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    Amanda - Bath has some great advice. Going to the library sounds like a great idea. I have been meaning to do it with Chelsea for ages. Reading is something most kids love so keep encouraging his love of it.

    Bath - did you find out the source of the tears? Hope it was nothing major. What sort of jigsaws does Wade like? Would like to get Chelsea some but not sure which ones are best.

    IK - everything smelt like smoke! I have been washing his stuff today, luckily he didn't take much. Did DP end up going anywhere? Did you go and get your nappies?

    Had a fairly quiet day which was nice. DH took Chelsea to the park and they flew the kite - good day for kite flying. He has headed off to his work xmas party and then straight to work for nightshift so won't see him until tomorrow afternoon.

    How was everyone elses day?



    Off to get Chelsea ready for bed, back later!

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    Amanda- get ready cause THIRD WATCH starts up again at 8.30pm whoo hoo!!

    had a good day, got up the shops first thing to get to the camera shop to look for Nixons santa pic, low and behold they were there!! then went into toy kingdom just tohave a look and whilst there noticed Nixon's sandle was gone, back tracked the shop but no shoe... i gave them my name and no JIC, then back tracked through the shopping centre..... anyway luckily they rang me later to say they found it!
    so now i have to get up there AGAIN 1st thing to get the dam shoe!! for someone who wanted to avoid the shops in december i think this will be my 5th time in 2 weeks.

    anyway gotta get Nix ready for bed.

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    Nic - Third Watch was great. I have only watched it on and off over the years, but tonights episode was great. So glad you found your photos, saves you having to do them again. Lucky you got Nixon shoe back. It happened to me a couple of years ago at Ikea in Richmond - Chelsea lost a shoe, but I never found it! I was so annoyed as they were relatively new! Make sure you get to the shops early, they are getting so busy! I have to go and buy a birthday present for my GF daughter, not looking forward to that!

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    Jeepers, again I miss a day and there are pages to catch up on!! Hi all!

    Amanda, hope Kailen works things out at school and Jess - hope the cooler weather is making you smile!!!

    Gotta be quick cause all of a sudden I have heaps of "work" work to do, hence the early hour of this post!!! Update here is not much - life is rumbling on ahead to chrissy. I look forward to lurking and hearing about everyone's progress
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    Honestly, I have had enough of the cool weather!!!!!!!! The smoke has covered us for 3 days and it's awful.

    What do you guys think of this. All sporting events have been cancelled because of the smoke,BUT the school kids still have to go swimming.
    Gotta go to a bloody PSG meeting with Jack's teacher so I'll talk later.

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    Good morning

    Well today is the first day of school holidays. Verity wasn't in tears... the first thing she said when she walked in the door yesterday was "OMG all my friends were in tears today! AND some of the teachers!!!" hehe, sometimes her theatrics drive me crazy other times it's quite funny... she said she did cry a little bit when her favourite teacher from yr5 couldn't take the microphone at assembly because she was crying too much (she is leaving the school to be a specialist teacher at another school). Later she got on MSN chat and reported that some of her friends on there were still crying! I guess this is something that happens at a girls only school... mass emotion unhindered!

    Mel: before I forget: Jigsaws: best brand: Ravensburger. Absolutely top quality and range from simple 20 piece puzzles up through to adult ones. The pieces are nice and thick and non-reflective... I find them more durable than other brands and we've got about 40 of them as DH loves doing jigsaws too and BIL always gives us one for Christmas which we do over the summer. Also, since you have Marley coming along you might want to invest in a good qulaity wooden one. When I worked at a ELC this particular style of puzzle was very popular in the 3 and 4yo rooms. I'm sure you have seen them around... one is a huge rainbow alligator that also has the alphabet printed on each piece to help children work out which order to do the puzzle (it would be quite challenging to do otherwize!). I'll see if I can find the product online and send you a link. The alligator costs about $60 but believe me its indestructible! lasted 5 years at an ELC so it doesn't get any heavier usagewise than that! I think jigsaws are an excellent learning tool as well... they teach so many concepts from memory to spatial awareness and fine motor skills as well as counting (when you first take it out you can "check" to see if all the pieces are there with a child)... as well as teaching the sublties of colour and shape. Anyhow Wade just loves doing them, does one or two almost daily.

