And We are Back!!!!

I know that we have been rather quiet over the past couple of weeks and honestly its not because we were short of things to blog about. Rather it has really been quite an eventful couple of week with tons to blog about but I just haven’t been able to do so. I guess you can say it was partly due to the lack of time/ energy but also because I just needed to focus on our lives for awhile without having to think about what I ‘needed’ to blog about.

Ironically I am choosing to restart the engine now, just as we are heading back into the school term but I guess this also means I will be heading back into a set schedule again (perfect working condition for a Type A control freak ;))

So a quick recap of what we have been up to during our ‘blog silence’ weeks….

Bella’s 2nd Birthday!!!!

Yes, we celebrated Bella’s 2nd birthday (countless times over) at the end of May. Our little preemie baby finally turned 2. I was actually going to use the occasion to document and blog about my tough pregnancy with Bella and her birth story but well time just didn’t permit for that so perhaps a story for another day. 🙂 We did our customary birthday celebration in school however this year there was no special outing for the Birthday girl/boy since both siblings are now in the same childcare.

Bella from birth till 2...

Bella from birth till 2…

And of course she had to be eyeing the cake ;)

And of course she had to be eyeing the cake 😉

We celebrated her actual birthday with a wonderful meal at The Boiler…our first attempt at having seafood with the kids! And I have to say we all enjoyed it thoroughly..yes even my picky little eaters! More about this, on the blog later 🙂

Wow! Another cake for me after that awesome meal!

Wow! Another cake for me after that awesome meal!

I promise...no drooling on the cake..

I promise…no drooling on the cake..

Do you think anyone will notice if I finish the cake?

Do you think anyone will notice if I finish the cake?

We closed off the long weekend with a nice little BBQ with the extended family and the kids got to enjoy a fun time with their Uncles, Aunties and cousins… So yes Bella blew out candles on 3 birthday cakes this year and I am still waiting to see who will eventually break the record with 4 birthday cakes…

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Mummy turns a sweet 32! :p

Haha for all those who are frowning or shocked by  the age giveaway…I really have no issues with revealing my age. So yes I turned 32 a couple of days after Bella turned 2. I would only like to tell Joel, I told you so! I told you so because I really really didn’t want to have to share a birthday with Bella or have birthdays too close together (but that girl was too eager!!). I don’t know…it kinda takes the special out of the birthday if you have to share it with someone else (perhaps I’m just mean :p) But I now totally sympathize with my siblings, the 3 of them had to share the exact same birth date all their life (and no they are not twins) haha…

In any case, case in point is the fact that Bella had 3 cakes while Mummy had well 1…I guess everyone had birthday fatigue by then…;p

No pix from my 'surprise' party..so heres one from my Peppa Pig birthday date with Jah

No pix from my ‘surprise’ party..so heres one from my Peppa Pig birthday date with Jah

We moved!!!

Yes amidst all the birthday celebrations, test paper markings and me coming down with a horrible horrible case of antibiotic allergic reaction, hives, skin allergy, bad itch, rashes, swollen face, swollen ears or all of the above…(you can take your pick because the verdict is still not out on this one), we packed up 7 years of our lives in 1 place and we moved. J

The kids are really happy in our new dwelling and the transition could not have gone better. We hired a moving company to relocate us and we also got them to pack for us (phew! best decision ever). More on our blog later, on who we used and our review of them.

I would say this was about 1/5 of the boxes? It took 2 full truckloads to move us..

I would say this was about 1/5 of the boxes? It took 2 full truckloads to move us..

We started out like this..:) With an empty and echo-y house and now our hearts are full...

We started out like this..:) With an empty and echo-y house and now our hearts are full…

So maybe the above doesn’t really seem like much but trust me..it has been an overwhelming couple of weeks and I am really glad that we seem to finally be settling down alittle now (finally!) and getting back to ‘scheduled programming’ :p Apart from having to figure out what this dreaded itch, rash, hive thing is about..I am really glad that we are almost back to ‘normal’..well that is until our next adventure in a month’s time..travelling with two kids to an unfamiliar city on our own 😉

So yes you will be hearing more from us now…until the next post..have an awesome week! 😉

JahBella’s Mummy

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