Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another year older.....

Wow what a day! It really didn't feel like my birthday and the numerous times I had to sign and date today, would you believe that at least three times I actually asked the date before it 'clicked'!

Its late, I'm tired and I'm going to bed. I'll do a longer post tomorrow but the day in short -

Zach got his xray but not before we had to reschedule at another hospital 1.5 hours away because our local doesn't print film, they only give out disks.

Brett hurt his ankle at work earlier in the week and is now on work cover. After an xray today we find out that its not broken - this time. He does have two old breaks though that he pushed through without being seen by a doctor - Men!

Today was a long day, a lot driving. We were out from 8:15am to 6:30pm. All for a bit of shopping and an xray. Thankfully the kids were all pretty good but I'm sure glad to be home and out of the car.

Tomorrow, back to Bombala for an appointment each for Zach and Anna with the MCHN. Zach is not gaining weight like he should, he needs to be checked monthly. Mitch at preschool so one less child to chase around tomorrow. I might even get a break at some stage!

Good night everyone!

P.S Happy Birthday Luke for tomorrow - Love Ashlee....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I've made some.....ummm

supposed to be charges but I stuffed up somehow. I saved my template {check}, uploaded my new template {check}, lost all my things {check} - that's ok I'll just reload my old template and sort it out later, sorry, blogger doesn't want to do that and instead kept throwing me errors. Damn! Oh well, so I'm starting fresh. All my posts are still ok but all my side bar things are getting revamped - not by choice!

I like it (for now). I have spent the morning doing some major house work and now I'm going to park my bum at the computer while Zach and Anna sleep and Mitchell is at Preschool and make a few side bar headings and maybe even a new header - still trying to sort the size out for that one.

In other news, Anna is ok. Still not 100% but home and happy. She spent a few days on Prednisolone (a type of steroid) and has needed her Ventolin as well as being back on Flixotide (a preventer). She sounds like a freight train when she breaths but apparently that's just the congestion in her chest that (being a virus that you can't treat with antibiotics) will clear up in time. Anna also has her appointment next Thursday with an eye specialist in Canberra. Fingers crossed for that one!

Zach has an appointment for an xray for his hips this Thursday. He has migrating hips (the muscles on the inside of his thighs are so tight that they are pulling his hips out of there sockets. If not sorted he will require surgery) and he is just getting tighter so fingers crossed everything looks ok - still. He is seeing Dr Lowe in Sydney on March 13th.

Mitchell is not well, he has the same virus that the rest have but is handling it well and on the mend. Today he is at Preschool, he LOVES preschool!

Ashlee has registrations for Netball this afternoon in Bombala so we are off to that and I'll get some shopping in while we are there. She is pretty excited to be getting back into some sport again. She has been doing any since we left Bairnsdale.

Me, well my headaches - or migraines - have gone, YESSSSS! Dr thinks it was a combination of blocked sinuses and stress. I totally agree. I have caught up on some sleep and feel a little more normal now.

Right, times ticking by so I'm off - see you all later!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Anna is sick, last night we had her rushed to hospital in an ambulance after she turned blue. Scary to say the least and the fact that our 'local' hospital was a 40 minute drive away!

Diagnosis: Severe Croup - oxygen sats ranging from 75% to 80%, struggling to breath, not eating or drinking.

She was put onto a neb and also given oxygen. Right now she is doing ok. I'll keep you updated...

Me: Awake since 5am yesterday until 11am today when I manage to get 2 hours sleep. So tired, haven't eaten but not hungry. Longing to curl up in bed. I've also had a migraine on and off for the past 6 days which doesn't help.....

Friday, February 13, 2009


....I made promises and haven't kept them. I'm soooo behind that its getting out of hand! I'm just feeling really blah. Not sick or sad or unhappy or anything like that just going insane living in this tiny house! 6 people have a lot of stuff - what I am saying, two 20 month old's have a lot of stuff, than when you add the other four people its mayhem! I've been trying to keep on track with 'Operation Organise' but I have seriously run out room. We have our house in Bairnsdale, Victoria forsale at the moment (well its actually been on the market for over 12 months!) and until that sells there is not much we can do. I want more room, I NEED more room! At least the dishes are done and the washing is up to date but we will not mention that I have 2 baskets of washing to fold and put away though.

I really meant to do a post yesterday (and the day before) but having no time to even get the photos off the camera to add to the post is making it a little hard. I don't really like posts with out photos. Today was meant to be 'catch up day' but that didn't happen. I got a few things done but then decided to sit down and scrap a page. I haven't scrapped in ages. The result? ......

