Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What a whirlwind the last 6 weeks have been! Merry belated Christmas and Happy New year to all of you.
These are the little candle mats I made and matched up with glass candle holders for gifts. I love the tealights, they are battery operated so I don't have to worry about little fingers and flames.

Emily and Daddy read the Potato People by Pamela Allen for bedtime last night so the first job on this morning's agenda was these little guys.Emily has checked 6 times today to see if they have sprouted yet...uumm...no sweetie....check in a few weeks........




I love the school holiday break over summer as it means heaps of family time together. We have had a few short trips to the coast and to Melbourne. Here are a few pics of the highlights..
Lazy days on the beach at Sussex Inlet...

Getting friendly with the local wildlife......

Little white lie at the Museum......"yes dear that is a T-Rex ! "
Emily is mad about the Night at the Museum movie....I did not have the heart to disappoint her !
I had to drag her out at closing time as she wanted to stay behind to see everything come to life.




Very busy crowded day at the Melbourne Aquarium......


and just ask my 12 yr old cricket mad son, what has been the highlight of his holidays....
got to be Watson scoring his century.....that was a father son expedition to the MCG let me tell you.....Emily and I went to watch the singing Chipmunks and then browse the kids section at the Borders book shop in Melbourne Central...talk about heaven! ( the bookshop , that is..NOT the movie ! )


I made the most of my spare time lazing by the beach and have started my Christmas stitchery quilt for the year ahead...scary huh ! ...just need to see if I can keep up the pace !
The kids are all in bed so I think I will go try to master my new toy....Santa left me a Wii Fit plus under the tree....was Santa trying to give a gentle hint ???
Maybe I will leave a Mirdle ( you know ..that man girdle thing ..ha.ha) under the tree for Santa next year...

x Cheers, PJ.X

4 comments:

Kate said...

Sounds like a fabulous holiday so far! Love the potato people. We might have to hunt that book down, sounds so cute. I hope you and your family have the most wonderful, happy and creative 2010.

clare's craftroom said...

Great holiday ! My kids loved Pamela Allen books too . Sorry I would have gone to the cricket too!

Ammie said...

Okay, so this comment isn't about your post at all. I'm really here to say that I finally commented over on the Quilt Project on your charming block. My husband made a block, too, and I'm finally writing more comments. :)

Sarah said...

We had a holiday in Melbourne at Christmas time as well! And we went to the Aquarium and the Museum for the first time (we have been to Melbourne many times before and never made it out of the shops and cafes!). Isn't it a great city?! There is an awesome quilting shop there called Patchwork on Central Park and they have an incredible range of Liberty Prints available and you can order online. I highly recommend them. Oh, I'm Sarah, the newest member of ANZAC quilting bee, by the way! Just checking out your blog...