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