Friday, September 16, 2011

I love...

 eggs from our chooks, tiny ones and big ones
 baby clothes washed, folded and put away
 centrepieces made by the girls
 finding a stain on brand new clothes and using it as an excuse to copy an idea from the internet
 the girls' creativity even though it is COMPLETELY different to what I was thinking
 how organized the craft room is {slowly} becoming
 brand new tiny girly clothes
 the new computer desk
more signs of the girls' creativity {doing something I did as a child}

Sunday, September 11, 2011

science with Daddy

Josh bought each of the girls a volcano kit.  They did the molds on Monday.  Now they need to paint them and then try them out. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Urban Farmer??

we got 2 new chooks.  They're still working out the pecking order with the black chickens but we're hopeful it will all be sorted soon.  We planted some pumpkin seedlings on Saturday morning and by Saturday afternoon they'd been dug up.  So we've put some fencing around the garden as we let the chooks free range most of the day.  My lettuces and tomatoes are growing really well.  We've been enjoying the fresh lettuce in salads and sandwiches.  Out in the front the roses are growing back well after their annual winter pruning.  The rose I was given when Nathan was born died last year and had left a big blank spot just by the front door.  I'm so excited that I was able to get a hydrangea bush.  I hope it grows really well.  My pansies still look great in their wooden planter and Emma's petunias just keep going.  Our miniature peach tree finally died so I need to find something to put in that planter.  ahhh...I love spring.  And it's been a gorgeous one so far!

ummm...well, I've been using the new blogger interface and it uploaded my pictures backwards to what I thought.  Oh well, you're smart.  You can figure out what's what.  =)

Friday, September 9, 2011


Ever had one of those DUH!  moments?  This is one my recent ones.  (I have way more of them than I really should.  I blame it all on Mommy/prego brain)  anyway, what was it?  Goal cards for the girls.  Seriously, I grew up in an ACE school.  I've worked in an ACE school off and on for the past 10 years.  I've been homeschooling for 4 years or so.  And it was just in the past week that I thought of goal cards.  Oh well, at least I thought of them now.  They've been working great.  The girls know what to do each day and I feel semi-organized. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011


 Josh and I got spoiled on Sunday.  For Father's Day Josh got lots of chocolate and his matching shirts.  As you can see the girls wanted to open gifts before we went to church so Josh had just got out of bed.  I promise he didn't wear sweat pants to church.  Ha!  But you can see how cute he and Nathan were. 
I got spoiled for my birthday with a chips & dip/cake dome/punch bowl combo and a 24  pack of Pepsi (my biggest craving this pregnancy)  4 of the cans were replaced with cherry Dr. Pepper.  =) Josh's family gave me some fun kitchen stuff and fabric.  And you can kinda see in the top picture of me the present from Josh--a genuine pearl necklace!!  isn't it beautiful?  I love it. 

p.s. all photos taken by children 8 years and younger  =)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The girls took a bunch of photos out in the yard with the chickens.  They love those hens so much I'm afraid we'll never have eggs.  They chase them around trying to grab them to hold them.  We let the chickens out in the yard for most of the day.  I need to figure out some way to keep them off the patio though as they poop a lot!!

The girls love having curlers in their hair.  Catie chose not to have any curls that day.

This is just some recent schoolwork.  We've been studying the solar system and found this "make your own" solar system through Meg at Whatever.  I can't remember where we found the verse printout.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We love babies!

At Trevor's recent birthday party Catie, Josh and I got a chance to hold little Izaac. Isn't he adorable? mmm....I love babies. =)

p.s. the blurry photos are due to being phone photos.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Baby blanket

This is a blanket for the new baby, obviously. Mom sent me some lovely soft yummy minky fabric for the back. The top was made of fabric I already owned. My fabric stash is crazy for as little as I've been sewing lately. Anyway, it's bigger than Nathan's blanket so I may tie it in a few places. I really don't want to quilt it especially as it isn't exactly perfectly straight. But it's soft and pretty and we all like it. Now we just need a baby to wrap up. =)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

like father like son

Josh will sometimes choose to wear something similar to Nate for church on Sundays. So when I started thinking of what to give Josh for Father's Day (today here in Australia) I thought of matching shirts. After searching for matching polos and finding none I decided to buy two men's shirts and remake one of them for Nathan. This is the result. I think it is so cute. I'll have to upload a picture of the two of them wearing their shirts after I give them to Josh.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

For Mom

32 weeks

Friday, September 2, 2011


I made noodles the other day and they actually turned out on the first go!! Woohoo! The best part was that the scraps kept the kids busy for an hour or so. Dinner and distraction all in one! =)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

10 years!!

10 things I love/admire about Josh
  1. His patience and ability to hold his temper in.
  2. The way he is with our kids.
  3. The way he researches big purchases and is careful with money (I really admire him for this but don't always LOVE this part.) =)
  4. That he can fix/repair/build anything he sets his mind to.
  5. The way he isn't concerned about what most other people think.
  6. He works hard and gives 100%.
  7. That my life with him is completely different than I imagined 10 years ago but it's good and peaceful and we're content.
  8. He helps out around the house when I need/ask him to.
  9. His hugs, kisses and all that mushy stuff. =)
  10. That he loves me!