Monday, 25 May 2009

a brag post

my gorgeous kids at the lone pine koala sanctuary - checking out the rainbow lorikeets
we have an annual pass and head there about once per fortnight

nappies for theo

i've been making up some modified very baby nappies for theo
here's 6 of them - i'll try to add more as i take photos
the modification - i've made 3 layer bifolds - 2 hemp fleece 1 flannel which snap into the "shell" at the front - he's a boy and that's where it gets wet - so that's where i added the absorbency

cannes victory - so excited!!!

have had this fantastic film on my list since seeing margaret and david give it 5 stars each

samson and delilah

go see it!!! see how a magnificent film can be made without all the hooplah!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

the bear is 6!!!!

wow it's amazing to us

our little girl is now 6

and she is beautiful - inside and out

let me tell you about yesterday - at playtime at school yesterday a little girl in ally's class lost the locket to her new diary... so ally asked her teacher if she could go back to the classroom for a pencil and paper - sure said her teacher what do you want it for.... this is what happened

alex got the pencil and paper, asked a little girl who usually plays by herself to help and then they went around asking the other kids have you seen the locket? they wrote down the names with a no beside them....

on monday she made up jokes to try to cheer up a boy in grade 7 who was crying about being on detention
every day she teaches her baby brother something new

happy birthday sweet girl - you make our life more beautiful every single day

love mummy and daddy

p.s. how gorgeous is my husband????
and on a crafty note - i made her pants this morning whilst they had pancakes for breakfast - polar fleece!!!

Friday, 15 May 2009

a bear update

poor little allybear - she missed 3 weeks of last term with mycoplasma pneumonia and ross river - such a brave little possum 'though!

the rash was unbearable for the poor thing - it looked like massive welts which progressed further up her body each time the phenergan wore off - towards the end of it's cycle she was getting it on her neck and behind her ears!!! the pic is of her lower thigh the second day of the rash! she had x-rays and blood tests and was so very brave - i did put on emla cream so she didn't feel it, she watched the needle go in, the blood come out and didn't hear us talk to her she was so fascinated. the wonderful red cross volunteers made the knitted bear she was gifted - what a fabulous thing for them to do. she got a whole bag of stuff including stickers, colour in and a clean specimen jar full of jelly beans - makes for an interesting time at the docs when theo pulls out the specimen jars anticipating lolly goodness (ally gave him a white one!)
we did lots of puppet making to keep her creative side happy and as we had to stay home lots of kids tv, reading and gentle play in the yard - like the chalk drawing on cement in the pic;

i bought a bag sewing kit for her ages ago - rather than follow the instructions she decided to go her own way (ah her mother's daughter) and came up with a very cute result indeed - i stitched the buttons and handle on (using white buttons on the back)

i gave her a pile of buttons and asked her to sort them into groups then explain to me why she chose each group - it was enlightening have a look...
and lastly a couple of pics of the farm ally made out the back window - there were lots of other animals but these were just too cute to miss
brag over

very proud of these pics

i took these with a small fuji digital camera - it was my gift from greg when theo was born
i carry it with me almost everywhere - my only complaint is the batteries are always going flat (it takes AAAs)

anyway for the pics:
it had rained the day i took these - the cement was dry but the leaves all still had droplets of water on them - i spotted the snail first and headed out for a look; saw the leaves and took a few snaps and was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful these pics turned out
mindfulness really adds to your experience of life - google it!!

our trip to school

each day is scattered with stunning examples of eccentricity that make us all smile

here are 3 of our faves

the pig letterbox is made from an old bbq gas bottle - she was dressed up as a bilby over easter; we've been told she becomes a reindeer for christmas
the phone booth is in a horse paddock - the last turn before school - and i LOVE this - LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! i think i'd probably love it even more if i was into dr who....
and last week we spotted the chicken letterbox almost opposite the phonebooth - pretty cool huh?
other kooky letterboxes on the way are an old microwave, a white bucket and a few stunningly decorated pink and floral ones
add to that the stunning bush, mountains, farms with goats, llama's, cows, pigs, and whole tonne of horses. it truly is a wonder start to the day
jealous yet???

Thursday, 7 May 2009

quick one

i've finally succumbed to this years bug - so not feeling so great

but i had to get online to book my birthday present today
i'm doing a course at the textile art festival
will update with pics etc afterwards!!!