Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Greg suggested that he might like to tidy his room and Connor's comeback was 'That's not in the Christmas Spirit Daddy!'..lol.. I have to say I agreed with him.. lol.. Greg went out the front and our lawn was covered in wallabies.. so he decided to take some pics. The poor things have been soo hungry that they have been all over our street looking for food..
The following Tuesday I went along to Kindy to help the kids make some reindeer biccies.. I was watching Declan in the garden when he spotted a lizard.. he crept up on it and I have never seen a kid move so fast.. he actually caught it! He is definately our little Declan Attenborough!
And this is the gorgeous plate my Secret Santa sent me.. I just love it.. I mean how gorgeous is that..!!! Plus I got a Scrapping Frame.. so will have to get scrapping to put something in it!
If you are reading this Santa.. Thank you soo much.. it made my day..So glad I waited till Christmas morning to open it!
And I did this one up for Mrs Gorman, Connor's Teacher..
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
It was hard enough leaving Highfields and our friends behind but now knowing that Tom isn't there to visit is just heartbeaking..
We will miss him so much.. miss the opportunities to have more fun, I will miss our debates.. His smile, his friendship. I didn't get to say goodbye so this is my little way of saying
'goodbye Tom.. we love you and will miss you so much'
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
But we have enough animals around here without any more..lol.. including this gorgeous Wallaby and her Joey that was snacking on our front lawn a few afternoons in a row.. Just goes to show how dry it is around here. Couldn't resist the pics.
That weekend we had Greg's Christmas party at 1770. I was so looking forward to a weekend away as Greg has been away with quite a bit lately. But things didn't quite turn out as we expected. We got there friday night and I ended with gastro and spent all day Sat in bed.. Managed to take a few pics of the boys from my balcony but that was it. The we got a call from friends of ours letting us know that Tom.. a really good friend of ours in Highfields.. was finally succumbing to cancer. So Greg jumped in the car and drove to see him. I stayed behind with the kids and was so grateful to Vanessa, one of the girls Greg works with, for all her with with the boys on Sat night and Sunday.. then we got a lift home with George.. another workmate. Luckily the boys were fairly well behaved so he was still sane when we got here.. I think..lol.
Greg got home Sunday arvo just in time to come to Declan's Kindy Christmas party. So it really wasn't the best weekend.
And can you believe I forgot to take my camera to the Kindy Party..
Anyway it is late.. so I will leave it at that..will update more soon.. Hope you are all well..
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
These boys go nuts on those swings.. Brodie is really starting to scare me..lol.
Well it was a huge weekend last weekend.. Greg has brought himself a new set of golf clubs.. and we have a little deal going.. He gets to go and play golf on Saturday.. and I get the day to myself on Sunday.. not every week.. but hey I will take what I can get..lol.. It was wonderful to have a day of hiding in my craft room and just doing what I wanted to do.. didn't particularly achieve anything..lol.. but a half finished layout.. but gee I felt like a new woman.. and then I spent the arvo at Rach's Clothing Party.. Coffee, chatting... shopping.. it was fabulous.
Meanwhile Greg took the boys for a haircut.. I so have to get pics.. Brodes hair is sooo short.. then he took them to the movies.. yup all of them..lol..to see Up in 3D.. and then they had a birthday party at the Rockpool.. And no I didn't plan it that way..lol.. it was just one of those weekends..lol
He said the boys were pretty good at the movie. Even Brodie, and they all said they loved it so that was good. It was a reward for them having earnt enough points from actually getting their day to day jobs done..lol..
Greg has been away again this week.. Won't be back till tomorrow arvo.. so the boys are missing him.. He has been away so much lately. Brodie goes looking for him every morning..
Umm.. and the wonderful Rach came over to help me do a bit more organising around this house too.. She is sooo good at helping me to declutter..lol.. So all we have left is to clear out the boys Toys.. woohoo.. then I can start doing cupboards etc.. I am getting there..lol.. very slooowly!
Ok .. I am tired and I think I am actually going to go to bed early tonight.. Yup.. before 12 is early for me..lol..
Nite all xx
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
So I have finally caught up on all my pics..lol.. I am going to try and keep it all up to date for now on.. oh well.. I will try.. Doing my best to get things under control around here.. My gorgeous friend Rach came over this week and helped me to start decluttering and tidying the house.. and OMG it is still clean.. well the bits we did anyway..lol.. I have also done up some charts for the boys in an effort to stop all the yelling and screaming around here in the mornings..lol. And I have discovered a website.. Flylady.. which helps you to get and stay clean and organised around the home.. so cross fingers for me..
I have also found a replacement for me at Playgroup. I have to say it is such a relief.. I have enjoyed the last two years running it.. but it is a big job and just makes it so much harder for me to keep up with everything else. So next year I have promised myself I am not committing to any committees etc.. and I am going t0 have more time for me and the family..
Anyway.. Thank you for your patence while I caught up..lol.. That is if anyone is reading it any more.. Would love a comment or two.. Feel like I am talking to myself sometimes.. mind you I am used to that around here. Lol
Hope you are all well...
The kids had a ball.. it is hysterical to watch them bowl. They each had their own techniques..lol.. Connor was very excited as he got a strike 'AND I DIDN'T EVEN TOUCH THE BUMPERS BALL THINGIES MUM!!!', You can see his excited jump in the Pics below. Lmao.. I guess Wii sports does have some benefits.. And at the end of it he got his own Bowling Pin which all the kids signed.. It was a very exciting day for a 7 year old!
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
I stayed upstairs and took these pics from our balcony on the 5th floor.. sooo loving my long lense..lol
And Connor wanted me to take another pic of his burn.. looks a bit more dramatic here. He really was a brave boy about it all.
On Wed the first thing the boys wanted to do of course was get in the pool again..lol.. It was a beautiful morning but by mid afternoon this is what our view was like.. and no I haven't touched up the colour.. that is the dust storm that hit the Gold Coast.
But my Fav bit is the Tigers.. They are sooo beautiful.. and I got some gorgeous shots with my long lense.. sooo would love to have one of those meet the tiger experiences..
A long, hectic wonderful day..
Friday we started to head up to Mum's. And stopped in at Bribie Island to catch up with a few of my Boxx Chickies.. We went and had fish and chips at the park and decided we needed some pics.. of course.