Friday, June 29, 2012


It is so frustrating when a sewing project doesn't quite come together like you've planned! I'm in the middle of trying to sew a cover for something, and it is totally not working...taking a little break to figure it out in my head before I attack it with the sewing machine again.
In other news, there isn't much other news!

Friday, June 22, 2012

From a High Angle

This is Cohen's new(ish) bedding!

Obviously, the second and third pictures were taken on a different day.
I'm fairly sure I've blogged before about how ridiculously obsessed with The Wiggles Cohen and Kason are, so we got them both a Wiggles sheet set for their birthdays.
{Sidebar: It is crazy hard to find cot-sized Wiggles bedding!} Anyways, we couldn't find any Wiggles blankets or duvet covers that weren't ridiculously overpriced, and seeing as we 'bought' a really nice cot-sized duvet inner with our Flybuys points before we left New Zealand, I decided I'd make them one each.
Each duvet cover (obviously I made two) only took about 90 minutes from start to finish. Initially it didn't have the patch in the middle and I was planning on putting iron-on transfer images of each of The Wiggles on 'their' colour square, but then Simon brought home this patch and I thought it looked really good in the middle, and made it Wiggles enough. Plus it was way easier than the rigmarole of the iron-on transfers! Although we now have the problem that 'our' Spotlight only had one patch...and none of the other Spotlight stores even remotely nearby to us has another one!!! I've got my Mum checking the Spotlight in Hamilton (in New Zealand) this weekend for one!!! Other than that, Kason's is all done too, just waiting on finding that patch!
Oh, and the rail covers...both Cohen and Kason are shocking at chewing on the bars of their cots. Ages ago, I made rail covers to match their name canvases above their beds, but they really didn't look right with their new bedding, so I made up these ones to match. Each one took about two hours...ridiculous, but totally worth it I think!
{Sidebar: The other side of the duvet covers (and the rail covers) is dark blue minky dots. It doesn't really match, but it works well enough, and I loved the feel of it...and so do the boys! They adore snuggling into it, and rubbing it with their hands. I'm going to have to make little snuggle squares out of it for them I think!}

Where I Slept

Day 174 by Road2Chaos2
Day 174, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr. this picture is telling me that I *really* need to get something up on that wall above our bed!!! And next time I take a photo of said bed, I really should put more effort into making it!

Disclaimer: That is Simon's bedside table you can see...mine has a lot more than an external hard drive and a laptop on it!!


Fave Photo I've Ever Taken

I don't have a single favourite photo that I've ever taken...but these are sure as hell are two of my very favourite.

 It's not the best picture of them, but they are hanging just inside our front door, and I hope they are hanging in our home for many, many years to come.  

This is a better picture of Cohen's one... 

And Kason's...

Possibly part of the reason I love them so much, is that each photo only took a coupld of shots each to get. Believe it or not, they are taken in the same spot of the house, Kason's one night, then Cohen's the next. I had just turned on the TV, so they were looking at that. I had to flip Cohen's so when they were up, they'd be 'looking' at each other. I just adore how they came out!



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Day 172, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Both Kason and Cohen were 'walking' around like this tonight! Crazy boys!!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pissed. Off.

So it may be pathetic of me, but for the last 2½ years my brother and sister-in-law (they live in the Gold Coast) have been promising to come to Adelaide to visit us. They haven't visited us once, yet we have been up to visit them three, maybe four, times since we moved here from New Zealand. Their excuse is always that they can't afford it. Last night they say they are upgrading their car. Today, my sister-in-law announces that she is taking their little boy to NZ for a long weekend. So much for being broke.

It upsets me so much because it feels like we really aren't important to them at all. Take Kason and Cohen's 1st birthday, for example. My sister-in-law promised me that she and lil man would be here for the boys' birthday. The day I was expecting them to give me all their flight details, she has my brother tell me that they have booked tickets for all three of them to go to New Zealand for two weeks instead. Yeah...I'm not trusting their promises anymore. And I am so, so over it.

Just feeling super hurt right now.


Monday, June 18, 2012

A Bit Random

Again with the lack of blogging! My only excuse is that Cohen and Kason have really been challenging me this last week. It just might have something to do with all the new words that they are {finally!} starting to come out with! It's such a relief that they are starting to say more, and that they are putting more words together...just tonight Kason asked for "more cheese, please Mummy"! And they can both say almost every letter of the alphabet (repeating after us, but still, that's huge for them!) is SO super cute when Cohen says the letter 'L'!

Kason misses his Nana quite a bit, I think. Just randomly he will say, "I love Nana", and every night when I get him out of the bath, he excitedly calls for Nana, expecting her to be waiting in the lounge for him. It's things like that that make me sad that we live so far away from my parents and that we don't see them very often, but it also shows me that despite that, he knows who his grandparents are and he loves them. We Skype them at least once a week, and both boys have started wanting to show Nana and Grumps everything! They 'give' them cups of coffee from their pretend kitchen, and throw them balls to catch. They get so excited when I ask if they want to Skype Nana and Grumps, it's so precious.

Anyways, we've had a really good day today, and we're up to FOUR days of naps, IN A ROW!!! This is unheard of in the last couple of months, and it's so, so nice!! Here's hoping it continues J


My Beautiful Boys

Day 171 by Road2Chaos2
Day 171, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Kason sat down on his step this afternoon and asked me to get my camera and take his picture. While I got it, he asked Cohen to come and sit next to him - they are so, so sweet :-)


(P.S. There is a REALLY good reason for Kason wearing overalls over his jersey!)


Day 170 by Road2Chaos2
Day 170, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen & Daddy are concentrating hard to get the puzzle pieces in right.



