Something happened since July which has affected us all but me in particular and as we had the scan today I am pleased to say that the reason is one little 5cm bean. I am pregnant for the 5th and final time! These last few weeks have been difficult with sickness and general busyness of the last few weeks of term. I am hoping that the sickness will pass, I don’t remember being this bad with any of the others, however I didn’t have 4 others to look after last time so that has something to do with it.
The school holidays are upon us, and in fact finish this week. We have spent most days out and about exploring a few more places new to us and I think I have just about managed to keep us all sane. However I have managed to completely forget to take the camera each time so there are no lovely pics of us all, including of us swimming for the first time this season. It was cold but the sun was warm enough! However what I did manage to get some photos of were these two birthday people …
Rachel had a little party with a few friends over and George wanted to go bowling which was great apart from the fact that Pete and I both got beaten by the children! Mac was the best and was in the lead until Uncle John, aka John Parker, crept ahead in the last two rounds. Mac was not impressed! So there we are four and eight, how did they get so big?
from whooping cough has taken a while but once normal service had resumed those of us left at home headed out to one of my favourite spots, North Head.
It was a dull day but the colour of the water was beautiful
No seals or whales this time, we did look, but there were hands to be held and the rain had made some wonderful puddles to find instead.
My birthday came and went and I honestly can’t remember what happened, I think we were still suffering from sleepless nights generated by coughs, but there were some fun moments including the appearance in the garden of these little sweet things…
And the nightly ritual of feeding the animals.
He honestly comes running when the biscuits hit the bowls and is waiting with the cats for them to be put down. Oh well it might help with his weight gain!
I wrote a post, in May in fact – shocking! What has happened since then. Well lots so I thought I might try to let you know a little at a time so that this does not turn out to be an epic post.
So since the last post was 2nd May, the next big date was our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 20th. Pete had planned a romantic night away in the city, the babysitter was booked in for the night and we were prepping the children as to who was going to look after them and how they had to behave. Then the test results came back – Pete had developed whooping cough. Everything was canceled, no meetings, a week off work, enough antibiotics to start our own pharmacy, school missed, and so on. This would not have been too bad if we hadn’t already gone through Rachel and Mac possibly having it and Josh definitely having it. By this point neither of us were really standing – well George was but only just!
I have a far greater respect for contagious bugs at this point. The speed and devastation which they move with is impressive, as is the quantity of meds required to defeat them. So after a few days of rain and quarantine the gloves were off and the ‘master’ was up for challenging!
Judging by the cash George ended up with he had been taught well!
For those of us not up the the challenge of the hard sums needed to add those millions, we played this …
Pass the bag, a wonderful game which teaches children colours, shapes and develops their fine motor skills, it is played like bingo, except that sometimes it is too tempting and you just have to peep into the bag!