Friday, December 31, 2010

The entertainment unit before we removed it from the lounge room. One of my favourite pieces of furniture but it just didn't fit our house so we swapped it for one that did.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Backyard cricket at Unky Grant's place.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Annabelle discovered that she could hide in the entertainment unit. She was even happy to close the doors.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The super cute, edible Christmas cake topper on a cake we were given.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Callum and Annabelle hiding. Can you find them?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Callum and Annabelle celebrating Christmas with Gramps (their great grandfather).

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Dale made his first boiled Christmas pudding this year. It was quite delicious.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Trying to get a nice photo of Callum and Annabelle in front of the Christmas tree proved to be a more difficult feat than expected!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Annabelle and Callum loved dropping in to visit their Unky Grant. He even taught them how to be tree huggers. :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas baking - 2 huge Chocolate Cherry slices. They are always a big hit.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Annabelle had a haircut as her hair was getting way too long for her to manage. She wasn't too thrilled by the experience but she held still.

Monday, December 20, 2010

We had blinds installed in the toyroom/craftroom after we noticed my craft supplies starting to fade from the excess sunlight.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our family tradition to decorate a gingerbread house. It looked great but didn't taste very nice. Next year I'll make the gingerbread myself.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annabelle had a tea party at a cafe for her birthday. She loved it, and so did her friends.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Our closest friends celebrating Nate and Ben's birthdays. Mmmm... cake!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hailstones on our outdoor table. Not bad considering it is undercover.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy 3rd birthday Annabelle. I made you a simple cake with the beautiful doll cake decoration that I had when I turned 3.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

You haven't fallen asleep on my lap in such a long time so when you did I took the time to relax, enjoy it and get extra cuddles!

Monday, December 13, 2010

You've been doing lots of chalkboard drawings lately. This one is a self portrait.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today we started a new family tradition - buying a fresh Christmas tree. So much nicer than the store bought plastic things!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I finally finished sewing the Christmas serviettes I promised Cathy. I loved them so much I was tempted to keep them!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Katy and the gigantic dessert that we shared when we went out for dinner together. In the end the dessert beat us - it was way too big for 2 people!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The present that Callum and Annabelle put under the Kmart wishing tree this year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Some of the tomatoes growing in our garden.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

At the end of year assembly Callum was so proud to receive both the English and Mathematics awards for his class. Dale and I are very proud parents.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Annabelle's first homegrown strawberries. She is so proud of her little strawberry patch and tends to it herself.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Callum and Annabelle love it when Unky Grant comes to visit. They vie for his attention, which he freely gives. Best Uncle Ever!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The first four jars of my homemade relish. Making it wasn't as hard as I had always expected to be. It is delicious!

Friday, December 3, 2010

There are lots of birthdays in December as well as Christmas, so I like to get organised early and wrap presents as I buy them.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Annabelle gave herself 'new fingernails'.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

All the coins I found on the ground in carparks or shopping centres from 01/12/09 to 30/11/10. A total of $23.10 which I donated to the MS Society.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's a wonderful day when I get to spend time with my beautiful friend Natalie. Even better when she stays overnight so I get more time the next day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm not sure why but I adore these cute little hands!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Callum and I dropped in at Granny's work to visit her on her birthday. She enjoyed introducing us to all her favourite patients.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Annabelle and Nathaniel blowing bubbles. Ah, the joys of childhood!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Callum with his self-proclaimed "Look! My mouth is a trapezium!" facial expression.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vanilla ice-cream with homegrown strawberries. Delicious!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dale had the day off work so we spent some time working on the back yard. I weeded the garden and Dale poured the concrete for the new brick wall.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spending time with friends - Annabelle with Nate and Ben.


Monday, November 22, 2010

The bags of bargain fruit and vegetables I got for $2 per bag. Most of it became relish and chutney.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Me and my other mum. One of the most inspirational, caring, encouraging women I have the pleasure of knowing.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hamming it up with my fellow 'cooker'.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Baking gluten-free shortbread cookies. We'll be seeing Natalie soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Afternoon tea to welcome the new kindy parents of 2011 to their information meeting. I still remember the P&C welcoming me not so long ago.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

As we sat and enjoyed afternoon tea together Callum showed me how many different crazy faces he could pull. He's quite a character!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My current method of folding washing. Lots of small piles on the futon which I get Callum and Annabelle to put away.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Broccoli harvested from our backyard garden.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Annabelle and Granny having a tea party. Annabelle likes to serve the food and drink.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My happy little chicken!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Annabelle asked for a pinata for her birthday party. We saw this Dora one today. Annabelle gave Dora a big cuddle to welcome her.