Saturday, 12 November 2011

.Family News.

I'm starting to feel as though we are racing against the clock at the moment.  We have a few big events coming up over the next few months and I feel like I don't have a lot of time to do all of the things that I want to!  

Australian Quilt Market is two weeks away.  Thankfully I'm feeling prepared for that, I have two new patterns ready to release which I'm sure will come in very handy for you this Summer.  While I'm in Melbourne for AQM, I am throwing a Bridal Shower for my beautiful sister-in-law who lives in Melbourne.  We only decided to do it about a week ago so I need to get myself organised with games, entertainment and food for that and hope that her friends (whom I have never met!) don't think I'm a total loser!!!  It's much easier planning a shower when you know most of the people who are going to be there!

Two weeks after I get home from AQM we are all flying off to New Zealand to spend the festive season with my in-laws.  We are all soooo excited (especially the kids!)...I haven't been to NZ since I was a little girl and Jaron was born in NZ and most of his family live there still so we will have a lot of catching up to do with family members and visiting places which are special to him.  We were planning on staying in NZ for 2 weeks, then my sister-in-law and her fiance announced their wedding to be held in January in Melbourne so decided to stay in NZ for a bit longer and stop in Melbourne on the way home for the wedding.  So we will be away for 4 weeks...I'm sure we will be busy little beavers the whole time but I'm already preparing myself with things to do in case I start to get itchy feet from sitting still for so long!  Today I made a Countdown to New Zealand poster for the kids to cross off every day...
And we finally got our passports lodged and are waiting for them to be returned to us now - tell me, why do passport photos have to be so unflattering?!! 

In other family news...Oscar very cleverly finished his massive Lego Technic that we got him for his birthday today - he got half way through and realised that he had made a mistake, so put it away for a couple of weeks.  This week he started from scratch and finished it in "one night and two days"!
Today we finally had a lovely, sunny Saturday.  Warm days have been few and far between around here lately...mixed with a LOT of rain.  We ventured out to a strawberry farm at lunch time and did some picking (and a bit of eating) then headed off to the beach for a play this afternoon.
Oscar practicing his Milo Cricket bowling skills...
Lil decided that she might go for a quick dip...and changed her mind when she dipped her toes in the freezing cold water!!
Tommy started to occasionally string two words together this week!  Alleluia!  He is 2 1/2 now and still not speaking well at all.  Funny how we can totally understand everything he is saying (or trying to say) though as we are so accustomed to his way of communicating - need to make a more conscious effort to help him along though.  He still seems like such a baby to us and just doesn't feel like we should be celebrating his third birthday in 6 short months!
And that is where we are standing at the moment!  I'm not even going to apologise for my boring blog of late... I'm sure it will pick up again soon though!


Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh my you have some very exciting adventures ahead of you - I feel excited for you! I love the poster and I have a son who will do the same with his Lego - if it's not right, start from scratch! Beautiful beach pics:)

The Kings said...

I had noticed you had been quiet on the blog. Good luck with it all coming up. Bet you will have the best time in NZ. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Crafty Mama said...

Lots of excitement coming up for you!
Will see you at the Quilt Market :)

sdare29 said...

busy, busy. don't forget to somehow book a massage over the next couple of weeks!
my littlest one, also a boy, who is 2.5 in dec is still a man of few words. he has an older bro & sis, and they do alot of the talking for him. He had glue ear, and i have not wanted to go back to the docs to check it out, because of their talk of grommets.
When they start talking, they never stop, and it is so lovely to hear them chatter!
xoxx s

Lynne said...

HI Toni
Have a great holiday
I'm an early childhood teacher who is around 2-5 year olds all the time, so I'm a bit concerned about what you said about Tommy. Has Tommy had a lot of ear infections? I'd recommend a visit to the dr to get a referral for a hearing test or visit to and ENT specialist. One of my sons speach was delayed and it was found that he had glue ear. That son is now a doctor. Once again enjoy your trip

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