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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas feel

Here are some photos I have taken recently on my phone.

Zalia reindeer head gear at Nanny and Poppys home

Christmas bus to Bondi Junction

More christmas bus to Bondi Junction

Zalia asleep before I leave to BJ for last minute things

Sleeping baby girl

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today I was feeling very blah!
I try not to eat too much but i end up eating more. Seriously what crazy person does this so close to the silly season. Well in the silly season?
I managed to compensate with a walk to Coogee with a large pram and two kids, baby bag, lunch for 3, 3 drink bottles, one milk bottle, rain coats, rain cover for pram, hand bag. I went to visit a friend and her child and left my children there and ran to the beach (coincidentally they live 5 houses from Coogee) and ran towards Maroubra and then back down to Coogee then up towards Clovelly then back approx 5 km in 35 min a bit slow but who cares.
Then i walked back to friends house, hang out with other mums and kids, ate my lunch (red lentils, basmatti rice and organic snake beans). It truly was delish. Also snacked on some gingerbread house (naughty naught), had my nearly 20 month old daughter sleep on my lap, fed my children linch, decided at about 3pm to get out of the house. We cleaned up toys and went to beach. Joaquin wanted to play by waves. Zalia too scared to touch  sand. In the end Joaquin and his friend played on sand and then the beach. Zalia woke up at about 4p, and we went down to beach and Joaquin played for a long time with his friend in the waves. We watched and at 5.30pm Dad came to pick us up at the beach and we walked to shop to buy fish for dinner. When we got home i had a quick shower, got carrots ready and potato and went appointment at hair salon I had wax and nails done. Felt so goo. good night

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

organic fruit and vege box

More organic fruit and vege goodness! and Organic maple syrup from Canada still have not opened the bottle.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Today is the 13th of December 2011.
What have I done today:

1) Cleaned the house in the morning for a little while
2) Kids slept in till 8am, yehaaa-grandma but Z was up at 4am and did not get back to 5am in my bed, bf and finally getting to sleep.
3) Had a play date at our house with Joaquin's friends
4) house looked like a bomb hit it with toys everywhere
5) Ate muesli for breakfast and yoghurt
6) two hours later ate some toast with brie, tomato, avocado and spanish onion
7) my 19 month old Z loves Brie but not Australian Gold @ $3.99, no the good stuff Jindi brie that costs $7 a pop.
8) 11.00am-->Left the house as it is and headed for the park
9)11.20am--> met another mum and Joaquin's friend at park
10) 2.30pm-->played for about 2 hours
11)2.40pm--> came home, saw the house in a mess tried to clean up
12) 3.00pm-->ate more toast at 3pm and fed kids left over pasta and home made tomato sauce for a late lunch. Had tv on and watched play school and bf Z a few times
(mind you they had eaten already, breakfast, banana, biscuits, toast, cupcakes)
13) 4.50pm--> Cleaned the house and by 4.50pm had Joaquin ready for swimming and myself too
14) 5.10pm -- out the door for swimming
15) 5.30--> Joaquin swimming class and payed for his term next year, contemplating classes for Zalia
16) 6.00-- finally got in the pool, swam only 30 laps as I was late in
17) 6.35pm out of the pool in car
18) 6.45pm dropped of at randwick, hit Coles, bought more brie, bread, cheese for tomorrow's christmas playmate party at friends house
19) 7.00--> walked home stopped by the new Hungarian cake shop bought small slices of cake for $14
20) Jas made dinner yummy oven baked lamb chops (with home made breadcrumbs) with organic potato mash, steamed carrots, peas, and a yummy salad with avocado, feta, spanish onions, cucumber, tomato (all organic).
21) Joaquin ate all his dinner and got 20 smarties, Zalia ate most but does not like smarties
22) 8.45-9.15pm Jas put kids to bed, I cleaned, washed clothes hanged clothes on line, got clothes off line due to rain and mopped floors
23) 9.45pm Finally relaxed with camomile tea and cake
24) 10.00pm bed and lights out

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Opp shop finds

Today I hit the op shops (opportunity shops):
Here is my loot ( I spent $115 total):
1) some clothes for me (more than 6 pieces including witchery striped jumper and maxamara bolero jumper)
2) some clothes for Zalia (blue and white stripes Zara dress and bottoms sailor style), country road blouse for Zalia
3) some board games for christmas and play dough hairdresser game
4) coffee jug and egg cup

Blue top shop top ($8.00), white singlet ($7.00), black dress ($12.00), black gypsie top ($8.00)

Details of dress

Blue WISH top/dress ($15.00) and white Zara shirt for the beach ($7.00)

Hello Kitty tin for Zalia ($1.50) 

Jug ($8.00) like my mother has and spotty black/white egg cup ($1.50)

Friday, December 9, 2011

baby clothes Zalia

Yesterday I bought some clothes for Zalia and Joaquin at the consignment store. It was half price sale. So i think I did well.
Here are some of Zalia's clothes:

red and white flowers Bebe dress (half price; $9.00)

Pure baby pyjamas pink half price ($7.50)

New oshkosh b"gosh skirt $15
plum sister red pants half price ($2.50)

Country road top new $19.50, jacaudi paris white tutu skirt half price $9.00

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

at home

 At home, on the bed, clothes need to be put away, Joaquin in triceratops outfit, Zalia on bed playing.  There has been nothing much to do, the weather has been grey and raining and COLD For december in Sydney.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas tree

We put up the christmas tree and lights last weekend.

Zalia loves taking the baubles from the tree. I do not really like the over the top look. Just a few lights and a small tree.
I also would like to introduce some hanukah traditions, being somewhat jewish and all.