Saturday, 26 December 2009

Christmas Day 2009

Aiden getting stuck into his present from Nana Rain and Pappa


Aiden with his new Digger from Nanna D

Aiden opening his present from Mummy and Daddy

Look somewhere I can drive my digger on the street :)



Checking himself out on Nanna D's Camera











Camping

Well we decided that we would get away for Christmas. No hustle and bustle etc. We booked and paid for Noosa North Shore borrowed my Dad's truck pack up even had family coming to stay too, But when we get there it is so hot and humid that we only lasted 3 days and 2 nights out of the 7 days and 6 nights that we where supposed too. To make matters worse we had a rat eat a whole in our pantry and eat our food and a hole in our camper trailer cover. NOT HAPPY JAN. Anyway we are now home and here are what few photos I did take.



Aiden Playing Cars on Daddy's Chair Table


Aiden in his new car towel from Nana D after a swim
Our camp setup
Aiden driving "Pappa's Car"

The Herman in action



video

Trip to the Ginger Factory



This year we took Aiden to the Ginger Factory to see Santa's Secret Workshop. We had a really nice time. Nana D came with us. Aiden and Daddy went on the train ride which Aiden just loved. Here are some pics.

Aiden chilling on the way to the Ginger Factory eating ironically gingerbread that we made.
Aiden on a Digger (yes wherever we go we manage to find a digger, car etc to ride on)

Aiden with Daddy on the Train after there ride
Aiden and Nana D with the Buderim Ginger Man


Daddy and Aiden With the Gingerbread Man


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Family Photo Shoot

These pictures where taken by a very good friend of mine Kimberly. We did this shoot about 2 wks ago at the Kings Beach Rock Pools. It was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out great! So a huge thank you to Kimberly for her time and effort they have been greatly appreciated!








Saturday Slide Show 18th April

I know I am late with this but we have had a bit of a hectic weekend :)

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Sunday, 12 April 2009

An Apostle's Easter Thoughts on Christ

I am so much more the richer in spirit and gratitude because of the words of an Apostle of the Lord. So much so I would like to share the message with you. I hope and pray that you watch with an open heart that you too maybe touched by the Spirit.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Happy Easter

It is Easter time, and I have been thinking a lot about my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and the Atoning sacrifice he made for me. I would be so ungrateful for if I didn't take this opportunity to thank him and my Heavenly Father for the divine plan of salvation. I am so grateful that my Saviour loves me so that he laid down his life for me so that I may return to live with him someday. I am so grateful that He watches over me and consistently blesses me even when I may not be worth to receive them. I am eternally grateful that He is patient and long suffering with me... I know that I have many sort comes to many to name but He loves me regardless and endeavours to guide me to paths that will strengthen me, test me and eventually enable me to grow and change for the better. At this time may we all remember sacrifices that have been made to get us to where we are today.

Have a Great Easter

Love always
Mandy

Saturday Slide Show 11th April

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Saturday, 28 March 2009

28/03/2009

Ok so much has happened that I am just going to basically bullet point them. So here goes.

 

·    Aiden got his 3rd tooth this week. He got sick on Saturday night and was really sick on Sunday even had a temp. of 38.8 degrees so that was a trip to the ER. Only to be told keep up the panadol and if he is worse in a couple of day bring him back… he didn’t get worse he got a tooth on Tuesday.

·    Aiden has started making new language sounds. They are so cute I have to and record them. It actually sounds like he is speaking a different language.

·    Yesterday morning he started biting down on his toast and ripping it so that the piece in his mouth wasn’t so big. He is growing and learning so fast.

·    Aiden has a new interest in books. He starting to realize that books have pictures and words too. We are not pausing long to look yet but we are occasionally noticing that there is something on the page we are turning instead of just turning the pages.

·    Aiden is climbing onto everything. As soon as he realizes that he can climb on it that’s it he is forever climbing on it.

·    Aiden is getting good at understanding words such as:

o   Bath: he will even go to the bath as soon as the word is mentioned

o   Shut: he knows what this means but is reluctant half the time to obey

o   Shoes

o   Sit

o   Stand

o   Open

·    Aiden is lifting his legs up so that we can put is pants on. He will even lift his feet so I can put his shoes on.

·    Michael is doing really well at TAFE. He is boarding on a Credit and Honors. I am very pleased with how well he is doing and the confidence it is given him.

·    We finally moved into our own place. All the boxes are unpacked bar 3, 2 of which are my scrapbooking stuff… I am waiting to get my desk back, which currently has the computer on it as the TV is on our computer desk. When we get enough money we will buy a new/newer entertainment unit as our old one won’t fit in this unit.

·    I am settling in really well with my new job. I really love it. Michael thinks it is because I am out of the house and out of my role as “Mum” that’s why I love it and he is probably right for the most part but I do like the people that I work with and the job it self. As for what I do, well I receipt all the money that students have to pay for excursions, camps, extra curricular activities, sports etc. I also help the other Admin staff member/receptionist and the schools Business Manager. I work 3 days a week from 8.30 to 3.30 Mondays and Wednesday and 8.30 to 3.00 Thursdays. Work is only about 1km away so I walk except when it is raining.

·    I went shopping on Thursday night to get myself a pair of pants for work and walked out with gray pants, a navy cord skirt, a light blue button up collard shirt, a jade ¾ sleeved shirt with a beautiful detailed round neck line, a jade knit vest, and a black knit vest. This time I got fitted properly and have cloths that fit. Michael said that I look big in some of the things that I tired on but I reminded him that I am big and I didn’t get those itemsJ I know that he loves me and just want me to feel good about myself.

