Monday, 29 June 2009

Sunday, 28 June 2009


With great trepidation we entered the Art gallery, in the hope that all crazy energy had been spent and it was safe to enter the great halls of history and art with three boys.  

Our fears were abated, the boys behaved remarkably.  They were entranced by battle scenes...

...amazed by the bosomy sculptures...

and fascinated by....cubism!!

I loved the Australian bush and pastoralist paintings and this moment captured below.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Big Smoke

After an early start and finish with soccer today we had the rest of the day to ourselves. Donald's computer has a wind problem, so we had to take it to the doctor in the big smoke.  We had a car full of ratty kids and somehow we had to let them roam free.  So we let them...

swing off terrace houses...

...disrupt the neighbours of Surrey Hills...

...hug a few trees...

...and set them running through the Domain...

...before we could absorb the views...

...or even attempt to enter the Art Gallery (to be continued).

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Earth Walker fleet

We have a new addition to the Earth Walker family. Her official name is the Naboo Queen's Royal Starship, but we just call her Naboo Starship for short.

We think she's a nice addition to our fleet and will complement the Millenium (Horrendous) Falcon and our speeder bikes nicely.  

Yours truly,

 Princess Lisha, now crowned Queen of the Naboo Starship

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Thursday, 18 June 2009

The sun and the rain

...such a magical combination.

As I arrived at the school to collect the boys, the rain was pouring down and the sun came out, what a joyful moment.  Children were running out of the school hall and they immediately noticed in the sky a magnificent rainbow.  All I could hear was "look at the rainbow, look at the rainbow".... music to my ears.

Monday, 15 June 2009

A taxi drivers day

It's been a bit of a crazy weekend with a lot of things going on. I was the underpaid taxi driver on Saturday, getting the boys to their games on time and in between games getting them to their soccer team photo's. Then finishing up with Toby's pre-school Fun Day and Donald's soccer game.  

I love the funny face photo's the photographer lets them do.  Oh what a handsome bunch!

Ethan played a great game of soccer again this week, scoring another goal and flying up and down the field. He had a pretty good week at school too. He finally received an award for putting great effort into writing, something we had been working on in the last month.

Another handsome bunch, check out the coach, back row second from the right...who is that guy??  

Toby had been getting excited about his pre-school fun day all week and had been counting down the days until Saturday, he kept saying "I can't wait Mummy for the pre-school fun day, I just can't wait, I don't want to wait", and "Is it today Mummy, is it today?".  The day finally arrived but he had to sit through two soccer games and two lots of soccer photo's and nattering parents after the soccer games before he could begin his fun day at pre-school. 

It was the pre-schools 50th birthday and they celebrated with Maxine McKew (Federal Member for Bennelong) and Julie, head of the pre-school, planting a tree, singing Happy Birthday with the kids blowing out some candles on a cake. Poor old Toby was a little sad at not getting some birthday cake, but Donald made up for it buying half the cake stall.

The first thing Toby wanted to do was get his face painted.  Now most kids like having their face painted, but the Walker boys have always hated it, they don't like fake tatoo's either so we've never forced the issue.  Toby is a little more adventurous than his older brothers so it was a new experience for us. He chose the colour green and wanted to be a frog. I love how he sits so calm and peaceful while he's getting his face done.

Next a bit of jumping on the jumping castle until our money ran out.

We spent the rest of the time admiring the children's art work, and finding out that we had to buy our childs beautiful painting that had been framed, only we had run out of money by this time.  What to do?  Break your child's heart because you didn't buy his painting....hopefully they'll let us buy it this week at pre-school.

As for the taxi driver, I'm afraid she never made it to Donald's soccer game, she collapsed on the lounge in a heap with a continuing migraine before organising sharing time for church and making dinner.  Sometimes I'm thankful for Monday's coming around.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Do you dip...

your scotch finger biscuits

into your hot chocolate?

We do!

We love it!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Kids Day

It has come around so fast.  I can't believe we're nearly halfway through the year.  Kids day has arrived again.  The day when the Walkers celebrate a fun day with treats, activities and outdoor fun, if we can manage it.  If you're not sure what Kids Day is then have a look here.  

I started my day with Toby snuggling in bed with me, sharing his blanky and toys, the normal morning ritual.  He was rather excited by Kids Day because he said "there was food on the table".  Which means that the dining table had some magazines and chocolate treats set out for the boys.  They wait until all three of them are awake and then they get to open their magazines and pour over them until breakfast is ready.  This year the boys chose to have fruit crepes for breakfast.  For the recipe go have a look at "What's for dinner Mum?".  They love making their own crepes, rolling them up with fruit and covering with syrup and butter, just delicious.

This morning Donald had a soccer game scheduled just down the road from us so we packed the boys bikes in the car and went down to watch his game.  The boys played in the park and rode their bikes around for a while in the beautiful sunshine.  Ethan practiced his skids, while Toby had to keep stopping because his pedal kept falling off.  I forgot to take photo's, I was too busy sitting in the back of the Horrendous Falcon reading, watching the boys play and following the soccer game.  A lovely morning well spent.

Right now is Nintendo time, Bob the Builder dvd, Donald mowing and me blogging.  The boys chose Donald's BBQ'd hamburgers for dinner and we'll finish it off with a golden syrup steamed pudding that I tried making last night, but didn't quite turn out right but is sort of edible and a game of spot light inside (hide and seek with the lights out and only a torch).

Happy Kids Day!!

Happy Birthday Uncle Hugh too!!

Saturday, 6 June 2009