Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bikes galore

Rob and I have a cutesy-couple thing which we often say to each other as we lie in bed at night - "You're the best!"

3 little words which mean so very much, as we realise how lucky we are to have found each other, and appreciate what the other does.

I also happen to think my parents are "the best" - the amount of time and love they have for Jimmy is a godsend, and I really appreciate all they do for me.

Recently a friend of mine gave Jimmy a secondhand balance bike - he loved it! It's still a little bit too tall for him to sit on properly but he loves pushing it around everywhere. So imagine the disaster when my dad tried to pump up the tyres and one of the plastic wheels cracked.

Luckily my dad managed to salvage a bike from junk collection week and Jimmy was back in action very soon. My dad is the best.

I guess there's a very good reason for this collection of bikes in his backyard, all to be refurbished for Jimmy's use .....

Monday, November 24, 2014

Laughing with other mums

On my wanderings as a mum and blogger, I come across some really funny stuff that I can relate to. From the dark side of raising teenagers, to the lack-of-sleep, wanting-to-go-to-the-toilet-on-my-own days ....

PeopleIWantToPunchInTheThroat lists 28 things I-Could-Do-Before-I-Had-Children.

Here are my favourites :

3.  Go to the bathroom alone.
5.  Sleep in.
9.  Read.  I used to read all the time.  I still do, only now I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Pinkalicious.
18.  Read anything about dying children.
26.  Never used my sleeve to wipe a child's runny nose.  Now I'm so immune to snot, I'll wipe a stranger's child's nose just out of habit.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jandakot Airport

I've picked up a few useful tips from the BuggyBuddys website on places to visit. So on a lovely bright blue spring day, Rob and I took Jimmy to Jandakot Airport. This is only a 10 minute drive which makes it a great option for spending an hour or so watching the planes.

Jimmy is thrilled - most of the aircraft are small and have propellors which make a loud roaring noise - music to a toddlers' ears!

With planes taxing, taking off and landing every few minutes, there's something to keep everyone occupied. A stylish black plane is a favourite of Jimmy's, and the newest word to add to his collection is "Pla pla" for propellor.

There are shady trees and a nice lawn to sit on, not a single fly at this time of year!

Located at the end of Karel Avenue, turn right at the roundabout on to Eagle Drive. About 2 buildings past the control tower is a cafe with parking for public viewing.


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