Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm back... finally... and with goodies

Ok perhaps that was a little bit longer of a bloggy break than I had anticipated. Sorry, life has just been so sweet the last 2 weeks I couldn't bare to leave it for a second.

My host parents from Denmark couldn't have been more lovely and were just as I remembered them. Putting them on the train on the last day was very hard and I might have let a tear or 2 escape :( Aus made it a bit harder because he seemed to be of the opinion that we would be picking them up again few days later and taking them home to live with us again. It was hard to explain that it will be a while before he sees them again. But on the up side we are planning our trip to Denmark for the end of next year or the beginning of 2011. I am so excited and can't wait to go back and check out my old stomping grounds! (pfff! lol)

I've also been playing in my little studio and am now teaching myself Silver Smithing, with the help of a few books and lots of trial and error. I have quite a few practice pieces I've made so far and I was thinking perhaps a give away or 5 would be in order? I only need the pieces for a photo really and then they just lay around, why not share the love? So from Monday next week I will give something away every day until and including Christmas day.

That should stave off the 3 ghosts of Christmas, don't you think?

I am super organised this year and as of today have no more presents to journey after. I hate the last minute rush where people seem to lose all dignity and run around like headless chooks trying to find something that suits this person or that person. I think long and hard on what someone needs or would be pleased to receive, then I shop on the net or make it myself. Etsy loves me this year!
I did make the mistake of telling Hubby to get me something thoughtful this year and left it to him to decide what that should be. He's come begging 3 times already for me to just tell him what I want. It's going to be very interesting to see what I open of Christmas morning this year ;P

As for the kids, Aus has been very good- it seems that mentioning the fact that Santa bring presents to good children does a very nice job of curbing bad behavior. I wonder if I can use it all year? He's so excited though and randomly tells strangers in the supermarket that Santa might bring him presents soon. You have to smile and wish you were young enough to still believe that some big fat bloke would creep into your house and leave presents for you. ;P
Noah has no idea what is going on yet and just enjoys his Jolly Jumper. And lately chewing on rusks, now and again choking a bit, blinking and then continuing to chew. He's still the happiest child I know and gives me bright smiles every morning from his cot. All you have to do is look at him to get a smile and not much more for a giggle. His favorite person is his big brother, who gets giggles almost all the time.
We did have 1 day where Austin was intentionally hurting Noah, dropping books and toys on him just to see what he would do. I took him aside and we had a conversion about how little Noah is and how big brothers have to protect and look after baby brothers. The next day he wanted his seat pushed over next to Noah's in the car. I looked in the rear view mirror and noticed that he was holding Noah's hand and smiling. He saw me and said 'Mum, Austin gotta look after Baby Brother, he's very little!'. Awe, it so good to know that at least the most important things I tell him are being take in :)

Anyway, soon I'll put up some pics of what will be on offer for this big giveaway, it's worth a fair bit so make sure you get in on the action!


CurlyPops said...

Welcome back to blogland. I think you can use the Santa story all year and just interchange it with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy when necessary. Anything that works hey?

Chocolate Cat said...

So glad you had a lovely time with your Danish family, how nice to have a trip to look forward to! Glad someone is organised for Christmas. I have done a lot of shopping online this year and will finish it off in Ballarat next week. Austin sounds a little treasure.

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

Welcome back. I love your Christmas card..you have such a lovely family. We are using the Santa bribe too..so far its working but I am dreading after Christmas..maybe the Easter Bunny!

Calidore said...

Welcome back. It's good the hear that the visit went well and everyone enjoyed themselves. How cute that Aus is looking after his baby brother - now can you come and talk to my kids - if they fight once more they will get locked in their rooms until school starts next year....sigh. Love the photos of all of you too - simply stunning.

Lady Bug Cat said...

Welcome back Kris! Reading your post was a bit spooky (in a good way!) as Abbey had been intentionally hurting baby Zoe for a few days here too, just like she was trying it out. After a few chats similar to yours, it has now stopped.
And baby Zoe reserves her best smiles and giggles for her big sister.
I have also done lots of internet shopping this year too, so easy! It is wonderful to be able to avoid the shops at the moment.

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