Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Kid photos

Last week as we were about to take Xander to kindy I thought I'd grab the opportunity to get some photos of the kids while they still looked moderately presentable. Of course Buzz Lightyear had to be part of the action. I think of him as my fourth child.

I love Miri's expression in this last one... looking at her you'd be forgiven for thinking she's a sane, sensible child who can barely tolerate the immaturity of her siblings. Ha.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Party at the park

We drove to Scarborough today to celebrate my Grandy's 85th birthday. The kids had a ball...

.... and I hope Grandy did too. He is much loved by many people and we're all glad to have been able to celebrate his birthday with him.

Thursday, 22 September 2011


It's me! I figured out how to use the self timer on the camera (only took me 9 months) and borrowed my Grandy's tripod. Now my kids will believe me when I tell them in years to come that I was actually around during their childhood!

Here is Miri with her Great-Grandy (of tripod-lending fame). We had a lovely visit with him this morning and M put him through his book reading paces. At 85 he's still hot stuff on the toddler entertainment front.

The kids had fun in the backyard this afternoon, and I love these shots of Joanna blowing bubbles.

We're really enjoying the school holidays at the moment. Last holidays were lots of fun, but tooooo busy, so it's just great to have a change of pace and relax a bit. We've been watching videos, playing in the yard and generally taking it pretty easy. Nice :)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Dads day - getting ready!

The kids spent the afternoon making cards for their Grandpa and Great - Grandy. We had fathers day early for Jeremy since he won't be here tomorrow *sniff*.

Miriam spent the afternoon drawing on herself, taking the lids on and off and reminding herself not to eat the felt pens: "no eat it felt pen". She didn't eat ANY at all, which is a first for her and quite exciting since she has been taking her felt pen ban very hard!

Sports Day

We had sports day at school yesterday. It was fun, although J was a bit fragile and X had a terrible earache and begged to go home for much of the day! The weather was gorgeous and our school PE teacher really does a fabulous job of organising the day so the kids have a great time.