Archive of ‘Our Pad’ category

Rock-a-bye-Panda

https://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/rock-a-bye-panda/ This has never happened to me before. Around 4.30pm today, I rocked a stuffed panda to sleep as I sang the lullaby, “Rock-a-bye Baby”. The stuffed panda is a Christmas gift from Augz’ brother’s girlfriend, Petrina, whom Matthew calls Auntie Panda. It’s taken up residence on our couch and usually just watches the family […] Read more…

Emma vs Elisabeth

As it turns out, Emma may actually be an Elisabeth. I had my suspicions for a while, especially when she, well, just feels like an Elisabeth sometimes. In my head, I toy with the idea of calling her “Lizzie”. And then Augz revealed that he had almost called her “Ellie” a few times. Hmm. All along, […] Read more…

Our pad, a work-in-progress

It’s 10.30pm, my baby has been asleep since 9pm, and I’ve just finished with the household chores – simples ones, like washing up and packing after Matt – and have finally sat down to unwind for a bit before I turn in. A packet of chilli-flavoured potato chips is what I’m currently devouring – a […] Read more…

3 days to The Big Move

At one point, it did seem like we were never going to move. But here we are, three days to The Big Move. Three-and-a-half years of marriage and five moves later, this is by far the toughest move yet. We will literally be moving into an almost blank unit, since a lot of our furniture […] Read more…

Instant Tears

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/instant-tears/ An ordinary Monday afternoon. Mucking around with my son in the living room. He climbs the couch and indicates that he wants to sit on the couch “like a big boy”, as I’ve been teaching him to do. I take my spot beside him, and in the midst of that, clumsily knock my heel […] Read more…

A blank canvas

Tuesday 16 April 2013, the first day of the rest of our lives with a Home. Four years after making the first payment for our flat, we finally got our keys. To be honest, Augz and I used to do a lot of things on impulse. Getting Fernvale Crest was another one of those things. […] Read more…