Sunday, 29 September 2013

Learned to swim

Our boy K learned to swim this week just gone...

Life is grand...

Monday, 23 September 2013

Friday, 20 September 2013

Go fish

One day at the beach we found a lost lure on a bit of line. 

W decided to make it into a rod of his own.

He did then we went fishing...

Happiness is.

K has been asking for fishing net since before last Christmas, our lovely friends here gave him a super grand, strong purple one.

So we went and tested it...

It worked!

Happiness is.

Birthday for the babies

K decided it was the babies' (collective) birthday. So we baked a cake, picked a candle, invited guests and lit the candle and sang...

The two guests of honour...

Babies with their cake...

But we'll have to eat it for them as their "teeth are rather new"! This is K breaking the news to them...

Aah, and so the days pass...

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Swim swim

We are spending lots of time at the pool. 

Both kids have done swimming lessons while we were here and W is onto full length lane swims and starting breast stroke. He says it makes you soooo tired to do a full lane length for half an hour. It is not a huge pool but sustained swimming is quite different from splashing!

K is doing well, goggles on looking under the water a bit and getting there but he truly relishes having floaties on and just leaping in the deep end!

All good fun. For someone who had an irrational distaste for floaties they have given us some good times.

He'll be swimming in no time.

Brand name insanity...

It's hard to know if you should laugh, feel angry or sick. 

I did all three.

Just realised the photo is not clear enough...

The brand on the left reads "want want".

Open for comments...

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


My boys have loved living with little W. She is a grand baby and much adored.

I love how gentle and loving my boys are with her.

When we looked after her today for a bit and K and her shared the hammock while she went to sleep.

K was so still and quiet while she went to sleep and then once she was, he asked to just lie with her and did, still as a mouse till she woke.

I have to remember these moments...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


W had a sleep over at a friend from school's. She is third of four kids and totally ace. Naturally they live on 5 acres, and, have a snake...

To be honest I quite like snakes. Heaps more than roaches that is for sure.

He had a ball. I suspect if I had said "how about we pick you up in three weeks when we leave for Adelaide?" he would have said "yes" without drawing breath. 

Does anyone else have children like this????