Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas planning!

My Jonas is my little carbon copy.
As soon as I walked in the door this afternoon (completely drained and exhausted- I wish I was exaggerating) he said "lets go Christmas shopping!"
So we bought a brand new tree and a few little treats- shopping when exhausted is great soul food by the way.
He then opted out of his bedtime story to make a list!!!! I promise I did not suggest this- he may have seen me make a list or two in the past though.
He insisted on writing it himself and also insisted that it should have 10 points!!! (see why I call him my carbon copy).
So here it is:
1. pick a spot (for the tree)
2. get some lights
3. get the stockings
4. set up the tree
5. get some stuff (hmmmm that could be expensive)
6. get some decorations
7. get some food
8. cuddle up together (this was also discussed as part of a christmas movie night and the afore mention food may be included)
9. decorate the tree
10. open the presents (he had tried to incorporate this in from point 3 onwards)

Ahhhh what a boy! So proud of his determination to write the list himself- I wasn't allowed to help! I have adjusted some of the spelling though.... stuff was 'staf' and lights were 'lits'. He is my little party planning side-kick. Hurray to that.
He picked out a pretty awesome new tree too- it has lights attached. The old one went in the bin last year after I spent so much time sneezing that it took an extra hour to get it up.
Joe and I can't wait to get it all set up.....and to some more very necessary shopping that is bound to follow.


Friday, 16 November 2012

Nanna's 90th.

Despite my hopes for a beautiful big party to celebrate Nanna's 90th birthday, she decided in the end that she just wanted a family lunch. I decided that I could still have fun and make it pretty and special. Dad had organised lots of letters from VIPs- including Julia Gillard!!! Balloons, roses and champagne were called for to go with such important messages. She loved it and almost welled up as she said her thankyous. I am glad she knows how much she means to us all.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Smile :)

It has been a big week!

Lots of things have made me smile.


The bananas growing in the corner of our garden. 
If I squint and ignore the barking dog I feel like I am on a tropical holiday.


A gifted snooker table. The garage will soon be the boys party room :)




Swimming weather.


Halloween laughter and excitement.


A game of UNO that got just a little bit out of control :)


A pool party with our dearest friends.

Which also included a visit to Campbell's favourite second- hand bookshop! The huge pile of books and comics cost us $4 and got me a kiss from the salesman ;) 
Grant wanted to know how much the books would've cost without the kiss!


I am so in love with my bee hive drink dispenser. Even more in love with the fact that it cost me less than $30. Can't wait to fill it up with Sangria for our next vistors.




Ahhh the love between a boy and his dog. 
We shall just ignore the dirt all over my day bed that the afore mentioned dog may be responsible for.


Wobbly teeth- ewwww look at the angle that thing is hanging at.

What made you smile this week????
 
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