Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Long Night!

After yesterday's busy day, I didn't think it would be unreasonable to expect Kason and Cohen to have a good night's sleep. They are generally really good, and mostly sleep right through although occasionally one will wake briefly. Last night was a whole other story! Cohen woke up about 10pm, and just would not go back to sleep! Kason decided to join in the party, too, I don't even know what time! We tried so many things to get them back to sleep, and finally managed to succeed about 2:30am. Then, I couldn't get to sleep. Fun times.

It was kinda good, actually, that the boys were in childcare today. It meant that I got a chance to have a sleep this afternoon before I picked them up! AND, Cohen had a nap at 'school', too!!!! Unheard of, I tell ya! Kason didn't, but he did get more sleep than Cohey did last night, but he was just sitting in a stroller when I got there to pick them up. Apparently he'd been in there for about 30 mins and was quite happy just having some quiet time (again, unheard of!). When we got to the car, he told me that he had been sad because he missed me :-( He was in an awesome mood after we got home, though, and so was Cohen. They were both so, so happy! They are usually cranky after 'school', so it was a nice change - that little rest they both had works wonders. Now if only they would sleep at home during the day!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Busy Day

Cohen, Kason and I are off to NZ pretty soon. Simon couldn't take much time off work, so he's staying here. There are a few family activities that we are trying to fit in before we leave, one of which is taking the boys back to the Aquatic Centre. We went there a few weeks ago for the first time in quite a while and to say that both boys absolutely LOVED it is a big understatement!!

Today the weather was beautiful, and super warm (32C). We had playgroup this morning (the boys played with all the water activities, as per usual!), and afterwards we came home and put water in the paddling pool for them. Simon and I didn't get to enjoy it, though, so we decided to take them to the pools today instead of on Sunday like we had planned. Unfortunately, the kids splash park and water slide weren't going, but that still didn't stop us all having an awesome time!! Now we're going to have to go back again before we go, and this time make sure that the splash park is going :-)

I was fairly convinced that Kason and Cohen would fall asleep in the car on the way home. They had a big day, with lots of playing at playgroup, then playing outside when we got home, then swimming at the pools. such luck!! They were all go until the minute their gorgeous little heads hit their pillows at bedtime tonight.
Despite all my efforts (and trust me, I have done EVERYTHING possible to try to get them to nap - they still need one, they get so overtired and crazy from about 4:30pm), they just don't nap anymore. It's apparently much more exciting to run amuck in their room. 'Quiet Time' doesn't happen either.

Anyways, we'll get there. I think we all just need to get used to the no nap thing.

In other news, this is quite possibly my new favourite photo:

Kason & Cohen
I can't take credit for the photo, it was taken by the Playgroup photographer a few weeks ago :-) I'm thinking we might have to get it enlarged and framed maybe.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Catching Up

It has been beautiful weather here lately, and we are making the most of it!! I'm really, really hoping that the weather is nice when we are in New Zealand soon, but I'm not really holding my breath! Anyways, we have been spending most of everyday outside. Kason and Cohen are really loving their sandpit at the moment, and some days, they spend the entire day playing in there!

Yesterday the weather was stunning, again, so while Simon was at work in the morning, the boys and I played in the sandpit and drew with our chalk - on the chalkboard, the concrete path, the bricks, the fence - then some friends of mine from my old work in NZ came over for lunch. They are in Adelaide for a few days, so it was awesome to catch up with them...and all the gossip! Cohen and Kason loved having them here, they love to show off to a new audience :-)

Anyways, Simon got home not long after lunch, and we all headed down to the beach for a while. It wasn't overly hot, so I didn't think the boys would be keen on going in the water - but holy crap was I wrong!!! They were wearing their boardies and rashies, but just their normal nappies. Thankfully I packed spares, just in case. They spent the whole hour or so splashing around with Simon, and they were NOT impressed when we had to go home, and Cohen kept turning around to run back into the water.

I love that they love the beach so much! It's a shame that we won't be able to go so much this summer, what with being in NZ for a while, but there will still be plenty of summer after we get back. We're lucky that Simon doesn't work mornings, because it means that we can spend the mornings at the beach, and because we're so close, it's worth the trip, even if we only spend 20 minutes there!

Hanging out for more beach days!


P.S. I didn't get my camera out, but my friend did - I'll have to get pictures from her

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pony Rides

We took Cohen and Kason to a market this morning. We often go, and as the boys really don't like their stroller - they much prefer to walk! - we usually do let them walk. Usually, they run around, try to touch everything, and just be nosy, typical two-year-olds. Today, however, they were AWESOME! They walked nicely beside us, didn't even attempt to run off and just behaved so nicely. Even though it probably had something to do with the balloons that they were given to hold on to, I was still super impressed!

By the entrance, they had pony rides, so on our way out, we let Kason and Cohen have a pony ride :-)







They both absolutely loved it, and even though you can't tell by these photos, they had big grins on their faces most of the time. Kason especially was talking about his 'horse' ride all afternoon, and his helmet that he wore! He even wanted to skype Grumpy and tell him all about his 'horse' ride :-) I was so impressed with them both, I thought Cohen might have freaked out, but he was a little natural!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You Know That Time

...when your two-year old broke the TV?'s awesome. Or not, as the case may be!

After dinner tonight, Kason told me he felt sick, and he wanted cuddles on the couch. Of course I obliged. Cohen was perfectly happy to run around and play by himself, so all good. Until Cohen realised that Kason felt sick and I was giving him cuddles and therefore wasn't going to get up from the couch unless it was absolutely necessary. He KNOWS that he isn't allowed to push the dining room chairs around the house, but as I was busy with Kason, he figured he'd get away with it. I do have to admit, though, that he did put the chair away when I asked him to, but before I did that, he managed to pluck the spare car keys off the bench (don't ask me why they were there - I have no idea!).
His next step after putting the chair away? Playing with his car ramp and using the keys to press buttons. All good, no problem. But his step after that? Putting the key in the SD card slot on the TV. I think he shorted the circuit or something, because the TV doesn't work now! The little stand-by light flashes, but nothing on the screen. Of course Simon is at work and his phone battery is dead - he is NOT going to be impressed when he finds out! Well, maybe he will be secretly happy if it means he "has" to get a new TV.

I guess I should be happy it didn't happen last week when we had to fork out $2600 to fix our car. But still, we just had to fork out $2600 to fix the car!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, we'll just have to call a TV repairman in the morning and see what a repair might cost.

I know I've been ridiculously slack with my blog lately. Things have been piling up on me a bit, and I've been feeling really overwhelmed with it all, and I really didn't have the energy to write posts. Hopefully it's going to change now?! We'll see. The boys and I are going away in a few weeks, and I never usually post while we're away, but maybe I'll give it more of a try this time :-)