Tuesday, November 18, 2014

So...October too soon

So October came and went in a flash and I find myself nearing the end of November already.  I've been taking snaps where I can but finding the time to sort them out and upload them has been in short supply.  So here is some of what happened in October.

The weather has been quite changeable and I've enjoyed watching it roll in over the hill towards us, sheets of rain, or mist, rainbows, storm clouds and beautiful sunshine.  No camera can do it justice, but I couldn't resist taking a photo or two

Early morning cuddles
 Conversations with Dad
 And someone lost copious amounts of teeth
We had fun with some funny glasses
 And lots of bed time stories and snuggles have been had
 I revamped a cupboard for all my recipe books
 And while hanging our pictures and mirrors on random hooks that were left in the walls by the previous owners I was inspired with what to do on one of our dining room walls...this is the inspiration, hopefully one day I'll be able to update with what I want to do!
Various arts and crafts were done

 A first bubble bath was had...we don't do things like this very often because I prefer to avoid the harsh soaps but the children had a ball.
 We baked a cake and had a small book party to celebrate a delivery of new books
We spent time outside, Dad dismantling an old makeshift tree house, while the baby hung out in the swing.
Wild life was discovered

And of course there are always chickens

Everyone had a haircut except for me, I need to book with the hairdresser next door still - Mom, when can I come over?

We rescued a blind snake from our fish pond and had fun examining it and seeing how small it's eyes were and how hard it is to differentiate each end.  They are harmless so everyone enjoyed feeling how smooth it's scales were before we released it again.

 I love spotting the crowned cranes on our land
 How beautiful are grenadilla flowers?
 Sorting buttons
It wasn't long before everyone else joined in
 I finally finished knitting the second bunny for my big girl

 Strike a pose
 A boy and his dog
And that's it for now, hopefully I will have the next lot up before the end of the month, adieu and keep well!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

So...Growth & Change

Seems it is the season of growth and change around us at the moment.  In the last few days we finally received some much anticipated rain and the plants are all showing their approval.  Our baby chicks are not so baby any more and our newborn has turned into a proper baby, the fact of which I was rudely awakened to today when I heard her crying so went to check and found her at the edge of our bed, she had turned herself sideways and crept there from the middle of the bed while she was suppose to be napping.  Looks like it's time to pull out the cot for nap time.
Our toddler potty trained himself this last week and doesn't seem half as little any more, our beautiful girl seems to be all long legs and arms these days and our eldest has lost 4 top teeth in the last week or two and still has some other wiggly ones to go. 
Some times I just want to shout SLOW DOWN!  But of course there are so many great things about it too...just ask the father person, I don't think he is feeling too sad about saying goodbye to the nappies for one of our children.  One down and one to go love ;)

Here we are trying out another gifted outfit and wearing our very first dress
 And look at this...at 8 weeks...it's ridiculous really, she should just relax and stay little for as long as possible, not be trying to creep about already.
 And here are our baby chickens looking all hen like already.  Some of these hatched the morning after our little bug was born!
 Not all are looking quite as pretty yet though, meet Beauty :)
 More trying to grow up way too fast and reach her Strawberry Bunny

 Loving her sister
 Other than that we have been enjoying swimming and Sunday lunches, we recently made a crispy duck with chinese pancakes from scratch and were pretty chuffed with the result
 And this last weekend we were lucky enough to see much missed family members, I didn't manage to snap any pics of the other two but got these of Ugly Monkey and Aunty Silly :p

 And here are the children playing hopscotch while I was preparing lunch