Saturday, 10 September 2011

Ten on Ten - September

I am linking up again this month with  the 10 on 10 photo project. I am always taking photos throughout the day of little snippets of life. I like to show 10 of them here once a month on the 10th. I hope you enjoy!

I'm starting with a photo of me (taken by my Dad) in about 1975(?) - it's my bonus pic. This morning I was looking through some old photos Mum had scanned for me from my childhood, I especially loved this one - those were the good old days, not a care in the world.
Me Flying
Millenium Falcon
Luca celebrated his 7th Birthday yesterday, this is what he spent most of the day building today.
Birthday Cards
Luca's Birthday cards.
Birthday Books
A present from Uncle Ben tonight.
The beautiful inscription.
The Boys Room
Kitchen Open
The kitchen was OPEN tonight, we had a family BBQ for dinner.
Dinner Guests
The table was set.
A Glass of Rose
The Rosé was poured.
Angry Bird Cake (Day 2)
Yesterday's leftover Angry Birds birthday cake was lit up again tonight. A little worse for wear, but still just as yum! Caramel mud cake!
A Long Day
It was a long day for this 7 year old. Goodnight Beautiful Boy...
ten on ten button

Rebekah says:
"The 10 on 10 project has grown to be a fun and interactive way for blogger's from all around the globe to document a snap shot of their lives, once a month on the tenth, taking a photo  every hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding life and beauty among the ordinary things of our day. To participate simply visit the blog on the tenth of the month and add your blog to the linky party so that all can check out your day!" 

Go to Rebekah's blog to link up and to add a button to your side bar too, support the project! It's fun!

Thursday, 8 September 2011


Hmmm... I'm wondering what to do while the kids are out with Gramps.
Should I get some drawing done?

Finish last weeks painting?

Finish sewing Remi's pirate quilt?
Pirate Quilt

Build my new desk?
Tidy the house?
Messy Home
Fold the washing?
Messy Home
Or, sit and have a nice cuppa?
Tea Photography

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Just Lovely

Quilling card from A. Diana

I received this in my letterbox today from my lovely Aunty Diana, a gorgeous hand made Thank You note. It's so nice to be thanked with something like this! Go and have a look at her blog she started recently, it's a lovely read.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Father's Day

The boys got to spend about half an hour this morning with Daddy before he had to go to a conference in the City.
Fathers Day 2011Luckily he was home by 2.30pm. We all went outside and did some weeding in the garden. Quality time together is what counts the most. Happy Fathers Day N, we love you. xo 
Fathers Day 2011

And to my Dad, you have helped make me who I am today, I appreciate you very much. I love you. Happy Fathers Day. xxxooo 
Dad and I
My Dad and I, 1972
Check out those sideburns and all that hair!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Sailing Away

I have been asked by Luca's teacher to help with the class artwork for the fundraiser auction coming up in a few weeks. The idea is for the parents to bid on the class artwork at the fundraising dinner. I drew up a few examples of what they could choose from, and the kids voted. The most popular vote won. 

The winning design was a boat scene. The background will be painted blue with an ocean/sky/sand scene onto a canvas. The kids each drew and painted their own boat onto paper. I limited the colour choice so it didn't look like a rainbow of colours. I cut them out and am going to glue them onto the painted blue canvas, finish with their name below each boat, and a coat of varnish. It should look good. Hopefully I will get a pic of the finished artwork. 

The boats below are so adorable I want to keep them for myself! 
Luca's Class Boats

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Brotherly Love


The kids each got their haircut this morning. It is the only time they sit completely and utterly still. 

When we got home, I asked them to pose for a photo for Daddy's Father's Day present for Sunday. They were more than happy to cooperate - anything for Daddy. I only had to take 20 photos to get some good shots! They don't sit still for me.