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Monday, 30 May 2011

Picture this : Jensen playing with a Bob the Builder figurine with a similar size tractor and trailer. He also has a handheld flag from Australia day.

Bob voice: "no no! I won't go back to jail!"
other voice: "my name's not Jail, it's Australia Flag"
Bob voice: "of course Australia Flag, you can cone with us! But don't scare the cats!"


I want his imagination!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Yesterday, I woke at 4:15 to feed Eden and couldn't get back to sleep. Jensen fell asleep aT 730pm, woke up climbed into my bed at 10:45 went straight back to sleep and i went to bed last night at 11:30pm. Woke up again at 3:30 to feed Eden, was awake for half an hour before Jensen came in, tried to help him back to sleep for another half hour, Eden woke again at 5:45.
Why won't my kids sleep! Today is going to be a long day!

Friday, 27 May 2011

I asked Jensen to put his cut in the sink and he replies "does it look like my hands are full?"

Oops. Better watch what I say!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Things are changing over at Food For The Frugal!


Every fortnight I will be posting what is on the menu for the next fortnight. I plan all my meals for 2 weeks, and shop accordingly on a budget. Most fortnights the budget is $170. To feed 2.5 people.
Check it out!
I meant to post this on 10 April, but have been sooo busy!

Bit traumatised today... Eden is 3weeks old. Went to visit my grandma today with my mum and Andrew. Mum bought macca's for lunch. Mum was holding Eden while I ate lunch and she was crying coz she was hungry. Mum put her finger in her mouth to try and calm her, but Eden spat it out coz obviously mums finger is not a nipple. So mum gets a fry (chip) and goes to put it in her mouth. It didn't actually go in her mouth, but it did touch her lip. I said "uh uh" and was ignored so I said more firmly "no!" Andrew said rather forcefully "R will take her off you!" I was amost in tears but held back and took Eden back anyway and fed her.

About 2hrs later I get a MSG from my sister saying mum was in tears because how harshly she was spoken to and that she was told that I'll never let her see Eden again.

I'm sorry. My daughter is 3 weeks old, take all food away from her!


For the record. It wasn't that harsh, it was stern. She was never told she'd never see her again, just she'd be taken off her (as in for the rest of the visit). When I called my sister to explain, she seemed more upset than mum when I called her (after calling my sister). It was going to end up an arguement, so I dropped it. I called my mum and she was not as upset as my sister and we agreed to drop it. Things are fine now. I think (hope) we're all over it now.
It's been so hard to get on the computer and actually blog. Could be why I'm on here at 3:30am.


Eden is now 8 weeks old - we're just passed the 2 month mark! It's great having a baby in the house again, and a girl no less! I can shop! I actually don't like shopping, I hate spending money (especially on myself), but find I can spend money on the kids. Easy. I realised the other day when I was getting parcels that Jensen hasn't been getting anything. So I ordered him something. Jensen has a huge big love relationship with green. Everything has to be green (according to the health nurse, this is perfectly normal). The Thomas The Tank Engine character, Percy, is his favourite. He's green, don't you know.


'Percy' Edison Learning Chopsticks from Smart Stix
Jensen's been sick with the flu, poor lil mite, and this parcel arrived on one of the most sick days. He got to open the parcel and was so excited originally with the bubble wrap. He called it 'pop', coz that's the sound it makes. Then he's realised Percy is in the parcel. (oh, on a side note, Jensen's favourite letter is P!) Percy is at the top of some chopsticks! They are Edison Learning Chopsticks! They help kids learn how to use them. The chopsticks became the favourite toy of the day! Jensen calls them 'snippers'. I purposely made stirfry so he could try them out, and he did! He was much better at it than I had imagined!


Jensen has been a bit more needy of late, which maybe because Eden has joined the family. Truth be told, Eden gets more attention than Jensen, though not on purpose. I do try to spend time with Jensen, but Eden needs to feed! That also seems to be the time Jensen needs me. It's a nice feeling - to be needed, though a little frustrating when all you hear is "Mummy! I need you!" 50 million times a day (ok, over exaggeration). It seems when he's sick, all he wants is his mummy. That's a great feeling. Tonight he told me (after calling out after Andrew read him 3 books and put him to bed) that he was worried I wasn't here. I held his hand, combed my fingers through his hair and he fell alseep. Nice to be needed and wanted xx


Eden is now smiling away, making a heh noise that I assume is a laugh! She's been making that noise for about a week and half. Smiling since 3 weeks. Still hates being on her tummy, though if you get her at the right time of day, she'll tolerate it for 10 minutes. I prop her up on a pillow for tummy time, and she has been know to roll off. Whether that's the pillow, her big fat cloth nappy-ed bum or her giving it a go (or a combination there of), it's nice she's making progress. The cluster feeding has stopped, so I'm not banished to the couch to feed for 3 hours in the evening anymore. Just this week, she's started sleeping through the day! I know it's against the SIDS guidelines, but she sleeps on her tummy. Hey, if she sleeps and I get stuff done, then I'm all for it. I do go in and check on her every 5-10 minutes - because I'm paranoid. She'll soon be graduating to her cot in her own room at night coz she's nearly reached the top of her basinet! At night, sometimes I find that she's kicked off her swaddle wrap and blanket and just lying there. I'm going to miss her when she's down in her own room, next door to Jensen. Eden does sleep through the night, from about 6 weeks. Yes, I am one of those parents whose baby actually does sleep through the night. Doesn't make life any easier when the day sleeps are cat naps, but the upside is a full nights sleep.


Oh! I joined a gym! Who'd have thought! I joined when Eden was 7 weeks old. Since then, Jensen's been sick and I'm not sending my sick kid to crèche just so I can go to the gym. This week, however, I'm going to go back. James and Sherryn's wedding is in about 5-6 weeks, so I wanna be good looking for then! I think I may have a chance with one of the groomsmen ;)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Having lunch at the shops, some old guy just came up and was talking to Eden and asked me if it was a boy or girl! Um, hello! She's wearing pink leggings and a top with flowers on! Granted, she does have blue bootees at the bottom of her pram ( which she kicked off)...

Sunday, 1 May 2011

I will get back in here to catch up!

Today: Jensen spewed on Nanna in the bath!

While building a helicopter with Nanna, told her it was "a proud proud day", and took off and grabbed a book, pushed it in her face and said "here, it's your department".