Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tricking Santa

You know that big guy in the red suit that visits all the good kids on Christmas Eve, well I really want to meet him but it seems he is pretty tricky to catch.  One year he delivered a set of bunk beds to AJ and I for Christmas and he managed to build them in our bedroom without waking us.

Last year I wanted to wake up when he snuck in to deliver presents so I tied my Santa sack to my ankle.  He managed to untie my santa bag and fill it with really cool stuff without waking me.  This year I was determined to catch "Santa" in action.  My first plan was spotted by mum and dad before I fell asleep and they were complete spoil sports, they insist that I untie the bag from my body if I wanted "Santa" to deliver any christmas presents!

I untied the bag from around my neck and waist before I went back to bed, but that wasn't going to stop me, I still wanted to trick "Santa".

It seems that my ankle tying trick of last year didn't work, this year I would upgrade my tying techniques and tie my foot into my Santa bag.

Clearly the tie worked so well that Santa couldn't deliver my presents.  When I woke up the only thing in my Santa bag was my foot, and I thought that "Santa" was pretty annoyed at me and decided that he wasn't going to give me any presents.

Luckily "Santa" is a pretty good bloke and he had been to visit, he just decided to leave my presents on the bedroom floor instead!

I don't think that I will try and trick Santa next year.
Love Princess George

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Escaping to catch the Escapee

So mum missed the big move today because she was stuck in hospital.  Luckily she did get to escape for a few hours because apparently in the madness of the moving, Rebel disappeared.  It wasn't surprising really, she is a strange fraidy-cat who hates loud noises and I would imagine that having a house full of stompy people moving furniture she was bound to go into hiding.  Dad was really worried about her but since he is loud and stompy too, there was no way she was going to come out of hiding for him and he had no idea where she was.

Luckily it didn't take mum too long to find Rebel - she was hiding under the hot tub. 

Of course she was terrified and she didn't want to come out, so mum had to crawl in under the hot tub to try and convince her to come out.

Eventually, after lots of bribes, Rebel came out from under the hot tub and mum loaded her into the car ready to start her journey off to the new home. 

I hope she likes life in an apartment.
Love Princess George

Missing out on moving :-(

Dear Monkeys,

Today is moving day and I really wish that I was able to spend the day between our homes moving  everything and making sure that the apartment is all set up but instead I am back in hospital and not feeling too well at all.

Last night, I had planned to finish packing and then sneak in and get photos of you both sleeping soundly for the last time in our Kensington house.  Unfortunately that isn't what happened.  I wasn't feeling so well and I had a bit of a fever so instead I went to bed.  By the time dad finished doing whatever he was doing, my fever was pretty high so I decided that if I went in to the hospital, they could run some tests and give me some IV fluids so I would have the energy to move today. 

Unfortunately that isn't what happened.  Once I got in to hospital, my fever had increased, my heart rate was really high (118 instead of about 60) and my blood pressure was dropping.  I was given IV fluids, had heaps of blood tests and also xrays but I wasn't allowed to go home.

Hopefully I will be out of hospital by the time you get home from school and we can all go to the new place together. 

Love you both,

Monday, November 18, 2013

Relaxing in the pool

After a busy couple of hours dragging boxes to the car, driving in to the new place and unloading everything, it was time to collect mum and Milla from Icehouse and head home.  Mum must have been just as excited about moving as we were because instead of heading home, she convinced us that we needed to head back to the new place to go for a swim!

You know, I think I could get used to this!
Love AJ Pickle

Checking out the facilities

I am just about to head down to Icehouse from our new apartment.  I decided that I really should do a warmup before I hit the ice, but instead of doing my warmup at the rink, I headed down to the gym in our building with the rest of the family.  As they were checking out the equipment, I headed in to the off-ice room (other people call this the yoga room!) to do my stretches.

I can't wait to move in, then I will be able to practice my on and off-ice stretches all the time!
Love Princess George.

Checking out the new place! - A sneak peak

When you come to visit us at our new place, there are heaps of different entrances that you can use.  This is the one we are most likely to use.

