We were at the shops today and there was a lady, pregnant, chatting to the shop girls about picking names for what would be her 2nd girl. She liked such and such, but hubby didnt! Hubby liked this or that, but she didn't! Hubby mentioned Zoe to which one of the girls behind the counter said "god No! I went to school with a Zoe..." I mean that says it all!"
Its a hard job picking a childs name, so many of us at some point in our lives wis our parents had picked differently, and most of us do choose to keep them for life, our names and our parents.
When I was a teenager I decided if I ever had a boy I was going to call him Zac, and I did. 2 Days after e was born I was holding and cuddling him and thought Oh No you dont look like a Zac! Luckily he does now!
10 years later I was pregnant again, didnt know what I was having and Tim and I stuggled for names, we had the books and talked about it all the time, Tim wanted Taj for a boy, I knew 7 Taj's under 7mths of age at playgroup! Tim then wanted Jayden, which I didnt mind, but I didn't want his name to end up shortened to Jay, I knew a kid once called Jay... and OMG what a pain in the ...!!! So Jayden has been shortened to Jaydo (dont count the syllables) but thats OK we're Aussies, Oi Oi Oi!!
A couple of years after Jaydo, Tim and I had talked about aving another one, trying for a girl! At the 12 week scan we were told we were aving identical boys ( Jack I love you, but not sure te world is ready for 2 of you)!
At the 20 week scan it was confirmed 1 boy and 1 girl!
I love Jack as a boys name, its strong and bold, just like Jack!
I wanted a pretty, girly name for my little girl, Hannah, and she is! There's no doubting the x chromosomes there, she's a girly girl! Love that she still likes to get dirty with the boys though.
How did you come up with your kids names?
BTW Hannah and Jack's middle names are Mary and Joseph, that was a funny lightbulb moment at the Birth Deaths and Marriages Office!
Just got back from taking 2 four yr olds to the dentist, 2 loads of washing that still need to go on the clothes line, tea to cook since I have to work tonight and yet I am sitting on my bum, procrastinating, wishing it were still the weekend. Sigh....
We had a long weekend away at the Bay. Cruisy and fun, the kids love it!
We had McDonalds Sundaes at the Duck pond and fed the ducks and a chicken too!
100s of ducks and 1 chook?
We op shopped and dump shopped and found lots of treasures.
Lots of vintage buttons, so excited!!!!
and a really cool scooter for $5.00
We went for walks and played at the park and had a great weekend!
Hannah and I, we went for a walk and picked some wildflowers
If some of the words in my post dont look quite right or dont make sense try adding a H in there somewhere.
Jack stood on my keyboard a few weeks ago and the H is a bit wonky and temperamental!
Sooo this weekend was really nice! Saturday, I had good intentions of cleaning up, but decided tere were better ways to spend a weekend. I croceted a hat for Jack whhile watching Once Were Warriors, its a slouch hat and very cool I think! Jayden loved it, but it was a tad too small for im!
Saturday Night, Tim and the bigger boys went to Nitro Circus! Jack wasn't very impressed about being left out, see photo above! Cool hat though! Jack and Hannah and I, we went out for dinner, all you can eat, lots of OK Chinese food, they love it!
Sunday was Loop the Lake for Tim, 88.4 kms in 3hrs 42secs on a pushbike, he beat us to the finis line, (we were meant to be there to clap and cheer, but we were still deciding what to wear?)
We took him a beer thoug, figured he'd earnt one! So Tim recovered and the kids played at the park
Ten we went to the Poppyseed Markets at the Glades at Warners Bay! Hannah bought some airbands from Sophie and Jack, spotty ones to match her spotty dresses!
I went shopping and got more of this fabric
which we then went and showed off at Nobby's Beach! Bloody beautiful there!
Kite surfing must be thing to do on a sunday in Newcastle, there were heaps of them!
We wandered over to horseshoe beach to take some more photos with Newcastle landscape behind us!
(this is the new spotty dress, with pink yoyo!)
We may have been in the right place at the wrong time though?
I hope you all had a great weekend and as its now Tuesday, I hope you all are over Mondayitis!
... and Daddy's going to be a builder, he's good at tools!
Jack had a sore foot last week and was limping a bit, so on Monday we took him to the doctors.
Hannah was a little bit concerned that he might need a needle, Jack was worried the doctor would give him a pin? Any way no needles or pins, its a wonder they dont get many in their feet in my sewing room...
They were pretty excited about the xray, and it was then that Hannah decided she would be a doctor when she grew up! She then wondered what I wanted to be when I grew up?
Well thats a big question!
Am I grown up yet? at 38? Do I know what I want to be?
I thought about this, alot, and I think I can finally say this is who I want to be, this is what I want to do!
A couple of shifts a week waitressing at the local club, a bit of extra money and helps maintain the social skills, after 7 yrs at home with kids. And Hannah Banannas, I love doing this! I love coming up with new ideas, I love making them and I love photographing them,
maybe Im nearly grown up?
So I wont be a doctor like Hannah suggested I be, and Daddy probably wont be a builder, well not the kind that builds houses
But Hannah, she's not grown up yet, so she can imagine being a doctor today, a hairdresser tomorrow, a mountain climber the day after that...
and Hannah and Jack, they dont lack imagination, its a different adventure every day!
Maxi dresses made a bit of a comeback a few years ago and I was stoked! I was slim, my hair was blonde with the roots regularly maintained, I was going to look great in all these pretty dresses!
The bubble was about to burst, pregnant, a funny niggly feeling in my side, an ultrasound confirms 5 weeks pregnant with twins. By 12 weeks my maxi's are too small, and Im starting to feel far too comfortable in tracky daks and a tshirt!
Skip forward a bit, next summer, maxi's are still In!!! Breastfeeding 2 babies, boobs need a maxi all their own and cant see myself, out having decaf with friends, maxi hitched up under the neck feeding 2 babies?
Still love them though! I just make them for little girls now!
Its a pretty rare weekend that we spend at home, but this week I had to work both the Friday and Saturday night, so home we decided to stay! Saturday morning was bleak and grey, but thhe kids were happy playing hide and seek, lego, watching tv... So I decided I would watch the Time Travellers Wife, again! I also decided I needed something to distract me as I do tend to become a little emotional about 30 minutes into the movie, I know whats coming! Mum sobbing on a Saturday morning is not great for the kids!
So I made this hat while I watched!
NB crocheting while watching sad movies does NOT lessen the angst!
Love the hat though and have just listed it at madeit
Finished off Saturday afternoon watching Matching Jack, an Aussie movie that foxtel was trying to sell as a comedy, well I dont think so, pretty bloody sad, the kids brought out a roll of toilet paper for me!
Sunday was better!
Sunday we were at the beach! We love the beach! No swimming though, big surf and theres video on youtube of blokes catching great whites off Stockton Beach!
We had lunch, cheese and bacon rolls, and got a family photo
I might try again next time, I even offered Jayden, our 7yr old money obsessed child, 20c to smile for the photo, it wasn't enough! And Jack, well this photo is pure Jack!
We went for a Sunday Drive down to the Sygna on Stockton Beach yesterday. Its a great place for photos and the kids like trying to spot the sharks that live in the wreck. ( my kids are a little shark obsessed at the moment, Jaws being their favourite movie)!
Hannah and I had a little mini fashion shoot!
I made this dress about a month ago, but hadnt managed to get photos to do the dress justice, until now!
Its a great funky paisley print, and its a stretch jersey and moves like a dance costume, Hannah loves it and wants to wear it to ballet class, Not sure Miss Lesley would approve though????
Great for disco dancing, fairy dancing, ballet dancing at home....