December 28, 2010

rain rain go away

come again another day... PLEASE

we are on holiday... YAY

at the caravan... YAY

it's been raining since noon... NOT YAY

and my washing really suffered.... 2 loads this morning @ $3 per load... 1 of nappies, 1 of clothes... hung them on the line, cause the wind was awesome for drying... within an hour it started pelting down... and nearly 7hrs later, it's still raining...

So I chucked all the washing in one machine {another $3} to wash again as you can't just select a spin cycle up here... and then threw it all in the dryer {$4}... *sigh* todays washing has just cost me $13

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Obviously this post is scheduled.  I'm busy spending the day with my family :) I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  I will be back in the next couple of days with photos.

December 23, 2010

A new feature

Every month on the 29th, 30th or 31st I will post what I deem to be the Picture of the Month :) I love taking photos and there is always one each month, that I think is the best... and I would like to share these with you all.  So keep your eyes peeled at the end of December

I hope you enjoy this feature as much as I will

December 19, 2010

Goodbye Primary School

Well Friday marked the official end of Primary for Paris and Josh.  Off they went to school, with gifts for their teachers and x-mas cards for their mates.

They informed me on the way to school, that it was "signing day" at school.  I enquired as to what "signing day" was and was promptly told "it's the day we sign each others shirts of course"... well of course - why didn't I know that?? I really didn't want them participating in "signing day" when I could get perfectly good money, for selling their perfectly good second hand uniform items... but alais, who am I to mess with apparently "ancient tradition" haha

School finished at 12.30 and they both headed off to their best mates houses for an afternoon of fun.  I'm not sure it's dawned on them just how different next year is going to be for them...

December 18, 2010

Proud Moment

Wednesday was Paris and Josh's Primary School Year 6 Graduation. I went along, proud as punch to be watching both Paris and Josh graduate {as I think any parent would be}
It was so awesome watching them go up on stage to collect their Graduation Certificate along with the rest of their classmates.  And they looked so nice too all dressed up in their Sunday Best.

What I was not expecting was to hear my baby girls name called out during the awards presentation. Out of 6 kids nominated for the 2010 Attitude and Effort Cup, Paris won!!!  I was soooo shocked, and proud, and close to tears all at once {luckily I held the tears in}.  I know that Paris does have an awesome attitude at school, and always gives 110% in everything she does.  I also know that she is well liked and respected by teachers and students alike, but I never in a million years expected this :)

Well done Paris, I'm so very Proud of you xx

And here are some pictures

Paris with her trophy and medal

Josh looking very swish

The two of them together

December 14, 2010

The end of an era is upon us...

or at least the end of our first 6 years at school... I cannot believe my baby girl is due to graduate from Primary School tomorrow...   She is excited about this... me - I have so many mixed emotions... my baby is no longer gonna be a "baby"... She is going to go to intermediate school, meet a whole new lot of friends {which means a whole new lot of friends parents for me to meet}, and become a young lady...

I'm not so sure I'm ready for this... but I can't stop it from happening can I??.... I feel like screaming from the top of lungs

"Stop the world - I want to hop off"

Cause thats kinda how I feel about it off... If I hop off the ride - things will remain status quo right??? LOL I'm dreaming I know...

December 12, 2010

Time for a change...

Well we think it is... but most days Cammy doesn't agree...

See he loves Madagascar 1 & 2 and Ice Age... so for the last 3-4 mths thats ALL we have been allowed to watch... this afternoon I thought I would try my luck with Finding Nemo {after all, it's just a great movie}


Success!!!! He has been glued to the movie, laughing, commentating, telling me to watch lol

YAY for change... Wonder how long we get away with not watching Madagascar???

December 08, 2010

Tis the season...

building and "fluffing" the tree

Just about ready to decorate

a little boy waits

Finally able to help :)

Nearly finished

All done

with lights

And that folks is our Christmas Tree

December 02, 2010

From the garden...

Look what I picked from our vegie garden yesterday

Peas and Brocolli - YUMMY

and we ate them with dinner last night too :)