Saturday, 23 October 2010

Trains, Trains and Bob

Well today we took the kids to the Railway Museum in Ipswich as they where hosting the miniature model train show. Aiden loves trains they are one of many great loves that he has. He had a blast so much so that when it was time to go he didn't want too.

Bob the builder was also there (don't ask me why but he was). He is another one of Aiden's great loves at the moment. We even got a picture with him. He was a little scared at first that is why I am in the pictures to but in the end he gave Bob a hug. We had such a nice day out.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Pictures from today

Scrapin, pictures and gaming

My Big Sis came over today for some scrappin no that we did lots but I love getting together. I think I scrap better at night as there are far less interruptions. However I wasn't feeling very scrappy today weird I know. So I scrounged around and found an old kit that I can do. I am good at kits but I am a bit sucky on coming up with stuff on my own at the moment. I am hoping this will change soon.

When Big Sis/ Aunty came over today we took loads of pics well I took loads on her camera. LOL I will post some after this post. We had lost of fun. Then Papa D came for a visit and he got in on the pics. Thanks for visiting us guys!

Upon seeing the new Fallout New Vegas game in a catalogue a few days ago I have got back into playing Fallout 3 it is the only PS3 game that I play and I love it! I would love the expansion packs maybe I will get one for my birthday.

Today I had fun with the boys watching Daddy mow the lawn and Aiden had a blast helping Daddy wash the camper trailer and charge the battery of our other car (which we are trying to sell) and then he proceeded to play in the gutter with all the water, dirt and leaves. He was so dirty when he came in we put him straight in the bath. He love it, and I love him.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

3 Days Behind, Library, New Project

So I only lasted 5 days before I fell of the wagon with my blogging but I hope that I am back on track. I actually totally forgot all about it until about 10.30pm last night and after my dear husband had turned of the computer. To be honest I can't even remember what we did on the weekend... isn't that terrible.

We went to the library yesterday as I mentioned this will become our new Monday tradition. We only got 7 books this time and they all pretty much have cars, trucks or trains in them. That is my Aiden for you. Loves his wheels. This time Daddy came with us which Aiden just loved! I can't wait till next monday now.

Well I started a new project last week and it is already finished. I need a new one any ideas? I think I might to some layouts in the mean time. I have been itching to do some home deco stuff but I have no money to spend not even $1 so I am feeling a little flat about creating. I think I will make a board and put all the things I want to do on it. This way I am hoping I won't feel so flat and I will have it there sort like a goal board. So that when the time is right I will know exactly what I am looking for and what I want and how to do it.

P.S I took my wedding and engagement rings in to get a quote to get them resized. I was quoted $550. I am so gutted! Because they are going up 3 1/2 sizes and because of the style and design of the ring once the ring has been resized the diamonds settings need to tightened and then my rings need to re-dipped in white gold. I was under the assumption that my rings where solid white gold but they are not. I haven't been able to wear my rings for 2 1/2 years (since I had my first son) and there is no way that I can afford to pay to get them resized they will go back in the jewelry box. This makes me sad as I would love to wear them again.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Mangos, Watermelon, Lost Wallet and Middle Ear Infection

Today I had my first mango of the seasons and it was good as it remembered it! I love mangos! Logan thus had his first mango too, as he was the only one up with me at the time. I think he loved it, well he didn't spit it out so that is a plus. I also had some watermelon after my chicken salad and it was AWESOME! I love this time of year!

I thought I lost my wallet today. Well actually yesterday but only noticed today we looked everywhere even called the McDonalds we went to yesterday, that was the last place we where yesterday and couldn't find it anywhere. Michael and i prayed and had one more look but still couldn't find it. So I cancelled my bank cards only in the hope that some kind hearted person would find it and either take to the police station or send it to me. This afternoon when Michael left to run an errand, guess what he found, my wallet in the map compartment of our dashboard. Mind you we looked 3 times in the car but didn't look there. So Heavenly Father really does hear prayers and answers them. Cause I couldn't afford to replace all the cards that where inside.

