Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Baby Blues

I couldn't resist posting this picture. Seriously, look at those eyes! I know I'm biased but I think Gracie has the most beautiful eyes of anyone I know! Don't you think?

End Brag.

Erin and Isaac

My good friend Erin and her gorgeous son Isaac came over for a playdate this afternoon. I used to work with Erin at St Stephens school and together we wrangled with 30 grade threes for the year. Seems like a lifetime ago now. Erin is the most amazing teacher and I must say, we had a lot of fun that year.

Anyhow, now we are both full time mummy's and I'm so glad we have kept in contact. Who'd have thought we would now be watching our own kids play with each other. Although, as we discussed today, I think it's more tiring caring for one of your own than it was supervising 30 kids at school!

Thanks for a great afternoon, as always, Erin and Isaac!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Australia Day

I L.O.V.E. Australia Day.
Friends. Family. Food. It is by far one of my favourite days of the year. And this year certainly didn't disappoint. 

To say that this Australia Day was hot, has to be one of the biggest understatements of the year (yes I know it's only January). I think we reached a maximum of 41.5 degrees (that's Celsius for you international readers). Even our beloved air conditioner was struggling to keep the house cool by mid afternoon. 

But despite the heat, we were still able to share a good Aussie BBQ with the family and some amazing friends, both old and new. Our new friends, Anna and James and their two gorgeous boys have only been in the country for a few months and I think it is safe to say the weather this week has definitely given them a great big "Welcome to Australia"! Don't worry guys, even though it might feel it, the heat won't last forever.

One of my favourite moments of the day, however, was watching the kiddies play outside with the hose. We quickly found out that Gracie and Finley have very good aim. I think I definitely came off second best. At least we were dry in about 30 seconds and was so lovely and cool!

Thankyou to everyone who made our Australia Day a blast!
Oh and Ruth, next time, don't hesitate to bring your Super-Soaker!
It's ON!!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Gracie in the garden

What do you like to do in the garden?

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Mum's 50th Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated my mum's 50th birthday! Despite the heat we shared a beautiful High Tea at the Cottage Tea Rooms with all the family and some of mum's closest friends. The food was devine and the company second to none and I can say I think we succeeded in spoiling my mum completely! I read out a short story of mum's life, written by my Oma (mum's mum) and let's just say, emotions were running a bit high. It was an afternoon that we will all remember for a long time! I think the photos speak for themselves!

Four generations of women!