They are happy because they both got trophies, I am happy because its over for another year! It was a wonderful day, both girls did so well, Stella was a star considering it was her first actual concert and Amy danced beautifully, so much improvement. We are very proud! (Also, I FINALLY mastered the dance [...]
Last week our playgroup went on our annual excursion, we went up to a small farm about 40 minutes away and had a lovely morning together. Its been hard getting Stella to playgroup the last few months, there are quite a few younger boys and the playing has changed, she is happier to go now [...]
I really need to write a long post about our beautiful girls but right now my little old laptop is running red hot from the three photoshoots I am editing and I literally cannot do anything on it without it slowing down to practically backwards speed. So, it’s another iPhone post, thank goodness for iPhone [...]
The whole family has been very sick the past week, high fevers, strep throat, snotty noses and hacking coughs. Its been horrible. Awful, on so many levels. Ron and I were both ill as well and Wednesday last week was a low point in our family as the girls lay on the trundle bed mattress [...]
How are the girls you ask? How did they feel about leaving our old house, do they love the new house? Has the transition been fraught with emotional distress or has it all been a big adventure? Well, firstly thanks for asking and secondly, the girls are doing really well. Remarkably well. In fact I [...]
We have had lots of milestones in the White house over the last few months, first day at school, first sports awards, first wobbly tooth and first visit from the toothfairy followed very quickly by the second visit from the toothfairy! Mostly they have been positive and happy milestones, although a little tinged with emotion, [...]
My beautiful girls, their relationship is growing and developing and they really do love each other. I have said it before, I can only hope that my girls will grow up to have the same kind of connection that I have with my sister. Love you Liv! Xx
Yes, haircut time! Both the girls were looking a bit unkept last week and as we head into the warmer months I really wanted to get their mops chopped for ease of washing and drying. Stella and I went into the hairdresser earlier in the week to make the appointments and Stella was not happy! [...]
Last week Stella and I met some new friends for a playdate at the zoo. The weather was looking ominous but cleared spectacularily that morning and despite arriving and realising that someone had taken the stroller out of the car, Stella and I had a fabulous time. Our girls had fun but weren’t particularily interested [...]
I know that everyone has a story about their brother/best friend/sister’s child who didn’t talk until they were three and then one morning they just started talking in full sentences. But what they don’t or can’t tell you is what was happening in the lead up to that eventful birthday. Was this child making meaningful [...]
Its Tuesday night and our Easter long weekend is over. Back to work and preschool tomorrow for Ron and Amy, back to loads of washing and episodes of Dora for me and Stella! So, it was a great weekend despite the way it ended! Those of you that are friends with me on Facebook will [...]
Amy the tiger (not having any luck embedding this, so click on the link above to go to the video at utube) Every time I watch this I laugh. Like a proper laugh. I think its the way Stella’s little body goes rigid with anticipation of the fright! Too cute.
Over the weekend Ron and I decided that it was haircut time again. Amy’s hair is very much like mine, its quite fine hair but she has a lot of it so its very thick and as a result, the longer it gets, the longer it takes to wash and dry. Daylight savings ending means [...]
The main thing that Ron and I took away from the 45 minute assessment we had with the speech pathologist last Tuesday, was that although we have two daughters, we need to parent them as though we had one ape and one donkey. (Don’t make me tell you which daughter is which!) It was an [...]
With all the excitement and build-up to the #AusBlogCon2011, I neglected to update the blog about Stella’s hearing test on Friday. It comes as no suprise that she passed with flying colours. Her hearing system is working perfectly, her middle ear is fully functional and there is absolutely no cause for concern with the amount [...]
Wednesday started out a very good day, I dropped a happy and smiling Amy at preschool and was so proud to see her greeted by all her little friends with such joy and excitement. Then I dropped Ron at work and Stella was mumbling away contentedly to herself in the back of the car while Ron and [...]
Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post. Your input has confirmed what I think I already knew, in a situation like this where there are so many possible variables and outcomes, the best place to start is with those things that can be eliminated. Testing Stella’s hearing will either give [...]
Stella is now 22 months old and still not talking. It is probably a good time to provide the back story for the sake of record keeping. I have only mentioned Stella’s speech a few times on the blog, back when she was 9 months old and Amy started preschool for the first time I [...]
(waiting patiently.) This year we have a proper routine. Last year we had a routine, if you know us then you know that we have ALWAYS had a routine! But this year is the first time I feel a sense of consistency and pattern in our day-to-day lives. A combination of playgroups and swimming lessons [...]
Conversations with Amy and Stella 1 Its hard posting this video, I feel bad using it as a guilt trip but chatting to Mum the other night I was able to explain, Amy asks about her Gogga and Packet (My Mum and Dad) a lot and often wonders out loud when we will see them, [...]
She wasn’t actually that grumpy, just irritated with me because I kept taking photographs instead of opening the sliding door like she wanted! 21 months and still not talking much but certainly able to get her point across!
Do you remember this day last year? When my little girl went off to preschool for the first time? I do. I can’t believe a whole year has past. Amy has been looking forward to returning to preschool. Its been a strange transition for her, just last week we saw two of her friends who [...]
Despite what the photos may say, this is one of Stella’s favourite things to do in the garden! She can swing for literally minutes!