Tuesday, December 15, 2009

christmas tree fun

we went and got our christmas tree on the weekend, girls had a ball running around the trees, hunting for a good tree that wasn't already tagged.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

see-saw action

Lucy taking baby for a see-saw. Baby couldn't hold on very well and kept falling off.
slide action
Ella mid flight, you just have to imagine the squeal of delight when she hit the cold water at the bottom...
Lucy being her cheeky self

silly dressup

Ella doing a Battle star Galactica dress up...
Lucy and her latest hat
Makes a good hat, don't think it will fit you though Lucy...

cubby MK II

Progress on cubby house MK-II
So far we have a Dance floor.

Monday, November 30, 2009

lipstick and highlighter...

Lucy doing a little highlights on the makeup front today. I think she has lost some of the meaning of highlights though, I don't think they acutally involve a highlighter...
She also found a lipstick today and had a go at that too. so bit of a theme going on today...
Grumpy face, is because she had just been told off...

Friday, November 27, 2009

kindy artwork

some screen printing from kindy this week.
Enjoying having Grandma and Barry here this week, going for walks and showing Grandma all our artwork.
Daddy is enjoying having a bit more flexability with extra help on the child care front. (have done a few more hours on the bike this week than normal!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

chb show

Sophie & Ella ride-em-cowgirl
Lucy prefers fast cars
Rose to the rescue in the rocket ship
burger Lucy?
picnic under a tree
boys got their fix of quad bike riding, Tom in the lead, followed by a girl then Finn then Nat
Finn in the lead followed by Nat
Lucy getting her bounce fix with Rose and Ella and Joe

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Rachel

In order to celebrate Rachels birthday Ella and I decided it was a good excuse to bake a little chocolate cake... (which the neighbours boys then helped us devour.) sorry Rachel, you will just have to have one in Jan when you come visit!!!

Friday, November 06, 2009

snow white

Ella had already been snow white all afternoon, so when she decided to change into a fairy post lady, Lucy snapped up the opportunity to be snow white...

If I could just find the arm holes

what are you laughing at Dad, it's hard work getting dressed up.
Ahhhh there finally. and once she did get her arms in and had done a few laps of the lounge and bedroom she wanted out, as it was about 15cm too long and she kept tripping over the dress...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Roar like a lion

Ella got busy with the yellow and orange paper a few days ago and created a Lion outfit. complete with tail and mane.
very scary....

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

the long weekend

yeah I know that was over a week ago, but here are some good shots of the boys all going for a ride together, and Rose of course, I think she was in Triathalon mode, first was a risky plod through some deep puddles, (lucky she had her swimsuit and gumboots...) followed by a quick lap of the driveway on the Yellow Plastic Flyer, and lastly ditching those beautiful purple and pink boots for a lap of the lawn to get to the finish line...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

time for a facial darling

need I say any more.
where does Rose get this from???

Monday, October 26, 2009

I can hear again!

Post a swim with the girls last Thursday my Left ear blocked, I then helpfully pushed a cotton bud in the ear to try to unblock it, and proceeded to really block it...
anyway finally 4 days later, I got the plug out after trying ear candles, poking other things in there, lots of olive oil, and eventually jetting warm water up the canal with a syringe did the trick.
lesson learned, don't jam cotton buds up your ear hole... (well not if you have a big load of wax up there just waiting to be log jammed against the ear drum...)
downside: I'll be able to hear Lucy tonight when she wakes up...

Friday, October 23, 2009

not preforming for you dad

It just gos to show you can't get kids to repeat the cute stuff on cue... Lucy was tearing around thismorning on the hobby horse that Ella made at kindy this week, only when you ask her to do it on camera... no, ditch that toy and go do something else..

and yum chops for dinner... the neighbours happened to be within smelling distance at dinner time so joined us for some finger licking chewing on chops...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

cancelled swim lessons and barbie

a busy day today which involved me getting to work at 7.30, shuffling kids around to allow Ang to get to work at 8, and then me back to take Ella to kindy at just after 8, then a ride over to the hospital to get the car back, time at the playground with Lucy and the neighbours boys, (everyone got at least one bruise) then pick up Ella from Kindy.
From there to swim lessons, only to arrive and find out they had been cancelled due to the pools being too cold. That couldn't stop us, Ella had her mind set on a swim, regardless of how cold, so in we went Ella me and Lucy, till Lucy's chin-o-meter started shivering so much the others in the pool were looking at me sideways... time to get out!!!
Lucy had a sleep, Ella played with vet Barbie for a while.
Then we set up the tent play house outside, and moved the play oven and tea set in, and Ella set up a lovely tea party for me and Lucy.
Bath time was cut short by Lucy and a certain bodily function that should be reserved for on the loo! (no photos required...) and now they are both in bed asleep.
Rain forecast for tomorrow, so may not get out to the A& P show, unless the sun comes out...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ella's Zoo

Ella has just been busy using all the blocks to make a zoo. check out how tall the Giraffe is!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

some more from the trip home

Whale watching at Victor Harbour, south of Adelaide.
the right whales come right in close to shore in the spring, and usually with calves. great viewing right from the beach, or the nearest rocks.

Cant whale watch without some fish and chips on the beach...

Me Lucy, Ella Isaac Annelise and Sally-anne, after I had been playing Golf on a course where you had to 'shoo' the kangaroos off the fairway as you went round!!!
The lake at Mt Gambia. there is also a great garden set in a sink hole (limestone)

Lucy the adventurer

Monday, October 19, 2009


yeah I know.
So what has been on in the last week.
Well it was a busy weekend up north for us, I've been to conference in Tauranga Fri/sat/sun, and Ang and the girls took the opportunity to head on up to see Grandma and Barry.

The Girls had a ball playing on the beach...

The weekend before that we went cycling down the Tuki Tuki, Ella tried using her face as the brakes...
Not a happy girl at the time, but has recovered, and since been back on the bike...

Last Tuesday, the girls had a fun day on the farm while I went docking.

there you go, an update at last....

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