Just because my kids crack me up.

A conversation I overheard yesterday:

M.  Guess what Amelia?!

A.  What?

M.  No, you have to guess.

A.  I can’t guess, I used up all my guesses yesterday, remember?

M.  Well, I can’t tell ya.

A.  Ohhh, alright then…Dad let you help push the lawn mower?

M.  Nup.

A.  You saw the dogs up close yesterday?

M.  Nup.

A.  You like the curly slide at the park?

M.  No.

At this point I realised exactly why Amelia had used up her guesses yesterday and figured that this could go on all day so I offered some advice.  “Amelia has had three guesses already so when she gets to five if she hasn’t guessed, Mitchell has to tell.”

After two more failed attempts I heard.

A.  Right, Mitchell, that’s five, now, tell!

And, so with great gusto he shouts:  NIGHT ANIMALS!!!

A.  Oh…


Trying to think of a post title always makes my brain stop working.

First things first:  Huge apologies for the disappearing post that went up and down all in the one day recently!  A few people have asked me what happened…I was working on a large post (which I still have not got around to finishing) and thought I’d be really cool and do it on my iPad, with the wordpress app, and when I went to save it for later it published itself, so then I had to go and get it back and put it into drafts where it belongs.

Life here has been busy.  Sam has now finished his first year of uni, so glad to have it over and also happy with how it went.  We’re 25% of the way though the degree now, only three more of what we’ve been through, which to be honest went super quickly, and then we’re done!  Do you like all the ‘we’s’ there?  It feels like I’m doing a uni degree too  🙂

After Sam’s last exam we went away for a week.  We spent a few nights in Port Macquarie with Sam’s parents, and while we were there, left the kiddies with Grandma and Grandad for a night and went and stayed in a cabin in South West Rocks, and, I don’t think they even missed us.  At the end of the week we went to Sydney to stay with Meaghan and family, where Mum, Dad and Tain were also staying for the weekend, and had a grand ol’ time with everyone there before making an epic trip to Ikea and and then travelling home!  It was a big and fun week.  🙂

I spent last week washing, washing, washing –ten loads in all– and then this week has been full of gardening, groceries, and the beginnings of more renovations!  Today the carpet in the dining/lounge area was pulled up and we’re looking forward to getting all the gaps filled, sanding, finishing and having smooth timber floors.

The kids and I are flying to Qld on Monday to spend a week with the family up there, and we are so looking forward to it.  I’m busting to meet little Seth!!!

Anyway, just a note to let you all know we’re still here, and I ended up rambling so I’ll go.  Hopefully I’ll be in touch here again soon!

Photo by Sam.