    Niall awake... back later...

    ETA: whoops! Our posts were simultaneous again Jess! Sorry... I'll reply when I get back!

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    Jess: what's up with swimming? Too cold? is the pool heated? It must be outdoors... do any of your kids have asthma? Good luck at the teacher's meeting, maybe you can get something positive out of it? What's PSG again?

    Wade needs me now...

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    Well my sore throat has now turned into laryngitis, can't talk very loud and the kids are taking full advantage of it, been naughty or out of my vocal range and they think it's hilarious (sp). Cody looks at me and is most probably thinking you look like mum and you smell like mum but you don't sound like mum, lol.

    Nic how good was Third Watch, that poor boy. I'm glad you got your photos back, now you just have to get his shoe, lol. You'll have to make sure that nothing gets left behind this time .

    Jess sorry to hear that the smoke has cancelled the sports events.

    I've got to do a vege platter for Kailen's break up party tomrrow any sugeestions on what to put on it, so far I'm going to put carrot and celery on it but don't know what else, I need ideas.

    Gonna go for now I'm pooped, cause Wyatt was up all night and this morning said that his mouth was sore so I'm guessing I've passed it on to him great.

    hugs xoxo

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    Morning everyone! Smoke is absolutely terrible here, really thick and quite smelly!

    Rory - hope you gets lots of work done today so you can relax a bit.

    Bath - thanks for the name of the puzzle. Sounds great. If you do find the link, let me know. Is Verity starting high school next year?

    Jess - the smoke here is bad so it must be doubley bad your way. Good luck at the meeting.

    Amanda - bummer about your throat. Cheeky kids, they know how to play the system LOL!!!! I watched Third Watch last night and it was great. I don't often watch it but will be after last night. Can you also put on your veg platter, sundried tomatoes, olives, marinated artichokes etc (if the platter is for adults, maybe kids wouldn't eat this stuff but mine does!!!). Or you could put some dip and biscuits. Hope you feel energized soon.

    IK - I can't see you this morning - the hills are covered in smoke and I can't even see the towers. How is it your way?

    Simone - where are you? Haven't heard from you in a while.

    Another quiet day. Chelsea at kinder and I've done my housework. I am going to chat with my GF on messenger soon so looking forward to chatting to her. It has been snowing for days where she is - hard to imagine after us having such stinking hot weather!

    Everyone have a good day.

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    Hello,

    went and picked up Nixon's show today lol! But just b4 we were getting reading to go Nixon did a "Blaster Poo" and pooed all on our bed and my pillow ewwwww.... i didnt realise at first and had a cloth nappy (spew rag) next to him, when i grabbed it to pack in his bag i saw poo on it, so went back to him and it was everywhere......
    I was going to wash our sheets today anyway but i guess he thought it was his way of making sure i did! It was grose all down his leg, we havent had an exploding nappy like that since he was a little baby.
    its very smokey here too, i didnt want to hang the sheets outside so threw them in the dryer.

    Mel- where is your girlfriend? Canada/America? i ahd an email from one of my mates thismorning he & his gf have been travelling canada/america for 18months and he sends the most wikeed snow shots i get very jelous!
    Amanda- is there anything you can take for laryngitis?? i hope it gets better soon
    Jess- is the swimming pool indoor or outdoor? if its outdoor that seems rediculous all other sports are cancelled but indoor might not be so bad.
    Bath- are alot of Verity's friends going to different schools? i can understand them being upset if they are, if they are going to the same school they only have to miss each other for school hols!

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    Back from the Ivanhoe Shops... covered Niall's pram with a thick cotton throw so he didn't breathe the fetid smokey air. Bought some EcoBots because they were on special and almost the same price as Aldi nappies... I can't get to Aldi and am running a bit short and if this smoke continues or gets worse I might have to stop washing nappies for a little while.