{Credits to come}

Nothing fancy, just a quick one. Time I should have spent cleaning the bathroom or folding the washing but you know how it goes.

Tomorrow we are off to Bega for the annual show - meaning another day I will get nothing done. Should be nice to spend Valentines day as a family though.

This afternoon.....hanging out more washing, folding washing, dragging three filthy children through the bath and then there is dinner to prepare and also getting snacks and bags ready for tomorrow. I also need to clean some of the crap toys, etc out of the car and do a quick tidy up of the office (that the kids trashed - pencils and paper, chairs and stuff all over).

Hopefully Monday will be my day. Zach and Anna in Daycare for a few hours and Mitchell in Preschool all day should give me time to piece this house back together. Brett will be on day duty next week too which will mean I can get more done - do you get less done when the other half is around or is it just me?

So for a quick run down on what we have been up to.....

We baked!

Big ones....

and little ones.....

and some in between.

And they were yummy! At least Zach and Anna thought so...

I did get those drawers sorted...

And labeled too!

Zach got his new 'standing frame'

and at the moment is spending about 30 minutes a day in it, building it up until he can spend at least an hour.

He has also been spending some time outside with his trolley. Mosting in the evenings because it has been sooo hot!

And Mitchell, his usually amusing self....

Better run now, children running wild and in need of taming. See you all again soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sorry All

My lovely sweet little baby girl decided to spend hours crying - poor baby :( - over what? I don't know Things came up. I didn't get time to blog but I did take a few snap shots - they will come.

I We did bake this afternoon though. Mitchell helped and Zach and Anna licked spoons, their favourite pass time at the moment. Rainbow cupcakes (50 of them!) for all!!!

Lastly please keep these families in your thoughts:

The Macs - who recently lost their 10(?) month old daughter, Cora to cancer.

The Whitt Family - Little 2 yr old Tuesday has gone to be with God after a battle with neuroblastoma.

Brook, Jake & Family - sadly their beautiful sweet twin girls, Sydney & Carynne were recently diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffman Disease - Children rarely survive to age two with this form of the disease.

Lastly, please continue to pray for the victims of the Victoria Bush Fires. Also lets not forget those affected by the flooding in QLD.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome Back!

Hello all. All that are still reading! Please excuse my little bloggy break. I really didn't mean to or want to, its all my internet providers fault. Due to a few problems I was unable to connect to my broadband and thanks to their totally incompetent sales/accounts people - who I might mention are not even in this country and who I can hardly understand! - I was unable to access it for quite a few weeks. To tell you I was angry would be an understatement!

Things are all back up and running now and I have so much to say but that is going to have to wait until this evening as I have a bit of a busy day today - a home, a life and 4 3 little ones and a big one there is so much to do, my washing never seems to end I tell you - along with the piles of dishes that seem to mount up every five seconds (I really really miss my dishwasher, I really really do!). Thanks to my non scheduled bloggy break I have been able to get a lot done. My 'Operation Organize' is still definitely running along smoothly and I have been able to get quite a few things crossed off my list - does this tell you I spend way to much time on the net, course not! So make sure you check back soon for some dates - Zach's progress, 'Operation Organise' update, sewing update, as well as digital scrap booking are just a few of the things I want to mention.

Now, on to a sadder note. I'm sure many of you have heard or read about the terrible bushfire's happening in Victoria and NSW. My heart goes out to all the families that lost someone and to the families that have lost all there worldly possessions.

I can hardly believe that most of these fires have been deliberately lit! The Prime Minister said 'there are just no words to describe these people' but what I think he was thinking - these mass murderers are the scum of the earth! I certainly don't believe that 25 years in jail would go anywhere near what they deserve! Bastards!

We have some amazing people fighting these fires. I want to thank each and every one of them. They really are hero's and they are risking their lives to help others.

The look on his face says it all I think....

Please pray for those that are now homeless, those that are injured and of course for the friends and families of the 128 people (at last count) that have been killed.

Please donate what you can...(link above clickable)


Firstly - Please keep Rachael in your prayers.

Mike's is welcoming handmade donations via the shop. Check out the info here.

Sarah from With A Cherry On Top and Bianca from The Toy Society are going to try to find an organisation who will take handmade toys to distribute to children who have lost everything in the bushfires. Rach from Grandy and Baa had the same idea too.

Sparkly Green Knickers is going to donate the proceeds from her Etsy Shop to the Bushfire Appeal...