Sunday, 13 April 2008

I'm moving to Wordpress!

Hi! Check out our new baby, PINKYPIE, at my new site! Ohmy!
Change your address books now!

PS i apologise for the quality of the layout over there, Rach, i need your help!!!

Friday, 11 April 2008

My first ever atcs

"Oreol" and "Big is better"
These are my first ever atcs(artist trading cards). Made for a swap on Swap bot! It was a "Fat girl art swap"! They are done using gel pens and water colour pencils, the one on the left had some marker used too.

Before i did this I didn't realize how small these actually are. They are 2.5 x 3.5 inches!

Drawing is the one creative outlet i am not confident in. Everything else i have tried i feel comfortable doing, this puts me WAY outside my comfort zone!!! I have been practicing though...

Alice Revamp! #1 gel pens

Alice Revamp! #2 Pastels, marker

I am actually enjoying it! Great, another craft pursuit to occupy my time!

Karen gave me the knitting bug back! K, since i got home i finished THE purple cardie from last year!!! I will be sewing it up tonight with Rach. Pics maybe tomorrow!

Oh, and watch this space, we may have a new addition to the family! ;) Hmmm, lets see how many of you are lurking out there! I will tell all on Sunday!!!


Thursday, 10 April 2008

A Relaxing week away...

Well, for a weekend away, in a 3 bedroom house, with 8 kids ages 6 and under, it was quite relaxed! I wouldn't say relaxING but it was so much fun!
We had great fun catching up with our fave family!
*Joely (1.5), EJ (1.5), C(3.5), Liji(2.5), A (3.5), Roo(4 on Sunday!), O (6), Zo, (5)!!* This was the scene K and i came home to after Jamie kindly offered to babysit all 8 kids! What a man!! (And he has good legs! ;)

I had to go down by myself on the Saturday, Javi wasn't able to join us until Tuesday night, because of work. The N*****ls joined us on Sunday evening! The kids were so good together. We had 5 kids sleeping in one room, and they were pretty good! They had great fun digging in the sand hole, riding bikes, playing with balls... playing in kennels....
Who needs a dog???
Hmm, an extra 5 kids! Our fave Whanga Family comes to visit!
Elijah and Joel on the tramp, with a bike and a screwdriver. You've got to have your screwdriver you know. (I didn't know this was happening!!!)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Easter egg slice

This was created after we received a cake tin full of these little eggs! 2 weeks after Easter! AGGGHHH! More eggs, we still haven't finished the original ones!

Easter egg slice! Created by....ME!


4 oz (125g) butter
1 small c sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
2 T cocoa

20 marshmallow Easter eggs (or how ever many you have!)

This makes a small roasting pan size slice!

  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add egg, beat well
  • Sift ( or don't) flour, baking powder and cocoa and combine on a low speed.
  • spread in a baking paper lined tin!
  • break choccy eggs in half, place in microwave on medium for 1min.
  • Stir
  • Continue to zap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between!
  • Spread over the top of base.
  • Bake @ 150 C for 35 minutes (give or take! it should look chocolaty brown and bubbling!)


It may not be the prettiest, but it definitely tastes good!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


In our family we love fish and chip night, sometimes at the park, sometimes in front of a family video.... This is how much Joely enjoys it....

Are you finished Joel?

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

An Easter holiday at Red Beach

You can't go to the beach without a rugby ball! (And yes Jarrod and Jamie, it is on an angle!!!) Over Easter we House sat for some friends in Red Beach! We had a great time looking after their 11 week old puppy (mini Schnauzer, I forgot to take pictures!!!) We spent lots of time at the beach, and the rest of it at another friends place! Oh, and Jen (SIL) and i went clothes shopping... For me!!!
Liji with a starfish! I told Ruby to look cute!
Playing cricket with Drew (2)
Joel is TOO confident in the water! he just runs straight in, doesn't even bother him when he is swamped!!

We love rock pooling! We found starfish, anemones, periwinkles (we call them cats eyes) and one crab!

And next weekend we do it all again at Whanga, on our 3rd annual Family holiday! 8 kids age 6 and under, 4 adults, a 3 bedroom bach! I so can't wait!!! See you soon N*****l's!!! Oh and neither of us a pregnant or feeding this year... I don't think!!!!! ;)))

Shaving cream + 4 kids = 20 minutes time out for Mummy!

Take half a can of shaving foam...
One plastic table....
Four kids....
a sunny day....
and let the fun begin!!!!

To finish, take one hose and squirt like crazy!!!!