29 August, 2016

Jurassic Park At Home

Sunday morning started with the boys playing Jurassic World.  They were hunting around the house.  Like this....

I thought it would be fun instead to send them outside to hunt for dinos.  So I found all the toy ones ( we can't remember if there were 14 or 15!) &  I made some "tickets" for them to enter Jurassic Park.  

After finding half, the little girl next door spotted the boys & wanted to be out with them.  So she came to hunt for dinos too.  They had good fun all morning outside together.  

We were outside till mid afternoon actually in the end, burning all our tree rubbish.  So lots of play, toasted marshmallows & mud.  Was terrific fun.

BJ then surprised us with his own hunt that he made for us.  He came out with pages he had managed to set up with images & all.  I'm still super impressed he figured out how to put images on a word doc all by himself - after watching the teacher...  so Stuart & I went hunting for Minecraft critters in the garden later on.  He was rapt with doing one & even more rapt that he figured out the picture thing himself.  Not as impressed as we are!  

28 August, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Dinosaur hunting in the paddock was a hit for both boys today...

26 August, 2016

Gold Fish

Another applique square done.  

25 August, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • For rescuers in Italy, working hard to try to find survivors.
  • For people safely sheltered from tornadoes in the USA.
Nothing at home seems relevant when you see the results of nature in these countries.
  • All embracing Bookweek fun.
  • Teachers that are terrific for both boys.
  • Boys that love & appreciate the craft I do for them.
  • Sure signs of spring.
  • Good days at work.

24 August, 2016

Book Week

This event seems to come around very fast.  Kind of like Christmas really!

Anakin Skywalker.

Emmet from the Lego Movie.

22 August, 2016

Stitching Fun

So a couple of these pictures found them selves stitched already.  It's a nice change to do them by hand after all the Town & Country squares which I am mostly doing by machine.  Must say I rather like the castle.  BJ likes the castle too.  He has asked for a castle.

21 August, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - A book for his birthday with children's science experiments in it had him out trying a few different ones.  This was cool watching the balloon expand.  

DJ - engrossed in science experiments this week at school too & now at home, he came to me in the pose asking me to take a photo.  So funny.  I had to get it quick, this serious scientist face!  lol