Saturday, 29 September 2007

We are having a lazy Saturday at home.

Last night we joined with others to help friends celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary last night. Congratulations Dawn and John, you are such an inspiration.. 50 years .. WOW such an achievement.

Anyway.. before we left for the celebrations we loaded and turned on the dishwasher.. some hours later when we got home.. it was still going.. humming away the way it does when it is pumping water... uh oh. I secretly began having visions of getting a nice shiny new dishwasher but the ever clever Dh pulled it out and fixed this morning.. bummer.. ;) So it lives to wash another day.

And that is about as exciting as the day gets I am afraid, its raining and I have grand plans to stay inside and cook, so here a few pics form the week..

The remainder of the cupcakes that didn't get eaten by the dog...

Some pretty flower buds..

and a pretty little girl I found just swinging about..

Thursday, 27 September 2007


So thought I would make some cupcakes today. Here they are cooking.. all 30 of them.

Here they are cooling, all 30 of them. Left them there while I went to pick Ethan up from kindy.

Don't they look lovely?

Does she look guilty?? Thats probably because she ATE 14 of those 30 cupcakes! Lesson learn't for today.. remember to shut kitchen door when leaving house with cupcakes cooling on the bench....

oh and no sign of the paper cases they were in.... yet...

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Monday, 24 September 2007

Hanging out at home

Some pics. From the weekend. Everyone back to work and school today. YAY for me!!

Jump doggy... jump

Jump kiddies ... jump

Thats meringue on his face... he got to lick the beaters ;)

Sunday, 23 September 2007


From our trip to the Imaginarium Science Center.

Building an igloo

My little pirates

Exploring the seas

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

With the kids on two weeks school holiday things have been busy. We took a little trip up the coast for a few days to visit Grandad and some friends. The kids got to see Ratatouille and we visited a science centre.

Jumping off the sand dunes was the highlight of the

Emma loved exploring.

aren't there always cows at the beach??????

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

We had the willow tree in our backyard lopped on the weekend.. who knew our friends son was a qualified tree lopper and just happened to have all his gear with
I do love our willow tree but it gets messy with falling twiggy branches if it gets to big, mind you all the leaf it drops in autumn makes great mulch for the garden!
Not sure that it gets this messy though!

and what do boys do with lots of tree limbs and branches lying around?

You build a teepee of course!

We also finally traded little old wooden outdoor setting that has faithfully served our growing family for the past 5 yrs for a BIGGER new outdoor setting. I love it.. the table is 5ft square and fits us all so comfortably around it. We love eating outdoors in the warmer months this setting will make for some much more comfortable meals.

and the part I love most about a spring is all the beautiful flowers starting to bloom.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

2 more days and I will have the kids home for two weeks. Normally I would be dreading school holidays but I am actually looking forward to a break from being the family taxi service! In the meantime I have been busy organising little spots here at home that were long overdue for some sorting out.

Now that I am cooking more my recipe books got a long overdue sort out. No more untidy pile of books!

Dh's shed was next.. Now I can find

and of course I have been cooking!