Monthly Archives: September 2012

3 more sleeps

… till our vacation begins.. but I am really happy tonight..SD is on his way home..:) I can just go to bed at 9 pm if I want,for the next 2 weeks..and I am hoping,that after the vacation,the remainder of SD’s travel period will fly off!

 

Bitten by a new bug..

Oh well.. you won’t be a true crafter if you weren’t bitten by a new craft bug,every now and again.. now,would you?

So,the latest bug to bite me is called jewellery making..I was lusting after some beads 2 weeks back,when I was stuck at home with sick kids..And I asked around on my local mum’s groups if anyone made jewellery,etc..and one of them,said,she was selling her jewellery making supplies..if I was interested..I looked at the pics and I salivated..I hesitated just a bit,because really I had never spent $$ on anything craft-related..I usually look in the bargain bins or the sale shelves..but I knew it I would never be able to get a collection that big..quickly..because I NEEDED it ASAP..

I got the collection,and checked out a few tutorials and then opened the treasure-chest and made these..

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Sorry about the bad pic..I was so excited..:)

Well well * jumping impatiently* what do you think?what do you think??

XoXo

Vacation…

Yes.. thats all that I can think of!!

5 more sleeps till Aadya’s school breaks for the Spring break..and 6 more sleeps till we get on the plane to go to Brisbane!SD  has work there and we are all going with him.

2 whole weeks of lounging,no cooking,cleaning-no household chores..now if only the hotel room came with a Nanny..:D

LOL! I am just kidding! I would go nuts,if a nanny was watching my kids…but I could surely do with an hour or two of  non-kid time for my crafty pursuits!

So,any Brisby readers here?? I hope you’ll stop by and say hello and tell me,how to keep two super-active kids,entertained for 2 weeks..

Ohh I am so excited..I am so excited…LOL!! I have been a single mom during the week for the last 2 months and can’t wait to be just one of the parents again..:)

Father’s Day that was..

I know Father’s Day was last weekend but I have to write this down..because I want us to remember this.

So,Aadya’s school had organised a special movie afternoon.And SD was away in Brisbane..There is no way he could have made it.When I saw the note from school..it broke my heart.I mean,literally..it hurt..:(

Aadya asked me why did I ever let Papa go to Brisbane..and I was sad..Anyway,I decided that I would pick her up early that day,take her out for a coffee afternoon and some Father’s day shopping.When I told her the plan,she very calmly told me,”No! Mum..I don’t want to miss it..besides Mrs.W is going to give special hugs to kids whose dad’s can’t make it.” Wow!She was taking it much better than me!

Then,some of the moms at school,decided that they would go in,because their partners/husbands couldn’t.I wasn’t too keen on that..but I didn’t want her to be the only one without a parent there..so,that morning,I asked her,if she would like me to come..and she was shocked! ‘Why Ma..why would you want to come? Its father’s day,not mother’s day!Didn’t I celebrate Mother’s Day with you?’ I said some of the moms were coming..so should I join them..and she told me..’well if you come,then hide from me..I don’t want to see you there..’ So much for wanting to save her from heart-break!

Anyway,I told her teacher that her dad wont be there..etc..and that I will pick her up at regular pickup time. When I went to pick her up,Mrs.W pulled me aside and told me..that Aadi was so good..she went and sat with her friend and her dad.They read to him and hugged him,said thank you.The said Father is a really nice guy.When I walked in,the first thing he told me was,that Aadya told him that her sister was this( distance between forefinger and thumb!!!) tiny..:)

She came home with lots of presents for SD- A mug that said-Australia’s best dad..some chocolates,cards, letters.And then we bought some pink roses and a T-shirt for him.

The next day,Saturday,after I came back from work,SD took her to watch Batman.She was so excited about the movie,the popcorn and the fizzy drinks in that order!! Nanhi and I took a nice long nap,when they were gone.

The next morning,Sunday,as soon as he woke up,she gave SD some water in his mug.Then we made brekky for him..actually served him cereal and tea on a tray but she helped pour the milk,make the tea..everything. Since it was a nice sunny day,we decided to go to the  Weribee zoo.The zoo was quite a disappointment in terms of animals..but we had fun,hanging out as a family.

