Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wear Sunscreen!!

I had soooo many inspirational post idea's for my final post of 2011!! 
Honestly, the idea's i had were funny, thoughtful, witty, nostalgic.....JK!!  I couldn't think of anything really!! Instead i've stolen the lyrics to the Sunscreen Song (Baz Luhrmann)!!  I LOVE this song with a vengeance!!  Oh if only i actually managed to follow all the advice in it!!  So go ahead, play the video for the music and soak in the Lyrics and maybe take some of them to heart for 2012!!

Wear Sunscreen!!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering
experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked…. 
You’re not as fat as you

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you

 Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. 

Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85. 

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…

Everyone have an AMAZING and SAFE New Years!!!

Toodles!! :) 

Top 11 of 2011!!


Today im linking up with Click.Pray.Love to pick my top 11 pics of Lachy from 2011!!  How the heck do i pick 11?????  Here are the ones that i've narrowed down too (Its only taken a few, oh days!!!)

1#  This photo always makes me feel so freakin' Special!!  This peacefully sleepin' babe was entrusted to us!!  We are his protectors, comforters, nurturers, educators!! It's a humbling thought and one im reminded of every time he trusts us to protect him every time he sleeps so peacefully!!

2#  Snug as a bug!!  I just love his Buddah pose in this pic!! His snuggle sack more than makes up for his lack of chubba rolls!!  He just looks so Darned snuggly!!

3#  Bath time!!! Our bath time ritual always included a relaxing, full body blow dry for bubba!  Seeing all his hair standing on end as he relaxed under the warmth always made me smile!!

4#  Lachy's first real gummy smile!!!  Since his fav' look (especially when he was younger) was more of a stunned look, i really treasure his smiles and cheeky grins!  So glad i had my camera on hand to catch this one!!

5#  The Jolly jumper on the clothes line!!  And thank goodness for that clothes line, cause our chubba LOVES to jump!!  We do have a proper stand now, but i will always remember the clothes line and all the moments of amusement it provided for us!!

6#  This pic isn't the best quality but i love it simply for this:  Lachy's on his daddy's old rocking horse being helped by his Poppa.  This is the horse that Hubby used to play on and fall asleep on, and now Lachy can do the same!!

7#  Hehe, who doesn't love a kid in a piggy suit!!  Even if said kid is none to pleased!!  Im sure he'l appreciate it more at his 21st!!

8#  Bubba vs Food....Food wins!!!  This pic perfectly describes Lachy's relationship with food!

9#  Bubbas first visit to the beach!!!  The weather wasn't the best but the day was Perfect, and bubba's feet finally got to meet the sand!!  (I still think his feet are just the most Gorgeous feet ever!!)

10#  My clever poppet!!!  Just another reminder of how much he's grown!!  I love seeing all the new things my wee man can do, but im never quite sure whether to be excited for the new or sad for the little boy that's growing too fast!!

11#  Our first Christmas!!  Discovering that Christmas is soooo much better with kids!!!  This poor lad has endured many costumes in his time, i like to think that this was one of the nicer ones!!!

So that's them!!  Definitely not all of my fav's but it's 11 of them!  Hmmm, maybe i need to start doing this every month just so i can actually fit all my favorite photo's in!!

Go and check out all the other gorgeous pics!!!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Whose keen for an Ad Swap???  

 If you want to have your button up on my blog for January and be a part of my Swapsies (Thats a word cause i said so!!) post then send me an email!!!

(And if your already on my wall and want to stay there, just let me know!!)

For the record, that is his own foot!

Looking forward to hearing from yas!!
(Hehe, this post made me feel all business like!!lol....Back to being normal again now!)

Toodles!! :)


I've been TAGGED!!  The lovely Maegan from Chesterrific has tagged me in this wee game of Randomness!!  I list 11 Random facts about myself, answer 11 Questions that Maegan has tagged me with, and then tag 11 new people with 11 new questions that i'v come up with!  So here we go!!

