Thursday, April 29, 2010

We have been away

On Friday, at some unmentionable time in the morning, I woke the smalls and bundled them into the car so we could make our way to the airport.  We were off to North Queensland for my Nana's 80th Birthday Party!  It takes two aeroplanes and about six hours to get there, but it was so worth it.  We left Soldier at home, because it was ANZAC day weekend and he had to work.

My Nana is a wonderful lady.  She raised five children on her own in the sixties after my Grandfather died when my Mum was five.  Four of her five children, twelve of her sixteen grandchildren and fourteen of her twenty-two great-grandchildren (with three of the four more on the way), were at the party.  It was a little crazy, at one point there were six kids between twelve months and two years, but it was the most fun I have had in a long time. 

I wish I could say the same for the flights on the way home.  I was running on little to no sleep and so were the kids, and we all know that cranky, sleep deprived smalls and aeroplanes do not mix well.

I have no photos, not because I didn't bring my camera, but because I left the memory card in the computer.  I am hoping that someone got some good ones.  

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I passed!  That is all.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I failed!

I have never been one that fails easily.  At school, I was rather competitive and had to do the very best.  Somethings did get the best of me (who needs Chemistry anyway?), and I didn't take it very well.  I would really love to tell you that I have overcome what I see as a personality flaw, but that would be lying.

So imagine my horror when I received a call from my Midwife - the wonderful and hilarious Deb - telling me that I had failed a test!  The Glucose Challenge Test to be specific.  I am really miffed, because I eat better and exercise more now than I did whilst pregnant with the other two smalls, and I also weigh a lot less.  I am now envisioning all the problems that gestational diabetes can bring.

So my punishment is that I will have to starve from 10pm on Thursday and then visit the midwife on Friday morning where I will not only have to drink that nasty glucose concoction again, but also have my blood stolen, not once, but three times. 

That'll teach me!

Silver lining? - I always look for one! - Soldier is taking Friday morning off work to stay with the smalls and I will get two or more hours of relative peace and a whole lot of knitting time!  Now to work out what to take with me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Another little something for Three.  I have one more cardigan on the needles and that will do for the new born stuff.  Next some three to six month cardigans, I think.

Pattern:  Felix Cardigan by Jacki Kelly, Pinwheel Beanie by Justine Turner and Easy Baby Booties by Michelle
Yarn:  Cleckheaton Country 8ply in a sage green and creamy white
Needles: 5mm knitpick interchangeable circulars

I completed the cardigan while I was at my parent's house over Christmas, and the hat and booties in February and March.  I think this is a great pattern, very easy top down raglan.  My first, actually. 

I am very happy with the result and now I just need to give them a little bath and find some buttons.  The buttons are proving to be elusive.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all.  Hope it was a good one, however you mark the occasion.

We started Sunday with a visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt.  The kids had a ball and The Boy seemed to understand what was going on this year.  He was very good a snatching the eggs from under his sister's nose.

Yesterday I pulled out the sewing machine * and tried my hand at making a box that I can store my socks in progress in.  Things didn't turn out the way I wanted and they are a little small.  I can get a skein of yarn and the needles in there, but I have to really squish them to get the zip done up.  I am sure they will come in handy for something else, and I will try them again on a bigger scale.

* Well didn't get the machine out.  Soldier had to do it for me.  My ever expanding belly can no longer fit between the shelves under the stairs to reach it.


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