Monday, October 25, 2010

Anchor Points in the Hiace :)

Just trying to a picture up about the anchor points we have in the Hiace. Due to Qld law the floor anchor points are no longer legal, which is ok as it frees up the leg room so that we can pretty much position the car seats and kids anywhere :) Atm we only have 3 installed as only Silas, Kaydence and the new baby need to be in seats :) We got them done when we got the compliance done (converted from 14 seater to a 12 seater) so that I can drive it on a regular licence :)

I'll have to give my baby a wash then put some pictures up :) I can't wait to get the tinting done, pimp it up a little and to keep out the heat :)

I totally love my 'BUS' lol!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nesting Already?

SO I'm barely 23 wks and already have crazy nesting urges. How can I tell??

Well when the feeling that I should vacuum my roof and walls overcomes me then I know some serious nesting is happening!! LOL!!

Seriously though, cobwebs are so last season!! I never see any spiders but there are cobwebs!!

Now surely the feeling of mopping will overcome soon................

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A photo from 5 years ago :)

This is a photo of myself and my 2 brothers, Jason aka JJ is on the left and Trevor aka Trev is on the right :) A totally horrible shot of myself as we were trying to take the photo across from the house and the sun was reflecting off the white tin and shining into my eyes! They would not stop watering!!! Shocking!!

I can't wait til my sister in law sees this photo and laughs her arse off about how skinny Trevor is!!

By the way its Trev's birthday today!! Happy birthday little bro!!

Livia :)

Awe Livia when she was 5!!! So sweet!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I love finding old photos!!!

This is a oldie from 2005 - Aliya as a little bubba (how much do Ali and Kadee look alike!!) and my puppy Chilli who I sent to go live with my Aunty Wendy who's children are all grown now, so she loves to spoil her little dogs :) How I miss my Chilly Philly!!! But being a Chihuahua she really didn't enjoy being a children's pet and totally is enjoying being a queen, sleeping in Auntie's bed and getting fed fresh cooked meals every night! Wish I could go live with Aunty :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kadee Monkey!!

This is just one of the reasons Kadee has ended up with the nickname Monkey!! She loves to climb on things!! and she is very cheeky!!

I managed to catch her in the act doing both - I caught her climbing up and she stopped to pose and laugh at me!! Kadee loves to climb on this telly which is pushed up against the wall, so that she can peek out the window!! When she wants to get down she will yell for us to come and get her or she will slide down and land on her bum!

Out of all 5 kids, she is definitely the most mobile and daring!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kaydence is 1!!!!!!

Can u believe that our baby girl is 1 already??!!??!!

Where has the time gone??

Kadee is such a joy to have, such a blessing to our lives!!! This year she got a Smart Trike :) Very cute :)

Some of the things she enjoys are - climbing, walking sidewards and backwards without tripping up, eating banana cake and all sorts of big girl food, she especially loves to slurp up long strands of spaghetti, says Daddy, Mumumumumum, Dogdogdogdog, Nighnigh and Ta..........

Sunny Sunday :)

Finally the sun is shining - no rain or cold winds today :)

SO far I have achieved with my day........

1 load of washing - washed, dried and folded.

1 load of washing - washed and drying.

Helped Mike mow the yard.

Sausages on bread with sauce and onion for lunch.

Fresh baked banana cake for arvo tea.

Cleaned kitchen.

Vacuum floors.

Kids playing under the sprinkler and splashing in Kadee's new wadding pool.

Me enjoying a cuppa in the sun :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chow Time :)

More food :)

When I'm after a easy dinner for the tribe, especially if there is extras at the table, I'll just serve everything up and they can help themselves :)

This nite was curry nite. Butter Chicken and Macadamia Nut Chicken, rice and all the yummy sides :) Everyone loves it so its a win win meal.

Awards Ceremony for Callum and Livia Term 3

Awards ceremony are the schools way of encouraging students to do their very best. Each term a new academic 'area' is selected and 4 students from each class are rewarded for the efforts throughout the term. Last term was PE, with the awards being held today. Livia received a third place and Callum received a well done :)

The girls have done well for themselves with awards ceremonies, Livia has had two 1st this year and Aliya has had a 2nd and a 1st. Poor Ali was upset at not getting anything for term 3, but once she was reminded there was still a term to go, she brightened up :) Callum, while cleaver, doesn't like to go that extra mile with his school work, so doesn't get academic awards unless its for PE :)

I'm so proud of my kids :) I love hearing their names being called out at awards especially when all 3 get called up :) Makes this Mummy proud!!!

ps i was trying to get them to pose for the photo but their class mates were ribbing them!!!! Too funny!!! Guess their getting too old for that sort of stuff hey!?!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

R & R..........

Finding time for some real R & R is sometimes a challenge! I'm always on the go trying to keep things sorted around here. But the other night after getting all the kiddies sorted and getting the washing together, I looked at our spa and thought to myself, why should the kids be the only one using it?? I mean sure, it fits 3 kids in there, making bath time heaps of fun for them. But I'm the one who cleans it and should get around to enjoying it too!!

SO I decided to light some candles, get some bath oils and enjoy my book in the spa! I had forgotten how relaxing having a deep, scented spa can be! and the jets worked their magic on my sore back!!


Now I just have to get round to enjoying it more often!


This was a arvo snack for 7 kids, and as you can see we love our fruit :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Banana Butterscotch Self Saucing Pudding

Yes more food :) I came across this in the EB parenting forum and thought to add it here for future gorging :) Too tired to make tonite but will be making it tomorrow nite :)

Banana Butterscotch Self Saucing Pudding

1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
¼ cup (55g) firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup (90g) golden syrup
1 medium (200g) over-ripe
banana, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
60g butter, melted, cooled
cream or vanilla ice-cream, to serve
1 tablespoon cornflour
¼ cup (55g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup (115g) golden syrup
1½ cups (375ml) boiling water

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease a 1.5 litre (6-cup) oven proof dish and place on an oven tray lined with baking paper or foil.

Sift flour into a medium bowl. Add the sugar and stir to break up any lumps. Whisk syrup, banana, essence, egg and butter in a jug. Add to the dry ingredients; use a whisk to stir to a smooth batter. Pour into prepared dish and smooth surface with the back of a spoon.

Sift the cornflour into a bowl. Add the sugar and stir to break up any lumps. Sprinkle evenly over the surface of the batter.

Combine the golden syrup and boiling water in a jug; pour evenly over the cornflour and sugar mixture in the dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake topping is firm. Serve with cream or vanilla ice-cream.