Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bed Time

Bed time is sacred. It's the quietest time of the day to share a story and feel snug and warm when it's freezing outside. The boys were very excited when their new flannelette sheets and duck down quilts came home. Their faces absolutely make my day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dad's Birthday


The boys have been preparing for weeks for their Dad's birthday and it was Jack's idea to buy a Nerf Gun so they could have a war. Mum bought him 'The Canberra Gardener' book which is a much more sensible choice for a man of 32. However, the Nerf War did provide plenty of laughs and harmless fun while they chased each other around the park for almost a hour at dusk.

Happy Birthday Stu, we love you.

Monday, May 21, 2012

 I am so proud of my big-school boy. Learning and growing every day and one of the youngest in his class but he is doing so well. His Dad and I are just so PROUD!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Busy Week

William was very excited to say goodbye to the cot and score the No 1 racing car bed. The boys helped all Saturday to move beds and shift furniture. When I take a quick look at this photo William looks just like his brother. Poor William has had a terrible cough and ear infection and has been at home with his Dad all week :( He is lucky to have the best Dad ever who has supplied unlimited cuddles around the clock.

Jack moved into the loft bed.

Jules cooked dinner for the urban family.

And Winnie paid a second visit to the Duncan house. We have had such a busy week!

Million Paws Walk

It was a slow start to a lazy Sunday morning and William laid on the couch for hours with a terrible cold but I managed to drag the boys to stage 88 where the Million Paws walk starting mark was. It was a gorgeous autumn day for a walk along the lake.   

There was a lot to manage with thousands of dogs an a very excited Tori.
A morning tea break after crossing the first bridge.
 I was pretty proud of Jack who walked the whole 5kms skipping along with a smile on his face. When we got back to the finish line he sat down and said 'I'm exhausted!'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Jules!

Jules had the most fantastic party for her 40th. A movie theme with an outdoor theatre and wood fired pizza. We rugged up with coats and beanies and sat next to the gas heaters while the kids were mostly entertained by the Gecko Gang with balloon animals, dancing and face painting.

I made the cake for over 100 guests and at least 30 of them children. I reckon it's my best one yet!

William enjoyed the gelato, pop corn and hot chocolate while Jack and the bigger kids had balloon sword fights.
This picture was taken 7 years ago and in that time we've grown to be great mates. Here's to many more birthday celebrations to come!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!


Random Fun

Hall Market
William's idea to make a bus!
Super Moon - apparently the moon won't be this bright for another 19 years!
Our first sleep over buddy - SAM!
Cheeky boys after a hair cut.
Keeping warm.
Stu's new bike and kid trailer.