Whoo Hoot Wednesday!

September 30, 2008

Well, I can’t believe that it is Wednesday already!  David has been off Daycare since Thursday!  He had a slight tempreture before bed on Wednesday night so gave him some Pamol and then he woke up at 6am thursday with a temp that went up so went to Docs first thing and turns out they thought he had tonsilitis so home to chil and relax.  Sunday decided to take him back just to see how he was going and he had also got a few spots…didn’t look like chicken pox but just wanted to be sure…The doc found some spots on the bottom of his feet especially near his heal and then a few on his hands etc and said it could be 1 of 3 things whcih after going back that night and then the next morning to check the progress of the spots our GP on monday said it def looked like hand, foot and mouth which luckly has nothing to do with Foot and Mouth!  Having done some research it is viral and isn’t strange for pre-schoolers, kindy, daycare kids to pick it up as highly contagious and normally around summer/early autumn so his cough and stuff is coming right and just have to wait for spots to clear before going back to Daycare.  We haven’t had a temp since Friday and touch wood his cough is sounding more dry and not mucusy (sorry for tmi) and no new spots and the ones he had were fading!  He has been a little trooper though and I think i know his 2 fav Wiggles Dvd’s and his new Jojo’s circus dvd’s really well.  Along with DVD’s we have been having little picnics, reading lots. 

Now onto Whoo Hoots

– Raising so much money over the weekend on my Trade Me Auctions for Lisa – you are all so amazing.

– Now when David wants something he points to himself

– A new word which is “more’

– Having mostly fine weather the last week!

– Richard finding some boxes of things that the packers had put into a very far corner near his fish tanks and finding things we thought were lost from the move int here.  Now not finding a box in our garage after over a year to some of you may sound strange but our garaging here is the same size as our house and garage at our old house!

– Ordering one of the new Kit of the Months – Becky’s baby Album to use for David’s first year!

– Making Marmelade for the first time this week even though it didn’t set and we had to put it back in yesterday with some pectin to redo!  It now looks like an amber colour!

– Finding inventive ways to use eggs and trying out new recipies as we now get 4 eggs a day so 28 a week!

– Getting an email from Snapfish NZ today to say that they have .1c prints to a max of 50 prints for the next 7 days if you enter NEWCENTNZ.  Promotion until midnight 07th October!  Off to order some prints for the retreat!

Well must be off and will start posting a recipie a day that I am trying out if anyone is interested!


Well the head has been shaved!

September 28, 2008

Yep, yesterday the head was shaved and I now have a number 1 all over for fundraising for Lisa’s Bucket List.  Please excuse how i look in the front on photo richard just came up to me and said i’m taking a pic so was a bit surprised!

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then the scary one

Shaved 1

Thank you to everyone for everything you have been doing to help this weekend!  Can’t wait to see how much we have raised tomorrow!

My fundraising auctions for Lisa’s Bucket List will be on Trade Me from tomorrow morning for 2 days.  My name on Trade Me is ScrapGirl! 

I will be putting a full list of items on here latter today or email me on debbie_b@ihug.co.nz or leave a comment if you would like me to send you a copy of the list!

I am also going to be shaving my head for Sponsorship to help with the fundraising!

Whoot Hoot Wednesday!

September 23, 2008

Hi Everyone, Well lots to Whoot Hoot about today.

– All the wonderful weather we are having

– Getting time to spend time with Theresa, Grace and the twins at Music last week and tomorrow

– The ever amazing people that are helping me grant wishes at the moment

– Attending Cort’s 1st Birthday party – something i hopped but wasn’t sure would arrive!

– Going out on sunday and David telling me he wanted a “Bun” (que new word) I asked him what sort of bun he wanted and he said “ezzeee bun mumma” translated that’s a cheese bun mummah

– Richard going off call for 2 weeks from Friday.  Still working but not being on call 24/7

– Getting excited about the Sketchbook Retreat!

– Our Vege and Flower Garden taking shape!

– David trying 2 new foods this week – beetroot last night and loving it and asking for demolishing a whole golden kiwi fruit for his breakfast

– David no longer using a Safe T Sleep in Bed

– David only on 1 bottle a day which is before bed

Big big hugs to Louise who broke her foot while at the Gym on Monday – wish I was closser to help out!