    Mel & Nic: yep, Verity is going into high school next year but her school is from 3yo ELC - year 12. About half a dozen girls are going to other high schools... some have received scholarships into MLC for example. They were also crying because the whole Junior school is quite connected... girls happily play and mix with girls in other levels... the grade 6 girls have "buddies" in grade 1 too and chat to them in the play ground... so even though the senior school is right next door that part of their lives will change. They also had a church service where special songs and prayers were sang to the departing grade 6 girls so apparently that was a real tear jerker. Also, next year when they enter year 7 there will be over 50 new girls so the grade population will double.... meaning new friendships will be made and current ones might end... the tears were all about the unknown.

    Ok... better get the kids another snack... we had nori hand rolls at the shops but they'll need a bit more. Amanda: I agree with Mel, my kids eat all that kinda stuff (antipasta)... Wade would polish off a bottle of olives if given half the chance! You could also add some bread sticks, they go nicely on a vegie platter.

    ETA: And just to add to the hectic pace of the season Verity and I are currently organising her birthday party (a trip to Hoyts at Greensborough).. one good thing is that most of her friends go away for the holidays so it only leaves a few of them left meaning that her parties don't blow the budget. Looks like she wants to see Flushed Away (rated G) so that's reasonable.... her grade went to see Charlotte's Web recently and they all liked the look of Flushed Away during the shorts. Her birthday falls on a Saturday so DH will stay at home with the boys while we catch the train up.... I'm quite looking forward to it and because I'm not going to be "precious" about seeing this movie I won't mind the girls giggling all through it

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    Nic - LOL about the blaster poo!!! They are so disgusting and formula fed babies have the most foul smelling poo and its green!!!! At least you will have nice fresh sheet when you get into bed tonight. My GF is in Ohio, only recently moved their with her DH. They have just bought a beautiful house so she is very excited. She is pregnant with bub #2, due in May, so I told her to jump on BB! She has joined some forums in the US and has some "playdates" organised as her DS is 15 months old. She is a wondeful girl and I am sure will make friends easily. Hope you didn't lose anything else today LOL!!!

    Bath - I can understand the tears! Leaving friends you have had for a long time must be hard, esp their little grade 1 buddies. I remember starting high school and it was quiet daunting and scary. At least she is at the same school, so should make the transition a bit easier. Hopefully she will get to make some lovely new friends next year. Chelsea took green olives to her creche xmas party and was quite offended when no one else wanted to eat them LOL!!!

    Smoke is getting worse now. Not sure what to do with all my washing as some stuff can't go in the dryer!

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    Yeah it is getting worse isn't it!? I thought it was just me... when I went to the shops it looked worse in the lower suburbs and in the city... I think IK said smoke sinks? So if it's this bad up here in Eaglemont I'd hate to think how bad it's in lower areas... I'm just folding nappies and washing ATM... debating what to do with a load I washed this morning... too stingy to use the drier... might just put them on a rack. Oh and I meant to congratulate Nixon on at least doing his blaster on a sheet that needed washing good lad! Also, as Niall has reached 6 months I decided to offer him an organic rusk and see how he went. Well he had a good chew, he was upright in his highchair. Wade was having them at the same age according to his calendar. Might try a bit of rice cereal for the first time this evening, mixed with EBM. I'm sure he'll enjoy it... but if not doesn't matter, will try again tomorrow. As I said I'm not keen to push the matter as the novelty wore off with my other two but it's probably not good to delay matters either... I'll take some piccys of his first feed and post them tomorrow.

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    Happy 6 mths Niall, yeah we love sun dried tomatoes but I don't know about the other kids there so may just stick to the basics. It was funny cause the kids got to pick what they wanted to bring and I'm so proud that Kailen chose something healthy, what a good boy.

