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June 24, 2005 by trina_p
Why is it called "Elbow Grease" when the pressure is actually on your shoulders?
June 20, 2005 by trina_p
Exerpt of conversation while changing daughter after nap.

Elana:- inane babble
Mummy:- Mummy
Elana:- dada
Mummy:- Mummy
Elana:- Ass (alex)
Mummy:- MUMMY
Elana:- fits of laughter like she's being tickled

Mummy:- daddy
Elana:- Ass (alex) Ass Ass
Mummy:- daddy
Elana:- dada
Mummy:- Ma-ma
Elana:- ass followed by more giggling
June 20, 2005 by trina_p
When 2 out of 3 marriages ends in divorce, do you ever wonder who the 1 is and what makes them different?
June 16, 2005 by trina_p
Got my lay-byes off last night SO excited.

Pink cord pants
Brown cord skirt
green & pink tank top (that's 2 tops 1 green 1 pink)

AND my shoes!!! - my black colorados the same as my brown ones

So now that I have my cords I can wear my new (well I got if off layby 2 months ago but I haven't been able to wear it) denim jacket because I'm of the opinion that unless they are EXACTLY the same denim you can't wear denim on denim. And my jeans are stonewash and my jacket is dirty so they don'...
June 15, 2005 by trina_p
Even though nothing has really happened I feel like I've been really busy.

I think I've just been really reluctant to blog for reasons I will not get into but they suck anyway.

Elana is 18months old now. She's 81cm (2.6 foot) tall and roughly 12kg (26 pounds) she's a very confident walker and runner and is attempting to jump -- it's really funny to watch, and dance.
She has 3 proper words
duck - duct
alex - asss
jatz - datz

as well as Da-Dah (dada) UT (up) soc (sock) soos (shoes) ...
May 24, 2005 by trina_p
It's not my birthday anymore (well it still is in some JU homes but not mine)

I had a really good day yesterday, I got to sleep in a little, Nick made the coffee, and he did some dishes and he got Elana up. I got the two of us ready after he left because we were going out.

I got my hair cut and coloured. I had a Red Rooster Rooster Roll & chips with juice for lunch and I watched 9 episodes of Friends. (I'm addicted to those rooster rolls ever since Grease I've had 3 since Grease)

Nick c...
May 23, 2005 by trina_p
I'm 22 today. This means my blog is like 13months old.

Nick & Elana woke me up late (7am instead of 6:45am) and they gave me presents, Nick made me croissants and coffee - it was lovely.

I got Friends Season 1 and 2 on DVD, the dvd of Princess Bride which means I have it on all media (VCD, VHS and DVD) HOOORAY!!!!!!!!! I got a book that looks really interesting it's about this Indian who wins who wants to be a millionaire but gets thrown in jail because they think he muct have cheated - I'...
May 11, 2005 by trina_p
I saw Grease the musical last night with Rin and Nick.

Nick's dad Kim came over after Elana had eaten her vegetables but before custard and the bottle. I'd already put her in her pjamas ready to go to bed all he had to do was give her the dummy, put her in bed with her blanket turn on the aquarium and walk out. Easy. He had no problems whatsoever. She apparently kept bringing the same book to him had her bottle as normal and went to bed (without the dummy - that was a big surprise I came home...
May 1, 2005 by trina_p
So it's Labour Day in Queensland and everyone gets the day off (except stay at home mothers, Nick and Alex)

Nick's working today because the stock market isn't closed and I'm not sure why Alex is working - maybe gamers don't take holidays ?? either way.

So Elana has a really bad morning apparently waking up at 2 (nick got up then) he made me go to her at 4am - I picked her up changed her nappy, took off her pjama pants and zipped her sleeping bag but up again put her in her cot and left. S...
April 20, 2005 by trina_p
Nick made some.

I'm a big fan of sweet chillli sauce with sour cream on chips and wedges and the like and I'm quite happy with the bottle of trident or masterfoods or whatever they have at the coffee club.

So we were having Laksa for dinner last night, Nick makes this absolutely suburb mild laksa I LOVE IT. I'm unpacking groceries (he shops I put away) and he says oh yeah put that over by the stove to Rice Wine vinegar (we have some in the cupboard but he can't open it so it's been there f...
April 17, 2005 by trina_p
So I've told you about Linus (Elana and her blanket) and how she lays it down on the floor but gets up again right?

This afternoon she didn't get up. Right now she's asleep surrounded by blocks and magnetic letters and other toys.

I watched her lay down and I thought she'd just get up like she normally does after 5-30seconds. But she didn't. I went over to her and she was asleep.

Nick's not home and his camera's batteries are not charged yet I'd dearly love a photo of this latest escap...
April 8, 2005 by trina_p
So after shopping today Nick and Alex got Fish & Chips while I put the baby to bed. And boy did they choose well.

Crumbed Barramundi (I like crumbed over battered) battered pineapple, calamari and chips SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to explode.

Today we (Elana and I) went shopping with Rin, Jess (L), Sami and the 3 kids. We went to K-Mart where Elana got a pair of big girl shoes with an actual sole and she walks like a pro in them.
Had lunch (Maccas) and I was f...
April 5, 2005 by trina_p
This is what you'd be able to hear several times throughout the day at my house

E : Dad
Dat ded dad deta

Me:- Hey Elana can you say Mum?

E:- Dad

Me:- No Elana Ma-ma
E:- Da-de

Me:- Ma-um
E:- dade

Me:- Mum mum mum
E:- dad dah

Me:- Mama
E:- dad dah

Me:- Mum-ma
E:- nah
April 4, 2005 by trina_p
Elana (16months) is sitting on the floor of the kitchen looking at her reflection in the stainless steel bin (the one she uses as a drum and we keep potatos in) and she's giggling. Not a normal child little girls giggle no this is a deep throaty heeeh eeh heeh like on of those idiots that sit on the couch on MTV - I don't know if she's laughing like Beavis or Butthead because I don't watch the show (and she's never seen it either) but she's sitting on the floor laughing at her reflection.
April 4, 2005 by trina_p
I think I should start a column called "todays Random objects Elana plays with" about all the things that aren't toys that keep Elana amused for hours.

A few minutes ago I commenced the "tidyup" before Nick gets home. This involves me picking up all the "toys" out of the hallway so Daddy doesn't trip on anything.
Most of the time it's just picking up the magnetic letters and putting them back on the fridge and picking up some blocks that had been strewn back in the box but today as I looke...