Friday, December 31, 2010

I dedicate to you

Sirens wail, tyres screech and a mother cries.

Its hard to believe that you would have been 9 this year.

When i first entered the Medical field I wasnt sure i could handle the car accidents, the drunks, the senseless deaths

8 years i have done that job, and done it well.

Every turn of the wheel, every blood soaked glove, every smiling baby, every little old lady.

I dedicate to you.

Shine bright little one.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

conversations with a 3 year old

me sitting in the floor in the toilet waiting for jnr Madhouse to finish so i can put him in bed

mummy mummy wow!

What mate?

mummy you have BLUE eyes!

yeah mate i do, and so does daddy

yeah mummy and i have blue eyes too, like mummy and daddy and sister but mummy can you take your eyes out please i want yours.

*sorry buddy no can do.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Overheard tonight,

jnr Madhouse and Little miss asleep in Mr Madhouse and my bed.

"thump" Waaaaahhhaaaa

mummy sissy fall out of bed!!!

mummy goes running to room

shhh sissy its ok my here, sissy where your ouchie? i kiss it better ok?

*thats my boy!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What is

What is fun with dolls?

Dribbles of the mind.

Well the silly season is over for us, its the 28th today so for now its relaxation and chill time with the family... or it should be.

Jnr Madhouse woke up this morning with a raging temp, I havent even bothered to check it cause hes glowing, I know hes hot. He has also retired to his bed without arguments or encouragement.

Its 8 days till my birthday and im amazed at how fast this year has passed.

Little miss has convinced herself shes ready to walk and is spending more and more time as a biped which has me a bit sad.

They are all growing up so fast its quite scary, very soon she will be one. She is the last baby to be added to our brood and while the new challenges and stages are exciting they are also quite sad.

In a few days her and I will be flying down to Perth to see a specialist about her immune system and find out why its basically non existent, hopefully we can get to the bottom of whats happening with her and work towards a diagnosis and understanding... I need a plan, something to help me understand why she has been so so sick in the past and help her treating doctors understand that there is actually something physically wrong with her and im not just a nutcase.

They finally listened to me when she was 4mths old after me insisting there was something wrong from birth, yeah she has a life threatening allergy that was only discovered at my insistance. It feels great when they finally listen.

But for the next couple of days we will enjoy our family time, riding motorbikes, kicking by the pool and absorbing all the smiles and laughter the children offer.

Take care all

Sunday, December 26, 2010

1 2 3

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday beautiful boy it seems just like yesterday that I held you in my arms but today you turn 3 years old.

You still bring as much joy and laughter into your lives as you did that day you were born.

Love you our little man

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.

We here at the Madhouse Hope you have an amazing Christmas fulled with laughter, love and happiness.

Ive finally finished wrapping the last of the gifts its been a mission i tell ya, i kid you not i used 300mtrs of wrapping paper! yep 300 meters!

Our Christmas day will be quieter than most because Mr Madhouse is working nightshift again...2nd Christmas in a row and rostered on for next year ahh humbug but we will have a double whammy on Sunday because its Jnr Madhouse's 3rd Birthday as well.

So while the house is quiet and noone is stirring i will retire.

Good night to all and to all a good night!

Merry Christmas

Pictures to follow

Thursday, December 23, 2010

room to sleep

So little miss sleeps with us.... in our bed.... its called co-sleeping and it rocks.

Anyway there are downfalls to co-sleeping.

One of those said down falls would be when your 11month old angel discovers a new way to sleep.

Flat on their back, doing the splits.

Tends to take up a fair amount of room dontyaknow

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Every now and then you have days that you need to be reminded what actually matters,

Days that are really shit and leave you not wanting to get out of bed.

These are my reasons

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Smart Dog

So this morning i had a rather strange awakening.

Our beloved pet Sasha is a bull mastiff x french mastiff so shes a rather large dog and for ages now we have been wondering how shes getting out of our yard.

Today the mystery was resolved.

I got up shortly after Mr. Madhouse went to work this morning and wandered out to put the kettle on, i heard Mr. Madhouses pretend dog Bob (foxy x tiny rat thing) whimpering and looked out the kitchen window to the back yard to see what was up.

Nothing could have prepared me for what i saw.

I completely lost it laughing when i saw Sasha standing on our neighbors garden shed roof!

Whats been happening is shes been jumping on top of Mr. Madhouses spare tires for the Ute which are next to the fence then jumping up onto the shed roof and down into the neighbors yard where she can wander out the gate.

and who said shes a dumb dog, just wish i got a picture before i yelled at her to get down.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

new things

So school is out for the year and major changes will be happening next year.

Little Philip is progressing into another ESC class which im so pleased about, he has hit so many of his goals this year and is currently the most advanced in his class of 5.

Yep you read right he is in a class of 5, for those 5 children there is 2 teachers, 2 aides, a nurse, a physio, a speech therapist and an occupational therapist.

We are very blessed with his school and what they are doing. His speech has come ahead in leaps and bounds this year with him now having a vocab of about 5 words, he is alot more confident with swimming and even putting his head under the water.

Im excited about next year and watching him develop and progress.

His teachers have seen something in him and want him to go to special athletics, so next year two days a week he will be out running track and having a ball he is so excited about this its great.

Hurray for new things

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Daddy time

Jnr and Snr Madhouse have been super busy rebuilding and painting Little Philips motorbike for his christmas pressy.