Next you have to catch the lift up to our floor, this is what the lift foyer on our floor looks like.  

Now I could show you photos of the empty rooms, but realistically they look like any other empty room, instead check out the balcony!  Down there you can see the tennis court as well as the garden and barbecue area.  In the background you can even see Etihad Stadium.

Milla has a pretty good view from her room, overlooking the garden and tennis court too.  If she looks out the side window, past the balcony, she can see the Bolte Bridge too.

The view in my room is a little different, you can see all the way from Port Phillip Bay in one direction, right around to Kensington in the other!  I didn't think to get a photo from my room but that's OK, this is just a sneak peek of our new place, soon we will have eleventy billion photos to show you.  

Right now mum and Milla are heading to Icehouse and I am heading back to Kensington with Dad to load up some stuff in the car and begin moving in.

Hooray for moving day!
Love AJ Pickle

Heading Home!

Instead of heading home after school today, mum and dad picked us up and we headed home!  I know that sounds kind of crazy but what I mean is that we didn't head to our Kensington home, instead we are headed into Docklands to collect the keys to our new apartment.

Look, there is our new building complex.  In a few short minutes we will have the keys and we will be headed home.  We can't wait!
Love AJ and Milla

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Billy and the Wool!

You would think that having 2 kids of her own that mum would know that when there is a little kid in the house and the house is quiet, their is a fair chance that trouble is brewing.

Look what Billy did when he was playing quietly on his own!

I hope that mum has fun untangling all of the wool :-)

Love Princess George

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Day Someone Mooned a Stranger... Or not!

I wonder what would happen if one night someone was walking home with another person, who may (or may not) be a parent, and accidentally do a fart that was so stinky that the other person didn't want to walk with them any more?

Perhaps that other person would run away and hide. Then what would happen?  I guess the stinky person could continue to walk home alone or they could try to come up with a plan to be able to walk home together. Hmmm, let's see, what will make the stink go away?

I know. You could quickly pull down your pants, scoop the fart smell out and then keep on walking. You could do that.  It would be quick and easy to do.  It might even work.  It would be worth a try, right?

Well if you were to choose this path of action,  you may want to check that there isn't a stranger walking behind you who is going to get to see your bum, especially if said stranger has their phone out and could take a photo of aforementioned bare bum. That could possibly happen, right?

I wonder what one would have to search to see if a photo of their bum was in fact taken?

So many things a person has to contemplate these days. I wonder what would happen if such a scenario were true?

Love an inquisitive child. 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Going bush for Father's Day

In amongst all the crazy, we kinda almost nearly forgot about Father's Day.  Well we knew that it was Father's Day but we just didn't have time to plan anything special for the day.  When we found out that Ellen and Sarah were going for a hike at Werribee Gorge, we decided to join them after soccer, after all, the sun was shining and it is spring!

OK, all we really wanted to do was to get out and have some fun and we figured that we could show dad and the others the really cool beach that you get too by rock climbing above the river!

Of course we knew that there were going to be other great places to explore too, so first we set off up the hill.  It was steep and rocky but lots of fun.  There were some great lookouts to stop at for a rest.

Eventually we made it to the beach and stopped to have a picnic lunch.  We could have stayed there all day long but we were kind of excited o show everyone just how much fun it is climbing around the rocks high above the river.  

The grown ups were much more afraid than we were - we were able to climb the entire way without even needing the help of the guide rope!

Oh and in amongst all of the adventuring, we forgot to actually stop and get the obligatory Father's Day photo!  I guess this will have to do, to prove that we did actually have fun hanging out with Dad today. 
Thanks for being a great Dad and having fun adventures with us.  I hope we get to go on more adventures again soon.
Love the best kids in the world,
AJ and Milla xo

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tattoo ME

Everyone knows that you should love and respect yourself but every now and then it is easy to forget. With all of the crazy busy that has been happening around here lately, I thought I might need a little reminder so I wrote "I (heart) ME" on my hand. Of course I didn't have a shower before I went to bed and this happened...

