Monday, February 28, 2011

' D and Z '

These two had a ball just playing in the dirt. (Z is our neighbour and good friend)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

' slip and slide '

The boys had a fabulous time at a friends house slipping and sliding. W was a natural at it and loved every minute of it. D had a few turns but was more happy to watch.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

' bumbo time '

M had his first go in the bumbo. He loved it. I can not believe how he is growing so quickly.

Friday, February 25, 2011

' all dressed up '

J, M and myself are off to the local cotton dinner. After what seems like forever, it was really nice to dress up and feel a bit girly. It was also a milestone for W and D - they had a sleep over at a friends place. We picked D up after the dinner but W slept over the whole night and had a great time.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

' flying high '

D loves the swingz. It is a great action shot and D has the most beaming smile. What you can't hear is his squeals of laughter and calls for 'high', 'high', high'.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

' busted '

This is C sneaking in through the cat door. It is going to get to a point where he will try this trick and he will get stuck. For the time being he is safe.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

' green cotton '

The cotton has just kept powering on over the season. J took this shot of 106 from on top of the dam wall. It is starting to get to the exciting time when harvest is imminent.

Monday, February 21, 2011

' ice-cream moulds '

I was so excited when these new moulds came in the post. They are unbelievably easy to use and make awesome shaped ice blocks. These are mango puree and coconut milk. The boys loved them.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

' boys at work '

My boys are such outdoor boys. Any chance to get dirty or muddy there in. Sorry the shot is not too clear as I took it through a muddy window.

Friday, February 18, 2011

' guess who '

I could not resist this cute shot of  - 'D'. He played with these boxes for quite some time. Usually they have toys in them but I was happy enough for D to tip them out and play with just the boxes. It is rather funny to think this was what I used to store my toys in and probably play with in a similar way. Got to love that 80's style.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

' pooped puppy '

C went irrigating with J this morning. J said he had a ball running up and down the ditches and in and out of the bays. Here is the end result - one very pooped puppy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

' the girls '

Today I thought I'd take a shot of the girls. We hatched them from incubated eggs around Christmas time. They are Sussex Cross and are doing very well. They will probably take another six months before they start laying.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

' w collects the eggs '

For about a month now W has been collecting the eggs as one of his chores for pocket money. It has become an afternoon ritual - Mac loads into the pram or baby borne carrier, D puts on his gumboots and W grabs the chook bucket and basket. Off we head over to the chookies. I'm sure they have mixed feelings when they see us coming - they know food is on the way but also D. He loves chasing them around.

Monday, February 14, 2011

' baby pheasant moves house '

He is a lone chick from a batch of incubated eggs. J is in the business of trying to build up our pheasant numbers so we can have a fresh supply of pheasant. I myself have not eaten pheasant but I am told it is rather yummy. We will see.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

' my house '

This is the front view of the house. It was built around 30 years ago by the in-laws and I think they were going for the english cottage look. It looks rather nice at the moment with all the rain and J mowed the lawn this morning. Most people do not use this entrance into the house so I will get a different shot another time.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

' fig jam '

Today I made fig jam with all the wonderful figs from our tree. They are sooooo yummy. I used a recipe I found on the net called ' David Pascoe's Easy Fig Jam Recipe '. I chose it because it had all spice and cinnamon which I thought would complement the figs nicely. Looks good. Will let you know how it tastes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

' ridem cowboy '

Here is W and D riding a blow up caterpillar that is meant for the pool. Oh well - they had a ball.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

' boys love to read '

Had to get this shot of J reading to his boys. S ( closest to J ) is a friend visiting from Augathella.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

' picture perfect '

For about 10 years now I have been keeping anything that comes my way with interesting pictures on it or in it. For example  - calenders, cards, leaflets, diaries. The boys spent at least 45 minutes looking through my picture suitcase talking about different things. W got a farming calender and proceeded to cut up all the tractors and glue them onto a sheet of paper. It was an awesome activity.

Monday, February 7, 2011

' w has a new library bag '

My Mum made me a library bag similar to this one. It was called Bertie Bookwoom loves reading Books. Here is my own take on it. I'm pretty pleased with the results. Happy Reading W.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

' the hair has got to go '

As much as I love my boys having a few locks, it is just far too hot for them.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

' mmm fresh figs '

I loooove fresh figs. I have been patiently watching our fig tree load up and ripen. Coming back from feeding the chookies, J suprised me with these scrumptious delights. I think I might be the only fan though - W and D were not to keen. Yah for me!

Friday, February 4, 2011

' my new bedroom '

It was Friday afternoon and I convinced J to help me switch our bedroom into the spare room and our bedroom become the spare room. Here is my new bedroom. What do you think?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

' on my bedside table '

My gorgeous sister-in-law gave me this book for Christmas and I love it. I relate really well to all of its ideals about children eating quality wholefoods. It has some fantastic recipes which I hope to try this coming week.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

' pop in visit '

On the way home we stopped at Great Grandma's in Toowoomba Town. We had a lovely visit and I just had to get a photo of Grandma with M.