Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Butter wouldnt melt.... little cherubs!
Gosh ive been slack... will try and grab some time to throw a few more photos in soon...

Monday, August 8, 2011

A busy month

Cuddles with brother, crazy hair day at school, cuddles with Aunty Jo, sucking oranges!
Speers Point park, is soooo much fun!

We all had fun recently at Ten-Pin Bowling.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Park fun and more

'Experts' think we dont let our kids play outside enough.  So these school holidays i have been taking the kids down to the local park for some fun.  We climb trees, play near the water, throw pebbles in the water, play on the slip n slide, the swing and climb all the equipment.  We also run around and have some fun.  That was until Rory found a near empty bottle of beer behind a tree and took a good swig of it! OMG.  All good, my heart stopped beating for a moment but he seems none worse for wear.  Im trying not to be a helicopter parent :)

Jakayla with wild hair and sound asleep.  Ever night Rory asks me to come back into his room and look after him.  I tell him i do go back in but he is always asleep.  He never believes me so i took a photo to prove it!  The little ponytail in his hair is cute, he didnt seem to mind!

I cleaned the courtyard on Saturday morning, it was bitterly cold but i rugged up and swept and cleaned and mopped.  It was a lovely sunny day, but very windy!

Daddy playing cups of tea with the kids, didnt take him long to swap the tea for beer though!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bits and Bobs...

Rory usually loves shopping, today he wasnt too keen lol.   The last day of the term was Jakayla's sports school carnival.  Unfortunately it rained so most races were called off.  But look at those long legs run!

What more can I say, Jakayla and her boyfriend Tim.  He had a sleep over and they had a blast!

OK kids, this is a DETERRENT from drinking alcohol.  That night you slept at Nan and Pop's, well this is what Mummy got up to.  Very naughty Mummy. I paid dearly for it the next day, remember when Mummy stayed on the lounge ALL DAY LONG and Daddy had to pull the car over a couple of times so Mummy could oh so elegantly vomit in the grass.  Yeah this is that night. I had a ball with Lulu and Steve but gee not keen to repeat it all those red wines again anytime soon!

Visiting Uncle Steve at his new place.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

School reunion

Yes its been 20 years since i was in high school... kill me now.  Where has time gone!!!!  It was a fun night, pity more people didnt turn up but i know a few are living overseas (lucky them!!) and some couldnt make it for personal reasons.  Here are some photos of last night...
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Walking with Dinosaurs!

This morning we saw the spectacular that is Walking with Dinosaurs!  Jakayla was very lucky, she got a day off school and Rory had a day off from Pre-School.  Wayne unfortunately couldn't take a day off work but was able to duck away for a couple of hours to see it.  We had so much fun,I used to love dinosaurs when I was little, so seeing this show was very exciting!
Click on the photo to enlarge it!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why i started this blog

I first started this blog purely to let friends and family catch up on what we were up to and see photos of the kids.  Then i thought, wow this is a great way for the kids to see what we have done too and i hope when they are older they will appreciate it (that reminds me i must do a back up lol).

A huge bonus for me is meeting people on their blogs and interacting with them.  I also love having my favourite blogs listed on my blog so i can see when everyone puts a new blog entry so i can catch up over brekkie.  This is the easiest time for me, eating my porridge and cup of black tea while the kids are having their brekkie at the kitchen table watching ABC kids (great babysitter).  One of my favourite blogs is Carly's blog.  She is such a fantastic writer, very funny, talented, inspirational and a pleasure to read!

We have decided, as a family to travel around Australia in about 3 years time.  We are selling up everything - house, cars, business you name it and buying a caravan and truck and heading around for about a year.  So having a blog will be wonderful to record all our adventures and photos.
Here are some of my non-virtual great mates...

Me and Lulu, we did meet virtually about 12 years ago via a penpal site, as Louise is from Northern England.  I visited her there and she come over here and decided that was it, she was moving here.  So after a couple of years of hard slog and lots of money, her and Steve her fiancee first moved to Adelaide and now they live in Gosford, only an hours drive from me YAY!!!!

Me and Sam, we met about 3 years ago, she rang me about a playgroup i was running and we have been mates every since, she lives one street from me and she is very funny and enjoys a good time.

Me and Chewy.  We met in High School and she knows me inside out.  She now lives in Brisvegas so I dont get to see her very often, which is sad but we do love to catch up.  Oh and her real name is Nicole, but to  me and my family she will always be Chewy (long story).  My kids even call her Chewy which just cracks us up!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photo time!

So here is so photos of our latest adventures... and also some video clips...

Jakayla with Sophie, sitting in a cafe, two adult teeth on the bottom and dressed up for the disco!

