Tuesday, August 30, 2011

‘Colour-Coding’ Twins?

I've been reading a bit lately about 'colour-coding' twins. We do it. Kason is usually in blue, and Cohen is usually in green. We do this so other people, be it family or friends, can tell them apart and refer to them by name. Our original train of thought regarding it was that we wanted Kason and Cohen to feel included, so that people wouldn't have to say "hi, little man" or the like. It works. People we see frequently know who (generally) wears what colour, and therefore don't need to ask who is who, and can say, "hi Kason, hi Cohen". It may sound trivial, but on the occasions that they are wearing the same thing, or not 'their' colours, they often don't get referred to at all. It's not that they are ignored, per se, but adults seem to not talk to them...possibly in fear of getting their name wrong.

But. I don't like that people rely on what colour the boys are wearing in order to know who is who. I get that they look remarkably similar to most people, but by spending a little bit of time with them, you can tell them apart. Their Grandma, who met them a few weeks ago for the first time, could tell the difference between them after a couple of hours. She didn't need Simon or I to point out differences, she made the effort to find them for herself. Compare that to many of our friends, most of whom have known Cohen and Kason for most, if not all, of their lives yet still cannot tell them apart without the 'colour-coding'. It does tempt me to dress them alike, purely to force people to LOOK at Kason, to LOOK at Cohen. They deserve it. They deserve for people to know them, not just to relate them to a colour. It's not fair to them.

We had Neonates playgroup last Friday, and a different playgroup this morning. Both days, I have intentionally dressed the boys in the same top, same bib, same shoes but different pants. On Friday, only one person noticed the different pants and used those to tell them apart (totally cool with me, especially considering this was only her second time there, so to make an attempt to tell them apart right from walking in super impressed me!), the others...well, we heard, "oh no! They are both wearing blue! There is no way I'm going to be able to tell them apart now!" Two people did, at the beginning, make a brief attempt to tell them apart, but gave up fairly quickly, one didn't even bother.
This morning's playgroup is bigger, and three people took time to study Kason and Cohen and found some differences – Kason has more hair, which sticks up at the front and curls a little at the back – which worked for them. And honestly, the difference in the hair length/amount is probably the most reliable. Kason has had longer hair since they were born. Another difference people often go with is face shape as one boy has a rounder face than the other. The problem with that is that it changes almost weekly!

It's kind of a catch-22. I hate it when Cohen and Kason aren't referred to by their names, but the only way that happens is to 'colour-code' them. But by 'colour-coding' them, am I encouraging people not to get to know them?


Push-Me, Pull-You

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Kason loves it when Cohen will push him on his bike! Guaranteed giggles from both boys :-)


Monday, August 29, 2011

Kason Eligh

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My stunning lil Kason <3



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Day 288, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen and Kason's favourite new thing is to pull all of the pots (even my good ones!) out of the drawers and BANG on them! Especially with spoons - great fun!


Saturday, August 27, 2011


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If you look closely, there's a monkey mid-leap in this pic!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Fifteen Months!

Wow! I cannot believe that you two are 15 months old already!!!

