Monday, March 26, 2007

New Photos

Isn't this an amazing Kite?? And not a cloud in the sky. A perfect day.
There were some amazing kites. The bigger ones were tied onto the cars because the wind was so strong.

Isn't this a gorgeous hibiscus. I got the plant for $2 at a closing down sale at our local nursery.

An Update at Last

We had such a busy weekend, I didn't even get a chance to get on the computer. Saturday was a perfect day. Not too hot and not too cold. The sun was shining so I decided to take the kids to the International Kite Fesitval at Semaphore. We drove down to our local beach with the bikes and scooters and we walked the 20 minute walk to Semaphore beach where the festival was being held. The only thing was it was really windy. Great for kite flying but not so good for riding bikes and scooters. The kids whinged most of the way which I ignored and told them they would get blown home on our way back. It was a fantastic afternoon.

Saturday night was a friend's surprise birthday party. It was his birthday last weekend but he was working in Perth and didn't get back in time so it was postponed a week. Because his birthday is on St Patricks day, the theme was green. Green everything including a very potent green punch. Not sure what was in it but it was very nice.

Sunday I was up early again to do the fruit and veg shopping at the markets and then some friends dropped in for a coffee mid morning. After lunch we took my mum to the airport. She's off to Canberra for a week for a very well deserved holiday. We worked out that she hadn't had a holiday in nearly 4 years. Mainly because my dad was so sick for 2 years before he passed away and then she just couldn't get away. So she is having a well deserved break.

Then we went to catch up with my best friend Lee who is over from Melbourne for her mum and dad's 50th wedding anniversary. It was so good to see her and her family. We don't get to see each other very often so we had so much to catch up on.

I had a bad weigh in this week. I put on 400g which was very expected. I haven't had a good week. I hate using the excuse TTOM, but I just crave sugar so much the week before. There is definitely a pattern. So back into it again as of NOW. It's only just over 27 weeks until we get on the plane for Qld.

Speaking of our Qld holiday, I have just finished booking the airfares. I wasn't going to do it for a few more months to see if I could get some cheaper fares but because we are going in the school holidays and we wanted a direct flight to Cairns, I really didn't want to miss out. Then I was checking the fares of the return flights from the Gold Coast and Jetstar have $99 fares from the Gold Coast to Adelaide. I really don't think I will get them much cheaper than that so they are now all booked. How exciting!!!

Steve had his head shaved on Friday to raise money for leukemia. He normally has a number 1 or 2 anyway but it was a bit of a shock to see him bald - lol. He did manage to raise a fair bit of money so I am very proud of him.

Daylight saving finished yesterday and I think I am in mourning. The nights are already getting colder and we have had our jackets out the last couple of nights and now losing that hour of daylight at night is very sad. I hate winter. I am definitely a summer person. I'll have to try and walk as soon as I get home from picking the kids up from school instead of after tea. It's going to be hard on the days I work all day. Let's hope we have some nice Autumn days so I can get out and walk as much as possible.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

What a Weekend!!

Just a quick post tonight. I'm exhausted.

Firstly I lost 200g this week which was a bit surprising. I have been pretty good and have kept up with the exercise 5 times a week, so frankly I was a bit annoyed with such a small loss. Oh well, I guess it all adds up.

I have spent the whole weekend washing bedclothes, pillowcases and kids hair. Yes we have head lice in our household. Ewwwwwwwwww.

I know there is nothing you can do to avoid it, but what a pain. I noticed Jarryd scratching on Friday and upon closer inspection I realised he had it. I checked the girls and Nikki has it as well. Thank goodness Ashleigh is clear so far. She the one with the really long hair so I dread it if she gets it too. When I went to the chemist, they said it is a really bad time of year for it. It makes me itchy just thinking about it!!

I've only ever had to deal with this once before when Nikki was in reception. So not a very fun weekend here.

I will catch up with a longer post during the week. I still have a load of washing to put on the line and kids lunches to make for tomorrow. Oh the joys of motherhood.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Photos of our Busy Weekend

I love this photo of Ashleigh. This shows where we go nearly every weekend. I sit under the umbrellas and have a coffee while the kids play on the playground.
I love summer!!!
I finally got some sunset photos. It was a gorgeous night tonight. Ashleigh has become my walking buddy and we have some amazing chats on our walks.

This is our local pub. Bit hard to see in the dark.
I had to take this of the girls and boys toilets. They are both done with mosaic tiling. Lots of work went into them.

Jarryd got this remote control toy for his birthday.
This is what Ashleigh did with the party hats from the party we went to yesterday. Very inventive!!

Jarryd's school friends party at Hungry Jacks.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

New Photos

Nikki with her cousins, April and Maddok.

How's this for a cake. It is a Wendy's icecream cake. Yummo!!!
And a picture of Jarryd and my mum.

Steve's sister took this photo of Jarryd a couple of months ago. I think it's a pretty good one.

This is the view I see when I am walking along our beach track to the jetty. I took the camera the other night to capture the sunset but it is setting earlier every night and I missed it. So I will try again this week.

