26 22 12 2009

This is a pretty random post I admit but when I first saw this 'truck' on the road I honestly thought it was part of a trailor that had come loose from the back of a truck! I was thrilled when we saw it the other day and I had my camera.

It looks like one of those trucks you see at the airport where the cabin moves down to be level with the tray. The driver must have thought I was weird taking a photo but he was smiling!


25 21 12 2009

First car trip - heading home from hospital.

At the hospital he wore their singlets and shirts and when we dressed him for the trip home he looked so different. Here he is sporting a 'Baby Patch' outfit.

We didn't hear a peep out of him in the car so we'll take that as a good sign.

24 20 12 2009

Snooze time with Dad...awwwww.

23 19 12 2009

This sign is on all of the cots at the hospital. I would have thought the last point was a given....but I guess not....

22 18 12 2009

Snug as a bug in a rug. The swaddle...a very important skill. It was really cold in the hospital so he was always wrapped up. Doesn't seem to matter how he is wrapped the little front paws always seem to find their way out.

21 17 12 2009

Aidan's first bath. He wasn't really a fan but hopefully that will change.

20 16 12 2009

7:27pm - Welcome Aidan Anthony Martin!!!

50cm long
and cute to boot!

19 15 12 2009

Let the fun begin!

Late on Tuesday night I am in the birth suite being monitored. 'Tightenings' are 10 minutes apart and we're all smiles.

18 14 12 2009

Every couple of weeks we prepare food for the dogs and today was the day, mince, peas and wholemeal pasta.

17 13 12 2009

As cute as he looks in this photo there is an ulterior motive....this shady spot is one of Starzy's...Pari will do anything to get under her skin. Smart cat.

16 12 12 2009

My poor computer! I have never had a virus before! We rushed to the fix it shop, expecting a geeky guy to fix it for me....I was greeted with a big unit with tattoos and mowhawk...eeek. He explained what I could do to fix the problem myself and presto...back in business!!


15 11 12 2009

This is one of my favourite baby buys - a pram skin, protects the pram and makes it more snuggly and comfy for baby. I wasn't sure on this design at first but now I love it!


14 10 12 2009

Will this be my last 'me time' purchase??


13 9 12 2009

I was running out of time and energy to take a photo today so I headed outside to spend some time with the animals....normally any photos of them turn out pretty bad, they HATE the camera. Today they were good sports...awwwww.

He is a cranky looking cat sometimes!

The Little Miss is sad that J is away. She has become attached to him lately which is odd, she is the naughty child and is shit scared when he uses his naughty voice with her....I think she is trying to make up for the last 10 years....I call her J's girlfriend, pity her being stuck here with the pregnant wife and no J to rescue her... :)

He loves the hose, I got some really good close up photos of him but I really like these action ones....now I have to deal with the wet dog smell....dirty!!

Cranky old Paz again...


12 8 12 2009

I have really missed wearings my rings....I can get them on in the morning but by the afternoon I am all puffy and they wont come off. We had an obstetrician appointment this morning, we were out for about 1.5 hours so I thought why not, any longer though and there may have been trouble.

11 7 12 2009

The last few days have been spent in a quiet house. J is in the study working and I am resting and *trying* to be quiet. Every few hours J comes out to explain heart stuff to me....

About half way through the day and we're going strong!

Yup - had enough for one day!


10 6 12 2009

J has been busy studying so I made him some muffins...I left them in the oven a little too long though...doh! The bigger ones are spinach, corn and fetta and the smaller ones are apple and white choc chip...YUM!!

9 5 12 2009

Libraries and me do not go. I wanted to get some books out for the next 2 weeks - may be my last chance to read for a while. The last time I was there I lied about returning a book just so I could get more books. I knew exactly where the book was that I said I had returned. A few weeks ago I got an email from the libraray saying that they had looked for said book but no I did not return it so I must pay. I returned it the next day.

