Thursday, May 31, 2012

Something Beautiful

Day 153 by Road2Chaos2
Day 153, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

...or someone! I happen to this that this boy right here is stunningly beautiful <3 And so is his twin brother...they refused to have their photo taken together!

xxx

My Personality

Day 152 by Road2Chaos2
Day 152, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

This one was hard!!

In the end, I (obviously!) went with jandals (or 'thongs' as the Aussies call them!) and a bottle of moscato. I think I'm pretty chilled out and relaxed (hence the jandals), but I'm always up for a good time (the moscato).

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A Number

Day 151 by Road2Chaos2
Day 151, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

26...a number that holds a whole lot to me. A lot of memories, good and not so good. All important.

xxx

The Weather Today

Day 150 by Road2Chaos2
Day 150, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

The weather has been fairly crap here lately - cold, overcast, showery and rainy! Today is no different...

xxx

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Something Sweet

Day 149 by Road2Chaos2
Day 149, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Eskimos!!! I LOVE these lollies! My Mum sends them over from New Zealand all the time! Oh, and I use them to make lolly cake sometimes...so good!

xxx

12:00

Day 148 by Road2Chaos2
Day 148, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I completely forgot about this one until we were in bed at about 11pm!! I ended up just writing it on Simon's iPad and taking a picture of it with my phone!

xxx

Friday, May 25, 2012

Unusual

Day 147 by Road2Chaos2
Day 147, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

A kangaroo getting up close and personal with my camera this afternoon!

xxx

Something New

Day 146 by Road2Chaos2
Day 146, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

The quilt I've just finished making for baby G! I think it turned out super cute, I can't wait to give it to her Mummy!

xxx

Technology

Day 145 by Road2Chaos2
Day 145, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Yeah, I'm so not 'up' with technology! Simon has an iPad which I play with very occasionally. My phone is pretty the most technological I get!

xxx

Pink

Day 144 by Road2Chaos2
Day 144, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

In a house full of boys, there isn't a whole lot of pink! This is part of a quilt I'm making for my friend's newborn daughter <3

xxx

Where I Stand

Day 143 by Road2Chaos2
Day 143, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

xxx

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Not all rainbows and butterflies

Simon's Dad died on Tuesday afternoon. He surprised all the doctors and recovered from his chest infection earlier in the month, and was discharged from hospital within the week. I got a message on Tuesday morning that he had deteriorated that morning and it wasn't looking good...the fact that he was still in the nursing home rather than the hospital said a lot. It took me two hours to get a hold of Simon – he is notoriously bad at checking his cellphone and he'd gone into the city early, so he wasn't at work yet either. After finally getting a hold of him, he tried to call his step-mum to no avail, so he called the nursing home and got put through to Tony's room. Ros had to tell him that his Dad had died only ten minutes earlier.
He's devastated. We all are. Simon is heading up to Sydney early next week for a few days for his Dad's funeral. Tony will be cremated and Ros will be taking his ashes back to Christchurch. At this stage, it's looking as though Ros is happy to wait to take Tony's ashes to Christchurch later this year when we are going back. So that will be nice.

On another note...Kason threw his biggest ever tantrum this morning. At the library. Yup, the place where people expect peace and quiet. My son was screaming. He desperately wanted to go on the computer to skype Nana (yes, Nana is still here! She was approximately three metres away from Kason at the time). I ended up having to take him outside!! He was cracking it pretty much the entire 45 minutes we were there...until he found a Wiggles book! And then there was no way in hell he was going to put that book down, so Kason has now officially chosen his first book to check out of the library J

After Toddler Time, we went over to the supermarket, and I tackled the groceries while Mum took the boys in a trolley to Big W to find another Wiggles book (well, two). Apparently while they were in the shop, Kason and Cohen both decided that would be a fantastic time to pull their pants down!! FUNNY BOYS!

Anyways, that's about all for now. I have to go and work on the boys' birthday cake before Grey's Anatomy starts.

xxx

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Something I Can't Live Without

Day 142 by Road2Chaos2
Day 142, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

My laptop! I spend way too much time on this every night, though!!

xxx

A Favourite Place

Day 141 by Road2Chaos2
Day 141, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

This absolutely has to be one of my favourite places - our back yard, with my favourite boys in the whole world <3

xxx

Something I Made

Day 140 by Road2Chaos2
Day 140, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I made this when Cohen & Kason were eight months old. I love it so much!!

xxx

Snack

Day 139 by Road2Chaos2
Day 139, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Bad, I know! But, oh so good!!! Homemade chocolate biscuits, made with melted dark chocolate - DELICIOUS!!

And being completely honest, this was most likely my lunch...!

xxx

What I'm Reading

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Day 138, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I'm reading the book 'Polo' by Jilly Cooper. I'm really enjoying it (almost finished!). It's a little different to the kinds of books I usually read, but I was getting a bit sick of what I had been checking out of the library. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for more by Jilly Cooper!

xxx

Love

Day 137 by Road2Chaos2
Day 137, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

My best friend (and bridesmaid) gave this to Simon and I on our wedding day :-)

xxx

Grass

Day 136 by Road2Chaos2
Day 136, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Well, this, my friends, is grass. The our back lawn, to be more precise. Just a patch of it, obviously.

