Tuesday, October 19, 2010

First Cricket Match for the Season

Cricket season has started again. There go our weekends for the next few months. Zac played his first game on Sunday. It was a very cold, overcast and gloomy Sunday morning. I was sure they would cancel the game - but no, the game went ahead. The boys had to put up with the icy conditions and the passing showers. They had to come off the ground twice because the showers got heavy. Zac doesn't usually feel the cold but he said, while he was batting his hands were numb and he was freezing. He opened the batting and scored 6 runs. It was a very close game and the other team looked like they were going to win. A few quick wickets at the end, changed all that and Zac's team ended up winning by 1 run

Monday, October 18, 2010

Yay it's done

Kloe bought this puzzle a few months ago and has been working on it ever since. We have all spent some time, sitting and scratching our heads trying to put it together. She never gave up and sat patiently, for hours at a time doing it. On Friday night the last piece of the puzzle was completed. Well done Kloe.

I asked her "What are we going to do now?" and her reply "Break it up and start again" I think NOT!!!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Garden beauties

Beautiful Iris' straight from our garden. Aren't they gorgeous?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jervis Bay - Second Week

Our second week of holidays was spent down the south coast, at Jervis Bay. Jervis Bay is such a beautiful place. We all couldn't wait to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney and enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation. The wind had blown a lot of sea weed into the bay which wasn't too nice and of course, that all disappeared the day we left. We all had a great time, in spite of the weed. It just meant the boys weren't able to fish as much as planned. The weather was also very kind to us and we only had two cooler days.

Nelsons Beach - Vincentia
Lots of sandcastle building

Beach Cricket

Green Patch - Booderee National Park

Opa and Kayla

A very rare one of Zac and I

Just love this one

Opa and Zac

Oma, Zac and Opa

Murrays Beach - Booderee National Park

Hand feeding the King Parrots on Oma and Opa's verandah

A day out in Sydney

While we were in Sydney we caught up with lots of family and friends. The day we went into the city and to the zoo, was voted every one's favourite day.
We caught the River Cat into Circular Quay, then a ferry over to Taronga Zoo. Lizzie our niece came along with us, which we all loved.
On the ferry at Taronga Zoo
Jarred and Kloe were both too young to remember the Bridge and Opera House. They were so excited to see them.

And some of our favourite animals

By the end of the day we were all very tired. We did a lot of walking but not once did anyone complain. We had a bit of excitement on the way home, when the River Cat broke down. Luckily the captain was able to use emergency controls to get us into the nearest dock and it wasn't too long, before another one came along to collect us.

Jordi's Grand Final

I'm still playing catch up with my blog posts. Jordi's (Kayla's boyfriend) team made it into the grand finals for footy. Kayla had been to every game except one this year. She only missed that one, because we were in Geelong that weekend. There was no way we could leave on our holiday, before we had been and watched him play in the grand final. The grand final was played on a cold and wet morning in Mt Gambier. It was a hard match with the rain making everything very slippery. The other team was up and looking strong. Jordi's team came out in the final quarter and came so close to winning. They just weren't strong enough on the day, which was a little sad but they did their best.

Jordi in action - playing in the ruck, he is the one with the ball, he can jump so high
And again, holding off two opposition players

And after the game

Friday, October 08, 2010


I know, I know it's been more than awhile. Life got in the way and I loved every minute of it. The last few weeks have been very busy and all crafting has taken a back seat to everything else.

My Dad came to visit us for two weeks
We celebrated Fathers Day
We went and checked out the floods after all the rain. Dad took this photo of the road near the spill way at Lake Hamilton
We went to Wannon Falls
And Nigretta Falls - they were thundering after all the rain
Our chicks grew bigger(which reminds me I must take some more photos, they are huge now)

We spent many hours at the pool watching the school swimming program

And we spent the holidays in Sydney, more on that soon.