Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Lightening Storm

I took what felt like a thousand photos but it was really only 115, until I finally got 1 of the amazing lightening!!!! It really was amazing but I just couldn't capture it!!!!

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


I love this picture of Tate because it really shows his cute cheekiness!!!

Really loves sports, no matter what sport!!

Loosing teeth at a really rapid rate at the moment!!!!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


All ready to go to Fed try outs! 

Wore a green top to school today for the 1st time in 2 years

Lost his 3rd tooth at school! He is excited about a visit from the tooth fairy

Friday, 8 February 2013


I was made redundant back in July last year. At the time I felt quite good about it. Good for a couple of reasons, I got to spend more time with kids. I could pick them up from school and I could take Ethan into school in the mornings and do reading with him and I could take the kids to their sports training  And also because I was really unhappy in the job I was in and it was really having a negative effect on everything and everyone around me! 

I have during this time been applying for jobs, LOTS and LOTS of jobs and I have had a total of about 5 interviews.

It's really starting to get me down. The constant rejection.

The part that bothers me the most is that most places don't even acknowledge you. No letter or email to say thanks but no thanks, just NOTHING!!! I really do think it's rude!

ANYWAY, I had an interview on Tuesday (that I am still waiting to hear back from) and I got there early so I went down to Kikki K to have a browse and keep my mind off how nervous I was.

The woman who worked in there really was one of the loveliest people I have ever met! She was so positive and reassuring and all this from a woman I had just met. She gave me a sticker and the says 


She told me to stick it somewhere that I could look at it right before my interview and somewhere that I could see it regularly! 

My 5 minute interaction with this kind stranger left me feeling like I could take over the world! So for that I am so thankful! 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Keeping things organised!

This year I have decided that I need to try to change things up and keep things more organised! Now I know that this will be possible while I'm not working but I figured if I get the boys into the routine now, when  do find a job it will make things work much easier! 

That's my plan anyway!!! I guess time will tell!

As soon as the kids get home from school their bags go in their "lockers", I re-organised the bag area last year, you can read about that here.

Then they need to empty their bags and place their lunch box and drink bottle under their photo. 

Any newsletters or notes need to go on the clipboard.
(or on the bench under it if your Ethan and can't reach)

Then they need to do their chores that are listed under their photo

It's not much but it seems to be working so far.

The little white board is being used to let us all know what the boys have on during the week and which Term and school week we are currently in.

While the boys are busy doing their chores, I am normally making a start on dinner and supervising homework, which happens at our kitchen table.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Wordless Wednesday ~ School's Back!

Anytime I ask the boys to pose for photos I always have to promise they can do a
silly one after they have the nice ones!!! 

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


School started last week so I thought I would share with you their 2013 photos! Not sure why Tate and Ethan have their eyes closed, there was hardly any sun and no flash!!! Damon is a little poser! I am thinking I will be doing Ethan's again, little ratbag!!!




Friday, 1 February 2013

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

Well hello there! 

Sorry it took me until now to let you all know who the winner of the Personal Planner Giveaway is but I was zonked last night and went to bed as soon as I had the kids in bed! So like 8.30pm!!! 

But what your all waiting for, the WINNER!!! 


I don't have your email address so if you could either leave your email in the comments below this post or email me, using my fancy new email button, I will be able to give you all the info you need!! 

Thank you to everyone who entered!!