Thursday, 28 March 2013

Harmony Day a Soccer game and birthday parties...busy times

We had a busy week last week full of school activites which of course both had to land on the same day.  Luckily Lochy's was in the morning for Harmony Day and Gavin's was in the afternoon for a Soccer friendly with another school.

Of course I was the crazy photo mum taking millions of photos and videos of both events.  Yes I did those embarassing tears of being so proud as well.  Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day.

Harmony Day and Lochy with his rainbow flower
Getting a bit bored and starting to make faces

It was an adorable morning and I was a proud mummy. 

In the afternoon was Gavin's soccer friendly, a match which they won with a little help from a player than joined them later on in the game.  Again, a very proud mummy taking many many photos and videos of the game.  A few of my favorites!

Very proud to be part of a team

Pointing out the errors of the other team

It was a great game and Gavin was very proud of his trophy but a bit disappointed it wasnt real gold.

 Then straight on into the weekend there were birthday parties.  A took a few happy snaps at the bowling party.  Lochy had been talking about going bowling for a long time so while Gav was at his party Daddy did a bit of bowling with Lochy.  Both boys had a great time!  Nothing like a bit of disco lights, music and bowling to get the body going.

Then another party this week too!
Cant get enough of that party food!  Can you tell he loves his Canada shirt.

Pass the parcel is always a winner!

And then there was the Easter Bonnet parade.  Can you tell its an Easter basket with eggs?  Hey, I thought it was pretty clever!  I am a little out of practice in making Easter Bonnets, I had no idea what was expected!

Sewing, Op shoping and a bit of paint...

In between all the family events I did have time to sneak in a bit of sewing.  I finished my Busy Bee bag but I think I may add an outside pocket of bright yellow pocka dots, what do you think?

I also dropped by a few op shops and found some treasure!

If I didn't see a vase similar to this in another blog I never would have known what it was used for.  I picked up this one for $2 and its in perfect condition.  Its just right to put in my favourite frangipani flowers and some Australian native flowers from our garden.  I love it.
 This little jug is a great fit for the main/kids bathroom in the house.  It adds some color and if it get knocked and broken at a cost of $2 I won't be devastated!  A win win.

  And I finally finished painting my forgotten Ikea organiser.  Ben had it in the garage but never used it.  It just sat there sadly gathering muck and dust.  I cleaned it up, add some paint and now I love it.  I think I'll have to get some more.  Not sure if I will use it for my sewing stuff, or office nick knacks or just make more and use them for both.  I still have other things to paint but finishing this was a good motivating start.
I hope you all have a sensational Easter!  Happy egg hunting and I'll talk to you later!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Camping weekend - Charlie Moorland

A bit late in posting but not forgotten was our camping weekend camping trip.  We got to break in our new tent after our previous one got trashed in the storm we got caught in at the beginning of the year.   This time it was all sunshine and clear sky's, perfect camping weather.  We all enjoyed our overnight stay complete with campfire. 
The boys loved riding their bikes around the camp ground as well as throwing rocks in the creek/river.  I don't quite know what to call it, too big for a creek but too small for a river.  There was a lot of evidence of the flood though with trees pushed over and sticks and twigs up high in the tops of the branches from when the flood came through.  What a sight that must have been.
The boys were keen on collecting the kindling and were rewarded with roasting marshmallows.
See for yourself with all those smiling faces!
Checking out the new tent. 

The bike riding is a highlight!  They couldn't get enough of it.

Lochy loves his bike riding and he is pretty good at it too.

Setting up the camp site

Testing out the water, surprisingly cool.

Trying to make the biggest splash.  See how many tree's have been knocked down from the flood.  Amazing!

Happy and relaxing all he needs is a fishing rod to make the picture complete.

Gav is fascinated at breaking the rocks and seeing what they look like inside.

The boys are always happy to lend a hand to keep the fire going.

We had a visiting Kookaburra that thankfully it didn't steal our sausages!

The Goanna only came to visit when we were away from our camp site.

They are the biggest lizard I have ever come close to in the wild!

And of course a visit to the park in Kenilworth complete with icecream from the cheese factory.

12/52 The 52 Project - a portrait once a week

a portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2013
Lochy:  Just had a great time bowling with dad.  Love his game face!
Gavin:  Showing off his very first soccer trophy!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

11/52 The 52 Project - a portrait once a week

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013
The boys all tuckered out on the way home from a weekend of camping.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Time for everything

Well I am a bit late with my blog but I have good reason.  I've been busy catching up with a few creative pursuits I've missed doing. 

Last week I got a bit of Op shopping in and found this vintage decanter.  I actually saw it at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre for a lot more than what I paid for it.

I love the sunny orange colours and they are just the right size for the boys.
Another thing I was wanting was another pillow to add to the couch.  Ben has laid claim to the Sydney creation and says its his pillow.  I needed one to call my own so made it in a sateen cotton for myself.

Its not exactly the seaside feel I was aiming for but I love it all the same.
We've been having a busy time over here as the sun is shining more that its raining.  We even got to the beach although it was a bit rough and much of the sand was missing.  Our favourite beach was closed due to lack of "beach" and rough waves.  We still had a sensational time and the boys even did a bit of boogie boarding.


We also had time for tiggy (tag) and when I asked Lochy to pick a game to play I'd forgotten I'd had this on the shelf...

Luckily no one got the camera when it was my turn!

10/52 The 52 Project - a portrait once a week

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 with Che and Fidel

Gav:  chilling out on the couch after an active morning on the beach.
Lochy:  having a snack at the beach.  No cut up apples for my big boy!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A walk in the park

One of my favourite walks
I love to walk along the river
It is a popular route for people to bike ride but I guess the rain scared them away
City cycles for hire

After dropping the kids at school I braved the rain and went for a walk along the river.  Despite the gray clouds it was a beautiful walk.  Its looks to me more like spring than autumn with all the flowers blooming.   Lucky for me I didn't get caught under any rain clouds and arrived home nice and dry.  I also found a sign that may remind you of somewhere in Canada.

I love the color of this flower and isnt it huge!
The tree is bursting with yellow! 

The Lorikeets love the nector.