Thursday, November 28, 2013

13 months; juggle, juggle and stomach flu'

Harris is 13 months! He's cruising everywhere and walking with a walker, holding on with 1 hand and has stood on his own a few times but I think we still have at least a few more weeks until he becomes a toddler! You don't forget how busy they are at this age, but he is really reminding me - warp speed crawling and into everything. I sometimes wonder why I bother clearing away toys! The 2 jobs that HAVE to be done in my house sweeping the kitchen floor post meal and hoovering the living room carpet as Harris is almost as bad as putting things in his mouth as Murray was. Thankfully though he doesn't seem quite as keen on sand as Murray. I sometimes think I'd be more successful putting Harris' dinner on the floor as he loves finding scraps! Actually he's a pretty good eater, but if he doesn't like something - boy do you know about it! LOL! He's such a fab wee thing, but I know he's going to be strong willed! No bad thing in life quite frankly, but just like with Murray, I've got my work cut out!

Life is a mega juggle at mo. My course is fantastic - I'm really enjoying it, but it is full on and I'm really having to work hard at getting time to study. It's best if I'm out of house already and get to stay out for extra hour or something - eg: go to the gym first thing and do an hour of study before going home or it just doesn't happen. I do have a major attack of the guilts though as I'm back at work too and helping out with preschool as it is really needed as we are a tiny group and need to self fund. Murray has struggled a little with being out 3 mornings, so I'm really trying to make time for 1-1 activities when H sleeps, but as Harris is dropping down to once a day that is going to start getting trickier. I think I'm going to try and pen into the diary specific 1-1 time at weekend or if my mum comes up as she can play with Harris. Problem is, Murray being 3 wants it all, so wants to be with mum too! LOL! He's really pushing for extra this and extra that at mo. His behaviour in general is pretty good (usually know when he is coming down with a bug, because it gets proper grotty) especially when we remember to simply use '1,2,3,magic' but we are getting a lot, just one more play, just another dvd and mummy play with me even when you've been playing for quite a while and are about to drown in dirty dishes. Ah well - he's 3 and mostly I'm happy to do things with him, but sometimes he has to play on his own - I insist!

Al and I got a night and day away on Sat night - settled boys first and stayed in a local hotel. We were so looking fwd to it, but I was pretty poorly on the Sat getting everything ready. Managed to enjoy a nice meal, but Al woke grotty on Sunday. As we had a late check out to 1 we got some rest in peace and felt well enough for lunch and a walk. Bad mistake one or other or both tipped us into stomach flu' and we were both vomiting Sunday night - not what we had hoped for at all!!!!! I'd forgotten how hideous it is when we are both sick - somehow I managed to get Murray to preschool and 'play' with Harris until my mum arrived to help me out. I thought H wasn't going to nap and I nearly cried, but some rocking and shhhsshing put him over - I really didn't care if he didn't self soothe yesterday - just as long as he slept so I could rest before mum brought home M from Preschool. I think the worst thing about yesterday was fixing the kids food - boke! It took a good week to get over that bug I barely ate for 4 days! Lucozade orange, thank you! Being sick with young kids is completely crap!

Anyhoo, I feel the need for a pic update:

In my new pop up tent on my birthday!

Opening presents 'with' mummy and Murray.

My yummy Birthday cake made by mummy.

At Auchingarrich on my birthday - I wasn't feeling tip top, but I tried to have fun!

My Birthday Champagne, cake and nibbles.

Mummy bringing me cake - I was feeling pretty awful by now, but it looked pretty, mummy!

At the Hydro enjoying the slide.

This pic is hilarious - Al took this from the upstairs landing - you'll note Murray having a tantrum about having to come inside! Too funny - family life!

I climb over and uo anybody or anything - just as crazy as my big bro apparently!

I love to cause hovoc wherever I go - the tupperware always has to be pulled out!

Loking cute at Nanna and Grandcha's

On a walk with Murray and Daddy while Mummy massages Nanna.

Out for lunch for Daddy's Birthday

Having fun on the ride on toys (no movement as mummy never has any pennies) while Daddy buys new jeans for his birthday.

Playing with big bro - he sure does hate it when I pull up track!


Mummy and daddy's hotel room (bonus free upgrade) - so wished we hadn't felt awful!

Fly- Harris at new park in Perth

Such a beautiful pic of Murray

The pen is back - Mummy is not impressed thsat she can't get to the loo, or thatI pull all toys out of their boxes just after she's put them back when we're trying to get out!

Cutie pie!