Saturday, December 06, 2008

Been a while....

Renees party was a tip, hire someone else to entertain!! This company was just a good as 4 years ago for Nicola's birthday.

Sarah has turned 15 and Nicola has turned 11 - and got the Camera she has been asking for.
Currently in the throes of Christmas. Im about 3/4 the way through with the shopping and hopefully the tree will go up this weekend.
Renee has completed dancing for the year and had a concert a couple of weeks ago.
Tomorrow is the presentation day for that at a local Irish pub. Bizarre venue choice but apparantly that is where it is each year.
Bec has finally got a casual job and is earning money...woo! TAFE has finished for the year. We are spending New Years down in Huskisson on the beach and then will finish of the holidays with a week in Melbourn attending a friends 40th! All the kids are coming with us and are excited!
Im enjoying Facebook - its very good for finding old school friends. Some I shouldn't have lost touch with in the first place. Life gets in the way I suppose.
I need to keep this blog going for my own sanity...good luck to me!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Nearly there...

Party bags are nearly done, cup cakes made, everything else is bought. We've had 10 of the 20 RSVP's for tomorrow party. Ive planned around all 20 plus the older girls have friends coming, but Renees classmates will have first dibs on the lollie bags! I still need to get a couple more things for the bags that ran out and Ill go for a quick walk to the corner shop for those.
1 more sleep! I got 2 small Ice cream cakes. I priced the ones at Baskin-Robins and to feed the amount Im having I need to pay around $50. I dont think so!
Brett and I are going to the movies tonight. We have some freebies that have to be used by July 31st. We are going to see Hancock. Should be good as Will Smith is always worth a look!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Birthday Prep

The calls are starting to come in for Renees party. About 10 confirmed now, but Im sure some will just turn up but thats ok. I was planning on making an Ice Cream cake because I couldnt believe how much they cost! Ive changed my mind yet again and will probably buy 2 small ones, put the candles in one and have the other one ready for those that the first doesn't feed. Ive not made one before and I don't want to stuff up with an audience of 20 6 and 7 year olds!! Get the kids nice and hyped and send them home!!
Bec's friend has paid for her Timberland Ticket in advance like I requested so I guess that means Ill have to get the tickets. Was hoping they would all forget lol. Id love to see him myself but can't really afford another $100 so it will just be Bec and 2 friends. Im thinking about getting Billy Joel tickets for Brett for fathers day. BJ is due here in November. All depends on if the tickets going on sale co incide with a pay week!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Family BBQ (Sis in law back from Ireland this morning!)
Tuesday - Chicken Rissoles and Salad
Wednesday - Cajun Chicken with Fettucini
Thursday - Savoury Mince with Mash Potato
Friday -Toasted Sandwiches
Saturday - Chicken Pastries
Sunday - Lasagne - (Renees Birthday party is today so will have loads of party food. Depends on how much is consumed as to wether I bother cooking a Lasagne...will have to wait and see.)
Both Bec and I are attempting the CSIRO diet but I told her I wasn't going to cook us separate things for dinner, I was going to serve us smaller portions of whatever I was cooking the family.
My problem is biscuits with coffee at work and having 2nds of dinner....oh yeh and lack of exercise!
In other news....ITS A SCHOOL NIGHT!!!
Sandy is back from Ireland and we had a BBQ here tonight for dinner. Her ex and our 2 nephews were here plus the inlaws. Was good fun!
Have now had 2 of Renees friends respond to the party invite. School goes back tomorrow for Term 3 and the RSVP date is Friday so hopefully here from a few more. I must admit that I haven't always been good at responding so I guess my pacing is payback!! I hereby promise to always respond to an RSVP date for kids parties!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Yellow Card!

Took Bec to her Soccer game today and stayed to watch. Believe it or not there were 3 yellow cards!!! The opposition goalie had such a foul mouth, ever second word was THE f-word. She eventually went too far and got a yellow card. Then one of theirs and one of ours bumped into each other, fell down and got back up swinging...hence 2 more yellow cards. We won!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Renee!!

Renee turned 7 today!
Nana stayed over last night so she would be here for the present ceremony. Renee was very happy with her gifts. Nana came back after work for dinner and cake (thanks Woolies). Heaps of photos. She will have her birthday party with friends here on July 27th. are coming. We actually had them here for Nic's 7th as well. The price has only gone up $20 in 4 years. Should be great fun!