Sunday, July 27, 2014


Linking up with Emma at The Beetle Shack for what's been happening in our week.

We rented the Lego Movie on Tuesday $1.00 day.

Straight after watching the movie the kids got into the Lego box.

Sienna demonstrating how strong she is by carrying James and her bag from the car.

Afternoon clouds above our house.

My dough proving in the backyard.

And now the last 30 minute rise for the Rosemary & Sea Salt Foccacia.

Afternoon jumping on the trampoline.

Sienna made a stick person on the trampoline and wanted me to photograph it so I gave her the camera and put it on auto for her.

Then I suggested to the kids they put the camera on the trampoline pointing up and take a photo of their heads which they did and had fun with.

Sienna was giving James a foot massage while using plastic kitchen gloves and there was lots of laughter.

Catching the train to the footy.

Then the bus to "The Gabba" to see the Brisbane Lions vs the Gold Coast Suns with the Lions winning.

Arriving at The Gabba waiting to meet up with our footy friends.

Sienna's very first time to The Gabba and a Lions Game.

James with his Lions shirt on ready to go in.

On the grounds at The Gabba.

Sienna got right into the spirit of supporting The Lions.....we had heaps of fun and lots of laughs.

The Brisbane Lions running onto the field for their warm up.

James made us some picklets for morning tea which were very well received by Sienna and I and not to mention James as well. YUM YUM YUM.

30/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity to take a portrait of your child every week for 52 weeks. 

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James :   At the GABBA watching the Lions vs Gold Coast Suns game.
Sienna :  Enjoying washing the dishes and playing with the water and bubbles.
Family :  Catching the train to the GABBA to see the Lions play

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Linking up with The Beetle Shack for Weekly Stills.

Sienna found this heart leaf in our backyard.

We baked little Bread Sticks with Caraway Seeds for school lunch box snacks.

I made some pumpkin soup with pumpkin from our first local Farmers Markets.

Slow Living Magazine has lots of great stories in it and it's the first time I've purchased it.

Celebration of 100 Days of Learning at School involved craft activities for the Preps to Year 3.

Sienna made a strawberry and a little person and had her face painted like a cat.

Afternoon routine of walking to the car from school with this beautiful light.

Sienna put this sign up on the garage door as she had puppy training for her 3 dogs she made out of balloons.

I made some home made yoghurt this week.

Sienna drew this picture for me this week and she told me that she put a "mustache" on James.

I made Sticky Date Muffins with Butterscotch Sauce and Home made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream this week to warm us up.

My first real Home Made Lasagne was a big success.  I usually just make spaghetti Bolognese and be done with it but this was yummy.

A beautiful outing to Sandgate today with low tide being perfect for looking for shells, crabs etc.

Sienna showing Aunty Lisa (my sister) her little crab in a shell she found.

No one's looking but this is how family portraits go sometimes.

Lisa checking out her photos she is taking and Sienna enjoying the mud.

James looking at a jelly fish.

Sienna with her bucket of water and her little creatures.

Fish and Chips for lunch from Doug's Seafood always a treat at Sandgate.

29/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity to take a portrait of your child every week for 52 weeks. 

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James :   While doing his homework I was taking pictures of him and he gave me this wonderful big smile.

Sienna :  At her happiest when outdoors and mud is involved.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Here's the second part to our visit to the Byron Bay Lighthouse and you can see the first part here.

James, Donna and Sienna heading down to one of the lookouts.

This is where we were headed.

Ready to descend to the bottom lookout.

There's only one way to the bottom and that's down these stairs which means you have to come back the same way.  I felt the backs of my legs for days.

James enjoying the view.

Such an adventurerer...always grabs a stick on walks.

Just such a stunning part of the world.

A photo to signify the most Easterly Point of Australia.

Time for ice creams after our big walk.

Seriously hard to do "selfies" with a heavy DSLR and a big lens.  Totally out of focus but I still love it.  It may indeed be the answer to hiding the wrinkles.

My girl enjoying posing in the sun. Remember this is winter in Qld but I'm usually rugged up in long sleeves.