We have mostly had a great month J There was a week or so when you were both sick which was a bit tough, but we're through that now, and it's all good again. The weather is starting to improve now, too, so we've been spending more and more time outside in the sunshine – it's so much fun, and you both love it. We have met up with your friends at the park several times in the last couple of weeks.
We had Aunty Lesha come and stay with us for the weekend a few weeks ago, and you boys really enjoyed having her here, and having a bit more individual attention. When we went out to the shops with her, I forgot your stroller, so Cohen you walked holding Aunty Lesha's hand – you were so proud of yourself, and rightly so.
The weekend after that, we spend four days in Sydney. You met your Grandpa and Grandma for the first time! You were both absolutely fantastic on both of the flights. Cohen, on the flight home, you wanted to go for a walk up and down the aisle, so we did. You stopped and 'talked' to almost everyone...as long as they had something you thought was interesting on their tray (ipad, newspaper, cup of water etc.). Kason, on the way home, you got a pretty high temperature, so we had to strip you down to just your jeans and wipe your face and tummy with a cold cloth to try to cool you down. You also had a pretty good nap with Daddy. No grizzles though, from either of you. We're so glad that you are both such good little travellers. You absolutely adored your Grandpa and Grandma, and you were both SO well behaved even though there was a lot there to tempt you. You also had your first train ride – we met Uncle Wayne and went to the Sydney Aquarium. Kason, you especially loved it! Just watching the fish swim around was enough to keep you happy
J Cohen, on the other hand, you wanted to walk where you wanted to walk. You didn't want to be carried and you didn't want to be in the stroller...you also didn't want to walk where we wanted you to! But you did enjoy watching the fish, and hanging out with Uncle Wayne. After the aquarium we went to Kiel & Anngret's for dinner and met baby Zac. Neither of you were too interested in him (which was good when he was sleeping in his swing), but you loved playing with his toys!
It was a very busy and full-on weekend, and you were both little champs. You both slept great in the port-a-cots, especially for being away from home, and totally off your usual routine.

Kason, in the last two to three weeks, you have started walking everywhere! You are getting more and more confident with it every day, it's so awesome to watch J unfortunately, just yesterday you had a tumble down the little step going outside and grazed your lip and cheek on the concrete. You cried for less than a minute, and you were soon back to your usual happy self. Your face was quite swollen, so you and Cohen split an icy pole – which you absolutely LOVED!
You are very cheeky, and you are constantly climbing up on the coffee table...you have just taught Cohen how to do it too. You will often come up to me, throw your arms around my neck and pick your feet up off the ground so I have to pick you up! If you wake up early and then come into bed with us, you will often lean over and give me and/or Daddy a kiss – you are such a sweet boy.
Oh, and your little bike! Wow, you love your bike!!! I wouldn't even want to count the number of times a day you climb on your bike! Sometimes you just sit on it, and sometimes you scoot yourself backwards. You haven't quite figured out the going forward thing yet, but I have seen you do it a couple of times. Cohen will often push you along, too.
Your eating has improved this month...well, this week! You don't really have a favourite food (other than yoghurt), as some days you will eat something, but a few days later it all gets thrown on the floor, or spat out. You do really enjoy fish finger though, that's usually a safe bet.
Your favourite thing to play with is the slide we got you when Aunty Lesha was here. You like to go down it on your tummy, and you are just figuring out the steps...but I have to stop you when you get to the top because I don't want you going down head first! You just LOVE the slide, and your peals of laughter and giggles make us smile – we've got lots of video and photos of you on the slide!
You are starting to make some animal noises, and you do a very scary lion impression – it's SO super cute! You don't do it all the time, just when you want to
J You are also still doing your ninja impression, which makes everyone laugh – which you love. You really do like to make people happy, and you get really upset if I have to tell you or your brother off.
You are just SO much fun to have around, you are such a darling boy...and a daring boy!

