Thursday, August 16, 2007


Wow what a bad blogger I've been. I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last blogged - bad, bad, bad!!!!

I do have some sort of excuse, probably not the best of excuses but an excuse none the less. We have been the house of illness, take your pick from conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, flu, gastro and might as well throw in a case of constipation as well. You name it we've had it, thank god Margie was here as there is no way I could've coped being sick and looking after both sick kids as well, she was a lifesaver. We also spent 6 days down on the gold Coast as well so that's the reasons I haven't been here, motivation is still coming back I'm afraid.

So what's happening with us otherwise??? Here's just a quick update and a few photos to share with you.

Ella & Huddy have started playing together a lot more and it's so gorgeous to see them having fun together. I suppose it has a lot to do with Hudson being nearly 2 and a lot more interested in what Ella is doing. He still doesn't have the attention span so it doesn't last long but that will change before we know it I'm sure. They love to have tickle fests and I just adore the giggling that comes from them both when they do, so cute.

We had to laugh the other day when we heard Hudson yelling out "help, help, stuck" and came into the playroom to find him like this, lol.

We have loved having Margie here to stay with us and the kids have used her story telling skills to great use. It's so lovely to see this every night, they are going to miss her terribly when she goes home next Monday ( and so will we!!!)

Ella's drawing skills are coming along in leaps and bounds, I took this photo of her drawing of Col the other day as I was so impressed, I was so excited to see an actual face with eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth actually in the head space and not all over the place as she has been doing, lol. I love this stage, watching them get their drawing skills together.

Hudson's hair is getting longer and longer and he is actually going to the hairdresser on Saturday for a hair cut not just a trim, I'm praying he doesn't lose all his beautiful curls. I've been wanting to put his hair up in a top knot for ages and ages but Col wouldn't let me. He couldn't stop me when he was at work though. Isn't he a pretty boy! Huddy actually quite liked it and wore it for the whole day like this, much to Col's disgust, especially when I took him to the airport to pick up Murphy & Merrick. Huddy hasn't let me put it up again though, I think Col may have had words with him, lol.

As I said we spent 6 days down on the Gold Coast at an apartment Margie booked through timeshare. I wasn't sure about going seeing we were all still recovering from our illnesses but it was really the best thing for us all. We had a wonderful time and it was really, really relaxing, no housework, washing, jobs staring at me every day!!! The weather was beautiful, lovely sunny days and about 25 degrees everyday - perfect. The kids had fun in the spa and down at the beach and park and we had a couple of lovely lunches with friends catching up.

This was the view from our apartment, it was in Labrador up on the north side of the Broadwater.
Col cooked a seafood extravaganza one night at Murphy's request and it was DELICIOUS!!!! He outdid himself, we had crayfish, prawns, scallops and oysters and not one bit was left over. I had to take a photos we were all so impressed.
And finally a photo of the kids in the spa with Murphy, it looks like it was taken a night time but it was actually at about 5.00pm just before sunset, and Murphy does have bathers on, you just can't see her bikini top, lol.

So that's it really, in short form anyway, I promise to try and be a bit more diligent and update a lot more regularly.

Love to all xxx


Anonymous said...

Sorry to say Jan but Huddy will loose his curls as my brother had hair like that when he was little and then had it cut and those beautiful curls were gone!Good to hear from you. Jadex

Anita said...

I think he will loose his curls but if he is anything like my boys they come back whenever their hair gets long. Despite all your sickness there are a lot of happy photos there! Hope to see you soon.