·    I have my first Relief Society Scrapbooking class on this Tuesday coming. I hope that the sisters like it. At this stage I only have 5 coming. I am looking forward to it, though I do wish that more sisters would come.

·    Kimberly and I finally did our Visiting Teaching this month. Well for one sister anyway. We will visit with one of the other sisters on Sunday.

·    Mumma is in the Caribbean at the moment with Kisane on her cruises (2x 1 week cruises) I am so jealous. After she is finished the cruises she is going to Seattle to see Terry’s sister and husband and then to Canada to see Brie and Marc for a few days. All in all she will be away for 4 weeks. I miss her heaps and heaps I can’t wait till she gets back.

·    Kisane will finish her contact with this ship when Mumma and Terry go to Seattle so Kisane is going to Canada to see Brie and Marc for a few weeks then she is off to SA (South Africa) to be with Jerome for a few weeks. Finally get home about the beginning of May. She is not stopping long though, she will only be here a month and then she will be off again to a new ship with a new contract. I can’t wait to see her.

·    Last night Michael, Aiden and Me went to Steve (our cousin) and Chelsea’s engagement party. It was to go out. I had a great time catching up. It was sort lived though as Aiden was too much of a handful by the end. So we had to leave early really early which I was bummed about. But what do you do.

 

Well I think that is about it for the moment I have to go and entertain Aiden for awhile… he is really over tired and cranky but won’t go to sleep so hopefully he will go to bed early tonight.

 

 



Mandy

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Update

Well it has been event month. We have been lucky enough to move into your own place. We have been very grateful for Lisa sharing her home with us. It is nice to have our own space. Aiden has his own room will all his toys etc. He is really liking it I think. I think he is still getting used it though. 

I have also been fortunate to get a job. I work for Caloundra State Primary School in the admin. I am so great to have this job as it is very hard to get into the school system. It is only a contract till the end of the simester. I am hoping and praying that it will become a more perminate. It is 3 days a week and it is only about 1km from our new place. So that means that Aiden is in daycare. I stuggled with this for a while feeling guilty but I think that working has actually made me a better mum, because I appreicate the time that I have with him much more. 

Aiden is doing great at daycare after he gets over the fact that we have left him there. His teacher says that he fine about 5mins after Michael drops him off and that he has a great time. I am just glad that I don't drop him off. 

Aiden has been really sick for the last 24hrs. At first I thought it might be teething and there is a part of me that still does but when his temp reached 38.6 at home I freacked out dropped in a bath of cool water and when his temp didn't go down. Michael and I drove around for about an hour trying to find a Dr open when we didn't fine one we took him to emergency. The doctor there took his temp and it was 38.8 he said that it probably a viral infection and advised that we keep up the panadol and if in 3 days he is not getting better take him back. I hope and pray that he starts getting better really soon. 

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Starting once again

OK so it has been too long since I lasted blogged, and so much has happened I couldn't possibly touch on everything so I am going to start from now. OK so I will fill you in on just the major things that have happened.

OK Hubby and I sold our house in Brisbane and have made the move to the ever sunny Sunshine Coast about 1 1/2hr north of Brisbane for those of you who don't know. We absolutely love it up here! We didn't buy another house again we are renting at the moment as Hubby has gone back to school to re-skill himself.

We bought a camper trailer (totally love it) and went up north as far as Bowen. Hubby wanted to keep going but I know him... once we got to Cairns he would have been lets go to the Cape and then to the NT etc you get my drift.... I was trying to save some money (which didn't work :( )

My Baby sister finally got married... 4th Oct 08 and moved to Canada about 4 days after the wedding. It was a bitter sweet few days. I miss her a lot but i know that she is being looked after and we frequently email, text, call with occasional video call thrown in too. So I get to "see" her still.

Christmas great. It was Aiden's first. I didn't get many pictures because I was to busy in the kitchen so I am very bummed about that! But what do you do... (Take more next time) though I did manage to get some video...

Aiden is walking... well pretty much walking... give him a few more weeks and he will be running.

Aiden also got is first tooth a couple of weeks ago. It is now a little white slither on his gum. Not that he lets you see.

My other little Sister is having her 3rd Bubba. Due in July I think... I'll have to double check that.

Well that is all the big stuff oh wait no it's not... Hubby started at TAFE on Monday. He is doing his Yr 12 cert. So he can do further study.

OK well I am now a full time Stay at home mum... (hubby has been home with us for the last 6months) I am not sure I am going to go... I mean I know that I will manage etc. But it for the last 6 months I have been able to say I have had enough you can do it to hubby... I know a little spoilt. And yes I have been sulking. Though I am confident that in a couple of weeks (hopefully) I will be fine Aiden and I will be in a routine and everything will be fine... well that is what I keep telling myself.

Well I had a really great day yesterday. I have made a new friend, Kimberly, through Church and we get on great. Well it was Kimberly's birthday yesterday so a small group of us got together and scrapped. I was there all day. Aiden came too and he was just a Gem! I came home feeling really good and excited etc... a welcomed mood by my dear Hubby considering I was crying my eyes out in the morning. I really do have the best Husband... A fact that I have to remind myself of and stop being so spoilt. ^_^

I would like to upload some new pics however they are all on the other computer, which I would have been using however the Internet connection (wireless) is just awful at the moment it drops out all the time... it has been driving DHubby crazy!

So when he gets home I will get him to change the settings once again and hope that it will work... so I can upload some pics.

Well I am going to love you and leave you my tummy is crawling and I have to make some calls.