trina_p's Articles In Home & Family
November 19, 2007 by trina_p
Well we told Elana last week about the baby.

We were waiting until after the 19 week Morphology scan so we could tell her it will be a brother/sister and then we had our scan the same day we got the keys to the new house and suddenly the upheaval of moving became priority to telling her about the baby.
Almost 4 year olds who DON'T like change can only handle so much.

She did fine over the move. She went to Grans house for the first time but she didn't sleep. Apparently she was fine until ...
November 19, 2007 by trina_p
Well we told Elana last week about the baby.

We were waiting until after the 19 week Morphology scan so we could tell her it will be a brother/sister and then we had our scan the same day we got the keys to the new house and suddenly the upheaval of moving became priority to telling her about the baby.
Almost 4 year olds who DON'T like change can only handle so much.

She did fine over the move. She went to Grans house for the first time but she didn't sleep. Apparently she was fine until ...
July 11, 2007 by trina_p
Today Elana and Mummy did some baking.



She cracked the egg, added the milk and butter, mixed it all up, spooned the mixture into the tray - man I wish I'd thought to take a photo of that - although you can see the cooked result.
Then she had a bath and we washed her hair which is like the worst part of her week ever!
Came downstairs and we made the icing - she started spooning it onto the cakes but then decided to let me do it while she did the sprinkles.
Oh and she sat in front of t...
October 3, 2006 by trina_p
My kid is funny.

Today was dress up day at playgroup so she went as a fairy princess. My mum worked in an Op Shop and she used to give me bags of clothes she'd collect for E. Drove me crazy. But she had this white flower girl dress - yellow stains - it's got a satin bodice and a satin peticot and there's all this tulle over the top with a zig-zag hem.

I bought a $6 tiara, rings & necklace set from Kmart (the rings are in the cupboard she didn't get them) and a $3 pair of wings from Target ...
June 29, 2006 by trina_p
"No, we're not eating yoghurt in the toilet"





Elana's miserable she's got a cold and is crying about everything. I put track pants on her instead of jeans (they're warmer and they're quite pretty with flowers on the bottom they're not her ratty round the house pants) she wanted to wear the shirt with the butterflies on it (it's dirty so I told her we'd wash it and she could wear it tomorrow when we went shopping) she wanted to walk down the stairs so I started down then she screamed ti...
April 29, 2006 by trina_p
Elana has started calling me by my nickname Treen (Trina is short for Katrina and then it gets shortened again to Trin (treen) lol Australians!)

She calls me Treen. She started some time last week. My parents sometimes called me Treen when I was younger, Jess & Rin have called me Treen off and on for 10years and Nick occassionally calls me Treen too but now my two year is doing it.
It starts out "Mummy, Mummy Mummy, Treen, Treen" like she's getting my attention and Mummy wasn't working.
The...
April 27, 2006 by trina_p
Elana is 28months.

She's grown so much in the last few weeks. A few days ago she simultaniously discovered her ride on truck, her baby doll, stuffed toys and chocolate.

She's mad about trains. We bought her a wooden trainset from Ikea and we're collecting the Thomas the Tank Engine wooden trains. So far we have Percey, Daisy and Emily and Thomas, James & Toby are on lay-by. Next up are the classic engines Gordon, Henry and Edward and the other girl trains Lady, Mavis & Molly.
She plays ...
March 11, 2006 by trina_p
Yesterday we went to Kindermusik on the bus and Lady (maroon thomas the tank engine train) came too she got driven over the seats at the bus stop, driven over the seats and walls on the bus she carried it the whole walk to Kindermusik and back and picked her up as soon as the lesson was over . "Doors closing please stand clear mmmmmmmmmmm" Which is of course what the Electric trains in QLD say/sound like as they pull out of the station and Lady is a steam train.
Kids Got Issues.
After Elana's...
February 28, 2006 by trina_p
Elana - ABC?
Mummy - You want to do your ABC?
Elana - A (aye)
Mummy - A
Elana - B (bee)
Mummy - B
Elana - C (see)
Mummy - C
Elana - F (eff)
Mummy - D
Elana - F
Mummy - E
Elana - F
Mummy - F
Elana - G (gee)
Mummy - G
Elana - J (jay)
Mummy - H
Elana - I (eye)
Mummy - I
Elana - J
Mummy - J
Elana - L (ohl)
Mummy - K
Elana - L (el)
Mummy - L
Elana - P (pee)
Mummy - M
Elana - P
Mummy - N
Elana - P
Mummy - O
Elana - P
Mummy - P
Elana - Q R S (que, arh, ess)
Mummy - ...
February 6, 2006 by trina_p
I've attempted to write something twice now and each time it gets wiped somehow so we're trying again one last time.

Elana is now 26months and the last time I wrote was her birthday - alot has happened, so this will be long.

The surprise present Elana made for her grandparents was a plate - Nana's was blue and Grans was pink and they each had a purple hand print in the middle we wrapped them up and they got them as a Christmas present from Elana.

We put our tree up a couple of days late...
December 6, 2005 by trina_p
Last night I couldn't sleep combination of 30degree heat, worrying about Elana being too hot or too cold and yeah stuff and being excited about Elana's birthday.
I woke up at 5:30am then again at 5:55am and again at 6:10am and each time Nick and Elana were both still asleep -- unusual for everyone (I'm the one who needs to be woken and forced out of bed)
As soon as I heard her I said lets go but Nick wanted me to get her while he set up the pop up tent and put her other presents inside it.

...
December 5, 2005 by trina_p
It was about this time (5pm) two years ago that I was at the hospital hooked up to the monitors and being told I wasn't in labour (my contractions which were about 4minutes apart had completely stopped once the monitor was hooked up) and that I should go home (40minute drive) but before I went they decided to do an internal exam.

Too their disbelief they found I was 5cm dilated and in fact was in labour so they told me to stay they'd check again around 9pm - 10:45pm arrived and I was 8cm on ...
October 28, 2005 by trina_p
I feel like I've been neglecting Elana.

Wednesday I woke up with a really sore throat and a runny nose and constant sneezing - I thought I had hayfever so I took a clarantyne but it did nothing, Nick said go to the doctor I knew better and didn't.
Wednesday night we both got NO sleep because I was so stuffed up and congested and just plain gross sick and Nick's saying "I told you to go to the doctor" and he took the day off work to look after Elana so I could rest. I slept until 10 and I'd m...
September 20, 2005 by trina_p
Elana had her first bowl of "Cheerios" (the cereal not the sausages) this morning she ate the with her fingers it was messy but I allowed it (it was hard not to control her and I did fail at times and spoon feed her in between)

But I tried giving her dry cheerios to see what she'd do (all american books/blogs with children have them eating cheerios) and she tipped the bowl out on the floor so I picked them up and only gave her a handful at a time.

She took them out of my hands 3 or 4 at ...
September 12, 2005 by trina_p
Lately my daughter has become more and more feminine.

I'm responsible for her dressing and thats why she wears alot of pink and purple but I offer her a variety of unisex toys.

Blocks, cars, trains, drums, keyboards, puzzles, books.

A few weeks ago I bought her a stroller because she kept trying to push chairs (and her pram) around the house. And my mother bought her a doll.
Last week she learnt about hugging dolls - she puts the doll over her shoulder and pats it on the back saying a...