Long Weekend of Fun

It's Adelaide Cup weekend here and it's also Jarryd's birthday. We have a very full weekend. Today it was Jarryd's family party. Just with family I think there were about 10 adults and 12 kids. We had a wonderful day and because it was 38 deg, the kids all went in the pool and spa. It was wonderful. I didn't have to organize any games or think of things to entertain the kids. We did play pass the parcel though. I think that is mandatory at any kids party. He was very spoilt as usual. We are giving him a nintendo ds on Monday (his actual birthday) so he got mostly money to go towards a couple of games I have bought. The games alone are $40 - $70 each.

Tomorrow I will be going to the market in the morning and then meeting a friend for coffee and a beach walk. It's going to be cooler so it will be nice to walk along the beach tomorrow. Then a blogger friend Tania is having a birthday party for her little man who is turning 1. How is that possible Tania? 1 whole year already.

Then Monday Jarryd is having a Hungry Jack's party for his school friends. So it's a real party weekend.

My weigh in today was interesting. I stayed exactly the same!! I guess I will look at it as maintaining because I really made a couple of bad choices this week. But I also backed it up with healthy eating most of the time so I guess that's ok. At least I didn't put on.

Ashleigh got back from camp yesterday. It was so good to see her. I was really surprised how much I missed her. She had a wonderful time doing some fantastic activities like yabby fishing, exploring caves, going for a boat ride and wombat and kangaroo hunting in the dark. She didn't have a shower the whole time she was away (3 days) and didn't brush her hair at all. So I threw her in the shower when she got home and washed her hair - lol. She also managed to lose a pair of sandshoes. Luckily they were an old pair that they had to take that probably would have got really dirty. I'm sure they will turn up next week when all the lost property is brought back from the camp.

Nikki's ankle still isn't 100%. She played netball last night because they only had 5. 6 with her. But she probably shouldn't have played. I strapped it up but she was really restricted with her running and dodging.

I have made the decision to work Fridays. I was only working 26 hours a week and always had Friday's off but unfortunately our budget is blowing out every week with all the extras like school camps, rates, Jarryd's birthday, Jarryd's swimming and the list goes on and on. Steve is working so much extra just to get a half decent wage. Oh the life of a mechanic. The pay is crap. So with me working school hours on a Friday it will take it up to around 32 hours a week and an extra $100 a week in our pocket. My boss has been great and is very happy for me to work extra hours so I am very lucky to work in a place that is so flexable. There are 3 of us part time girls there and we all work the hours we want. There aren't too many places that are so flexable for us working mums so I am very lucky. It also helps that everyone there gets on really well and most of the time it is a great place to be.

I have to leave you with a comment that Ashleigh came out with tonight at the dinner table. She said.........
'Mummy when I am 18, I am going to have a boobjob!!!'
What the??????
What was she watching on TV that put that idea into her head? - lol. I told her that god might bless her with really big boobs so she will just have to wait and see. She is 8!!!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Happy birthday Kelly

We had a lovely day today. It was my neice Kelly's 18th birthday yesterday and we had a family lunch together at a hotel and then back to their house for cake. My kids were fascinated with Kelly's pet lizard. I think Ashleigh would like one!!
It's so hard to believe that my niece is 18. Where did that time go?? It's like the saying goes 'Blink of an eye' How true.
Another busy week here in the Lehmann house. Had a bit of a reprieve from the sport last night because the temperature got to 40 here yesterday and Ashleigh's cricket was cancelled. Nikki would have had netball but she sprained her ankle at school and was in a lot of pain so no netball. I was very annoyed because it wasn't cancelled due to the heat. They apparently put the games back by 1/2 an hour. Big deal!!! It's ridiculous to expect kids that age to be playing in 40 deg heat on an asphalt netball court in the full sun. So much for their heat policy. It's because they have already cancelled a couple of games this summer due to the heat and their programme is now too far behind. I'm not sure how long Nikki will be out of action. Her ankle is still very sore today so I'll see how she goes by Monday.
I had another good loss this week. I lost 1.4 kgs. I had a great week with eating and exercise. Things are definitely starting to click. I have kept up the walking 5 times a week and I actually enjoy going out each night now. Especially when I do the beach walk.
Ashleigh is going on camp on Wednesday. She is so excited. Tomorrow is packing and labelling clothes day. I also need to get her a new pair of sandshoes because they need to take and old pair and another pair. Her sandshoes she is wearing now are just about worn out so I don't care if they get trashed. Sounds like there will be lots of outdoor dirty activities like yabby fishing, going into caves and walking through riverbeds so I'm sure it's going to be a very busy time for her.
Jarryd is counting down the days until his 6th birthday. Only 9 more sleeps now. We are having a family party next Saturday and then his school friends party on Monday. It's a public holiday here for Adelaide Cup on his birthday so that worked out well.
I'm off to bed because I have to get up at 6am tomorrow to go to the market. Steve is playing golf and I need to be back before he goes. Thanks for everyone's comments lately. It's great to have so much support and to meet new friends here in blogland.