Yes Walter… I CAN see you on my bed!
Very last parents meeting before the big trip to Italy… not long now!
Photo & caption by Xan…
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’!
Oh yeah… the old boy’s still got it!
Off to a dining in night with my spunky ranga <3
Just Xan… <3
There… I let him on the couch… satisfied?? #38kilolapdog
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!
Walter’s Growth Chart… he still has at least a year of growing to go!
If I die… I just want you to know that I love youse all!
Look who showed up for a surprise visit to Canberra… it’s Uncle Boo! #otherwiseknownasmybrotherDru
Walter and Xani get snugly on the front porch <3
“Darci, can I take your photo”…
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
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!
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
When hockey games clash with footy games… you do what you have to do!
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!
What’cha doin’ mum?? Have you got food in there? You know… food?
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?
Xanthia styled my hair… apparently, 80’s chic is back, baby!
Just a selfie… coz I’m tired.
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
Walter is not quite big enough for us to ride… yet… but Swannie is giving it a good go 😉
This is today…
… and just a reminder, this is back in May…
… and you thought the KFC bag over the head was hard to explain… this one is nigh on impossible!
A dodgy, last minute self portrait is all I have to offer today…
Look how big Walter is getting! 25 weeks old and 35kg already!
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
Walter and I are having a cuddle while we watch my ranga cook dinner.
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!
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!
Willow is in her happy place…
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!
When you get to the end of the day and just want one nice photo…
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 😉
The view from our front porch <3
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)
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?
Another image supplied by Xanthia… I’m not quite sure what to make of this one!
A busy weekend, first in Melbourne, then in Bendigo… now leaving my beautiful Victoria and heading home.
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!
My favourite ranga <3
All dolled up for Kate’s 40th birthday party in Melbourne.
I’m not sure if I’m proud of this collection… or disturbed! … either way, Happy FIRST Birthday Gertie!
This eerie image was supplied by Xan… I love the light, but it makes me feel like I’m watching a horror movie!
Queens Gertie… taking over my desk once again!