Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
When we got home in the afternoon we went and saw Enchanted which is coming out soon. Jack watched most of it and only got bored during the last 20 mins or so which was all the soppy romantic part. He was so cute clapping after the big song scene. After the movie we went and picked up Grandma Joy and then went and checked out our friends Erica & Pete's new house which is being built at the moment and then we went over to the new park in town. It's just great. The little kids area is a bit so so but the main playground is just rockin'. Owen had a great time and Jack had fun too. They have this gigantic big rope web with a jumping bit in the middle, a flying fox, all sorts of cool climbing things as well as the normal playground stuff. We're probably going to go on Wednesday so I'll take some photos then. After we'd had a good play we went for a walk along the river and checked out the new jetty's and then we headed off home. Jack fell asleep in the car so he had an early night for once!! so Owen and I got to watch a movie!! Woohoo, we watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry which was absolutely freakin' hilarious. I loved it.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
On Friday night we had Jack's daycare Christmas party which was great fun. They had coloured hairspraying and facepainting. Jack refused the face painting and then at the end of the night decided he wanted it but they'd closed the booth. They had two jumping castles which were great. Jack played on it all night long. Mind you each turn took awhile. It was a slide jumping castle and he'd climb to the top and then hide around the corner of a pillar trying to wait until there were no other kids up there and then slide down. A couple of times one little boy tried to push him down, I think he thought he was stuck.
There was a visit from Santa which Jack was sooooo excited about. The kids had to sing songs to get Santa to come visit which was adorable. When they said Santa was coming Jack looked up in the sky so he obviously understands the concept of the flying sleigh & reindeers, he kept asking for the reindeer, "Where are the reindeers?" "Can we go see them?" The look on Jack's face when he saw Santa coming was just priceless, it even brought a tear to my eye. He was very excited. Here he is patiently waiting on Daddy's lap for Santa to call his name.And then when his name got called he went up, grabbed his gift and took off.Here he is unwrapping his special book from Santa.It was a great night for the kids.
Here's what else has been happening in our household...
I've finally done my Christmas cards and they're all ready to post out. I'm making it a tradition that every year I get personalised stamps done at Christmas time. I think they're a great keepsake idea. I scrapbook one and put one inside the drawer on the advent tree. I got these red and green envelopes at Crazy Clarks ($2 shop) for a bargain but they were just a little too small for my card so I had to trim all my cards. It took ages. And then I rolled a little stamp on the bottom of the envelope to pretty it up. How cute is this...? This was from Jack's daycare. Reminds me though that I'll have to make hand and foot print reindeers with Jack.
Jack and I kept little Charlotte occupied the other day while her Mummy took her brother to swimming so she got to help Jack make up the reindeer food. Don't they look cute. Jack really needs a sister.And here it is all packed up. I've decorated eclipse mint tins as well to send to my cousin's littlies.And now the gingerbread house...
I decided that I wanted to make a gingerbread house on Sunday so I googled some recipes and plans and things, went and bought some extra flour and then had to cut down my recipe because I only had half a cup of glucose so I couldn't use my blueprint anyway. So I made the gingerbread, thought I was pretty clever and cut out windows and things and used lollipops to make stained glass windows and then when I went to assemble it I broke it (insert frustrated crying smiley here). I tried to repair it and put in back together a couple of times over the next couple of hours but when I woke up in the morning I decided it was a lost cause and out of frustration just binned the whole bloody thing!! GRRR!!
Anyhoo, I'm don't like to give up on things I really want to do so I decided to have another go with a simpler recipe and a simpler plan and it worked!!!! YAAY!!! Although I will say that when I finished it last night at about 12.30 I was a bit dissappointed but when Jack walked out this morning and saw it he was very excited. He's decided that teddies live in there (I think he thinks it's the banana in pj's teddies house) and he's checked it out from all angle and even knocked on the door.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Of course the poor little thing couldn't get out of the bottle so I let it out in the kitchen and made a special little nest for the other eggs. We already had a couple of little gheckos running around so we're hopefully soon to have some more. I hope we get to see one hatch. Note the little styrofoam ball in the right edge of the nest, Jack found it the other day and said it was and egg and that it had to go in with the other eggs.This is our cat, Kitti-Mae who in general is pretty much a bit of a bitchy cat but seems to have mellowed dramatically since Miss Ophelia's departure. She has been very tolerant of Jack which has really surprised me. Here he is making Buzz Lightyear ride her.Speaking of Buzz Lightyear, did I mention how we came to have him? I'm addicted to those claw games that they have in the shopping centre and have won a variety of cool toys but the other day I pulled out a Buzz Lightyear!!! I was sooooooo excited. It was just like in the movie. I even SMS'd Owen at work to let him know.
Ok, I have some more Christmasy things to show from around my house...
The wreath on our front door...
Our little potted olive tree all glammed up with some baubles and tinsel...My cool reindeer that I bought at the local swap meet (like a giant garage sale). I just love them!! I think I may have to force my husband to make a few extras before next Christmas.Owen, to my surprise, came home today with this cool Santa key. He saw it in the window of a shop that one of his poker buddies owns. I'm really surprised that he bought something Christmasy. It's such a neat idea. I've seen them in a few stores lately.I decorated a Kaiser Christmas tree. The pearls look really wonky in the photo but arn't that noticeable in real life. These papers are some of my all time favourite Christmas papers.A Kaiser Christmas star...Jack's daycare Christmas party is tomorrow night so he and I iced and sprinkled some arrowroot biscuits this afternoon. I did the icing and he did the sprinkles. You should have seen the amount of sprinkles on my floor afterwards. What a mess!!And of course Jack had to taste test them.And Dee just to make you feel better with all the poo-tastophe's you've been having...Jack pooed in the shower tonight!! Thankfully I wasn't showering with him which I normally do. GROSS!!!
Oh, and you have to try this...it's just soooooo freakin' funny. I nearly peed in my pants.
Edited to add: A couple of people asked about the over the table decoration. It's just a couple of large branches and a couple of small branches, wired together, painted with a tinge of silver, then I sprayed on some varnish, sprinkled on some glitter and then more varnish. It's just suspended with fishing line. It's quite light.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Another photo of my over table display, have I said already that i LOVE it.
My Christmas apron and the beads are just hanging around the door frame.
Our Christmas tree...
One of my favourite ornaments this year.
I have this huge vase, about 70cm high, that I've filled with baubles and my gorgeous reindeer which I ordered through work to go on my Christmas table.
If I can work out how to take night shots, I'll take some of my Christmas lights too.
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