Love Princess George

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Pissed Off - a tutorial

How to get the whole family pissed off in just a few easy steps.

  1. Get Milla and I to do things just to annoy each other.  
  2. Make sure Milla is really annoyed.
  3. Milla will run to mum and tell her what happened.
  4. I get in trouble for annoying Milla. 
  5. Milla gets in trouble for dobbing.  
  6. We are half way there... we are both pissed off!
  7. Continue to annoy each other because we are pissed off.
  8. That makes mum get pissed off.  
  9. When mum gets pissed off, it pisses off dad.  
  10. Then dad keeps getting pissed off because mum is pissed off at him for no reason.
And there you have it - how to piss off the entire family in 10 easy steps!

Does anyone know how to get the whole family un-pissed-off really quickly?
Love AJ Pickle

PS - luckily this doesn't happen all the time, just every now and then :-)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Moving on up

We had an unexpected adventure for Mother's Day - we HAD to go in to Docklands and sign house contracts.  Yep, that's right, we have bought a new home, an apartment in at Docklands.

This is what the apartment complex is eventually going to look like.  It is being built now and it should be finished by the end of the year.  We can't wait.

How many days there are until the end of the year?
Love AJ and Milla, the soon to be Docklands residents :-)

A Day for Mum

Today is Mother's Day, so that means that we have to do everything that mum wants to do.  Luckily mum loves to do cool things.

Now most people get their mum's pretty things for Mothers Day but not us, we stocked up on some more Lego for mum.  Isn't it cool that a present for mum is something the whole family can enjoy!

An awesome Mother's Day present

After Milla's soccer game, we headed out to visit Grandma so we could have some fun and so dad could wish his mum a happy Mother's Day.  We could have stayed all day but since it was mum's choice, we headed back to Docklands to go to the hockey - Melbourne Ice were playing again.

Ice ready for action
And because it was Mother's Day, a heap of mum's got to do chuck-a-puck and mum was one of the lucky mums, along with Webby's mum and the Wong's mum.  Mum didn't quite win, but was a close second (just like Milla was when she did chuck-a-puck!) and was lucky enough to get a Melbourne Ice Chocolate Puck!

Mum's chocolate puck
After the game, which was 'freaking awesome' (mum's words, not ours!) we headed over to Harbour Town Hotel for some dinner.  Not only did we have a delicious dinner, mum was given a complementary glass of bubbles.  Not a bad way to end the day.

Bubbles for mum
Did you remember to do something nice for your mum for Mother's Day?
Love AJ and Milla

PS - this is one of the other things we did for Mother's Day, I think mum was pretty happy about it!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Atoms on ice

It isn't every day that a kid gets to play ice hockey in front of a packed house at Icehouse but luckily for me, that is what happened today.  My second hockey game for the day was a cross-ice demonstration game after the first period of the Melbourne Ice game.

AJ and the atoms in action
It was a little chaotic with heaps of little kids on the ice but pretty good practice to get used to playing in front of crowds.  

When I play for Melbourne Ice, I will be playing in front of crowds like this every week!
Love AJ Pickle

I'm a Pirate

Well I have to say that the long drives to Oakleigh have been well worth it - I am now a Pirate!  Not a pirate with a sword and a hook instead of a hand but a pirate with a hockey stick and a new jersey.

At training this morning my coach said I was ready to play in the game.  I was so excited, I couldn't wait.  Luckily the game was only a few hours after training!

This is me all kitted up ready for my first ever Pee Wee game.
It was pretty awesome playing in a real match.  It was so fast and so competitive, heaps more fun than training or even scrimmage.  I had heaps of ice time and even got an assist with only a minute to play.  The final score was 4 - 4.  

I can't wait until my next game.
Love AJ Pickle

Friday, May 10, 2013

Astronaut food - A Relish Review

When dad came back from Vegas he had heaps of awesome surprises for us, even some Astronaut Ice Cream.  We decided that today was the perfect day to try our ice-cream as an after school snack.

