Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday - School - Library visit
Tuesday - Excursion to Queanbeyan Library for book week AND a visiting science show
Wednesday - Visit the Life Education van for Healthy Harold
Thursday - Book week parade. He dressed as a knight and actually participated in the parade -yay!
Friday - Mrs Toone's birthday AND assembly where we was awarded with 2 certificates!
Well done Izaak - I love ya!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Cast on a rainbow dress - yukky pooling with the yarn so --- FROGGED
Sunday, August 24, 2008
After a full-on week with uni and my practical placement starting I needed to de-stress, de-brief, de-whatever so the kidlets and I packed up and drove over to the coast on Friday afternoon. We went to our favourite camping spot in the Murramarang National Park at Pebbly Beach. It's just so quiet and peaceful and we were the only campers there so we had the place to ourselves. The kids had a ball running around like complete loonies and being as loud as they wanted to be without me having to worry about upsetting/annoying anyone else.
For the first time EVER I managed to get the camp fire going! Yahoo!!!! and we sat, staring at the flames for all of about 10 minutes before we started hearing the first droplets of rain falling on the tent roof and then within about 10 seconds it was pouring down! We made a run for it to the tent and I watched in sadness as the flames were extinguished but I did it! So we fell asleep with the sound of rain pelting down onto the tent. Everything stayed dry and we were fine although I did get worried when the lightening started but we were fine.
Saturday the kids and I went for a long (ie 2 hour) walk on the National Park tracks and my lovely little girl walked the whole way! I was really surprised because I thought she'd pike about 10 minutes in. We found a fantastic beach about 45 minutes walk from camp which is FULL of pebbles. Izaak loved it! Walked back and the kids fell asleep so I got some knitting time in. Mum and Dad called past on their way to their cabin in town so the kids were excited to show them around the campsite. We went into town on Saturday night for dinner with them which was nice and then as we were coming back to camp we spotted this little fella eating the scraps the kids had left out and yep - thats the inside of the tent!! Well between the outer shell and inner shell anyway.
Sunday they came back for brekky and the kids had another close up experience with the natives....
and then we went for another walk to the rocky beach. The Olympics have obviously had an effect on the little miss who was practicing her best discus/javelin throw with the rocks while Izaak went for a big walk around the rocks and caves with grandad - you can *just* see them in the piccie - gives you an idea of how big the rock flats are out there.
where we spotted yet more animal life which were quite friendly....
and what do you do to top off a fantastic day in the great outdoors? Roast marshmallows of course - the blacker the better!
Izaak loves writing his name in the sand and I was lucky enough to have mine done too this time! I can't believe my little man is turning 7 soon. Where did the time go?
So we finally packed up, exhausted an came home again feeling de-briefed, de-stressed and ready to face the week ahead. I managed to drop and break my camera at the beach though so I've got the photos that are on the memeory card but I can't take any now until he goes to the camera-fix-it place. Oh and I managed to cast off my fetching mittens late last night just in time to complete them for the Ravelympics. Now I've started this dress for the little miss for summer. Pics to follow when mine is fixed or when I see mum next to borrow her camera. So much yarn, so many great patterns, so little time!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Firstly - my new mattress arrived **insert happy dance here**. The mattress I've previously been sleeping on is about 16 years old and it had more than served its time. I can't wait to go to bed tonight. Yeah!
Fourth - During the trip I met Olivia, a fellow Canberra stitch & bitcher of the felted pod fame. I first saw her pods at an exhibition in Civic sometime last year I think? It's always nice to put a face to a name or project in this case!
Monday, August 11, 2008
I feel terrible that I haven't blogged this little beauty before now but honestly I've been wearing it most days! A huge thanks to joeyn who assassinated me with the adorable Noro slouchy copy cat hat. Had I received just the hat I would have been extremely happy but she also included lots and lots of extras - stitch markers, tape measure, a cute little tin, choccies, tea and coffee - I felt so spoilt!! Thank you ;-)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I'm hoping to have my moment on the podium tomorrow in the hat dash ;-)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
4 more balls of the superwash, 3 of balmoral tweed in a lovely green (slouchy hat) and 5 balls of Smoothie DK (textured cardigan). Why? Why did I do it! This afternoon I re-arranged the furniture and went through the various stash bags/baskets/boxes/crates and got all the yarn I own together in one spot on the lounge room floor. Honestly, if you see me in a yarn store PLEASE kick my butt and tell me to leave. I can not buy anymore. I'm out of control. Seriously. I think I have a serious problem and I need to get a handle on it so I am ABSOLUTELY not buying ANY yarn for the next 3 months. I've got so many projects with the pattern and yarn ready to go that I really have no excuse to buy anything.
Going through the stash also revealed some long term WIP's that I want to get finished. I've got a clappy, fetching & grocery bag organised for the Ravelympics and after that I want to get these done.
1 - Knitting Needle Bag - knitting of the bag is done but it needs lining put it (I've already bought the fabric - just needs to be cut and sewn in) and straps
2 - A set of fingerless Noro mitts - first one done.
3 - Buttony - Have done one sleeve and am down to the waist of the body. About 8 inches of body and 2nd sleeve to do.
4 - Another clappy for my aunt. Set up rows done.
Then I'll start on the stash. I feel like I could quit uni, sell the kids and knit 24/7 and I still wouldn't get through the ridiculous amounts of yarn I've gathered ! !
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Anyway, we headed up to the Cotter camp ground and got set up. It is a great spot right on the river which I'll definitely be heading back to once the weather warms up so we can swim as well. In the middle of a Canberra winter though it was bloody freezing! I don't think I've ever felt as cold as I did during the night when I honestly thought I'd managed to get frostbite on one of my toes! It was great though and there is a 1.6km walk up to some caves which dad took the boys on. Of course I took loads of photos but these are the best of the little ones...
We also called into the park on the way home and had a great play. I know that this has been a photo - heavy post but I'm indulging my own proud-mumma moment.