Saturday, 21 July 2012

A photo a day: Week 27

July 1

The Snowflakes are popping up out of the ground at the moment.  A sign that Spring is just around the corner.  I must say the weather has been a rather warm 21-22°C in the last week for a few days.  Lovely and sunny.  Here's a link to my post last year about Snowflakes and Violets.

July 2

On the first day of the school holidays the boys, Amelia and I went for a lovely long walk around the neighbourhood.  We were gone about two and a half hours.  Our last stop was the bakery for some pies for lunch.

July 3

The boys and I met Donald for a picnic lunch at Centennial Park, just over the road from where Donald works at Fox Studios.  It was a chilly day, but lovely and warm in the sun.  The boys went for a long walk with Amelia while Donald and I had a little quiet time together.  This is a photo of Toby guzzling the juice that I had brought along for our picnic.

July 4

Sam was on TV today on the channel 7 show "Match It".  The show was filmed last October with most of the year 6's participating in teams of three.  Hopefully I shall post about the filming a little later.

July 5

A day in the city with the boys traveling by train, lunch with Gabby and a visit to the Myer stocktake sale.  Lego was on sale and the boys were drooling.  Ethan and Sam purchased together some new Lord of the Rings lego and Toby is still happy with some more Star Wars lego.

July 6

Sam's team made it to the finals at the end of the week on "Match It", sadly they didn't win, there were some technical difficulties (a little unfair at the time) and not forgetting to mention difficult things to match up.  Famous peoples faces with the name of the country they were born in, a bit ridiculous to an 11 year old boy (at the time).

July 7

At last Sam is learning to iron his school shirts. . . . and my shirts.  He will do just about anything to earn Nintendo time.

Friday, 13 July 2012

A photo a day: Week 26

It's 3am and I'm sitting at the computer.  Why am I up at 3am?   I have a cough that keeps me up at night at the moment and so instead of lying in bed disturbing Donald I am having some peace and quiet while the cough medicine and inhaler kick in and my cough settles down.  I can hear the possums on the roof, the wind rattling the doors and the refrigerator buzzing and of course my fingers tapping at the keyboard.  It is very peaceful and I can think, although I'm typing this without my glasses, they're in the bedroom and I can't be bothered to go and get them, so forgive me for any mistakes.  Now if only I could transfer my glasses from the photo below, the words wouldn't look so blurry :+)

June 24

Tobs trying on my reading glasses. . . . mini me!

June 25

Time to clean up my desk, things on the floor to recycle, things on the table to keep.  This is what happens when your internet doesn't work, you actually get some house work done!!

June 26

My yoga teacher Jessie and her little man.  This was her last day of teaching yoga for a while, she's moving on to further study on top of full time motherhood.   I am sure going to miss our yoga classes Jessie.

June 27

Ethan off to chilly Canberra for 3 days school camp, we thought about you every day, we missed you every day and wondered what you would have to eat on the trip, but knew you were in good hands and were having a very exciting time.

June 28

We discovered some new lollies whilst walking the aisles at the supermarket, flavoured milk bottles.  They come in caramel, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, lime and banana.  I really love the yellow and green ones best.

June 29

Another winning letter box.  I like how this one fits into the fence so neatly.

June 29

Ethan returned home from Canberra a happy boy.  He visited so many places, from the War Memorial, to Parliament house, to Questacon and many other places in between, it was an action packed trip.  He brought back a souvenir plasma ball from Questacon. 

It always brings back many memories when my boys go on school camps.  I think about our week long Sydney, Canberra, Snowy Mountains trip in grade 7.  I grew up in Queensland, so going to the colder southern states was exciting in the winter, I saw frost and snow for the first time.  I still have memory flashes of my school trip to Canberra, to this day the smell and taste of grape flavoured lollies and bubble gum remind me of that trip back in 1981 as I had a grape flavoured lip balm that I used on the trip.  It's wonderful how the senses can bring back something so precious and dear to us such as memories just from the smell or taste of something.