Cohen, you love to walk, and you are very confident. You try to run sometimes, but you can't quite get your feet to move as fast as you want them to. After your baths during the week, you 'run' out of the bathroom and all around the lounge room. When I come to pick you up to get you in your jamys, you giggle, turn around and 'run' in the other direction! You often hide behind your stand & sit giraffe – you know it's a bit tricky to get you out from behind that.
Just in the last day or so, Kason has taught/shown you how to climb up on the coffee table. You now do that at every chance you get! You are very proud of yourself when you accomplish it, but you don't get down without a fight!
You love to snuggle. You will often come over to me and give me a little cuddle before getting back to your play
J Your favourite thing at the moment is to play in your ball pit, and in the plastics cupboard. You will often scamper off down the hallway and entertain yourself in the ball pit for ten minutes. We love listening to your giggles! Kason will often follow you down there, and you both make each other laugh, so much! You have also started pushing Kason on his bike, you both have so much fun doing that!
You enjoy eating, and we can usually get you to eat most things. You still LOVE yoghurt, but you are also really enjoying fish fingers and my homemade chicken nuggets at the moment. You are constantly going through my baby bag in an effort to find snacks – anyone would think we didn't feed you!
You really enjoy being outside and exploring. When we have the slide out, you will have a blast playing on that...for a little while! Your attention is quickly diverted to other things, like leaves and dirt, and just walking around and seeing what else you can find that mightn't have been there the day before. You are very independent, and you like to do what you want to do, but you also like to follow me and Daddy.
At the playground, your favourite has been the swing, but recently you are enjoying the slide the most – especially now that you can go down it mostly by yourself, just holding mine or Daddy's hand.
When we were in Sydney, your Grandpa gave you a gorgeous soft toy dog. You fell in love with it instantly, and you will pick it up before bed and give it a kiss – I don't even get a goodnight kiss most nights! Anyways, since then, you have started saying your first words (other than 'Mama' and 'Dada') – 'dog' and 'doggie'! Every animal is apparently a doggie, and real dogs are hit and miss with being a dog according to you, but your soft toy dog, is DEFINITELY 'Doggie'! You will also pat your tummy when I ask you, "Where's Cohen's tummy?"
You have taken a liking to baby Matilda, you will often sit next to her, with your hand gently on her foot or tummy. You are very strong-willed and you don't like being told to do something you don't want to do, but you are very sweet and caring. If Kason is upset, you will often come over and try to make him feel better. You are such a delight, and I love being able to spend all day with you!

The last couple of weeks, you have been having GREAT daytime naps! Just one during the day, but for 2 – 2½ hours! This is MUCH better than the 40 minute maximum I had been getting from you both!
You guys are at such a fun age at the moment, and especially when you are both happy, which is 99% of the time. We love watching you play together, and you really do spend most of your day playing next to each other – it's certainly not common for you to be in different parts of the house when you're both awake.
We just love you both so, so much! We've had an awesome month, and the one to come will be just as great, if not better!

I love you both in a circle

Duck, Duck, Goose!

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Well, not so much in this photo, but there were geese at the park - and they were massive! Cohen & Kason loved feeding the ducks :-)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Icy Poles!

Kason and Cohen had their first icy pole today...and they LOVED it!!! The reason: Kason stacked it when he was navigating the small step from inside to outside, and face-planted on the concrete. He grazed his lip and his cheek is beginning to bruise. Half of his face was swollen for several hours after his fall L He only cried for about a minute, and let me clean up the little bit of blood, but he wouldn't let me hold a cold cloth on it. The next best thing, I figured, was an icy pole. The boys halved it, and while they took a minute or so to figure out what to do with it, and that it actually tasted really good, there was no going back! Kason even cried when he finished his because he wanted more!

After his initial cry when he first fell, he was back to his usual happy self – it didn't seem to bother him at all which was good. Still looked painful though, and I've been putting arnica cream on his cheek this afternoon in the hope that it stops it from bruising.

Kase also decided this afternoon that the floor was dirty, so he was walking around wiping the floor with a paper towel...maybe I'll get him to do that after every meal they have!


A First

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Our first icy poles! We LOVE them!!!

...Story to come.


Beautiful Day

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Took this one on our way home from our park playdate :-)


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gorgeous Boy!

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Day 283, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Another beautiful day today, and this beautiful boy (and his brother) had a blast playing outside this afternoon!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Loving It!

We've had another awesome day today J We hung out at home with Daddy this morning, then both boys had fantastic two-hour naps, and after lunch we went and met some friends at the park for a couple of hours. After getting home, it was still much too nice outside to be inside, so I got their slide out and we played outside for a while before dinner. I think the only time we had any tears today was at the park when Kason wanted one of his friends' drink bottles instead of his own!

And I'm totally loving that it's starting to stay lighter longer in the evenings now...Summer is definitely on the way – YAY!!!!! We *really* need to get a BBQ!

I'm keeping this short tonight, I need to get the washing folded and the dishes so I can get to bed early.


