Sunday, December 30, 2007

A lazy Sunday

In preparation for tomorrow night (NYE08!) we thought it best to spend this afternoon just hanging out at home and, as usual, getting up to the odd bit of mischief whereever possible...

... like trying Dad's bike gear on - complete with the helmet!

What do you think?

Then we moved on to an early dinner. I thought it was 'my turn' to feed Fletch his yoghurt so I had a go...

... it was a little 'hit and miss' but he ate most of it and enjoyed it too, I think!

Friday, December 28, 2007

And so this is Christmas

We had a busy Christmas day this year which started off with, of course, presents!

I got this cool doll house...

... and Fletch got this really neat racing car track. Thanks Santa!

Then we headed over to Pa's place for lunch. It wasn't long before Fletch got into his bon-bon to get his party hat out!

Hey! Where's the pudding?!?

And apparently it's 'tradition' to play ball sports in the backyard that usually require much greater space than the average backyard provides. I'm suppose to hit something with this thing?

Then we went to Aunty Christine's to catch up with some other cousins. Jack's a big trampoline fan too! Hope you all had a great Christmas and we'll see you in the new year!!

At home

We've been hanging out at home quite a bit lately and thought we'd share some pics Mum took of us. But first... a flashback to July '06! Remember this?!?

Yes, when Ali first started to stand she had a thing for removing the contents of the pantry.

Well, it seems it's a case of "like sister, like brother". I didn't like those onions in there anyway!

... and these cerial boxes should be on a different shelf anyway.

A cute 'backyard hug' photo

Hey Fletch! It's raining!

Really? That might be another reason why my backside is feeling a little wet at the moment.

Luna Park!

It's been a while since we last posted... sorry about that but we had a little problem with the internet connection at our house (lighting strike - still don't have a phone but that's another story)...
Anyway, earlier in the month we went to a Christmas party at...

... it was sooooo much fun ...

When we saw this place, we thought it looked like fun so we thought we'd check it out ...

Cool slide! I know, I don't look like I'm enjoying it but I insisted on going back for another go at least three times...

Then we went to check out this really neat ride (I'm cheering on the inside) ...

Then, it was time for lunch (something that always puts a smile on Fletch's face)

The fact that Santa was there put a big smile on my face too
Can we come back some other time?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

C'mon down to Clown Town!

After several days of rain and no 'outside playtime', Mum took Ali and I to Clown Town today!
It all started with Ali asking Mum this morning "Alisongobouncybouncycastle? Alisongobouncybouncycastle?" so... off we went!

... and here it is! A really cool indoor jumping castle for little people like us! (i.e. under 3's)

But it wasn't long before Ali saw the 'big kids' play area and wanted to go there. She got a bit sad when Mum said no but had some fun on this little "upthestairsupthestairsanddowntheslide"

As for me, well, I was happy with some wall puzzle things...

... maybe next time we come I'll be big enough to tackle this slide! Can't wait...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mr Mischeif

I just thought I'd make myself useful by helping Dad sort out his sock drawer.

It's a bit of a mess, so I figured I'd help him get started with it...

Ok, I think this one should go in the "sappy Disney collection" pile. Were these fashionable at some point in time??

This job is going to be bigger than I first thought. Ok, Dad, the rest is up to you - I'm outta here!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Strawberry tarts!

Hello! I was watching Fifi and the Flowertots this morning and noticed my favorite character (Fifi, of course) was making strawberry tarts for her friend Primrose. They looked kinda easy to make so I thought it would be within my Mum's capabilities to have a go at making them...

Turns out Mum had made them before when she was little (a really, really, REALLY long time ago) with her Grandma. They use to use the leftover pastry from making apple pies to make strawberry tarts. She even managed to find her Grandma's recipe!

Just testing to make sure the pastry is right before we cut out the circles...

The finished product! We didn't quite have enough strawberry jam so we went with some mango jam for half of them...

Quality control: just checking that the mango jam is ok before they go in the oven

and... voila! The finished product! Maybe could have used a little more jam but otherwise... yummo!

p.s. Fletch gave his approval too... although he's still saying the muffins are better!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Postcard from Port

We went on a little holiday this week to Auntie Tricia's house at Port MacQuarie. It was great!

Auntie Tricia has a really nice big backyard that's fun for playing and sometimes she gets visitors there...

... like this guy who came to visit too while we were there!

We saw the pelicans on the wharf...

... and went for a ride on a ferry which was fun ...

(I'm not really praying we make it back safely, it just looks like that)

And we had fun playing with bubbles in the bath too!

Did anyone see where that bubble went??

The park was lots of fun too....

... even for a little guy like me!

And a visit to Auntie Tricia's just wouldn't be complete without... the beach!

Dora: Queen of the (sand) castle!

I love the feel of sand between my ... fingers?

The texture is interesting, but it tastes a little funny (or maybe it's just that I've got a heap of it in my nappy).

Never mind, I'll just play in this big puddle instead!

Hey Fletch! That's not a puddle! It's the mote for my sandcastle!

Thanks Auntie Tricia for having us stay over and for lots of fun!

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On a sabbatical from teaching, currently working as full-time Mum