Friday, November 30, 2007
A couple of kid's birthday parties to go to this weekend so pretty busy here...can't believe it is December tomorrow...I must get out that tree too and get E decorating while we are waiting for this baby!! I am guessing she will just arrive on December 5th or 6th now! So all good here if I could just shake this cough and cold...I hope you have a great weekend planned -Lissy
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Other news...E had dance concert last night...no good pics on stage as no flash photography...but she had fun and did very well...she was very excited so it is amazing I got her still for a second to get any photos! 3 costume changes...crazy!
All the stage shots are blurry like this one!
She did her own impromptu encore after the last item...they were all running off stage and E ran down to the front of the stage around the curtain as it was closing and bowed and waved to the audience! The teacher had to come and get her off! She seems to be a bit theatrical!
Ben is flying back from Tasmania tonight..so has not missed the baby! The Ob seems to think the baby will just come on time like E did! And I still have a bad cold and cough so it is probably just as well there is no baby on the scene yet!
There was a market day at school today...the older kids had stalls selling things they had made, face painting and so on...E really enjoyed it...she bought some biscuits, a braclet and had her face painted...and still had change from $5! I bought some kangaroo paws which are now looking very nice in a tall vase!
So that is it for now - Lissy
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
After the car club came to visit dad's collection (about 20 cars and probably 40 people turned up) Sunday, Ben finished cleaning the pool and E had her first swim for the summer...
..it is too cold for us so Ben will have to get the solar heating going!
And we went up to my Aunt and Uncle's house for tea as my cousin's wife was over from Melbourne...E had fun looking at tadpoles and such...
Yesterday Ben took off to Tasmania for four days training...so hopefully this baby will stay put for a few days...
Ben's dad has a motorcycle and engine business and sent us two little second hand four wheeler bikes for the grand kids to ride...E was trying it out even thought it had no fuel!I did manage one thing on the weekend...a button tree...but now need more pins and couldn't find any yesterday...sold out!
Last dance practice for E yesterday as the concert is this Wednesday night...Swimming and such today...
I am sick again...cold and cough...so is E...hope we can shake it before the baby arrives...so that is it for now - Lissy
Sunday, November 25, 2007
They loved spending time with him and Dad loved being with them too...
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Still a few bits there but very clean for me....I always seem to have a few little piles of odds and sods that do not have homes...and that I keep there in case I need it....and ideally my tins of tools and utensils need to be hung on the wall some day...but if you look at the before pic on the last post you can see a BIG improvement!!
So now what...well time permitting this week I plan to scrapbooking wise:
A...work on E's birthday album
B...do some more pages in the baby's birdie album
C...start a big sister album for E ready for photos when the baby arrives
and craft wise:
A...start button Christmas tree decorations (the button ones like Ali Edward's made)
B...make some foam ball decorations using fabric...saw these somewhere too...but cannot remember where...I should be more diligent about noting things down
C...decorate the baby's Christmas box....to hold her decorations...E already has one...very simple one I made last year....and sewing wise:
A...a sleeping bag for the baby
B...a dress for E
C...booties for the baby
I need to clean my sewing table a bit too but it is not too bad at the moment!
There is way too much really on my list but at least it is a plan!
We shall see how I go...but really I am hoping to be otherwise occupied with a newborn instead!
Off out side now to water my garden...the retic is off so I am hand watering! Lissy
E found a spider in her room today....so before Ben rehoused it they had a good look...it was eating a bug!
And Sharon is mistaken if her desk is chaos!!! This is chaos....I am now cleaning up as obviously I can't move to do anything!!
Other than that today...we have been to vote in our Federal elections.....and I have been cleaning...Ben is fixing the tractor...and E is now playing in her clean playroom! Lissy
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I have a few other things I am hoping to tackle but shall have to wait until I am more with it! Lissy
I spent the morning at school today to help out in the class and take photos....it is great to see how much all the kids are learning...and it is all as they are interested and ready (as is the Montessori way)...so a fabulous way to learn for young children! They choose what work they do each day and the teacher also gives them individual lessons as needed.
E was very busy today....E started painting a ceramic Christmas ornaments, made bread to eat for morning tea, did some writing, and some work on beginning sounds, played outside, read books, did puzzles...and so onAnd that is all for today - Lissy
Monday, November 19, 2007
We are at nearly 38 weeks now...so any day now...here is a bad photo (no flash) of E and I at home today making lunch...I really must get some more photos of E, me and the bump!My Canon 350D died on the weekend...so top priority today was to go and see about getting it fixed! First of all I found out it would take 4 - 6 weeks at least...panic started to set in...then it would cost about $300 and then it probably need a new shutter and other things....basically I have taken so many photos ( about 50, 000) that I have worn it out! So in the end we decided it was cheaper to get a new body...so I am now the very happy owner of a Canon 400D....early Christmas present ... and I cannot complain about that! Haven't really played with it yet...but I will!
But here is E at dance this afternoon! No editing on this photo...
Ben and E had fun on the trampoline tonight before bed...need to look at the camera settings...a priority for tomorrow in case the baby arrives!
So that is it for today - Lissy
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Ben just called and he flies home tomorrow! Pity he missed it all...can't think of much else as I am pretty tired so off to bed - Lissy
Friday, November 16, 2007
She loves her new lego....
The new pram and baby doll are very popular...ready for her to be a "mum" when the baby arrives...
Grandma gave her a little key board and she has been entertaining us ALL afternoon...
I made some cupcakes to take to school...E's teacher Naomi does this wonderful story about the earth going around the sun...and the child growing up...
The birthday child get to be the earth going around the sun (the candles) and each year the teacher says what she can do...up to their current age ( crawl, eat, walk,ride a bike, write their name and so on)
and then they sing happy birthday...it is fabulous.... Montessori education really is fabulous for E!
So happy happy birthday to our darling girl...party tomorrow! Lissy