Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nothing but rain and illness

It's friday evening, and it's has been raining since Tuesday. It's rained over 200mm since Tuesday and everything is SOAKING WET!
Our roof continues to leak, the study flooded, the windows are wet with condensation and I am sick of the rain!!!!!!!!

Poor Benny has been sick this week too. He had an infected gland in his neck that the doctor said was enlarged from a recent tonsil infection. We knew he was sick about 4 weeks ago with coughs and temps, but didn't know he had tonsillitis, poor boy.
The lymph node (gland) in his neck swelled so big we noticed it just by looking at him. It looked like a lump slightly smaller than a golf ball in his skinny little neck.
He is on another course of antibiotics this week. He has had 2 days of temps and one day of vomiting and nausea. Thankfully today he is better, no temps or nausea for 2 days and the neck lump is shrinking. He is more tired and grizzly than usual, but getting better :))
Ethan remains healthy :)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Great Central Coast Playground Tour of 2011

I have recently decided to visit every park in the local area. A friend of mine is going to join us, and has called our adventure the “Great Central Coast Playground Tour of 2011” (as a joke!). There is probably about 20 good parks, and 50+ average to poor parks in my (semi) local area. I am going to write a “review” of each park that will be published in our local multiple birth club news letter and website. My information will be a bit more twin specific than the average park information that is available on the local council website. Things like fences, pram accessibility and age appropriateness of equipment is on the list of things to talk about.

Last week we went to our first park together…. I haven’t been to this park before, it was amazing. It has a fully fenced younger kid area that attracted the under 6 crowd. It had a pirate ship, sandpit, house, swings, rockers, slide and  heaps of great stuff. There was also a HUGE bigger kid area that had a massive spider net, slides, rock climbing wall, round-a-bout, bike track, picnic tables, BBQ’s and so much more. We will defiantly be back to this park again!

To save me writing about every picture, Ben is in the yellow/green jacket and Ethan is in the orange.

I should also mention that these jackets are reversible jackets that came from Uncle Graham in America. The boys LOVE to wear them with the fleecy side out, as they have seen the men who operate the diggers, bulldozers and construction equipment wearing these bight coloured safety clothing. They call them “digger man jackets” and think they are just so cool wearing them!


View of the smaller child area from one sidetn_IMG_5834

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A great morning at the park.

We are looking forward to another park next week :)

Day out with Aunty Shell

Last week we had a day out with Aunty Shell. We took the train a few stops down the line and went to the park. It was a beautiful sunny winter’s day and we all had a great day.

Ethan on the train with his ticket.tn_IMG_5777

Ethan (practicing his winking) and Aunty Shell (Sal’s sister)tn_IMG_5778 

Sal and Ben on the train.tn_IMG_5779  

Aunty Shell and Ben watching the watertn_IMG_5789 tn_IMG_5790

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Ethan – bit blurry i know, but i liked the picture anyway :)tn_IMG_5814

Ben, trying to wink.tn_IMG_5815

Ben and Ethan in the boat at the parktn_IMG_5825 

Waiting for the train home.tn_IMG_5832

It was a great day. Thanks Aunty Shell for coming to spend the day with us!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

First bus ride

Ben and Ethan have been asking for months to go for a ride on a bus.
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny winter day, so we went for a bus ride.

The boys loved it, and so did we.

Defiantly have to do it again!

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