Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dot points

  • Well, I have pics from Christmas but due to super slow and intermittent internet it is just impossible to upload them.  
  • I have one week until VBS!!!!  AHHHHH!!!!!
  • Naomi is growing so much!!
  • I can't believe 2012 starts in less than 3 hours!
  • I apparently really like exclamation points!!
  • Did I mention only 1 week to finish getting ready for VBS??
  • I'm supposed to be doing up a bulletin but can't think of things to put in.
  • I'm three months behind on school paperwork.  
  • I've lost 15 kilos since getting pregnant with Naomi.  I really want to keep it off this time.
  • It doesn't help though that I've been reading this blog.  So much looks so yummy!
  • Catie, Emma, Beka and Nate are spending the night at Grandma's.  It's pretty quiet around here. 
  • I'm not gonna stay up and see in the new year.  I'm such an old fogey.  =)

Friday, December 23, 2011

hanging around for Christmas morning =)

Well, I got the fun part of choosing the fabrics and pattern for the girls' Christmas dresses.  Mom did the hard work of producing these beautiful dresses.  They're so gorgeous!!  Better than I imagined.  I used the scraps (and that's just about all we had left.  Mom is much better at fitting patterns on fabric than I am.  I would've never fit it all.) and made the stripwork onesie for Naomi.  My favourite part is the ruffled bum.  =)  Thanks, Mom.  Can't wait to get pictures on Sunday. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

And I did post one on Facebook...

It's the thought that counts right??

Well, I thought about sending Christmas cards. =)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Slippery slide with friends


Beka and Nathan H

Ashleigh H

Alex H

Uncle Danny

We visited friends in Brisbane this past weekend.  On Saturday they played on the slippery slide and have a lot of fun with only one or two injuries.  Nathan opted to play with the water that was dripping off the hose into the bucket instead.  =)

Monday, December 19, 2011


ready for church in her Christmas dress

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Out with the old... with the new!!

Of course, as soon as the new chair was in the house this sneaky little guy had to try it out!  =)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

When you have 3 big sisters...

this is bound to happen sometime.  =)

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Friday, December 2, 2011

short i sound

When you're learning the short i sound then you gotta dress the part!  =)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Do you see what I see?

 Do you see what or rather who is in the middle of Nate's toys?
Need a closer look?

That's right.  Apparently Baby Jesus likes cars and trains too.  =)

And actually, when I tidied up last night I also found a wiseman and Noah with the same toys.  Apparently you're never too old for playing with toys. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I ♥ reading!

Ever since Catie learned to read she's had her nose stuck in a book.  It's taken Emma a bit longer but lately she's been enjoying books more too.  And they've rediscovered the set of encyclopedias.  After Grammy and Papa left they liked to take the encyclopedias in to that desk and write reports about things they found interesting. Here's hoping this is a habit they enjoy for many many years. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Andy's Grad dinner

Andy (in his red suit) singing in a trio with Jake and their friend Josh
 Andy holding Naomi 
(she's wearing her "little black dress" from Auntie Tasha)

The Sauvageot clan

Josh, Naomi and I went to Andy's grad dinner the evening that Mom and Dad left.  Andy was born the February before I graduated high school in May 1994.  He was 3 when I met him in 1997 and 6 when I came back in 2000. And now he's graduating.  CRAZY!!!  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Grammy and Papa

Thanks for coming to visit us and for all the help you were to us.  We love you and miss you heaps already.  Hope you can come back soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Brief summary with photos. =)

 Well, we tried to get a photo of all the kids but this was the best Nate would do.  =)
 Another cute Grammy-made outfit  Is it any wonder that I asked her to make the girls' Christmas dresses?  They are so cute!!  I can't wait for the girls to wear them.  Don't worry, Mom.  I'll wait until Christmas! =)
 We made a couple trips to the beach.  This night we had fish and chips at the beach.  Full moon, perfect weather.  Absolutely beautiful.  No way can pictures do it justice.
 We put up the Christmas tree with Grammy and Papa.
 We visited a wildlife sanctuary in Maryborough. 
Did a bit of this too, both the crying and the trying to take cute photos.  

I also kept Dad busy with a few projects that I haven't taken photos of yet.  And Mom took the kids on walks.  I got some sewing done too but still need to finish Naomi's Christmas dress.  We got some Christmas shopping done.  We went to the water park and to the pool.  Mom spoiled us all by doing the laundry every day  And Mom and Dad spoiled us with cooking and cleaning.