Outside Fun

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Kason and Cohen had a blast playing outside in the sunshine this afternoon!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beautiful Weather, Great Day

The weather was stunning here today for a change! We didn't really make the most of it, but we had an awesome day nonetheless J The boys had their swimming lesson this morning which I was really looking forward to after we missed last week due to being in Sydney. After we got home, we all took a 3 hour nap (both boys woke and decided to start the day just after 5am this morning) which was SO needed apparently! After a late lunch, and a quick Skype date, we took Kason and Cohen down to the park in their wagon. I bought them new drink bottles a few days ago, and gave them to them just before we left the house, and holy crap, they LOVE them! As in, they did. not. put them down until we got to the park where I had to hide them! They both had so much fun at the park, especially on the slide J We took them down with us, then they wanted to climb up from the bottom on their bellies.

The weather is supposed to be fantastic here all week...here's hoping the weatherman is right – as sad as it is, I'm looking forward to being able to hang my washing up outside! Feels like I haven't done that for a while!

Also, I've decided that as of tomorrow, I'm going to try to be more healthy. I seriously SUCK at eating healthily. As in, it's not uncommon for me to have chocolate chips for lunch. JUST the chips, not cookies. Yeah, I have a shocking sweet tooth. The nice weather will help too, I'll be able to get out for my walks with Cohen and Kason in the afternoons. Kinda looking forward to it J



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Day 281, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen & Daddy at the playground this arvo!


My Models

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Day 280, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen & Kason



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Day 279, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Pretty self-explanatory, huh?!


Day 278

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This is Kason. He doesn't look much like himself in this photo!!!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Am Here!

I've been lacking a bit here lately! I've had so much going on over the last few weeks, and to be honest, things are going to be crazy for the next six weeks or so I think. In a good way though J Kason and Cohen are back to feeling like their normal, happy (and cheeky!) selves, which is nice. They both still have pretty nasty coughs and runny noses, but they are feeling better!

We've had a really quiet week this week, haven't wanted to share our germs so mostly stayed around home. Although we did make a trip to the shops to get some supplies for Simon's Fathers Day present and some material for a few projects I've been working on. More will hopefully be revealed soon!!

Anyways, this is just going to be short – we're going to pick Simon up from work after the boys finish their lunch and get a few things from Target J I'll update my photos later!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


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Coffee Table: 1, Cohen: 0

Thankfully I had a new tube of arnica cream in the cupboard and I've been plying it on throughout the day, and you can hardly see it now!


All Innocence

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This was Cohen yesterday, not feeling so flash, and just sitting quietly on his couch. Poor boy :-(


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend!

On Thursday morning, we flew out for Sydney to visit Simon's Dad and Stepmum. Kason and Cohen did awesomely on the flight, and the most stressful part of the day was waiting for our rental car – we'd ordered it weeks before, and requested two carseats. We got there, and they had only put one seat in. They then decided to upgrade our car (score!). Unfortunately, that meant that they then had to install two carseats in the new car which seemed to take freaken ages. After packing everything into the car and putting the boys in their seats, we discovered that Kason's seat was soaking wet. Someone had taken the car through the carwash with the window down. Smart cookie that person is, because we then had to wait, AGAIN, for them to find another dry seat, and install it. Our flight arrived at 3:30pm, and we didn't get to leave the rental car place until over an hour later, right smack-bang in the middle of rush hour traffic. It took us until about 6pm to actually get to Simon's Dad's place.

Kase and Cohen had a great sleep on Thursday night, especially since they were in a strange place, sleeping in port-a-cots. They didn't wake until after 7am Adelaide time – they don't even do that at home! We just spent most of Friday around home, and headed out to Parramatta mall for a while. That mall is MASSIVE!!!!!!!! We only looked at a few shops, and we were there for a good 2.5 hours. Simon and I have been there several times before, and it has taken us more than a day to actually look around it properly, and I swear there are more shops there now than there was five or so years ago when we were last there.

