Thursday, 29 November 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
OK, there isn't a trophy, but he DID finish (unscathed) and he did get a silver medal! (no, he wasn't second either!) I'm not sure what his final position was, somewhere in the 30s I think... out of 160 - that's pretty darn good, I reckon!
Here's the low-down. Its a four day, road race. The racers drive on normal street roads (in traffic etc), to get to a "stage". The Stage is a blocked off part of a road (usually in hills, all windy, as in corners/curves, not as in lots of wind!) Each stage only takes about 5-10 mins to race. The racers have the entire road to themselves, and can go as fast as they like. Once they finish the stage, they get their time, then drive to the next stage (this is called the "transport" stage). Drivers come from all over Australia, and we even had some New Zealand entries - it's a good way to showcase our beautiful state, and see some gorgoues country.
It was T's first time ever, doing any kind of competative racing, I'm proud-as, he's amazing. I love you Sweet Cheeks!
And I forgot to mention, we're off to a fancy schmancy dinner in about 15 minutes... I'm dressed to kill, hopefully get a pic, so you can all swoon!
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Like the cake? The hot chick in the pic made it - good grief she's not only good looking, she's talented too!!!
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Saturday, 17 November 2007
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
I've been thinking about this dream quite a bit, of late, as RQ has said, there are many more boys being allocated. First up, we'd love a son! We're not fussed either way, although we have definitely "prepared" for a girl (Shannon is right, if we're allocated a boy, we'll definitely have to do something about his clothes!!!) So what's your thoughts? If you are allocated a boy... will it make a difference?
Kris, I think the "english" way of spelling would probably be double n, on Quin. I only typed Quin, as I've seen a few babies referred and their given name is Qin. (Which I know is pronounced Chin... but I'd pronounce it as Quin - and add the u... so's not to confuse english folks!!!)
Hey, just ask Miss M, about her name - she cannot find it on any mug, keyring or toy! Poor thing. So if we had a Quin - I'm sure he'd be in the same boat!!! Yes, I'm a terrible name-giving Mummy! H-Man has his name on everything, which ticks Miss M off even more!!!
Monday, 12 November 2007
Ahhh - it warms the cockles of my heart! (I'm not sure which warms more... the fact that he was making up cute nick-names... or that I've "won"!) hehehe! T pretty well chose our 2 children's names, and I agreed on them (although, I'm still not into H's middle name, which is a family name on his side)... so I figure it's about time I got to pick one?!! The good thing is, now that we have children, they can have a say (as long as it sides with me!) and MAJORITY RULES!
I've had 2 dreams now, that we have a son! Yikes! Here's a few names I've been pondering on:
Wil (T's Grandfather was Wilfred, not into that, but don't mind Wil! ~ I'm playing the "family tradition" card!!!)
Luke (already have one in the family though)
Jarrad (I don't even know how to spell it - is it ed or ad?) Maybe I should stick with Ben?!!
OK, let me have it - which ones do you like, which ones should be scratched?
Saturday, 10 November 2007
So... I'm taking you, where few other people have been before... in the closet a'la Mini...
Ahhh... I love the floor-to-ceiling robes. The "baby sizes" are in the white drawers, and size 1 & 2, are packed into the plastic bags on the shelf. (yes, I know it's alot, my sis-in-law gives me all my nieces hand-me-downs, too!)
I'm so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family (including many of my "online" friends - and Secret Pals) that have sent things for Mini.
That's her new "ebay" pram in the box! Ohhh, what an exciting day it will be, when we get to see our daughter's face!!! SHE'LL BE REAL!!! And it'll mean I can start putting her room together and all her "stuff"!!!
Thursday, 8 November 2007
And did I mention how soft they are? Soft as a baby's bum! I ordered 6-12 months size, and they seem a little big to me... but hey, without a 6-12 month old around - what would I know?!!!
The ebay seller's store name is RUJIs - if you wanna go have a look - they ship to US, UK & AUS, probably Europe too, but I noticed they sell in GBP, US$ & AUS$. They have lots of other cute designs, and I'm sure I'll go back for more - I just wanted to get one pair first (turned out to be 3 pairs!) so I could check out the quality! Which is excellent, by the way. R0bees are fantastic, but hideously expensive for what they are... these are just as good... in my opinion!!!
