Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I took this photo with my mobile phone so it's a bit hard to read. It's on the window of one of those noodles in a box places, I just thought the "We apologies for any incontinent that had occur" sounded like they may have been closed down by the health inspectors or something. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 23, 2005

Strangers in the night

So if you really want to chat with your friends, only everyone is offline (probably they've got a life, right?), have a chat to www.intellibuddy.com . My favourite bit was when I said I had four kids and she asked if it was an IQ test. Probably still in beta mode...

Monday, September 19, 2005

Career aspirations

Since Ryan was three, he wanted to be a palaeontologist. That has now broadened out to scientist (and sometimes movie producer). Bethany's goal in life? To be a fairy. Gotta aim high.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hard hearted mum

So am I a terrible mum? I was just videotaping the girls as they jumped on our little jumping castle, when Hannah fell out and flipped over. While I was looking and thinking how much that was going to hurt, I was trying to keep her in frame with the $10,000 from Funniest Home Videos in mind. I didn't quite succeed but I might send it in anyway. Have a look here (but it's about 4mb so be patient and I'm not even sure it works) or for the little blurry version click here.

Limping along

I love my Phil and Ted's pram but something happened today that I'd never considered. I got a flat tyre! Who'd have thought that you should bring a puncture kit and pump when you go for a stroll? The culprit was a thorn we must have collected as we walked through the field next to Ryan's school (since Bethany wanted to walk all the way around his school after we dropped him off today). Afterwards we wheeled lopsidedly through BigW and purchased a little puncture kit to keep in the pram.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wee wee wee all the way home

Sophie had her MCU today, because of her one urinary tract infection. She did really well despite just falling off to sleep in the pram as we were waiting to be called in. She was quite happy to be undressed on the examination table, and thought it was lots of fun that I stood above her head and held her hands. She wasn't quite sure about the nurse holding her legs, or the one that sponged her down with plenty of warm water (she weed on that one). The nurse had problems getting the catheter in, and Sophie cried a bit while that was happening, but once the catheter was in, she was happy and laughing and talking to the Xray machine that was lowered over her. She did all she was supposed to do, letting her bladder be filled with the contrast, and urinating on cue. They did that twice and she was quite happy, sucking my fingers and talking away. She didn't even flinch when they pulled the tape off to remove the catheter. The doctor was very happy with the results and said it was all fine, meaning her UTI was not caused by a physiological problem (probably just my lousy nappy changing habits!).
That leaves Hannah as the only child not yet requiring a hospital procedure. Ryan had grommets in his ears, Bethany a hernia operation, and now Sophie an MCU. At least hers didn't involve general anaesthetic.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Ryan is learning about Ancient Egypt. He traced around his sisters and designed their sarcophagi. Not sure how soon he intends them to require them.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Can we fix it?

First post on the blog - I wonder if we'll become a clog. Most likely...
What is it about Bob the Builder that Hannah loves? She's 2 and can sing the song. She even nags me to go to the Bob the Builder website! Toddlers are far too techno-savvy these days.