Friday, 3 December 2010

Decorating the Tree

Christmas, Christmas time is here ........

Yep its that time of the year again!

Don't you love Christmas?

I do!

My kids do!

And putting up the tree and decorating is just the start.

The carols are playing!

The mood is changing (if only it wasn't like that all year round)

The shops are absolutely crazy!
(I'm finished with shopping so I don't have to fight the crazy people now)

Monday, 20 September 2010

Saturday Fun

It wasn't the best weather but in the afternoon is was nice enough to take a family trip to the beach.
We walked for miles both on the beach and then on the footpaths.

Went to the parkland as well so the boys could play on the swings.

It was a fun afternoon.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Red Car Yellow Car

Have you ever played this game?

The boys and I have so much fun when we play this.
You get 1 point for every red car you spot and 5 points for every yellow car (or vehicle of any kind)
Today I won hahahaha
Seeing as I'm usually driving you'd think I'd win all the time but the boys are very good at spotting the cars in the distance and I'm usually concentrating on something else.
I only won by 15 points and that's cause I saw 3 yellow cars in a row!
See what happens tomorrow as we reset the points on a new trip :)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Landscape Painting

Its finally finished

Thursday, 2 September 2010


I went off to Melbourne to spend time with a friend. We were both sick so basically just chilled and laughed and laughed. Had such a good time and really can't wait to do it again one day.

We followed this rainbow all the way from the airport to home.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Baby Chicks

Cam's kindy has hatched chicks!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Tuesday Trivia

July 20

1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

1810 - Colombia declared independence from Spain.

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission had been charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary (until 1863).

1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, VA.

1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all cigarette packs was passed.

1871 - British Columbia joined Confederation as a Canadian province.

1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.

1908 - In the United States, the Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities.

1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.

1935 - NBC radio debuted "G-men." The show was later renamed "Gangbusters."

1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS) began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.

1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.

1951 - Jordan's King Abdullah Ibn Hussein was assassinated in Jerusalem.

1961 - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opened in London.

1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.

1974 - Turkish forces invaded Cyprus.

1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars.

1977 - A flash flood hit Johnstown, PA, killing 80 people and causing $350 million worth of damage.

1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan pulled the U.S. out of comprehensive test ban negotiations indefinitely.

1985 - Treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and silver from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship sank in 1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.

1992 - Vaclav Havel, the playwright who led the Velvet Revolution against communism, stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia.

1993 - White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster Jr. was found shot to death, a suicide, in a park near Washington, DC.

1997 - Seven people were arrested after New York City police found scores of deaf Mexicans kept in slave-like conditions and forced to peddle trinkets for the smugglers who had brought them to the U.S.

1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.

2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Musical Mondays

July 19

1811 - Composer Vincenz Lachner was born.

1939 - Jack Teagarden and his orchestra recorded "Aunt Hagar’s Blues."

1942 - "The Seventh Symphony," by Shastakovich, was performed for the first time in the U.S. by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
1949 - Harry Belafonte began recording his first sessions for Capitol Records. They included the songs "They Didn’t Believe Me" and "Close Your Eyes."

1954 - Elvis Presley's first single was released by Sun Records. It was "That's All Right" b/w "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1966 - Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50, married the 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

1969 - The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" was released.

1969 - The Spencer Davis group broke up.

1975 - Orleans' "Dance With Me" was released.

1976 - Deep Purple broke up.

1980 - Billy Joel earned his first gold record with "It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me."
1980 - David Bowie made his theatrical debut as the title role in "The Elephant Man."

1981 - "Roy Orbison Day" was celebrated in Odessa, TX.

1990 - Vikki Carr opened the ceremonies for dedication of the The Nixon Library. She sang in front of 4 Presidents, President Nixon, President Ford, President Reagan and President Bush, all which she had performed for at the White House during their terms. Herny Kissinger, Alexander Haig and Gene Autry were also present.
1991 - Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he entered a rehabilitation program.

1995 - Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.

1999 - Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against Priority Records and Death Row Records. Dre alleged that the release of the album "The Chronic 2000" infringed on his trademark.

1999 - They Might Be Giants released the album "Long Tall Weekend." It was released exclusively in the MP3 format.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

New Project

I'm crocheting a string shopping bag. Thinking that it might be a small version but I suppose it depends on the stretch of it.

The pattern comes from

Its a great book with stitch instructions as well as some patterns.

Friday, 16 July 2010

My Monkey

This isn't a great photo but its one that Cameron's kindy took. It was from their mother's day makeover.

Us mothers were really pampered with hand, feet and scalp massages. Cameron throroughly enjoyed doing all these helpful things for his mummy. He put the lip gloss on me really great. The nail polish .... well let's see if I can find a photo of it hahahaha

I just love my little monkey to bits (and his ape brothers) lol

Thursday, 15 July 2010

My Love Affair

Yes you read that right.

I'm having a love affair!

Who with you ask?

Not quite exactly a who but a what?

I am loving my new printer.
Its a PIXMA MX870!

Got it at an absolute steal.
So this time its a FAX, scan, copy, print one. The last one couldn't send a fax.

It has so many neat little tricks. A paper cartridege at the front, photo paper at the back and of course the fax goes in on top.
Again it has its own seperate print cartridges. What I love about the canons is if the print head goes bust you can just replace that and not the whole computer.
Photos print out amazingly clear.

Am now ready to use the fax function tomorrow :)
Yes, I do admit I love my new printer =D

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Wandering Wednesdays

This week's Wandering Wednesday's come from wandering around my own backyard!

Please enjoy as much as I did.

I love our snowflakes!