Saturday, 27 September 2008

Leaving the nest....

today, my youngest boy is leaving us for 4 nights and 5 days.

He is 12 years old.

He is going on Trials Bike Riding Camp with other quite a few other guys his age and older. It is a big step for him as he loves to be with people he knows.

Last year, he went and it was a bit of a trauma. He took his brother's mobile phone 'just in case' and lo and behold on the 2nd morning I had two voice messages from him around 5.00am in the morning. He sounded distressed - not as distressed as I because I didn't get the messages until after 10am!

Turns out he had had a bit of an 'accident' in bed. I had already told him what to do if that happened as it was a bit of an issue then but I guess there is nothing like having mum around if something really happens. In the end though, he managed. Yay!

So, he is leaving tonight and we haven't had bed wetting issues for a very long time now so he is feeling confident. I still worry for him though. It is a long time to be away from his family and being surrounded by all those males!

They will be learning from the best riders we have here in Australia and he is very excited about that.

I will miss him.

He is my constant child this middle boy.

He balances our family.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Holidays + Sun = Visit to Beach

Today I took the youngest two down to our local beach here in Melbourne - just a 5 minute drive from our home is the famous Brighton Beach. Famous for its ridiculously expensive but oh, so colourful, bathing boxes....

Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day....





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Monday, 22 September 2008

I have a new look....

well, I haven't but this blog has....I was inspired by Busy Mum who 'pimped' her blog and I think hers looks fabulous!

Mine is basic but then I think we suit basic!

But check out the new look of Bronte and her friend - what a cack!

Feral daughter....that is all I can say


about this photo of Bronte really!!

Taken yesterday at the motorbike track....

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Hi...I have a new am just going to post my favourite

photos so far....

Taken at the christening of a friends' yacht...







This one is the colours...


Here is a series of photos that I took because Bronte discovered this heart shape shadow in the boys room....

Carpet With a Heart

Here it is on the carpet. So then, Bronte and Zachary decided to lie down and get the heart on them...

This one is Bronte...


This is Zachary....


and this is Samuel's most loved Teddy, Flopsy - with an upside down heart...

Flopsy with a Heart