Saturday was a busy and crazy day. We took Kason and Cohen to a park down the street to play, then at their naptime, we put them in the car and drove about an hour south, to a train station. We learnt a pretty good lesson on the way. Do not think you know better than the GPS in a city you don't know. We were pretty close to where we were going, saw a train station, and decided to turn off where the GPS said to go straight. Not a bright idea. It wasn't a train station (it was a training place. For train drivers, perhaps?). After missing quite a lot of the turn-offs the GPS told us to take (in our defence, the streets were hidden!), it took us like 30minutes extra to get to where we were going. Which ended up being about 15 metres down the road from where we took that stupid turn-off.
Anyways! After that drama, we met one of our friends at the train station, caught a train into the city, and went to the Sydney Aquarium. Kason, especially, loved looking at all of the fish! He was just so excited about it all
Cohen enjoyed it too, but he did not want to be in the stroller. Nor did he want to be carried. He wanted to walk, thank you very much. And no, he wasn't going to hold anyone's hand. He wanted to go by himself, to where HE wanted to go. I was definitely kicking myself for forgetting his monkey backpack leash – it was in the boot of the car at the train station!
We were there for several hours, before getting the train back, picking up the car, and driving further south to have dinner with some other friends. It was great to catch up with them, and meet baby Z (and give them his quilt – they loved it!), and dinner was beautiful too

Sunday morning was our flight home, and again the boys did awesome! Simon somehow managed to sleep on BOTH flights, and Kason slept on the flight home. Kase also developed a temperature on the return flight, and just wanted to snuggle his Daddy. Thankfully we'd packed the Panadol in our carry-on luggage, and we stripped down to his jeans and nappy only and got some cold cloths from the air steward. The Panadol kicked in as we landed, and he was happy as larry again.

It didn't last too long though. Yesterday (Monday), he wasn't happy again. Cohen wasn't either. They have both come down with a pretty nasty cold, and today was even worse. For the majority of the day, Kason was either crying or sleeping I was giving him and Cohen a cuddle on the couch this morning, an hour before their nap, and Kase just fell asleep. He then slept for over 2 hours and I had to wake him (and Cohen) up to take them both to the doctors. They also both had an afternoon nap as well, and again I had to wake Kason. Poor boys. I hope they are both feeling more like themselves tomorrow. Kason has never cried so much in one day ever.
It's so hard, on days like today, having twins. They both were so unhappy and just wanted cuddles. Cohen was quite happy to share me, but Kason didn't want a bar of it. Each time he realises Cohen was there, he would try to push Cohen away, bite him and scream at him. It's hard because they both need me, they both need cuddles, reassurance and my undivided attention, and I just can't give it to either of them. I feel so bad that Kason got more of my attention than Cohen did today. I hope tomorrow I can make up for it. Also hoping for a better day!



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Cohen's all rugged up for our quick dash to the shops - it was raining, but we desperately needed milk!

Going Home

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Kason and Daddy on the plane home.


A Little Bit of Yellow

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Day 273, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

One of the many, many cool fish at the Sydney Aquarium.


Hello :-)

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Day 272, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Kason and his Grandpa


Day 271

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Pretty self-explanatory I think!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


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Day 270, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I finished Z's quilt! I chopped the seams on Sunday night, then Monday put it through the wash three times, then it's been hanging up up to dry.

I'm stoked with how it has turned out, and I can't wait to give it to him :-) You might notice that it's different to how I originally had it laid out - I really wasn't happy with it before, so I re-did it with Simon's help.



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Cohen having fun in the ball pit


Monday, August 8, 2011

Lots of Fun!

We had such a great weekend! On Friday afternoon, we went into the city to take a look at the photos we had taken last week. They were A.MAZING!!! We had to narrow it down to five...yeah, that wasn't possible! We did get it down to seven though. I am SO excited about getting them back in a few weeks' time.

From there, we stopped at one of the city parks so the boys could have a play, before we walked Simon to work. Once the boys and I got home, it was time for their dinner, bath, cup of milk and bed. Not long after that, I had to put them back in the car to pick Lesha up from the airport, and Simon from work. I'm SO lucky that they sleep so well at night – they kept right on sleeping, didn't even notice they were no longer in their cots, then transferred back to their cots without even peeping their eyes open. AND they slept in until 7am for the second morning running!

