Sunday, 30 December 2007

{Our Christmas}


Christmas eve my Mum, Tony and my brother Steven arrived, last year Mia was up until about 11.30 so this year I put them to bed at 7pm and by 7.20 they were both asleep which left me to get organised.... It was funny because I had put Mia to bed and 2 minutes later she came out and said I have to leave a carrot for the reindeer's.... so we got Santa some eggnog and shortbread and left a carrot for the reindeer.... I was nearly busted as I forgot to put it away and when Mia woke me up in the middle of the night just as I was going back to sleep I remembered that I had left it all uneaten, so I quickly got up and poured the eggnog down the sink, shortbread in the bin and broke the carrot in half... not that Mia noticed but I bet she would have if I had left it there.

Our day wasn't too bad, Mia had woken up during the night so she slept until about 7.30ish and woke Brie up.... The first thing Mia said was has Santa BEEN??? Yes I think he has Mia. She rushed out to the lounge room and spotted the box her drum came in and grabbed it! I said no it is over there and she just looked at it as if too say mmmmmm that's not the one I wanted LMAO she then looked at everyone elses presents and then found her Santa bag.....

and she finally then noticed the bike.





Brie on the other hand spotted her new bike and jumped on straight away and was just loving it didn't want to open any other presents. They were quite happy overall





and it wasn't until the afternoon that Mia asked me why didn't Santa bring her a big drum I told her that there mustn't of been any big ones left as they are for big kids and Santa gave her one that is the right size for her!! Why she said.... which is pretty much what I get after I tell her something all the time. I should have taken some photos of lunch, Salts mum and dad and my mum and tony, and my brother Steven had lunch with the girls we had a hot lunch which was pretty yummy, all day every time I looked around Brie was eating chocolate or lollies or drinking out of someones coke.... She wouldn't even have a sleep for me......



This is Brie playing on her new slide that Grandma and Grandad Taylor gave the girls for Christmas, I think she is a little scared of it as she flew down the slide and skidded across the lawn....






James was on Night Shift over Christmas which is better than day shift I guess as at least he was able to see the girls open their presents.... I woke him up at about 3.30pm I think and he had his Christmas lunch and played with the girls a little more. I am sure he has Christmas off next year which will be great as he has been has been on N/S for the last 2.





As Brie didn't have a sleep I kept her awake until 6.30 and then put her to bed. I wasn't feeling very well myself by this stage and went to bed with Mia only to wake up at 12am to Mia saying she needed a drink..... she was a bit upset and I asked her if she was ok and she said no I need another drink I knew this meant she was going to be sick within 5 minutes she had vomited everywhere. I got up and changed the sheets and we got back into bed she kept saying sorry mum and I was like oh Mia you poor little thing it's not your fault Anyway to cut a long story short she proceeded to vomit and then got a really bad temp until 4am she couldn't keep the nurophen down so I gave her a suppository and that seemed to settle her down and she went off to sleep. I am so glad that I wasn't feeling well and piked on going to my friends house that night as I am sure I wouldn't have been in the state to deal with a sick little girl and that would have just been horrible for Mia. I will be glad when the yummy plum pudding has all been eaten and the rest of the yummy food is out of my house and then maybe I can shift some of the weight I have put on since sept...



Kristal, Mark and Baby Alexander turned up the day after boxing day so we have been busy spending time with them, the girls just love Alexander and just haven't left him alone all they want to do is go over and see him.




The girls showing Alexander some love.....






I just love this photo of Mia and Alex.




Mia blowing bubbles.




Yesterday Kristal, Mark and Alex did some posing for me... we got some great photos and as you would have noticed I am just loving photo shop brushes atm....
I have some photos to share of the river flowing to but we were supposed to be at Salts mum and dads for lunch 1/2hr ago so I will do it later

Monday, 24 December 2007

{Merry Christmas}


Merry Christmas everyone I hope you all have a great day!


I am sure ours is going to be interesting after this conversation with Mia this morning......

I was wrapping a few gifts today and Mia asked where her presents were I told her that Santa will bring them tonight and I asked her what she wanted A BIG DRUM!! meaning a drum kit that she saw in the bigw catalouge.... I said what happens if Santa can't bring you a big drum? I will be very very very sad mum.... this nearly brought tears to my eyes because she isn't getting a big drum she is getting a little one and I really don't want her to be upset when it isn't right..... anyway after a few minutes she said MUM I will SNAP.... I laughed and laughed as when I get cranky with the girls sometimes I say OMG I am going to snap in a minute....
She even asked me the other day how santa is going to fit the big drum in his santa bag??? So it is going to be interesting in the morning.


In other news Mia has learn't too ride her bike with no training wheels which is soooo exciting for her :o) Her training wheel snapped off on Saturday when she was rinding through the 4 inches of rain we had had on Friday night... So she stayed out there until she could do it and then hasn't stopped she loves it.


James and I went out with 2 of my friends on Friday night we had the best night, carrying on like little kids in the rain, walking home at 3am in the morning it was soooo much fun :o)

I have no voice I think I did too much yahooing, laughing and squealing in the pouring rain.