Big Birthday to Hannah’s son Tyler who is 4 years old today!

Well best be off and start working on more things!

Very quick Post!

September 21, 2008

Just wanted to do a very very quick post to send you to a Blog for my friend Lisa’s Bucket List that I am working on lots at the moment!  Online Auctions coming up this weekend!


Whoo Hoot Wednesday!

September 9, 2008

– Wow, 3 posts since Saturday – I am on a role and actually really enjoying it!  I have decided not to promise anything and not to make blogging a chore again which is where I think I went last time.

– David coming out with more words

– Waking up to Sunny weather this morning even though the rain has arrived we still got outside to feed the chickens.

– Getting around 4 eggs a day!  Way to go girls!

– Getting a great nights sleep!

– Enjoying baking and trying out new recipies.

– Finally scrapping for myself and feeling like my mojo is coming back.  It has been seriously missing lateley….I am working on 2 mini albums which aren’t finished yet but will def take pics when finished.  One is a mini travel album on our trip and one is for Richard’s birthday which is on Saturday!

– Fresh hot scones that are in the oven at the moment for lunch!

Well must be off and get some things done before lunch. I will finish blogging about Melbourne tomorrow.  Big spring hugs to everyone!

Melbourne part 2

September 8, 2008

Hi there Everyone,

Firstly it feels great to be back blogging and getting all your wonderful comments!  Secondly I would suggest heading off to get a nice warm drink if it is as cold as it is here and something to snack on as this is going to be a long post with lots of photos!

Wednesday morning we decided to venture to another mall that we had heard lots about – Richard offered to drop us off on the way but unfortunatly dropped us off at the wrong one – No worries honey…So after venturing into the centre and realising that it wasn’t the 400 plus centre we caught a taxi to Knox City…OMG i loved it!  It was a bit testing at the start as we had david, his pram and car seat…We visited a very newly opened Kikki K which I have been to over here and have fallen in love with….After picking up a few things a lovely lady called Carly offered to put David’s car seat in the back of their shop for us and for us to just pick it up on the way out!  Way to go Carly – It saved the day.

We visited Toys R Us – great job we don’t have one here…While out on the Wednesday we were on a “UB Funky” mission…Still not 100% sure what they do but know they are to do with kids and you attach them to the computer or something…Had a list from SIL to look for…Also looked at lots of other shops and got David a couple more trians for his new love of Thomas and everything trains! 

David seems to have a homing sensor for ride on toys at the different shopping centres and here is one he found that day.

Melbourne 8 by you. 

After spending about 4 hours at this wonderful centre we headed off to an indoor play area i had found only about 10 mins from Richard’s training centre and spent the next 2 hours there…I loved it and so did David!  Just a small one but really great…Also liked that I could order marmite/vegemite sandwiches there for him and they didn’t come with hot chips (more on my gripe about hot chips and kids meals latter)….We were only supposed to be there for about 1 1/4 but our GPS system sent richard to the wrong address so instead of a 10 min drive 1 hr 15 mins latter he arrived just in time for closing to pick us up!

We then ventured off to Fern tree Gully stamps and back to the hotel.

Well Wednesday night we went to try and have a nice civilised dinner just around the corner from the hotel but David wasn’t having a bar of it…As previously mentioned our darling boy’s body clock did not change at all which meant he was waking any where from 4.30am until 6.00am Melbourne time…luckly we managed to get him back to sleep snuggled up with one of us for another hour or so each time so by the time it came to dinner he was over tired and just wanted to run around and test our pacients!  Back to the hotel room and luckly he was able to start winding down with lots of books and then a shower, pj’s and bottle – so tired he fell asleep drinking it and didn’t need one of us to sleep with him until he fell asleep!  We then instead of turning off the lights at 7.30 actually watched tv until about 8.30 as he was totally out to it and the tv wouldn’t wake him up!  next time def a 1 bedroom would be great!

