Monday 15 December 2008
Have a Merry Christmas!!
Friday 14 November 2008
Saturday 1 November 2008
Monday 8 September 2008
The Thais took a great liking to Isabella and Lucas. They kept trying to touch them. It didn’t seem to matter whether Lucas was fast asleep or not, he got prodded, pinched and groped.
Lucas is growing well. He is such a smiley baby who loves to laugh. Isabella just loves her little brother and gives him lots of cuddles and kisses.
We are still waiting for an all night sleep – from both our kids - but I am sure we will get there.
Thursday 28 August 2008
Friday 1 August 2008
Monday 30 June 2008
Saturday 28 June 2008
Tuesday 17 June 2008
We had a wonderful 3 and a half weeks with Grandma. She left yesterday – we were very sad to see her go. She was a supremely big help and made our lives so much easier in our transition from one baby to two. My sister Andrea has come over to step into the void left by Grandma as Bella’s special playmate - lucky for us.
We celebrated Jason’s birthday last week with cake and a nice dinner. He loves his fish tank and continues to add to the fish community. Isabella is showing the same interest and helps Daddy feed the fish. She also knows all the names of the fish. Very impressive!!
Friday 13 June 2008
Tuesday 3 June 2008
We haven’t been lucky with the sleeping again, he seems to like cluster feeding for the first half of the night, after that we can usually get longer sleeps from him. His yellowness started to get bad yesterday and the fear of heading back into hospital was swelling around our heads, thankfully yesterday was sunny and we were able to bathe regularly in that lovely sunshine resulting in much less yellowness today, let me say woohoo to not going back to hospital.
We are all well and would like to say sorry to the people we haven’t been able to get back to. Hopefully most people understand that much of mummy & bub’s day revolves around sleeping, eating and very little of anything else. Grandma & Isabella are keeping each other occupied and Daddy, aka me has been studying and making time to set up our new fish tank, it’s starting to look good, driftwood, plants, it’s just lacking the fish but thankfully it’s mostly cycled/matured and ready for starter fish.
P.S. I’ve uploaded some video of Mummy & Lucas to our video site.
Friday 30 May 2008
Thursday 29 May 2008
Wednesday 28 May 2008
P.S. Spelling and grammar in this Blogs over the next few weeks may be poor. Hopefully the spelling and grammar skills will improve with sleep.
Monday 26 May 2008
Monday 19 May 2008
Saturday 10 May 2008
Sunday 4 May 2008
I can see the so called industry benefits of privatisation, but the idea of privatisation, going from public to commercial interest, that is to companies that are there to make a profit doesn’t bode well for the little people, especially those in regional areas also known as no profit zones. Oh yes service 85% of the population on the costal regions, screw the 15% in the bush, it’s not like they are doing any good for the country, say if they were doing something like being primary producers (farms producing fresh fruits, vegetables and meat or even sustainable building products) or mining for those resources we just seem to be unable to live without like coal, steel and other precious minerals. Oops they are undertaking those activities in that marginal 15%. That’s okay they can all move to the cities, there’s plenty of spare space there and Australians can just start importing all those goods from other (low cost) countries. What’s a trade deficit? Getting back to my point at hand, privatisation for certain industries shouldn’t be allowed, I’m a believer that important state / country utilities & industries like power, water, roads & public transport should be government owned whether that be at state or federal level should be the only question. That leads me to another question, do we really need state governments, why not just have federal and local, cut out a chunk of the middle layer costs and in NSW case a chuck of relatively useless bureaucracy.
Oh ranting can be fun, and hopefully not too misguided.
Saturday 3 May 2008
Friday 2 May 2008
Thursday 1 May 2008
Good night, sweet dreams and thank you for reading my 2 cents worth, or was that A$1.83 billions worth!
Friday 25 April 2008
There are some baby bump and ultrasound picture on the junior two site.
The big news in our little world is last night Isabella slept her first full night in her big bed, at her request. She has been having her afternoon kips in the big bed off and on now for over a month, she has even attempted to sleep overnight in the big bed but alas those attempts have ended in tears or misbehaving. Marika & I were both awake in bed this morning from about 5:30 waiting for our little girl to wake and come running in. She usually wakes around 6 – 6:30 and call for us to retrieve her ‘My Precious’ aka ‘her dummies’ and we can usually get another half hour / hour sleep. 6:30 came and went without any calls, 7am came and went, how strange still sleeping, 7:30 mmmm still sleeping. Marika gets up makes some noise then goes and checks on Isabella again, woohoo she is awake and ready for the day. So not only was it her first full night in the big bed it was also one of the first nights we haven’t had to get up for her (despite the fact we were laying awake in bed for two hours expecting our little girl to burst in. Hopefully she’ll do the same tonight, oh how I’ve missed uninterrupted sleep; such is the life of a parent. Next step is to wean her of those damn dummies, hopefully without all the screaming and screaming induced vomiting of our last few attempts.
Friday 7 March 2008
Monday 3 March 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
Who is Barry O'Farrell, I’d never heard of him and I like to keep up-to-date with Federal and State (mostly NSW) politics, yet the question remained, who is Barry O'Farrell, well he is the leader of the NSW opposition party, yes the good ole Liberal Party, and the Deputy Leader is Jillian Skinner, at least I’ve heard of her. And for those who care Andrew Stoner is the leader of the Nationals and the only really known of the three (known to me that is!). So on to the good ole Labor party, yes the ones leading the state of New South Wales led by Dumb and Dumber, oops Morris Iemma & John Watkins. So what is the State of the Nation, oops of New South Wales, many will tell you ‘Screwed’ and numerous other adjectives I’ll not elaborate on. So to sum up the state is getting screwed over by Dumb and Dumber and various others in power, which brings me to Costa, what fun he had with Police, Transport, Infrastructure & Treasurer need I say more. Yet what is the opposition putting up as an alternative government, yes I hear you and yes there is still an opposition party, the coalition of Liberal and Nationals still exist, you’ll find them hibernating under the big blue rock just west of Bourke.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Anyhow Isabella’s week has been hard, I think she must be thinking why are people so unkind, why does daddy leave me here then he just disappears. Well I do say bye and tell her I’ll be back (without the Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent) and the water works kick into high gear, by the end of the week she was starting the water works as soon as we entered the property, stopping when distracted by some of her play friends and starting up again when I say bye. She seems to be happy and having fun when I return. The teachers say she has improved quickly from the first day of crying playing with a ball on her own to fully integrating with the other kids and activities. Thankfully she is still happy to see me when I arrive to collect her. Hopefully the water works / screaming drop-off will cease soon, nobody likes to see a grown man sobbing in the corner. Hopefully this upcoming week she’ll stay the whole half day, best we did this past week was 9 to 12 on Friday, Monday on the other hand was 10 to 11:30, so we are getting better! I think the 8:30 starts aren’t likely as that requires me getting out of bed earlier.
Friday 8 February 2008
Friday 1 February 2008
What else has been happening, oh yes the cricket saga. I don’t care if Harbhajan Singh is guilty or not. But as for the Indian cricket hierarchy’s un-sports-person like behaviour, please take your bat and ball and bugger off on your chartered plane and please don’t forget to stow your dodgy attitude in the overhead locker! Maybe it’s time to start watching golf or maybe even the grass growing over the unused cricket pitch.