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Sorry, I digress... back to the Toy Sale. I bought 3 preschooler toys for the new babies and thought, I grab a Sleepsuit (onesie) for each of them, since they were 30% off! I know one of the couples is expecting a boy, but don't know the expected sex of the other two, so I just got one more boy gift and one girl gift. To cover my bases I bought Mini a double pack of the sleepsuits, and if I need to, I can use it as a gift too!!! Check it out...
How much would you expect to pay for a double pack (extra cutsie!) of sleepsuits? $20? Even $10 would be a bargain right? Well, how about $7!!! That's right folks, $7 for 2 suits!!! (sorry the pics are a little dark, it even looks like the feet on the white one are dirty... but they're not!)
Of course, this one was purchased purely for the "Ladybug" factor! And about a week ago, I picked up this funky lamp, for $11!! It wasn't really what I was looking for, but I cannot walk past a good buy!!! There is dark timber furniture in Mini's room, so I thought it'd look quite snazzy! The room is currently used for guests, and everytime someone comes to stay, I have to leave my bedside lamp and clock in the room... and it drives me bonkers not having them on MY bedside!! Problem solved.
And Mr T got the Secret Pal gift this month, as it's "For Dad" - and our Secret Pal very generously indulged us with a beautiful children's book called, "My Dad" and a book for Mr T to pick up some pointers, called "The DADS Book, For The Dad Who's Best at Everything"!!! Heres a morsel, from the book:
(Dads) Then & Now
Then: In 1900 a "happy meal" was when Father shared funny stories around the table
Now: A "happy meal" is what Dad buys at McD0nalds!
Then: In 1900, fathers said "A man's home is his castle"
Now: Fathers say "Welcome to the MoneyPit"!
Then: In 1900s Father's shook their children gently and said "Wake up, it's time for school"
Now: Kids shake their Father's violently, at 5am and shout "Wake up, it's time for football practice!"
Then: In 1900, a father smoked a pipe after dinner
Now: If he tries that he'll be sent outside with a lecture on lung cancer!
Then: In 1900, Fathers could count on teaching their children about the family business
Now: Fathers pray their kids will come home from college long enough to teach them how to use a computer!
It also has lots of cool stuff like, how to make a bow and arrow (yeah! safety plus?!!!), how to make a kite, how to avoid changing a nappy, Dads night-in - how to make a pizza, and don't forget the "Teenager Talk Dictionary"! Its quite an interesting quirky book!!! I'll leave you with a quote from Bob Phillips "Teenagers complain there is nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it!"
Monday, 5 November 2007
The most memorable moment was Sunday morning, at a Memorial Service for people passed away in the past 12 months, from a little country Lutheran chruch. A candle was lit for Tricia. She's been gone now for 10 months. It still overwhelms me. She was way too young.
Friday, 2 November 2007
I went into my computer, and sought out a "party" picture... I liked the colours in this one, and when I put it on the blog, I noticed the enormous pipe, oozing a smokey haze!!! Hmmm... psychodelic colours and a smoking pipe... Don't worry all - this eternal wait has not driven me to the pipe.. yet...
After a hard week's work (yes, I am on full-time duties for 2 weeks ~ TWO WEEKS!!!) I reckon I'll be crawling into bed by 830pm!!! Besides Tuesday (which was Sports Day) I've worked a full week!!! (Gosh, I sound like a friggin parrot!) Its just a bit of a shock to the system. I do work most days... but at my leisure ~ none of this clock on, can't leave coz the phone might ring-crap!!! I tell ya, our Secretary is worth her weight in gold! And I'm thinking that I'll never approve any more holidays for her!!!
Well, that's my (none-existent) week. Boring-snoring work.
Oh yeah - I finished "Peony In Love" by Lisa See. Took me a while to get into it ~ it's certainly not your "normal" love story!!! But Lisa is an awesome writer, and deserves all the awards she's won! If you're into a book that's not the "norm" and a bit "out there" - I recommend it, if you like historical novels.