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FEB 2010 Terrors sometimes, angels at others - yep, they're properly two now...

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InmaculadaConcepcion Thu 24-May-12 19:07:29

New thread!!

<offers freshly baked muffins and frothy coffee>

StoneBaby Thu 24-May-12 19:09:59

Thanks IC

I'll post the link on FB for the lurkers

StoneBaby Thu 24-May-12 19:11:53

<run back to the kitchen to check the bread rolls are not getting too tanned>

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 24-May-12 19:16:32

Muffiiiinnnns <drool>

BigBadBear Thu 24-May-12 19:22:20

Well, fancy seeing you all here... grin

BabyGiraffes Thu 24-May-12 20:51:38

Fantastic, thanks IC grin <grabs muffin and coffee>

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Thu 24-May-12 22:28:17

I found you! Thanks IC for starting the new thread and to SB for signposting it.

BabyGiraffes Fri 25-May-12 08:31:27

Mous - I thought our 26 degree heat wave might amuse you grin

PenguinArmy Fri 25-May-12 08:33:00


I finally did some water play with DD. Started with a washing up bowl with water in, then a load of pots, pans, utensils, plates etc. Then with a neighbour they played with some spray bottles (69p from wilko's - lot cheaper than water pistols)

hope everyone else is also enjoying the hot weather

<runs back to DD>

BabyGiraffes Fri 25-May-12 11:25:08

PA - brilliant idea, might let dd2 loose on the garden with a few buckets... We have an outside tap too which thankfully she hasn't discovered yet.

InmaculadaConcepcion Fri 25-May-12 13:01:02

DD and her little friend were enjoying water play in a pal's back garden yesterday - just pouring stuff between pots. It was lovely watching them! Her friend has a fabulous sandpit too - DD thought she'd gone to heaven!

Just been out washing machine shopping after the one here gave up the ghost and turned out to cost more to fix than to replace. Luckily, there's a shop just round the corner which does second hand and reconditioned appliances - so an almost-new Bosch is arriving on Monday (£150) - that'll sort us! Luckily, we have a lovely neighbour opposite who's been letting us put on loads at her place (and DD is in disposables for the moment to cut down on laundry). Probably the least stressful washing machine breakdown I've ever experienced...!!

AbsB Fri 25-May-12 15:24:00

HELLO!!!! Found you at last, thank you SB for posting on FB, I just haven't had time to read anything or write anything for ages!
We now have a fabulous sandpit which DD loves. It is under a big tree in the garden so lots of shade, really popular with her preschool friends too!
I have done my back in angry, lots going on and trying to cope (again) with dogs and dressing a toddler, DP is away on tour, my mum's on holiday and friends and neighbours have been super helpful. I can now pick things up from the floor, which I haven't been able to do for the last three days so the place is a disaster!!!
How is everyone else? Isn't the weather fab? IC your washing machine sounds good, fingers crossed it all works well! I can't imagine being without a washing machine ever now!!! wink
Right, off to book DP's Speed Awareness course shock

StoneBaby Fri 25-May-12 19:00:06

Abs poor you, I hope it gets better soon. But it's nice to hear from you.

mous when is your DD1 op? and DD2 hearing test?

The cake sale was today and we at 3pm (when I finished work) we had raised £172 shock! I'm well pleased especially as I've asked for this money to go to a premature baby foundation, created over here. I guess we'll get £200 by Monday when the night and weekend shifts will visit the kitchen grin. I'll post a photo of the cakes on FB.

I'm tonight having a relaxing evening by myself (DS is sleeping and DH is working), so it'll be tv, wine and early night grin

BigBadBear Fri 25-May-12 19:57:30

I'm flying solo too SB. The kids are in bed, I've finished some work I needed to do and I've (uncharacteristically) ordered a Chinese to be delivered. And relax...

Great to hear from you Abs. Glad your back is on the mend.

IC great news about the washing machine.

Good to hear about so much water play. I was bad mummy today and sent DD2 to nursery for an extra day as I had so much work on. But it was a swap for a week on Tuesday, which we have to pay for yet is a bank holiday, and DD2 came home saying "Lovely day at nursery" so I don't feel too bad.

I have one of my weekends with my sister lined up for this weekend, which will be gorgeous in this weather. Now I just have to hope that DH comes back from his heavy metal concert tomorrow morning in one piece...

StoneBaby Fri 25-May-12 20:15:16

BBB will that be evil to say that hopefully your DH will come home tomorrow with a hangover and that your girls will get him to suffer? blush

If the weather stays like this tomorrow, I may risk water play...

BabyGiraffes Fri 25-May-12 22:40:44

Paddling pool all the way tomorrow grin although with all the wine tonight (Hic) to celebrate my new job I may not be in the mood for much excitement...
Will be interesting to see how things have to change in our household when I work part time because dh will have to do a little more than he does now. With a one hour commute each way I will be out of the house early and back late for at least two days a week...

Abs Hope our back gets better!

SB Wow, your cakes were popular! smile DD1 was furious with me because they had cake stalls yesterday and I didn't bring any money when I collected her - just dashed out of the house with dd2 in pushchair and my house keys.

IC The sun is shining on you in more sense than one I think wink

Mous All okay with you?

BabyGiraffes Fri 25-May-12 23:47:31

Just wondered why I feel so tired... Realised the time may have something to do with it... [hic]

BabyGiraffes Sat 26-May-12 00:10:51

Dd2 had a nasty fall head first off her toddler table today. I asked her what she'd been doing on top of it in the first place (she climbs like a monkey at the moment) and she said quite indignantly 'I dancing!'
But of course.

BigBadBear Sat 26-May-12 07:25:05

bg have I missed something? What is your new job?

sb I think the dds would suffer more if dh returns with a hangover but I'm hoping his new sensible self will come to the fore hmm

PenguinArmy Sat 26-May-12 09:28:17

DD can now jump off the sofa's, I predict a few injuries in the upcoming weeks.

PenguinArmy Sat 26-May-12 11:43:49

don't know if people have a matalan near them, but they do a great bubble thing where the wand gives off loads and loads of bubbles. Is a two pack for £2 here and is better than some of the fancier things I have seen.

BabyGiraffes Sat 26-May-12 13:14:02

dd2 has a new favourite word 'either' and tries to get in into every second sentence whether it fits or not grin

BBB I've been offered a research post, 2 1/2 days a week. Salary is 10k less than my last post three years ago but it's a brilliant job with great prospects, so I am really excited smile

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sat 26-May-12 13:22:54

That is great BG! I hope you were paid more than I was because 10K less doesn't leave much!

Hearing test clear, DD2 new word is "paille" and is use to anything vaguely similar (sight or sound).
I still think she is a cave girl: wall painting, eating with hands (sometimes shells or sticks, yesterday paint brushed her plate with DH ketchup hmm), grunting, jump walking and unruly mane grin.

DD1 op is still debatable, I need more info and feel really wobbly. DH's will probably be in july.

<sorry for me post, I have to go>

PenguinArmy Sat 26-May-12 13:56:57

that's really good bg glad you are excited about it

StoneBaby Sat 26-May-12 16:29:27

mous grin at your DD2 description

BG great news about the job. Do you have childcare organsied for your DD2?

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