It was weird to eat.  It was dry and powdery.  When the pieces of ice-cream melted on your tongue it actually tasted like neapolitan ice-cream.  The initial taste was delicious.  The taste a few seconds later wasn't so nice.  In fact the taste left in your mouth was like the taste you have in your mouth in the morning when you have a giant glass of milk before bed and then forget to brush your teeth.  

It was fun to eat but I don't think it is enough for me to want to eat more.
Love AJ and Milla

Saturday, May 04, 2013

How to buy a new house (and turn your world upside down) the superRelish way

Now this story starts a couple of weeks ago when mum and dad decided that they would go for a wander around Docklands instead of sitting and watching us skate all day long and ended up with us exploring display suites and pretending we were going to move to Docklands.  Well today, mum decided that she needed to convince herself that she didn't want live at The Quays and that meant that she wanted to go and have another look at the display suite to prove to herself that it was too small, that the kitchen wasn't practical and that she really didn't want to down-size.

Boring… been there and done that!  Instead of joining her, Milla and I went home with dad and mum and Ellen went off to explore the display suites.  Well this is the shorter story of what happened next.

First off, instead of deciding that she couldn't possibly down-size and live in a small apartment, mum decided that she really really really wanted to live there.  The only problem was that someone else already had the apartment on reserve and were thinking of buying it.  She called dad (using Ellen's phone because hers had a flat battery… again) to let him know that she loved the place but was disappointed that someone else was going to buy it.  Mum decided that if it was meant to be, it would happen and wandered off down the promenade to explore some more before walking home.

Now naturally the sales person checked in with the people who wanted to buy the apartment and found out that they weren't ready to commit to the sale, that meant it was available and ours if we wanted it.  She couldn't call mum so she called dad.  Dad tried to call Ellen to work out what to do but her phone had gone flat too.  He wasn't sure what he should do but took a punt and headed in to the bank to even see if we could afford the apartment.  Apparently most people talk to the bank way before they fall in love with a new place!

So it turns out that we could afford the apartment so dad transferred the holding deposit and had whatever paperwork needed to get a new home loan started.  He got home from the bank just after mum walked in and said that we had plans for the morning - WE HAD TO GO AND SIGN A NEW HOUSE CONTRACT!

Check out the photo gallery of the place we will soon call home :-)

I guess we had better start thinking of packing soon!
Love AJ and Milla

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ice Time

Most kids decide that their favourite sport is something that they can play in the park whenever they want and all they need to practice is a ball of some sort.  Not me, that would be way too easy.  I had to find a favourite sport that involved going somewhere else to practice and train, somewhere cold and at crazy hours of the day.

I've just come home from Development Council in Oakleigh (that's ice hockey training for kids that want to join a PeeWee team).  I only started Council a couple of weeks ago and tonight I was evaluated.

The good news is… I am now ready to play PeeWee Hockey.
The bad news is… I have to get up really really early of a Saturday morning to get to training.

This first week, I will train with a team, then if the coach thinks I am ready, I can play in the team the following week.  So adding PeeWee to my training, let me tell you what a typical Saturday is going to be like.

I will have to get up crazy early, scoff some breakfast and head to the ice where I will spend most of the day.  First off I have training at Oakleigh that starts on the ice at either 6.30am or 7.45am, for peewee training.  Then I have to head in to Docklands for Development League at Icehouse where I have to be ready to jump onto the ice at 10.45am.  My favourite part of the day is what will happen next, the peewee match.  For the match, I will have to be at either Oakleigh or Icehouse by 12.30pm to get ready for the match at 1.15pm.  If the match is at Docklands I can hang around and have another skate with my friends just for fun.

Oh and as I am playing ice hockey all over the place, don't forget that Milla has her figure skating training.  She starts at 7.15am so on the days that I am at Oakleigh at 6.30am, she will have to catch a taxi in to Icehouse with dad!  She skates in classes till about 10.30am then just hangs out with her friends, skating about and having fun until we leave.

