Sunday, April 20, 2014

STILLS: A WEEKLY COLLECTION - CAMPING EDITION (WEEK 16)

Linking up with Em at The Beetle Shack for this weeks stills.  We went camping to Neurum Creek Bush Retreat which was fantastic.  NCBR is very family friendly and great for kids and we had a wonderful time even though it rained the first day and night and then it fined up after that.  I took along our camp oven and did some camp oven cooking and made scones and roast chicken and veggies which were very tasty.

James and Sienna getting the fire ready for the evening.

It's so nice to sit around a camp fire chatting and watching the flames.

Just coming back from a visit to the creek.

Donna and Sienna at the creek.

The billy on the boil for our morning cuppa.

James and Sienna going for a paddle in the creek with the boats.  The creek is only about a metre deep.

Cooking scones in the camp oven and we had them with butter on golden syrup which were fantastic.

This was the evening dinner of Maple Syrup and Soy Chicken with roast potato, carrots and corn.

Donna relaxing by the fire.

James playing at the creek.

Early morning visit to the creek still in her pj's.

Cooking some popcorn over the fire.

Breakfast of Nutra Grain which is our "camping breakfast" by the fire.

Packing up the tent we found this little fellow on top.

Family photo by the fire making popcorn.

 Some silly photo by Platypus Pond.

Sienna enjoying a paddle in our boat.

More boating up the creek.

James and Sienna going for a paddle in the creek.

James at the bike track.

Sienna heading off to the bike track.

Marshmallows over the fire.

Cuddles by the fire while the chicken and roast veggies cook.  Loving the outdoor kitchen.

Donna at our camp site enjoying the sunny weather and blue skies after the day of rain.

On the way back from Platypus Pond.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

16/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity to take a portrait of your child every week for 52 weeks. 



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

James :   Starting the camp fire while it was still raining.
Sienna :  My little nature lover found this big Earth Worm on the road.
Family :  I took the opportunity while we were camping to get a few photos of the 3 of us below.


Waiting for the scones to cook in the camp oven.

Cooking some popcorn over the camp fire.

Platypus Pond at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat

Morning coffee and cuddles with James and Sienna.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

STILLS: A WEEKLY COLLECTION (WEEK 15)

Linking up with Emma at The Beetle Shack for Weekly Stills.

A morning of skating, James in the red shirt with Sienna coming up behind him in blue and pink.

This one loves skating too.

And the fancy hire skates in 2014.

A treat after all that energy was burned off skating.

Big logs are great for photos, taken at Cedar Creek.

A photo set up to look like James is pushing this big rock.

And me putting my feet in the clear water.

Beside my bed.  Words from Sienna for Mother's Day last year.

Making Chinese Dumplings for the very first time and they were a huge hit with the kids.


Our favourite Five Seed Loaf of bread we made for toast in the mornings.

The extent of our carrot crop.

Playing a new card game on my bed. James got a "Family Card Game" book from the library this week.

James heading off up the street with a school friend for a play date (he calls them hang outs as play date is for little kids he says)


15/52 - "The 52 Project"

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity to take a portrait of your child every week for 52 weeks. 






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

James :   Skimming rocks on the water at Cedar Creek.
Sienna :  Enjoying the little water fall at Cedar Creek & my little adventurer.  I can't decide which photo, which one do you like the best.
Family:   Two family photos taken at Cedar Creek to add to my collection.