Saturday, March 26, 2011

Report from our "Kapawiwa" sitter

For those that don't understand toddler language ... "kapawiwa" in English is caterpillar. hehehe
So now we now why those caterpillars were soooo HUGE! They have turned into enormous big moths! How cool is that!! :-)
I got a message from Ms K on Thursday to say that 4 had hatched out of their cocoons. Today she sent me some photos and I thought I would share them with you all.

Aren't the colours beautiful.
It's a miracle isn't it how such an ugly caterpillar can turn into something so beautiful.
I can still hardly believe the size of them!
Thank you very much Ms K for looking after them for us :-)

Wednesday & Thursday Fun

We've had some busy days, the kids have had such fun and we've had fun watching them :-)
Wednesday my sister and her family came in. Grandma gave the kids sack rides on the lawn (something my sister and I used to do as kids, was such fun watching the glee on our children's faces heheheee).
ALL the kids wanted to be on the bike with Grandma when they weren't on the sack! Aaron is on the sack in this pic.

Scooting through the grass clippings ....

Round the corner! (sometimes skidding off!)

Wearing Aunty R's old sun glasses to keep the grass out of their eyes!

Maddison's turn ...

Winking to keep the grass clippings out of her eyes hehee

You go faster if you lean forward!

And shut your eyes to keep out the grass when Aunty's glass don't fit!

Late afternoon we went out to my Dad's hut and had dinner out there. Lyndon cooked sausages on the BBQ.

These two rascals watched Grandma build a fire to cook dampers on later.

Grandma bought a can of aerosol string and she and the kids had a laugh spraying Lyndon ...

and those that were a bit close ended up with it on them too :-)
Others just yelled "get me, get me"!!!

Mum made a cake (for a certain someone!) and our friend Ro iced it.

The kids helped spit ... oh sorry ... "blow" out the candles.

Then they cooked damper.

and when it was cooked filled it with butter and home made apricot jam! :-)

When we got home the kids had their bath and then watched and helped Daddy open some presents. (It's not Lyndon's birthday till next month, but we just had a little celebration while we were here ... mainly for the kids!) :-)

This little fella played with a balloon.

On Thursday my sister and her boys came back in. She had some things to do in town so we entertained 6 little ones ... very busy!! Grandma asked them to do her a drawing of what they had enjoyed yesterday.

Some just chewed the table!!

While others were very industrious! (although I am not sure what exactly she was drawing!)

Aaron drew a VERY large motor bike and someone on a sack behind it.

Grandma had the kids outside later in the day doing rolly polly's down the hill :-)

And cartwheels and hand stands on the lawn.

And then more sack rides and this time Samuel and I had a wee turn :-)

When Grandma had enough of driving round and round giving the kids sack rides she set up a waterslide and the kids had a blast on that (even though the water was freezing!).

Then they jumped in the hot tub to thaw out! :-)
So much fun and I have even more photos to share from this afternoon - but I will save that for another day! :-)
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We are here!

It just that it's taken me about 3 days to get this blog post done!
So here's a photo catch up of what we have been up to ...
Friday 18th - Watching planes being unloaded and loaded, buses full of people coming and going and other little vehicles zooming about from the Silver Kris Lounge at KLIA.

Playing with happy meal toys :-)

Watching a dvd at Singapore Air lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore. (It was about a turtle and must have been at a nail biting moment heheee)

Taking photos of the sunrise at some unearthly hour of the morning somewhere over Australia I would guess :-)
This was taken about half an hour later.

Lack of sleep very evident when breakfast was delivered around 5.30am I think!

Look Mummy ... I got a milk! :-)

Samuel having one of his little snoozes in the bassinet :-)
On Saturday night the kids took a while to settle to sleep in the evening - was around 10pm and on Sunday both Aaron & Maddison slept in - Aaron woke at 10am and Maddison at 12noon!
In the afternoon they spent some time digging and playing in the dirt on Grandma & Grandad's lawn! Nice ...
Like a pair of little puppies!
They had a soak in the hot tub afterwards to get rid of some of the dirt :-)

Monday was a beautiful day - no clouds in the sky at all. Was fantastic. In the afternoon we took afternoon tea out to Grandad - he was mowing grass for silage. Maddison & Samuel fell asleep in the car and stayed that way for quite some time!
Aaron did some tree climbing.
Samuel woke up about 15 minutes before we left.

Aaron had a ride with Grandad a couple of times round the paddock :-)

He told me it was "really clunky" hehehee (I think he meant bouncy & noisy!)
After that we drove along the beach back to Grandma & Grandads. Maddison woke up when we stopped the car to take some pictures. Stewart Island was very clear.
The kids behaved like puppies again!

On the way home Grandma asked what we wanted for dinner ... both Lyndon & I said at the same time "Fish'n'Chips" :-) hehehee
So we went into town and Grandma dropped Aaron, Maddison & I off at a playground while they went and ordered fish & chips.
The kids had a great time on this flying fox. They had never been on one before ... but took to it like pros. Flying down the line ...
Hanging on tight because when you hit the tyres at the end you go flying up in the air!

and then grin like mad at Mum when you are done :-)

Maddison thought it was a bit of alright as well :-)

The grin says it all!
Helping each other to pull it back up to the top again.

Eating our fish'n'chips on the deck in the sun :-)

So that's our days up till Monday! We have had quite the adventure today ... but I will save that for another post :-)
Thanks for visiting.