Saturday, December 20, 2008


My sister has chickens and the other day she came over with 4 little chicks that she had been given as replacements (or really as a sorry gift) because she was sold the wrong breed last time.

Nate is quiet a curious little man and he was quiet happy to hold a chick. He has seen and patted Amber's cooks at her place and is always so excited when he sees Amber and talks about her chickens :).

At 2y9m he was not quiet able to hold the wings down (or grasp why he needed too) so Amber helped him....was so lovely and you can almost feel him learning and growing as he does these things.

It is so hard to believe that he will be 3 in March (and Ari will be 1!!).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

School Presentation Night

Liam got a 2 awards at his school presentation night last night......he didn't want to go up on stage so missed out on getting his special library award but I convinced him to go up for his Merit Certificate.


Certificate of Merit

Liam Robbo


Outstanding effort and application in all areas


So proud...his first year of school has been great for him and along with completing the Premiers reading challenge, he was a member of the Student Representative Council and has done really well with his studies.

We just need to work on his attitude at home and his shyness.....why are all my kids (except Nate) so shy *shrugs*.

I am looking forward to having him home for the holidays :)

Breastfeeding - 9mths

Very proud to say I have been demand feeding Ari for 9 months...which makes my total breastfeeding time to date 4 years and 3 mths.

It is hard at the moment as he just feeds all the time at night, wants boob in his mouth or no sleep. I want to change things but he just cries if I don't feed him and I really hate to hear him cry. I have started to try and feed him more often during the day in a hope that he will get his fill....he doesn't really like food so maybe once he starts to eat he will cut back on boob at night.

Despite all this I am so happy to be feeding - so sad for all the people out there that don't breastfeed their babies (or only do so for a short time). It is the best cuddle time ever, and so empowering to know that I am growing my baby and giving him the BEST start ever.


Gardening - We Can Do It!!

Well...I hope we can....

We have started with Parsley

Lemon Basil

and Tomatoes

Ari has already tried to rip out the basil and Nate keeps digging them "a bit"...sigh....hopefully we manage to at least keep one or two alive. Our plan is to start small and slowly grow as we become more adept.

The Places They Sleep

Nate was awfully quiet the other evening - and after a big few days I was wondering if he had taken himself to was about 5pm and I think it had been about 20 minutes since he had come out of the toy room to ask for something.....he and Bethany were watching Barbie...

Hehehehe....not laughing at the mess they had made *cranky face*, but oh so cute, he had made a little space on the floor and used a Carebear as a pillow.

How can you hold a grudge when they are just so cute.


Jet's Ring Sling

Mel's (RockMel - NC) little man Jet turned 2 and on the weekend we went to his birthday party...I still remember when I first met them and he was a tiny tiny baby...awwwww.

So anyway - I made him a ring sling for carrying his teddy etc around in, with a new baby brother or sister on the way he might want to be just like mum.

So here is a photo of the sling, and my only willing model, Ari.

I really hope he likes it Mel.


Friday, December 5, 2008

My Nose

I have a big nose - its just a fact, and although I am not happy about it, I have accepted that it's just the way it is, so why not embrace it and get what I have always wanted to nose pierced!!!

I really like it - its a bit sore today (was done Thursday morning) but hopefully it heals well and quickly. It has a tiny crystal stud thing in it at the moment but I had it put low enough that I can put a sleeper if I want to.

It hurt, but not that much....or was it that it didn't hurt for very made my eyes water anyway, but compared to the fresh (yep still fresh after 8mths) memory of pushing Ari's 9lb out my VJJ it was nothing, hehe.


He's not perfect but he looks like him right??

Hopefully Nate thinks so as this is one of his Christmas presents, lol, it is a pillow Igglepiggle..perfect for snuggling. It cost me all of $4 to make and about 2 hours, I used less then a metre of fleece and recycled pillow stuffing from some unused pillows (that were sitting in the cupboard for the last 6mths) plus some scraps from my "keep it cause I might need it" bag, lol.

Nate is also getting 2 "In The Night Garden" T-Shirts and books. The T-shirts come with a small red blanket each but I am also thinking of getting a square of red polar fleece and blanket stitching around it so he can take Igglepiggle pillow and blanket when we go somewhere to stay.

Anyway - I am happy I am done and can now move on to my next project :)