Saturday Simon had to work, so Lesha, Kason, Cohen and I just chilled out together. We went down to the coffee shop at the mall for lunch...and I forgot the stroller! I took it out on Friday night for Lesha's suitcase, and completely forgot to put it back in. So, we had to carry the boys. Although, Cohen did walk a little bit holding Lesha's hand – it was SO super cute! When we left, we went for a drive down the coast so the boys could nap and Lesh could see a bit of the scenery.

Sunday we had our usual swimming lesson (Kason walked across the floating mat in the middle of the pool!!!), then in the afternoon, I had to take Lesha to the airport for her flight back to Melbourne. She was flying standby and didn't manage to get on the flight she was supposed to be on (luckily there was one an hour later she could get on), so we got the most divine chocolate mousse from the chocolate shop at the airport, sat by the gate and just chatted J

It was SO awesome to have her here. She was my roommate at University, and no matter how long it's been since we last saw each other, we always pick right back up again J I love that she's now living in Melbourne – so close! She will definitely be back again soon, and I'm hoping to get over to her sometime soon for a girls weekend – Si can look after the boys for a weekend!


Dancing Boy

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Kason LOVES this giraffe! The orange button on it's head plays music when you press it, and Kason is constantly pushing it so he can dance! This is him mid-dance :-)


Day 267

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Kason and Lesha



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Cohen & Kason with Lesha

Cohen Asher

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Day 265, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.


Thursday, August 4, 2011


You know what? I just started writing out a post, and it was full of complaints. Being a stay-at-home Mum is hard work, especially when the boys are having a rough time. But I am so lucky that I am able to stay at home with them (for now at least). I'm lucky to have them, full stop. And even on days like today, with more tears than usual, they still manage to do things that just make me laugh. They are amazing, and I love them both so, so much. AND I managed to get them both to take an afternoon nap! In addition to their morning nap! I'd say success J

I can't wait for tomorrow – I get to spend it with all three of my boys, and then Leshy arrives! Yay yay yay!!!


A Boy on a Mission

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We bought these little backpack harnesses for the boys for when we travel. They just LOVE to wear them! Cohen saw these two on the floor tonight, grabbed them up and brought them to me so I could put the monkey (his favourite - Kase isn't allowed to touch it!) on. He then proceeded to walk around the house, holding onto the dog, with a big grin on his face :-)


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And More Tears

It has been beautifully sunny and unseasonally warm here today – we rocked a high of 25C! Apparently that's the highest early-August day on record for Adelaide. Right now, though, I can hear big rolls of thunder that are last for a good minute or so at a time. No rain though, just thunder.

While Kason and Cohen were at Occasional Care this morning, Simon and I took the opportunity to go out for coffee! His work hours annoy me sometimes, but I really appreciate having him home in the mornings – I honestly don't know how people get organised for the day without a second pair of hands! We also managed to get the housework done. I know that housework isn't really the ideal way to spend my 'break', but hey! It's gotta be done, and that's about the only chance I get to do it without having to worry about being disturbed by waking child, or having two boys following me around.
Anyways, they both had a nap while they were at Occasional Care, and after lunch we went to G's house for a few hours. Cohen and Kason love playing with G, and I enjoy catching up with his Mum
J Today there were a couple of other mums there with their little ones – one I'd met once before, and one I actually went to hydrotherapy classes with when we were pregnant (she and G's Mum were in the same antenatal class). It was great to catch up, have some adult conversation, and have three other pairs of eyes to help watch each others' babies! Kason and Cohen, on the other hand, were not impressed. The last few days they have been pretty whiney and clingy. I thought they'd be distracted from it at G's house with the different toys to play with and someone different to hang out with. I was wrong. They both just wanted to be picked up and held, preferably in easy reach of the table. At one point, I was holding Cohen on my lap, and Kason distracted my attention for about 1.768 seconds and in that time, Cohen had grabbed my chocolate chip cupcake off of my plate and shoved it into his mouth. When I tried to prise the remainder out of his hand, he just crumbled it onto my lap!
They were much happier after we got home, which was kinda weird seeings as they have been like that at home for the last two days...

