Friday, February 26, 2010

Smashed in the face by a cricket bat, ouch!

Well, that was what happened to my son at after school care a couple of days ago! I arrived to find him sitting opposite the door with a bloodied piece of paper towel to his mouth. OMG I thought, trying to hide any negative reaction from him. He looked miserable enough already, I didn't need to make it any worse. It was an accident. I really felt sorry for his friend who happened to be the one yielding the bat, but hey accidents happen (friend had already gone home by the time I arrived) and no doubt my munchkin will be much more aware of where he is when a game of cricket is happening, at least far away from whoever has the bat! No broken nose, no browken jaw, and no teeth knocked out thank goodness. Just a big fat lip, a few small cuts and some lovely bruising. Phew! Panadol, jelly and ice cream seemed to help :)

The pic below was taken after we got home, it shows how miserable he was, but you can't really see the swelling or bruising, but I just loved how the sun was shining through the window on him.

So now it's my younger sons turn to lap up the attention. He ran a high temp all last night and is sick today, sleeping right now, dr's visit this arvo. Oh the excitement of parenting!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Proud Mummy Moment!

My son was very proud of himself today, as were we. He received a special Achievement Award from his teacher today. It was for getting along and being tolerant. He came out of his classroom beaming, very excited to show us his laminated A4 certificate. Well done, we are very proud of you!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A weekend away, Top Gear & Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

My husband and I have just had a lovely weekend away. It is the first weekend we have had all to ourselves since our 2nd son was born, and he is over 2yo now! Actually it's the first time our 2yo has had a sleepover! Thanks Nanna & Granddad!

We headed to the airport early Saturday morning, having checked in online the night before which turned out to be a great time saver for us at the airport. When we arrived in Sydney we went to the Travelodge Hotel on Wentworth Ave, it wasn't flashy but was clean and comfortable which is all we needed. It was in a great spot, within walking distance to Central Station and also the CBD and Hyde Park. As it's Chinese New Year there was a lot happening and it was lovely to walk around amongst the festivities.

Then we went to the Acer Arena for Top Gear Live. I had given my husband tickets for Christmas, and it was definitely worth every cent. As well as the show, there was the Top Gear Festival, which was held outside the Arena entrance. Hubby tried his luck in the Pit Stop Challenge to get the top time for changing the wheel of a Formula Ford race car and for the top time on the Harley drag simulator. Even I got in on the action and tried my luck on getting the fastest slot car time but unfortunately I crashed, causing hubby to lose the race too, oops!

Today we spent some time walking around Circular Quay, taking in the sights of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, then for a wander around The Rocks Markets, and came across the most fabulous shop called The Puppet Shop. The shop is almost hidden down a flight of stairs and it's like walking around inside a cave. There were hundreds of marionette puppets. I have wanted to get one of these type of puppets as a keep sake toy for my kids for a long time, though haven't been able to find any I like that don't cost a fortune, but here they were, lovely and well priced, so we bought one for each of the boys, but they will be put away until it's their birthdays. If you are ever in Sydney this shop is worth a visit.

We then hopped on a ferry across to Darling Harbour where we had some lunch, before heading to the airport in the afternoon for the journey home.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I love my mum.

I love my mum. Family is important. She is important. I am taking her in for an angiogram this afternoon as she has had a bleed behind one of her eyes recently and they need to work out what the cause of it was. I hope the results will come back with nothing serious. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Delicious Muesli Bars, YUM YUM!

It has taken me a while, but I finally have a pic of one of my children in one of the aprons I made for them. My youngest son and I were hard at work this morning in the kitchen making some muesli bars. They are the yummiest muesli bars I have made so far, thanks to a recipe from the kinder recipe book. I did omit a couple of ingredients from it though but it still worked out well. Crunchy if eaten straight out of the fridge or chewy if left to sit for a bit first. Delicious!

Both of the aprons were a cotton pirate print. This is the other one that I made for my eldest son.

The cook book and the yummy muesli bars.

Muesli Bars
1 cup oats
1 cup rice bubbles
4 wheetbix
1 cup sultanas
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup brown sugar
125g butter
White cooking chocolate

1. Mix, oats, rice bubbles, wheetbix & sultanas in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a saucepan, melt honey, sugar & butter together on low heat, stirring continuously. Cook on low heat for a further 5mins, continue stirring.
3. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix together until combined well.
4. Line a slice tin with non stick baking paper, spread mixture evenly into tin and compact down well until smooth and flat on top. Pop in fridge to cool slightly.
5. Melt some white cooking chocolate and either drizzle or spread thinly over the top. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.
6. Cut into rectangles and serve. Also great for the school lunch box.


1st day of school excitement!!

Yesterday was my eldest son's first day of school. Despite being a bit upset the night before, he woke up wonderfully excited, dressed himself in his uniform straight away and happily entered his classroom without a care in the world. He had a great day, he even came home with his first masterpiece which he drew as soon as he sat down at the table. He is attending a large school, one of the largest in the region with over 600 kids, there are 6 grade prep classes with about 17-18 kids in each prep class, which is great. He has 7 of his friends from kinder in his class, which is great, and he came home telling me he has made some new friends too.

Heading off into the school grounds...

Big cuddle with mummy before entering the classroom.

Hard at work already.

His first masterpiece of school art...