School holidays: fun! (sarcasm font)

Well it’s the winter holidays. It’s cold and wet and the boys declined attending the extra week that their preschool offers, so they’re home for 2 weeks. I love them dearly, but with the demands of their little sister I can’t give them amazing amounts of attention and it’s pretty hard having things set up … Continue reading

Lord B turns 5

Kinda crazy to think I’ve been an active parent for 5 whole years now. I say active, because I was technically a parent from the moment he was conceived, only I didn’t have to do much till he was born. Well, I guess being semi healthy, and then labour and stuff, but ya know. I … Continue reading

Boys’ room makeover

In preparation for the impending arrival (well, we have about 4 months to go), Sir A has been moved in with Lord B. He now sleeps through the night fairly consistently (I really must finish that draft…) and I wanted to do it as early as possible so we could get them sleeping together and … Continue reading

Boyses 20/04/13

Talking Sir A has taken to learning anything his brother can say. Like, “one more minute puff”. It’s just amazing how quickly he’s learning. Though it seems I understand a lot more than anyone else, owing to the fact that I’m with him pretty much 24/7. Today is godbrother Eli’s birthday party and the boys … Continue reading

Boyses 30/03/13 cutenesses

Doggies:┬áThe boys have taken to being doggies at many moments. This includes tongues out and licking. Neither of them ever got a dribble rash from teething; Sir A has a nasty one now, and even Lord B has a slight one. Mumidog is much the boisterouster of the two. He also thinks it’s hilarious to … Continue reading

Boyses 15/12/12

I keep wanting to do an update of what the boys are up to and never getting around to it, and then I can never remember what I wanted to say. So I started writing things down occasionally. And now I can’t read it all. *Hangs head.* Basically they’re both geniuses and that covers everything. … Continue reading

Boyses 17/11/12

Lord B: “Sorry, I didn’t mean to damage the wall.” “Sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you.” The CD player in my bedroom stopped working. Luckily I have the sleep CD plus a couple more of the same kind of music on my phone, so I just have to leave that with Sir A once … Continue reading

Boyses 31/10/12

Lord B, “I have an idea. I’ll go get the bink.” Me, “That’s a good idea.” Lord B trots off to the stairs to go get it from his room. The blanket. On the way up the stairs says, “I’ll get the bink Mumi.” Thinking he said Mummy (happens all the time) I repeat that … Continue reading

Lord B starts school

Lord B turned 3 a month ago. In New Zealand most kids start preschool around 3 – partly or largely, I’m not sure which, because they get 20 hours free funding from when they’re 3. Instead of sending him to a free kindy down the road, we decided that the Montessori way of education was … Continue reading

What a day.

Today was a surprisingly good day. An exceptionally busy and tiring one, but good. By good I mean that I got lots of things done, had some good bonding time with the kids, and didn’t shout. Not once. Really. After Mass we said goodbye to Daddy for the day and headed off to the shops. … Continue reading