Well Logan has a Middle Ear infection yet again. They are talking grommets. But that is a ways off cause we are in the public system and the waiting list is rather large but we don't need them at this stage. So we are on antibiotics again. I am so blessed that he is just a happy soul!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Strawberries, Toowoomba and Wivenhoe Dam

On our way to Toowoomba, for reasons I will explain in a minute, we found a store that was selling strawberries for 49c a punnet I thought have to stop there can't pass that up. When I get into the store low and behold half the strawberries are moldy and have fungus growing on them and the other half of them where soft and liquified needless to say I most disappointed. I did manage to pic a few punnets out that where ok. They are not the best tasting ones but they are not bad for 49c. I did manage to get some mangos for 99c each so I look forward to eating them.

Aunty Denise is taking Grandma on a trip in her motor-home to get her out and about, which will be good for Grandma. So to help Aunty Denise out we took Grandma to meet her at Toowoomba. We had a wonder lunch, chicken and colslaw sandwiches, at picnic point... but did I get any pictures of the point no! Oh well I will have to just go to Toowoomba again and get some pictures. I did however get some pictures of the boys. Logan did have an accidentthough. Don't ask me how but he fell out of the pram and onto the only cement slab in a 5m radius. He has a massive bump on his head and a graze down his face. My poor little bubba.

On the way home we went and had a look at Wivenhoe Dam as they opened the flood gates and let some water into the spill over. We have some awesome pics.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Markets, Losers and a Sick Man

We went to the Fruit and Veg markets this afternoon and I forgot how much I love fresh produce! I totally love it! Oh to have more money and buy all my food at the markets. I just had some Red Pawpaw and it was so yummy! I love this time of year all of my fav. fruits come out. I got my first mango of the season to this afternoon but I am saving it for breakfast tomorrow. Yum I am drooling just thinking about it!

While Aiden is in daycare 2 days a week Michael and I take the opportunity to rent movies from our local store as they are only $1 on Tuesday any movie $1 it is awesome! Anyway we watched Losers it was really great. A little bit of language but the efforts are WOW! I really liked it. I don't know there is something about hot men with guns LOL.

Michael has turned himself in for the night, well at 7.30 actually I don't think I have ever seen him put him self to bed this early ever! He is not feeling well :( he says a sore throat and headache with the sniffles coming on. I hope you are feeling better in the morning Babe! I don't like to see you sick.

On that note I am going to scrap for the last 30mins before it is my bedtime. I am starting a new project! Can't wait to show you when I'm finished!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Scrapin, Peace and Change

I have trying to do my kits and projects that I started but never finished lately and I have nearly court up. Whilst going through things I found some dinosaurs that I had painstakingly hand cut out that where left from a page I did for Aiden. So I decided to do a page for Logan. It sat on the desk just two pieces of paper and all this cut out dinosaurs until last night when I actually sat done and did something with it, as mentioned in yesterdays post. Well I finished it today (just glued the title on lol) and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I have put a pic in for you to see below.

Not the greatest picture but will take a better one tomorrow in the natural light but you get the gist.

Well today I think I have made a brake through and have found some inner peace and feel a big change is coming I will talk more of this in the coming days, but for now I am off to bed.

Love you all and thanks for coming and visiting.

Love Miranda xxxxxx

Monday, 11 October 2010

Books, Rain and Sleep

Last night was one of those nights you wished only ever happened once in your childs life. Logan (now 8 months) has been a little unwell. Last night he went to bed like usual but at 2.23am he awoke in a fit of coughing. He coughed so much that he woke himself up. So for the next 4 hours he was awake bar the 30mins he was asleep when Dad took him for a drive. Yep he woke up when Dad tried to get him out of the car seat. Dad was kind enough to stay up with him so I could get some sleep so I let him sleep in. This is the second time Logan as decided to wake up in the middle of the night stay awake in as many weeks. He is so cranky the next day. I just wish that you could reason with them sometimes.

Well surprise surprise it is still raining. So as promised to Aiden we went to the Library. It was the first time we had ever been. I don't know why I haven't been before. I think I got more picture books for me then the boys but they looked so awesome I just had to read them. There are 13 in total I know a little of the top but what are you going to do. Aiden is only interested in the Digger and Construction trucks books that I got him and Logan is only interested in eating them or kicking them but I will endeavor to read all of them to the boys. I think I am going to make it a weekly event I think. I would love to take them to story telling so I will have to look up which library has the time and day suitable to us.

