April 29, 2011

Exciting... and just a little bit scary...

Remember my post here a couple of days ago about putting an offer in on a new caravan??

Well.... our first offer wasn't accepted... but they came back to us stating their lowest price, and it just so happened to be what we were willing to pay so have accepted it...

So..... we officially now have a new caravan... we will have sooooo much more space this summer...

We are so excited... yet it's a little bit scary at the same time... it's such a nice van... but is costing a lot more than we ever paid for our old van... but we decided in the end that we wouldn't get a mortgage for a few more years, so better to have a nice caravan and a nice car {still to come} and be happy with what we have :)

April 27, 2011

Weekly Love


  1. I love that I took photos of my old caravan over easter "just in case we end up needing to sell it"
  2. I love that we bit the bullet and bought a new caravan last night
  3. I love that on his 1 month birthday Axel gave me the biggest, brightest, happiest smile
  4. I love that it is 7.42am on a Wednesday morning and the only child awake is Axel
  5. I love that the school holidays, while they have been bearable, are nearly over


April 26, 2011

waiting, waiting...

we went away to the caravan for Easter as we always do... but this year was different... we had 4 kids... and our 15' caravan just felt cramped... As we were walking round the camp one night, we noticed a lovely big caravan for sale... we had a look through, liked it... took my mum for a look through, still liked it and so did she... took my dad and sister through, they liked it too... and by this stage we are loving it... it is a trailite, 18'6", has a permanant double bed... a couch that folds out to a double, and another couch which doubles as a single bed {so a 5 berth}... also has enough room for a porta cot or a single camp stretcher... so if we all had to sleep inside ever, we would fit...

We did some working out of our finances, and with a little help from my parents, we can afford to purchase a new caravan... so last night, we put in an offer...

The owners are living in Australia, so now I am just waiting anxiously to see if our offer has been accepted...

April 19, 2011

3 weeks already...

Times flies so fast when you have a newborn... I am slowly adjusting to life as a SAHM to a toddler and newborn...

Cam is becoming easier and easier to deal with by the day - it helps that I hid all his DVD's as they were causing soooo many problems... it also helps, I think, that is still attending daycare 2 days a week, so I am garunteed a small break every Tuesday and Thursday... although how much longer I can afford those 2 days I don't know... will take each week as it comes...

Axel is a cruisy baby... he is currently waking only once at night at around 2.30-3.00am for a quick {10min} feed before going back to bed till 6am ish... this of course means that I am not a tired, strung out mum for the other kids...

Long may it continue...

April 15, 2011

Can you please vote for my bubba...

In the Huggies "Introduce your newborn" competition...?  here is the link:  http://www.huggies.co.nz/promotions/216/gallery/1370286

To nominate, press the 'Like' button. You must be a Facebook member to participate. Pressing the 'Like' button again will 'unlike' your entry and remove your nomination.

Thanking you all in advance :)

April 13, 2011

April 12, 2011

I am so buying this...

a Thermal Nursing Undershirt from breastmates!!!

right - as you were :)

April 10, 2011

*cries*

I love butter menthol

but sadly you can't buy these in NZ... and I'm down to my last 3 lozenges :(

Last time I was in oz {2yrs ago} I bought a wee stock pile, but deary me, it is running extremely low... AND I have a sore throat


April 08, 2011

Haircuts

Cam has had two hair cuts this year...  The first was over the summer holidays... when he went from this:


To this:

and then today it all got cut off as it was looking unruly... so from this:


To this:

and just like that... he looks so grown up!! I can't get over it...

April 06, 2011

Bad Day

WARINING - MASSIVE RANT AHEAD


Once again I am freezing... and I don't just mean cold... but chilled to the bone freezing!! the problem - it's cold and I have NO warm clothes that fit me... *sigh*

Also I am over Cam's tantrums... he HAS to have a DVD playing all day... and he changes it constantly - even though he isn't allowed to touch the DVD player... If I tell him no - he hits the fan big time... if I hide his DVD's - he hits the fan big time...

After another day at home with him all day I just want to curl up and cry... but I can't... cause DP isn't home yet...

Doesn't help that a mate came over for a visit at 12noon and didn't leave till 4pm!!! thats a flucken long visit for someone with a newborn and a toddler... needless to say, I didn't get Cam down for a sleep...

how do all you SAHM cope??

April 04, 2011

I'm still here...

but obviously with the arrival of Axel into my already hectic life, I'm lacking the ability to find time to do anything :)

I missed the "photo of the month" in March... but I think I can forgive myself :)

Today is my first day as a SAHM to a toddler and a newborn... Ian took last week off work to help me out, but I'm on my own from here on in... it certainly hasn't been easy let me assure you... Cam woke at 5.20 and didn't go back to sleep, so we started off on the wrong foot there... and his tiredness has shown through in all that he has done this morning... and boy oh boy has he tested my patience... and Axel has decided that today, sleep is over rated, so I've had him up most of the morning too... I did get him to sleep for a bit but Cam woke him up *sigh*

Roll on Tuesday as Cam has daycare so I can re-learn how to parent a newborn without having to worry about a toddler aswell...