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Mum

Day 135 by Road2Chaos2
Day 135, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I'm so glad that I got to celebrate Mothers Day with my Mum! She arrived the day before. This is Kason, me, my Mum & Cohen on the miniature trains :-)

xxx

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Holy Crap

One of my friends is getting married on Saturday. As in, not tomorrow, but the next day (I am super, super excited!!). She's just texted asking if I will finish making her bouquet for her...holy crap on a cracker!!! She has done an amazing job of it so far, and it's just finishing it off. I'm so honoured that she's asked me to do it (of course I've said I will!), but, pressure, anyone?!?!!! I'm so glad that I have my Mum here...she can help me out while the boys are napping...and Simon goes out to get their wedding present!

xxx

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Something that makes you happy

Day 134 by Road2Chaos2
Day 134, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Oliver's Moscato!!!! This makes me happy!

xxx

Kitchen

Day 133 by Road2Chaos2
Day 133, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

It's not much, and it's not very big, but it's all we need!

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A favourite word

Day 132 by Road2Chaos2
Day 132, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Ok, so I kinda cheated on this one...these are my favourite words. I love, love, love to read, and I so hope that Kason and Cohen grow up with that same love. The places one can go in a good book are just incredible. I have this canvas up in the corner of our lounge, with their couch and a few of their books.

xxx

Something you do everyday

Day 131 by Road2Chaos2
Day 131, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Something I do everyday is play and hang out with my two little guys! Jumping off of the coffee table is probably an almost daily occurence for them both...I catch!

xxx

A smell you adore

Day 130 by Road2Chaos2
Day 130, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Ha! Well, this one could have been a whole lot of things! I totally forgot what today's photo was supposed to be, otherwise I would have taken a picture of the freshly baked bread we woke up to this morning, or I would have done a batch of baking, and taken a picture of that!

But, I still adore the smell of this. I can't remember off the top of my head the name of the fragrance, but it's a 'Party Light' melt.

xxx

Someone that inspires you

Day 129 by Road2Chaos2
Day 129, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Totally cliche here, but this boy and his brother inspire me every single day. I want to be the best 'me' as I can be, for them <3

xxx

Me

Day 128 by Road2Chaos2
Day 128, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

This is an AWFUL photo of me, but it's the only one I took of me today!

xxx

Bird

Day 127 by Road2Chaos2
Day 127, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

The weather was shit here today, so all the birds that usually visit us didn't! Instead, you get to see some ceramic birds which were given to us! They are Pukekos, which are native to New Zealand. They live in the wetlands, and I think they are beautiful birds <3 You can often see them on the side of the road, or near swamps or lakes.

xxx

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Busy Day

Today has been pretty full on! It's always a rush on Wednesday mornings to get out of the house to get the boys to Occasional Care on time...I don't think 'on time' has happened yet! Anyways, after we dropped them off there, Simon and I did the grocery shopping, and then after it was all put away, I made a batch of ham & cheese muffins for Kason and Cohen's lunch. Well, I made the batter and spooned it all into the muffin tins all ready to bake after I got home from picking the boys up. So yeah, we picked the boys up, dropped Simon at the bus stop, came home, baked the muffins, ate lunch (muffins were a success!!!), changed nappies and then the boys went down for their naps (this is a whole 'nother blog post!). I had to wake them up at 3:20pm, get them changed and in the stroller so we could zip across the road to get Kason to his doctor appointment.

He has had a teeny tiny red spot on his lip for months and months and months. I kept meaning to get it checked out, but because one can barely see it, unless one knows to look for it, I kept forgetting. Anyways, yesterday morning when we got him up, it quite a bit bigger and more noticeable. I called the doctors clinic and took the first appointment I could get. I didn't think it was anything sinister, but wanted to get him checked out, just to be on the safe side. Thankfully, the doctor agreed with me, and it looks like Kason had just scratched it in his sleep. But we'll keep an eye on it. We got home just in time to make dinner and have a play while it was in the oven.

After I got the boys in bed, I made meat patties for my burger, then lemon square for the Neonates morning tea on Friday, and some muffins to take to twins group tomorrow!

Needless to say, I now have a massive pile of dishes to do...yay, my favourite 'job'. Or not, as the case may be!

xxx

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bit of This, Bit of That

Yesterday (Friday) was the first session of Neonates Playgroup for the term. It's held at a Children's/Community centre where there is also a Kindergarten. The kindy kids are hatching little baby chicks at the moment, and some had hatched on Thursday night. A couple of the ladies who work at the centre brought in two tiny little chicks for our kids to look at and pat (there were only 'bigger' kids there, no immuno-compromised kids). Kason and Cohen loved it!! They were so, so gentle with the chicks - I was very impressed with them!

video


After playgroup we had a little bit of time to kill so we stopped in at a playground we hadn't been to before, and the boys really enjoyed it...there were tears when we had to leave, so we will definitely be heading back there after next neonates playgroup as long as the weather plays ball!



