Monday, November 23, 2015

Hey ... it's me ... I know what you're thinking!!

Hey ... it's me ... I know what you're thinking!! Where have I been right?!  Well we're here .. living .. as best we can ... it's been quiet .. not because I don't want to share my thoughts with you ... But because I have been soo busy busy busy that I haven't had time to scratch my head let alone put the proverbial pen to paper.

Mind you though there has been lots to write about ... but some things are best kept inside - a little bit from column - you can't really say that on social media because it would be considered defamatory :P and a little bit from column dammit I can't give out details like that cos they are too personal and no one wants to hear about what is causing you anxiety!!

But we are here... kicking along .... Botox coming up though which is always a bit of fun mid school term trying to keep him healthy while there is a chicken pox/whooping cough/mumps/flu epidemic going on ... But you know whatever ...

We've had Monster Trucks which he loved ... Mr Maker ... Walking with Dinosaurs ... and a plethora of other events which we have attended and LOVED ... And I must say the headphones that we bought for his starlight wish earlier in the year have come in handy ... Monster Trucks was CRAZY loud!!!

Oh and to boot I actually completed my New Years Resolution too ... My goal was to spend some me time ... by reading some books ... it came about because I had not picked up a NON therapy related book in years.  But I did it ... My resolution was 6 books one every 2 months and I've read 10 .. are you proud?! I am :P

On that note .. back to doing some living ... I'd say I promise to visit here more often .. but I will really try ... I just don't like making promises I can't keep .. there are way too many of those broken ones floating out and about the world ...

Until next time

DMMC xx 


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Soundwave Starlight Wish

So a while back .... we tried tweeting and getting the attention of Godsmack and their managers Oh and Soundwave organisers every year to try via their fb page to get Godsmack to Australia ... Because the chances of getting Boogie to the US to watch a show were pretty slim to none... And in turn found out I am USELESS at the world of twitter lol ..

Boogie has been an avid Listener of their music since before he could crawl.  Him and his dad would watch their Changes dvd ... youtube clips and he would always mosh out ..... Nawww my little headbanger .... *Insert mummy smooshy face HERE*

As the years have gone on ... His love of Godsmack AND their music has only become more solid .... Rock solid some would say ... Get it .. Yep I am funny even on a Monday morning!! 

I have sooo many fond memories of Boogie in ICU with his Godsmack DVD on in the background .. or playing it on the Ipod ... And then suddenly last year ... BAM our prayers were answered!!!! Godsmack was coming to AUSTRALIA ... albeit the other side of the country to us as we are in Western Aus. but it was closer than they had ever been to us before and they were playing an All ages gig!!! Whoop whoop!!

As soon as tickets went on presale ... they were bought!!! So we started twittering unsuccessfully (mostly due to my unsavvy twitter type fail - Yes I am not a tech net savvy mummy .. alas) to organise a meet and greet!! :)

Anyway long story short Boogies therapists asked if they could nominate him for a Starlight Wish!!! .. Of course I said YES!! .. And the AMAZING magical fairies at Starlight went to work!!!

A few months after buying the tickets though a friend informed me that 

Soundwave had been changed from All ages to 12+ which was the original concept .. needless to say for a short couple of days after finding out we were DEVASTATED ... But after an email to the Soundwave organisers ... yes a little bit of angst on my part... I received an email back ... It was like the Gods of Rock had sent us an angel wrapped in digital format all the way to my humble little email address ...


It was all set!!! Our anxious wait lasted for about 5 months until the day of the trip finally turned up!!!! ... Here we were .. Boarding a plane to the other side of the country ... to attend the un-attendable ... It was like all our magical fairies had aligned to created this AMAZING feat!!

I have to be honest though .. I was expecting a 1 min meet and greet ... shake hands .. get a signature watch the show kind of deal ... Which was better than anything we could have ever pulled off ..... But what Boogie received was far more!!!!!!!!!! For a start the Soundwave rock fairies - yes they exist (thanks Troy & Luke - our personal soundwave guide on the day) Organised a meet and greet with Sully & Shannon after the show for a few mins (as they had to fly off to Adelaide for the next show - Busy busy busy festival and soo grateful!!)

He got to walk on stage with the Band .... 

Getting Ready to walk onstage with GODSMACK!

Standing side stage watching the SHOW!!! 

Then he got to MEET Shannon and Sullyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! Oh and tell Shannon Larkin that he is a better drummer than Dave Grohl lol ... he seemed to have a good chuckle over that hehe


Meeting Sully for the first time!

You seriously couldn't wipe the smile off his dial ( -yes cliche) by the end of the day...

But to boot he also had the Starlight wish to unfold...

So on Tuesday night we were picked up from the hotel by Corporate Cars Australia .... in a private car and taken to the FORUM in Melbourne ... We met with Godsmacks manager who organised special seats for us as it was an 18+ concert venue .... Boogie was getting high fives off random fellow concert goers ... the atmosphere was AMAZING!!!

