Sunday, 16 November 2008

Tears of a 13 year old boy....

today we went to a big car boot sale.

Zachary of course, (junk boy extraordinaire) came home with a few bits and pieces. One being these weird walking things. (Technical term for I don't know what the hell they are called!). They cost him all of $4.00 and he is thrilled.

(don't forget to click on the images for a much better image experience...)

Now, he is naturally very good at all balance things, always has been. That's why he was so good at gymnastics, why he learnt to ride a 2 wheeler bike by the age of 3 without training wheels and why he is fabulous at Trials Riding. (oh and riding the unicycle)

Most of the day he was running and jumping in these things - taking giant steps etc. He really enjoyed them. A few times I would hear a thump and then the words 'I'm ok' and off he would go again.

This last time, I heard a thump and an 'oomph' and then silence. Then I heard Stan say 'Are you ok?' and then I heard crying. So, being the good mum that I am, I went outside and saw him sitting in the chair. Tears rolling down his face.

Stay there, I say. I come back inside and get (nope no bandaids or ointment)

I get my CAMERA!

Ba ha ha!

He looked at me and said 'What are you doing?' I said, 'Your tears look fantastic, I just want to take a few photos....'

He looked at me as if I was stark, raving mad.

I am.

Here is the damaged knee....not too bad in the scheme of things really.

And finally - here are three more photos of him cause he looked so darn cute!!!

In this one he is saying 'dooooon't' but then started laughing....

Friday, 7 November 2008

One month in one post!

I know! I know! I am slack as....well just slack and you guys know it.

Here is a big catch up no particular order.

Melbourne Cup Weekend....well Melbourne Cup is a very famous horse race and if you live in the marvellous city of Melbourne you get the day off work, school etc. Even though it is always the FIRST Tuesday of November, many businesses and schools have the Monday off as well - effectively giving us a 4 day weekend....lots of people scarper out of town.

We were no different. We decided to take our pop top caravan down the coast to a gorgeous seaside town called Rosebud. We have relatives who live there (they are in their 80's) and they have wanted us to come down and 'stay' with them for ages. So we did. We met up with Stan's cousin, Moira down there and her friend Martin along with her two dogs Tally and Susie.

Here are just a few photos from the and also under the awning of our van. (no photos of Samuel as he was always SLEEPING!)


I couldn't resist sharing these photos of Zachary - love them!


MELBOURNE CUP DAY: Now we are not into horse racing at all, nor gambling but we came home for the BIG HORSE RACE!

We were invited to go to our friend's place not far from our home for Pizza, Swimming, a spot of Tennis and of course to watch the race!

They have the most FABULOUS house that overlooks Port Phillip Bay. They have installed a purpose built Pizza Oven in their back garden that overlooks their tennis court. It is a resort for us! And boy did we have fun.

Not only did we spend the day with lovely friends, laughing and drinking...we played tennis, ate multitudes of home made pizzas and watched the kids swim. We held a 'sweep' for the horse race - none of us were winners though. Bummer.

Such a fun day.



Well, this is a day that most kids look forward to and some absolutely dread. Thankfully Bronte is one of the former....

She is in RED team and they ended up coming second overall for the day.

Here she is with one of her ribbons. She came second in the Hurdles...

Look at that fabulous style! Laughing as she fun!


Halloween is not celebrated in our home. It is a holiday that is starting to infiltrate our Australian culture but still has not taken a great hold. Anyway, Bronte was asked to go Trick or Treating with her friend from school, Grace. Sure I said. She said I want to go as a scary cat. Easy peasy....

We had the black cape already, I bought the black dress with ruffles from Target for around $8.00, the leggings we already had, she put on Zachary's black Dunlop Volleys (a little too big but she didn't want to wear her black boots) and I made a tail out of black tights - didn't even have to cut them...just stuffed one leg with another pair of tights and wrapped the 'empty' leg around her waist - perfect!. I bought the cat ears and the makeup - probably cost me around $15 all up for the costume and she loved the 'blood' I did coming from her mouth. Oh and I bought a fab rubber rat and sewed it to her cape....

So, here she is with Grace...cute huh??