Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My Construction Project and things made by my clever friends.

This is the construction project that I have just finished. I'm pretty pleased with it myself. My very talented friends have sent some gorgeous things for Gemma which you can see here. I don't know where they find the time, but I'm glad they did. I also have to thank everyone else who has sent things for Gemma (and Charlie). We were told after Charlie that when you have your second baby no one gets as excited and you don't get given much stuff for the baby. Well our lovely friends have really proved that wrong!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mother's Day Tradition

Belated Happy Mother's Day to all Mums out there. In the family I married into there is a special tradition on Mother's Day. It's called the 'Tip Run'. I'm not sure if my MIL has had the opportunity to indulge in this tradtion for a while, since not much producing lots of rubbish has been happening on their house lately, but I do fondly remember her commenting loudly that it was a lovely present to drive to the smelly tip on Mother's Day over several years when D and I were first going out and in the early years of our marriage.

This year was the first year that I got to do the Mother's Day tip run in my own right both as a Mum and home owner with a lot of crap to get out of the backyard. It was a proud moment. D was particularly pleased to be able to continue such a proud tradition. At three Charlie may be too young to realise the importance of such a traditon, but his future wife need not fear, we will ensure that the importance of Mother's Day family traditions are made clear to him. Of course there are still more tip runs to do, but they won't be as much fun.

On house news, we have 4 weeks until our lease is up and we still need to paint, carpet, put down the timber flooring, tile, put in the bathroom fittings, finish the kitchen, and the garage. It will be interesting to see how much we can complete, considering that we need to have carpets and stuff down before we have to move out of here, so we really only have 3 1/2 weeks to get everything done. But we like a challenge. Or rather D does as I think trying to paint with a toddler running around and 'helping' could be disasterous.