Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Goofy and Happy

Ethan has this habit at the moment of biting his bottom lip when he smile.. makes for an interesting

Monday, 28 August 2006


This is how I found Ethan this afternoon. He'd put the wheelbarrow up on the deck and climbed in and was laying back enjoying the sunshine... such a life!

Sunday, 27 August 2006

Puddle jumping


We took the kids and bikes to Holybank Forest. It was so beautiful there today. You would have swore we were still in the middle of Autumn. Emma had alot of fun jumping in a puddle, perfect photo opportunity for mum! The boys climbed trees and rode their bikes. We had a great time even though it was very cold and threatening rain (which thankfully waited till we got home).

Saturday, 26 August 2006

Fun for free

A trip to Bunnings this morning resulted in some free fun for the kids. They had a mini ball pit, jumping castle.. free fairy floss... mmmmmmm.. lol I would have got a pic of the fairy floss but its hard to eat and take a pic at the same time.. OOps

Friday, 25 August 2006


For mum. Ovarian cancer. 2002. I miss you more than anyone could possibly know, it still hurts not to have you here. It's lonely without you.

For Nan. Lung Cancer. 1993. Only you would have understood.



Thursday, 24 August 2006


We have spent the last 7 years renovating the INSIDE of our house, now that that is pretty much done, its time to make a start on the OUTSIDE!

I am really looking forward to this because I enjoy gardening and have really missed one to potter in. So today dh and I went and bought a handful of plants and an apple tree! I have a little corner of the garden ready to go and we plan to just build on to it through out spring and summer.

We also have more brick work and cementing to do. Last summer dh and I discovered we are pretty good at concreting. He's good at mixing and the heavy stuff and I am good at the trowelling and finishing so we make a good

This is a blossom on our nectarine tree. I love spring and all the daffodials and blossom trees.. finally some colour after a grey winter!

Wednesday, 23 August 2006


Today the sun is shining (even if my mood isn't) so we took a walk to the shops to pick up a few things we needed. Ethan rode his scooter the whole way there and back. They also got a lollipop for being good.
The remains of a blue lollipop

Sunday, 20 August 2006


Backing up files and found this one. Check out that hair.. hahaha

Saturday, 19 August 2006

Wednesday, 16 August 2006


Boring day at home doing those day to day boring things you do.

More from our trip to the beach.

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Quiet moments

It was a busy morning.. I think she just wanted a little time on her own..

Monday, 14 August 2006


I've been frothing a little extra milk in the mornings when I make my coffee and Ethan has his own "babycino" with a bit of chocolate sprinkled on top.

Sunday, 13 August 2006


Great day today. Dh and I and four of the kids headed off mid morning to check out a prospective camping spot for summer. It looks like the perfect spot for us, lots of shade, nice amenties and right on the beach! So we are booking a spot for end of Jan and hoping the weather gods are kinds to us!

It was also the perfect opportuniy for me to practice shooting in full sun, oh boy what a challenge but I did alot better than I expected.. the brain hasn't turned completely to mush after all. ;)

She was feeding them her bread and loving the attention from the seagulls.

Saturday, 12 August 2006

Drunk driver

So just to add a little excitement to our lives some guy gets in his car drunk as a skunk and ends up parked underneath my dads house. Unfortunately he had to go through a fence, a small bush and a brick wall to get there.

Pics courtesty of my bro.

Friday, 11 August 2006


We go through alot of paper in this house, Ethan and Emma love to draw. Ethan has started putting such concentration into his drawings, I love watching him.

Emma likes to draw too. Mostly on paper but if you are not watching she will colour in her hands and face as well!

ps. Ethan helped her on this one.. she is NOT that artistic at 2.. lol

Thursday, 10 August 2006


Today was one of those days where you wish you could just stay in bed and sleep.

I have had two little people down with colds the last two weeks. You know the good old common cold.. hacking cough and snotty noses that they insist on smearing across their faces. One of those colds thats necessitates numerous calls outs during night that must be answered and days where they just want to sit on your knee (and wipe said snot on YOU instead of on their faces for a change).

Needless to say I have been elevated to zombie status this week and wondering if I will ever sleep through the night again on a regular basis. The last time it happened was about 5 years ago... Apparently all but one of my kids was born with a faulty sleep gene.

Thankfully DH has the day off tommorrow so that means a sleep in for mummy and thats a GOOD thing and makes me happy.. and you know what they say.. when mama is happy,

EVERYONE is happy.

Tuesday, 8 August 2006

More sewing..

Pocket Rockets

These are my brothers little bikes. He bought them down yesterday for the boys to ride, they had a blast!


She is always humming and singing along to songs.
Thankfully she has good taste in music ;)

Monday, 7 August 2006

Sunday, 6 August 2006

Boys up to no good

On the way up to see my dad on the weekend we stopped off for food.
They have this cool little corner with a blackboard where kids can draw with the chalk provided.

The BIG kids amused themselves for a while.

You might have to look closely to see whats so funny... (click on the pic to see it larger)

Never listen to your big brothers when they say.. stand over here so mum can take a picture....

Friday, 4 August 2006

A day for me

Got to have a nice little sleep in this morning (dh's day off :p ). Went off to the city ON MY OWN! It was so nice to wander around and actually look at things, picked up a little top for Emma in Pumpkin Patch it was marked down from $22 to $7 all because of an almost undetectable little spot on the front! Bargain!!

Did some sewing this afternoon and am really pleased with how it turned out. I had no pattern for this, just copied it from another top Emma has. I have been lurking on a sewing forum and they were discussing how to do shirring, it sounded easy and it was!

Off to see my dad tommorrow. SIL and neice are over from WA visiting so it will be nice to see them again.

Thursday, 3 August 2006


and the sound of glass breaking are two things you dont want to hear in the same sentence.

Ethan locked Zack out of the house, Zack got a little over zealous knocking to come back in.

Zack, knocking with your knee is not "asseptable behaviour"... (said in my best Super Nanny voice)

Wednesday, 2 August 2006


Day at home today. I've folded washing, cleaned house, got on and off the treadmill a couple of times (sorting arguments!). I am heading out for dinner tonight with some friends. We all get together every six months or so. Looking forward to it.

Weaning Emma off her dummy (paci) dependancy and its going well. She went all day yesterday and didn't ask for them once! She has asked a couple of times today but I can tell she KNOWS mummy aint going to get them and that they now only come out at bedtime.

I had a little play around today with using a backdrop (black fleece), pretty happy with the results, although I dont think it's really "my thing". Was so pleased to actually get a shot of Emma looking at the camera and in focus too! She moves about so much it's not an easy task! Ethan was more co operative.

Tuesday, 1 August 2006

Flowers for mum

Daisies handpicked by tiny hands from the backyard are some of the best flowers a mum can get.