Thursday, October 27, 2011

Someone's watching!!

Things have been a little slow here lately.  Our house has been filled with sickness of all different types for the last month, so only the essential things have been happening - like cooking and washing clothes.  Any other things have been a bonus.

Saying that, I still have at least one well boy to work with while the rest of us feel like resting and sleeping so there is always something happening.  To try and maintain some level of normal, I try to keep certain things in our day.  One of those is something we started just before we got sick - its called Before Five in a Row.  We read the same book 5 days in a row and then do activities together related to the book.  (I'll hopefully show more of what we do another day). The first book we did was called Runaway Bunny.  One of the pictures in the book has a veggie garden with a scarecrow.  We talked about this and why he was there and then if we needed one for our garden.  It was decided that we did.  BUT then we got sick and the scarecrow didn't happen.

Finally on the weekend, we were all starting to feel better so I brought my sewing machine out to the dining room table and we started the scarecrow.  After sewing him together we headed outside to the hay bale ready to stuff him.  When we got there, Isaiah was greeted by a rather large brown snake sitting on the hay.  The scarecrow was quickly abandoned and we went back inside, with a promise of doing it another day.

Yesterday was THE day.  Meet our scarecrow.

We are still trying to come up with a good name for him so any suggestions would be appreciated.  He is also in need of a little back bone so he stands up better.  But for now he sits in the corner of our garden keeping watch and making us smile.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How does the garden grow??

Here are some photos (most taken by Isaiah) of our garden on the weekend.  It is growing so well at the moment. Also interesting to see what he likes to take photos of.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Last month we went to Redfest - a festival celebrating music, art and community in Redland Bay.  What drew us to such an event?  Our favourite musician.  Colin Buchanan.  He happens to fit favourite for all our family as he does the coolest kids Christian music and he is also a Golden Guitar winner for his country music.  So when we found out that he was performing for adults on Saturday night and a kids show Sunday morning, I was hooked.

We had no idea what Redfest was, we were just going because Colin was going to be there.  Anyway, it turned out to be a wonderful weekend of fun for all.

Sorry about the terrible photos - I forgot the camera and had to resort to the good old phone camera!

We enjoyed
  • show rides, 
  • lantern making for a parade, 
  • fireworks at a kid friendly time of 6:45pm,
  • animals for touching,
  • show food,
  • we got to talk to Colin for 30mins after his Saturday night show 
  • Isaiah got a really close and personal show with Colin on Sunday
  • And Colin sang 'Edge of the Kimberley' specially for us. 

Such a fun family time together.  So many special memories made that weekend.