Draw card

Eve doesn’t often sit still, in fact even when she’s sleeping she moves
like crazy.  So no matter how short lived it might be I am in love with her current love of drawing.  It even bought me enough time for a shower this morning, alone, bliss!

In case you’re wondering she’s drawing a birdie, at least she always says it’s birdies when asked.

Another kitchen step

A lovely productive weekend making our kitchen whole.

Ty spent Saturday finishing the plastering of the final wall and I spent
Sunday rendering the floor and facade of the old fireplace.

That’s me rendering, first time ever.

Once the render has cured I’ll be tiling the facade and interior, if I can make up my mind on the style.

Dirty feet and shiny treats

Last weekend consisted of the usual trips to Bunning’s gathering bits and pieces to make small progress on the kitchen.

Miss mercurial was at her least happy screaming while we shopped, so to get some peace to be able to think about what we needed I let her walk around even though she didn’t have shoes on.

The screaming mystery was solved on our trip home when Eve crashed out in the car, when I laid her in bed to continue the nap I was reminded why I don’t normally let her set foot in a shop without shoes.

In addition to the lovely peace of Eve taking a nap for a few hours when we returned I was handed a package left by my mum while we were out.

My (extremely) early birthday present.

It’s pretty nice to be spoiled and even more so with how beautifully the Alex Perry for Magnolia range is right down to the lovely packaging.

The rest of my weekend was spent uploading cutesy videos of Eve to Vine, which are probably not cute to anyone but me but I don’t care, the six second loop of her makes my heart happy.

 

SUP on the river

This is not a sponsored post however I feel that it’s worth mentioning that this was not a paid lesson as Tarrant was asked to join in for a feature article in the local paper.  I am not linking to the business out of any kind of obligation other than the obligation to spread the word about a great activity and a great business.

Last weekend Tarrant was unplugged from his computer and went on his second SUP day. His first was a Christmas present from his nanna.  

I don’t know a lot about it but I do know that he has a great time and that Robby the instructor is infinitely patient and holds lifeguard, first aid and surf rescue qualifications.  I felt completely safe letting my son go off on a long paddle with these guys and I really hope that it’d something that Tarrant keeps doing.

If you want to know more about Stand Up Paddling where we live head here.

Our weekend

It hasn’t even finished and it’s been a long weekend. Friday was spent running around in 43 degree heat and picking mum up from the airport, which would have been nice was it not so sweaty.

On the plus side some of the running around involved getting the last part I needed for Mr. Wolff to finish repairing my laptop. Seriously great service from our local Dick Smith store, they didn’t have what I needed on the shelf but scoured through some odds and ends under the counter and not only found what I needed but made sure it worked before I left with it (and only charged me $2). I’m really happy to have it working again, especially being that it cost less than ten dollars. I’m also a little annoyed we didn’t look in to it sooner because it’s sat unused for a couple of years roughly and that’s pretty wasteful, on the plus side it means I’m spared the to and fro-ing that was going on inside my head regarding a new laptop.

Mr. Wolff hadn’t been feeling great for a couple of days and overnight broke out in a welty red rash, we popped in to the chemist to get something for it and it turns out he has shingles. Not nice for him but plenty of terrible pun material for me. My mind is still boggling that someone so young has shingles as I thought it was an old persons virus.

Apart from that weird little patch of bad news the weekend has been pretty awesome (for me) as I mentioned earlier my laptop got fixed and I also got a new camera. I have to say how nice it is not to be taking photos on my iPhone which are adequate but far from lovely. I’ve spent a small chunk of today playing and and even smaller amount of time trying to read the manual, I seriously glaze over every time I try to read any kind of manual, it’s a really bad trait.

Playing outside

outside

Self applied headphones

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My very handsome husband

ty

Wanting to be picked up as usual

eve

At the moment I’m still playing with it on auto, because I’m feeling lazy but I’m looking forward to taking more control and improving my photography, my standards have slipped way too low lately.

In case anyone is interested I went with the Olympus Pen E-PL5, I wanted something smaller than my Leica Digilux3 but didn’t want to go all the way back to a point and shoot.  At first I was keen on the EOS M but after researching the Olympus was more suited to me and more flexible for me to add on to.  I chose the silver but part of me was torn (and still is because I’m ridiculous) as I prefer the black body, as picky as it is I would’ve liked the black body with the silver lenses.  So far it’s a lovely camera incredibly light and straightforward to use, I particularly love that the screen can flip out, it works really well for getting down to Eve’s level without having to lay on the ground.  It’s a lot of fun to have a creative tool back in my hands, between this and getting some time to paint this week I am feeling very spoiled.

