Tuesday, November 27, 2007

First ballet concert!!

N was in her first ever ballet concert on Sunday night! Woohoo! She loved it! She told me after that she really liked being on stage (uh-oh.....), and there were no tears or nerves from her, so she had a really great time. I got a little teary, of course. Auntie A came with us and she was so proud, it was really lovely. The dancing wasn't fantastic, but what do you expect from a group of 3-5 y.o's? They all looked lovely, and had a lovely time and that's the most important thing. That's not to say that the rest of the dancing wasn't good, it's just pointing out that the babies did the best they could. Hmmm.....that still doesn't sound right! You know what I mean, right?

This was the costume for "You Are So Beautiful". Of course!

This was the costume for Hi-5's "Rainbow Around the World".

*sigh*....My baby's growing up waaaay too fast.....

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Ho hum....

Nothing very exciting happening here. A is away with work for the next few weeks....more computer time for me! Yippee!!

N has her very first ballet concert this coming Sunday - how exciting! I think I'll cry. Given that I cried at the dress rehearsal, it's almost a given! A will miss out on this momentous occasion, but he at least was able to come to the dress rehearsal, and I'll buy a copy of the DVD as a keepsake. (I remember all those years ago, as a ballet student, when buying THE VIDEO was a big thing. Now? DVD baby.)

J has his first ever school camp coming up in a couple of weeks, just after A returns so I'm kinda swapping one for the other. Doesn't seem fair!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Steph (http:/4girls4me.blogspot.com) and asked to reveal 7 random facts about myself.....so here goes!

1. I'm addicted to chocolate-covered raspberry bullets.
2. My favourite colour varies but I always seem to come back to blue.
3. I'm left-handed.
4. I hate cooking.
5. I'm the eldest of 3 daughters.
6. My favourite food is prawns.
7. Did I mention I love chocolate??

I'm Back!!

So A blew up the computer last Sunday. Literally! We went to the computer markets to buy some more RAM, brought it home and A opened up the computer, plugged the RAM in (which should have been easy-peasy) then the computer started making a really loud, alarm-like noise and A could smell burning. Promptly pulled the power cord out (which was the only way to shut it down) but it was too late. Where the new stick of RAM had gone was all charred, and some cap had popped on the motherboard. Oh no!! No computer! Poor A, I thought he was gonna cry! I thought I was too when I realised he didn't make a backup before he started.....grrrr!

It's funny, you don't realise how much you come to rely on computers until you suddenly don't have one. Several times that afternoon/evening, we had to remind the kids that they couldn't get on the computer coz it was dead. Several times over the next day or so I found myself wanting to look something up but couldn't.

We discovered, when we took it to the repair shop, that there was also quite a good burn mark inside the motherboard itself, which the guys were rather impressed with....seems they've never seen one fry itself quite like this before!

So quite a bit of money and a week later, we have a new and improved computer. Ours was 5 years old so was ready for upgrading anyway, so here I am. And if I ever catch A taking the back of the computer again, I think I'll chop his fingers off!

Oh, and the person who sold us the memory stick in the first place? Has kindly offered to refund us the money....all $35 of it. And give us another one. Hello? What about my computer? How can I install new memory when the computer is dead??

Moral to the story: When you wish to upgrade ANY part of your computer, save yourself the heartache and just take it back to the shop. Let the experts do it. At least then if they break it, they'll fix it!