Archive for October, 2008

Oct 18 2008

Quiet saturdays…

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Do you ever get the feeling your family just needs to go out and enjoy the sunshine? Well, Saturday was the perfect day for that. We drove up to Emerald, checked out the trains, played at the playground, and did a little shopping!

Cassandra had a great time! Steph wasn’t feeling the best….When we went shopping, I noticed that Lachlan and Alycia were holding hands, how cute is that? There seems to be a mutual respect between them which is wonderful. When I took the photo, they were a little embarrassed, but I assured them that it was great to see that they cared for each other.

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Oct 16 2008

Jamie Oliver

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I just wrote a comment on Jamie Oliver’s blog about his show “The Ministry of Food”. I think that he has brilliant ideas, and that he is really making a differance to people’s health. I did have to ask him to try and tone down the language though, it really wrecks the show. You are never to old to change bad habits Jamie!

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Oct 16 2008

School and other such things..

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We had a normal day of school today, lunch, and then finished delivering some pamphlets for the fete.

Steph and Lach went to Science class, I went home with the younger children, cooked, cleaned (still boiling up water, ugh). I also made some more marble bags, and some finger towels (I’m such a bad sewer!), if they don’t sell, I will use them.

 The children went for a walk with the neighbourhood children. One child said that they would have to swear to fit in…thankfully our children don’t agree with them. One boy is angry with me, because a few days ago he told Camden (our 6 year old) to say something really gross. I have never heard such filth before, even as an adult! I went over to his house, to have a quiet word with him, he was in the shower, so I spoke to his mum. I was calm, and she was gracious. Unfortunatly he learns things from his older brothers!! It really makes me sad to think that children speak about things which are holy, in a defiled manner. Please pray for all of these children.

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Oct 15 2008

A Couple of Days…

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Monday was “Pakenham Arrows” our homeschooling group. This week I taught the children to make Pizza! I hadn’t made this base before so it was a bit of a gamble, but most ate it for lunch. I just remembered that I forgot to hand out the recipe cards, ugh!

At night I went to a women’s meeting at the college. It was encouraging to hear that God is faithful in the lives of those women who’s husbands have gone out as ministers, and for those waiting their turn, so to speak…

OH, the most exciting news..

Thanks Nicky, for finding a new monkey for Alycia!

Tuesday we had a great day of school, and at lunch we delievered a basket of muffins to someone that we hadn’t ever met in person before. It was a little awkward really, although our intentions were good..

As we left, I saw an opp shop that I hadn’t been in before, and I found this bargain, skates for $4! Ok, so I’m an 80’s girl, I can’t wait to go skating with the trendy inline skaters..

Today we dropped off some “stuff” for our church fete which is next sat. and we delivered some pamphlets around Upwey/Tecoma….ugh, haven’t they heard of foot paths??? I’m sure I looked like a red tomato climbing up those roads.

Does this fur coat make me look big?

 We are still lighting the difficult hot water system twice a day (well, Jared is, because I haven’t figured it out yet), hopefully it will be replaced later this week…I miss hot water on demand. Am I spoilt? I think I am.

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Oct 12 2008

Five little ducks….

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We went to church yesterday as a family to Belgrave Heights, which was nice. Afterwards some went letter box dropping, and shared a sausage sizzle. Steph and Lach did the hard yards, while the rest of us went home. Our little neighbour was waiting for us, she kept Cassandra entertained, and Camden bothered! After 4 hrs of loud people I said that they had to stay out side for more than one minute, and then they all started banging on the door including the boy across the road. Ok, I’m not so tuff, the back doors weren’t locked, so up they all came, and guess what they had? Two ducklings!

Knowing our history with pets (they all die), I sent the children over to the nieghbours who have living pets…they decided to call the RSPCA.

This is a picture of Camden. One day he will be a girl’s Knight in shining armour!

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Oct 11 2008

Assembly and other such things..

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This week we stayed at the Victoria Hotel. We were there because of Assembly, this is when all the ministers of the Victorian Presbyterian Church meet together to discuss important issues. Jared is the business convenor so he isn’t able to wag, he has to sit up the front, and sort out all the business… On the other hand, the children and I get to enjoy the extra week off. We went to the aquarium, on the free city circle tram, swimming, and that was all on Monday. There was a service at night, a minister’s wives dinner on Tuesday, a mission lunch on Wednesday and a very long PWMU meeting on Thursday. I was hoping to see my dad on Thursday afternoon, but the meeting took too long! Both my phone and Steph’s phone was out of credit, so they didn’t work, so it made it all a little complicated.

We saw a lovely dress that Steph liked, but we later discovered that just the jacket was $200, so we gave it a miss..

We saw the ugliest handbag..

and we discovered what happened to Skippy, the bush kangaroo..

My beautiful children are so patient in all of these meetings..

It was good to see Jared for lunch too!

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Oct 03 2008

A bit of this and a bit of that.

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Last night we had two neighbourhood girls stay over, so we had a lounge full of children. Pancakes were on the menu for breakfast. We had run out of hot water , so I called a plumber to check out our hot water system.   Jared thought it was broken but…..after hearing what the plumber was going to charge just for coming out $80 and $20 per 15 min,Jared checked again, and guess what….it works now! We saved money!

 This morning I dropped the girls off to the roller skating rink, and then came home to prepare tea. We had some good friends over for tea (are you reading this Lian?). Although all the children were over tired, it was nice to catch up. I played bad mother by letting my two year old stay up past 9pm, she is already asleep….

Ok, so the table didn’t look like this, but we can dream can’t we?

Check out these cute doilies, I found them on ebay, I’m just looking I swear!

I really like this rolling pin, any one know where you can buy them? They probably cost a mint.

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Oct 01 2008

To the Zoo

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Last night we went to a friend’s birthday, it was a nice night out. We left at 10pm when Jared started to look a little pale (he isn’t a night owl).

 Today we went to the Zoo. My sister Nicky has been working there for nearly a year, and was able to get us in for free, bonus! Nicky also arranged for us to touch the giant Tortoise, it was amazing! There were four in the enclosure, one weighing over 150kg. They were all about 70-90 years old. I figured that maybe our grandchildren will one day see the same tortoise (they live to be about 200 years old). Thank you Nicky for this opportunity. The children were also spoilt in that Nicky let them buy a toy for $20 each. Cammy got a tiger, Alycia a monkey puppet, Lachlan a Meerkat, Cassandra a turtle, and Steph a real cactus! Unfortunatly Alycia accidently put her toy down when she took her jumper off, and was unable to find it once she realised that she didn’t have it. You can imagine how she held back her tears, she was very unspoilt, my heart broke.

                                                                       MISSING IN ACTION!

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