Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Family Day at the Museum

After sneaking in a gym session this morning, it was decided that we would head out to the museum, as its been over a year since our last visit.

Not too much had changed but everyone had a blast seeing the little guys discover the all the amazing things on display.

Silas and Aliya my little dinosaurs!

Some stick insect eggs we were able to take home - hopefully they hatch for us :)

If we're lucky our eggs will hatch and we will be the proud parents of one of these guys

Loving Livia's adventurous fashion style and yes its summer here!

Braith eying off some toys from the 50's

A mood board from the fashion exhibit - might be a good homeschool project

Livia was well impressed with this cardboard art creation 

Braith roaring at a dinosaur skeleton - he excited a group of Asian tourists who took photos of him! 

I love simple family days out that create fond memories to look back on :) 2013 will be the Year of the Family for us :) 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Introducing our newest furbaby Sake

I've been thinking of adding another pet to the family for the last year. Our Ragdoll cat Tonka, is 10 yrs old this year and is a great family companion.

And I know that another Ragdoll would fit in fantasticly with the kids, but I wasn't able to pay the $600+.

So I decided to duck down the the RSPCA and have a sticky beak, and sure enough was won over by a little lady called Sake. (as in the Japanese wine). She had just been brought out to the viewing windows after recovering from being desexed and when I approached her cage she came up to me stroking herself against my hand purring.

I was smitten :) I met her behind the scenes and decided to bring back the little kids to meet her and see if she would be a match for the family. I was worried the little kids might be a bit grabby and scare her but all went well and I signed the adoption and now we are the proud owners of 2 awesome cats :)

They say that she was brought in as a stray, is a domestic medium haired cat, and that shes about 1yr6mths. She small though, and could still pass as a kitten.

Sake has a beautiful loving nature, and already has settled in really well.  And it feels good to give her a loving forever home :)

Quote of the moment

Love it!

Friday, January 4, 2013


I was trying to clean out my draft folder and deleted my homeschool room post!

Tragic! and I hope I don't make a habit of it, its like washing the dishes twice, even if they are perfectly clean to start with!

Don't worry I'll get round to re posting it lol!

Large Family Sized Veggie Garden :)

I have big ideas for this space in the back corner of the yard :) Fingers crossed, this weekend, I'll have a dog/kid proof area ready for my large family sized veggie garden!!

Sure I might have missed the prime summer growing season but I'm hoping the weather stays warm enough to grow a little something to help with the budget :)

Nom Nom Nom!! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quote of the Moment

Happy New Year :) A few snapshots :)

Our simple new years feast

My poor preserving jar! I didn't realise that the heat would make them crack!

Night time fun :)

Nom Nom Nom

Celebrations are nearly complete when its time to crack open the Sparklers :)

A golden cane beetle a sign of good luck for the new year perhaps :)