Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kids = Washing

I have realised after documenting Jai for the last few days that having kids means lots of washing. I think I already knew that but lately it seems there is more than ever. Maybe it is because I am more tired than normal. Check out how Jai goes about making washing for me.

When I see the fun that is had making the washing it makes doing the washing less of a chore. I must say I am looking forward to summer when we can just do these fun things in nothing more than a nappy.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I have been reading a book about parenting and this quote really hit home.

"Don't judge October apples in June"

Well doesn't that remind me to be patient and to keep on keeping on!! Constantly going over things that I thought we had already covered and learned. We will get there and there is growth each day - even just a little bit that we can't always see.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rainy Day Play

This week has been a little wet and rainy outside. This tends to interrupt our outside play somewhat, which always gives me two boys with lots of energy. Here are some photos of how we use up that energy.

You might see two boys with slinkies but they see TAILS. This means they must run round and round the house full speed, seeing if their tails follow. As you can see, it caused great amusement for me too. How simple is that - just tuck a few coils of a spring in their pants and they're away.

Then we decided to embrace the wet and enjoy the puddles. We did have gumboots and overpants to help try and reduce the wetness factor but boys being boys meant they managed to get extremely wet anyway. Good lesson for me - forget the overpants - just take the clothes off.

After this a long soak and play in the bath was a great way to entertain two boys for a very long time. I was trying to get a few jobs done while they were in there but I kept hearing so much giggling as they 'whale fountained/spurted' water at each other that I just stood and listened, instead of getting my jobs done. I think it was a much better use of my time - a very special sound, carved into my memory.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colin Buchanan

Today we went to our first real concert - Colin Buchanan. It was great. Isaiah loves Colin and we often watch his DVD's and listen to his music at home, singing along and playing the guitar. Isaiah walks around the house claiming that 'God is everywhere' and 'Jesus rocks the world' - all thanks to Colin's music. How cool is that!
So today we went to Toowoomba and enjoyed Colin's crazy antics on stage. Then we lined up for what seemed like a long time and Colin signed Isaiah's guitar for us. (Bad mum forgot the camera so used the phone to capture this moment, sorry it's so average)

Here is a better photo showing his very special guitar!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Garden Update

Here is our garden so far. The first crop of potatoes have popped their heads out of ground, the brocolli is growing nicely and we planted the second crop of pototoes, some tomatoes and rosellas. And we are almost out of room. I think what we have might be only a quarter of what we need, when I start to think all the things I want to grow this summer.

Both the boys are loving being in the garden - Jai loves to help watering (actually he just likes to get himself really wet)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Camping Fun

Here are just a few photos showing the fun we had while we were camping last week.

Monday, September 13, 2010


We were surrounded by so much wildlife while we were camping. We heard so many different birds, mating koalas and so much more. We actually even spotted a couple of those noisey koalas. Here is one with her baby. How very cute. They were about 10m away from our camp kitchen, just watching the goings on.
We also saw two goanna's wrestling. We aren't sure if it was a mating ritual going on in front of us or a fight for territory. Either way, it went on for about 45mins and was so interesting to watch. Then it happened again the next day in the same spot, at almost the same time!! Interesting. I need to do some research to find out just what exactly they were up to!
What a great learning experience for our boys!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Answer - It RAINED

Well, we are home. We had a great week camping. The boys had such fun, exploring and learning. We arrived Sunday afternoon and it was raining. Constant, steady rain. This continued while we set up our tent and tarp, into the night! So those overpants, raincoats and gumboots were very well used. The best moment of all was when Jai discovered that water was running off the tarp and he could catch it in a cup and drink it. So cute. I'll try to post a movie of that later.

They also came out again when it was time to pack up on Friday. We managed to get everything pulled down, folded away into its bag and in the car and boat just before the downpour hit. But out came to wet weather clothes so the boys could have a little more fun before we hit the road.

I am a big fan of wet weather clothes.

The rest of the week, we had the most amazing weather. Beautiful, warm sunny days with very pleasant nights. Perfect for lots of water play and wandering around this stunning campsite. There is so much to show you, so I am going to blog about our goings on for the next few days.

Friday, September 3, 2010

What's to come??

This coming week we are going camping. We are all very excited because we bought a new ski boat in the middle of winter and have not used it yet so we are going to camp right beside a beautiful dam and have fun with our new toy. There is no phone reception and the weather this week has be so lovely and warm. However, the weather forecast for the start of next week is RAIN. Are we crazy?? A three year old, a one year old, my husband and me at 31week pregnant camping together with friends in the rain. Perhaps we are!!
Anyway in an effort to embrace what may be coming our way next week, I made both the boys a pair of waterproof overpants. I am hoping this may reduce the amount of completely muddy and saturated clothes I have to deal with. Gumboots, overpants, raincoats and boys. What a great combination.

I wonder how it will all work out - let you know next week when we return!