11 Random Facts About Me...

1#    Im a compulsive list maker, that consistently fails to complete my lists!  I have notebooks full of daily 'to do' lists with at least half of the tasks still to be crossed off!
2#    I LOVE useless information!  Example:  People used to think tomatoes were deadly.  It was actually the lead in their plates mixing with the acid in the tomato and being consumed that killed them!!
3#    I've never broken a single bone
4#    I can't handle phlegm! I can handle any other bodily fluid that a nurse might come across, but not that!!  It makes me want to vomit!!
5#    Im addicted to 'Angry Birds'
6#    I beg my husband nearly everyday to get a Golden Retriever puppy
7#    I often wish i was born in a different era, like in the 1800's, just because it seems like a more Romantic time.....I read to much i think!
8#    I can recite Braveheart and Waynes World word for word from start to finish!!
9#    Even when we have extra money i still prefer to go thrifting for my clothes!
10#  I eat the same thing for breakfast EVERY day!!  (Weetbix with hot water, milk and banana, Yumm!!)
11#  I think im addicted to The Deadliest Catch!!

Maegans 11 Questions....

1#  What did you dream about last night?  I cant remember, which is stink because i usually have really weird dreams!!
2#  Do you like the rain??  Love it... unless im camping!  Nothing better than curling up under a blanky with a good book and the sound of the rain in the background!
3#  What is your favorite book?  I'v got so many!!  I think my all time fav' though is 'The Power of One' by Bryce Courtney!
4#  How often do you go on line?  If i answer that i'l sound like an addict...
5#  Have you ever served on a jury?  What was it like?  Yup, it's compulsory here in NZ once your over 18!  It was really exciting until we had to sit and wait in a room for 4 hours because the guy changed his mind and plead guilty!
6#  Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying?  Without a second thought,  EVERYONE deserves to receive life saving treatment!!
7#  Lets say you just won the Miss America Beauty Pageant, Congrats!  Give me your acceptance speech..... "Wow!!!  I didn't see that one comin!!"
8#  Where was your last vacation and who did you go with?  Vacation??  Ummmm...  Not too sure what that is!lol!
9#  If you were stranded on an isolated island, what 3 things (not people) would you take with you?  A Leatherman (swiss army type knife), a lighter and Tarpaulin!!  (Please note:  My very first thing was actually my cell phone, but Hubby laughed at me so i changed it!!)
10# Have you ever gone Cow tipping?  No :(  I considered it once but Big Joe was in the paddock and i value my life too much to annoy him!  (He's the man of the herd on the farm that my sister lives on!)
11# Do you untie your tennis shoes when you take them off, or just kick them off with the other foot?  Since pregnancy i cant actually get most of my shoes off without untying them!lol!

11 Questions im asking you...

1#   Whats your dream job?  Are you doing it?
2#   Do you have an emergency kit?(In case of flood/earthquake etc)
3#   Team Edward, Team Jacob or Team Shoot-me-so-i-don't-have-to-hear-about-it?
4#   If you had a genie what would your 3 wishes be? (you cant wish for more wishes!)
5#   Curled up by the fire in winter or lying on the beach in summer?
6#   If you could be an animal for the day what would you be and why?
7#   What/where is your favorite place in the world?
8#   What was your High School speech about, what made you pick that?
9#   What item can you not function without?
10#  Left or Right handed?
11#  (and stealing from Maegan 'cause i love the question) You've just won the Miss America Beauty Pageant!! Give me your acceptance speech.....

Im tagging these 11 lovely ladies!!
Sara Bell

 Here's the official rules:
1. Post these rules. 
2. Step 1 - You must post 11 random things yourself.
3. Step 2 - Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post.
4. Step 3 - Cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ Blah blah blah, you legit­i­mately have to tag 11 peeps!
Looking forward to reading your answers!!
Toodles!! :)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas Every One!!

So i know it's Christmas day, but im not the hugest Christmas person, and Hubbys at work, and Bubbys sleeping, so what better way to spend my day then stalking my fav' blogs and writing aimlessly about everything i think is interesting!!

1st - Mini Photo Dump!!

Nom nom, Toes!!

OMG!!! Strawberries!!

More Strawberries!!

Nom, nom nom!!

Just hanging out, watching telly!

On Friday night we went to an 'Ugly Sweater' party!  Finding the sweaters proved fun, with the Red Cross op-shop giving us the best and cheapest selection of ugly stuff!  The guy girl (guy dressed as girl?) was quick to point out that the items we had chosen were at the height of fashion in Paris.....Really??  Well, we're not in Paris, and we're not fashionable so the sweaters are still extremely ugly here!! (My sweater/dress did have a Pierre Cardin label, but i think he might have been 10 when he designed it?!) We thanked him her for the info and high tailed it outer there clutching our hideous bundle of woolens!!

