! and looks up the hallway - listening to Pete's voice. She starts crying - really loudly! Not a hurt cry, but an "I'm missing out" cry! I tried to keep feeding her, but no way. I took her up to Tyla's room, put her on the bed so she could listen to the story too, and she was very happy! When the stories had finished, she came back to me, finished her feed and went to bed. So funny, she really is very determined and has a bad temper already! She is nearly standing up on her own now too, so that is exciting.
Tyla is enjoying school holidays, altho going a bit stir crazy cos it's too yucky to go outside much. She's been doing lots of crafty stuff and playing with blocks and dolls and ponies and whatever else she can find. We've been having lots of indoor picnics.
Peter's birthday on Saturday, so he has the rest of the week off work and also Monday and Tuesday next week. We are going away for the weekend, leaving after netball on saturday.
Our house is going to be empty soon, our tenants are moving to another town. So, I am stressing big time about that, and madly trying to find new tenants. Hopefully we will find some long term renters. Anyone out there want to rent a 4 bedroom house in a beautiful beachside town?? Peter's brother is thinking about moving in, so hopefully he will let us know soon.
OK, here is my recent LO...........made for a challenge on the escape2create Blog - link on the right!
The theme was Oranges and Lemons - had to use orange or yellow on the page.
Quite happy with this one, altho the letters in the title are stamped with Pink ink, but looks quite orange in the picture. Oh well, still seems to blend ok.
Made using Stampin' Up PP and lots of ribbons and buttons. Don't ask me how long it took to stick them all down! LOL! Based on a Becky Fleck Sketch.
Sunshine - the journalling around the circle says: "Every single day, help to light my way. And darling, right before my eyes, it don't come as no surprise...........that it's easy.........easy.........loving you". From the Nazareth song, Sunshine.
Journalling on the PP says: Our first trip to Ceduna as a family of FOUR. It was lovely sitting and playing on the front verandah, enjoying the sunshine. Photos taken 23 Feb '08.
Anyway, that's it for now - going to get organised and take the girls out to lunch. TFL, and if you like, leave a comment! :-)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Have Submitted for Child Studies and the open Category. Local Topic (judged internally) is Mums, so need to think about that topic! Have another month to work that out.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Netball practice on thursday night - gets frustrating on the weeks we don't have a game, cos out of 4 teams, we only had enough people at practice to field 2 teams!! Very annoying. So, of course everybody goes a bit silly and likes to play in different positions, so, was a waste of time really!! Oh well it's good exercise and helping me shed the baby blubber! I'm thinking about all my clothes in the wardrobe that I WILL get back into!
Haven't done any scrapping for a few days because I had to umpire at the Pedlar Cup (Under 15 Carnival) on Saturday. That meant no scrapping cos I needed to have some early nights with decent sleep or I would never make it through the day!! Was a very early start and was very Cold and Windy! Thankfully it didn't rain tho. The standard of play was fantastic and I really enjoyed the day. Ended up doing a Final too, so was pretty stoked about that! :-) Felt a bit strange, having lived in a few places on Eyre Peninsula, knew people from lots of different Associations - was great to catch up with them! And I bet I was the only umpire there who had to express Breast Milk during the day........ROFL!! I thought that was funny, anyway! Hehe. Totally worn out when I got home last night. Peter was fabulous - looked after the girls and had tea ready for us all too. Tyla helped a lot too, helping to look after Halle and playing with her. This was the longest I have been away from Halle since she was born, so was a big step for both of us. And, don't think badly of me, but I LOVED IT!!
A good friend from the SM Forum was visiting her family near where I was umpiring, so she dragged her hubby along to come and see me! That was fabulous, thanks Tambear,was great to catch up with you again and to meet your man! Looking forward to next holidays! :-)
And more netball stuff today - did the Umpire's Exam for Players. Only took about an hour and hopefully will improve on my score from last time I did it.
Had a bit of a sleep-in today - 9am!
Oh and Great News!! Halle has slept through the last 2 nights! Didn't wake up for her 2am feed! I think we've worked out to give her lots of food at night before bed........She is a real Miss Piggy atm, eats more than her 4 year old sister. And a lot faster too...........
It's raining atm, which is fantastic. It's been so dry here, the farmers must be really starting to worry, so this rain is very welcome. Let's hope there is more following.
Tyla had a friend over to visit for a few hours today, absolutely Trashed her bedroom. LOL, but they had fun.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The other category is Child Studies!! How hard is it going to be to pick 3 photos for that? Have narrowed the selection down to about 12 pics...........And also the Open Category. Not sure what to submit for that yet either.
Received my order from Snapfish - have now got some photos of Halle in frames, hooray! And only 2 years behind in photos for the albums! And that is not even thinking about the Scrap Albums! Can't buy ink for my Printer anywhere locally, so will have to find somewhere online to get it. Tyla watched Better Homes and Gardens the other night - so we spent part of sunday making a Hot Water Bottle Cover! Haha, how funny are kids!?
Found out that insurance isn't going to cover the broken oven at our house! Very annoying. And, found out tonight that our tenants may be leaving when the lease runs out after all! Not happy, only spoke to her 2 weeks ago and all was fine. Hopefully know by Friday what is going on. We have a couple of other people interested, so fingers crossed the house won't be empty for too long.
My additional 12 months Maternity Leave has been approved. That means no returning to ANZ until 2 August 2009.
Thanks for dropping in, and I'll be back again soon, hopefully with some more scrapping to show.