Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stylin'

So, after starting to build the TP Challenger climbing frame on Friday - and having to leave it unfinished because I ran out of time (and then couldn't get to it on the weekend because it was just too damn cold...



I got started on finishing it today so Sienna and Bryn could play on it after creche... Well, the best laid plans and all that... I encountered a problem attaching the cubby to the frame - one of the eyelets just would not reach the bolt in the frame it was supposed to be attached to... I called the seller and after some tooing and froing with emails and photos he had me half dis-assembled the frame and try attaching it in a different order. With some muscle help from Jayne we FINALLY managed to get the cubby attached...

Poor Jayne and Sienna ended up spending their whole time helping me out in thr front yard while I swore like a trooper and sweated and tried to get the frame up so the kids could play on it. Again, we ran out of time (so sorry guys!) and now they're coming back on the weekend for a play (which is good in a way because the Liam gets to check it out and Erik and Luey will love seeing Liam and Sienna again anyway!)...



Jayne also helped by soothing Ari when he got impatient with mum being distracted by construction toys... On the whole though Ari was pretty chilled in the yard...



The following is *supposed* to be a slideshow of Bryn playing on the climbing frame cubby after I finished assembling it - hope it works!



Other stuff we did today was go to Baby Bunting to exchange some size 00 winter clothing I bought for Ari - back in July when I still thought I was having a 4kg+ baby... Geez, Baby Bunting gave me a bit of a hard time, mind you. I rang them first to see what kind of exchange I'd get, and they couldn't even guarantee me they would exchange the stuff, even though it was completely unused, unwashed, with tags and I had the receipt. Apparently, I'd waited too long to exchange it and they wouldn't commit to exchanging "out of season" clothing. I think the only thing that convinced them was that it was all Pure Baby and Tiny Tribe stuff, and that stuff is very popular and therefore would probably resell...

I used the instore credit to buy a bugaboo toddler skateboard for the pram...



Bryn was NOT impressed that it wasn't a REAL skateboard, so I had to bribe him with two biccies to get on it - and then he loved it, hahaha!



I love that it hooks up under the pram when not in use - I don't know if this par for the course wrt pram skateboards, but it's great because it means Dave won't trip on it all the time, hahaha!



I also got Tiny a summer Pure baby outfit (I LOVE Pure Baby and now have a few things I can mix and match!), and a Pure baby single kimono top (in light blue, Leah, rofl)...

1 comment:

Pagan Rach said...

The climbing thing looks tops! We're thinking of getting one next year sometime, once we've moved... annoying that it was a drama to put together tho.

Teenagers and the failing parent...