Now you would think that by now the day of ice hockey (and figure skating) madness would be done and we could go home and relax but it isn't, there is still heaps more to do.  Some days we (the Atoms - under 11 players) will get to do exhibitions games after the first period of the AIHL game at Icehouse, so that means we have to be getting ready at 4.30pm.  Then after the AIHL match, I have another training session and game at 7.15pm.  By the time that is finished and I peel of my sweaty stinky gear, it is after 8.30pm and I will have been skating around for what feels like a million hours and will feel like a zombie.  I am pretty sure that I will be more than ready to just fall into bed and sleep for a week but no doubt mum will insist that I have a shower first!

So there you have it - we can kiss our free time on Saturday's goodbye.  If you want to catch up with any of us, grab a jacket and head on down to the ice rink!
Love AJ Pickle

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A holiday for Billy

My cousin Billy is having a sleepover at our place tonight.

My Crazy Cousin!

I hope he isn't this crazy when it is actually bed time!
Love Princess George

Edited to add - We had so much fun during the afternoon that by 6.30pm, Billy was so exhausted that he was sound asleep in the study so I had my own bed all to myself.  I was pretty tired too so I went to bed super early too! x

Friday, April 26, 2013

Gone Bush

We had a curriculum day today so instead of heading to school, we headed bush. Out to Werribee Gorge State Park to be exact.

Look around... This place is awesome!
We went wandering along the river track for a few kilometers, making heaps of detours along the way to look at interesting things, to imagine what lived in the caves or to throw rocks across the river.

For one section if the track we had to scrabble along some rocks at the bottom of a rocky cliff. We had to hold on to the cable that was attached to the rocks to make sure we didn't slip and fall into the river.
The best (and the trickiest!) part of the walk
It really wasn't that tricky but nan would have freaked out just watching us!

Just past the scrabbly rock area we found a nice little beach area to rest.
A beautiful place to rest, if you have time for rest!
Well a nice area for mum to rest for a few seconds before we found boulders we could use as stepping stones to get us to the other side of the river! Mum decided to come and see what we were up to. I don't think she was worried about what we were doing, but she did have her camera out just in case one of us fell in!
Jumping from one side of the gorge to the other
Luckily we crossed over the river and back (a few times) and didn't even get wet feet.

We could have spent all day exploring the gorge, it was amazing but we had to head back to the city - we had a dentist appointment to go to. Really, who schedules a dentist appointment on a day off school? I guess we will just have to come back and explore some more of the gorge another day.

Love Princess George

PS - I think we walked about 3kms each direction, plus another k of wandering (and trying to round up some sheep), 7kms - not a bad effort for a day off!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Waking the (almost) neighbour

It just seemed crazy that we would be just around the corner from Ellen and not stop by to say hello.

Sure it was still early in the morning on a public holiday but it was worth checking to see if she was awake. We couldn't remember which apartment was hers so instead of waking all of her neighbours, we tweeted this to her!

When she saw our tweet, we were here...

Since it was so early in the morning and we knew that Ellen was awake, we went to get coffee. Well coffee for Ellen and hot chocolate for us!

I am pretty sure that Ellen was happy to see us, even if it was early.

Thanks for the hot choccy Ellen, I will be the delivery girl any time!
Love Princess George

Lest We Forget

It isn't often that we are encouraged to get up early, especially when early is before the sun has even risen but today is a special day, it is ANZAC Day and we were going to the local dawn service.

Mum woke us super-dooper early, we put on our Scout and Cub uniforms, grabbed a croissant and a banana each before jumping in the car to head down to the local RSL. We (the Scouts and Cubs) had been invited to march with all the returned soldiers and their families before the service and then to go back to the RSL afterwards to have breakfast together.

It makes us really sad to think of all the people who were killed or injured at war but it is important to remember all of the people who have sacrificed so much so that we can be safe in Australia.

Thank you ANZACs,
Love AJ and Milla

Saturday, April 20, 2013

How to fill in time

When we were skating today, mum and dad decided to get out of the cold and go for a wander around Docklands.  Somehow that walk became them imagining what it would be like to live at Docklands and they had a look at a few different places that we could live in if we ever decided to move.  When they came back to collect us they decided that instead of going back to our own house for lunch and a rest before going back to watch the opening round of the hockey, we would go out for lunch together.  Of course they told us all about looking at apartments so we wanted to look at some too.  Next thing you know, we are wandering around Docklands looking for display suites to play in.

