Friday, 30 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
My sister is having a little girl. She went for her amnio this morning with Mick and everything went very well. She asked the doctor to first check the sex of the baby before they did the amnio and he did all the measurements and calculations and its definintely a little girlie...Janie is doing well too only picked up 5kg so far. Well done!
She now needs to rest for the next couple of days. Mick you better look after her and phone me if she misbehaves and I'll come and sort her out.
I'm so thrilled for them.
Congratulations Mick and Janie!!!
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I must admit I did enjoy not having to drive twice a week to swimming, get undressed, get Kaylin undressed, put on our swimming togs and swim for 30 minutes, then get out and get us both dressed again. I did it for 6 months solid, dedicating twice a week to her swimming and only missing it once.
It gets a little tiring but I know KK loves it. A real water baby.
We started lessons again yesterday for another six months - the difference being I'm not in the pool with her. I'm certainly happy about that.
Kaylin's in the pool on her own with four other littles friends and Marinda (her swimming teacher). One of the friends she's swimming with is a friend from her school so at least she has a familiar friend in her class.
She did so well for not having lessons for 7 weeks. She remember everything! I was so chuffed. The only thing she was not quite happy about, is that I was not in the pool with her. I sat beside the pool for the whole lesson and she kept getting out to come to me so I tried to sneak out during the lesson when she wasn't looking to sit outside the pool area where she couldn't see me.
No way! She wasn't having any of that. She wanted mummy to sit and watch her.
I'm sure she'll get used to being in the pool on her own very soon...wee peanut!
Monday, 26 January 2009
It breaks my heart in one million tiny pieces.
The tears were streaming down my cheeks when I left school this morning. All the other moms are so chirpy and cheerful wishing me a good day and all I can do is bubble like a little girl. Its hard to hide your tears when you look like a sunburnt panda with mascara running down your cheeks.
I got into the car, gave a big sigh, put my head on the steering wheel and sobbed. Its so hard being a working mum. The guilt is overwhelming.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
The lightbulb poster was also designed as I wanted to put a poster up in one corner to generate "new ideas". This office would not only be used to geneate new busines but to generate new ideas to share with the entire team in order to motivate them to reach their targets.
I proposed this concept to my boss and she loved it. She showed it to our MD who loved it so much and was so impressed by the idea he contributed a small BUDGET towards the room. He gave me R1000. Well, its certainly not much but it would pay for printing of posters and some odds and and bobs to make it nice.
Weeks went by and I got one of our suppliers to donate some cocktail tables and stools for the room. I also started collected things from home: old tools, tin cans, old toys, a bean bag, an old ladder, hard hats...
The Toolshed is a work in progress but we are about 80% finished. Here is some of the pics
This will be the corner where the laptop sits on top of the cocktail table
This is the Ideas Corner with the coloured lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling (the ladder) still needs to come in this corner.
This is the hardhat corner - where I have suspended three colourful hard hats from the ceiling and the bookshelf with the files and the magazing rack with opposition publications
This is the doormat outside the office
This is the Milo Tins that I brough from home and stucks some brick print on them to make them look funky. We are going to use the tins for stationery and office supplies. I lined the old bookshelf with this DC Fix which looks like aluminum - very funky.
Finishing touches need to be made - the bean bag put in, the ladder, the garden trellis which we are going to mount on the far wall to use to hang motivational posters from (as we are not allowed to prestik to the walls) We are only renting the offices so we can't do too much damage...
Will post final pictures next week.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
I can't wait to take the girls to the beach again.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
It’s hard to see you sprout
You love Ben 10 and Alien Wall-e
Still all boys’ stuff, no doubt.
You love to swim, you love to run
Soccer Champs is the latest craze
You eyes shine blue and sparkle bright
Your long red hair ablaze
Gorgeous, sweet, a great big sister
Teaching KK everything you know
Looking after her like a real little mum
All in your stride, you go
You make me proud, you make me beam
I love each giggle and sigh
You light up my life and my heart
Truly the apple of my eye.
Happy Birthday 6th Megan.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Wade and Kaylin in one of the play houses
King and Queen for a day. Megan and Morne sharing the thrones
My nephews Ryan and Dylan playing on the tractor.
Megan and Morne sharing a moment
KK in the blue play house hunting for a bike.
Vaughn and Jasmyne and a nosey goat
Jazzy on the pony