And then he got the call and we were all escorted backstage with our Starlight wish fairy to meet the band!!! Boogie chatted with them about EVERYTHING .. his music that he likes to make .. Drums of course ... he got to sing with Sully ... Got a SIGNED drum head by all the guys and literally spent half an hour in their company just chatting about Stuff ... starwars .. transformers ... the koalas and baby kangaroos that the guys were excited to go meet ... And when they going to get ready for the show he got to go back to his seat watch some PappaRoach ... and wait for the EVENT OF A LIFETIME!!!!

After the Show Boogie got invited up on stage to play with the Boys drumkits ... (I will link the Youtube video below) He was sooooooooooooo gentle ... nothing like he would be at home lol ... I have the dented drum heads to prove my point!!!!

It was the wish of a lifetime for my little man ... And still a week later you can't take that grin off his little face!!!! Thanks sooooooooo much to Troy and Luke from Soundwave ... Everyone at Starlight Australia .... And the biggest of thank you to Godsmack and all of their crew ... Each and every single one of you made it the most amazing experience for him!!!! Thank you a million times over!!!! Hopefully you boys can make it to perth eventually and visit Bon Scotts resting place that we were talking about!!

Thanks for sharing our adventure with us
xXx DMMC & Boogie 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Board Game Bonanza!!!

So you all know I am a little bit old school when it comes to parenting .... Boogie has an i-pad ... but I HATE when he uses it ... he gets all grumpy ... So I don't love too much screen time ... Also because whenever he used to go to his dads.... that is all he used to get ... an illuminating glorified babysitter ... And well that just URKS THE CRAP OUT OF ME!

But I Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee playing board games with him ... I can boost his confidence a little ... and then not let him win a couple when I know he is turning into a sore winner ... and trust me .... He is a sore winner in all of his splendiforous glory!!
"Ha haaaaaaaa mum ... you lose .. you're a loser ... I won ... it's all mine."
Yeah I don't think so kiddo!!!

Every year a couple more games sneak into the collection ... and I am dreading what is going to happen next .... I know my challenge for this holidays is to clean out the hallway cupboard to attempt to house them all ... I mean the only thing in my hall way cupboard is STUFF ... the kind of stuff that doesn't have a place ... Christmas decorations ... Presents I have accumulated for just incase ... My mum used to do it ... don't judge me .. I'm not a real hoarder :P .... And I can see myself putting it all off until the Christmas tree comes down cos obviously the decorations have first priority ... spent soooo much on them over the years that they just have to!! ...

Our Christmas tree is special... There is just something sooo amazing about the festive season ... I don't know if it is the fact that while everyone calls it the busy season .. I call it off season ... Everything .. Therapy .. Specialists .. Paediatricians offices etc ... they all close down over the Christmas holidays ... which leaves me with NOTHING ... Yayyyyyyyyyyyy Nothing!! .. Who ever thought I would be in my low *cough* 30's celebrating nothingness ...  Me ... that's who!!

Back to the Christmas tree ... yep got side tracked as per usual ... Anyway our Christmas Tree every year anyone who is staying in the house ... puppies/kitties included gets a special bauble dedicated to them ... We make the pilgrimage to Myers ... (no this isn't a shameless plug) we do the whole Santa photo tradition ... and we pick out a special glass bauble in either silver... blues or teal ... I am now getting to the point where no 2 baubles are the same ... and I LOVE IT!!! The first few years Boog got to pick out the bauble for some reason ... red was too eye catching for him ... so hidden towards the sides of the tree ... tucked in are a bright red train and a couple of other bright red ornaments ... Gotta love him :P

Oh my gosh how far off board games did I get!!!! *Smacks herself on the hand*  Sooooooo I couldn't even remember what board games I had snuck into the collection come Christmas time because I already wrapped them ... But I knew that they weren't going to fit where they are all precariously balancing on top of each other already... like a giant stack of Jenga tiles :P But I do love a bit of monopoly myself ... And I have a killer collection of simpsons games - the only one I am missing that has been released is Simpsons game of life *shines knuckles* ... Boog loves his hungry hippos annnnnnnnd the special rock em sock em robots I got for him 2 Christmases ago now... not really sure how I can top that .... Oh right .. yes I do .. A new drum kit hehe ..

He asked Santa for an electric guitar for Christmas and for mummy to feel better for Christmas ... I can openly admit I shed a tear when I was head hunted by an elf through Myers to be told that was his first wish!! I think I've done well!! Anyways .. What did your little elves ask for and receive this year? (well technically last year now - arrrrrrgh) There is such a wide variety of things on the market nowadays that is is sooooooo easy not to double up!!! I would love to hear your little munchkins top 5 ... Pretty please?!