The Ugly Sweater Family!!

Lachy was Not impressed!

Thanks Red Cross Womens section for this stunner!!

And thanks Red Cross Baby section!!

 I also took my chunky-monkey for a cruise in his new (hand-me down new) wheels!!  He absolutely loves this car!!  I can almost imagine what he's gunna be like when hes older and can actually drive!!! (Scary thought!!)

LOVE his face!

At least he's pooping concentrating!

Road rage is starting already.....Ooops!

Mastering the wheel!!

Last night (Christmas eve) we went to my sisters house to open a Christmas eve pressy!!  It was bubbas first go opening presents, and i thought he'd be more interested in the paper, but he was a champ!  He loves his presents, and is currently chewing on his book!

We'll be opening more pressies when Hubby gets home from work tonight!!  As well as feasting on Curry and Roti!!  (anyone jealous much??)  So i think now i might go and have a cat nap whilst my baby is still snoozing!!  I hope everyone is having a safe, happy Christmas (or whatever it is you celebrate!)!!!

Toodles!! :)

Ps:  Check it out!!!!

The Paper Mama

Monday, 19 December 2011

My Lachy-clause!!

So today seems to be about what my kids wearing!!  This time i'v avoided sparkly dresses and gone for the more subtle....Bright Red Santa Hat!! (and his nappy too....and a tinsel tree...)

I love dressing my boy up and taking piccys!!  Actually, i love taking pics of him even in his normal everyday clothes!!  Any who....

And this one is my entry for The Paper Mamas Photo Challenge - Red!!

Love my wee Santa baby!!

Toodles!! :)

My Babysitter.....

It all seemed so perfect.  A babysitter anytime i needed, not too far from home, my son loves do i!  And then THIS happened...

This folks, is what happens when my son goes shopping with his Aunty 'Binka' and cousin Thaila!!
Cutest pics EVER!LOL

Yup, that's my boy!!  And doesn't he look Pretty!!!  Of course he was super stoked to be wearing such a sparkly, ruffly outfit that he could touch and scrunch in his hands!! 

These pics will definitely be among those embarrassing ones dragged out for Lachy's 21st!!

Enjoy your day!!

Toodles!! :)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

7 Months Old!!

7 Months already!!  I cant believe how fast everything's going!! And bubbas learning/doing new things so often now, i feel so incredibly blessed to be able to be at home with him to see most of it!!

So what's new this month??

#  Well Lachys an old hand at sitting up now!!
# He loves food and has 3 cubes of mash 4 x a day.  He loves finger foods too, although 90% of it ends up on his shirt!!
# The Tommy Tippee cup has been mastered and is now taken EVERYWHERE with us! (He's currently trying to master the spoon as well)

# Getting up on hands and knees has also been mastered
# Moving forwards has not! He can go round in circles or in reverse!!
# Rolling from front to back has finally been achieved too, but he prefers to sulk on his tummy til someone moves him!

# After a brief period of the squealing phase, then the silent phase Lachy has become more vocal, his favorite sound right now is "Dadadadadadada" (It's his daddys fav' too!)
# Blowing bubbles is something he's working on...Especially at meal times!
# He has figured out how to suck on his bottom lip, and loves to do so...Especially when a spoon comes near!

# We got him his first toothbrush last week!!  I think he prefers the end without the brush, but thats ok!
# He had his first haircut!! :(  (It was getting into his eye and sticking to it)

Please note, i did move his fingers before i cut!! :)

What's getting old this month?

# The waking frequently over night game - He's sleeping for slightly longer stretches but is more often than not waking for 2 feeds over night :(
# Power napping during the day, although with our new feed routine that's improving!
# Still no teeth!!!  He's not as grumpy with it anymore though, so this isn't really an issue!

So basically, life's just getting more fun!!  Lachy loves spending time with his lil' buddies now, instead of crying when he see's another baby.  He also loves hanging with his Aunty and Uncle and cousins, which is fantastic cause they are the babysitters when i go back to work!!  And he misses his Bubu, and Nana and Poppa, and loves it when we get to go see them!  He's just the  most smiley, laid back, cuddly kid ever and we love him to pieces!!

I cant wait to see what the next month brings for us all!! (Probably me child proofing the house!)

Anywho, time to go and feed the chubba-monkey!! (He gets banana/strawberry and cereal!)
Il be back tonight!!

Toodles!! :)