day TWO HUNDRED and THIRTY FOUR | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 23, 2017

Yes Walter… I CAN see you on my bed!

 

day TWO HUNDRED and THIRTY THREE | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 22, 2017

Very last parents meeting before the big trip to Italy… not long now!

Photo & caption by Xan

day TWO HUNDRED and THIRTY TWO | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 21, 2017

Just Xan…

day TWO HUNDRED and THIRTY ONE | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 20, 2017

Three of the four teams that my girls play on, are currently first or second on the ladder, with just one game to play before the finals – Willow – U15-2, Xanthia – U18-2, Zoe & Darci – 4th grade Women’s… I am calling it ‘The Bingley Factor’!

day TWO HUNDRED and THIRTY | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 19, 2017

Oh yeah… the old boy’s still got it!

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY NINE | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 18, 2017

Off to a dining in night with my spunky ranga <3

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY EIGHT | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 17, 2017

Just Xan… <3

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY SEVEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 16, 2017

There… I let him on the couch… satisfied?? #38kilolapdog

August 16_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY SIX | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 15, 2017

The danger of sitting on the floor after hockey training is that you WILL end up with an animal on you… actually, stop moving at all, at any time, in this house and you will have an animal on you!

August 15_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY FIVE | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 13, 2017

Walter’s Growth Chart… he still has at least a year of growing to go!

August 13_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY FOUR | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 12, 2017

If I die… I just want you to know that I love youse all!

August 12_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY THREE | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 11, 2017

Look who showed up for a surprise visit to Canberra… it’s Uncle Boo! #otherwiseknownasmybrotherDru

August 11_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY TWO | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 10, 2017

Walter and Xani get snugly on the front porch <3

August 10_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY ONE | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 9, 2017

#selfie #xanthia

August 09_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 8, 2017

“Darci, can I take your photo”…

August 08_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and NINETEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 7, 2017

She looks like an evil sorceress concocting a brew… but really, she’ just making a smoothie … she give’s me these looks because she loves me #truestory

August 07_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and EIGHTEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 6, 2017

I’m dedicated enough to be AT Zoe & Darci’s hockey game in the pouring rain… but not quite dedicated enough to get out of the car to watch it!

August 06_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and SEVENTEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 5, 2017

Xanthia needed a new mattress… so I had this great idea that we could put her old one in the cubby house as a bed for the doggies… well, it took them less than 48 hours to turn it into this… #damnungratefuldogscansleeponthefloor

August 05_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and SIXTEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 4, 2017

When hockey games clash with footy games… you do what you have to do!

August 04_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and FIFTEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 3, 2017

While searching the house for the cause of the electricity safety switch constantly tripping, I came across this!! The dryer power plug is burned and fused to the extension cord it was plugged into! … all I can say is Thank God for that safety switch!

August 03_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and FOURTEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 2, 2017

What’cha doin’ mum?? Have you got food in there? You know… food?

August 02_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and THIRTEEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

August 1, 2017

Zoe’s contribution to the photo-a-day project… I forgot again, but she had this one! … how long do you think I will have to spend at the gym to get a post-workout selfie like this?

August 01_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWELVE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 31, 2017

Xanthia styled my hair… apparently, 80’s chic is back, baby!

July 31_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and ELEVEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 30, 2017

Just a selfie… coz I’m tired.

July 30_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 29, 2017

It is a love story for the ages… their eyes meet across a crowed Costco aisle… Xanthia, young, blonde and lively… Luther, tall dark and – well, two out of three ain’t bad… it was love at first sight <3 <3 <3

July 29_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and NINE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 28, 2017

Walter is not quite big enough for us to ride… yet… but Swannie is giving it a good go 😉

July 28_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and EIGHT | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 27, 2017

This is today…

July 27_2017

… and just a reminder, this is back in May…

May 05_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and SEVEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 26, 2017

… and you thought the KFC bag over the head was hard to explain… this one is nigh on impossible!

July 26_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and SIX | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 25, 2017

A dodgy, last minute self portrait is all I have to offer today…

July 25_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and FIVE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 24, 2017

Look how big Walter is getting! 25 weeks old and 35kg already!
July 24_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and FOUR | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 23, 2017

This is what I had for breakfast brunch today  (brunch sounds better, right?… not so unhealthy?)… Choc Mint Mousse from Ricardos… it was beyond divine! <3

July 23_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and THREE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 22, 2017

Walter and I are having a cuddle while we watch my ranga cook dinner.

July 22_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and TWO | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 21, 2017

Right behind Willow’s back is a heater vent… I often find her lying here in her uniform in the mornings… today, Walter joined her – anything for a cuddle!

July 21_2017

day TWO HUNDRED and ONE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 20, 2017

This was a bit more excitement than I need on a Thursday night… a panicked, late night trip to the emergency vet, with Walter and his very distended tummy  … after xrays and observations, it turns out he just ate too much food, too fast! … best result we could have hoped for!

A nice big needle and 4.6kg of induced vomiting (even the vet was so impressed they took photos!) and he is home feeling much better!

July 20_2017

day TWO HUNDRED | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 19, 2017

Willow is in her happy place…

July 19_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY NINE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 18, 2017

I’m trying to watch the Australian men’s hockey team on tv… but Walter thinks he’s a lapdog and is cutting off my circulation!

July 18_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY EIGHT | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 17, 2017

When you get to the end of the day and just want one nice photo…

July 17_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY SEVEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 16, 2017

Half time in Xan’s women’s CL2 (second grade) game… it’s lovely to watch a game in the sunshine for a change – it wasn’t warm, but it was sunny 😉

July 16_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY SIX | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 15, 2017

The view from our front porch <3

July 15_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY FIVE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 14, 2017

When you turn to look at your child… and this is what you see… there are no words   (in case you’re wondering – that’s Darci, under there)

July 14_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY FOUR | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 13, 2017

Walter spent the day at the farm… now, I think he is dead!
#tryingtokeepupwiththekelpie #exerciseisBADforyou #waltercrack #puppyspam

July 13_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY THREE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 12, 2017

Beccy is back for another sleepover, so Willow and she decided to change things up by lighting the fire and roasting marshmallows… they don’t do it right (catching the mallows on fire, blowing it out and eating) but I couldn’t convince them that my way (slow roast over the coals so the inside melts and outside crisps up) is way better! What do you think?

July 12_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY TWO | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 11, 2017

Another image supplied by Xanthia… I’m not quite sure what to make of this one!

July 11_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY ONE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 10, 2017

A busy weekend, first in Melbourne, then in Bendigo… now leaving my beautiful Victoria and heading home.

July 10_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and NINETY | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 9, 2017

Taking the nephew and nieces to the Gold Class cinema in Bendigo for their birthdays (that we missed!) … Despicable Me 3… it wasn’t an Academy Award winner – but we enjoyed it!
July 09_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY NINE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 8, 2017

My favourite ranga <3

July 08_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY EIGHT | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 7, 2017

All dolled up for Kate’s 40th birthday party in Melbourne.

July 07_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY SEVEN | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 6, 2017

I’m not sure if I’m proud of this collection… or disturbed! … either way, Happy FIRST Birthday Gertie!
July 06_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY SIX | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 5, 2017

This eerie image was supplied by Xan… I love the light, but it makes me feel like I’m watching a horror movie!

July 05_2017

day ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY FIVE | Year EIGHT | 2017

July 4, 2017

Queens Gertie… taking over my desk once again!
July 04_2017