First stop was The Quays.  We pretended that we wanted to buy a 3 bedroom apartment.  Just our luck, there were 2 available.  We chatted to the sales person and she showed us all the cool things in the building.  We really wished that we were going to live there, it looked freaking awesome!  The apartments themselves looked pretty cool, all shiny and new, with our own bathrooms but the coolest parts were in the 'residents club' - there was a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, library and even a cinema.  Better yet, it would be ready to move into by the end of the year.

When we finished looking at the display suite, mum and dad reminded us that we weren't really moving to Docklands, that we were really just pretending.  They kept on pretending and went to another display suite - New Quay Promenade.  This time the building hadn't even been started and it was pretty hard to imagine living in a place that wouldn't be built for nearly 2 years.  We got to choose who would have each of the bedrooms, had fun exploring the kitchen and the bathroom on display, as well as looking at all the really cool pictures they had.  It looked pretty nice, but it didn't have a cinema so it wasn't as nice as the first one we looked at!

If only we could move in to Docklands, we could easily go home for a few minutes in between ice skating things without any hassle…
Love AJ and Milla

Friday, April 19, 2013

A holiday at home will have to do

As much as we would like to, it doesn't look like we will find the time to take a family holiday to some far off exotic location this year and our frequent flyer points from our last big adventure are about to expire.  We didn't want them to disappear so we went shopping with our points instead.

It may not be a holiday to Macau, Tanzania or Guam but it will be great for a holiday at home!
Love Princess George

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


About a kajillion years ago, back in the days that we were dancing, mum tried to offer us financial incentive (that means bribe us) to do the splits, telling us that whoever could do the splits first would get $10. I am pretty sure that she forgot about the promise she made but I didn't.

Now that I am a figure skater it is time for me to start working on my flexibility. Check this out... I can do the splits!
Dad couldn't believe that I could do the splits either!
Love a $10 richer (and a much more flexible than anticipated),
Princess George

PS - I am joining with IBOT (I Blog On Tuesdays!) for the first time ever!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Old (and perhaps a little crazy?)

SHHHH, don't tell anyone, but today is mum's birthday.  

If you ask her how old she is, she is likely to stop and think for a long time before she comes up with an answer.  For ages mum told us, and everyone else, that she was 27.   I think that she was 27 for about 10 years, even before she was 27.  Once we worked out that she couldn't be 27 forever, she started to use her real age for a while.  Apparently remember what her real age was was far too difficult so now she has decided that she will be 42 for a few years.

Don't believe her though, she really is only 38, but don't tell her that we told you!
Happy Birthday Mum
We hope you had a great birthday mum and will enjoy your relaxing weekend away
Love AJ and Milla, the best kids in the world 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Sport - Soccer is Back

Hooray, the soccer season has begun again.

I am obviously older than I was last year, so now I get to play in one of the Under 11s teams.

This morning I played with the Joeys.

We may have been beaten (3-0) but t was great to be back out on the pitch, running around with my friends.

Love Princess George

PS.  I will add a Flickr Guest Pass to all photos from each week to my Soccer Stars page if you want to see us in action.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ice Ice Baby

I am so super excited, I have just come home from my very first private coaching at ice skating. My teacher, Amber, is awesome. She has given me a program (that is figure skating speak for a routine!) to practice and hopefully one day soon I will go in a figure skating competition. How exciting is that!

