Thursday, April 28, 2011

Polly Dolly/ wedding guest

Wedding Guest

I just love the romantic colours of red and black..This dress does it for me.

Shoes always take me the longest to pick out (even when I'm buying thongs/flipflops)These shoes are the ones I kept going back to..must be the ones.

Earrings had to be drop, choker, I feel suits these dresses,

Head band was a must from my nieces handmade collection, find her gorgeous stuff here.

Clutch or gold chained...what can I say wish I had this in my it!!

Camera is a take lots of photos of yourself, lol. lets face it, how often do we get a chance to dress up and look this damn good?

Present. Just love to shop for the best wrapping and spend lots of time making sure it looks the best on the gift table.hehe

Now the DATE, if yours don't look the best...go all out and rent one! This is my dream date. OH and don't forget to get lots of photos of yourself with him..

Friday, April 22, 2011

What do you do for Easter?

Today we all went to movies to see hop..I loved it because all the questions the kids ever asked me were answered,why didn't they make this move 20 years ago? My youngest kids Lacey and Jaycob know now where Easter-bunny lives and how all the eggs get made. I loved the movie and will defs be making the smurf movie my next screening..looks fab especially when I grew up with the smurfs and collected all the little fellows from the BP each time we got fuel.

Then when we got home we finished of our paper machete egg and made little foam eggs..

Kirsty made some chocolate noodle nests very yummmmy 


Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the road again.

Early morning departures are best..for kids anyway, not so kind to driver..Left at 1am after driver (hubby) had a few hours sleep. Got to Kirsty's at 9am. Kids were great all slept most of the way..Early bed for us all tonight.. Summer had a big sleep at lunch time to catch up on a bit..

Always a big week-end to cram as much as we can into the time we have together. started with a trip to shops to see what Easter bunny had on display this year. Got our supplies for what we needed to make our Easter cupcakes...They looked just so special and we all loved them and tasted damn good too with hot cuppa tea..

Then we made a huge paper machete Easter egg to hang up..its will be finished off tomorrow when it drys. Started bad as we had one layer of paper with flour glue on and the balloon burst and all 5 of us was covered in paper and flour glue..We made a huge mess on BBQ table..all good in end tho, will be fun decorating it tomorrow.

We have more goodies to make tomorrow again....... cheers

Friday, April 15, 2011

Family time : )

Do the professions have it right? Does computers stop family from spending time together? Maybe so in some families..I also don't like kids in bedrooms with computers all the time.

Young people can become socially isolated if they're sitting for hours and hours and don't get to interact. This in any case is true if the kids are left alone and not encouraged to talk about and show you what they are doing or have learnt/found on the net..
I might be just wrong here. I love the net. I have got many friends I talk to online. I am fussy who I interact with.Only takes a comment or a word and I can delete them as quick as I can say hello to them..That's the choices we have.

My sister and family and 2 of my children live 8hrs drive and more away..I don't think I would cope in the old the days with no Internet..they are just a click away..I see and interact with them every day, get to see pictures they take and read little messages every day to what they did that day, how they are feeling. They must feel secure knowing I am here just a button away and will reply to a question or message in less than a day.

Where my teens are concerned with facebook and other social networks. I'm constantly making sure they know the people they talk to and added are family or friends of family they know and age acceptable.With the kids living with me, I have access to their passwords  and have the right, they know I will disconnect them if they show disrespect for me or the net.

We love to have our dinner in front of the tv and watch a show we all like and can enjoy together. We fight we laugh we talk about shows we watch..Some families watch tv in separate rooms. I don't know, but some how , maybe because they were bought up young watching the programs I like, my kids also like them shows now and watch as well.

 I can honestly say we spend a lot of time on the computers, we also know how important it is to play outside, we have many afternoons playing cricket, soccer and washing cars and mucking around in yard and love the  family BBQ as much as the Norms and Ducans do.


 Do the professionals base their views of the Internet as a content medium, rather than a communications medium. This is still the way the entertainment industry views the Internet, but it's not the way most people actually use it. Email, instant messaging, writing blogs, writing in forums, etc., are all means of communicating -- and they get the most use online. Passive content consumption is a small part of what makes the Internet what it is -- so why do people keep making proposals based on the idea that this is all people do online?

Our family is very social  when on computers and laptops. We all enjoy the Sims game, watching and taking an interest in each others houses and families they create. The  kids all get involved in football with their dad and have these weird fantasy teams they talk about and spend hrs discussing players and points and shit  (lol).
Facebook is another thing we discuss a lot, showing each other family and friends photos that we may have  or not have on our own walls..We look at comments and  all have a comment about the comments with out putting up a comments most times...( good sentence there Now if the teens have something they don't want me to see or know I won't be impressed they better delete it while they got  chance and before I see it.. and the ones that I do get to see they always have  something written along the lines that this comment or post wont be on wall long when Mum sees it. (sneaky little brats)

Anyways enough said.. maybe I'm the strange one here, but we love our computers and laptops muchly..not to say we don't do everything else others say is a better option..Now my kids know all the card and board games that we drag out and play probably more than the so called  *best family* does..All my kids know their poker hands and  can pile or lose card chip like a pro.

