Friday, 27 July 2012

Growing Up!

Princess had her first day of Preschool/Kindergarten/Nursery School today! She's a bit younger than they usually take (because she turns 3 in September she was only supposed to start in January) but they had spaces free and I reckoned she was ready.

Princess had a ball! I got there at 2 to pick her up early, as that is usually right in her nap zone, and Princess was still bounding around all over the place. We came home and after a snack (she hardly touched her packed lunch) I tucked her, protesting, into bed where she immediately conked out.

The teachers say she did very well, and next week I'll leave her til 3 and see how she goes. At the moment she is only attending one day a week, but in September we might increase that to 2 days a week.

My baby is growing up!



...but not too fast ;-)

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Your Royal Fix

My Dad has just been back in hospital for transfusions. He's home now, which is great! I shall be there in just over 3 weeks, and can't wait.

Here are some pics and vids to cheer Dad up.

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King on the couch. No, he's not crawling, climbing or cruising yet. I'm just trying to show him what's possible! King spends a fair amount of time on his front every day, going backwards and getting more and more frustrated. It will click someday.



My boyz.



The highlight of any shopping trip is the coffee shop stop. Princess has a cookie and a babycino. King has an empty space as he's still a destructo menace!




Saturday, 14 July 2012

Your Royal Fix

I should be doing Milord's tax return... or I can throw a couple of photos at the internet and watch the Tour with lots of wine. Hmmmm...

Fairy Dancing...





"What's this Mummy?"
"It's a megaphone. Like a microphone. You can sing into it."
"Lalalala! Lalalala!"








...half an hour later...



Some more park time on a chilly day, with arm painting!







And so to bed...





Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Legs and Stuff

We are having a quiet week. Milord had surgery on his left leg last Friday and is a bit of an invalid...

Milord's left knee has been troubling him lately. I should say "troubling him more than usual" actually, because as an aging rugby forward his knees were ruined many years ago and are always a bit of an issue. However, his left knee flared up badly a few weeks ago and so last week Milord went along to the GP for a specialist referral. While he was there the GP also decided Milord's leg veins were looking dodgy (Milord was aboard a helicopter in the Air Force that had a crash landing decades ago, and some of his left leg veins have been varicose ever since). So he also threw in a vein scan.

3 days later Milord was in hospital having a load of defective veins removed! Seems they were pretty bad and were even harbouring a clot so had to come out ASAP. It's fairly major surgery as they had to go deep to get some of them, and Milord has been weak as a kitten since. He's been a very good patient though as it's not too painful, and he is encouraged to be mobile so he's walked to the shops and to the park over the weekend. Now Milord is back at work, although he's taking it easy and coming home early if he runs out of steam. We are still waiting to hear about his knee!

In other news we are adding 2 feet of privacy screen to 15m of our fence where the raised house extension overlooks the bad neighbour's place (apparently we should have done this as part of our reno). While I'm thrilled that soon I shan't be able to see the bad neighbour any more, we really can't afford the $2000 cost right now - especially not on top of Milord's doctor's bills. Plus I'm flying to South Africa again in August to visit Dad who is not doing well.

But enough about money!

The kids are awesome. King is getting over a horrible headcold, and Princess is testing her boundaries by running away from me when we walk to the shops. Next time I'm going to make her wear a backpack with a leash!