Monday, November 30, 2009

christmas time

I LOVE Christmas, it would have to be my most favourite time of the year. i love the festivity, the magic, the anticipation, the giving, watching little eyes shine. it is a busy time of year for us with Arch's birthday on the 22nd and Hugo's on the 8th Jan but i love all the entertaining that goes with this.
we always do annual Christmas drinks at our place and i spend weeks excitedly pouring over recipe books to find new ideas and then days cooking... my favourite way to spend a day a house full of people and cooking food for them.
today Hugo was home sick so i decided that seeing he was here we would put the tree up a day early. i think after an hour of watching me trying to get the lights "just right" the boys went and found something else to do. .....
anyhoo eventually my lights were almost OK , and the three of us decorated the tree.

i have wonderful memories of decorating our family tree and now decorating our tree with my boys is precious. i love decorating the tree and as i sat amongst the decorations reminiscing about Christmas's' past and events/holidays we have had that we have collected ornaments i am thankful for all the happy times and memories i have with my family. i hope the boys will continue to enjoy this time and our traditions will be forged into our memories. this year i started a new tradition. we have placed an advent wreath on our table and each night we light a candle. Last Sunday was the first Sunday of advent so we light one candle. we continue this each night this week, then next Sunday we light 2, and so on until the Sunday before Christmas all candles are lit. having a centre piece at the table is a nice way to think about the true meaning of Christmas. i discovered this tradition from playgroup. i have also created (almost) an advent calender filled with statements/thoughts/activities/things to do on the particular day as well as a treat.

after reading the blog 13mimosa i am inspired to post everyday up to and including christmas. a way to remember christmas 2009.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

kinder orientation

a visit to our local kin year. my baby has grown up.der for Archies orientation session for 3 year old kinder next
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

christmas presents

new material ready and waiting for me to start making.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

a visitor

to our pool after the heavy rain.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I'm not so sure....
but even though it doesn't look it there are piles of organised chaos...
:: Christmas presents
::advent calender
:: decorations
:: Christmas stockings for work
:: birthday presents

if only there were a few more hours in each day..
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

ring of celebration

after a busy morning at our school fete i headed off to the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School's fete. this is where Arch goes to playgroup.
i did a quick whip around as it was so so hot but i stumbled on this gorgeous ring of Gnomes.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

my little artist

Hugos school fair was today, and in the hall they had an art exhibition of students work. here are two of Hugo's.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

where have i been?

making 100 of these.... for kids to decorate at the fair on saturday.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009


nothing like leaving things to the last minute...
i finished 6 little tutu bears and 6 pirate bears at about 11.30 last night.
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

summer is here

its hot hot hot. this morning the boys were up early, out by the pool at 730am. i took them out breakfast. we had lunch and dinner by the pool ana at 7pm they tumbled into bed after a fun day by the pool
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

what am i going to do?

with these two bears and about 10 others.
i have put my hand up to decorate these bears to sell for our school fete. i can decorate them anyway i like......
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

my little skiier

first time on water skis, and what a great job he did...
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weekend away

Cup Day weekend :: 4 days
a weekend of camping at Eildon with good friends.
these photos were early morning, this is the bit i love about camping :: early risers, tumbling out of the tent to start exploring the day
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