Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
We were out on a bike ride yesterday when we saw some trees getting chopped down. Luckily I had the trusty camera and snapped a few pics.
They were lopping about a metre off at a time and then letting it fall which was quite exciting for the kids.
In this one you can just see the cut bit of log falling under the cherry picker.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
It was quite a late night for us all but it is really nice to be able to help out a friend and I know that she'll do the same for me.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Here is my breadmaker (with loaf in) and the crock pot with the remaining rice pudding (hey...who's been eating it?!).
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
On Saturday I had to move all these plants from around the corner because they were getting bashed by the wind. I decided I would stake them at the same time. Lots of the tomatoes have fruit on them and Hannah's capsicum is covered in flowers and small fruit as well.
Monday, January 21, 2008
He's only doing 4 hrs a day this week and that increases by 1 hr a day each week until he's back up to 9hrs.
This morning I was up when he left and so I got his breakfast things out and made some lunch/snacks for him to take. Standing on the front step saying goodbye and then waving from the bedroom window are special little rituals that we haven't done in a long time. It was nice : )
Hannah had a friend over for the night and they spent ages making balloon creations. They tried to follow the instructions that came with them but they were pretty vague and yet, at the same time, quite complex!!
After some practising they were doing pretty good.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
After a few phone calls and some careful organising I managed to get both kids sorted to stay with close to home. Hannah went next door to our fantastic neighbour and Darcy went to my sisters.
It was always gonna be a rush to get everything done and be back on time (I hate having deadlines), but fate was against me and I ended up being a whole hour late to pick up the kids. For some reason this really bugs me.
Plus it was incredibly hot in town and all I wanted to do was get back home where I knew it would be cool.
Anyway, we got back home and it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. No one was half as stressed as I was. Funny that!!
Later in the afternoon DH and kids put up a gazebo we had been given and the kids were playing shops under it for ages and having heaps of fun.
Hannah wanted to cook so we had an early dinner and ate outside which was really nice. We don't often all eat together so that was a treat.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I only used half of it for three of us (I had lots) and it was really yummy.
Hannah said "that's the first time I've actually really liked broccoli".
Darcy liked it too which is great cos he's real particular (fussy).
There are 5 more plants in the garden but this was definitely the biggest.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The party was lovely, my sister, BIL and their 23 mth old were there and all the kids had a great time.
We took the camera but there don't seem to be any photos!! This must be a first.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I usually try not to worry too much about housework as there's only so much time in the day and I have other things I would much rather be doing.
But, when we have been away for a week there is obviously HEAPS of laundry to do as well as the usual daily stuff and it takes me a while to get it back under control.
I must admit to dreaming of a house that is SO sorted that it just about takes care of itself, but I feel that I might have to wait for a few more years for that. Our house is really tiny (just 2 bedrooms and one bath for 4 people) and we have quite a bit of stuff. My sister says to have a big purge and get rid of heaps but I like our stuff and I want to keep it. I just want some more space for it.
We are waiting for a double garage that will be half playroom for us and this will be an enormous help. We will be able to have all the play things, art & craft supplies - in fact everything that clutters up the house will be out there......leaving a beautiful roomy, easy-to-tidy house.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Now of course, I won't be able to stop fiddling with it! lol
Any advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
Today we met up with my cousin and her 3 kids at a local park. They live in Christchurch and we don't see them very often but there are two girls -the older is 6 mths younger than Hannah and they write to each other sporadically.
My sister and her two girls plus my Mum were there as well so it was extra nice.
It was really hot and I only wanted the kids to be out in the sun for 20 minutes max. As it was I got a bit of colour on my shoulders but they were good as they had t-shirts and hats.
We didn't stay long at the park but we did meet up with my sis at our favourite ice cream parlour.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
|What Stacey Barnett Means|
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.
You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
Monday, January 07, 2008
We have peas!!
My Mum grew this from a cutting she took from the first flowers my DH gave to me.
Beetroot just starting to swell.
The kids were playing "bars", serving each other drinks and paying for them. We got a picnic set with plastice wineglasses for Christmas and the kids love using them. They fill them with milk and call it white wine! lol