So I go in and pick up a stash of books and head to the self check out thinking all is good in the world. ***Membership Suspended*** Go to the Counter!! Just my luck....Have I learnt my lesson? Probably not...when Bubba Marto comes along at least I will be able to get a second membership :)


8 4 12 2009

When J isn't home during the day I let Pari in to keep me company....yet he still wants to be close to Aka....hello mow mow, what about me! Little humbug.

7 3 12 2009

I love getting mail, J isn't so fussed. Today he gets 2 parcels delivered by a courier and an express post letter. He lets them sit there just because it annoys me...open them!! :)


6 2 12 2009

Most of my pregnancy shots are just of my belly. We went out for dinner tonight so thought I should get a photo that included my face and wasn't all about Lucky.


5 1 12 2009

Ummm, we're having a baby - 37 week appointment.

4 30 11 2009

A bit of this and a bit of that.

I am using up ingredients in the pantry and freezer....this was delicious! A pie with peas and bacon and mashed sweet potato...yum yum!


3 29 11 2009

This is part of our Sunday ritual...we take the dogs for a walk, grab the paper and coffees and head to the beach, then back home for pancakes...we're enjoying it while it lasts!!!

2 28 11 2009

We're getting close at 37 weeks!

1 27 11 2009

My last day at the COM - Cesspit of Misery!


I have been very slack on the blogging front lately so I will attempt to rectify this by doing the 365 day photo blog....


My least favourite job!

Out Spetta'd again!

A job well done Raw - ICTTY!



I wanted to update the layout and the countdown has gone and I can't get it back. ICTAI!


MC does Spetta....

Its been a long time coming but I am sooo proud!! And jealous because I can't have any for another 80 days.

Hope it tastes good MC!!


Yummie Linguine!

Petal made this for me when I was in Brisbane...I couldn't get enough of it!

1 Packet linguini
4 medium zucchinis - grated (I forgot this though and it was still good!)
4 large handfuls of baby spinach
zest and juice of 2 lemons
2 garlic cloves, crushed
125ml olive oil
Ground black pepper
Pitted black olives
Roasted cherry tomatoes

Cook the linguini in a large pot
Drain and return to the pot
Add the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper
Toss together and serve.....


Thanks G

G has learnt Aunty Kim's mantra and wanted to pass it on to Lucky....oxox


G gets inked

This one is for Uncle Phiiiillllllll. He suggested I get some tattoos for Georgie. Here she is showing them...


New wardrobe

After a year of only having hanging space in our wardrobe we have finally added shelves. Due to the fact that there will be another person in the bedroom next to ours we have had to reorganise and move our (Justin's) stuff out of the nursery.

Having no shelving in a wardrobe is just so stupid!!

Nearly there...


Over it.



Beached whale found at Bushland

August 13th, 2009

VIDEO: A BEACHED whale, found dead this morning at Bushland Beach, is being towed out to sea by government officials.

A large group of sharks were attacking the dead mammal, which was about seven metres long.

State Government officials launched a boat to examine the humpback whale, with the Department of Environment and Resource Management towing the whale offshore so it could decay naturally this afternoon.

Word of the whale spread quickly this morning, with a crowd of onlookers flocking to the beach to catch a glimpse of the rare sight.

Among the binocular-bearing crowd were New South Wales tourists Sheffie and Maureen Mohammed.

Ms Mohammed said the couple heard about the whale on the radio and wanted to see it for themselves.

``Living in a town like Casino, we don't see things like this every day,'' she said.

The mammal was located about 1km offshore, just south of the Bushland Beach pub, and was discovered by locals at low tide.


Townsville Marathon

It was a 4am get up on a chilly morning....J ran and ran and ran....

Aka doesn't deal well when he is out with us and we seperate. He was on alert and watched every runner go past waiting for a glimpse of J. When I went to get a coffee Aka was standing on his hind legs looking over the hedge so he wouldn't miss J...too funny!