Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween 2013

Had a great time trick or treating in Australia. Soooo weird being in flip flops and sweating! The usual Nebraska Halloween we would have coats on that covered our costume or it would be cancelled altogether because of snow.

















Not a good blogger….

So I’ve realized that I’m not a very good blogger. It’s hard to find time between gymnastics, parenting, swimming lessons, parenting, school, parenting, art class, and parenting to sit down and “blog”.  For example…..It took me approximately 30 minutes to write the first sentence in this post. I had to get up and get apple juice for Lola, take Cooper potty, wipe up the apple juice that Lola spilled, put the ham back into Coopers sandwich, listen to a story that Lola was telling me about a bear in her room who ate her underwear. Sigh……..

So a couple things happened today that I thought I would share. I finally got a chance to take Lola and Cooper to the library. When we arrived it just so happened they were having toddler time. Great! So we go and sit down in a circle and they are singing songs having a great time. I was just beginning to think to myself that it was going to be a good day! WRONG………

Cooper is running around the room screaming, “MOMMY, LOOK AT MY BOOTY BUTT!” as he’s pulling down his pants. Then Lola starts in doing the same thing. So needless to say, I “gently” grabbed them and left. We went out into the library and decided to check out some books. We fill the bag with around 15 books and go to check out. Nope, won’t let me have them because I don’t have an Australian drivers license. Try explaining to a 2 and 3 year old that we can’t take the books with us. Screaming ensued. I “gently” grabbed them and left the library all together.

To make up for not getting them books I took them to Subway for a sandwich. We walk in and there is a HUGE line. As I’m waiting in line Cooper and Lola are standing nicely by the door. All of a sudden Cooper starts screaming he has to go pee pee. I’m next in line and don’t want to lose my place so I ask him if he can hold it. So then Lola says….”Cooper, just hold your pee pee like this” So both of my children are standing in Subway holding their pee pee’s doing the pee pee dance. Finally Cooper can’t hold it and I have to tell them I’ll be back, I need to take him to the toilet. As we are coming back from the toilet Lola opens the door and it scraps off the top of her toe. Ear piercing screaming ensued. I get my sandwiches and leave. The End.

Spring in Brisbane


Pressure cooker

I just turned up the heat on Bryce’s pressure cooker! Kid Rock and Bon Jovi December 14th in Sydney. I told him to make it happen! Let’s wait and see if he pulls this off!!!!

Feels like home

It’s pouring rain this arvo with lots of thunder and lightening! Feels like home. Love it! Now I’m just patiently waiting for my Brisbane friends to start warning me about the things that come out when it rains. I’m sure I’ll get a text that reads……..huntsman spiders hate the rain…..or something to that effect.

Another super woman moment

There isn’t much to see on this video, besides my ass, but Bella cracks me up so if thought I’d share.

Normal Saturday night in oz










4 months

The a-team has been in Australia for four months. Today I got in my car on the left side. I didn’t just walk to the left side and then realize I was on the wrong side of the car to drive. I got all the way into the car, shut the door and grabbed for the steering wheel.

Snake removal 101

Here are a couple more pics from yesterday. Bryce borrowed the neighbors pool pole and attached a hook to the end. He tried to catch the snake but it kept slithering out of the hook. We gave up and just let it go.




Second snake in one day

So Bryce is in the process of trying to move the python when we hear the magpies going ape shit behind us. ANOTHER python was crossing the road in front of our house!!!

We called the snake catcher and they wanted $121 to remove the snake. It’s illegal to kill it. We decided to save our money and try and remove it ourselves. Bryce borrowed the neighbors pool pole and attached a hook at the end. Every time he tried to move it, the snake would slither out. So Bryce gave up and let it go. The first snake is somewhere behind the house and the second snake is across the street at our neighbors house.