Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hope You Had a Happy Easter

I hope you had a very happy Easter! I have a little bit of time before bed so I won't write much, just share some photos of our weekend. This was a camping trip we'll do again because there was something for everyone: riding for Matt and Kees, exploring for the kids, early morning walks for me, swimming at the beach and fish and chips for everyone, hanging out with the Munros, an outside bath (with frogs and stars) and making a camp fire, Kees' absolute favourite thing - he makes pretend fires almost every day! The Easter Bunny managed to find us, luckily, and we enjoyed the excitement of a rainforest egg hunt. I can't wait to steal some more time to look at your blogs and see what you've been up to. xx

Beautiful, restorative, fresh, early morning walks. Alone! Ahh.

Misty Wollumbin - the cloud-catcher

Worn out kids .... yesss!

A wicked pump track

Fighting already. See what chocolate does?

Gorgeous Fingal, like a little bit of Straddie and a little bit of Byron

For some, stealing the last glorious swims of Autumn...

For others? That all just seemed a bit too much like hard work.
Our happy little beach bum. ;0)

Oh little one. Don't change too much. xxxx

A Barbecue and a Fairy House

I don't know about you, but my kids and I usually need to get out with some company most mornings. Today we had a nice morning planned, going out with friends, but then they .... cancelled! I went into a little panic, dithering about what we would do now, and would we all drive each other nuts? Would the kids start to bicker or mess up the house, or would I find my patience starting to ebb? (If you know what I mean.) Would I succumb to that very convenient evil of evils: television?

No! I packed up a basket of things along the lines of our Autumn theme and we headed off to the park. I like to pretend we live in the country and this is our "back paddock". ;0)
We sat on the green grass and read a couple of echidna books, then we coloured our cardboard echidnas. We glued pine needle "spines" on to make them complete.

We wondered about mushrooms...are they edible? I'm really curious to find out more about them. This one looks a bit like a nipple.

With the art and craft all over in about two minutes, it was time for some serious play.
Jimmy put on his man voice and serious working frown and got down to business cooking pretend sausages on his pretend barbecue.

Kees became engrossed in building his fairy house, and I enjoyed that too.

Altogether, we had the most lovely morning. By the time we mosied home we'd been out for two hours; it was a really peaceful and rewarding way to spend time with my little ones. Everyone always says how short this time is, when they're tiny, so I want to make the most of it. xx

My Dad Caught Himself on Fire

I think the charred remains of the t-shirt say it all. xx

Hello! I'm sorry I haven't blogged for SOOO long. Our computer has been updated to Windows 7; it is absolutely hopeless for photos. (I realise it could be me that's hopeless.) I have also lost many, many photos - more than six months' worth - that were supposedly saved onto external hard drive. It is driving me nuts. Is anyone using Windows 7? Can anyone give me a clue or is it really as bad as I think? It's very difficult to keep up a blog with this program. Eugghh. Anyway, as you can see, things are pretty normal round here. xx

PS: Tamara, don't worry about your bald spot; have a look at the bottom photo on that gardening post. I've got one too!! How funny is that! Must be my camera. I'm going with that. ;0)