Saturday, 28 November 2009

Now the fun begins…


Now Rosie is well and truly crawling, and the fun is really beginning. She has realised now that she can not only crawl around the room, but she can crawl out of the room and discover where other people have gone to.  She hasn’t discovered the stairs yet, but she’s having a blast discovering all sorts of things she has never before seen. One of her favourite spots is at the foot of the tv, where she can play with the DVD machine… opening and closing it and pressing all sort of buttons on the sky box.


Now that she is on the move she seems so much less of a baby. She will celebrate her first birthday in just two weeks time.  Now she is a little playmate for Barney.  Whatever he is playing with – she wants in on it!  Here they are playing in the hallway with a car, a horse and their two new rats. Barney loves rats and I had bough them one each in Ikea for a stocking filler. But Barney discovered them just after I’d paid for them, so they got them early.  Rosie owns the white one and she sits with it making ‘eeek eeek’ mousie noises!


It is amazing how fast they grow. I never would have imagined that Rosie would be a good playmate for Barney. But she and him are just the best of friends and do everything together. Barney worships and adores her, and she returns those feelings.  He can’t wait to get home from school to see her, and she rewards him with the biggest smiles, as she kicks her legs and squeals with excitement.

There is no greater joy than seeing your children grow and learn every day.  Not a day goes by when I don’t marvel in their amazing little personalities, and their personal accomplishments. 

Right now Tarja and I are watching the X factor together, Rosie is asleep, Jimmie is over at his girl friends house, and wee Barney is making me some refreshments.  He has been in and out of the room half a dozen times, clarifying which seeds are edible raw and don’t need to be cooked! So far he has made me a glass of water with some pumpkin seeds floating around in it!  Visit my nutrition blog to see him and Tarja making smoothies.  (That’s probably where he got the idea of putting pumpkin seeds into my drink!)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Proper good personality test…


Everyone loves a good personality test don’t they? It’s always so enlightening and revealing to read about yourself.  SOOOO boring to read other peoples results though!  I recommend this great Enneargram Type Test which you can do online in a few minutes.  Click here. There are 9 possible personality results; 1 The Reformer, 2 The Helper, 3 The Achiever, 4 The Individualist, 5 The Investigator, 6 The Loyalist, 7 The Enthusiast, 8 The Challenger and 9 The Peacemaker. Do you let me know if you think your results are accurate.

Marty and I took the test. Marty scored as 2 The Helper and here is what is says about him…

The caring, interpersonal type. Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.

I couldn’t describe him any better myself! I scored equally as a 4 and 7, the Individualist and The Enthusiast. 

Individualist - The introspective, romantic type. Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious. Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They typically have problems with melancholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity. At their Best: inspired and highly creative, they are able to renew themselves and transform their experiences.

Enthusiast - The busy, productive type. Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They typically have problems with impatience and impulsiveness. At their Best: they focus their talents on worthwhile goals, becoming appreciative, joyous, and satisfied.

They both sound like me, although The Enthusiast describes me perfectly. I am full of ideas and talent, but totally scatty and unorganised. I am both introvert and extrovert depending on my mood or the situation. Im always looking for new exciting things to do but can never get myself organised!

Give the test a go yourselves and see how you score.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Typical Family Pandemonium

A typical night at our house. Noise, laughter, tears, and more noise.

Rosies first day of crawling

She has finally learnt to crawl. And here is the evidence! 11 months old and such a cutie.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Today’s the day…


I’m off to bed, but I just wanted to write a few sentences to mark this occasion! Today, 20th November 09, is the day our wee Rosie finally learnt to crawl!


And how did we do it? With chocolate! Chocolate buttons to be precise.  I know, I know – bad Mummy. But it worked!  She has been rocking around on all fours for weeks now and just didn’t seem to realise that by moving her legs one at a time she could move about the place.  So I sat at one end of the rug with a packet of choccie buttons and called her over and over until she tried to get to me, and the chocolate! 

Boy did we make a big fuss of her! Now it seems there is no stopping her.  After a few chocolate attempts we noticed her crawling all over the living room, reaching for all sorts of previously unreachable objects… like my laptop.  Oh dear, now the fun begins!

Well done Rosie.  She also said ‘Mookie’ today to the dog. Whose name is Mookie. (Not out dog, we are dog sitting).

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Who’d have thought it?

Who’d have thought that at 32 years old I would be the Mum to two teenagers! Yes my baby girl turned 13 years old today.  I can barely believe it. Time is just whooshing by so fast. My little tiddly baby girl will be 1 year old in four weeks time, and my first baby girl is a TEENAGER! What is happening????

My Mum came up with the great idea to have a girlie pamper sleepover night at her house for Tarja and my neice B who also turned 13.  Two aunties came too and we spoilt the girls rotten! Tarja had been looking forward to it for weeks. We started with a trip to the cinema, then Mum fed us all. And then we gave the girls facials, head massages, hand massages, foot spas and pedicures.  Aunty Hannah did their nails, and they were showered with gifts and treats. 

I know for sure that they both felt really special and had a fabulous time.  After the sleepover Tarja and I came home to open her presents. An excited Barney had been waiting for hours for us to arrive home.  He had made his big sister a beautiful birthday cake.  Little Rosie was amazed by the whole present opening, and took it all in ready for her big day in December.  She was mesmerized by the candles on the cake.

Little Tarja in days gone by….

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Photos from the birthday sleepover….

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