Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Poo. Fart. Chips. for me.

I'm baaa-aaack!

Yep, it's been ten and a half weeks since my last posting (how Catholic-sounding of me), but I'm gonna try REALLY hard this time to keep a regular commitment.


Ok, so life's been very full over the last few months. Nothing new in that. Well, apart from my brother's wedding interstate, at which ALL THREE of my kids were in the bridal party, and I was MC! Eeek! No pressure! It was a wonderful time though, the kids rose to the occasion and we all had fun catching up with LOTS of family, old and new. Thanks Unca J and welcome to the family Aunty C!

Then there was our holiday to The Snow. That was hard work, but fun. Kind of. Might have been more fun if we hadn't arrived in the middle of a blizzard, but hey, now we can look back and laugh. Golly, it was cold. Beach next time.

What else? Oh yeah, the usual flurry of school routine and activity - the massive annual School Fair, school projects, after-school sport, playdates, therapy appointments, toddler gym, International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, oh, and work. And lots of other stuff in between.

And then there was that horrible week when my Darling Hubby was rushed to hospital with a sudden and life-threatening problem that was finally resolved by surgery after he lay in extreme agony for three days, before developing a secondary problem which was also very serious before he finally got better enough to come home. Thank goodness that week is behind us.

So, during all this I've been playing with my new toy - an iPhone. MY iPhone. I'd been interested in getting one so Princess could have something to access and play with. The touchscreen really is quite fab, and Princess does have some fun with it. I'm scouring for applications all the time that are useful for her and the boys. It's so easy!

What caught me by surprise is how much fun I'm having with it! It's great! Not so much as a mobile phone, but as a hand-held touchscreen computer it's beaut.

Little Man likes to borrow MY iPhone to play games on every now and then. Sometimes he gives it back to me with a maniacal laugh, and it took me a while to work out why. I recently opened the 'shopping list' application (daggy but handy) - you may have already guessed, this post's title is what I read on my shopping list...
Chips. for me.

Ahh, eight-year-olds...don't you just love 'em?! Can't wait to discover what else lurks in there.


Gina said...

welcome back ... love the iPhone too - sad to say I don't own one, only Mac does sheesh. You have reminded me I need to get cracking on a list of apps he has on his phone - all 90+ of them to share the info.

what_the_heck_of_that? said...

Thanks for noticing! And that's a great idea... I would do the same but I only have a meagre few and it would look embarrassing next to your list Gina! For the record, Miss P really likes drawing all over Number Swap Flashcards and playing the Bubblewrap game. And she found the Planets app really interesting. Loves facts! : ) Liz

Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

When you are running an iPhone for Dummies course, can I please enrol myself and a Mum from Prep R? So far she and I are proving that allegedly intelligent women can know very little about iPhones!!! Great to see you back blogging. Now I should get inspired and do the same......

Big brother, Little sister. said...

great to see you back in blogland! I am keen to follow your Iphone journey too :) Love the wedding pics and especially the snow adventure! we took coops too and it is physically hard work up those hills! Bron