Thursday, 16 December 2010

Teachers Presents

Here are the presents I did up for the boys teachers last year..


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Thursday, 25 November 2010

November update... Late as usual..

The end of the school year was as busy as usual. lol.. The kids had their end of year concert on the 25th of November. They had been practising at school and at home for weeks.. They did absolutely wonderfully we were so proud of them.. and they had a blast! It was a real credit to the teachers for getting all those kids organised without any major dramas. lmao!
We also had some fun watching. All the littlies were relatively well behaved under the circumstances and Greg and Sam had a lovely conversation about their Sam went over and pointed to the fish on Gregs shirt and after being told what it was etc. proceeded to point to his own shirt as if to say.. 'well look at mine.. isn't it cool too..' hehe.. was soo cute! Ella and Brodie were up to their usual mischief.. chatting and bossing each other around and Miss Bonnie was Jodes girl that Rhys and Lily were of course just their usual cute little

On the 4th of December we finally got organised to do the Santa photos.. They took about 25 pics and I don't think they were all looking in the same direction in one of But there were some cute and no dramas this year about sitting on Santas knee or smiling thank God..
On the 17th we decided to go for a drive to check out the river and the Barrage.. As you can see it was up quite high even then... and of course my camera shy boys had to get their photos taken as

Saturday, 20 November 2010

OK can we wipe this week..

What a week.. Started with Brodes having high temps and Headaches on Sunday night and Monday.. Which the other boys then got on Thursday night.. Luckily that was all they had so panadol eventually fixed them all up.

Was so looking forward to last night.. the girls coming over to scrap. Then Greg came home yesterday with a fever. Tanya, Nettie and Gil came over and I got started on Nettie and Gil's Wedding invites. But Greg ended up with the shakes, temps over 39C and miserable. So when the guys left I took the laptop to bed and kept looking for stuff online for the invites. Turned the puter off about 2.30am but was still awake at 5. Greg was moaning, sweating and I was waiting for him to have some fit or something from the fever! But of course he wouldn't let me take him to the hospital.

Anyway got to sleep after 5 and eventually woke up after 10 with a stinking headache and in a foul mood. Greg's temp had dropped slightly but then started going up again. So he has been to the hospital to see a doc and it seems he has a severly infected throat and middle ear.

Just to round off the day we were supposed to be going to Rydges at Yeppoon today for the Suncorp Xmas party. Staying overnight and coming home tomorrow. Was so looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Anyway Greg rang Rydges this morning to see about a refund or transferring the booking to another weekend. Couldn't see the sense in going with him sick. But the idiots at Rydges wouldn't even talk to him about it! Even though the room was in our name and the we paid for it, because Tracy from work had booked all the rooms they would only talk to her. I couldn't believe it. I was sooo ready to let fly. Luckily Greg was talking to them. He so more patient with these things.. I would have given them a gobful!

Anyway Tracey has talked to them and even if they don't refund us she and her hubby are going to take our room so we not out of pocket.. She such a lovely lady.  

So our relaxing weekend has turned into a miserable, rainy day with cranky kids, a sick hubby and a splitting headache!

So hope everyone else is having a much better weekend. And thanks for listening to me vent!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Check out this new Kit Shop!

One of my gorgeous Scrapping buddies has started her own shop selling kits.. She has put the first one up.. you gotta check it out.. It's gorgeous!

My Little Helpers

Well I am finally catching up I think..again..hehe.. It has been a busy few weeks as usual.. not helped by the fact that Greg seems to be away for work more than he is home. Last week he went on Wed and didn't come home until Sunday.

But luckily the boys have been pretty good which certainly makes life easier. On Sat after we got back from Cooberrie Park I threw a load of washing on and the boys decided they were going to help hang them out. I was on the phone when I went to check on them and just bout cacked myself when I saw them..

Declan had got the stool from under the water cooler and brought it out and Brodes had emptied all the clean clothes out of the basket and was standing on it to reach. But they did it all themselves.. and everything managed to stay clean Of course I had to take some

Also while Greg was away we got the news that we have a new little Nephew.. Zachary Willem. Congratulations Tanya and Warwick! As Greg was in Brissie he hired a car on Sat and went up to visit. How cute is this little man! 