Well I am busy boiling condensed milk cans for my caramel tarts and wrapping presents for tomorrow... I am so not organised but oh well not much I can do about it now.......


Next year I am going to be very organised and I mean it.


Well again once again Merry Christmas and have a good one!!


Hugs Amie

Sunday, 16 December 2007

{Brie's First Haircut}




Well on Thursday Brie had her first haircut, and she sat there like a good little girl for most of it which was great....




Mia had her 4th haircut as well it is a bit sad but my girls hair just doesn't grow very fast at all!! I can't wait for them to have long hair that I can do for them.
I should know better...... On Tuesday morning Brie was very very quiet when I went to find her this is what she was up too.... She had tipped out a whole box of cornflour that I had been using on her bum for a rash she had. She had it everywhere! Lucky the vacuum was handy to clean it all up nice and quickly!!

{The Kids Christmas Party}

Yesterday the girls had Salt's work kids christmas party, and they had a ball, they had a jumping castle, merry go round and 2 clowns that did the best face painting! Mia spent most of her time on the merry go round and Brie liked the jumping castle. When Santa arrived it was all very exciting, Brie went straight up to him.... she is so not scared of Santa which is great as we are going to Dubbo on Thursday to have there Santa photo and take them christmas light looking. Santa gave Brie a doon buggey bike.... she looked so funny trying to hold this huge present :o) Mia recieved some makeup which she is very happy with.


Here are the girls having their face painted... I really don't know why Mia looks so pale in these photos as she is really quite brown like Brie. The clown said that Brie had gorgeous lips and Mia has a lovely nose and she said "I see alot of noses".

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Saturday, 15 December 2007

{Happy Birthday Kristal}

Happy Birthday Kristal

We hope you had a great day and enjoyed your party....

Thursday, 6 December 2007

{ Mi a & Brie in the pool}



Yesterday Brie got up the confidence to swim in the pool by herself with her floaties of course. She was just loving it!!!



And these 2 photos are of Mia trying to learn how to swim without her noodle. She is going really well, she really wants to swim without her noodle but is still going under the water a bit..... that must be scary for a 3.5year old. I would say a few more weeks and she will be going great guns.








Now this dodgey LO is for a challenge that I set for Charm Koch on her blog. I challenged her to use 7 photos, 4 pattern papers from 4 different companies, 26 button and 4 things that had been in her stash for a while..... if she did it so would I.

Well Charm went and did it!! Hers is gorgeous compared to mine, but anyway some LO's you love and some you don't :o)
Mia has her first pre-school concert on tonight, I can't wait to see how she goes.

If you haven't seen the video of Brie saying ho ho ho merry christmas in my last post make sure you wait for it to load and then push play..... it only goes for a few seconds.
Have a good day all :o)

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

{Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas.....}

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In the last week or so Brie has started to say lots and lots of words, like thank you, sticker, holly, Brooke, dinner, Santa just to remember a few. So you can imagine how pleased I was yesterday morning when she said ho ho ho merry christmas..... it is just so cute.

We are off to our bogan bush mobile christmas party today so I can't wait to see what Brie does when she has to go and get her present from Santa, after the way she snatched the lollies out of his hand at the Fete I can't see her walking up by herself to get them but you never know!!!

Yesterday morning I had just gotten out of the shower and I heard Mia say to Brie do you want a lolly?

This is the conversation that followed

"Mia" Brie say thank you...

"Brie" dad

"Mia" Brie say thank you

"Brie" dad

"Mia" nooooo Brie say thank you

"Brie" DAAADDDDD

"Mia" Brie Sayyyy thank you

"Brie" thank you

"Mia" Your welcome.

I thought it was the cutest thing ever. I can see I am going to have another little chatterbox very soon.

Played my first game of Twilight last night, played up the shit we lost 48 - 46 which wasn't too bad :o(

My new table is arriving this morning, my other one has cracked and after a long long wait they are replacing it.

Well have a great day everyone, thanks for visiting....

Amie xx

Monday, 3 December 2007

{Lots to catch up on so I will do it with photos....}


Time to put up the Christmas tree, Mia thought she was pretty special putting the star on the tree :o) Had to give Brie a turn as well....




Just a few photos of Mia's concert on Thursday and Friday. She danced really well on Friday night which was great on the Thursday all she did was pick at the tip of her nose. So now it means dancing is over for the year what am I going to do on Tuesday mornings NOW??
Angie does an awesome job with the kids I can't wait to have both the girls dancing.

The other photos are of Brie and Caleb posing for us... I wish Brie would have looked at me :o)











We had Alison and Jim's wedding on Saturday and it was such a beautiful wedding, Alison looked just stunning.... I had so much fun it was great to catch up with lots of friends that I hadn't seen in years.
I have been getting a headache every time I sit in front of this computer so I am going to get my eyes checked the next time I go to Dubbo, it is so hard to keep myself away from it!!!
And in other news I have had another LO accepted from Scrapbooking Creations... (insert happy dance here) I think 2008 is going to be my year.
Have a great week everyone.
Amie xx