June 30

Ethan played a soccer game at Ruddock Park in Westleigh.  It was hard to wake him up to get to the game.  He and a few others on his team were a little tired after their Canberra trip.  Just next to the soccer field is the graffiti wall.  It's always fun to see the graffiti wall to see what masterpiece has been sprayed onto it.  I think it's a fantastic idea to have a public, legal, graffiti wall.  There are only a few rules to the legal graffiti wall, the artworks are spray painted, dated and are allowed to remain on the wall for a week, nothing rude or offensive is allowed, empty spray cans in the bins provided and only paint the wall at the park, nothing else.  I'm not a fan of tagging or illegal graffiti on private property but I think the graffiti walls allow the spray painters to create a work of art. 

Well I think it's time for bed, my cough has settled down and I am very sleepy.  Good night. . . . or Good morning, which ever suits you.


Thursday, 12 July 2012

A photo a day: Week 25

June 17

Dog prints in the mud.

June 18

Bobba Fett was home from school today unwell.  He was tormenting Amelia a little bit.

June 19

While home sick from school Sam (aka Bobba Fett on occasions) had lots of time to catch up with homework and assignments, plus lots of Amelia time.

June 20

We wake up to lots of condensation on our windows through winter, I try and open windows throughout the day and our de-humidifier works throughout the day in one of the bedrooms.  If we don't do this the mold starts to grow.

June 21

My altar to the flower fairies has begun with the Camelia flowers dropping off the branches.

June 22

 Sunrise at 6.50am.

June 22

The clouds in the day were pretty awesome too!

June 23

Early morning call from the neighbours cat Trouble as we headed off to soccer.  I could hear the meow but couldn't see where it was coming from until I looked up on the roof.

June 23

I just threw in this extra one.  Donald and I went to our annual soccer dinner, only this time they were celebrating their 60 year anniversary.  They even had Mark Bosnich as the speaker of the evening, who has played soccer (goalkeeper) for Australia, Chelsea, Manchester United and Aston Villa.  He's had a fascinating, colourful past and career and was very open about discussing it.  So it was an extra special dinner.  This photo was taken by one of Donald's team mates, we are the soccer wives and mums who support our husbands and kids playing soccer.  These girls are a laugh.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

A photo a day: Week 24

Don't be alarmed if I've missed a day here and there, I ran out of hope that I could upload photo's onto the blog so I kind of forgot to take a photo every day.  But the weeks still continue and I'm positive I can catch up.

June 10

A Sunday afternoon ganache covered chocolate cake for dessert.

June 11

It's the Queens Birthday Holiday and in the Walker household that means that it's "Kids Day"!!  The breakfast menu was home made hash browns and croissants for the boys.

June 12

A banana tug of war between Ethan and Amelia.  Ethan won!

June 13

State of Origin game number 2.  The Blues Brothers!!  Toby made his own little banner for New South Wales.

June 14

Afternoon tea for the boys after school!

June 15

Kath and McKenzie popped over to share some of their love and a cupcake to brighten my day.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A photo a day: Week 23

Here I am blogging again at last.  It feels kind of strange and I feel very much out of practice.  I almost forgot how to upload photo's onto the blog.  After much enthusiasm and patience lost with our internet connection we finally have a new Belkin router for the internet.  After months and months of extremely poor quality internet and many phone calls to our internet provider/phone company and the Belkin company trying to talk me through ways to improve and fix our internet and much frustration over very slow, poor quality internet.  Belkin decided that we had a faulty router and have kindly sent us a new one under their lifetime guarantee.  I am now happy to be on a computer again, although don't really feel like spending much time on here, so I'll try and catch up with my photo a day, or a photo a day when I remember to take a photo.  Stay tuned!!  Here is week 23.

June 3

Yum cha with Desley and the Scotts in Melbourne.  Desley loves squeezing those pork buns.  It was a feast on wheels.  The ladies kept bringing the trolleys around and we kept on taking things to sample and fight over at our table.

June 4

Gingko leaves that have fallen in the park.  They are such a beautiful tree as the leaves turn from a rich green in summer to many shades of yellow in Autumn and Winter.

June 5

Flying back to Sydney above the clouds.

June 6

A sick boy at home with me today.

June 7

Sam's full cast is removed and replaced with a half cast of blue fiber glass and he can finally wash his arm in the shower with the new cast.  After the old cast was removed his arm was a bit smelly.

June 8

Ethan and Toby raking the leaves to earn some Nintendo time.

June 9
Man of the Match!! 'Nuff said!!