Monday, November 24, 2008

I think I lost a week

Man the last 3 months has gone quickly - I can't believe it was over a week since I sat and blogged...but sitting is something that I definitely haven't been doing much of!! Tilly had her swimmimg carnival earlier in the week - check out that Perfect dive!! She got a 1st in breatstroke, 3rd in backstroke, 3rd in free and 5th in butterfly - WAY TO GO TILLS!!! Not only that she showed great sportsmanship and really did her best- We are so proud of her~!!
Clancy is just growing too fast - already doing the commando crawl... and Big Z is just a man unto himself... I have managed a few Los, and have got my scrap groove back..

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I feel like a new woman

(and so does my husband probably!!) We have just got back from 3 days away at the amazing Cania Gorge National Park,.
It's about 3 hours inland from here - on the odd dirt road that passes for the main road from Mt Perry to Monto - only in Australia!! The most hilarious thing is that we didn't see another car for about an hour and a half on this one road (in either direction) and then we came across some road works in the middle of nowhere - and Yes- there was a bloke with a Stop/Go sign ..We had to stop - we were the only car for about 150kms!!! Hope he isn't paid per unit of traffic!
Anyway we had a great time after a stressful week - Baby C has been sick with Roseola - miserable high temps - poor little thing..He is much better now, thankfully.
Cania Gorge is fantastic - the amount of wildlife is just stunning - the kids have hand fed kookaburras - that little guy in the photo spent most of time on our balcony -King Parrots, Rainbow Lorrikeets, Wallabies, Bettongs - (I didn't get any photos as they only come out at night - and I didn't want to scare them all off!) There is a great Tourist Park with camping sites or cabins - Friday night we had a camp oven roast and a wine tasting was provided on Saturday arvo. On Saturday night we had an open air (rainforest style) showing of Indiana Jones new movie.
In between swimming in one of 3 pools and jumping on this strange big air pillow thing (?) We went bushwalking and found a bat cave - with real (tiny) bats.. Tilly was very brave and climbed right inside, while I stayed outside looking after the baby and Being In Charge Of Things. Jeff and the kids had a game of Par 3 golf, and taught T and Z to Kayak. There is a beautiful lake (Cania) and apart from one tinny all the way around the other side - we were the only people on the lake - incredible. If you ever get the chance to visit I would highly recommend it!! There are a lot of much more serious bush walks - but just too far for the little ones (and their unfit Mother) Anyway - so no scrapping to share, but lots of photos to scrap!

Sunday, November 09, 2008


I'm baaa-aack!
OK so C has 2 (yes 2!!) teeth , has been sitting unaided for 2 weeks and trying to crawl for 10 days, and.......he has worn his mini budgie smugglers for the first time.
I have scrapped 3 LO's, had too much to drink and danced to Whitney Houston and Duran Duran (Proper Music), I have painted ( a real painting - on a canvas and everything - not just a wall!) I have sewn, cooked 2 batches of scones, I have pulled apart one of the LO's that I STILL just aren't happy with, I have got a brand new air conditioner for my Scraproom - (Jeff won $700 on the Melbourne cup and bought me an air con - LOADS of brownie points for that) and I have finished Tilly's skating mini tag book thingy- so it has been a very busy week!!
And it is officially summer as I had a swim in the pool of my own volition..
The end of the school year is just around the corner - and less than 8 weeks until we go to Hamilton Island. ..but also fast approaching is the end of my maternity leave. I really don't want to go back to work - if only we can survive on one salary for a few years - but it is just so hard at the moment..anyway - I will cross that bridge when I come to it.. The cute Lo with the little houses is from Loretta Grayson's class I did a couple of weeks ago - I haven't put a title on it yet - how about "popeye??" Clancy looks just like him - he had just learnt to roll and kept rolling out of the photo before I could take it.

Monday, November 03, 2008

a blog free week

we have had some child routine/behaviour issues, so I have spent the week cut off from the outside world re-establishing our a treat - just takes a bit of effort and focus..
So I will be back in the world of the blogger this week - I have managed to scrap 6 lo's though - not as impressive as Petrina's 9 last weekend! So I have some things to share..
I made a mini album of DD's rollerskating party for her to hang on her wall..