Hope everyone else is having a lovely weekend, and that none of you have shingles.

Our weekend

It hasn’t even finished and it’s been a long weekend. Friday was spent running around in 43 degree heat and picking mum up from the airport, which would have been nice was it not so sweaty.
On the plus side some of the running around involved getting the last part I needed for Tyler to finish repairing my laptop. Seriously great service from our local Dick Smith store, they didn’t have what I needed on the shelf but scoured through some odds and ends under the counter and not only found what I needed but made sure it worked before I left with it (and only charged me $2). I’m really happy to have it working again, especially being that it cost less than ten dollars. I’m also a little annoyed we didn’t look in to it sooner because it’s sat unused for a couple of years roughly and that’s pretty wasteful, on the plus side it means I’m spared the to and fro-ing that was going on inside my head regarding a new laptop.

Tyler hadn’t been feeling great for a couple of days and overnight broke out in a welty red rash, we popped in to the chemist to get something for it and it turns out he has shingles. Not nice for him but plenty of terrible pun material for me. My mind is still boggling that someone so young has shingles as I thought it was an old persons virus.

Apart from that weird little patch of bad news the weekend has been pretty awesome (for me) as I mentioned earlier my laptop got fixed and I also got a new camera. I have to say how nice it is not to be taking photos on my iPhone which are adequate but far from lovely. I’ve spent a small chunk of today playing and and even smaller amount of time trying to read the manual, I seriously glaze over every time I try to read any kind of manual, it’s a really bad trait.

At the moment I’m still playing with it on auto, because I’m feeling lazy but I’m looking forward to taking more control and improving my photography, my standards have slipped way too low lately.

In case anyone is interested I went with the Olympus Pen E-PL5, I wanted something smaller than my Leica Digilux3 but didn’t want to go all the way back to a point and shoot.  At first I was keen on the EOS M but after researching the Olympus was more suited to me and more flexible for me to add on to.  I chose the silver but part of me was torn (and still is because I’m ridiculous) as I prefer the black body, as picky as it is I would’ve liked the black body with the silver lenses.  So far it’s a lovely camera incredibly light and straightforward to use, I particularly love that the screen can flip out, it works really well for getting down to Eve’s level without having to lay on the ground.  It’s a lot of fun to have a creative tool back in my hands, between this and getting some time to paint this week I am feeling very spoiled.

Hope everyone else is having a lovely weekend, and that none of you have shingles.

Another full weekend

The year races to a close and we race against it to get things done.

As usual we chip away at the jobs needed done to get our kitchen together.

Swimming lessons have improved, or at least that’s what Mr Wolff tells me, I stay home to try to get some me time in.

Miss has taken to drawing on everything including herself.

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It seems like she got half way through drawing whiskers on herself and didn’t like the effect, or maybe she was worried people would think she was trying to be Peter Criss?

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A beautiful new baby boy arrived two weeks ahead of schedule, and it was delightful to hold a tiny one and drink in his smell and sounds.

Christmas parties have shown me that staying up past midnight does me no favours; especially when the miss wakes in a rage at 3 am, angry that we weren’t there when she fell asleep.

The old fireplace is finally cut out of the kitchen and the fridge is in, although a very tight squeeze that will need to be rethought in the long run.

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Hope you are all having wonderful weekends and holding your loved ones extra close.

Sunshine Sunday

Another weekend half gone, but at least the weather is cooler today and we can enjoy the sunshine today.

I can see Eve’s apple tree (which we planted for her first birthday), steadily growing.

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Every day I check, because it’s incredible to me that just months after planting we have five apples growing.

Apart from staring at trees the weekend has been filled with preparing and plastering the kitchen. Renovating while living in the house with a toddler makes for some interesting moments.

My application for parent of the year can only have been strengthened by Eve’s shows of industry and independence this weekend.

Here you can see Eve working hands on with the stud adhesive.

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Made all the more impressive by the fact that she moved a four kilo weight off the top to get to it.

After a (frantic) scrub to get it off Eve chose her own outfit.

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And this morning was ready to deal with any welding we might need.

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How has your weekend been?