Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I was hoping to get some pics of A3 in at least one...but she was not obliging... so here they are.
Note... lined bodice...and zips! Yes, it is true...I dug back into the recesses of my mind and pulled out fourth form sewing and voila I remembered how to put in zips.
Total cost per dress...80cm of fabric $2, zip from the Sallies 20c...way better than a bought one I reckon.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
C3's fav pressie toolbox and tools
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Sharon..for correctly guessing the cake was a Yellow Hat...I shoulda know a hardcore CG fan like Sha would get that one!
Monday, September 17, 2007
"Come on, wake up everybody, I am going to be very good and shine all day and I won't hide behind any clouds" (choccy Fish for getting that quote...which is most likely paraphrased by moi)
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
The kiddoes and I *were* going to go to church...really we were...but as it happened three loads of washing and a threatening sky put paid to that idea.
We rang Grandad and Opa...even A and C managed a very tentative little conversation...the first time for either of them, my babies are growing up.
Everyone seems to be finally on the mend so I decided today all hands would be back on deck to get the necessities sorted in the morning.
However,by the time we got to hanging out the washing and E was taking things off as soon as the rest of us could hang them, A was determinedly hanging things in her own unique, artistic way, C had skived of to the bedroom to play with the cars and O...actually he was working hard Bless him...I just wanted the job done so I made the decision to bring the late afternoon video session forward just a wee smidgeon...like 6 hours.
I have this constant tension in my head between wanting to get the work done MY WAY and in some semblance of efficiency and wanting the children to develop a work ethic and the skills to be useful and appreciated teenagers-spouses-parents. Today we achieved a bit of both and then when the work was done the sun had come out so we went for a walk.
O pushed E in his very own new stroller...just for him (thanks Oma and Opa) and I pushed the terrific twosome. We walked for about 6 km, stopped at a playground, grabbed some chippies and scrambled under an obliging tree to wait out a passing shower on the way home. O only complained after almost 1 and a half hours of walking which I was impressed with, A and C threw nary a tantrum between them and E was super cute pointing at all manner of things and excitedly exclaiming, "Duh, duh, duh."
To top off a day in which not one of the rascals was sick, screaming or stubborn, J finished work early and was home at three...yaaay!
We will do Father's Day in earnest tomorrow...but today for me was a rare balance of work and play...we enjoyed each other and we enjoyed exploring more of our little town...
And O is thankful we live on a plain!