Not only was our little man sick this month but he fell over on concrete and got his first ever scraped knee. He was such a tough guy and he didn’t make a fuss and kept on playing. That is until nearly 24hrs later and he noticed his injury. After getting quite upset, I ended up showing him one of my injuries (I always have at least one). After a good few minutes of comparing wounds he decided that everything was okay.
Not only did our little man get his first scraped knee, but he also managed to climb and fall out of his cot. He luckily fell onto his butt and didn’t get any major injuries. But it’s is now time for the cot to go and start getting him used to a toddler bed.
Our puppy, decided to get in on the action and ended up eating a used wet one. After consulting the vet, we decided to play it safe and force him to vomit it up rather than wait and hope he manages to digest it. We have never had a problem with him eating things he wasn’t meant to before, so we are changing how we do a few things to stop it happening again.
In case that wasn’t enough, we had an earthquake! We just don’t get them here. Nothing major though. For us there was just a little bit of shaking and honestly, I slept right through it.
We also got hit with a cyclone in the last weeks of the month. Queensland regularly gets hit with cyclones in summer but this one was lower than normal. It intensified to a category 5 really quickly then crossed the coast. Yeppoon and Rockhampton got the worst of it and by the time it went over us it was back to being a rain depression. However with all that rain, comes flooding. Our current house and the one we are building are both at the top of hills so they both remained safe. However, we now realise that when the flash flooding does happen we will not be able to leave or get into the estate our new house is in.
Speaking of our new house we signed the final papers and work has started. We currently have a slab!
I had an awesome opportunity to write for Mommy Run Fast this month. All about how to exercise when you don’t feel like exercising. Which was perfect timing because at the moment it feels like I don’t feel like exercising everyday.
I’m struggling at the moment. I’m still exercising every day but it isn’t as enjoyable as it was when I started. But I have managed to upgrade from beginner.
Also struggling with snacking and am doing my best to get back to more nutritious snacks.
This month I have finished:
- The Conspiracy Club by Jonathon Kellerman
- Dark Hallow by John Connelly
This month been still trying healthy recipes, my favourite of these is a healthy version of bread pudding with cherries and dark chocolate. For Valentines Day, I made some heart shaped cinnamon rolls, which were so amazing (The recipe I used is over at the minimalist baker – though I just used a milk glaze for on top).
And for my brother’s birthday, I made this apple crumble cheese cake.
We didn’t get to to much fun stuff this month with Nick being sick and their being a cyclone and all but we did manage to do a couple of thing and to sign up to our local library. We are lucky and have a great local libray, complete with toy library section, a tv/dvd section and a colouring in station. Nick loved it so much I struggled to get him to come back home.
From the net
I was totally freaked out by 11 Items in your House That could be killing you. I am going to look into these more as we use quite a few of these items.
The title got me on my moral high horse but after reading I’m Done Making My Kid’s Childhood Magical, it really made sense to me. I really hope to find that nice middle ground.
I loved how everyone rallied around to save a Autistic boy’s 6th birthday.
Some of the best expressions ever!
This dog is so cute trying to make up for stealing a toy:
Which type of mum are you? Again, I’m hoping for a nice middle ground.
How was your February?