Rory fast asleep, baths for my babies, watching a movie with Daddy, in the car with Trixie

Me with Deb, Steve and Jo - my siblings :)

Me with Deb and Jo, Jo being a crack up!

Suzy and me at her wedding.  So nice to have our hair and face all prettied up!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Video of Rory

I have been having a bit of fun with Windows Live Movie Maker.  Its so easy and what a great way to put all my little clips of the kids together into one short film lol.  I had fun making this one of Rory and its very sweet.  Next up will be his big sister.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 School photo

Here is my princess in this years school photo. I was so pleased, i never know what to do with her hair and i asked her to put her biggest smile on and she looks soooo gorgeous!!!  Well done Jakayla xx

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's been a while...

Yes it's been a while.  I have been busy with this and that.
I now have a couple of part-time jobs, one being a PA/Typist and the other is a Trainee Fitness Instructor at my gym.  Then on top of doing the accounts for our business, being a chef/taxi driver/referee/cleaner and all round good guy :)  The kids are swimming once a week, going to Little Athletics on Friday afternoons and basically  being more social than their parents. Lol.  Luckily i have always had my trusty mobile and camera with me....

Various of us all and me with my Daddy
She got a ken doll and a skooter amongst other things. Jakayla turned 6 in late February.     
This is what happens when Jakayla gets hold of my camera.
Rory started at Peter Pan Pre-school, the same place where his sister went.  He loves it.
Rory took the top two photos.. hilarious.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rory is a dancing maching

Check out this clip of Rory dancing up a storm..

Rory Dancing

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Day on the Green

Not far from where I live, is the Hunter Valley Vineyards.  About an hours drive north you reach the gorgeous wine country where I have been many times to sample some of this country's favourite drinks.
The vineyards also hold a lot of concerts there.  I was lucky enough to go to one last Saturday with my hubby and good friends.
On show was INXS, Train, Baby Animals and Sean Kelly from the Models.  We got there nice and early and because of this we got front row (in the general admission section!).  We took lots of water in an esky full of ice, food, comfy chairs and big hats.  What a fantastic day.  INXS were fantastic, they played some songs instrumentally which I found different and refreshing.  Train were unreal, their lead singer Patrick was so charismatic and a real show man.  Sean Kelly played some of his songs and some old Models songs which got the audience up on their feet dancing.  And the Baby Animals were brilliant with the lead singer Suze rocking it like only a Rock Chick knows how... here are some photos.

me and Suze from Baby Animals

It was a hot day but a fantastic day (and night)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Soldiers Point

We went away for 7 days/nights camping at the Big 4 at Soldiers Point, near Salamander Bay.
It was fantastic.  We had so much fun, we have even booked in for next January!  There was so much for the kids to do - trampolines, 2 pools (heated and outdoors), bike tracks, movie nights, kids club, indoor playgym, playgrounds, games room.... gosh and that doesnt even mention how awesome it was to sit outside our tent and watch all the kids go past on their bikes and scooters.  It felt so comfortable and safe, the kids went off by themselves and played with all their new friends.  I enjoyed cooking near our tent in my frying pan and healthgrill.  Wayne has a fridge already set up in the back of his ute so that came in very handy.  Next year we will have a new tarp to put over the top of everything and also we will bring my car trailor and place the fridge and small bbq on it.  I cant wait!

One of my Panoramic shots..

we loved the outdoor pool

the slide was on the right side just past the sign

the indoor and outdoor pool

our tent set up.  it was so much fun!

the Rory Rascal

The pretty girl

Jakayla took this photo of me and i took the one of the frangipani

Meeting new friends was sthe best part of the holiday

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Queensland Floods

At the moment an horrific flood is taking over most of south east Queensland and its just devastating.
At the time of sending this 11 people have died and at least 72 people are still missing.

As the damage bill and death toll rises from devastating flood, fears grow the worst is yet to come.
My heart goes out to all the people affected by the floods and im so thankful i live where i do and that i dont have any family or friends in this part of Qld.
View picture slide here

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Photo time!

Happy 2011.
Heres to a safe, healthy and fun year for everyone.

Handsome either way (click to enlarge)

NYE at Wangi, not far from where i live.  Not bad for a little town on the lake.
See Santa on the Wangi Queen.  The kids also got to meet 'santa'.

Aunty Jo got Rory a reversable Buzz/Woody dress up.  Can you tell he likes it!
Merry go round from NYE.  Lots of fun was had by all!

Even though there are fights and tears i know they are the best of friends and have got each other.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year everyone.
I will be back soon with lots of photos, i bought a micro sd card for my phone/camera so it holds 1000 i have been happily clicking away.
And i also wanted to post on the 1.1.11 cause it sounds so cool...