Thursday, 21 December 2006

A visit from Santa

This morning we went to the Christmas party for Ethans Daycare. There were lots of bikes to ride.

The face painting was VERY popular. Emma wasn't so sure about it at first and just got a butterfly on her hand.

But later went back for some butterflies on her face.

Ethan wanted to be a dinosaur.....
If we all sing loud enough.. Santa will know where to find us....

And here he is!

Waiting patienly for his name..

Posing with Santa.. he wanted to hang around and chat with him...LOL

Unfortunately when we opened it, Action mans head rolled off.. oops... Santa promises he will replace it with a new one...

Wednesday, 20 December 2006


This was a gift from our wonderful kindergarten aide at the boys school. She has seen all three of my older boys go through kinder and will be there next year when Ethan starts. She makes one of these advent calendars every year for the school to include in our Christmas raffle and has always remembered Jacob being disappointed back in grade 1 at not getting one in the So she asked him to come see her today and gave us this one that she had made for us. Thank you Mrs. W!

There are 25 individual decorations to go on the tree

and they all fit in Santa's bag!

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Christmas elephant

A gift for DS3 from his teacher... remind me to thank her.....

Sunday, 17 December 2006

12 today

Happy Birthday Zack!!
Happy Birthday

Don't all 12yo boys request pavlova with fruit salad and pink candles for their birthdays??

The new bike!

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Coffee anyone?

Waiting patiently for his coffee.

I hope thats coffee she is skulling

Don't let the cutesy pic fool you, these two gave me such a hard time today.. roll on bedtime!

Sunday, 10 December 2006


has begun!!! and bring it on I say. We had temps of 28C and 30C this weekend. The weather was fantastic. I am sooooooooooooooooooo a hot weather girl at heart which is ironic considering I grew up in Tasmania and then moved back here! We spent the last two days at the beach. I only took the camera for one day and it was the crappy point and shoot so excuse the bad quality..LOL The kids all had a ball and Emma keeps asking when we are going to the beach

Big kid.....

Other kids..... (lol)

Looking for shells

Waiting for dad to get fish and chips for dinner, Jamie kindly kept Emma

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm icecream....!

Thursday, 7 December 2006

Colourful sky

Beautiful sunset tonight

Wednesday, 6 December 2006


Dancing in the sun

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Deck the halls..


Thursday, 30 November 2006

Cubby house

Emma and Ethan made a little "cubby house" on the deck with the outdoor chairs and some blankets and towels. It looked very cosy!

Monday, 27 November 2006

Greens Beach

On Saturday afternoon we decided to grab some fish and chips and head to the beach for tea. It was a little cool but that didn't seem to bother the Emma and Ethan who had fun running through the water. We checked out the rock pools and then headed home as the sun was setting. It was a nice evening.

Our very own rent a crowd

Ethan creating something with seaweed

Jamie and Zack (wishing he had remembered his jumper)


Thursday, 23 November 2006

Little reader

She has taken a real interest in books lately and is always bringing us books to read to her or just sitting on her own reading to herself. I hope this is the start the same love of books that I have.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006


When we were little we use to pick the rose thorns and stick them to our noses to make little "horns", now my kids do the same thing.

Sunday, 19 November 2006


This is where Jamie and I spent 3 hours this afternoon (not bad for Sunday!)

Jamie took a trip over the handle bars of his bike, mid jump. The result is two fractures. One in his upper arm bone and the other up on his shoulder where the clavical meets the scapula.. or there abouts. Six weeks in a sling, no bike riding, no trampolining!