From there it was onto the hairdressers. All three boys (Simon, Cohen & Kason) had appointments, and again the boys both did awesome! Simon went first, then was Cohen's turn...he wasn't too impressed about that, so we swapped and Kase went and sat on the chair quite happily while Simon and Cohen played with a toy crocodile. Cohen was much happier to have his turn after seeing Kason have a go, and they both look even cuter now with their haircuts! Although, I must admit, they also look more similar! Kason's hair is a bit thicker, therefore looking a bit darker, than Cohen's so that has been how we've been telling our friends to tell them apart recently. Now, though, it's not so obvious I don't think!


L
ast night while Simon was at work, I started sorting the house out a bit. Our spare room is in such chaos right now, and seeing as we have my Mum coming next weekend...it kinda needs to not be! Anyways, I spent the evening starting to sort out the room, but it's currently in that stage where it's worse than it was, but it's getting there! We have a massive TV taking up a huge chunk of the walk-in-wardrobe in that room, so I'm wanting that out so I can put some storage containers (that are already full - boo to having hardly any storage areas in this house!) in there, so they aren't taking up floor space in the room itself. I'm really hoping that Simon can move it out tonight so I can hopefully get the room sorted by the end of the weekend so I don't have to worry about it during the week...especially as Simon may possibly be heading up to Sydney next Friday.
Simon's Dad is doing well! He improved enough to have a CT scan, which showed a small clot in his lung (he has had lung cancer, so one lung was removed along with part of the other one) and also pneumonia, and they are treating it with antibiotics and blood thinners. He doesn't have much of an appetite yet, but he's participating in conversations and his breathing has improved a lot – he may even be discharged on Monday!!! Considering how sick he was earlier in the week, he has made a remarkable improvement!! I can't help but think, though, that winter hasn't even begun yet, and to be hit that hard so early in the season...well, it doesn't really bode well for the rest of winter. Anyways, Simon and I have been discussing the possibility of him going up to Sydney to see his Dad next weekend. We haven't decided yet, and a lot of it depends on what Ros (Tony's partner) thinks. Hopefully a decision will be made later today, otherwise the cost of flights will go up!
I think I've decided what I want to do with my life career-wise!!! It's only taken 9.5 years since I finished school!!! Now I've just got to find a way to try and make it happen. It would make things so much easier if the course I want to do was offered as an online/extra-mural course, but it's not...Hopefully we can figure something out though. I'm super excited!!
Anyways, the boys are in bed (supposed to be napping, but they are chatting away to each other, making each other giggle...as per usual!), so I really should get onto sorting out this spare room a bit more!
xxx

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fun!

Day 126 by Road2Chaos2
Day 126, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Climbing the climbing structures at the playground with Cohen and Kason this morning = super fun!

xxx

Something I Wore

Day 125 by Road2Chaos2
Day 125, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

I LOVE these jeans! They are 'Grab' and only cost me $25 - woohoo for outlet shops!! They are super comfy :-)

xxx

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Skyline

Day 124 by Road2Chaos2
Day 124, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

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Peace

Day 123 by Road2Chaos2
Day 123, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen sounds asleep <3

xxx

Photo a Day May!

I love that I have photos of Kason and Cohen from almost every single day of their lives, but I also want to challenge myself to take pictures of other things too. It can be tricky when we are mostly at home and when we are out, we are busy and I don't take my big camera. Plus add in the fact that the boys are forever trying to steal my camera off me...it's not easy! Anyways, I've decided to join in the Photo a Day May.
I'm looking forward to it!


xxx

Toy Tub Seat

Day 122 by Road2Chaos2
Day 122, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen decided that sitting in his and Kason's toy tub was the best spot to be tonight! Not sure if he's passing Kason a toy, or if Kason is passing a toy to Cohen!

xxx

Tired Boy

Day 121 by Road2Chaos2
Day 121, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen occasionally sucks his fingers when he is super tired - this was after his big day on Sunday. Definitely ready for bed!

xxx

Day 120

Day 120 by Road2Chaos2
Day 120, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Cohen is all snuggly in *his* dressing gown (and new slippers!)

xxx

Snuggly

Day 119 by Road2Chaos2
Day 119, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

Kason all snuggly warm in his new 'Monster' dressing gown

xxx

23 Months!

Day 118 by Road2Chaos2
Day 118, a photo by Road2Chaos2 on Flickr.

It is fairly ridiculous that Kason and Cohen are 23 months old already!

xxx

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fighter


Simon's Dad has been battling lung cancer and secondary brain cancer for a long time. This afternoon we heard from his partner that he is back in hospital with a chest infection. He's not doing well, and the doctors aren't hopeful. He's definitely a fighter, but he's been fighting for a long time. We're hoping that he will surprise us all, and keep fighting.

I am so, so glad that we managed to get up to Sydney at the end of last year so he could meet Kason and Cohen and so they could meet their Grandpa. They all absolutely adore each other. I desperately hope that they get to see each other again.

Just this morning we posted drawings the boys made for Grandpa over the weekend. I hope they get there in time...

xxx