So can't wait to give him a big cuddle and get lots of pics!

Well think I am finally up to date.. Have I said before I gonna keep it that

Hope all is well.. and would love to get some comments!! xxx

Cooberrie Park

On Saturday I took the boys to Cooberrie Park with Declan's Joey's group. The boys loved it. We had a wander around first and the boys thought it was so funny because three emus were racing around the Betong's Cage stirring them up.. It seems that they play together Declan wasn't impressed though when one of the donkeys tried to have drink from his water bottle.. lmao They got to pat the roos and the Koalas in the cages were so active and friendly the boys got to pat them.

After lunch the staff gave us a wildlife show and the boys got to hold and pat lizards, birds, koalas and snakes. Brodie wasn't too keen lol.. But of course Declan got his hands on any animals he could. I can't put the pic up because of the other boys in it but we had about 7 little boys in  row holding a 3 mtre long Python. It was 'awsome', in Declan's Connor wanted to hold the head but as soon as it moved he changed his mind so of course Declan jumped in. No fear whatsoever. The boys had a choice between getting something from the shop or holding an animal. Declan and Brodes decided on a toy each but Connor wanted to hold a baby croc.. He was so excited about it.

It was a lovely day and the boys were well behaved for me which always makes it

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Swimming Carnival

Last Thursday Connor had his school swimming carnival. He entered into the 15 mtre freestyle and the novelty events.

I think after his 15 mtre event I should've entered him in the 30 He left the 3 kids behind and finished half a length in front of He was happy as he got a Blue ribbon. He also won the kickboard and Noodle event as well.

All the boys did well having a go even if they weren't strong swimmers. Made us Mummies proud!

Had to take some pics of Lily~Rose.. How cute is she!
As his events finished at lunch time we all then went to Jodes place and the kids had fun playing in the hose and with Water Balloons... Rach and I weren't to happy as we got roped into filling and tying the water balloons.. I think we got as wet as the kids

All in all the kids had fun and it was good to sit down and chat to the Mum's.
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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Declan's a Joey!!

When I took Declan to Scouts on the 19th his Leader, Wattle, said he could be inducted. He was just a little excited..
This meant he got all his basic badges, could now wear his scarf and Woggle and was allowed to use the official Scout Salute and He listened intently while she explained the scouts beliefs etc and then presented him with all his badges. Took him a little bit to get those fingers the right way for the and he thought the left handed handshake was quite

Of course I didn't have my camera on me so only got some very average pics on the phone.. Oh well at least I got something!

So I finally got all his badges sewed on.. what a task that is! and had to get pics of our little Joey! And of course his brothers had to get in on the Brodie was funny trying to copy his big brothers salute!

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Brodie's Birthday

On the 19th of October our Little boy turned 4!!! How time has flown. Because Greg was away the morning of his birthday we saved his pressies until that afternoon after Daycare. He loved his new Chef's Apron and hat.. Just like Poppy's! lol.. Unfortunately Greg had to go out again that night so he stayed with Connor and Brodie while I took Declan to Scouts. It wasn't a very exciting day for the poor little man but he enjoyed making cupcakes at Daycare and playing with some new toys.. Luckily it was only a few days till his party..

As Greg was basically away all week except for an hour or so on Brodes Birthday, the Sunday before they both went to the shop and he helped pick himself out a new Big Boy's Bike. His little one was still the right size for him but he wouldn't ride it anymore cause it was too small.. It didn't seem to matter that the bigger ones he couldn't touch the ground properly.. anyway he loved his new Shark Bike!

For his party he wanted to go to Victoria Park to ride his new bike. It was a lovely morning.. all our good friends, kids everywhere, and Brodes loved his Monster cake! I didn't realise until I started looking through the photos that I didn't get pics of half the bigger kids, Connor included, because they were too busy off playing and we didn't see

It was a lovely day and Brodes got spoilt rotten with Presents... We really are lucky to have such wonderful friends here!
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Connor's Birthday

Catch Up time again.. I am soo slack with this Blog aren't I!

