Sunday, November 25, 2007
We've been sooo this last week. Too busy to blog daily so here's a quick rundown.
We had our usual day in town on Tuesday which was hot and crowded.
When we got to the pool, it was super busy much to our disappointment. We are just too used to having it to ourselves, and after 20 minutes we'd (I'd) had enough.
We had quite a list of errands including the supermarket (which we do last), but by the time we had finished the second-to-last on the list I was completely exhausted. So we flagged it and just stoppped at Gull for a hot chook and buns on the way home. Yum!!
We went to our new organic vege supplier to collect our Kai box of fruit and veges and were very pleased. I should have taken a photo of it before I put it all away (next week I will)......we got rhubarb, strawberries, onions, broccoli, salad greens, a pumpkin, carrots & tangelos (a whole weeks worth for $20). The berries look gorgeous and I can't wait to try them!
The owners had 13 new Kune Kune (sp?) piglets that were just so cute.
The delayed supermarket visit was next and was not too bad as I only had DS8. DH stayed in the car and had a sleep as we found an awesome shady carpark.
I bought more vege seedlings - beetroot, leeks, spring onions and a watermelon. Not sure if the melon can/will grow where we are, but I'll give it a go! : )
My garden is growing beautifully and I'm really getting into it. It has been so hot that I have had to keep them shaded nearly all day and also water (very sparingly) twice a day.
On Sunday our local water supply took a real hammering and we are threatened with running out if we don't conserve it more so we are saving all kitchen water for the garden and sharing baths.
DH and I have talked about collecting rainwater off the roof which could be stored in 10 litre containers and used for drinking IF necessary.
The kids and I biked around to a friend's for a visit and a play with their two (ds8 & dd6) which was lovely and relaxing.
When we got home I carved up the huge roast mutton that had been cooking slowly for 5 hours. It was absolutely delicious and we shared it with my parents.
A nice quiet day today. DS helped my Dad put up a new letterbox for my sister and had a great time. DD stayed with my Mum most of the day and they also had a really good time together.
I had a lovely snooze and then DS and went for a bike ride.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The first one she chose was a very cute cat. At first she was lacking in confidence and getting frustrated that she couldn't do it exactly like the picture on the box, but after I told her that it was her creation and it could look however she wanted, she was much better.
She worked out how to do different stitches for each part and was showing me and explaining really clearly her reasons etc. It was beautiful to see her confidence bloom! : )
The finished product. And one proud little girl.
She's done a few more since the first one......and all without the instructions which were (un)fortunately lost! (After a day of searching, she announced "I'm just going to do it without them!") And she did, and she did it her way!! I'll put some pics up a bit later. They are awesome.
She has also inspired her brother who has found his own little sewing project and they both sit happily in bed for ages at night working away.
DD10s other big passion at the moment is her new baby doll that she bought with birthday money. It's not quite a Baby Alive, but it does cry and has a dummy which stops it crying (You can see it sitting on the bed in the first photo). She is a devoted Mum and takes baby everywhere. (Nice to see she is insistent on buckling her in during car rides...real and imaginary)
Yesterday we went through the dolls clothes bag and found lots that will fit her so we emptied out a drawer and DD10 managed to get everything she needs for her baby in. Isn't it all beautifully folded? : )
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I woke up at about 2.45am and remembered back 10 years ago. It was lovely to lie in bed and reminisce.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
DH showed me how to start and use the weedeater which was lots of fun but really hard on my arms. It looked fantastic where I had done some. Can't wait to have another go but I'll have to sort out some kind of harness to take the weight off my arms.
Next time we're in town, we'll have to lots of gardening supplies. Yah.....retail therapy with a purpose!! LOL
Thursday, November 08, 2007
We had two packet cakes in the cupboard so Darcy made chocolate chip muffins. Man were they yummy!
Hannah made an orange cake, also very tasty. It was meant to be iced but it's really yummy on it's own.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Kids decided they would be animals for the evening. Can you guess who was what animal? lol
They love having food and water on the floor. Later on the had bacon pieces on a plate on the floor.
DS8 found a great kennel for them. lol
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I remember playing shops with my sisters in Mum's pantry when I was little and having so much fun.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
We had two boxes and one was a Sparkler special which had long ones in it.
Unfortunately I got a nasty headache from smoke from the crackers and/or the kids screaming with joy. A couple of Panadol and a long hot shower helped and as soon as I post this (mere moments), I'm off to bed. : )
My friend likes growing roses and this is the first flower from a newly moved plant. (more practising close up shots)
I'm a big cat lover and I was quite miffed when I couldn't get this one's attention long enough (at all actually) to get a decent photo.
Went to town after to get some groceries and ended up getting 2 boxes of fireworks. Haven't bought any for years and the kids are mega-excited so will photos will be good. : )
Friday, November 02, 2007
I cut the carrots up for her and then let her go for it. She was most impressed to see her creation on the computer. : )