They have been having soo much fun and Jnr Madhouse is really into the mechanic side of things.

Like father like son.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

dribbles of the mind

So ive been thinking the last few weeks that id like to reenter the medical field part time.

As ive told you Jnr Madhouses godparents are both Paramedics and with talking to W, shes managed to get me on the roster for our holiday early next year.

I love being a Paramedic.

Seeing first hand the circle of life, delivering babies, codes......

I miss being on the road, the adrenalin when the pager goes off, the turn of the wheel, not knowing what you will find when you arrive, holding an elderly persons hand in the back on the way to hospital after they have been on the cold bathroom floor all night from a fall. Being able to offer some comfort to patients and families.

Im not sure how i will make this work around family commitments but im sure i can and with Jnr Madhouse's godparents talking about moving over they have already informed me they want to babysit.

I miss being a paramedic but the kiddlets are very worth the wait

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

My little buddy

On this day you turn 6, i have always had a special place in my heart for you, a constant fear that you may feel the *odd one out* but your siblings welcomed you into our family like you were always here.

your smile could warm the coldest of hearts,

your laugh is so infectious

you frustrate me, you make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me want to hug you more.

Aaron happy birthday buddy I love you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

revised What is

What is...

Summer fun.

What is

I was going to put up a What is post but my camera has decided jelly, coconut ice, chocolate and everything else isnt actually that good for it and stopped working.

I dont mind cause it did it today not yesterday when i needed it so i could redo Little Miss's passport photos.

I do have a what is though so you will just have to use your imagination.

You know what that is right? the thing we used before computers/playstations/TV....


Imagine an almost 3 year old in a kitchen playing with icing sugar and coco while mumma tries to make ricebubble cakes.

Said 3 year old found out that if you full a cup with icing sugar and slap your hand in it you get snow LOL

It was super sweet, bummer though that mummy has to clean the mess.

Hes a sweety my Jnr Madhouse!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

my love

back when i was at school i had no idea what i wanted to be, i have random ideas but nothing that jumped out and grabbed me by the shoulders while giving me a quick headbutt.

When I was 17 I became the youngest Ambulance Officer in NZ.

When I was 20 I became the youngest Paid Ambulance Officer in NZ.

I had found my passion, my dream career and over the years with all the jobs ive done there has been only one job that has made me loose my shit.

Ive lost count how many Cardiac Arrests ive been too although i still have a rhythm strip somewhere that is a constant reminder of a job i did with PF. I keep that strip because i was doing CPR by myself on a 88 year old lady, when we called it and printed out the job summary from the defib my CPR was that good it looked like a perfect rhythm. Pitty there was no electrical activity to match the muscle. (PEA)

Anyway where was I? Oh yeah loosing my shit.

It was 5 years ago, January to be exact I was working with W that day in 573, my baby, I loved that truck.

We got a call to a fall in a playground, we dispatched and upon arrival found a 13 year old laying under a tree, her family clearly distressed.

She had taken a running jump at a flying fox rope and missed. She impacted the platform with her neck and the ground with the small of her back.

Being summer and around midday where the 13 year old fell the sun was in her eyes. All her dad/family members needed to do was stand at her feet and they would have cast a shaddow over her face but nope her dad picked her up and moved her under a tree.

Talking to her mum while we were working and talking to the paient she had full sensation right up until she was moved.

How the hell was i meant to tell a 13 year old they are now wheelchair bound because their dad moved them?

I was fine for the rest of my shift but on the 30min drive home i lost it, i arrived home hugged my kids and swore i would never pick them up if they fell.

Please do a first aid course, learn to save a life, and if your child falls never ever move them.

Monday, December 6, 2010


So tonight as i made Mr Madhouse's dinner little miss decided she was done with crawling.

She took her first steps from holding mummy's leg she let go and walked 2 steps to her daddy and promptly fell on her face.

It feels like yesterday i was holding her as a newborn in my arms and now we are entering a new stage.

Exciting stuff

Sunday, December 5, 2010


So the invasion had a couple of let downs like ONE bloodly child turning up from Buddy's class.

Seriously HOW FUCKING SLACK! Luckly he didnt notice and still had a total ball!

Kids got wet, got cold, got paint all over them, ate wayyyyy too much sugar and laughed.

I dubb the invasion a success.

I wouldve had better photos except i forgot to actually take any... i was um busy.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry christmas

Our christmas tree went up and got decorated last night.

Kinda sucked though cause i had to buy a new one.

Some grinch stole ours when we were moving house.

Jrn Madhouse thought it was fantastic and has been sitting starring at the tree in awe.

He helped decorated it and is so proud of his efforts

Oh course mummy got in trouble cause someone forgot to buy a star for the top.

it not a christmas tree until it has a star i got told.

Its great though cause this is the first year he is excited about christmas and brings me the junk mail saying he wants to buy this or that for his cousins.

Sweetness but sorry dude your making things.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to you.

Yesterday was a busy day, i had a small operation which made me miss a couple special kids birthday's.

7 years ago yesterday two of my babies Little philip and Missy Moo fought their way into this world, born just over 10 weeks prem we were told not to expect Little Philip to make it out of the delivery room.

But he did, and he fought, he overcame adversity and hes thriving.

Missy Moo is independent, strong willed and so caring shes quite an amazing little girl.

I've changed their bums, watch them make their first steps, and all those important milestones.

They have always been and will always be

My angels