Thursday, July 23, 2009

insert sentimental quote here....

my poor little blog has been a bit neglected of late, what with starting a new school term and keeping up with the house work, but more importantly... meeting old and new faces!! back row left - poppy Jim, paddy holding his son Henry, mister moo, Clinton
front row left - Jessica, Mia, Michaela, Claudia sitting on Alexandra and lili
the 'mummies' were taking photos.
mister moo's brother Clinton and his lovely family came up from NSW for a week long visit. it has been 7 years since we have seen them (except Clint's overnight stay for paddy's wedding 2005) so we had one little family member to meet and they had three. (Mia, Claudia and Henry)
we met up with them at paddy's house (micks younger brother) and had a lovely lunch and a great catch up. what i love about family is that no matter how long you spend apart you can just pick up where you left off and that gap just closes up. the children got on so well straight away and played the afternoon away.
Claudia, Lexie, Michaela, Mia, lili and Henry
this photo screams 'FAMILY'
these two look so much like poppy Jim, aren't they just the sweetest little blondies!
the cat was centre of attention, we really must get a pet..
Lexie is just such a sweet natured, easy going girl and doted on Claudia the whole time. she is so pretty!
and H-MAN (Henry) just followed the girls around having a ball, he also likes his tucker :)
my favourite photo mick with his brothers
paddy, Clinton and mick (yes that is a muppet t-shirt mick is wearing, my fav character ANIMAL !)
they then headed back up the coast to stay with micks dad and be 'tourists' with the promise that they would be back down to stay with us for a couple of nights. our two nights together were great and really makes me wish they still lived here. for some reason i didn't take many photos on those two nights but the children just had a ball playing and the conversation never stopped for the adults. they are now safe and sound back home and enjoying the last of their holidays.
some other things that have kept me busy are finally finishing this girl...
she has safely arrived in her new home and her new owners are more than happy with her!! (thank god) and the other thing that i cant wait to post about is my day at lilly cottage. i haven't uploaded the photos yet but i will in the next few days.
i am still on my count down to my long service...8 weeks to go!!
mmwwaahh rosey


clare's craftroom said...

What a great way to spend time with family ! Your doll turned out fantastic !

babalisme said...

aaaah... I love family gathering, and see kids growing up is just one of the best part! I always shout, "Hey, look how big you are now!!" at my nephews and nieces, because they do grow up real fast. Maybe they think of me as a freak auntie, but I don't care :)

Say hi to all your family and good luck with the new school term. Do the girls love my label?? Do they use them?? ;D

trixi said...

Rosey, I'm looking very hard to find the lopsided part of your babushka but can't find it. Perhaps it was never there?
Could you do something about your split blog personality? Perhaps when you post on a&g you could post on icantsew that today you are a&g and vice verse? I hate to imagine what's going to happen when you start posting on your third blog!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Ah Haaa...I knew who was your Hubby as soon as I looked at first piccie.
Your girls have so much of his features!
Family time is good,But we seem to need to just have some of our Family time.
Our home is becomming a never ending revolving door.
You all look like a really happy lot Rosey

Maria-Thérèse said...

Awww these photos of smiling family members make me smile!

Just read your comment - I love that you can "make" memories - we can't express it that way in Swedish :) :)

Anonymous said...

How nice is the closeness of family huh.Very can seee a resemblance with the girls and their cousin.

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

I have a Henry and we call him H-Man too!!

bekimarie said...

What a gorgeous family, everyone looks so happy.
Let me get this straight, they are from your hubbys side right? they all look so much alike and yet your gorgeous girlies are the spit of you.
Hmmm, i'm confused lol.
Have a great weekend sweetie, hopefully your parcel should arrive in the next couple of days.
Big ((hugs))
Beki xxx