    Lol Nic at blaster poo, I don't think that there is anything that I can take for laryngitis will just have to wait til it passes.

    hugs xoxo

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    Oh sorry Bath, Happy 6 months Niall! let us know how he takes to the rice cerial, look forward to some pics!
    Nixon sure is having a big nap, after fighting to get him to sleep for almost an hour (thinking he prob wasnt quiet ready when i started) he has been alseep for 2.5hrs so far!

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    HAPPY 6mths NIALL ! Sorry Bath, totally forgot before! Hope he enjoys his rice cereal tonight. Tried Marley on some Monday and she pulled the worst face, will post it when I get a chance. Can't wait to see Niall's reaction. I am still debating what to do with my washing, it'll be dry in the basket before I make up my mind!!

    Amanda - well done to Kailen, its nice to see kids choosing something healthy.

    Nic - well done Nixon, enjoy the peace and quiet for a while and put your feet up.

    My ebay items just finished selling and I made $125!!! Very happy. Comes in handy this time of year.

    Now must tend to the washing!!!!!

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    Hey don't worry about the 6 month congrats... I forgot a heap recently myself... no biggie

    Just placed an order for some more In-Liven and a few sample sizes of their skin care and cosmetics range. I can't afford to keep buying Clinique products and I've got faith in this Aussie company. Their samples are only a dollar each too! I'm getting hooked on receiving stuff in the mail! I hope their foundation is good... that would be huge saving and less chemicals. So between MooGoo and Mi-Essence I hope to have all my health and beauty needs covered at a fraction of what I've been paying all my life and supporting Aussie industry!

    Mel: I ended up hanging my load on the line... I'll see how it goes... if it smells bad i won't do it again.

    ETA: I'm going to Extra Effort and cooking a fish curry using rockling, cauliflower, coconut milk, etc... DH loves it and deserves a reward for scoring a huge deal at work today... oh and Rory: I finally got around to finding and reading your Dh's reply to the BB members query in Men's chatter... two words: "keep him"

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    Well, I've been lurking, just no time to post! Most Christmas cards are sent, the ones left just need addresses to be supplied and they'll be off...
    I had the ABA group Christmas party for the kids today and that was nice. Sunday is the dinner for the mummies with a KK, can't wait!
    My myotherapy appt was a loss today. I even got there early so that Oscar could go back to sleep (as he hadn't slept much at all today after waking at 9.30), but no go. He was screaming from tiredness but wouldn't drop off. So, I've made another appt for next week and I hope DP can have him then.
    Anyway, the Christmas decoration bags are in and I'm dotting them around the house, in lieu of a tree.
    I also had a MCHN appt this arvo and all is well. She was impressed with Oscar's mobility...more than I am, but we know that my enthusiasm about this is not high! He has cracked 8kg by a little bit - not quite 8 and a half - so I would have been right when I turned his seat around. Not only was he developmentally ready for more stimulation, he was also the recommended weight for it, too.
    Mel - I'm up here somewhere! The smoke is thicker than it was on the weekend, I reckon. But then, more of the state has burnt since then, so that's gonna happen! DP is on strike team standby for tomorrow. Turns out no-one from our brigade paid much attention to the call for a crew yesterday...wonder why!
    Bath - I would find it so confronting to have my child graduate from primary school, you are handling it very well! I hope Niall takes to food well, too. The smoke thing I figure from the fact that a slight haze sits higher up in the atmosphere. It's so thick lately that I can only deduce that it's sinking because the higher layers are full already! Plus, the thermal dynamics around hilly areas can push smoke down, as well as warm air. I dont' know exactly how this works, but I am familiar with the yummy thermals I walk through on cool nights when I go look for my horse in his paddock!
    Tomorrow I'm hanging out locally, with a mothers group catch up in a cafe in the village. Must remember to contact the pet shop about our dog food supply while we are away!
    Oh, yeah, and Oscar is making some great sounds! I'd rather he put his energies into saying 'mama' than all this mobility business!
    OK, off again to get Oscar to sleep, hopefully, and to organise dinner and these decorations...

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