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Day 169, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

My Mum gave Kason and Cohen a slinky each when she was over last month. They both LOVE them, and tonight Kason was having lots of fun with them!



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Day 168, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Yellow buttons! I've been making some new cot rail covers for Kason and Cohen's cots to match their new Wiggles sheets and duvet, so needed some yellow buttons :-)



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Day 167, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

We've actually only just put our clock back up. We're doing a bit of a reshuffle of things at the moment, and finally had a good spot to put it! (The clock isn't dirty, by the way, the mark is on my camera lens!)


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Smiley Boy

Day 166 by Road2Chaos2
Day 166, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Lil Cohey reading 'Slinky Malinki' before going to bed tonight <3


From a Low Angle

Day 165 by Road2Chaos2
Day 165, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.



Day 164 by Road2Chaos2
Day 164, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

This is (obviously) the door to Kason & Cohen's room! The little clowns hanging on it are from their Nana H - Simon's Mum. The boys LOVE them!

I had great intentions to get an awesome picture of an awesome cellar door at a winery today...but it just didn't happen, even though we were there!


Best Bit of my Weekend

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Day 163, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

We had a great long weekend, and the best part was just hanging out with this boy, his brother, and their Daddy <3


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mr. Handsome

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Day 162, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Spunky Kason all ready for his little friend's birthday party :-)


Day 161

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Day 161, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

We had lots of fun playing outside today! This is Cohen riding his bike, wearing his new zebra hat he got for his birthday :-)



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Day 160, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I love that the boys enjoy sitting up on the couch and reading books that they have chosen from their little reading corner :-)



Day 159 by Road2Chaos2
Day 159, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen decided he would wear Kason's hat for most of today!



Day 158 by Road2Chaos2
Day 158, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Because Kason and Cohen are a bit delayed in their speech, we have taught them some Australian Sign Language. This is Kason making the sign for 'help'.
It has made our lives so much easier, and, I think, encouraged their speech as well :-)


Monday, June 4, 2012

Catching Up!

My blogging has been a bit hit and miss lately...things have been crazy for the last few weeks.

We had an awesome weekend celebrating the boys’ birthday! On the Friday, we went to the wildlife park about 45 minutes away from us. My Grandma gave Kason and Cohen an annual pass for their birthday, so it was really good to show Mum the place and how much the boys love it.




Kason & Cohen
Simon’s dance studio had a party night on the Friday night, so Mum and I took the boys in for part of it. They love it there, and they get so much attention! Simon loves showing them off too J On Saturday, their birthday day, we took them ten pin bowling!


We did have other plans, but the weather was crap, so this was our back-up plan. The boys loved it...and they both beat Mum & I, and there was only one point between their scores. The only part they didn’t like was the waiting for their turns – typical toddlers! After their naps, we did cake...

and then went out for dinner. They did awesome, and were mostly really well behaved. They did run around a little bit, but we were there early, so there were only a few other people there, and Cohen & Kason are so super cute, that they just charmed everyone. On the Sunday, the weather was a bit better (i.e. no rain, only a few light showers), so we went to Monarto Zoo, which was what we had originally planned for Saturday. We had never been there before and it was amazing, we all just loved it! It was incredible being up so close to the animals. I am still astounded at the sheer size of the American Bison – one of which came right up to the bus



White Rhinos



Me, Kason, Cohen & Simon
On Monday morning, we dropped my Mum at the airport so she could get her flight home. As always, it was sucky to see her leave, but at least we know we'll see her in November which will come around quickly enough. Kason and Cohen have both been asking for her since she left.

Tuesday morning we had an early start, for another trip to the airport! This time to drop Simon off for his flight to Sydney for his Dad's funeral. We got home in time for breakfast, then off to Playgroup.
This was my first time by myself with the boys, and I have to say that they were (generally) awesome! They were so well behaved, despite refusing to nap, and I was so impressed with them. That said, it is SO not easy to get out of the house in the mornings without a second pair of hands to help out! Especially on the Wednesday morning, when I had to get Kason and Cohen to occasional care by 8:45am! Needless to say, we were late, but only because one boy had a dirty nappy just as I was about to put him in the car!

Simon was back on Friday morning, but Kason & Cohen had a birthday party to attend which was chaotic trying to keep them both under control...the party was at some place and they had very structured activities, which, to be honest, were over the heads of the kids, all of whom had just turned two. It was just stressful for me, and I don't think the boys enjoyed it.
Simon was also working both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, at the Bridal Expo. It certainly all made for a loooong week! Especially seeings as the boys only has one nap the entire week! They did have another birthday party to go to on the Saturday, which was awesome, they had heaps of fun, as did I :-)

That catches us up to today! We ran a few errands this morning, then after dropping Simon at the bus stop, the boys and I had a playdate with some of their friends. Again they had a blast, and it was DEVINE to come home and have the boys actually sleep at nap time!!! I got to make a batch of chocolate chip muffins and have a nap myself!

Oh! And, I'm also doing the 'photo-a-day' for June:

I think though, that I might not keep strictly to it. If I take a photo that I really like that doesn't work for the 'photo-a-day', I'll use that one instead :-)

Anyways, I have things to do, better go!



Day 157 by Road2Chaos2
Day 157, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Of Kason! The shadow at the bottom, is his hand coming up to touch the camera lens!


On My Plate

Day 156 by Road2Chaos2
Day 156, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Sunday night is Simon's night to cook...more often than not, we have enchiladas!



Day 155 by Road2Chaos2
Day 155, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.



Day 154 by Road2Chaos2
Day 154, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.