Change of subject, cause I'm awesome at that. I finished my next sewing project tonight J In Sydney we will be staying with Simon's dad (and his partner) and they won't have a highchair for the boys to use, so I have sewn up two fabric travel chairs which will strap them to a normal dining chair. We don't have a dining table, and therefore no dining chairs, so I can't test them out until we get there, but I'm looking forward to trying them out! I'll post pictures soon.




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I just love this photo :-) Even if Kason is missing a shoe!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


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Day 262, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I love that this picture of Kason chomping down on a crunchy leaf is straight out of the camera!


Tricks and Tears

Kason learnt a new trick today, and he is SO proud of himself! There is a song at playgroup that goes, "Open, shut them. Open, shut them. Give a little clap. Open, shut them. Open, shut them. Lay them in your lap. Creep them, creep them. Creep them, creep them. Right up to your chin. Open wide your little mouth...and do not let them in!" Kason will now open and shut and clap his hands in all the right places – it so SO cute J I'll have to try and get it on video when Si's home.

He has also been working hard on his walking – he is now up to 18 steps. Although, he seems to walk most when I'm not watching, so he may have done more. I really don't think it will be much longer before he is off and walking everywhere like Cohen is.

Today has been a bit rough. Both Kason and Cohen have been very grizzly and clingy – at playgroup this morning, I went next door to change Cohen. Either boy would usually be perfectly happy at playgroup if they couldn't see me for a few minutes (lots to distract them!), but Kason was not impressed. I thought they'd be happier after a nap...but not so much. They were both literally climbing all over me all afternoon. Kason didn't want a bar of lunch or dinner, except for the baby puree from the squeezy packet. But only if he could do it himself. I think that they both have molars coming through, and maybe it's a wonder week? I'm just hoping that they start to feel more like themselves in the next few days.
Oh! It was a bit cute tonight, just before their bath. Kason fell over and bumped his head, so I picked him up and he saw my laptop. He started waving at it – he wanted to Skype Nana & Grumps! We called them quickly, and the tears quickly stopped...until we had to hang up so they could have their bath, then they started again, in full force and from both boys!

I have to admit that I am kinda looking forward to getting a break from them for a few hours tomorrow morning when they go to Occasional Care.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Little Explorer

Day 261 by Road2Chaos2
Day 261, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Kason exploring the park by the beach


Swimming Ready

Day 260 by Road2Chaos2
Day 260, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Little Mr. Kason all ready to go to swimming in his awesome togs from Great-Aunty Neen!


Splish Splash!

Day 259 by Road2Chaos2
Day 259, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen & Kason


Mish Mash

I am SO stoked! I have just now finished sewing up Z's quilt J I did want to get it done by last night, but we had a crazy busy weekend and I was way too exhausted and I knew I'd stuff something up and get really frustrated with myself. Instead, I cut up all the pieces I need for my next project (which HAS to be done this week...x2) and saved the sewing for tonight. Seems like it was the right decision – now I just have to chop the seams on the quilt and sew up my next project.

So, the weekend. The weather was absolutely stunning, and warm too and we made the most of it, that's for sure! Saturday arvo we chilled out with friends at a BBQ, and Sunday arvo we headed down to the playground by the beach down the road. We managed to time it perfectly and there was a whale playing just off the beach for the entire time we were there which was awesome to watch.

Today, the boys and I have just hung out at home. I was stoked when Cohen slept for just over 2.5 hours this morning! Kason woke up after 45 minutes, but he did cuddle up with me and went back to sleep for another 30 minutes – loved it J

Looking forward to:
1. One of my besties coming over from Melbourne this weekend!
2. Our trip to Sydney next weekend!
3. ?!