Monday, September 29, 2008

Unexpected but strangely appropriate result for my Reincarnation Placement Exam.

Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Lol Cat

38% Intrigue, 44% Civilization, 63% Humanity, 43% Urbanization.

After much consideration, we have decided to make you a LolCat.

Actually, there wasn't much consideration at all. It was the easiest decision we've made all day.

Why? Because, according to your answers, you want to have your good times, but don't seem too interested in all that "other stuff." You know... civilization, adventure, that sort of thing.

We hope you like being fluffy.

I don't know... Can you has cheezburger?

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Friday, September 26, 2008

More beachy photos

I love the shapes of the shells. The skeletal ones are so pretty.

Stalking little fishies.

This snail has been working hard.

Running into the wind. It was a very windy day, and once we'd left the shelter of the shoreline, we were buffeted so much. Hats flew away more than once.

I love pictures taken when they are all peering at something and totally unaware that I am watching them.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spring in Brisbane is a brief affair. We were forecast a couple of cloudy, damp days, but instead this is what we got.
It's vacation time, so I piled the kids in the car and we headed down to the beach for a couple of hours expending youthful energy, or in my case, going into energy debt. There is a small island at this spot, only accessible at low tide. We have always said we wanted to walk there, and today we did.

We explored the tidal pools, filled with hermit crabs and tiny fish that we could only spot when they moved.

The kids squealed when a hermit crab decided to explore my toes.

I imagine that the cranes at the shipping port are actually giraffes, grazing on an African plain.

On the way home we stopped at a garden centre, admired the flowers, especially this prettily crumpled poppy, and stocked up on a few plants to add to the little frog haven I am creating.

Tired but happy, we all went home.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Finishes

This little redwork piece has turned out even sweeter than I hoped. It took a couple of tries to get the binding on right, especially since I have never actually done anything with binding before. I brashly thought I'd be able to just figure it out, but three quarters of the way around it was pretty obvious I had no idea how to mitre corners. One quick trip to Youtube later, it was all under control. The finishing touch - the stick for the hanger - was collected from under a tree while walking from school to the car this afternoon.

Today I also hemmed and buttonholed Samara's new dress. It's a little loose around the bodice (room to grow over the summer is my excuse), but easily remedied with a t-shirt underneath. She can't wait to wear it for Grandma's birthday tomorrow.

Of course, I can't photograph anything without Josh appearing for his big moment in front of the camera. Cheese!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I am strolling down memory lane at the moment. With Christopher turning 10 and Joshua having his orientation day to start full time schooling next year, I feel a little left behind! So, in order to make the rest of you feel as nostalgic as I do (in particular the grandmothers and aunts who read this blog), here are a few photos from Christopher's infancy. Remember that thick black hair, which somehow turned into blonde curls right before our eyes?
Uncle Brian took the little baby photos above. I loved the blue bibs, that matched his eyes perfectly.
The rest of the photos I took, way back when digital cameras were a shiny new invention. We borrowed one from Brett's work for a trip to Townsville and Cairns, and bought one as soon as we got home.
This one was in our yard in Mount Isa. We spent a lot of time in the front yard in the afternoons, waiting for Daddy to come home from work.
I miss the ringlets, which were the inspiration for my web handle, Cherubsmummy. I still have the nickname, but all my curly haired children have gone straight.