Tuesday, 2 October 2007

On the Move

I'm not going to blog on QuicklyVickly anymore. Marc and I decided to resurrect our old blog so I'll continue on there. All the previous posts on here have now been moved across to our shared blog - to keep up with what is going on with us you'll need to visit marcandvic.com

Friday, 28 September 2007

Alive and Kicking

Just another quick one - there is a BIG update coming soon!!

Many thanks to everyone that sent cards, emails, texts, flowers and pressies for my birthday - you know who you are!! I'm having a great day and am so looking forward to my weekend away - flying to Auckland, shopping, cocktails and dinner with the fabulous David and Claire (friends from London), staying in a hotel and best of all - sleeping in - bliss!! And I'm really excited about lunch at Wagamamas - one of the many things I really miss from the UK. Thankfully now I only have to get to Auckland (and not Sydney or Melbourne) to enjoy - hopefully they'll open one in Wellington soon!

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Happy Birthday

It is Marc's birthday today. Hardly saw him as he had to work, but we've just come home from having a very nice meal at Taste in Khandallah this evening - just the two of us which was lovely.

I know I need to do an update - so much to tell, so little time! Will try to get one done this weekend :)

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

We're Still Here!

Max started morning kindy on Monday 23 April so we're now well into our new routine - now all have to be up, dressed, eaten breakfast and out the door by 8.30am every morning, which means we've had to set an alarm in the morning - for the first time since the boys were born! Max has settled in really well and there is now a lot more structure - I guess getting them into more of a routine for starting school. It's now five mornings a week (instead of three afternoons) so he gets pretty tired by the end of the week which means a very grumpy boy! It's nice having mornings just with Elliot, and then a couple of hours in the afternoon with Max while Elliot naps - but now I don't get any free time to myself (unless I can convince Max he also needs a nap in the afternoon - has worked twice so far!)

Other things that have happened:

Do you remember Softy - our monarch butterfly caterpillar? We came home from Max's first day at kindy to find Softy out of the cocoon and drying his wings. We watched him over the next few hours until he climbed up on top of the fence, flapped his wings a few times and off he flew. We still have Silky and Smoothy in their cocoons, but they should be hatching in the next week or so.

The boys spent a day out and about with Grannie Annie. She took them to the beach at Petone, the park and for a picnic. Max was most excited that he had had two picnics - one at the beach and then another when they got back to Grannie's house.

They also spent a day out with Grandad and Ngaire, but as it was a public holiday they didn't get to go on the steam train at the train museum (unfortunately it was closed). Marc and I took James (one of Marc's ex-colleagues - visiting from Sydney) out for lunch and then on a tour of Wellington. He came back to our house for dinner, and had a great time playing with the boys.

The following weekend was Elliot's 2nd birthday. We didn't have a party for him this year but we did go out for brunch and had fish and chips for tea. Thank you to everyone for the lovely presents, and especially those of you overseas who sent him clothes - he got so many that he won't need to wear too many of Max's hand-me-downs!

Marc has been away travelling a lot - he had that week in Sydney, has just returned from eight nights away in Las Vegas, is in Auckland today and tomorrow, home all next week, then back to Auckland for two days (looks like that will be happening once a fortnight), then he heads back to Sydney for another four days the following week.

As for me - I've been busy taking the boys to kindy, playgroup, music, supermarket shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, kindy and playgroup committees and all those other things mums get to do! Have also spent evenings getting my business up and running. I've been sorting and displaying samples, packaging up stock, and now just have to get people to see the products! I seem to be off to a good start - sold 23 cards in two days last week, and have four 'coffee and card' events booked in so far for May/June. The products pretty much seem to sell themselves as they are fantastic quality at less than shop prices. Will just have to see how it goes.

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Today He's Two ...

I can't believe my little baby boy is two today. Two years ago today when he was in such a rush to get here - I was cleaning like a crazy woman all morning, lay down for a rest in the afternoon and he kicked so much I couldn't sleep, my contractions (which I thought were just baby kicks/stretches) weren't bothering me but Marc was timing them nonetheless, then made me get into the car, took me to hospital and 36 minutes after leaving home and two pushes later Elliot arrived into the world!

Happy Birthday Elliot ...