Bedroom Update

28 07 2009


I know, I know… this photo looks just the same as the last one I took when I was washing the windows and curtains. But there is one difference – can you spot it?

Yes, the bookcase. There used to be a stack of large plastic storage boxes in this corner – holding clothes that are too big, too small, or too woolly. Now that these have been shifted under the bed, I moved the bookcase into the space. This poor bookcase has moved 4 times in the 5 years we have been in this house but I felt that it matched well with the new bed. Plus purchasing a new bookcase to put in the living room where this one came from will double our bookcase space – essential for keeping things out of reach of inquisitive toddlers. It also meant that we could set up our stereo in the bedroom again which is really nice on the few occassions that we are in there longer than 5 minutes before we fall alseep.

I’d really like to do something about the doonas on our bed. The ones you can see were actually David’s and his brother’s back when they were living in Bundaberg some 15-20 years ago. I have bought a king size doona and some material to make a cover but I’ve put it off because of other priorities and also because, actually, these two single doonas are so practical. I love being able to decide if I want the doona on or not and not having to wake up in the middle of the night because the other person has decided they are hot and thrown the covers off. We use them all year round in Brisbane, with an acrylic blanket in winter and with a cotton blanket in between seasons. Hmmm, maybe I should just make two single covers with the material. I’ll think about that until I find time to actually do some sewing.


Words and Sentences

1 07 2009

Ben’s vocabulary is expanding exponentially at the moment.  I have given up keeping track of what he does and doesn’t know.  When I say something new or interesting he walks around repeating it for hours until he has internalised it.  Because of our holiday he has learnt lots of words that probably aren’t very common for 20 month olds, like “seagull”, “lighthouse”, “wine” and “cave”.

He is also occassionaly speaking in short sentences like “Mummy cuddle Ben?” (oh, how sweet), “Ben did drawing!” (uh oh, where??) and “I like Weet-bix!” (he is currently eating 3 for breakfast every morning.  I’m dreading what that will become by time he is a teenager.)

Where Did June Go?

1 07 2009

It’s been a whole month since I wrote a blog post.  Here’s what I was doing instead:

Packed for our holiday.  Flew to Perth.  Visited Perth City, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Swan Valley.  Drove to Bunbury and stayed with uni friends.  Drove to Margaret River.  Visited 25 wineries.  Saw some of the local attractions , although not many because it was raining most of the week.  Drove to Perth.  Flew home.  Looked for a rental house for my friends moving back from Japan.  Had a lot of swimming lessons with Ben, to make up for our time away.  Had my brother and sister-in-law come and stay.  Had my parents-in-law come and stay (they took Buffy to Bundaberg while we were away).

I have heaps of pictures and a ton of things I could blog about.  But I think I’ll just take it slowly, bit by bit.  I’m really hoping that after next week things might slow down a bit around here.  (How many times have I said that in the last six months?)