Sunday, June 12, 2011

Long weekend

Today the boys and I packed up the picnic basket and headed for Halls Gap for the day
It was a beautiful winters day, the sun shinning, no wind and the boys were behaving PERFECT!!

The boys had a ball running around, playing hide and seek, footy, and playing on the play equipment.

5 boys with mouths full of ice-cream = BLISS for mummy

the high light for the boys was finally seeing a kangaroo...I know I know we are Aussies I should be ashamed of myself :P but they have never seen one in real life before...Jake wanted to ride it lol

4 boys are fast asleep now having a nanna nap...perfect end to a perfect day :o)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Survival Camp

So as we waved goodbye to D, he was off on an adventure that will surely make him realise how lucky he has it...He was off for 3 days where he had to camp out in the mountains (where at night it got below -5 degrees), they weren't allowed to pack clothes, they had to layer up so whatever they had on was it..He had to cook all his own food, there was no running water (which means no showers), and wait for it the best bit by far a long drop TOILET!! I had to giggle when he told me this the look on his face was priceless...
They went on 12kms hikes everyday, and sat around talking and playing games. And really got to know each other in a different way.
So we picked my little (well not so little) adventurer up yesterday at lunch time, and as he stood there, looking extremely tired and very dirty, a big grin came across both our faces when we saw each other. His first words when he got in the car " never again will I go camping" that's my boy haha...our type of camping is in a cabin with electricity, running water and heating/cooling.
So as much as it was nice not to have the little boys stirred up for 3 days, we all really missed our D-man, and he is now sitting in the comfort of his room playing his PS3 with his ipod playing..

Friday, March 25, 2011

Going public

Well I'm back, with Christmas, school going back and getting Bailey settled into kinder it has been a little crazy here to say the least! Things have settled right down, the boys are enjoying school, Damon is on the SRC...which makes me laugh, he thought he would be getting out of work because of the meetings etc BUT he actually has more work to do ha ha that kid makes me laugh!
Bailey had a rough trot at kinder he really wasn't enjoying it, and cried on a daily basis (gosh it was hard on both of us) but he has made some really good friends and he seems to be 100% better, which brings a huge smile to my face.

So for my confession, Ted and I separated in August last year, I didn't want to tell people as I wasn't ready for all the questions, but I am at peace with my decision, and think its the best thing I have ever done. I feel like the old me again, I'm happy, I'm loving life, and enjoying my boys even more then before.
I will admit it is hard doing it all on my own but to be honest I wouldn't have it any other way, I love my new found freedom, I love that I don't have to answer to anyone else, and I don't have to worry about what the other person is doing...
The best decision I have made was moving home and being closer to my mum and family, the kids adore her, as she does them, I really hated living so far away from her, and the boys not knowing their cousins...
I have always been close with one cousin but since moving back we have become even closer and I consider her one of my closest friends, and I don't think that would have happened if I continued to move every 3 years.
So there you have it..its out for everyone to see and I feel happy and relieved that I have finally opened up..
I'm a single mum to 5 boys...what have I done ha ha ha

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A little lost

I have just gotten home from watching Noah at his celebration of the Preps concert for his school....and needless to say I was one proud mumma he got up in front of the whole chapel and spoke, I was a little shocked that he actually got up and did it (it was a surprise for me, I had no clue he was going to do it), Noah can be very shy and quiet at times and when he did this...emotions just came over me and I couldn't hold back the tears, and anyone who knows me knows I don't do the crying thing ;o)
So as I'm watching all the preps, it hits me he is a grade 1 now and Bailey is in kinder next year!!
Where have all my babies gone?
What am I suppose to do once they all go off to school? which in reality it could be as soon as 2013!! The only thing I'm good at is being a mum... I really have no other skills, I love it that the boys depend on me for EVERYTHING, to me that's what being a mum is all about.
So I'm feeling a little lost...I have booked Jake into daycare for 1 day a week starting in January, but I'm thinking I may pull him out, so I don't miss out on a thing with him.
Where do I go from here?
If I could keep Jake home for ever I would, I don't want him to grow up....maybe I could home school??

But that's another blog all in its self!!!

So I'm left pondering my future, just as the boys lives seem to be starting, mine seems to be a little hazy...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sport...Sport and more sport

I'm a strong believer that children should do some sort of sport to keep their mind and body fit...especially once they hit teenage years, I think if a child does some sort of sport they are less likely to get into trouble!
In saying this, can they do too much sport??
Damon who is 14 LOVES his sport, and he has something on every night, ranging from cricket, basketball, football and he goes to the gym also...I have asked him to pick his 2 favourite things because he needs to cut back a bit...but he wont, and how can I argue with hm, when his grades have made a HUGE improvement also?
I guess I'm being selfish in that I would like one night at home!
We also travel a LOT for all these things and recently went to Geelong for the weekend for basketball, we had a great time and I got to catch up with some dear friends who I hadn't seen for quite a while.

 Will and his best mate Ben...... it was so good to see that after not seeing each other for 9 months, they still got on like a house on fire!

So we have basketball again today! Its the under16 grand final so we will go and cheer D on....Im sure he will win ;o)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some people

Well I get this all the time and I'm getting a little tired of it! I was shopping last night with 4 of the boys and a lady and man behind me in the check out started a conversation up with me, with the usual line "gosh you must be busy"
So it went on and on till the last question was "so are they all from the same father" WTF!!!! "Yes they are actually"
The man didn't believe me as his response was " Oh really??? Ok then" Oh god I'm so over this question yes they all have the same father, yes they all look totally different but there is nothing I can do about that!

I just wish I had the balls to say to people to mind their own bloody business...but I don't and I usually just say with a smile yes they are and laugh!!

Imagine if D had of been with us ;) hahahaha

OK vent over..........

Fun in the sun

Today was the perfect day...So a friend and I decided it was the perfect picnic weather! So that's exactly what we did...packed the kids up and went to the park for the morning and lunch!

Jake had a ball he is now big enough to climb on all the jungle gym equipment (much to my horror)

Bailey had a ball running around everywhere, climbing on anything that would stay still...his favourite thing in the entire world would have to be the swings!! He adores them.....Higher mummy!! Faster Mummy...his laugh justs warms my heart...there is nothing better in this world then hearing your child laughing.

It was such a relaxing day, the sun was shining, the boys were having a ball and I got to sit and relax and work on my tan ;)