Sunday, November 23, 2014

47/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for Week 47 of a Portrait of your child for 52 weeks.





"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James  :   With his new chicken "Diamond"
Sienna :   With her new chicken "Snowflake"
Family :   Keeping cool at Sandgate on a hot day.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

46/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for Week 46 of a Portrait of your child for 52 weeks.




"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James  :   James doing a drawing for a birthday card for his interstate cousin.

Sienna :   Enjoying the Water Dragon Lizard that has been out in the backyard every morning.                     We also have a baby one running around as well.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

45/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for Week 45 of a Portrait of your child for 52 weeks.





"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

James  :   James worked on setting up this popsicle explosion for 10 minutes and when you pull the last stick out it explodes...it's so cool.  I wrote about it here.

Sienna :   Trying her hand at some branch weaving.

Family :   Family portrait taken on a little bush walk.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week in the Life 2014 - Day 7

I'm joining in for the 6th year in Ali Edward's "Week in the Life" which I wrote about here.    So all the photos have been taken now.....it's a huge undertaking and it's great to be able to look back on our week already.  I look forward to seeing how Ail's book comes together.  I'm not sure how I'm going to put my 2014 book together yet so for now my mission is to get my 2013 book finished and printed.  It's half finished so that will be my mission between now and Christmas and also my December Daily from 2013 that's 70 percent finished.  Here's what our Day 7 looked like which was Sunday.

Sustain is the cereal this week for James.

James spent 10 minutes setting up this popsicle stick explosion which was so much fun.

James took the last stick out and then it sets off a chain reaction of them going off which was so much fun to watch and it's so cool.  Check out the many you-tube videos but here's one for starters.

We picked up a "Y" branch on our BBQ at the bush yesterday so Sienna could try some "branch weaving"

This was the start of the branch weaving.

James and Sienna checking out some more popsicle stick explosions on his iPod.

Time to make some toasted ham sandwiches for lunch.

Cooking the toasted sandwiches which were delicious, these ones had cheese on them as well.

Sienna made a cubby house in the backyard so she had somewhere to eat her lunch.

Tucked under her little cubby with a delicious lunch from Mummy.

Notes pinned to the study door which I walk past every time I go in there make me smile.

The paints that have been used and left outside by Sienna.

Time for bed and reading.

Time to read to Mummy.

In bed reading his new book from the Library.

James read on his own for 30 minutes then he read me a few pages.

Pocket Money is given out on the 1st of the month however I was a day late.
James gets $10 and Sienna gets $8.

This was taken on Monday (Day 1) however it showed the weather for most of the week of WITL.

Sunday is more ironing while watching Landline on TV.  I don't mind doing the ironing with this programme on as it's always so interesting and I look forward to it every week.  Straight after Landline is Gardening Australia I can get a good 1.5 hrs of ironing done without too much effort.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week in the Life 2014 - Day 6

I'm joining in for the 6th year in Ali Edward's "Week in the Life" which I wrote about here.  Here's what our Day 6 looked like.

Morning coffee, waiting for the kettle to boil.

Early morning TV and allowable lolly pops from Halloween (once a year).

Family BBQ to a local bush reserve.

James and Sienna went for a little bush walk with their cousin.

Off on their walk.

Time for a family photo in the bush.

The kids wanted to walk a little further than I did so I headed back and used the self timer on this one.

Lots of Kookaburra's in the trees.

Hot and bothered but eating a yummy sausage, onion and tomato sauce in a bread roll.

Lunch is good.

Some cold watermelon to finish off lunch.

Sienna was looking at the birds on the ground.

Afternoon unwinding with the iPod and you-tube.

Afternoon unwinding watching a DVD.

Halloween Treats consumed while watching the DVD.

Afternoon light on the back of the couch.

We have time limits on these devices so there was another 30 mins left before the iPod was put away.

This was after James and Sienna were playing with these sticks to make "stick explosions" however with the G20 on I decided that using the 2nd word was probably not appropriate so we renamed them "stick tricks".  Look up the first title on you-tube, awesome fun.

Week in the Life 2014 - Day 5

I'm joining in for the 6th year in Ali Edward's "Week in the Life" which I wrote about here.  Here's what our Day 5 looked like.

One of James chores each morning is to unload the dishwasher.

Sienna was doing her Mathletics homework on the laptop.

This was Sienna's homework exercise to write out instructions and bake something.

Ready to go to school for Show & Tell and share with her class.

This is the time we left home to go to school this morning.

Around the house the monopoly game still set up from a while ago as James wants to continue on with this game even though he had $41 left and was mortgaged to the hilt.

James bedroom door at nearly 11 years of age.

Sienna's bedroom door at 8 years of age.

My little Witch and Zombie ready for Halloween Trick or Treat in our neighbourhood.

Here they are with some of their best poses for the camera.

And some more poses from the Witch and the Zombie.

The Zombie, the Skelton and the Witch welcoming you to Halloween 2014.

Kids in front, parents in back as we head towards the first house for Trick or Treat.