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Friday, March 28, 2008

Easter Hat Parade ...

That time of year again ... easter hat parade. I made three "chooks". They were actually pretty easy to make - a bit of felt, some feathers and two googly eyes. After I finished making them, the lounge room looked like I had been plucking chooks - nothing a good vacuum wouldn't fix. The kids thought they were pretty fantastic.

Slave Labour?

Is it slave labour when your 2 year old offers to vacuum for you and you take advantage of it?? I must admit, Campbell's enthusiasm didn't last too long. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Cardboard Box

How much fun can a kid get out of a cardboard box? Heaps. Much to my dismay, the kids love to keep an empty box. I wouldn't normally mind, but as the kids love to keep the big boxes, and due to having a small house, it doesn't leave much room for anything else ... outside is where the box belongs. Anyway, here is Aiden and Isaac (cousin) playing in the box.

Kid Free Night!!!!!

Don't get me wrong, I love my kids but I LOVE a kid free night. Actually I am kid and husband free. Will has gone to a concert in Sydney with Mark (brother in law). I had planned to have a nice tea with the kids and even bought some bribes ... I mean munchies. Mum rang and asked if I wanted a kid free night ... mmm let me think about that - absolutely. So off I packed the kids and here I am. I even forgot to pack the munchies (honestly I did) so I HAD to eat the cheezels.

What The ....?

This is Will's self photography -
pretty scary if you ask me.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me! - Our Shoal Bay Weekend

It has become a bit of a tradition in our family to head to Shoal Bay for a weekend in February to celebrate Peta (sister in law) and my birthday. We have the same birthday - Peta is a few years older than me.

We travelled to the Bay after school and work was done with on the Friday. We were hoping for fine weather for the weekend as it had been raining the whole week prior. Friday night it poured. A few board games were packed along with numerous DVD's. There were a few down pours of rain on Saturday but a swim at the beach was managed along with a play in the playground.

The kids took their scooters and had a great time "scooting" around the park, down the street and just about anywhere they could.

Sunday was a much nicer day. We were able to walk down the street and partake in our traditional milkshake. More time was spent at the beach where the kids were able to swim in the near sub zero water temperature. The trip home was very quiet as we had three very tired and slightly sunburt kids. A good weekend was had by all. More pictures are shown below.

Still Here!

I know I have been missing in action lately ... but I am still here. Time just slips on by when you have a family and work full time. Anyway, tea is cooking and kids are out of my hair so here goes ...