Monday, 14 December 2009

The boys get the kids busy

Sienna’s drawing

More Barbie...

…and now Sienna knows all the words to that Barbie song!

Sienna at the Wiggles!!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Always room for Milo

Breakfast 8am:

Andy and I were trying everything to get Chelsea to eat her toast for breakfast. Tears.

“I don’t have any room left!”

*Idea!* “Would you like a Milo?”

“Yes please!”

“So if you’ve got room for Milo you’ve got room for another piece of toast.”

“But it won’t fit! I’m full up to here!” indicating top of head.

“So where will you fit your Milo?!”

“I have a little bit of room around my ears…”

The joys of Barbie

Chelsea and Sienna watch (#@$&#!)-Barbie all the time, but there’s a song in one that Chelsea sings to Sienna when she’s crying to calm her down. Amazingly it works a charm. This morning we were going through the usual breakfast-eating dramas with Chelsea, her refusing and crying… next minute Sienna started singing the song to her! missing out a few words, but enough there that we could recognise it! OMG it was priceless!

Sun goes down, and we are here together
Fireflies, glow like a thousand charms
Stay with me, and you can dream forever
Right here in my arms

It’s magic, when you are here beside me
Close your eyes, and let me hold you tight
Everything, that i could ever need
Is right here in my arms

Sunday, 25 October 2009


Sienna: WHAT? WHAT??
Me: What Sienna?
Sienna: Nothing.

Sienna: WHAT Daddy?
Andy: What Sienna?
Sienna: Nothing.

The Australian National Anthem

As sung by Chelsea:

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are rich and rare
We’ve golden soil and land for toil
Our home is cursed by sea...

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Cheep the Easter Chick

On Friday Mrs Williams (Sally) gave the kids a little yellow fuzzy chicken (you know the kind, you get from $1 shops) and they wove a nest for them and put some coloured ‘straw’ in. Well Chelsea fell in love with her chick and named it ‘Cheep’ and took it everywhere with her all weekend, made a new home for it, a seat belt for when it went in the car with her etc etc.
On Monday she took it to school and lost it. That night there were many tears “I miss Cheep!”...
Yesterday I told Mrs Winton (Trish) the sad story and she said she’d have a look for her (Chelsea added she had a missing eye and a broken wing).
This morning there’s an envelope taped to Chelsea’s locker addressed to Chels, inside is a new ‘Cheep’ and a note Trish wrote saying something like ‘Dear Chelsea, I had to go to the chicken hospital to get fixed up. I missed you very much but now I’m back as good as new.’ You’ve never seen such a radiant grin all over Chelsea’s face!! I had tears... I related the story to Sally and she was welling up too!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Mother's guilt

One night recently I went out with the girls for dinner. Chelsea was a bit upset saying goodbye, but I drove off happily knowing she’d be fine before long, distracted by Daddy.
When I got home there was this note on my pillow to ‘Mummy’ and inside was a lovely picture of Mummy driving away in the car smiling, love and kisses and hugs… then a picture of Chelsea – crying!!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Chelsea’s art

From the mouths of babes

Leading up to the Queensland state election there was a lot of political party advertising on tv… maybe a good indication of how ‘over it’ we all were was Chelsea’s comment one evening:
“Oh no. Not Lawrence Springborg again!”

Monday, 23 February 2009

Chelsea’s vocation

On Wednesday after ballet, Chelsea and I went to pick up Sienna from daycare (Chelsea’s old daycare). Chelsea was still dressed in her tutu with her hair up – of course a group of girls flocked over to have a look, some of them she knew from last year. She stood in front of them and said: “I turned out to be a ballerina”.
Who would’ve thought, after all these years…

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Hush little baby...

Chelsea’s lullaby to Sienna:

Baby Jesus don’t you cry
Papa’s going to buy you a knocking bird
If that knocking bird knocks away
Papa’s going to buy you a diamond ring
If that diamond ring falls down
Papa’s going to buy you a billy goat
If that billy goat runs away
Papa’s going to buy you a …(insert farm animal)
…etc etc (which all ‘runs away’)

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Friday, 6 February 2009

Reading with Sienna

I read Sienna FOUR pages of a book today - that is a record. I think there were approx 4 words per page.

Then we tried:
‘What does a cat say?’
‘Good! what does a dog say?’
‘No, a dog says woof. What does a cow say?’
‘woof! woof!’
Okay. ‘I know, let’s go and play with the ball outside!’
Reading time over.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Monday, 2 February 2009

Chelsea’s 5th birthday party

At Newmarket Pool… with Joshua, Ben, Jessica, Isabelle, Loren, Brayden, Amelia and Sienna.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Scary dreams

Chelsea was telling me that she sometimes has bad, scary dreams.
I told her it’s our imagination playing tricks on us and they’re not real.
She thought about this then said “I’m glad I’m not Bindi (Irwin), ‘cause she lives at Australia Zoo.”
“Oh. And…?”
“And dreams come true at Australia Zoo!”

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Baby sitting

MariaRosa had brought Amelia over for a play with the girls; the three of them were in the living room and Chelsea was trying to do her thing while Sienna and Amelia clamoured around her. MariaRosa and I (sitting outside drinking coffee) overheard Chelsea complaining “I can’t look after two babies!”

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Cheeky Monkey Gigglebox II

Chelsea: I’m not a giggle-box.
Andy and me: You giggle don’t you?
Chelsea: Yes. But I’m not square! I’m not a box!
Andy and me: Ok. You can’t argue with that.

Yamba - 23 November 2008