Finally finishing some swap stuff that was due back in March of this year. Will have to hit everyone up for their address again. And I hope to finish a Layout for Logan's album tonight if my sister ever gets back to me (wink wink nudge nudge) but I am going to bed soon so I don't like my chances oh well there is always tomorrow.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


Just made it so when I update my blog it will notify on facebook... so techy now aren't I not! LOL

Change, Surprises and Rain

Ok Change, as you can see I have revamped my Blog. I am hoping that it will be a new start for blogging. I now have to keep one of my BFF's in America up to date with everything so here goes Kimmy... (I miss you)

Surprises, Kimmy called me YAY!!! She is even sending me a present! I love presents! I will have to reciprocate the gesture and send here something but what to send any suggestions?

Rain Rain go away come again another day. It is has been raining all week and Aiden is starting to climb the walls and test my patients... I have promised him that we will definitely go out tomorrow no matter what the weather but where to go??? Any suggestions peps?

Friday, 23 April 2010

Aiden and Mummy Date 4th March 2010

This was our first Mummy son Date since I had been home with Logan. We went and go Mc Donalds Ice-cream and went to the park. We had a great time. Unfortunately is has been our only thus far but I am working on making it more often. (Need more sleep LOL)

This was also Aiden first ice-cream of his own. He is such a big boy now.


I started this page before Logan was born in January and I finally finished it about 6wks ago it was the only time have scrapped since I have been home from hospital with the two boys. Actually that is not true I have been working on a swap for just as long, and I am still not finished, I hope to be finished some day soon and start scrapping again as soon as my desk stops becoming a dumping ground LOL.

Logan's Blessing 21st March 2010

My gorgeous friend from the Sunny Coast came as well as was kind enough to take some pictures for me. Here are some of my favourite ones.

My Mumma and Sister (Ms Zane the one with the orange hair LOL) wrote down the beautiful words Michael said in the blessing. Now I have them forever. I will give Logan a copy when he is old enough and hope that he will Cherish it as much as I do.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Special Care Unit

I am eternally grateful for the staff and other parents of babies in the Special Care Unit for the love and care that they gave to me and our Baby boy. What they do in there is amazing. I didn't even know what a Special Care Unit was until my baby was taken there. I remember seeing him in the Humie-Crib with all this tubes and wires hanging off him. These photo's to do him any justices in the sense of his size he really is tiny.

These pictures where taken the day he was born.
He was only a few hours old if that

This is my first cuddle on Logan about two hours after he was born.

Big brother having his first cuddle of his new little brother.
From the time he saw his little brother he wanted to give him
a cuddle. This was taken about 2 days after Logan was born.
The next day logan would go back into the Humie-crib and under
UV Lights for his Jaundice.

I practically lived in the special care unit. I was there at every 3 hourly feed except for a few a night. On top of which I was expressing so that Logan could be tube fed my EBM (Express Breast Milk). I became a true dairy cow whilst in hospital. The whole time in the SCU is a blur really... I did make note but until you experience it you can't appreciate the emotional and physical strain it is.

Logan was under the UV lights for about 3 and half days. After which he still had jaundice but the UV lights weren't making any really difference to Logan's belirubin levels. So the took him out. That was a wonderful day I could go and hold my baby anytime I wanted. I could actually start breast feeding my baby like all the other mums in the maternity ward. I have to say the other women in my ward where very nice. Though they did look at me weirdly at first till they found out that my baby was in the SCU. They always apologised for there crying babies... I didn't mind I just wished my baby was there to make just as much noise. Though in the end I did get ear plugs LOL.

I think the hardest part was feeling so useless in the sense that there was so much going on outside the hospital ie. my DH moving us to brisbane with our 2yr old son in toe that I couldn't help with as well as having a baby in the SCU.

I can't praise the staff of Nambour Hospital enough they where all friendly and I received loads of help and encouragement from midwives and lactation consultants. I learnt so much while I was there.

