Thursday, May 31, 2007

Where has this Baby gone??

If you have seen this baby please return her to us.
This gorgeous baby girl turns 13 tomorrow!!! Wow! doesn't time fly? She is not to happy, as she has exams at school tomorrow. We don't even get to have her here tomorrow night. She is off to her friends house to celebrate Stacey's birthday. Then it's our turn on Saturday night.

Dad's Big Helper

Jarred had this smile on his face for about two hours, while out in the yard helping Chris. Chris let him start the ride on and then he got to steer it (with a bit of help) He was just loving it!!! The boys were moving some dirt, from a pile out in the front paddock and filling in some holes. The trailer for the ride on is coming in handy.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Some Recent Pictures

Rock star in the making. Jarred singing into his hairbrush Microphone. I wonder where he got that idea????? Wouldn't be from watching his big sister, by any chance?

These two goregous munkins!!!

Micaela taking photo's

It's Greening Up

As promised here are some pictures, showing how lovely and green everything is getting. For those of you that have lush green lawns you might not appreciate the beauty of some green grass. The top picture is looking out the front from the deck and the bottom one is out the back. Still lots of bare patches out the back, but it isn't totally bare anymore.
The kids had school photos on Friday. Chris had the day off work to get his licence changed, trailer rego and organise some fencing and his shed. So now he is officially a Mexican too!!! Zac had his friend Jack stay over on Friday night. Micaela went into town and went shopping and then went to see Spiderman 3. She said it is totally over rated and is the worst Spiderman!!! Zac stayed at Jack last night and Micaela had Suzie stay here last night.
We have two eggs in our birds nest, again. We are not getting excited.......Yet!! Farmer Bruce said he is going to catch us a Male Finch. He said we definalty have a female, he is not to sure about the other one.
This week will be spent getting ready for a teenage party on Saturday night. Micaela turns 13 on Friday. She is inviting 6 girls over for a sleepover........we must be mad!!. I've told Chris to bring home lots of ear plugs. It is her friends Birthday also, so Micaela is going to her place Friday night for her party and then they will come here Saturday to continue, the all weekend party.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

World War Three about to begin

World War three is about to start in our household. Blues supporters verse those Canetoads. Oh, those toads would be my boys. Both Zac and Jarred have declared themselves Maroon supporters. Well, we can understand Jarred, he was born in Queensland. Zac, however was born in NSW, but still sees himself more of a Queenslander. I can hear our old neighbour Mrs Monty cheering for those toads from here. Go the Blues!!!!

All good and well in our household today. 15 degrees and a few showers again. Nothing exciting to report.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Yesterday was Cold. We reached a top temp of 12 degrees. I turned the heater off about 10 o'clock. It was a nice day to stay indoors. We had passing showers all day. Zac was home sick again with tummy cramps. Jarred was a bit brighter during the day, still not quite his usual self. After picking the girls up from school the heater went back on. We are expecting a warmer day today 14 degrees.

This morning was 4 degrees and we had an early start. Chris had a shutdown at work today so we got up at 5 am. Not the best morning to have to get up early. He went off to work layered in clothes......complete with beanie, gloves and a mug of coffee. Zac went back to school today, still complaining of tummy cramps. It must be cold because even Zac had his jumper on. He doesn't feel the cold like the rest of us. Jarred is much better today. Hopefully no one else gets sick this week.

Well I'm really sad to say we had to dispose of the bird eggs on the weekend. After reading up on finch breeding again. It said to dispose of the eggs, if they didn't hatch within 20 days. Well ours was well over the 20 days......we kept hoping. So, we either have two girls or it just didn't happen.

