06 January 2010

time for a new do . . .

Greetings all,

Well i do get lovely comments about my children, so thought i might dedicate an entire post about them. Being school children on school holidays, it's now the only time i get to spend with them 24/7. They don't even manage to get sick or require days off school very often, so i soak them up on holiday time. Today i took the 3 girls out for new hair cuts. I'm a cheapo Just Cuts kind of girl, it's $20 for children, choke, but they've never suffered a bad cut.


So my eldest opted for a big trim - a simple bob for low maintenance & summer ease.
This is girl child number 2. She had a beautiful trim off her waist length platinum hair. I'm rather tired of her always looking perfect, so here is a picture of her 7 days ago, after an untimely scooter-footpath-faceplant incident. Bless her academic & athletic perfection, she is clumsy. So out came her second baby front tooth in 24 hours (the first one was not so violently extracted by a bread roll). I took her to the dentist the following day who is very confident she'll have healthy adult front teeth. The Xrays showed good blood flow in the adult teeth which are still growing well inside her gums & they'll automatically fix any trauma before they cut through. Phew!! The dentist kept saying "so lucky, another month, no good, no good at all". Crikey!! Notice the bloody nose, darling child didn't put her hands out to break her fall, instead stopped on her nose, ripped 'Hitler style' skin from her upper lip & grazed up her arms. We went back to the scene of the crime the following day, incidentally on the way home from the dentist, cause we love to walk, & we found the shattered tooth on the other side of the footpath. Geesh, she sure smashed it out of there. Note: tooth fairy was very concerned & even though no tooth was offered that night, a whopping $6 was left, factoring in 'danger money'.
Now this is girl child number 3 (can you tell i spent a lot of my childhood in Asia, this is how they refered to girls back in the 80s, we were numbers, my brothers were introduced by name of course) . . . anyway, she does a good fringe, always has, since one was forced on her as a 2 year old when her twin sister cut her hair!! She looked in the mirror after having a fringe cut back into her hair today, for the first time in a few years & i said "don't you look like a lovely 8 year old" to which she quipped back "yeah, but knew i could look like i was 5 again". Sorry, since when did an 8 year old need to cut a few years of her age??!!
Finally, the boy . . . this is how i found him last night after spending a tad too long checking out other people's blogs. My husband was out at the cinema with our eldest (Avatar, again) & he had fallen asleep on the lounge. Hmmm . . . thought he was quiet (& a bit sweaty!!) He is obsessed with having his head on the orange Marimekko cushion, he does love a bit of colour.
So there you have it, my 4 little darlings. Now next post will be dedicated to new monthly persuits of cooking & sewing, as inspired by ChaletGirl. Love Posie

12 comments:

Julie said...

Gorgeous kids. Girl child No. 3 doesn't look too fazed by the whole experience. Love the bit about the tooth fairy's danger money, hope we never have to call on her for that.

Violet and Rose said...

Ouch! That looks painful. My eldest has just gone the bob too. I think it looks gorgeous. And she can do it herself for school so we are all happy!

clare's craftroom said...

No wonder you get nice comments about your kids , they're gorgeous !

Kylie said...

Thanks for the pics of the kids - my they have grown.

posiepatchwork said...

Why thanks ladies, my children all take after my very good looking husband & in-laws - noticed the distinct lack of photos of moi on the blog?? Enjoy, love Posie

Corrie said...

oh you do have gorgeous kids, tanned and gorgeous! how is rory growing into a little man...he's going to have all the ladies after him in his teens! maybe keira will reserve him now for loreto year 10 formal 2022! deal???? he'd be in year 12 and super cool.....ha ha!!!!

Corrie:)

posiepatchwork said...

OMG, best 'how did you meet your formal partner' question EVER!! Hmmm . . . our mothers met on line!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha. I should seriously post a blog about that, as i have quite the year 12 formal partner story to confess. Love Posie

Nikki said...

Yowsers - that was some scooter accident!

I had a tooth trauma when I was little (shoved baby teeth back into gums in a trip up the back - brick - steps incident). My adult teeth came out fine!

beccasauras said...

Heehee, it's funny reading the comments from all my other blogger friends! Your kids are divine- it's the 2 middle girls that are twins, right? And no front teeth? I had none for about 5 yrs after a scooter accident, and they came through fine, and bit out of place, but I was gentically destined for braces anyway (and thought they were kinda cool). Thinking about joining Chaletgirl's thing- speaking of which, are you coming to Melb in May?

posiepatchwork said...

Can't believe how many people knock their front teeth out so violently!! For me, a cricket ball to the front teeth, out they went!! Love Posie

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Jennie, I'm so far behind on your blog.... The kids look great. Except the accident promed child...
Hope you're enjoying what's left of the holidays.

Stacey said...

How funny - arranging dates for your kids on line....

No. 2's photo is a winner. Such a pretty face, then all that blood. Poor love.

You do have the most gorgeous kids, but don't tell me its all down to your husband. Surely you kicked in some gorgeous genes too?