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Super moody!
August 5, 2008, 11:09 pm
Filed under: aesop | Tags: ,

Aesop has turned into SUCH a boy lately.
He’s completely and utterly obsessed with everything superhero, everything fighting (ben10, dragon ball Z etc… thanks older cousins!) and everything guns. The superheroes I’m alright with (and he does looks pretty cute in his costumes), but the guns thing really bothers me (I think I’ve mentioned it before on here.) I guess boys will be boys in some ways, but being able to build an gun out of anything at all is not really a skill I hoped my three and a half year old would have.

You know what really gets me about this age though? The mood swings! This child can go from super sweet cuddly toddler to death-stare-angsty-thirteen-year-old-girl-mood at the drop of a hat. Anything I say that he doesn’t like gets met with either tantrum-like over the top crying, or ‘I’m NOT happy MAMA’ or ‘I’m VERY angry, you are NOT listening’. He storms off, hitting the wall on the way (which might I add he has not learned from either of us..) and huffs and puffs and rolls his eyes and pulls faces. Lots of times we sit there trying not to crack up at how dramatic it all is, but when he’s also not listening and not doing as he’s been told a million times then it’s very, very frustrating. Man, I hope this phase passes soon, I really wasn’t expecting moods this bad until at least 11! hahaha.

He’s been having a hard time with preschool lately too (or ‘work’ as we have to call it around here). A few of the other kids told him they don’t like him and won’t play with him. It really upset him and he’s getting better now but for a few weeks he woke up very work morning telling us he didn’t want to go.
The teachers were really good about it, and got straight onto it, but it’s so heart breaking to think that your kid isn’t liked by everyone. I didn’t/don’t make friends really easily and found school quite hard because of it and my heart aches to consider that Aesop might have the same issues. Everyone I’ve spoken to has said that as long as we build him up at home, and make him believe he really is awesome, then he should be able to handle it but that’s so much easier said than done.

Luckily he’s still pretty hilarious and very cute so he can get away with mischief and moods, and he’s got his one good friend at preschool who sticks by him so all will be okay. Even if my hairs turns grey and my frown lines get deeper by the day.

(Oh and I’m waiting for Abraham to help resize the radio files, because they were still trying to upload after 2.5hours! but in the meantime I loooove this Summer mix on bluewalrus.com, it might tide you over until I can get them sorted : )

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This Winter is getting me down..
August 4, 2008, 3:59 am
Filed under: wedding | Tags: ,

Well, welcome to my new, free, blog! I decided to take all of your wise advice (and be thoroughly flattered that anyone would care about my internet presence) and sign up for wordpress. It’s taken me a few days to get my blog looking okay, and to get the gist of how it works, and I can promise it’ll take me quite awhile to get to the point where I know how to work all these picture and link things without too many errors, but here we are!

I’m in one of those Winter ruts at the moment. I have been for the last few weeks. You know the ones, where you don’t want to do anything but laze around, and the even the thought of crafting/housework/anything that involves any effort turns you right off. I must confess, I may also have been a bit of a sad sack and a hugely grumpy cow too. (Sorry Abraham!). I’m not sure what it is about Winter, but something about these dark evenings and the never ending cold and rain just manages to bring everyone down a few notches.
So I don’t have much crafting to show you, and to be honest I don’t even have any photos to show you because the lighting is terrible, Aesop moves too much and well, I’m a big heffalump.

I do, on the other hand, have a whole lot of wedding organising and inspiration to share with you. I’ve been collecting pictures to try and get an idea of what I/we want the wedding to look and be like, so I thought I might share some of them with you and see what you think. Unfortunately I can’t remember where they’re all from (though many of them are from Snippet and ink, which is an amazing wedding blog.) so pretty please let me know if any of them are yours so I can give you credit!


Things I know so far:
The wedding will be held in a friends garden. She lives out in the country and has a huge section, and we’ll be getting married under a huge 80+ year old Totara tree.
We will have a marquee on the front part of her section. Due to restricted finances the marquee won’t be a huge fancy white one, but it will be a marquee and it will be lovely on the inside. A lot of people argued we should just save our money and have the reception in a hall, but the marquee is a huge part of our ‘vision’ so I’m very, very happy we’ve found a way to do it affordably.
Our colours will be bright yellow, brown and white. The bridesmaids are wearing canary yellow, Abraham will be wearing brown and white and I, well, I’ll be wearing one or more of the colours (Abraham reads my blog so alas, you’ll all have to wait for the day to find out what I’m wearing!). The chairs and the table clothes will be white. I’m hoping to have yellow lanterns, brown doilies, yellow flowers in glass preserving jars, yellow plates, and wooden utensils.
All of our plates/utensils/cups etc will be biodegradable and we will compost them all underneath a tree. We’re not really ‘greeny’ people, but when you can compost the whole wedding meal in the garden for less $$ than renting plates etc there’s not much argument. Plus, no-one will have to wash them, and we won’t have to pay for breakages!
My flowers will be pretty simple, and yellow. The bridesmaids will be either yellow or yellow and white, also really simple.

You know what we haven’t decided on yet? Probably the thing we should have already sorted, made and sent.. the invites. We can’t agree on a design, the guy who was going to do them can’t anymore and we’re running out of time a little. I really like this design but I can’t get it to look quite right. And I’d also be happy with simple light yellow writing on brown background (like a business card) but I can’t find a font we both like. Any suggestions? Oh, and we don’t need a map included with the details, aye? Are maps really necessary?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I’ve been trying to upload some shows for you ladies, but so far it’s only 57% done and it’s been loading for two hours, so I fear that might be tomorrows post. I’ll look fwd to sharing it with you though, and thanks for following me across the web to my new home : )