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We’re moving to our own domain! May 4, 2011

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Hi Readers!

I know some of you have been hanging on a post from Common Chaos Chronicle probably as much as I have.

But good things come to those who wait and the wait has been worth it!!!

Over the last month or so I have been busy drawing and designing a new look for my blog. With some massive help on the whole setting it up side, (big big thanks for that) I can finally say it’s ready to rock!

So follow us over to http://www.commonchaos.com and let us know what you think.

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See You there!

P.S. If you have bookmarked this page please remember to bookmark the new site! :-)

 

The Daily Dirt – 28th & 29th April 2011 April 29, 2011

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I think it’s safe to say I am exhausted.

Busy May!

Whilst some might say “Why?”

and others may say “That’s to be expected”

All I can think of is……. “It’s not even May yet!!!”

May is our craziest month of the year. It is always busy and always expensive.

To top it off this year, we’re expecting some minor renovations to commence on top of the usual CHAOS!!!

So here I am, Friday afternoon, pondering just how I am going to get through all of the up and coming events.

It’s becoming very overwhelming, I can tell you that much! 

Yesterday and today have been busy days but I feel like I’ve really achieved not much at all.

This morning I went to a Learning Ladder Party. They have some fantastic books and games available if you like that kind of thing. It was a nice change from some of the other ‘underwear’ parties that are going around.

This afternoon we received the kid’s school photos back from Term 1. I’m quite happy with them, except for the boogers dripping out of Jai’s nose, the gaping hole in Aria’s gappy smile and the rather large chunk of fringe that is missing from Zafirah’s head….

Ohwell, definitely great for a laugh in years to come!

Zafirah

Aria

Jai

Family Pic 2011

 

The Daily Dirt – 27/04/11 April 27, 2011

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Well it is safe to say that I survived the latest school holidays.

Aria in her dance uniform for the 1st time!

The 3 bigger kids went back to school this morning and surprisingly, the younger 2 played wonderfully together….

Brian had a Rostered Day Off from work so we spent some time researching and planning a revamp of our tired old bathroom. I think we may have almost made up our minds on the major bits and pieces, we just need to look into tiles and decorative bits now :-)

I have made a fair dint in the mountain of laundry that I needed to catch up on, however there is still a few loads to go.

I really don’t mind doing the washing, it’s just the folding, hanging and putting away that chews up so much of my precious time.  But…. It must be done!

This afternoon Veruca and Zaf returned to their Ballet/Jazz lessons. It was awesome to see them so keen and excited to get back into it.

This term Aria will begin Jazz classes and was so happy when I picked up her shoes this afternoon.

The somewhat reluctant dancer automatically adopted the Jazz stance and insisted she give the new shoes and outfit a trial run.

She was beaming! As was I. So fantastic to see her excited about something new!!!

 

Easter Innocence – A little giggle!

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Veruca at the egg hunt!

Over the course of this past Easter we may have used the old easter bunny as a threat a couple of times….

I mean there’s nothing quite like keeping children on edge thinking they could be busted for their nonsense behavior any second of the day…..

So one day there, close to my wit’s end from the building excitement of the bunny’s impending visit, I may have made the suggestion that “Dad saw something white and fluffy hopping in the backyard”……

Before we knew it the 6 kids were on the hunt for what could only be the super fluffy easter bunny!

Now I am certain most children would have looked at me funny and told me the rabbit was not in our yard, but with the wild imaginations of this bunch we had lures and bunny traps set up in no time.

I kid you not, these children were on a mission to trap the bunny and negotiate the early transaction of chocolate.

Out of the fridge went my fresh lettuce, out of the cupboard went a good bowl, as did a few washing baskets from the laundry…

I am kicking myself for not taking photos of the children building their bunny traps, the pics would have been priceless in years to come.  I did however get woken up the following morning by one rather excited Veruca.

I missed recording her first explanation of what had happened in the yard overnight, but was quick enough to grab my phone and record her on her second attempt.

This footage gives me a great giggle every time I watch it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


 

The Daily Dirt – Easter 2011 Roundup!

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Well it’s been a few day’s since I have had a moment to spare to write so I have a lot of catch ing up to do!

I will start with Good Friday – 22nd April 2011.

The fire truck rolls up the street collecting donations!

We woke on Good Friday morning to the distant sounds of a fire truck.

Not what you would normally want to hear, but today it was a welcome sound.

The sirens this morning meant that the truck was on its way, doing the rounds up and down the streets of our town collecting money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

It has become a little tradition in our house that when the children hear the sirens they get down their piggy banks and pull out some coins to donate to the appeal.

Mackenzi & Levi show me some coins for the sick kids!

I think it is an amazing appeal and such a worthy cause.

The hospital not only helps the children of Victoria, they help children from all over our country and from other parts of the world.

Waiting for the truck......

It is also a fantastic opportunity to teach our children about being charitable and showing compassion for other people.

I was very proud to see them happily hand over their coins to the collectors in the street.  

Later on in the day we celebrated Levi’s 2nd Birthday.

His actual Birthday was on the 23rd, however we were headed to Melbourne on Saturday for Easter with my hubby’s family so we had a little cake at home so my mum could wish him a Happy Birthday!