Well I have to go and practice some of my moves off ice!
Love Princess George

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hockey Camp in the Holidays

Now I had an awesome time hanging out in Yarrawonga but I had to come back last weekend because I had hockey camp.  I can almost hear you thinking, "What is hockey camp?"  Well it is a chance for me to hang out at Icehouse every day and play hours and hours and hours of hockey.  Pretty cool huh!
Ice time

I was there from before 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.  When we weren't skating or playing hockey we would do all kinds of cool things like building parachutes for eggs, playing street hockey and even watch movies about hockey.  As a bonus, we kitted up and headed back out on to the ice for another game of hockey before we went home.  Not a bad way to spend my day!
Posing for a photo or stacks on the coaches?
I can't wait until next holidays when I can go to hockey camp again.
Love AJ Pickle

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

A Lesson for Mum

Dear Mum,

I know that you are a grown up and that you know heaps of stuff but you don't know everything.

One thing that you clearly didn't know is that light on the dash that comes on when the car is starting to run low on petrol is there for a reason.  I am pretty sure that reason is to let you know that you need to put petrol in the car OR prepare to walk home.  Sure when the warning light really starts to flash it is a suggestion that there is probably enough fuel in the tank to drive 50km but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will be able to drive a further 50km before filling up with fuel.  That suggestion to re-fuel is probably a good one to follow, even if we only have a 13.4km round trip to get home!

I do appreciate that you didn't stop for fuel on the way to pick me up from hockey because you didn't want to be late, I also appreciate that you didn't want to stop for fuel on the way home because I was super tired.  What I didn't really appreciate the walk home, in the dark when I was super tired, after the car chugged to a stop about a kilometre from home.

Luckily Dad and Wayne came to the rescue, getting some petrol and collecting the car.

Love an even more tired than expected,
Pickle Monster

PS - I think we should keep this handy, just in case you forget to take note of further suggestions!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Pyjama Rules

It is late in the day and mum and dad are heading home but I'm not, I'm on holidays and spending the rest of the week at nan and pop's house.

Sometimes, depending on where I am, the holiday rules change and one of these rules is about pyjamas. You see, nan and pop are fans of pajamas and they like me to wear them to bed EVERY NIGHT! They like pyjamas so much that they gave me a new pair for Easter, in case I forgot to pack any! If I was the boss of everything, I would happily sleep in some version of the clothes I wore that day. It saves so much time and effort if I do, it means that I can pretty much just get up and go the next day and ultimately it means that less clothes are put into the wash because I am too busy to put them away. This whole 'wearing pyjamas' thing means that I have to get changed. Or do I...?

I figure if it is expected that I wear pyjamas to bed, why not just wear them all day long, then I will save time and be ready for bed so much quicker!

Happy holidays,
Love AJ Pickle

PS - I thought that wearing my PJs all morning could be a good April Fool's Day trick but I was so comfortable that I decided that it could possibly be an every day trick!

On Holidays - a letter to Mum (and Nan too)

Dear Mum,

This photo shows the reason why especially during the holidays, I like to wear clothes to bed.

You see, being on holidays means I don't have to go anywhere at all, and with that in mind, I like to stay in my pjs all day long. This however does cause some problems every now and then. What happens if my friends drop in to hang out? What if I decide I want to go to the lake or the island? I lose valuable playing or exploring time.

I therefore propose that I wear normal clothes to bed for the rest of the holidays in order to maximise the amount of time I have to play/do nothing/chillax.
Love AJ Pickle (on holiday)

PS - can you please let nan know that wearing pjs all day long or wearing clothes to bed is perfectly acceptable 😊

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Milla's Massive Haul

I know that AJ has just told you all about his fun day at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt yesterday and how we were lucky enough to be given free tickets to join in the fun of the chocolatey day.  Now it is time for me to tell you about the fun that I had and show you some of my favourite photos from the day.  

We all screamed in excitement, waiting for the start.

Running for more more eggs

Super happy about my haul

Thanks for an awesome day Cadbury

I needed to stop for a rest on the way back to the car 

(Even after sharing dozens of eggs with mum and dad, and munching on them the entire way home, there were still 128 Easter Eggs left in my bucket when I got home!

Thanks for an awesome day Cadbury, and congratulations on raising so much money to support the Royal Children's Hospital.
Love Princess George

PS - Just a reminder that we were lucky enough to get free tickets to this event from Cadbury but all of the smiles in the photos show just how awesome the day really was.