Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sasha and Brad's Wedding

A very elegant affair. We travelled up to Cairns for this auspicious occasion, and enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Cairns Colonial Club. I managed to leave my camera at home, so the photos I took were on a borrowed camera. I failed to get a single worthy photo of the bride and groom, but here's a small collection of my more successful shots.

We all enjoyed getting gussied up for the big day. I was very proud of how sweet my little ones looked.

Waiting outside the church for the bride to arrive. Samara and her little cousin, Lailah were perfectly behaved young ladies for the entire day.

Samara was anxious about her flower girl role, and the weight of the flower arrangements they held was astonishing. She wasn't sure she'd make it.

After a wedding at 3, then photos and dinner, it all became to much for Joshua. He's such a good little boy, though, and just put his hands over his ears and fell asleep in spite of the loud music.

At the end of the night, the flowers were a bit bruised, as were the feet of many ladies I spoke to. Now I just have to hurry up and sort out the present, which was almost complete before an unfortunate incident with a tea cup. I need to redo some of it. It will be in the mail soon, Sasha!!

The wedding was beautiful, and the vacation much needed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home...

The end result of a project for Samara's classroom. They are studying insects, spiders and creepy crawlies this term, and as the grand conclusion, they had to make a model of a minibeast. Samara chose a ladybird. It had to have the right body parts, so we made the head and thorax from Fimo, and the abdomen (which has a fancy name I don't actually remember) from paper mache. Much glue, paint, beads and buttons were liberally applied, and we were very satisfied with the end result. I went up to the classroom to admire the whole collection, and I must say, we parents excelled ourselves!

Our new patio is finally complete, no photos yet, as there are still plans to be implemented, regarding furniture, gardening etc. It is bliss to sit out there, as the days are warming up, and inhale the scent of orange blossoms (our neighbour's tree, but it keeps trying to move in with us). Spring is so sprung, and summer is looming in the not too distant future. Ladybirds aplenty, we even saw one come out of its pupae thingy the other day!

We're off to Cairns for a wedding on the weekend, then hopefully I'll have some new crafty pics to show you, as well as a plethora of delightful holiday snaps! A weekend in a tropical resort is just what I need.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I could not resist these violas while at Bunnings with Mum the other day. Spring flowers always suck me in, even though our winter is scarcely colourless nor extreme in any sense of the word. The flowers always make me feel hopeful that the summer will be lovely, though in my heart I know I will still hate the heat, and that by February I will be gasping for reprieve!

Still, I can hope, can't I? MAybe this summer will bring the rain we still need. Last week we enjoyed a whole week of rain, but still our region only received a few weeks of water in the catchment. Just an hour north of us, enough water to fill our dams flooded towns and flowed out to sea. It's enough to make you weep.