He tore open his gifts with so much delight.

The look on his happy little face was so fantastic. All the kids enjoyed having a play with his new toys before we all went to bed!


Levi Blows Out His Candles!

Levi loves the truck..

Excited about getting his own Drill!

Saturday 23rd April 2011 – Levi’s 2nd Birthday!

I expected to wake this morning in tears, upset about my baby boy turning 2, but really, I was just fine! No tears, no upsets, no icky feelings at all.

Just a mass of excitement about our journey to Melbourne to spend Easter with Brian’s family.

It has been several years since we’ve done easter away from home and I was looking forward to seeing all the relatives and catching up with everyone.

The bunny has popped by early.....

The children were super excited, the Easter Bunny was not far away and they had met up

Let the hunt begin!

with family they had been hanging out to see.

Let the Chaos Begin!!!!

Once we had all arrived at Grandma’s house, there were 14 children running wild.

It was awesome to see them all play together and get along so well.

The delightful Easter Bunny made a stealth visit and treated all the kids to an early Easter Egg hunt. SO MUCH FUN!!!!

That evening we were treated to a big family dinner and a little birthday party celebration for Levi.

A giant thanks goes out to his dear Aunty A, for making him the most delicious Birthday cake decorated with his favourite Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear!

Levi's Birthday Cake!

By this stage in the day we were facing the impossible task of getting all the children to bed and asleep. Easier said than done on a hyped up belly full of chocolate and party snacks!!!!

We eventually got the last few to bed by 10.30pm (Crazy I know), and were then able to sit and relax before the big bunny made an appearance again!!!!

Sunday 24th April 2011 – EASTER SUNDAY!

Somewhere between the hour’s of 6am & 7am, we were met with squeals of excitement that the Bunny had been and spoilt them rotten…..

Nothing quite like the old ‘shriek of delight’ wake up call.

Aria with her surprise.

That cheeky bunny had gone and left the children some eggs outside the house again so clearly this called for yet another hunting extravaganza…..

Mackenzi

Veruca

Aria

Levi

Jai

Zafirah


AND SO BEGAN A DAY OF FAMILY FUN AND CHOCOLATE CONSUMPTION!!!!!

Easter Morning In Grandma's Garden 2011

The following 2 days have been a blur, spent at home with some close friends.

A big thanks goes out to my hubby’s family for having us over the Easter break! We cant wait to see you all again soon!

XOXOX


 

Happy Easter Everybunny!!! April 21, 2011

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Happy Easter!

Easter could possibly be the celebration of the year I get least excited about.

Dont get me wrong I do like it, but in comparison to say Christmas Day or Mother’s day it really doesn’t rate!

Easter really has just become a commercial excuse to down millions of chocolate eggs without guilt…

Sounds shocking but it is true.

I must admit though, I cannot let an occasion slip by without enjoying the excitement the children bring with it.

So on Sunday morning I will put aside my distaste for overloading children with excess sugars, and enjoy their excitement as they discover their Easter Bunny Treats!!!!

What I am concerned about more than anything this year is the excessive price tag that traders and companies put on their eggs.

They know our kids want them.

Easter Eggs!

They know we’re going to buy them.

Arghhh, I would much rather spend $15 on a toy for each child and give them a block of chocolate for the occasion, however I don’t think just the block would cut it!

What to do what to do…… :-)

I will go out and buy some Easter eggs, but I will not be going overboard.

Support this cause!!!!

I’m going to put a massive focus on tomorrow’s Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal, and ask the kids to donate their piggy bank savings to the cause.

Now that is money well spent!!!

I’ve added a link here to their webpage.  Please check it out and donate if you can!

http://www.goodfridayappeal.com.au/

Give that they may Grow!!!!!

Wishing you all Safe and Happy Easter.

If you are travelling, stay safe on the roads, enjoy your family time and most of all…….

Have a basket load of FUN!!!!! :-)



 

The Daily Dirt – 21/04/11

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My day began much the same as most Thursdays do in this house.

Wake, Breakfast, Get dressed, Teeth, etc….

Once we were ready for the day we gave the house a quick tidy up before our visitors arrived.

Earlier in the week I had organised with a friend to bring her 3 children over for a play.

Not only would it help regain some sanity, it would fill in the day and keep the Easter Bunny excitement at bay….. Or so we thought…. Hahahahhaha!!!!

I popped some party pies, sausage rolls & nuggets in the oven for lunch and we let the kids run wild while they heated up.

Mackenzi and Aria having a great time!

After lunch I asked the kids to head outside while we set up an easter egg and chocolate hunt for them!

While the actual hunt only lasted a few minutes, it was well worth it so see the joy and excitement on their little faces.

The downside??? Several hyped up sugar filled kids!!!

So after approximately 2 hours of  chaos, I picked Brian up from work and quietly mentioned to Zafirah that Dad had seen something fluffy in the backyard….

Like a shot she was off and within no time the whole group of kids were hunting what is commonly referred to as ‘The Easter Bunny’!!

Hilarious.

They were out there searching every nook and cranny of our backyard, even setting up rabbit traps with boxes and lettuce leaves.

All from a few little words I said in a vain effort to grab a second’s peace….. Bloody Golden!!! Hahahaha.

 

 
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