Monday, January 31, 2011

' GG time '

Story time with GG. We have had a great time at GG's. Home tommorrow.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

' day at the beach '

It was not fantastic weather for the beach but we did not care. Uncle C joined us and W, D and J all loved it.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

' sunny coast here we come '

These are our chopper bags. I'm green, W is light blue, M is red, D is navy and J is brown. They come from Dominant Leather Goods in Pittsworth.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

' we are so proud '

It was a momentous occasion - our little W was off to kindy today. He was very excited and yes we were too. He had a great day.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

' lovely lamingtons '

Happy Australia Day to all ! In 44 degree heat we decided to ditch the damper cooked in the camp fire and went with inside homemade lamingtons instead. We had some friends over and the children loved the lamingtons. (Note the Aussie flag hanging in the background - thanks Jules)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

' j has a new toy '

J has been saving for quite some time to get a new scope for his Remington 280. The scope is the black telescopic looking thing sitting on top of the gun. It is a Burris Eliminator Laserscope with a built in range finder. J really enjoys long range shooting (the sport of shooting targets from various distances). He has also shot a few deer and I must say a venison curry on a cold winters night is rather delicious.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

' sunday fun '

We have not been able to use the pool much this summer as the sand flies carry you away. Today we decided to brave it to give the boys a swim. It was great fun . We lasted 10 minutes. The handsome tall red head with the boys in the pool is our danish agricultural exchange student - 'R'. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

' c on a hot day '

It has been really quite hot out here and poor little C has been feeling the heat. He comes inside to cool down but we have all noticed how he pokes his little tongue out. We think it is rather a cute look.

Friday, January 21, 2011

' best loaves yet '

I have been baking bread in the oven for about 4 months now. I use Kialla Wholemeal Bread Flour and buy it in bulk 25kg. I bought two bread tins from The Bread Shop in Toowoomba and mix the dough in my thermomix. The boys love it (and I love the smell of it baking).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

' j hard at work '

Here is J out irrigating the cotton. It takes about 3 days to irrigate the whole farm, and as he is trying to water it efficiently as possible he has been up at all hours doing shifts as soon as the water is through. You can not see in the shot but there are millions of sand flies buzzing around due to flood waters.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

' m has found his thumb '

M has been trying for days to get his thumb into his mouth and today he has finally done it. He woke from his daytime nap and over the baby monitor you could hear him sucking it very loudly. J said and I quote ' Gee he's going for it'.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

' bad bad boy '

It was not M. It was not W. It was not D. And it was not J. Who was it? It was C - the naughty little puppy. W and D came in from outside and discovered C having the time of his life with the toilet rolls. Needless to say I used it as a lesson about making mess.

Monday, January 17, 2011

' brown is my favourite colour '

J took this shot from our property boundary where the flood water just about broke the levy bank that was built. If it had not been for building such a big levy our cotton crop would have been inundated. I actually love the colour brown and have numerous shades of it in my house.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

' c takes a bath '

It was a family affair when it came to bathing C. Fun was had by all and I think C even enjoyed the experience. He is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and came to live with us Christmas morning (gift from Santa). He is now 12 weeks old.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

' project table '

I acquired this little table some years ago and have wanted to restore it. It is an old school desk and I am hoping to use it to put my sewing machines on. I have started and hopefully next week I can share with you the finished result.

Friday, January 14, 2011

' bigger boys '

For the past week we have had my cousins O and F staying with us due to flood waters over roads and not being able to get home. My little boys have loved having them around to entertain.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

' more cushions '

Decided to give these a wash as well. I use these on the couch in the lounge room but they are also big enough to use as a floor cushion. The boys often lie on them to read books. The fabric is Sprout Design on White - My Little World Elephant.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

' clean cushions '

I made these cushions while at the coast waiting to have M. I've just washed them after spilt milk and they look so lovely and clean. The fabric is Echino - Grassy Plain Natural and Grassy Plain Green.

Monday, January 10, 2011

' m's boob time '

I got J to take this shot as this is what I do a lot of at the moment. I love looking down and seeing those big eyes staring back up at me.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

' w 's quirks '

Whenever I vacuum (which is pretty much everyday), W follows the vacuum cleaner around with blankets. He likes the hot air it blows out. I move - he moves. Makes me laugh.

Friday, January 7, 2011

' the flood '

It's been coming for over a week now and will still be here for weeks to come. This is in town at the bridge. The water is flowing extremely fast - almost rapid like.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

' d and his potty time '

D is in the throes of toilet training. W thought some therapy was needed whilst doing the deed. The therapy worked but may of distracted D from the original mission.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

'my candles'

We eat by candle light. The boys get to blow out the candles after the meal is finished provided they put in a fair effort. These are the one 'not child friendly' thing I have on the table and little hands do try but I will prevail.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

'm and his little bath'

M loves his littles bath. Just like his big brothers he has a magic towel on his tummy to help relax. J is whistling at him in this shot and he loves it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

'w and his header'

W loves his headers (farmer at heart). Together we collaged this picture. It was a very bonding activity and W loved the finished result. He decided to give it to his Uncle P who owns the real deal.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

'fingers of god'

J took this when over at a neighbours place for dinner. A pretty awesome shot!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

'the boys'

This was the best one I could get. My darling husband J, W (4), D (2), M (7wks) and C (the puppy).