Sunday, 31 May 2009

The world according to Miss 4

JoJo (middle name Caroline, after my sister) has been trying to figure out names lately...

JJ: I have 4 names mummy.

Me: Really? What are they?

JJ: JoJo Tea, Joanna Tea and Aunty Caroline Tea........ Oh. I only have 3 names.

Sunday, 24 May 2009


I have a miserable cold. Great hey? You know what's even better .... Jeremy has it WORSE THAN ME!! Arghhhh! Guess who got to sleep in and then go back to bed while their other half dragged themself to church (no doubt to share the germy love around... everyone will appreciate that) and then have their 2 highly emotional and volatile children who have now succumbed to the lurgy entertained? Not me that's for sure.

My attempts to approach this challenge graciously are obviously not proving as successful as I might hope... *sigh*. I did get to eat dinner on the couch (my escape) for which I am extremely grateful.

Oh blah.

Saturday, 23 May 2009


We have had so much rain here in the last week - apparently the dams got 1 years worth of water in about 3 days. Bizarre after being drought stricken for ages. It has been absolutely torrential (obviously) but this morning was fairly tame so I let the kids go out for a play. They had a ball of course (and left a trail of wet muddy destruction on their way back into the house!).

JoJo decided to investigate the alternative possibilities of her umbrella and rigged up a pretty nifty pulley system to that she then wanted X to ride on... I vetoed that one, knowing that I'd have one broken umbrella and 2 kids in tears. It was a pretty cool idea though!

Monday, 18 May 2009

I've re-started my career a professional whinger that is. Bought some gelati from a company that shall remain nameless - it had a big "gluten free" label on the front so I thought "Great I'll just buy that one and I won't have to bother reading the label for once". When we opened it up though for some reason I checked the ingredients and it says it may contain traces of BARLEY!! What the????? Not happy. JoJo was on the verge of a major meltdown until we discovered the genuinely gluten free sorbet in the freezer - *phew*.

We'll see what happens ... if nothing else at least it's got me back in the groove of complaining to companies about their defective products. I used to quite enjoy that once upon a time :D


Here's a pic of the newest member of the Tea family - cute hey? That's not just the biased mum talking either - the sonographer even said so, so there. What's that? You bet she says it to all the mums she scans? And that that picture looks identical to every other baby scan you've ever seen and I probably just downloaded it from the web? Never!! My child is obviously far better looking than the average baby (just look at its parents).

I find it so amazing that 3 months ago this little person didn't even exist, and now it's almost fully formed and just has to get bigger - each child really is an incredible miracle.

The 3D scan was pretty unbelievable too - haven't had one of them before!

Friday, 8 May 2009

oh dear!

How slack am I? A month and a half with no posts? That always seems to happen when we go on holidays... i feel like I need something really profound to say before I say anything when it's been awhile, and I just don't seem to have anything profound to say!

I've been meaning to post a bit of an update on the kids and what they're up to - will try to get to that in the next day or 2 :)