Our big boy turned 8 in October...and instead of a party he decided he wanted to have a sleepover with a couple of his mates.. Well I told him two.. which ended up being 4 and then back to As he wanted to sleep in the tent.. with no adults.. He also wanted a camping cake. Well.. do you think I could find a tent small enough to fit on a so I had to make one.. that was fun! I think it turned out ok.. and Connor was happy with it which is the main thing.

All the boys came over on Saturday morning and had a great time playing with Connor's presents and running around the yard under the hose.. just as boys do. Then they had to help Greg set up the tent and get their beds organised. They were just a bit excited! I let Connor have no adults in there but we set the tent up right outside my window so I could hear

Pizza for dinner and the quietest time we had in the day was when they were eating and watching a 6 boys in the house makes for a lot of noise! Poor Kyle was falling asleep on the couch so after  the movie we cut the cake and sent them all off to bed. Connor and Lachlan were talking and playing with their little torches I had given all the boys until about 10.30. But they weren't too loud so I let em go. Kyle and Jamie Was very impressed though. Not one of them got scared at all.  


Unfortunately though they were all awake by 6 am. Luckily Greg is an early riser! They packed up the tent and camping gear and then it was off to the Bowling Alley.  The boys had a great time. And they were all well behaved which was a Declan is getting too big too.. he started off with the ramp to bowl but then decided he was big enough to bowl without it and did really well!  Connor was so happy as he managed a strike.. Then it was time to drop the boys home and Mummy to


It really was a good weekend and the boys had fun.. plus sooo much easier than a
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010


I forgot to put these up.. While I was on hols I just took a little beadign stuff with me. I made the spider from a kit my friend Chrissie had given me for the kids and then had a play and made the crab and jelly fish. I got the pattern for the crab online but decided to make up the jelly fish myself. Needs some tweaking but the boys loved em. 

School Holidays..

Well over the Sept school holidays we headed down to our fav place.. Coolum Beach Getaway Resort for 2 weeks.. We love it there.. Coolum is such a lovely quiet beach and Murray and Carmel that manage the units are just so lovely!

We left home on Sat Morning and of course an hour down the road Greg realises he left his Laptop at Wouldn't be too bad but he had an assignment that had to be done over the hols.. lol.. Thanks to the gorgeous Rach she got it sent down to us on the Thanks Rach you are an angel.. and poor Mum had to chase the bus round the coast to pick it up for us because of a mix up on the pick up Thanks Mummy!!

Anyway looong trip down but we got there just after lunch time and after unpacking Greg and Declan went to the shops to pick up a few essentials. I got a lovely surprise when they came home with this lovely arrangement for me because I had to leave my Birthday flowers at home. Isn't that sweet!  

It didn't take long to get into the swing of hols. The first week the boys did a lot of swimming, Went fishing with Daddy and spent some time at the Beach.. It was a bit rainy but that really didn't worry us at all. I got to relax and read.. ahh was so noice!! Oh and don't forget the Fish and Chips for dinner.. I looove Coolum Fish and And most afternoons we had Happy Hour with Murray (the unit manager). Such a lovely bloke.. and a good excuse to sit down and have a

On Monday morning we got a call from the security people to say our home alarm had gone off. Rach to the rescue again! She went and checked and yup someone had tried to break in. Luckily the alarm scared them off. We are so lucky to have such good friends. Between Rach and Gil they organised the police, fixing the damaged door and kept an eye on the place while we were away.. Thanks guys you are the best!!

On Monday we went shopping at Sunshine Plaza and took the boys to see 'Cats and Dogs, The Revenge of Kitty Galore' at the movies.. they loved it. With the kids size 3d glasses even Brodie kept his on and watched it

On Friday we met my brother Brett, Carla, Lainey and Claire at Australia Zoo. It was wonderful to catch up with them and of course to see my gorgeous nieces. I can't believe how much they are growing up!

As usual the kids had a ball checking out all the animals and chasing their cousins about.

