Wednesday, October 10, 2012


We did this science experiment a long time ago, when we were learning about the beginning of the Earth, but I wanted to document it and share with you. The volcano we made was this one. It was easy and lots of fun. I mean boys, explosions, "lava"... pretty hard to go wrong!

Knead the dough and shape your volcano...

Go outside (highly recommended!) and pour in the vinegar...


Great fun. And afterwards, the kids played for ages with all the sloppy leftover mess. And then I left the mess for such a long time that Matt got sick of it and cleaned it up. So, all in all, a winner ;0)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hamburger Salad

My very resourceful friend, Natalie, came up with this Paleo Diet solution to fix a hamburger craving. It's a hamburger without the bun and it really is deeelicious. It's our favourite meal at the moment.

This is what we put in, in layers:

2 chopped baby cos lettuces
2 sliced tomatoes
1 sliced cucumber
1 medium tin of sliced beetroot
1 cup of bread and butter pickles
a handful of thinly sliced cheddar cheese (optional)
2 packets of Woolworths Macro Organic frozen meatballs, heated (YUMMY)
1 large onion, thinly sliced and fried
squirts of tomato sauce, mustard and olive oil
and salt and pepper if you like

I would love for you to try this salad yourself! Let me know if you do. Happy eating!

Here are some family snaps from our barbecue. xx

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Show!

The Redcliffe Show is truly one of the highlights of our year. The kids save up their pocket money (and so do the parents!) and eagerly await an evening of fun, excitement and wonder. And junk food!

Matt might be a crazy dodgem driver, but he's got nothin' on Neave.

The baby animal farm provides some nice relaxing time out before we hit the giant slides.

Yippee! Fairy floss time!

I just love this photo of Kees and Jimmy having a ball and Gaia...not having a ball. Poor Gaia ;0(

And what better way could you end a night than with fireworks?

Goodbye Show. Until next year!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beautiful Bushwalk - Chelsea Street

Setting out...




and continuing!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More Silly

Bathroom fun....

Toothy grin...



"I made a hoodie!"

Something went wrong in the phone box....

Springtime Strawberry Ice-Blocks

Blend one punnet of strawberries with a couple of tablespoons of strawberry jam and freeze. Mmmmmm!