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The Life of a Super Organized Mum

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I can't help myself : )

I know I said I wouldn't post anything about organizing but I just can't help myself !! We went off to the Christmas pageant in the city today and after coming home I thought I would just post a few of the things we do before we head out for a big day.

Firstly- do a little bit of research the week before. Most events have a website than run through locations and where you can park- what roads are going to be closed etc. This can really help reduce stress levels on the day. I printed this out last week and we took it with us to refer back to. We knew what was going on and where and what times etc- a great help !!

Food- An absolute necessity in our house with 2 boys- soon to be 3 someone is always hungry and bought food at events of this size are generally unhealthy and over priced. I really find it difficult to swallow paying $8 for a roll?? It makes going out as a family so expensive. So we pack food, I get up early before Flynn is up and put the bake at home rolls in the oven and then chop the salads/chicken ready for the rolls.

Whilst they were baking I also put our water bottles in the freezer and got out the fruit ready to take as well. It worked really well especially today as the other options were chips and sausage sizzles.
I bought some of these great Stick with me wrist bands awhile ago and use them when we go somewhere with huge crowds (green tab on the left at the bottom of their web page) They are seriously worth the price at $10 for 12. You write your children's details on them including your phone number and their name and if they get lost you will be able to be contacted.

As soon as we got to the pageant there were calls for lost kids : ( Not the place you want to loose them with thousands on people everywhere. This just gives me a little piece of mind!! We got the blue dinosaur design- I told Flynn it was a watch : )

Watching the floats go by-


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great ideas there Jade - those rolls have my mouth watering.
An aside - LOVE Flynn's hat - what brand is it?

Hope youre feeling well and not battling any morning sickness...

December 7, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Blossom said...

Love the ideas, I also prefer to take food, as it certainly saves a lot of money, and the wrist band, one I will definitely steal :)

Thanks M xx

December 7, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

The hat is Toshi cute brand they make lovely hats and are fully adjustable so they last ages which is great : )

Still sick unfortunately but hoping it will be over soon !!!!

December 7, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

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