Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday night we fly out to Melbourne until Tuesday night to see the F1 and have a kid free holiday. So excited!


Monday, March 11, 2013

The Week That Was

These are our morning faces. Always needing more sleep.
Lufflump fast asleep in the car in a strange position. Sleeps like his daddy.
Daddy was a pony and sesame loved it!
Sesame also loves looking at herself in my phone. She's taken some awesome photos and videos.
She's claimed my ($5) chair as her own. I have big plans to recover this chair.
A gunman managed to scare Brisbane CBD. He was shot in the arm and no one else was hurt. Bravo police. Riot cops have the hottest uniform. Reow.
I've decided to keep the pink. Light, fairy floss pink.
We went to roller derby and watched our league kick ass and win all three bouts they were in.
The kids had lots of fun at derby.
Mummy and daughter.
How adorable are baby shoes?!
This boy is such a boy.
In honour of International Women's Day which was on Friday 8th March, I've answered some questions that I found in this news article.
If you could change one thing about the world today what would it be?
I reduce the large CEO's and big money makers' incomes and distribute it to low income workers. I find it heartbreaking that people work hard all their lives and don't have assets or a retirement fund due to a low income. In other words I'd reduce high incomes and raise low incomes.
What is the biggest difference between your mum's life and your own?
Technology. When my mum was a stay at home mum she would have to call or physically go somewhere to socialise whereas now we can easily do it at home. Skype and digital cameras have helped distant relatives not miss out on the special moments and the kid's growing up.
What's the one thing that you could not live without?
Technology. My sanity relies on it. Partly.
What's the best thing about being you?
My children, family and friends. I am so very lucky.
What are you hoping for?
Immediate future - a lovely, carefree trip to Melbourne. Long term - a happy, healthy, successful family.
What's your favourite thing to do?
Roller derby training, roller skate, cuddle with my babies, laugh with the mister, sleep, eat good food, watch bad TV and generally spend time with my family and friends.
What's the best thing about being a woman/girl?
The ability to give birth and the immediate feeling after when you get to hold your precious baby for the first time. The roller derby community also celebrates being a woman/girl wonderfully.
Who is/was the best man in your life? What makes/made him so good?
I'm lucky to have more than one positive male in my life. My opa, poppy, dad, the mister and my child are wonderful men/boys. I've also had many positive male friends who've helped me be who I am today. I like to surround myself with positive people who like to have fun.
Who do you look up to/what inspires you?
As a mother I look up to positive mothers. Successful single mothers amaze me, I admire them greatly. As an aspiring roller derby sportswoman I look up to amazing skaters like Bonnie Thunders, Suzy Hotrod, Smarty Pants, Bonnie D'Strior and Australia's own Short Stop. I look up to the women in my league too, they are third in Australia and that's awesome!
What makes you feel sad?
Other people's pain. I couldn't and don't want to imagine losing a child, the fact that people have gone through that pain makes me sad. No parent should bury their child. It's devastating.
What's your best memory?
The first time I knew I wanted to be with the mister (at 2008 Future Music Festival watching The Chemical Brothers), holding lufflump for the first time, and sesame's birth.
Who would you most like to help?
People with dual diagnosis who so easily slip through the cracks. The system sucks for them.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Suburbs

Suburgatory is my new favourite show. It's a hilarious show about a father and daughter moving from inner Manhattan to the suburbs. The suburb they move to is full of fake, self centred people living in oversized houses full of maids.
I'm glad that Brisbane doesn't have the extreme differences between the suburbs and the city like America appears to have.

There is a difference between inner city suburbs and outer city though (in my experience). So much so that a list can be created, has been created.
Our old neighbours were shit. Even the good ones were rude. Our current neighbours are so very nice. When we moved in without connecting the electricity (don't ask) they let us use their outside plug for a few days. How nice is that!? They are awesome. We bought them chocolates.
We are paying more rent but we are in a place three times the size we were in. Technically that means it's cheaper, right?
To a skater that is hell important. Rough, narrow roads are dangerous.
I'm not saying they don't exist, I mean we have one, but Holdens, Toyotas, Mazdas and Fords are a lot more prominent. There's a lot more utes and real 4WDs, you know ones actually used as 4WDs not just people movers.
We don't but our neighbours do and everyone walks their own dogs rather than pay someone to walk them. If you don't own a dog, you are the odd one out. Us.
I prefer mid morning Thursdays.
Wide roads = skater's dream.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Week That Was

I'm already getting slack with posting! In all fairness my laptop only just let me import my photos off my phone and the iMac's keyboard is playing up. 
It was sesame's birthday weekend and she loved the attention.
Lufflump got an awesome dinosaur sandwich cutter. The first dinosaur unfortunately got decapitated in the cutter.
I made a mess in the kitchen all Friday getting the food ready for sesame's birthday party. I hadn't baked since 2011!
I also got my craft on. Minimal craft.
This is our new lovely rug. That is a huge nutella mark. Any tips on getting it out?
This is how impressed sesame was opening her presents.
Ermahgerd nerw ter!
If I scream at her she won't appear scary.
The mister mowed the lawn in the poring rain.
I tried fairy bread for the first time.
Lufflump played with bubble blowers.
We got to play with Aunty Amanda's fresh baby. Again. I got clucky then she farted.
The kids played nicely. Apart from that time or that other time.
We saw sunshine. For a split second.

Friday, March 1, 2013

One Year Ago. Sorta.

Taken four hours before giving birth.
I was in labour and had a wonderful birthing experience when sesame entered the world.

Sesame decided to arrive on the 29th February and we'll celebrate on the 1st March three out of four years. We chose that date so we have two birthdays in March (sesame and the mister) and two in May (lufflump and me).
Moments after she arrived.
Photo by Zoe at Little Harp Photography.
Photo by Zoe at Little Harp Photography.
Oma, Dad, me and the kids.
Photobooth fun.
Cute kids.
Watching derby training.
Jelly yum yum.
Family love.
Crawling everywhere.
Now sleeping in the cot.
Christmas time.
Walking isn't enough, must climb.
Growing up too fast!
Happy birthday my beautiful baby girl.



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