Wednesday, 11 January 2012


My cute chubby, dainty looking daughter has a voice like a foghorn and a personality to match. She loves to sing all sorts of songs but one of her favourites is "Skinnamarink", esp since we've been watching ALOT of Sharon Lois and Bram this holidays. Enjoy :)

Monday, 9 January 2012


I have a very cute,


and funny nephew.

And we are absolutely loving spending time with him and his mum and dad :)

Xander is 5!!

Our dear boy is a whopping 5 years old!

He's as crazy as ever :)

He loved his Octonauts cake....

... and his Lego man cake!

I've never really got into the whole fancy cake thing (mainly because I never seem to have time - my own fault really for having ALL my children very close to Xmas!) but this year I thought I should get my act together, at least for the older 2 kids!

Five things I love about Xander:
* his great enthusiasm for music and books
* the way his voice gets higher... and higher ... and higher the more excited he gets
* his concern for people who are sad or hurt
* the way he thinks his "amazing" physical feats are actually amazing
* his very crazy and funny sense of humour

Happy birthday big 5 year old boy - we love you!

300 photos in 366 days ... can I do it?

I've set myself the challenge of taking at least one photo (and hopefully uploading it onto some kind of electronic device) 300 days of this year. I know I can't manage a photo every single day, but I think this might be doable. I'm hoping to stretch myself a bit and learn more about photography by giving myself a project to do.

Here are some I took today...

The enormous excitement of the garbage truck's arrival.

I just love how all of our kids adore books. Xander in particular will drop whatever he is doing and run to look at or read whatever book is going.

Toddler feet are just so cute!

It's not quite her birthday, but we had a family party tonight to celebrate :)

Catching up...

I've been meaning to write some kind of "year in review" sort of post in an attempt to round off 2011 and move forward into 2012 (and start clearing my backlog of photos) but I'm realising I don't have time.

So, in a nutshell, 2011 was hideous sucky and awful and I'm hoping and praying that 2012 is going to be a huge improvement on last year.

Year in review over, on with the photos.