I will try and take some pictures today of how lovely it is looking, now that everything is greening up. We had another spectacular rainbow yesterday afternoon. Ever since we moved into our property we have been trying to think of a name to call it. While sitting out the front last week looking at the rainbow Chris thought of ROYGIBV View (The colours of the rainbow) he thought Rainbow View wasn't manly enough!!! If anyone has any ideas or other names for Rainbow let us know. We have had 6 Rainbows right out the front over the last few weeks, since it has been raining. So the name has to incorporate that into it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

It's Raining, It's Pouring......and we are going to be freezing

We have had heavy showers overnight. They are now talking about this rain being "Drought breaking" so heres hoping for all those farmers out there that it is. We are expecting rain today with a top temprature of 12 degrees. Yes......12!!!! Well it was 14 yesterday. It was fine if you were inside. By midafternoon we had to put the heater on.

Saturday was spent cleaning and cooking. Chris actually got a chance to give the ride on lawn mower a work out. He cut the front grass not long after we moved in and only did it again on Saturday. With the recent rain, everything has started to grow. It is looking so lovely.

We had people over from Chris' work yesterday for lunch. Pumpkin soup and fresh rolls. BBQ lamb rump steaks, marinated beef and sausages, fried rice, garlic and parsley potatoes and salad. Followed by coffee, black forrest cake and caramel slice. It was a nice afternoon, Andrew and Karen have a 2 1/2 year old and a 10 month old. It was nice to sit back and watch someone else having to do all the work with the little ones. I don't miss my children being that young.

Jarred was sick just after going to bed last night. He continued to throw up until the early hours of the morning. He said he is fine this morning, he has a temp but loves Kindy so much that he still wants to go. There is no way he is going today. Chris and Zac have had a sore tummy for the last few days, hopefully it's not something that is going to be shared.

Have a wonderful week

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Scrapbook Layouts

Jarred wearing Micaela's shoes and hat

Jarred with his easter prize he won in the Kindy Raffle

Jarred wanting me to Push him, at the park on Mothers Day

And our Little Sweetie Miss K. This one took me forever to do. It is all handstitched and the micro beads sewn on. It was such a goregous picture, I wanted it to be special

Micaela's Finally got her Winter Uniform

Finally Micaela has her winter uniform. She has been wearing her thin summer dress to school and freezing on most days. The skirts arrived on Friday and I picked her skirt up on Monday. She tried it on and it was 15cm to long. They ordered the skirts to fit the tallest girl in length, she is one of the tallest so I would hate to see how long the other girls skirts were. Yesterday was spent fixing her skirt.
She had to dress like a tiger for school yesterday to raise money for the Sumatran Tigers which they have been learning about. She went to school in her latest fashion, Tights, grey pinafore, white jumper, lace up boots and striped grey and black scarf. A very stylish tiger!!!

Bug Eyes

Don't you just love it? The glasses are almost as big as them. So, so funny!!

This Girl could win an Academy Award

Micaela is such a poser and an actress, I'm sure she could win an Academy Award. Here are some pic's taken on Mother's Day at the Park. Note the new Look. The look is so, so important. She spent her time taking self portraits of herself. Just gotta love it!!!

Pretty in Pink

Kloe couldn't wait to wear her new clothes. She even wanted me to take pictures of her. She is getting more and more like her big sister. "Mum take a picture of me like this" Such a little poser. And check out those new gum boots. Micaela and I both want a pair.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Can you tell.............

I have been playing with my new toy!!! Chris said he will never see me now. He may just be right. Thanks Joyce for your help, I've got it worked out now. Had technical difficulties with the sizes for a while. Wow!! just think of the possibilities..............

So what do you think???

Mother's Day Pressies

I was very lucky to get a wonderful handmade Letter holder by Jarred. Candles, soap and hankies from Kloe. And my wonderful Husband (he told me it wasn't him, it was the kids) bought me Photoshop Elements. I am so happy and can't wait to play with it. We spent the day around the house, with the boys heading off to footy in the afternoon. When they returned, we went down to the park for a while and then the kids and Dad cooked a wonderful 2 course dinner with the help of KFC.

You bought a Dud!!!

Chris was very proudly wearing his new beanie and scarf on Saturday night watching the Swans Game. As the evening progressed the beanie came in handy to hide the game and the score!!