I leave you with a picture of the proud father and his two Princess’Image

A gift for Dad:)

Some Sunshine after all the gloomy sickness talks..:)

This year for SD’s birthday,the girls ( with some help from me!) made this masterpiece,as his present.

 

 

SD loved it 🙂  The best part was Ananya felt involved too..:) I let her stick a button or two as well and she loved feeling the wet paint on her hands-even wanted to taste it!

Aadya had a blast,picking ‘Just the right button’ to fill up the heart for her daddy..and hand-printing is her favorite activity,EVER!

Daddy dearest was touched 🙂

The one where I wanted the earth to open up and Swallow me!

If you are following My Sunshines on Facebook,you probably know that Anani is unwell..And if you are not,then why not?:D OK,I digress..

So,she started throwing up at 2:30 am this morning and generally was very poorly.Both SD and I were convinced that she is choking on something,based on the sounds that she was making.We called up the Dr.and he asked us to take her to the ER..So at 3:15 am,we woke up a very tired Aadi and bundled them both in the car and went to the ER..where the Resident-on-Duty,listened to her lungs and sent us home to come back,if she got sick again!

We came back and she threw up again!By then it was 4:30am and it was a matter of waiting for our Dr.’s Office to open.So,we waited.I got an appointment for her and we went in..got seen after nearly 1.5 hr of waiting..I don’t even know,why they bother with appointments!!! Anyway,so,she saw the Dr and went from this sick child to a bubbly cheerful bubba! No!Really! The Dr.said to me..’Oh Mum,if I look at this child..there is no way,I can believe that she is sick!’ I really like him..but today I snapped ..I had had no sleep..and after waiting 1.5 hours,with a cranky monkey..my sense of humor was lost somewhere in his waiting room.

So,he diagnosed it to be a tummy bug,from something that she might have eaten..Alright..all good..he even examined me and gave me a script,in case I catch it..ok all good. Then it was time to leave.And this monkey,refused to climb off his lap! The Good Dr.came out with us,carrying her.I asked her to come me and she just waved..Aadi asked her to come ‘Tata’ with us,she just waved..The Dr. asked her if she wanted to stay with him and she just said,’Yes’!!!!!!

That was too much for Aadi to take,she all but snatched her away from the Dr..and this cheeky monkey,wiggled out of her sister’s arms,down on the floor,pushed her legs apart and crawled through them..as if clawing her way back to safety and tugged at the Dr.’s trousers to pick her up..sneaking glances towards us,as if we,her own flesh and blood were strangers,trying to take her away !

By now,the all the people in the waiting room,the reception staff,everyone was watching..some were laughing loudly,others smiling politely..Me??I just wanted the ground to open up and swallow me..LITERALLY!!! I muttered under my breath,’Great !First she makes a liar out of me..and then she embarrasses me..!!!’ The Dr.heard me..and laughed out loud..yeah .. really.. !If I had decided to leave her there,then,I don’t think he would be laughing!! Same goes for SD..who was laughing so hard,when I told him the whole incident!

Oh My God!It was scene out of those comedy movies..only it wasn’t funny,because it was happening to me! I finally retrieved my bratty toddler from the Dr..and she continued to do crocodile turns in my arms..till we got to the pharmacy..where her big sister decided it was her turn to argue and sulk about CANDY! I bribed them both with lollipops..right!Which one of you raised their eyebrows?  If you had been through those horrifying 10  5 minutes..you would be offering them the whole tub of M&M’s!!

Finally,meds paid for and we got into the car..lollipops were given..and I got 5 minutes of peace..on the drive home! Seriously..I thought Terrible two’s with Aadya were  scary.. but if Ananya’s 1 yo tantrums are anything to go by..I dread to even think about what her Terrible two’s would be like!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Happy Father’s Day to SD and to all the lovely dad’s in the world. 

Our day started with flowers and cards and presents for Daddy,followed by Breakfast-in-Bed! Ms.Aadya helped me make his tea and put the milk in the cereal bowl and added the cereal herself!

In case you are wondering,about the bed..we dragged a mattress out two nights back,so we could watch movies in bed and the girls slept longer on the makeshift bed in the living room,so we let the mattress stay..an extra day!

We’re off to the zoo now..hope you are having a good Father’s Day and/or a Good Weekend!