Happy Birthday Mum

Mum, Happy Birthday. We love you.

Super Mom



Mom, you’re a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.


You’re patient when I’m foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You’re the master of every task.


You’re a dependable source of comfort;
You’re my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.


I love you more than I can express;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You’d be the one I’d select!


<>By Joanna Fuchs at http://www.poemsource.com/mother-poems.html

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Pre-school “incident”

A few weeks ago, whilst I was helping out at pre-school, my son fell. This is a normal occur for my three year but this time a chair happened to be right in front of him. I saw it happen and I remember thinking “on my god the chair”. Charlie knocked his front tooth right out. I would like to say that I acted calmly like any parent should in these situations but the amount of blood and screaming from my son put me in a panic. Luckily for me the other parents were able to act camly and the dentist round the corner rushed him straight in. Charlie had manged to knocked the tooth cleanly out so the dentist didn’t have to remove any root and thankfully the other teeth have not been knocked loose. Apparately you can have the tooth placed back in but I knew it would be more ordeal than Charlie could handle right then. Though it wasn’t until someone mentioned it later that I realised Charlie will now have this look for many years to come.

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still cute I know….

This pic was taken minutes before he fell. My last pic of Charlie with two front teeth for what i expect to be many years……..

pre-school just prior to tooth incident

Just another day in motherhood………

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Spring is in the air

I am still here, still busy with college work but it is going very well. I never thought I would say this but I am enjoying algebra a lot more than English. I am currently writing a 10 page paper on the benefits of breastfeeding which is turning out to more interesting than I thought it would be. I thought I knew a lot about breastfeeding seeing as I have been doing it since 2004 but I am finding out that the formula companies are an unethical bunch with hardly any conscious and very litle regulations to adhere to.

Anyway, we have weathered out all of the snow days, we have had in January and February. Though the weather did have its benefits,

how we keep beer cold in Oregon

We also have hopefully finished with the coughs, colds and sickness bugs. We all had a sickness bug that was horrible……….I knew i wasn’t going to die but I felt like it. The worst thing was me and dad were both ill at the same time with little sympathy from the kids. Apparately even though I am throwing up, juice and snacks are still a high priority for my childen………..

And now spring is in the air again. The boots are on and the sandpit is open……..

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Happy Birthday Kath

Happy Belated Birthday Kath…I hope my card made it in time. I hope you had a great day and you were spoilt rotten by your husband (yes I do remember your husband LOL) Speak to you soon. Lots of love.

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As I opened the curtains the other morning, this was what I saw……….

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elk 2

The elk stayed a while and continued to eat whilst keeping an eye on my kids who were banging on the window in delight! In the end it was a car that startled them and made them run…………..which was good as were were already late for Charlie’s school.

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Playgroup christmas party………and you thought xmas was over!

A couple of thursday ago we had our late playgroup christmas party. We didn’t plan for it to be late but due to sickness, christmas pressure and husbands being off, it just kept getting cancelled. Anyway, it happen, everyone had a great time and loved their gifts. In fact, it looks like a new tradition has been born. Being the thifty gals that we are, we realised that after christmas, you were able to buy in the sales, re-gift or have more time to spend on making that special something…………..

Lola is into Thomas the Tank engine in a big way at the moment so she was overjoyed with her Thomas toothbrush holder (brushing or should I say chewing her toothbrush is her next biggest passion).

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Miss Q with her favourite men…..

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It is hard to get a group pic these days but luckily Running Stitch knows how to work the timer on her camera (I will read my camera instruction manuel one day, really…….!). We thought we had done it until we noticed one kid missing………..

group with one missing

Time to redo but kids have little patience for do-overs.


At least we have everyone in the picture this time…………..

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I’m here…………under homework ……….somewhere!

For anyone still checking in from time to time, we are all still alive I am just extremely “bogged down” (is that even a word here in Amercia??.anyway most of my readers are in England………..most of my readers, sounds like I have a following, what I meant to say was for my readersĀ  mum, my sis and Kath oh and Ruth I’m sure!LOL!) I digress……..I am bogged down with college work OMG sooooooooo much work! I have a 7 minute speech in front of the class (yes OMG I think I am going to be sick!), a 5 page argumentative paper, a 10 page research paper, 3 tests and 3 pieces of two page homework essays that needs to be done English in the next three weeks…yes 3 WEEKS! Then to move onto immediate algebra……..really, do I need to say more! Though the tragedy is I always remembered from my school days (though we are talking 18 years ago now………the memory could be a bit foggy) that I loved english and hated maths. This is not the case at present, English is giving me the harder time though mainly for the fact that there is just SO MUCH OF IT. Now if I could foster my kids out for the next 9 weeks…………..yes 9 weeks and counting till finals……………’m sure I would pass with flying colours!

So please bear with me…………..if not before I will update end of March after finals……….only kidding……….I think!

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Happy New Year…….2008

Well I never saw 2008 in but then I haven’t seen a New Years Eve in since I was pregnant with Charlie in 2003-2004. However, we did go out to a friends home and celebrate till the late late time of 8.30 (hey when your kids bedtimes are 6pm and 7pm….8.30 is pushing it!). They were amazingly good and Dad was designated driver…………..wow my lifesounds pretty cool huh! Lots of new years resolutions to break………..but I will keep them to myself so noone knows exactly how many I have broken, lol

mum & emma 1

dad & emma 1

mum & matthew

Happy New Year from our family to yours……………

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Zoo Lights

We went to see the zoo lights recently. I went on my own too which I thought was very brave (or stupid of me!). They were a handful but manageable. Though when it started to rain me and Lola had had enough but not my son. To look at him you would never have known it was pouring down, he was was happy just slowly wandering around, crying out in delight at each new animal he saw……

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zoo lights

I must admit though the lights are pretty cool and I enjoy going every year……………more so when my husband comes along…maybe next year……………

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what’s in a name????????

I guess I never thought too far ahead when I came up with my blog name. Well to be honest I never thought I would keep going this long but I no longer have two toddlers. I have one pre-schooler and a little girl who is growing up fast………………..so do I keep the same name or change it??????? something to ponder…….any ideas anyone?????

Guess I should change my background too as it is no longer christmas………..

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