24 December 2011

Christmas wishes from Off to the Park

I just wanted to take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe & happy new year! I hope you have a great day tomorrow and enjoy your time together, whether it's with family, friends, relatives or just on your own. I'll be taking a break from my blog over the Christmas/New Year, so will talk to you again in the new year. Thank you to those of you who take the time to visit and read my blog. I hope you'll come back and visit me again in the new year!

I will be having Christmas with my little family. It's "Cherub's" first Christmas, so we'll be having it at home along with my parents and Hubby's family. Hubby & I are crazily getting things organised now, so we don't have as much to do tomorrow.

Hubby is having a go at making crackling....mmmm...yum!! A shame we don't have any roast pork to go with it...we're having ham, cold roasted chicken, and an assortment of salads instead. I will be making my trifle this afternoon, which will go with pudding and brandy custard.

What's on your menu tomorrow? Do you celebrate Christmas with family, relatives, friends, or don't celebrate it at all?

21 December 2011

Jon Bon Jovi is alive and well!

Did you hear the rumour yesterday that Jon Bon Jovi was found dead in a hotel in New Jersey? Thank goodness it was just that, a rumour.

The below photo was published on the band's Facebook page showing a smiling Jon holding his "proof of life" saying "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey, Dec 19th 2011 6:00". The message reassured fans that Jon is alive and well.

Yay, he's alive & well (photo sourced from Bon Jovi Facebook page)

Why on earth would someone make up a death hoax, about such a wonderful person. I am a long time fan of Bon Jovi's, and would have been very upset if it was true, not to mention thousands of other diehard Bon Jovi fans. I just don't get why someone would write a blog announcing to the world that he was dead when he obviously wasn't! Is it something they did for kicks or to get everyone (including me) talking about it.

Thank goodness you are still alive Jon, the world would be a sad place without you in it. Keep making beautiful music. Love ya!

16 December 2011

Wordless Friday: Growing up too fast

Today I'm having a wordless Friday. I know most bloggers go for a Wordless Wednesday, but I thought why not have it on Friday since it's the end of the week.

Cherub at 3 months

10 December 2011

Ho Ho Achoo!

So much for lovely, sunny, hot Summer days and barmy evenings!! The weather we've been having lately has been so unpredictable, one minute its raining and is that cold we've needed our warm pj's and heaters on, then the next minute its boiling hot and we have the air-conditioner on. What will be next?

Because of our weird weather conditions my little family have all come down with colds :( Poor "Popette" has been affected the most. "Popette" started out with hayfever (we think!), but two weeks later still has a runny nose, and now a chesty cough that keeps her awake at night.

Poor little "Cherub" is also struggling. She's all congested and nasily. Poor little darling. Its so hard to know what to do at this age, I've been using FESS nasal spray and have had the vaporiser on. This morning I rubbed some Baby Balsam on her chest...I hope she doesn't get any worse. I think she got it from her big sister....who can't help but kiss and cuddle "Cherub".

Both Hubby & I are feeling under the weather also. Not a nice way to be spending Christmas.

Both my munchikins and Hubby are in bed having a sleep. Hopefully when they wake up they'll be feeling a little better.

We were hoping to buy and decorate our Christmas tree today. Every year we go to a Christmas tree farm where Hubby and I pick out a tree we love, which he then saws down. We both grew up in a household with a fake plastic Christmas tree, so buying a fresh tree is a real treat for us. We love the smell of the fresh pine needles. It's become a little tradition of us going to the farm and picking out our tree. We can't wait for the girls to get bigger so they can join in on the excitement.

Depending on how Hubby is feeling, he might have to pick up the tree on his own, as we just don't have room in the family car anymore for all of us to go together.

I'm hoping we'll get over this cold soon, and will start feeling better for Christmas...I can't believe it's only two weeks away, and my little "Cherub" who is now 11 weeks old, will be 3 months old. Where has that time gone?

Thankfully I've got most of the Christmas presents bought. I just need to buy a few more, and pick-up some presents that I had on Christmas lay-by with K-Mart. I was a little upset on Thursday night. I went to pick them up when I was told that they didn't have it! So now they have to get the presents I selected six months ago from a delivery centre and ship them to my local store. Hopefully I'll have them in time for next weekend, which is when we are celebrating Christmas with my family.

Do you or your family have any traditions that you do each Christmas?

02 December 2011

This much water...

Today I received an email regarding a campaign that is being carried out on YouTube called "This much water". "This much water" is an important message concerning infant drowning in Australia, explaining that it only takes an infant 'this much water' to drown in anything containing water, whether it is a swimming pool, wading pool, dogs bowl, laundry bucket, nappy bucket or bath tub.

"This much water" features a number of celebrities and social personalities such as Jackie O, Kyle Sandilands, Peter Overton, Georgie Gardener, Amanda Keller and David Wenham, who have donated their time at no cost to help support this important cause.

The campaigners don't have an advertising budget, so can't broadcast the campaign on TV or the radio, all they ask, is if you can help spread the word by sharing a link to the "This much water" clip on your Facebook page, Blog or Twitter profile.

This Much Water - If you care "Share"


Note: no payment was received for this media announcement.