Monday, August 27, 2007

Our Tessa

Understandably, when you begin your life like this, you parents will fret.

Saturday night was one of these occasions. Tessa went to sleep as normal after a busy day, and, at around 11.30pm awoke screaming. She did this uncontrollably for at least an hour. Now she has a cold, so I'm thinking 'Influenza A' (to those o/s readers, this is taking children's lives in Aust.). These are the times when I wish my mother was here, and able to share her wisdom. I rang 'nurse on call' and they talked me through different scenarios, and in the end I was just told to monitor her! Eventually she stopped and we all had a good nights sleep. Sophia never woke during it all.

Monday arrives and my cheeky brown eyed girl is lying giggling on my lap, and I see the source of all our trouble. . . a new tooth!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What fun!

Today we walked to Kinda, and when we arrived we noticed they were a Mum short on duty, so we volunteered. It is wonderful to watch Sophia's freindships flourish, and to get to know the other children. We played puzzles/games/dressups, listened to music, read books, played outside, and finally made Dads gift for Fathers Day. We came home with an invitation to breakfast the saturday before Fathers Day. I know they will both love it. Needless to say Tessa also had a wonderful time, playing with the big kids/ eating dirt outside e.t.c.
I received my first postcrossings postcard today, all the way from Finland! How exciting!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Home Baking

Well those who now me will tell you I'm not a big fan of cooking. Baking on the other hand, I don't mind. After some inspiration from fellow bloggers/uber mothers, I decided we should give it a go. Sophia and I, with a little help from Tessa, made a tea cake yesterday and pikelets today.
Yum, the cake was quickly demolished by all, including Daddy, which is the sign of a good cake.
The pikelets were great when there's not much in the cupboard and there are empty tummies.
Now I need some hints on house cleaning. I abhore it and turn into a screaming banshee. Any advice?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Getting there

Well, still no photo's! Will be working on that this week.
Apart from the usual I have been starting my two new swaps, trying to figure out my partners; their likes and dislikes, color themes e.t.c.
The only problem being, with one blog site I find a link to another and another, and so it goes. I'm sure I am not the only one with this problem?

Monday, August 13, 2007

with all that I've been given: swaps

with all that I've been given: swaps

The first day

Well this is the first day of my life as a 'blog'. My husband thinks Ihave gone a little crazy with swaps and forums and such. I am enjoying reading and learning from peoples blogs, and especially swaps , I figured why not give it a go. Time for some Aussies to share their life and knowledge. I'm sure you'll get to know me/us as the days go by.