I was told to take them back as they were Dud's. After the Swans went down again. Well at least the beanie came in handy to hide the score!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Mum's out there. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Yesterday Micaela and I went to Warnambool for the day, to shop. With Miss M's birthday less than three weeks away, it was time to start looking for pressies. I also had to get Kloe some warm clothes as she had next to nothing. It was a really cold morning, our ducted air froze and had to go through the defrost cycle. We had a really thick fog cover which made driving conditions very difficult. It's about an hours drive to Warnambool, with the fog, visability was only a few metres . We had a wonderful day with Micaela enjoying buying up the latest fashions. She got lots of new dresses, tops, jumpers, cool red sunnies and even a gorgeous pair of lace up knee high boots. Kloe and Jarred got some new warm clothes. Zac and Chris got Beanies and scarves. Brisbane Lions for Zac and Sydney Swans for Chris. We had a wonderful day with no moaning or complaining. It's the first time we have been shopping without everyone since we left Cairns. Totally Enjoyable.

Zac spent Friday night at one of his friends houses. And he had a different friend stay last night. It was all arranged before I got home, I wasn't to pleased. I don't like friends staying over on special days.

Gorgeous morning this morning. It's cool but the sun is out. Should be a lovely day. I have just received a handmade letter holder by Jarred and candles,soap and hankies from Kloe. The other two are still snoozing. Have a great day!

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Secret is Out

Go check it out here

Happy 18th Birthday Becca

OMG....... Rebecca turns 18 today!!!!! Where has that little girl gone?. She has grown into a wonderful young woman.

To our wonderful Niece and big cousin, We wish you a very Happy Birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day. Sending you lots of hugs and kisses.
P.S. I've got a secret and I will be able to share it soon!!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Zac's Sumatran Tiger Project

Zac had to do a project on Sumatran Tigers. He did all the research and Mum just helped him make it look nice!! He was very proud of his efforts.
No news on the birds as yet. Looks like it might not happen.
Someone has turned the temperature down, again!!! Yesterday was a lovely 13.7 degrees.....yes that was the top temperature. This morning was cold. It is only 10.3 degrees now and it is almost lunch time. Great Hot Chocolate and Soup weather.
Happy Anniversary to Donna and Joe - hope you have a lovely day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Update on the Birds

Have had many of you asking if there is any news on our birds. No little baby birdies yet. We all check so many times everyday. Hopefully there will be good news soon.

The difference some rain makes

This is our paddock closest to the road. The top picture was taken early March and the bottom one was taken on Sunday after some much needed rain. Amazing the difference.

For Aunty Mish

Some of the latest Scrapbook pages

Check out the Style

Free dress day at school today. Look at the Kloe Style!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Out in the Yard

Chris' many hours of hard work. Preperation underway for Tree planting in Spring. Lots, lots more yet to do.

Yes, it is starting to look green. It doesn't look like very dry cracked dirt anymore.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Brunch and Bits

All of Primary School had a Healthy Eating Brunch yesterday. Kloe's class made fruit crepes. I stayed and helped the kids cut the fruit and then mix and cook the crepes. They then set up all the kids tables down the corridoor and made one huge table. Each class made something different with lots of different choices. Lots of yummy food. Then another Mum and I washed up and continued to wash up for the next two hours. Yes, you read right - 2 hours!!! Have really bad dishpan hands now! But well worth it.

Micaela has a cold and is feeling miserable. She is tough though and has still gone to school. She is now making PJ pants in Textiles, she is starting to enjoy sewing.

We had another shower of rain this afternoon. Not for long but every drop counts.

Chris has been busy every evening, getting the outer perimeter ready to plant tree seedlings in spring. He bought a rotory hue the other week and is giving it a really good work out. Much easier now that the soil is a bit softer.

Micaela and Zac are off to Melbourne Zoo on Friday. They have to be at school at 5.50am and return at 7pm. It's going to be a very long day. They are both really looking forward to it.

Well Farmer 'Bruce' tells us, you can have two female finches that lay eggs but they won't be fertile so no little babies. So, now I'm worried that we might not get any little birdies. Any day now we should start to have action, that is, if we have a male and female. Fingers Crossed.