We even got to see Bindi perform which the girls were really impressed And of course the kids all came home with bits and pieces. Quite a lot actually cause some they bought themselves, we got them something and Uncle Brett bought them something.. Spoilt boys!.. Of course Declan went for the baby Croc that has its own and another Mummy Croc and we got him a shirt. He also got himself a really nice book on Australian insects.. surprise Brodes got some figurines, and had to have what Declan had so got a baby Koala and a Mummy Koala. Connor was the difficult one. Our boy is growing up.. he had a really hard time picking something. No kiddie stuff for him. He wanted a whip and a Hat.. both of which where about $100 each so we had to say no to that He eventually got a rubber snake, a dinosaur excavation kit and we got him a shirt.

 I got to get the girls a pink Blingie Bindi shirt I loove buying pink bling.. don't get to do it very often!

It was a loong fun day, and the kids were all well behaved.. yeah.. but it was far too soon when we had to say goodbye and head off back to Coolum! We do miss seeing family. Everyone is so far apart.

The boys were swimming every day.. which was great for me because I must admit Greg often took them down to the pool and I got to stay inside and relax and read a book! I actually got 4 1/2 books read over the two weeks.. love it! In the middle of reading the Millennium Trilogy at the moment.. Love em.. Now gotta find the time at home to finish

Greg took the boys out in the boat a couple of times but unfortunately they didn't catch too much..And he and Connor were getting very frustrated as the other 2 boys kept getting bored or needing to go to the toilet and all they wanted to do was

On Monday Marnie and Katie came down to stay for the night. The boys were so excited to see them. Katie is growing up to be such a cutie. She had drawn picture for the boys.. covered in love hearts and I Love You written on them.. lol.  

We took the kids to the beach that afternoon and they had a ball.. I got so many cute pics it ws so hard to pic which ones to put up. They played in n the water and looked for shells and found some sea snails which impressed Declan. Declan was inseparable from Katie.. they were holding each others hands most of the afternoon or walking with their arms around each other.. soo cute. Katie was so funny.. she kept facing the water and standing with her arms open (think it was so cute. And while we were searching for shells Brodes decided he wanted a kite so started swinging the Boogie Board around to see if it would Connor and Declan have both really got the Boogie Board worked out. Connor had a few good goes then got dumped.. he decided that was  

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After the beach the kids, Marnie and Greg all jumped into the pool. There was a lot of fun going on with the kids ganging up on Marnie with the Water Mind you I think she got her own back..

Yes I know I was very slack.. I went 2 whole weeks and didn't get wet once! I must be getting Whenever I decided I would it would get overcast and it was a bit too cool for me to jump But I had a great time taking

On Tues morning we all jumped into 'Night Fury' and went fishing on the Maroochy River. Doesn't she look good with her name on!. It was Katie's first time fishing and she had a great time. Again Declan stuck to her like Declan was very impressed as he caught the first fish of the a little Archer Fish we threw back. The younger kids did get bored fairly quickly so we went back home and let the kids have another swim before Marnie and Katie had to head off that arvo.

Colin and Mum came down at lunch time too and Col, Greg and Connor went back out in the boat that arvo. Connor caught a whiting and Greg got that huge shovel nosed shark. Connor was so proud of himself as he could now cast his own line out and I think it was far more enjoyable for

Aren't they the cutest of Poor Katie spent two days trying to get some space because everywhere she went there was arguments as to who was gonna sit next to her or hold her

The boys do miss their cousins.

While the boys were fishing Mum and I had great fun playing Wii with the two little

Granny had brought the boys a kite so the next arvo we headed off to the beach to give it a go.. I flew really well and the boys were very excited. Unfortunately we had only been down there for a little while when a storm started coming in so we had to rush home in the The whole time having to explain to Brodie that the storm wouldn't really hit and that noo the chances of the lightning getting him was very The questions my boys ask!

On our last Friday our good friends Andrew and Marisa came up with Andrew's boy Jack. Declan was very excited that his Godparents were coming to It was lovely to see them and catch up.. been far too long. We had a great day playing tennis and Jack played soo well with the boys. They loved him, and when we were inside Brodes kept snuggling up to

Tennis was so funny.. Declan kept throwing the ball up so high to serve it then running around trying to hit it over the I think we need to do it more often at home. it was great fun and the boys played so well and so nicely. But Brodes stayed in the pool with Jack.. they were so cute together!.

