is it just me or did September fly by at a phenomenal speed? lucky i took some photos during the month because i am buggered if i can recall any of it... we are on the slippery slope into Christmas and as always each weekend seems to fill up fast with activities or 'must do' tasks and i find that my head is already spinning. luckily kerryanne is organising a home made Christmas blogging special with amazing ideas, money saving tips from herself and guest bloggers, and even a giveaway or two, so if you are stuck for ideas or need some inspiration become a follower to keep up to date.
the first step in her homemade Christmas is an all important organiser which can be downloaded from her blog (see told you she would keep you on track). i will add her button to my sidebar as soon as i work out how to do it (someone remind me please...).
but before i look to the future i might just go back to the past and recap what September actually held for me and my little family. as i said before the camera reveals all and reminds me of the fun we had.
during the month of September we were visited by some dear friends who travelled from my home town of toowoomba to come see us and our little space out at the markets. i have known Darren for over 15 years and his lovely wife Sarena for 10, so when we get together we just pick up where we left off. we had a great time eating and drinking and watching the girls play with their gorgeous daughter Adelaide.
here's Adelaide on the trampoline. for better/more photos click here we met up with some more friends out at the markets and enjoyed a tasty lunch and a play in the park. (which is most likely where we got the ticks from!)
the next night we gathered up my dad and headed over to my nieces school for a musical extravaganza...
this was the best night out! amazing how young children can be so very entertaining. here is Chelsea surrounded by her adoring fans... my sister Narelle and my dad Boris waiting to go in.
here is Chelsea on stage during one of the many songs. i must say we were all thoroughly entertained and amazed at the talent of these young children.
on the first weekend of the school holidays Mick blew out 37 candles... cuddles and present opening... not quite 37 candles but i didn't want to burn the house down ~_~ raspberry swirl cake is our most favourite!
then the very next day we celebrated Chloe's 4th birthday at hungry jacks
During the school holidays we managed to get up to visit micks dad and step mum in their new home in Hervey Bay. it was a really nice drive, the scenery was pretty and stopping along the way broke the drive up. we pulled into a rest area and were greeted by many birds who live by the man made lakes. these fellas got a little too close for comfort but were fascinating as the girls had never been so close to geese of this size. we had a really nice time, very relaxing indeed. this is my attempt at an artistic shot at Burrum Heads while the girls did this... look at that water!! the water was chilly but you cant stop children from getting in.... here are the girls and mick with Jim and Leona. we hope to get back up there in the new year before school starts again.
we returned to Brisbane just in time for a skating party held in honour of Hannah's 8th birthday. the girls had such a good time. i forgot how much of a workout skating can be, i dressed the girls in warmish clothes cause our day was overcast...big mistake, look how red my lili is!!
and here are the 4 year olds. these 2 are so cute! look how red she is! it is hard to believe that lili came 2nd in the limbo competition..she cant skate. Mia held on the whole time, a few more sessions and she might be able to go round without holding on and falling over . they had a great time, makes me want to go back and join in the fun...
phew what a long post...sorry bout that, perhaps i shouldn't leave it so long next time...
it has taken me a whole hour to write this post! i best be off and do some sort of housework before school pick up time.