Thursday morning dawned a bit overcast and David and I rugged up and caught a train into the city and then followed the hotels directions walked down to the tram stop – well i carried david in the backpack and pushed the pram and then caught the tram to the zoo..unfortunatly as i was getting off with David on my back trying to carry a folded up pram ( i knew i couldn’t carry him all day and knew he wouldn’t be able to walk everywhere) and going down steap steps off the train i as well slightly twisted my ankle but it wasn’t till the end of the day i really noticed it…

I just love Melbourne Zoo – very very spread out and alot bigger than Auckland Zoo i think.  Though as the weather didn’t look the best we only stayed about 3 hours or so….

David was in heaven and was instant he wanted to see monkeys – He hasn’t got the word monkey yet but was doing his impersanation of a monkey and pointing and it was sooo cute…

Some of the first animals we came across were the girafes which are in an encloser with zebras and emus.

Melbourne 9 by you.

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I am just loving all these animal photos that look great that I am getting so going to make a few little mini animal albums as well for David.

Then we ventured off to the Elephant/Orangutan area which is modled as if you were in an Indonesian santury.

Melbourne 13 by you.

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I love the following pics of the elephants and monekys…David was in heaven

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After this we then headed off to buy lunch – wow, what an expensive lunch – we had just brought a few things for morning and afternoon tea with us….here is David with his lunch – juice, musli bar and a large mixed fruit salad that we shared though he wanted all the 3 different melons and pineapple. Mummy got the strawberries and the odd other bit of fruit…Just loving how much David loves fruit…

Melbourne 17 by you.

Well this post is getting long so will finish up the rest of the post about thursday and our last day in melbourne either latter today or tomorrow!

no blogging…But to be perfectly honest, while i have enjoyed reading other’s blogs i really haven’t felt like blogging…Nothing being wrong just haven’t felt like it.

Well about 8 days ago we got back from 6 days in Melbourne…Richard has to go over for Training so back in May I found some cheap seats on Air New Zealand for David and I…Richard’s training course was out in the suburbs so we stayed out in a nearby suburb which was about 25 mins or so by train into the city!  A trip David and I did a few times and he just loved it…I am going to blog about melbourne in 2-3 posts…Be prepared for lots of photos…

On the 24th we had to be at the Airport at 5.45am and omg I was already tired by the time we boarded the plane and took off just before 8.00am…We were lucky enough to be on one of the new refrubished planes so we each had our own individual tv’s which David thought was amazing and they had Playhouse on which was great..Half the time he didn’t even have the earphones on and just watched it…He needed to run around a bit and unfortunatly runs a bit faster than me in confined places and ended up visting a very surprised bunch of people in business class…We landed around 9.30am and by the time we got our Rental car and left the airport it was nearly 11.00am..After a drive to the hotel and a nap for David we had lunch and then drove back into the city to visit the Aquarium…Really the only sighteeing Richard would get to do that week because of his course….Here are the boys at the aquarium (with our friend’s mac pac back pack – our lifesaver while away)

Melbourne 1 by you.

Everyone enjoyed it especially the boys…Incase you didn’t know we have around 15 tanks of tropical fish at our house…

This one’s nearly as big as David

Melbourne 2 by you.

A very exhausted 3 of us then drove back to the nearby shopping centre near the hotel to get supplies and then back for a room service dinner…

David with his Aquarium present – an octupus which is still to be named

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The next day David and I just headed off to the nearby shopping centre to relax and look around and David loved all the ride on’s that we found especially the following

Melbourne 5 by you.

After that it was off to Lollipops that we had found for David to wear off some of his energy (don’t know where he gets it as he was on NZ time the whole time we were there)…Unfortunatly he slightly twisted his ankle and then spent the next couple of days slightly limping but it wasn’t going to stop him…

Tuesday – it was off on an early train into the city to go to Queen Victoria Markets..

Melbourne 6 by you.

We had lots of fun and found lots of new things to try like cheeses for Richard and I and some french cookies for David – then off to the Fruit and Vegetable area where David got to choose Morning tea which ended up being a chip of strawberries..

Melbourne 7 by you.

Well, I will hopefully catch up with more tomorrow and then fill you in on our past week here and our father’s day weekend!

Take care!