That night after the kids were in bed we got to catch up and have a few drinks and play cards. Was a lovely way to end our hols. Just a pity they couldn't have come down for longer.

The next morning Andrew and Marisa kept the boys occupied while we packed up and unfortunately we then had to head home. The worst thing about hols.. long car trips with 3

Wasn't too bad.. had to detour to avoid a fatal accident but luckily our trip was uneventful!

Hope you all had great school hols.. and sorry for the looooong update. Had hoped to do it bit by bit while we were on hols but unfortunately didn't have enough


Friday, 17 September 2010

What's Been happening..

As usual it has been busy busy around here.. Greg has been working away a lot and the boys as usual are keeping me on my toes..

We decided to do some craft one afternoon and I made up some salt dough for the boys to bake and paint..

so easy and they had a ball doing it.

It was also my Birthday on the 13th.. and on Sat night Greg cooked me a lovely roast dinner and I also got some gorgeous orchids delivered and my fav Caramel Mudcake..yummmm. I spent Monday doing nothing lol.. I had managed to get Brodie booked into daycare for a make up day so I spent the day watching videos and basically relaxing.. was sooo noice! and on Tuesday my gorgeous girlfriends ook me out to lunch at the Glenmore and I got another bunch of flowers.. soo spoilt..

Was a very exciting weekend as not only was it my birthday but I got a call at 3 am on Sat night to go and look after Zoe's and Joe's kids as her waters had broken.. Felt soo bad cause I had forgotten to turn the vol on my phone up..(doh) so took them a few calls to get luckily I get there in time as it only took her an hour or two and Lily-Rose came into the world.. She is such a cutie.. and the look on her big brother's faces when they woke up and I told them their little sister had arrived was priceless.. I just wish their mum and Dad had been there to see it.

And I finally have some pics to show because Gil and Nettie also welcomed into the world a gorgeous little girl, Rhiannon on the 24th Aug.. Sooo lucky to have two little girls to spoil.

Well we are getting organised to head off to Coolum tomorrow for 2 weeks holidays.. can't wait. We all so need a break. So if I don't get a chance to Blog while I am there I hope you all have a great couple of weeks of school hols..

And please keep your prayers going for Joshua.. he is still going through chemo and we have had some other family deaths and illnesses as well so all thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Lubs ya!
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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Jump Rope for Heart....

Connor and Declan are doing Jump Rope for Heart at School next week.. and I would love to encourage them with some sponsorships.. If you can help help out even with a couple of dollars it really is for a good cause..

To sponsor Connor please go to - Connor's Sponsorship

And to Sponsor Declan please go to - Declan's Sponsorship

Thnak you so much guys.. xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Olivia's Diva Album..

Our gorgeous friend Olivia has moved to Brissie so I made up this album of all us girls on Diva night so she can remember us all..

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Miss Ya Livie.. and Miss Despira! xxx

Happy Father's Day!!

Well for the first time since he the day he was born Declan's Birthday was also Father's Day..

Greg got to go to an afternoon tea at Prep on Friday Afternoon where Declan gave him the gifts he had made for him at school.. On Sunday it was so busy organising the party that Greg really didn't get to have much of a restful Father's Day. But he got the gorgeous pressies the kids had made him at school and we also got him some more gear for the boat.. Rod holders, and a knife holder and the boys insisted on picking him a lure each as well.. so I think he did

The four Boys in my life..

And we were lucky enough to have Pa here so got a Photo with the three generations as well..
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Connor's Presents.. The picture is of some UBeaut machine that makes houses or I honestly don't know where his imagination comes

Declan's Pressies..

And Brodie's from Daycare..

I always think home made pressies are the best!.

I hope all you Dad's out there had a wonderful Father's Day.

I just wish my Dad could've been here still..Mind you Brodie mentioned again to Pa on Sunday how he was gonna swing so high that he could go to Heaven to visit Poppy. If only it was that easy.