Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Unconventional gardening techniques

Max and Lily LOVE being outside and "helping" with the gardening. Lily in particular is Daddy's little helper and knows which plants are edible (she loves spinach, mint leaves and cilantro) and you can often find her singing and talking to plants. Max is usually climbing a tree.

Sometimes though they will disappear to the back of the house and this is how I found them the other week. Tim had dug a drainage trench from under the house and they had got their watering cans and were filling it up and playing in the mud. Happy as two little piggies, how could I have stopped them? They were just having such a fantastic time and well, little children and clothes can be washed, right?

From Mud Pit

From Mud Pit

From Mud Pit

From Mud Pit

From Mud Pit


As of May 8th, Tim and I have been married for 10 years! Wow, I can't believe how fast it went. Two children, a house and lots of laughs and grey hair and we can honestly say we've never been happier. Thanks for a wonderful decade my love. ♥

Growing up we'd always join in the celebration on Mum and Dad's anniversary and everyone would buy presents for everyone else. Who knew that on the other side of the world that the Cunninghams were growing up doing the same thing? We decided to keep the tradition going and boy were the kids excited when they saw their presents. Their little faces when they upwrapped them were priceless. They also painted and decorated some picture frames for Daddy. Here are some photos.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


No, not the kind that come from "nasty yucky germs" as the kids say. The other kind. That people email you in attatchments that look so nice and innocent until they crash your whole computer, forcing you to do a total backup and reinstall.

Fortunately we didn't lose anything, but it has put me horribly behind and I've got loads of photos I want to share with you from the last two weeks. So stay tuned for lots of posts in the coming days.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Very excited!!

WOOHOO! I just found out (I skip through commercials, so I missed it) that in leu of Project Runway, which is stuck in legal battle no-man's land and not likely to return soon, Bravo are running a new design show called The Fashion Show. I missed the first episode but there is a re-run tomorrow night. I can't wait to see if it's any good. Oh, and one of the judges is Isaac Mizrahi in all his fabulousness. If I could afford it I'd wear his clothes from head to toe all day, every day.

I LOVE these shows and always end up dusting off my sewing machine half way through the season. I might just have to make a trip to the fabric store before the convention in June....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

When it all goes quiet....

...... and you walk into the room to find a pile of HAIR on the sofa.... well, you know that something bad has happened.

Max was practicing cutting paper with his (supposedly child-proof) scissors and got bored. Of course, Lily picked them up and decided that she would give herself a new 'do! Apparently she was trying to make her brother laugh. And her mother have a fit.

When I finally found her (hiding in a corner) she had cut a big gouge out of the front of her hair, all the way to the scalp. The worst possible spot for covering it up.

After toying with the idea of just shaving it all off (Tim's idea), we called a good friend who is a genius hairdresser and yesterday she sorted her hair out so that it looks decent again. I actually love it and think it really suits her! Thanks Beverly!!