Saturday, September 27, 2014


Here's what's been happening around here this week.

Afternoon trampoline fun.

Searching you tube videos on "how to draw" instructions.

My beautiful girl.

They both finished reading their books today.

This is James book he read in a week and a half which was over 500 pages.  He's good I tell you.

Sienna was thrilled to read this Andy Griffiths book.

How cute is this Koala that was at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

And we spotted this Kangaroo in the natural bush land.

Sienna enjoying visiting Aunty Lisa's bird Lucky.

This is very true for me.

Afternoon light and shadows.

Sorting out some wool I had purchased months ago to start my crocket project.

Cleaning up around the house and came across some art work of James he has done in Grade 5.

39/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for Week 39 of a Portrait of your child for 52 weeks.

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James  :   James enjoying visiting the Daisy Hill Koala Centre & checking out the koala in the tree.
Sienna :  Getting closer to this Kangaroo/Wallaby that was in the bush.
Family :  My beautiful kids and I getting back to nature.


Here's what happened around our place during Week 38.

Afternoon light and shadows.

My birthday celebration and "photo tradition".

Handmade birthday gifts from Sienna.

Sienna's art show at school showing off their clay sculptures.

Collecting the eggs from the chickens at school.

Bought some 4Real Milk after seeing a story on Landline about this farmer.

Celebration of Learning for James in Grade 5 playing a game using angles.

Looks like Mum is the winner and made it to the top first.

Picasso artwork by James the one with half the blue face.

Watching you tube videos on magic tricks.

Sienna's showing me her Owl drawing she did.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

38/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for Week 38 of a Portrait of your child for 52 weeks.

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James  :   Holidays and iPod games (I have 1 hr restrictions on these devices)
Sienna :  Used her iPod for drawing instructions to do these birds and paint them.
Family :  My birthday and my family tradition of taking a photo of the 3 of us with 4 cupcakes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Here's what's been happening in my week with my sister in town from Perth.  We took a drive to Redcliffe for a coffee and to check out the tribute to "The Bee Gees" which we haven't seen yet.  Barry Gibb came to Australia in February 2013 to officially open it and The Moreton Regional Council have done such a lovely job.  I didn't know what to expect but it's a walk way between two streets and it's bright and happy and has lots of photos and a time line of their journey.  I thought it was well done and quite a simple tribute but very clever as it doesn't take up hardly any space.  We were big Bee Gees fans playing their records back in the day when there were turn tables (aka record players).  Such great memories from our teenage years.  My kids wouldn't know who they are, so it was nice to share the visit with two of my sisters who grew up listening to their music as well.

Bee Gees Way at Redcliffe which is a tribute to the Bee Gees who grew up there.

My sister Michelle from Perth.

Brisbane from Mt Cootha.

The 4 Sisters....there's a wine called the "4 Sisters" and when we get together we sometimes buy it as a tribute to us...even though the winery has nothing to do with us but we are 4 sisters after all.

Pineapples growing on the way to Dayboro.

Delicious little pineapples purchased from the road side stall.

Roma Street Parklands, lizards everywhere.

Beautiful spring flowers are everywhere at the Park.

My sister Lisa taking some photos with a very alert lizard watching me take her photo.

Self timer so I can get in some photos.

A family self timer photo of Mum with her four daughters.

Roma Street Parklands with the city skyline in the background.

They have put in Bee Hives at the Park and on the left is called a "Bee Hotel" with the Hive to the right.

Some self timers with my camera sitting on my handbag.

Another self timer on the handbag trying out these deck chairs at Roma Street Parklands.