A few days after Logan came out from the lights he was feeding so well that his feeding tube came out. Another great milestone. The day before he came home he was allowed to stay with me in the ward. It felt so surreal.

A New Addition To The Family

It has been a busy last month for our family. First of all we have been moving from the Sunshine Coast back to Brisbane since the beginning of December. My Dad loaned us his trailer so we were taking a trailer load down a week. (For those of you who don't know we have been blessed enough to be able to rent our parents house as Dad got a job in Melbourne so the rentals moved to Melbourne and allowed us to rent the house which we are really grateful for.) So as mum was packing we where taking up any free space to put all our stuff.

Then on the 21st of January I woke up about 7am with this massive cramp in my leg. You know the type that is so painful that for a good time after the intial searing pain there is after pain well that is the one I got. Anyway I left as though due to the pain I had leaked a few drops in my liner... so I laid there for a minute trying to recover as it was only a few drops and I did have a liner on. As I got up out of bed and stood up I felt this little trickle down my leg and thought hold on do I need to go to the loo... that is when I saw the massive wet patch on the bed... so much for my few drops LOL. So I rushed off to the shower thinking that I had had an accident (which I thought was a bit odd cause I don't have accidents) so as my dear darling husband cleared the bed I asked him to bring me the sheets so that I could smell them... gross I know but I wanted to make sure what it was and your wee has a distinct smell... mean while Dear Husband and I where debating if my waters had broken,.. I thought it couldn't be as I still had 6wks to go. Anyway there was no wee smell on the sheets which was a relief but a scary shock at the same time.

So as you do I tried to call my Mum.., (I didn't even think to call the hospital I think I was in to much shock) and for once I couldn't get ahold of Mum. So I called my sister who has had 3 children of her own. She assured me that it was my waters that had broken and that I need to call the hospital... (Ding - should have done that first). As I proceeded to tell her that there was a steady drip down my leg... Well that put us into panic mode I had nothing organised. No hospital bag no baby things (they where all packed and in Brisbane as we where offically moving the following Friday). So there I am standing in the bathroom with a towel between my legs (sorry for the visual) in shock now on the phone to the hospital who are telling me to come in straight away... I think the most unsettling thing was that I had no pain at this stage... the whole time I was waiting for the pain to set in but it never came. I managed to get dressed in a nighty and order my DH around to get a bag together... and get some things together of my DS who was now going to spend the day with Nanna D.

Eventually we got to the hospital about an hour after I first called them... When we got there I still had no pain. So they hooked me up to the monitors and waited and watched... sent in a doctor who did a check and took some test samples and blood and all the yucky stuff. Only to confirm that yes my waters has broken... So after much walking around etc to try and bring it on they eventually admitted me into the ward. So for the next 2 days i just sat and weighted in between visits from doctors, nurses and tests. The doctors said that if I didn't come on my own (go into spontanious labour) that they would have to induce me but they wouldn't do that until the following week so that Logan would be older. The longer they are in the womb the better it is for them. I was not looking forward to waiting that week let alone being induced. I heard that it made labour more painful... like any women wants that.

Fortunately for me Logan decided to come on his own. I had had a few mild labour pains over the 2 days that I was in hospital but nothing consistant or regular. Then after another sleepless night being in the maternity ward with crying babies etc... I was on the laptop playing majong and writing in a journal I had a few pains... nothing major I thought that they where just like all the others so I decided to go for a little work before I would try and get some sleep as my butt was sore from sitting on it in the crappy hospital beds for several hours. Off I went to stretch the legs and get the blood pumping at this time it was about 4.30 or so (The day that my DH was moving yet another load to Brisbane) I started doing laps of the nurses station. As I was walking the mild pains started to be regular and consistant... after about 30mins I flagged one of the nurses and said I think it is happening. They hooked me up to the machine and monited me for another 30mins and sure enough the pains showed up on the machine...

