Thursday, November 29, 2007

Choo Choo

A quick post before heading off to swimming. This is Bailey and Nathan playing with their new wooden train set. This type of play usually lasts for about 15minutes and then the train tracks are split apart, spread over the house and sometime used to hit Grandma over the head!!

Question: What happens if three of your favourite bloggers haven't posted a blog for a week - blogging withdrawal symptions, similar to lack of Diet Coke!

I have a to-do-list the size of Mt. whatever and unfortunately can usually find some other reason for not doing what is on the list. I am the Queen of avoidance behaviour . . . something that I'm working hard on to fix, but old habits die hard.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sleepy tiger and boys on the run

This is our scary sleepy tiger. Last Saturday while shopping there was a face painter at the chemist. Nathan would not have a bar of the poor lady, she only managed to put some glitter paint on his forearms. He wouldn't even be up for twinkle twinkle! To be fair he wasn't very well and had a runny nose, so it was probably a good thing. Bailey was definitely up for being a scary tiger and Andrew had sooooooooo much fun teaching him to 'raaaarrrrrr' and bare his teeth. By the time we got home (where the camera was) Bailey had become a sleepy tiger. He could barely keep his eyes open for this picture and then it was straight into bed, sheets to be washed later.

Later the same day . . . . . .

Sometimes the skills your children learn aren't necessarily the ones that you want. Bailey was determined to go for a walk Saturday afternoon, and decided to open the gate himself, with Nathan not too far behind. Now while I can applaud the skills and determination needed to get the gate open, I'm not too thrilled about the potential for escapades near the road. Time for some Bailey-proof locks I think.
Its' been a hectic week and I've barely had time to think. Andrew and I are off to Daylesford this weekend, staying in an 1860's townhouse B&B, with a spa bath and huge shower. Saturday night will be a relaxing and child free dinner and Sunday a sleep in past 7am!!!! Can't wait. Have charged the batteries on the camera and I'm raring to go. Hope yours is as enjoyable.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Cool Flower

How cool is this photo. I can't take any credit, my sister Jenni took it with her new wizbang macro tube thingy. Can you believe this is a seaside daisy - that's a seriously small flower.
I've been thinking about how I can do this photo justice in some delicate watercolour, the translucent quality would be a challenge to capture, but given how I've been feeling lately that kind of challenge would be good.
Haven't blogged for awhile, been feeling uninspired and seriously bummed. I'm trying to implement some solutions that should hopefully send me in an upward motion rather than a downward spiral.
Photos like these make me really happy, I could stare at it for ages and not get bored by it's contours, shapes, and sheer beauty.