Saturday, May 30, 2009

An evening of fun...mostly

Yesterday we took the kids to a local community carnival for a spot of fun, and Abba tribute band and their first fireworks. We met up with friends and met some more while we were there. During the Abba performance fellow groupies Miya and her friend wormed their way to the front of the mini mosh pit. "I"'s mum and I watch from a few metres back as our girls had an awesome time bopping along to Abba. The final song was played and we moved forward to collect the girls...then the lights went out and the fireworks started. The crowd surged around the stage.
I managed to see Miya and grab her but we couldn't find her little friend. What seems like ages but was probably 3 or 4 minutes passed before we located her. My heart is still beating fast this morning when I think about it. Our children are so so precious and I thank God that we found "I" so quickly.

We walk a fine line between letting our children experience the world (in this instance, the mini mosh pit and the excitement of the concert) and wanting to hold their hands all the way through life. I want my children to grow and experience the world....not to be stiffled by an over protective mother (which is my natural tendency)

Why couldn't the concert organisers have done what the Wiggles do? Warn parents that the lights are going down soon and to find their kids and hug them tight.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Crazy Hair Day

Monday, May 18, 2009

Doggy cuteness

Tilly had her first trip to the groomer today at the age of 6 1/2!
Being a Border Terrier she has a coat that needs hand stripping. I usually do it but I really don't do a great job. This visit has been long overdue!
She looks so cute! I can see the gorgeous red in her coat again :) And who could resist those beautiful brown eyes??

Birthday presents!

My children were the lucky recipients of a beautiful present each from their friends William and Katherine...and their Mummy who happens to be the very talented Lesley from Cherubs Kiss

Miya just loves her dress. The photo was taken after the party so a bit of a tired smile :)

Toby is wrapt in his new shirt Lesley found at Jettas Nest He was well and truly partied out by this stage. 'Scuse the lack of pants!

What spoilt children! Thanks Lesley and Kiddies :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Monday Night stocking

I know it's been a while since my last stocking. Here are some of the fitteds I'll be stocking at my Ozebaby store on Monday night at 8.30pm. I hope to have them up previewing by Sunday night with a few more thrown in if I get the time. Enjoy :)

Warning - Cake wreck ahead!

Probably the most tragic thing I have ever cooked.

It started when the mixture looked a bit thick. I thought it would spread out in the oven. It didn't.

I pulled it out when I thought it would be done as I had to pick Miya up from school. It wasn't.

I filled the resulting hole in with icing which kind of worked until we cut the cake. See photo.

Toby liked it and as it was for his birthday that's the main thing :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Toby!

My gorgeous boy is 3 years old today. You are such a sweetie with your dimples and your cuddles. You are such a clever boy who brings us so much joy. We love you Toby!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Spoilt I say! My lovely friend Mandy had made me this beautiful project bag and passed it on to me stuffed a skein of oh so soft sock yarn dyed the most luscious green. So that's what your questions were all about. Sneaky woman!

Thank you so much Mandy- they are lovely and completely unexpected. mwaaaa

Goodbye Summer

I picked the last of the tomatoes today. So gorgeous and warm in the sun.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

If my husband reads this....

what I'd really really like for Mothers Day is a set of Knit Picks Harmony Interchangables from Tangled Yarns or even a gift voucher and about 2 hours of child free time to browse through that gorgeous shop.
I've been bitten by the knitting bug. Like my socks?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sweet Dreams

It's been a while since I sewed...the lure of the knitting needles has been too strong!
Here is a little stack of night nappies for a very sweet little girl and her busy Mum. Hope she likes them :)