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Thursday, 31 July 2014

31 July

Loves the sunshine! #favouriteplace

Saturday, 26 July 2014

26 July

Finally persuaded the apprehensive Jensen into taking off his trainer wheels and pedals to create a balance bike... He is now confident to balance!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

24 July

After watching a video from the recent eisteddfods, Jensen wanted to try out ballet. He's joined a lesson for today! 
He lasted 1 term. 
2 children. 2 identical corn cobs. 2 minute shit fight over which one they want. Save me.

24 July

Daddy-daughter lunch date while I went to the gym across the road  (I couldn't make it in creche hours, and it was Andrew's lunch hour )

Monday, 21 July 2014

21 July

Choosing bedtime books is difficult. #shewantstoreadtome #threenager

Sunday, 20 July 2014

20 July

Rare Daddy Daughter moment.
#children are made readers on the laps of their parents #read it again dad

Saturday, 19 July 2014

19 July

I hate weekends. I'm not a freaking child referee.

Ever seen someone leave their groceries in the carpark? Me either. I have, however, just left my groceries in the carpark. Thank you to the person who moved them to the bump stop, so they were still there when I went rushing back!

Eden taking her gloves off: "No! I don't want any help! I want to take them off like Elsa!" 

Friday, 18 July 2014

18 July

"Mum, why is there green?" #Ididnthidetheavocadowellenough   #hamandcheesetoastedwrap

Dentist appointment.... Am I drooling??

Thursday, 17 July 2014

17 July

First dental appointment as an adult.

Denist appointment. Dentist checks X-rays. 
Says "I need you to come in tomorrow as an emergency." 

It's a root canal. First time at a dentist as an adult and I'm up for a root canal. Wonderful. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

16 July

Andrew obviously didn't marry me for my cooking skills. I can't boil an egg properly (helps if you turn the element on the stove on) and can't make roux to save my life. Fingers crossed the tuna mornay actually tastes ok!


one of the best scents

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

15 July

Afternoon tea date with J

Monday, 14 July 2014

14 July

Followed Eden around in the dark with Jensen's sonic screwdriver providing a eerie blue light and noise. Scariest Doctor Who silhouette I've ever seen. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

10 July

"Do you want to build a snowman" is almost as heartbreaking as the first 5 minutes of UP 

Fun can be had via the simplest things. Mr 6 and Miss 3 are so excited to catch the bus to the library!

I have a new blog: 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

8 July

At the library with Jensen, love hearing his laugh at the book being read!

Lunch date with my boy

I made this :

Slow Cooker Spaghetti
Crockpot Spaghetti

1 pound ground beef (500g)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans tomatoes, cut up
8 oz can tomato sauce  ( I used 2 tins diced tomatoes)
1 cup beef bouillon (Stock)
2 teaspoons parsley
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Brown meat, onion and garlic. Add to crockpot with the rest of the ingredients and cook all day. Boil your spaghetti on the stove and just add the cooked spaghetti to it. Delicious!! This makes a ton too and leftovers are just as good!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

5 July

This vertigo is nauseating, frightening and it's making it extremely difficult to function as a human being... 

Of course it's a Weeping Angel episode of Doctor Who tonight. Brilliant. These ones creep me out.

Friday, 4 July 2014

4 July

It's school holidays, surely it's not too early for a chocolate crackle ?   

P's = degrees! Bring on my 3rd last semester of my degree!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

July 3

Jensen's heading into the city with Uncle James today. I'm so nervous to let him out into the big world without me.


I got photos all day of all the activities!!

Welcome back..... and rant.

ok. Five months have passed. I better start again. I can't remember whats happened over the last few months, but eventually, I'll go back and post some photos.

Today was a bad day for me.
My in laws (who we live with) are currently house sitting, so we have the place to ourselves. My father-in-law popped over to find something. I had asked him on 3 separate occasions if someone was going to be here to watch the kids when I go to work. Yes. Each time he said that my  mother in law would be here at 230.

250 she shows up, doesn't say anything to me, walks past the kids fort they made, comes back up the hallway, asks E to pick up a plate, E says no and then mother in law says ' right, that's it. If you're going to be a naughty girl, I'm not going to look after you'. She grabs their dog (that is housesitting with them...) and gets in her car and leaves.

Does not say a word to me. There's not even a look in my direction.

She actually gets in the car and drives off.       TEN MINUTES before I have to leave for work.

I rang my husband, he's telling me 'what do you want me to do???'
I ring my mother in law and ask her if she's coming back. The conversation goes something like ' I'm not going to look after naughty children, if you're not going to discipline her then I'm not looking after her' I am stunned so I say 'fine, have a nice evening. have a nice evening - bye.' and hung up. fuck you. you live in the same house. if you have an issue with our discipline of the children, bring it up when I'm NOT about to leave for work. I don't have time for bullshit. Turn up 20 min late, so I'm already stressing about you not even turning up (I had sent a text message, but she never responded to that - for all I know she was lunching with a friend and had totally forgotten...
I ring work, in tears, just on 3pm, saying that my babysitter cancelled on me. Hang  up and who should have come back inside?? First thing I hear? "where is she now?" to the kids

Then the argument starts about lack of discipline, how a "normal person would have known I wasn't actually going to leave" . "I told you I'm not looking after naughty children" (wtf? When ? BTW - you're saying this IN FRONT of my children) "didn't answer the text because I was driving " (yeah ok, that's fine, but how was I to know that?)

Andrew's been texting me the whole time asking whats going on. He tells me to call work and see if they filled my shift. They have.

Finally, we calm down. She stays. We talk civilly. It's fine. She leaves just after 4. She give me a hug, but not before telling my daughter to stop being naughty.

Andrew gets home and says it's part my fault too, (though, I can't remember why).

We've come to the conclusion that we need some other arrangement for watching the kids of an evening when I work. Andrew has suggested after school care, all well and good, but  now I think about it, I'd have to change my uni timetable. Not include the grandparents at all. If I have to, I have to I guess.