By about 5.45 am the pains started to get intense. So I was breathing and walking to help me through the pain. I called my DH at about this time and said if you are going to go to Brisbane do it now and do it fast because I am in Labour. Actually I suggested that he didn't go by the time I called him again 45mins later but he was already half way to Brisbane. By 7am they moved me to the labour ward. In the mean time I called my Mum and told her to get up to the hospital as I didn't want to be alone. Mum was going to look after DS but he was with DH. So Mum got to the hospital at the same time she got to the hospital for my first DS. I was beginning to panic as the pains where getting more intense and closer together that DH wasn't going to make it. I was talking to my baby saying just hold on till Daddy comes... he must have heard me because he was born an hour after DH arrived. I was actually in the shower when DH arrived at 10.45am. I burst into tears when I saw him as I was so releaved that he had made it as I know he was too... he was destressed at the thought of missing his second sons birth.

So Mum took hold of DS #1 and tried to hang around to be here for the birth... but in the end I was looking so awful as you do in labour that we decided that DS didn't need to see me that way. Mum took him and was going to back to her place so they left... with in 15mins of them leaving DS #2 was born... Mumma was so gutted as she had only just left the car park. So she had to run around and find another one as her one had already been taken. So by the time they made it back Logan was already 1/2 hr old. Mean while DH Mum made it up from Brisbane just in the nick of time she got there about 30mins before he was born, and once he was born she couldn't believe that had happened that fast. She did manage to get a few snaps though.

When I had the urge to push it was different to my first I didn't really have that greater urge to push it was instictual if that makes sense. Anyway about 3 pushes later Logan was born and the peditricans wisked him away. I got to hold him for about 30 seconds before he was taken to the Special Care Unit with Dad and Nanna Parrish in toe.

At 11.14am our second son was born screaming his lungs out...

Monday, 4 January 2010

As one door closes an new one opens

Well we farewelled Dad off to Melbourne today even though he only just got back from 4 wks in the USA and Canada. Mum and Dad are make a big move to Melbourne. Dad landed a great job so they are taking the plunge. I think that this will be great for them and dispite my previous issues with the man I am finally sorting them out so I think it is good for me too. I will miss him and I know that my dear Boy will miss him too (cause they are into cars together... need I say more) However as they move to Melbourne we move to Brisbane. We await the arrival of our second some and Michael embarks on a new journey into the world of University. My Sister and Husband are moving back to Australia from Canada and are expecting their first baby and will be moving in with us. My Older Sister is due home this year, we hope for good :o) and my other Sister is expecting baby #4. So we have a very full on year this year. Bring it on I say... though ask me in a few months... LOL

Aiden discovered a new BFF Nanna Rain's Dog Tripper
Me and Dad

Nanna Rain and Pappa with Aiden
Dad Driving out of the driveway and down the street

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Years Goals

Today I sat down and actually thought about what I want to achieve this year. It will be full on year as our eldest is turning 2 next month and we are expecting our second at the end of next month too... (I know I am a sucker for punishment you would have thought that I would have learnt the first time having a baby in summer but no I had to go and do it again LOL).

I have tried to be as realistic yet hopeful at the same time. If that at all makes sense. This year I have a whole list of things I want to improve about myself and the way that I look after myself like losing 20kg... DH says that I am cheating as I am almost 32 wks pregnant and will sand to lose a wack of weight once I have the baby... LOL so I am cheating a little bit but I don't care just as long as this time next year I have lost at least 20kgs.

I also have a whole list of things that I want to get stuck into like my scrapbooking... There are holidays and albums and challenges the list is almost endless but I hope to complete at least 2 Layouts a week and do a little scrappin everyday... 2 layouts I hear you say... it's not very much but I will have a 2 year old and a new born. I do plan to do more then that but I know that I won't always get more then that done.

Anyway I have set a whole range of goals, personal, spiritual, scrapbooking, family, financial and couples goals... which I did try and talk to my DH about but at the time I don't think he was in an all that serious mood so I will talk to him again to make sure he got it all.

We are well on our way to moving. We are fortunate to have the option to start moving our stuff now even though we don't officially move until the about the 28th January. So we are making a trip a week with a trailer so by the time we actually move we won't have so much to move or a big cost of a move as will have been spread over about 6 wks. I have to admit that I find moving this way is much better... even if we didn't actually move the stuff just packing things up this far in advance takes the stress right out of it.