Thursday, December 31, 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! hope everyone had a fabulous christmas & a great new years eve!!
We celebrated christmas at home with the relatives coming over for xmas lunch...we had so many left overs it wasnt funny!! so much food!!! The kids all got great christmas presents from santa and from family....
We went to mandurah for the day after boxing day, we had plans to stay the night but oldest got another headache & was sick so we came home later in the evening.....we then spotted a xbox band drum & guitar set on special in kmart the next day so oldest wanted that with his xmas money!! its been lots of fun singing songs & playing music.
For new years eve we first went shopping & we also went & got our eyes tested ...only i need glasses much to missys disappointment that she has perfect eyes!! she so was hoping for glasses!! So im getting new glasses next week!! cant wait as the ones i have broke on boxing day...i think it was one of the kids that did it but they were old anyway..time for new ones!!
Later in the evening we went to my parents/sisters place for new years eve dinner...bbq with salads & pavlova & fresh fruits for dessert!! not to mention champagne and vodka!!
We all had poppers, sparklers & glo sticks and kids also had bubble wands..it was a fun & noisy night!!
Having a lazy start to 2010 by packing away the christmas tree & decorations and just having a day at home
Monday, December 21, 2009
All my crafty & scrapbooking has been packed away & off the kitchen table in preparation for christmas so i havent been busy in that area for a few days....i did however clearout my huge magazine stash of scrapbooking mags & put them on freecycle! They were picked up a few hrs later!! very popular & here i was thinking i may have to recycle them!! lol what was i thinking!! i had lots of emails asking for them!!
We took the kids to see the christmas lights the other night it took us 2 hrs!! My little man fell asleep after we went to one nearby that has a lot of things for the kids to look at & go into...little fairy dells & making wishes, santas workshop & gingerbread house not to mention all the lights & blow up christmas decorations there was a sleigh being pulled by thomas & friend...it was such a great place! we then went the back way through a neighbouring suburb to another house we heard about that had a light show with its own christmas radio so you can listen in your car & watch the lights go in time!! it was amazing!! we need to go back to show my little man!
If i dont get back on to blog before christmas i hope everyone has a great christmas & a fantastic new year
♥ from Me
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Its a hot one today & luckily we are not out in the heat..having a lazy sunday & staying home....we had our family xmas party last night and it was good to see everyone..especially grandma!!
Went for a lovely swim in the pool & had fun with the kids, then we had some dinner and then present time followed by lots of yummy desserts & fruits......this year we made strawberry jam and homemade xmas wreaths for my 6 auntys & grandma
Kids have one last week of school before the summer holidays begin....& then its going to be busy busy til after xmas!!
off to have an icy cold drink
♥ from Me
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
oops its been awhile since my last post...all is going well with the holiday in hand class...album is getting completed & photos are being taken!!
On the weekend we went to visit Santa at the local shops...he arrived at the shops that day & seems to be a tradition of ours to go the day he arrives..i must admit i wasn't really looking forward to it as the lines in previous years have been SOOOOO LOOOONG!!!! but i was pleasantly surprised by how quiet it was...i know in the city they had a parade so maybe everyone went there instead...it was a little line this year & the kids made it to see Santa!! got pictures taken lollipops & reindeer ears and then did some shopping!
Later that day we then went to a Xmas party for members of the freo footy team...it was lots of fun for the kids and best of all it was free fun!! They got to play with the footy team members in little groups in age ranges suited to them....they then all got a choc-milk & huge poster of the team who then went round & signed them! Santa was there who gave them all bubbles & more choc-milk!
kids got fairy floss too!! such a sticky mess!! we then had a picnic dinner on the oval while being introduced to the 2010 team and later on carols by candle light ( or battery operated candles!! wow aren't they clever things!! ) and then followed by several big bangs of fireworks!! the kids were so happy as we finally got to stay somewhere for fireworks....i think it was their first lot close up!! well first lot they could remember anyway!! they were super tired for school the next day.....Missy had swim lessons so im glad she didn't fall asleep in the pool!
nearly end of school & Ive got most Xmas stuff done so im happy with that!
made the reindeer for my little sleigh so super cute!! i even added a red nose for Rudolph!!
while at the carols by candlelight i was glad we got to sing an Aussie Carrol!!
here are the words below!!
Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden Ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It's summer time and I am in
My singlet, shorts & thongs
OH, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRALIA
ON A SCORCHING SUMMER'S DAY
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
CHRISTMAS TIME IS BEAUT
OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A RUSTY HOLDEN UTE
Engine's getting hot
Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggy climbs aboard
He is welcome too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas day, the Aussie way
By the barbecue!
Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up
i think us aussies need more songs than just that one!!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
After his first haircut!!
I got my sons first haircut today at the hairdressers....he is 3 now so i was getting quite a lot of "oh isnt she so pretty!! look at her hair!" comments so it was time to admit that my baby is no longer a baby & needs a big boy haircut!! aww i nearly cried watching all the baby hair being cut off!!
He is still so very cute though ( says a very proud mummy) but he does look so different....he was running around with some random boys at the shops & i had to take a moment to realize which one he was as he now looks like all the other little ones!!
Did some more Xmas shopping and after bath time did the kids Xmas photos. We do this every year, i get them dressed in outfits but this year my oldest didn't fit into the Santa suit he had last year....it was a struggle last year i remember but not many 10 yr old's like dressing up anyway!! so the Xmas top and daddy's Santa suit top did ok!
i made some reindeer for my sleigh i made below in a previous post....i haven't taken any pics of them yet.....Ive also kept upto date on the Jessica spragues holiday in hand Xmas album!! its only day 3 but hey im on top of it!!!
♥ from Me
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I have done all the xmas cards & started handing them out today....i even made my nephews birthday card for friday....its rather cute...im liking the skulls roller stamp from stampin up!
i got the funky forrest one too which is rather cute also!
i have done my first page for the holidays in hand album....im thinking i can get it done!! i do have to take a pic of something warm....but im thinking maybe as its a little warm here as it is something cold might be better!!
The weeks are getting busy and most days are now filled with getting stuff ready for end of school & Christmas!! Our school has also decided to chuck in some swim lessons right at the very end of the school year! so soggy wet towels and bathers are in store for the end of year!!
♥ from Me