Monday, August 31, 2009


hello and welcome to my old friend SPRING. Its spring tomorrow but honestly I think spring has well and truly sprung early this year - my jasmine has been in flower and smelling devine for a couple of weeks now and as you can see so have the other plants in my garden. I can't believe its September already WOW. Christmas will be here before you know it.

And speaking of September - I think all cloth nappy people know what I am about to say - Its time once again for the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt (if you don't know what I am talking about check out
Thousands of us crazy people will be madly glued to our computers hunting for a little icon
So if I'm a little quiet for the next moth you know why.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Proud Mummy

my 2 school monkeys had their sports day on Thursday and what a great day it was. I had the day off work which was pretty good in itself but aside from that they made me proud my oldest monkeys did.
BJ won his first ever ribbon when he came first in his relay race and then followed that up with a third place in the longest ball toss competition. He was so proud of himself too which made it all worthwhile. He was however a little disappointed that he didn't do better in his individual running race but he came fourth and thats nothing to be sneezed at but I guess he is a typical male and never happy with what he has LOL.
Delaney won her individual running race just like last year and came a very close second in her relay. I hope she sticks with running because she has such a great relaxed style she is a pleasure to watch it seems as though she isn't trying at all.
And just for something different as their house colour is green I thought I would hand dye some white t- shirts. It worked out really well because in a sea of green they stood out and we could always tell where they were because no-one looked quite like them. A great day was had by all!!!
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

A week of firsts

I never thought I 'd see the day when a child of mine fell asleep in their highchair. Yes I 've seen it plenty of times on Funny Home videos but I really never thought it would happen with my high spirited children but lo and behold here it is Hudson asleep eating hot chips no less. Little did we know at the time it was the beginning of a week of sickness - of courses there had to be a logical explanation for such out of character behaviour
Macallums first experience with the jolly jumper - yes he loves it - so far all the boys have loved it. Delaney was the only one who has not enjoyed jumping
My first pair of socks are finished. Darren is kindly modelling one for me here. I would prefer them to be longer but I was limited by the amount of wool I had.
And this is getting to be a habit - putting in a random shot just because its so cute. How much do you think Tanner loves his brother?
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

wooly heaven

some really beautiful yarn has arrived on my doorstep this week YAY
the one above is my gift in the Something for Mum swap on Nappycino. It is some beautiful green and purple sock yarn - to indulge my latest challenge of sock knitting. It is from Celias basket and to my secret swapper MWAH you rock I love it

and these beauties are from a special co-op organised on Nappycino again from the yarn cafe . The colours are merman and plum tree and I love them. I am just loving my yarn right now.
Thanks to Kris for organising this massive co-op.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The miracle of.......

I made playdough today - i haven't made it in the longest time. Darren went to play bowls so I got busy making playdough, banana cake and lemon butter but anyway back to the playdough - it truely was a miracle - 4 quiet happy children amusing themselves without fighting. Pity it didn't last just a little longer lol.

My Playdough Recipe
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
2tbsn oil
food colouring
4 tsn cream of tartar
2 cups water

mix all together in pot and cook until it all comes together in a ball. Then I normally knead it a little to smooth it out a bit. And there you have it the magic miracle provider of a little quiet time :)
A very nice photo taken by Delaney of a birds nest in one of our trees
and another of Delaney's special photos - this actually makes our backyard look half decent
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Tooth Fairy

IS MAKING ME BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG can these kids lose any more teeth
Random shot of Macallum - who has a terrible teething rash at 4 months - can you believe it. But as you can see in the photo he wears a Baltic Amber teething necklace which is a natural pain reliever and anti inflammatory so he has been his normal happy self despite the dreaded teething
and proof that I did finish Brierley's pyjamas and no-one missed out, and they are actually even and not lopsided like they look in the pic
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