Tonight was a special Sims night because Summer (grand daughter 15mths) can now be apart of the fun and join in with her very own laptop. And her laptop is very educational with letters, her name, numbers, fruit and animals which all can be easily changed as she gets older.

What do you your family a weird , wonderful one like mine?



Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Polly Dolly Bride

This week was a fun Polly Dolly theme which I had to be in..I have only been following Polly for 2 with this week being bride I had to jump in..Its a lot of fun, brings you back to playing barbies or cardboard cut out dolls or even the later (sims)..
If you want to play along each week pop over to Danimezza's blog here and check out every ones no limit credit card spend on a dream wedding outfit and accessories..have fun, I did.

 I searched for a dress for hrs..and still came back to my daughters dress it was just stunning and romantic,softest lace and gold embroidery (have to touch it to feel its beauty) The perfume- first thing when I go up town, head to the closest chemist and use the testers, so I smell good all day (lol, I know sneaky hey,but the price is rediculess) wine-browns brothers  is way to go, love it! All the rest I found shopping for hrs on line and maxing out my credit card ( so good not to have to look at the price, just love it and buy it,  way to go me!!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

week-end that was

Most times my weekend are just like every other day, just more people here through day to make a bigger mess for me to deal with Monday morning, unless I get the cleanup bug as I make my way around the house to turn off and cover up the bodies already asleep, some nights it takes me and hr to walk to my bed via the mess...but  love it when I wake in morning and don't have to face it along with the school morning.

Saturday...dulldrums was broken with  a morning at a baby-shower. The games were the good old favs, guess the choc in nappy, guess the length of string that goes around the big-bubba-tummy (won by Emily my daughter), don't say 'baby' collection game...I took along a plate (not because we had to, but because I could not wait to host a baby-shower to make these)

chocolate cookies,condense milk balls dipped in white chocolate(changed blue) BIG HIT!
(made and prep'd Friday night)

Sleep-in Sunday was great, then spent day on pc with facebook and twits, helped daughter#2 with getting a virus protection and sims3 onto her new laptop (which was made difficult for both because her little gem wanted to play with her laptop as well (luckily Nannie kept that old laptop that was living in the mess cupboard for bits and bops) then I uninstalled and reinstalled the sims3 on kids pc while the kids and Granddaughter trashed the house with toys and crumbs.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mum! "I'm not in grade 1"


When is my last child not my baby? Last child or not they are all my babies and all way will be.
Getting kids ready for school and about to go out to car, I was asking my last baby did he have  his school-bag, lunch, homework .... he yells at me telling me "mum, I'm not in grade 1" ok ok *giggling*( he is in grade 2) off we go..get all way to school and guess what? NO hat! Mum can you bring back my hat? HA! "nope, your not in grade 1, are you?" looks like its shed play for that baby today.
Driving home thinking, am I being harsh? hmmmmm Nope, I'm teaching.
Having a coffee at pc going through photos for my what was going to be my next blog. GeeWizz, so many photos of my  babies on file. What a good chance to remember my last baby is growing up and growing up fast.


Kirsty trying to convince Jaycob her cooking is good.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bra's are handy!! I recon.

Where do I start? today (after chores of course) I was visiting favourite bloggers, came across this Daddy blog. before going to this blog read on please.

NOW this got me thinking and along with laughing.......I am a culprit of this. I also think this was past on to me, for I remember from an early age this is where my grandma and mother got  a tissue from to wipe a tear or my messy face. Lots of times a $1 note magically appeared from here on trips to the shop or markets for an ice cream or treat for us grandchildren/children..was  before the day of practical mobile phones, now that would have been rediculess with this stuck in your bra.

So, for me this has always seemed a handy place for these 3 items that we should never leave home without when you have children...even around the house while washing, ironing and cleaning and peeling vegies these things are good to keep close..I ask these mere males how odd would it look or difficult would it be if we did these chores with our handbags attached to us? hmmmmmm.. now we could all clip on a (bumbag) but I have never came across one of these that could even go close to looking good out or at home, if they did we would not need to buy those expensive fashion items  for every outfit called handbags, even if the makers did try hard to make them a fashion thing.I think not!!    

So i'm for all those mums that have sooooo  many jobs to do at same time..If this trend does not worry or upset you or the ones that love you, feel free to keep useful items in your bra/handy-holder.

Honey, have you seen my phone?
NOW for all you men with a SHED, when was a cold beer  a TOOL for the shed??...I for one am sure that in most aussie sheds you will find a fridge full of these!!

In case my comment did not make publication its here's what I said.

Penny says:

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April 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Well here I am, come arrest me..I think the bra is so very handy at all you just made me realize my bra IS my handbag. LOL.because us mums are very good multi-tasking, we don't always need our hand bag, but are sure to need our two hands, a phone,a tissue/hankie and a $5/10 note comes in handy many times all of which I carry in my bra most days. I think this is a great post and now think I will blog it myself ..hope you don't mind…now I want to know something from you, since when is a nice cold beer a tool? I would not be wrong in saying in most aussie sheds you will find a fridge full of these, will I not? cheers!!