Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Strawberry time again

ahhhh our strawberries have finally started to go a lovely shade of mouth watering red.  We have been eating them for about a week now and this is one of the big fella's they Wayne took a photo of next to a 20c coin.  Just to show how big he really is.

and he was delicious too!!

 I wonder what we will pick this morning... yum.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Little Athletics

I started the kids at Little Athletics last Friday night.  Jakayla is in the Under 6's and Rory is in the Tinytots.  I think he is the youngest there too as you have to be 3 to join and he turned 3 only a couple of weeks ago.  It was just adorable watching them do the long jump, running and having a good time.  I look forward to watching them tomorrow night if it stops raining!

Rory got his own dress up the other day.  His sister has plenty of clothes and im sure he was getting sick of wearing dresses lol.  So now he is a dinosaur!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rory in a big boy bed and random photos of past....

I dont like the idea of my baby boy growing up too quick but it was about time he moved from his cot into a big boy bed.  He still fitted ok but that mattress has been standing beside the cot for about a year now...
From this.....
to this....
He absolutely loves it!!!!!!  It originally was a lot higher but it would have been too high for a 3yr old so Wayne cut it down a bit but now its perfect for toys to live underneath and he has his own little cubbyhouse.  Im sure he will have loads of fun with it in years to come.  Oh and his day sleeps are longer too, he must really enjoy the bed!  Thanks to my friend Renee for giving us the bed xx

How cute is this drawing!?!  Jakayla has a boyfriend called Tim.  He sits opposite her at school in their classroom and they get along like a house on fire.  Things must be getting serious as she asked me to spell the word 'love' the other day and this is what she drew...
Notice the word love and the love heart.  Also her very long blonde hair.  She is looking very starry eyed too!!!

Some random old photos mum gave me that i have scanned. Here is yours truely.  I have no idea how old i am but im glad i grew into those ears!!!!!!
Belinda as a Baby
Lenora and me on my 21st.  Im sure i got alcoholic poisoning that night.  And i havent touched Strongbow since YUK YUK YUK

I love this photo of my Mum and Dad.  I think they were in their early 20's here.

I miss my Mum's brown hair, she is now white LOL.  We celebrate her 70th birthday next weekend.
Bye for now... xxx

PS - Hello to my buddy Moira.... dinna fash lassie!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ballarat was freezing but very pretty!

Honestly i dont think we have ever been this cold anywhere else in Australia.  Sure it wasnt as cold as Scotland when i visited there at Christmas time a few years ago but boy it had a biting wind and it seemed to leak through the 5 layers of clothes we had on LOL.  The kids wore their beanies permanently.
More photos of where we stayed
Honestly this was sooooo cold here. I on purpose got the kids a jumper each about 3 sizes too large so i could put another 2 jumpers underneath.  Rory learnt to put his hands in his pockets to keep warm   

The roads around Ballarat were gorgeous.  So many old buildings i just loved looking at them.  I love history and really there isnt many old buildings in Australia compared to say the UK so i was so excited to see their 'old' buildings everywhere.

The only real sunny day was a Wednesday so we got up early and headed down to Anakie where Fairy Park is.  We were the only people there, we couldnt believe it!

Housed in specially stylised buildings of castles, cottages and caves all set amongst neatly kept gardens, giant boulders and lovely water features.

There are over 22 animated hand crafted scenes that will come to life
at the push of a button, all with digitised sound and lighting.