Monday, October 6, 2008

It's a Porter's Life on Holidays - Again!

Oh deja vu, far out I can't believe I haven't got around to posting since the last holidays.....
Life is just so hectic I don't even have time to read blogs much let alone look after my own, I've been working full time, then doing Library stuff, and with that, the kids and the big move there hasn't been much time for computer leisure time!

So, hmmm what has happened since I posted last.

Angus started at the ELC - and is loving it, he's quite the social animal, enjoys yoga, woodwork, blocks and can write his name. His accident report tally is up to 4 in one term, Charlotte had one in 12 months!

We moved back "home", to a much nicer version of the old home. It's such a great house, layout is brilliant, Nick's enjoying his big new kitchen and the kids rooms are fantastic. Here's a couple of shots, these were taken before pictures were put up so it isn't quite how it looks now but you'll get an idea.

The kids had fun at school for bookweek, for something not very different Charlotte was a ballerina, and Angus was the cat in the hat obviously.

Charlotte had her 6th birthday, I had the day off and we had a lovely girly day together including lunch with the grandparents, then she had a ten pin bowling party which was fantastic on the Sunday, followed by a family lunch at the in laws place.
Since the last post she has lost both front teeth!

Whew! So now we (actually all Porter's except me :( ) are on holidays. Week 1 was quite eventful with Round 1 of Angus v Edge of Bath, resulting in 3 stitches to his chin and a trip to the Victor Harbor emergency department, but he's pretty impressed with his battle scar and was a real little trooper, stitches are out tomorrow.

So that's it for now! I really will try and update this more - sorry Dad!!

Take care and enjoy the holidays everyone xxx

Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's a Porter's Life on Holidays

I've been a slack blogger but for holidays it's been busy!
Weekend 1 was spent relaxing at Goolwa, until Charlotte broke a tooth and ended up in hospital on Wednesday having a general anaesthetic (as I once again praise the private health system, I got my money's worth again! I'm sure Charlotte would still be waiting to have it fixed if we didn't have it). It was a horrible traumatic week but motherjules once again admirably filled the gap so I worked full time that week and motherjules played fairy grandmother. As Grinder said, she should be cloned!
Weekend 2 saw Charlotte all better and we attended our first protest rally (yes I really did!) I'm over hearing about carbon emission trading bullshit just get some water down to Goolwa and the Lower Lakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of passionate locals (and city slickers like us) went out to support the town, the dairy farmers and local industry really suffering. I used to waterski on the lake and now it barely comes up to your ankles....

Work is continuing on the new house, here's a sneak peek inside, moving in approx 2 weeks yay!

I am pleased to report this week has been much more restful, Nick and I are kid free which has been wonderful, the little Porters are slumming it up at Sanctuary Cove(not!) in a harbourfront villa with the inlaws and are enjoying all the theme parks, the Hyatt swimming pool, going out to breakfast, lunch and dinner, and cruising around Sanctuary Cove in their golf buggy. Stay tuned for photos when they get back on Sunday. I really miss my babies but it's been great to reconnect with Nicko and just spend time as a couple. I'm sure Nick's appreciated the extra attention he's got this week as well (ROFLMFAO!!!)
I even got to have lunch with mum today in town (kid free!). Angus starts at the Early Learning Centre at his school next week, am very much looking forward to my first flex day on Monday so we can get all prepared for his start at "big school" on Tuesday :)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ta-Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! (nearly!)

I really think I should change my song to "Sing Hallelujah" by can't remember (big dancefloor hit in the 90's) for this one, but I think Queen needs to stay here a little longer....


I haven't mentioned my house for a while because it's taken so long I forgot about it, but now, here it i-i-s,ooooh there it i-i-is

We got the keys on exciting, alas we can't move in straight away as obviously it still needs all the landscaping and fencing done, the carpet and timber floorboards, the security system and the air conditioning (oh and all the new funky furniture and the new ipod needs to be loaded with all the "crap" songs lol), but it won't be long and YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would show you shots of the inside but that concrete floor isn't doing the house any favours, so wait till the timber flooring and carpet goes in, you're all in for a treat!

Have a great week everyone! With the new legislative changes to child support finally kicking in on July 1 I'm going to be a busy little bunny at work.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Late Night Song Dedication for Jody

This is self-explanatory for Jody......
Although I'm not sure which bicycle I want to ride, probably the dragster.
Then again I'm not one for exercise so I might just go the bike seat burger, then go sit on the red couch after I eat my bargain Bicycle Seat Burger.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Motherjules xxx

It's A Porter's Life is proud to present the celebration marking the birthday of Motherjules.
Now she's one lucky lucky woman. Check out the 4 beautiful grandchildren, blowing bubbles and making wishes in their very own fairy garden, what more does a granny want?

Oh I know, she wants 2 beautiful children who married 2 lovely people

Something's missing, can you guess? Yes, well done, every good birthday needs a pinata (this photo is after Pirate Pete was unfortunately decapitated by Angus)

And at the end of a lovely birthday she loves to snuggle up to Poppa Ken

Happy Birthday Motherjules, hope you like the music, love always Dord xxx

Friday, June 13, 2008

"It's A Porter's Life" Late Night Song Dedications...

...insert crooney DJ voice here...........

Hey listeners, tonight's song is dedicated to 2 very special friends of DJ DB, namely Jacq and Grinder, who apparently don't like Bucks Fizz that much. So DJ DB hopes they enjoy "Queen". And if they don't they are dropped and can just listen to the words of this late night DB Dedication, then they can rack off and go listen to Celine Dion and look up munchhausens by pet proxy in the dictionary or somefink (ROFLMFAO)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Angus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My big fella is.....4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well he was 4 on Friday to be precise but this seems to be turning into a week long "Festival of Gus". Thanks to Motherjules for providing photos (and extra points for even working out how to email these piccies to me, cancels out her bagging Bucks Fizz :P).

Angus has been fired up for this birthday for quite some time. He was spoilt rotten as always with lots of lovely pressies from us and the ever doting grandparents.

It was a big week for the big 4 year old, with his orientation at St Andrew's Early Learning Centre, following in the footsteps of his big sister. He suddenly looks 10 in this photo!!! He fitted right in, it helped he will be in the same room as his partner's in crime and best friends the twins Harry and Ned (that's either Harry or Ned pictured below on the left, I can't tell them apart but Angus and Charlotte can). They have been grouped with all the other little brothers/sisters from Charlotte's class which is just fabulous. He has Charlotte's old ELC teacher who is absolutely lovely also so I'm one happy mummy!

Have a great week everyone!