Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Week

I love my Mr Lincoln and Lady Liberty!

The theme for Book Week was around the world... so we worked with what we knew!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday in Hipsta Land.

Just for a bit of camera fun, I thought I would do my day in Hipstamatic photos taken on my iPhone.

It was a rough start to the day. Liberty had 2 days off school with a runny nose and woke up in the middle of the night throwing up "Spilling" as she calls it. This continued all night and into the morning. Poor little girl, she is such a good patient!

While Liberty watched movies in bed, Shawn and I sat by the fire and played with our photos on our iPhone/iPod.

Then it was time to start washing... Lots of items were in the wake of Liberty's bad night, including the floor, wall and rugs.

We had been planning for a few weeks to go to Armidale today. The Family History Group were honoring a Civil War Solider who is burried in Armidale. We all were looking forward to this having been to Gettysburg a few months ago. There was to be people dressed as Confederate Solders, and a band. So we took Liberty's "spill" bucket and got in the car.

Well, we found the band in the Armidale cemetery, but sadly, no solders!

Went home and unpacked the few essentials I got while in town. Liberty enjoyed the drive and had not spilled!

While it was nice out, I did a bit of renovating in the worm farm.

Then it was time for Shawn to go to a sleep over birthday party at his mates place.

Liberty was outside enjoying the sun, so Matt and I got some things done. First job was to get the compressor and blow out the heater/blower in the fire. (It is soooo good now!!)

While the sun was still a warm 14 degrees, I wanted to attack the side garden. I love this space, but it grows so well that you can not walk through it in late Spring and Summer. It is now all neat and tidy. I am tempted to paint the fence something bright....hmmmm

A few bulbs came out with the weeds, so I planted them out the back. While there, Matt commented that we should take those trees out. So we did. The car was the only way they were going to move!

The rope broke several times, and eventually ended up in our leverage plank!

Liberty had thrown up again, but came outside to sit in the car before it got cold. Such a trooper!
Dinner time. bed time. blog time.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hipsta from the US of A

I have been a very bad blogger.

Life has been busy since we have returned from our wonderful travels. Kids have settled back into school, Matt is busy with work, basketball and keeping the fire burning. I have picked up a good few weeks work at the school. The first few weeks were in the office and now I have at least another 4 in the food tech room.
It has been depressingly cold and I am missing the lovely weather that we had at the end of our time away, even Liberty comments that it is nicer in America.
I didn't take many photos with my iPhone while away, but I did have some fun with the Hipstamatic App. Below is a uniform taken on a submarine we toured in Pittsburg, a tunnel on the way into Pittsburg, the woods at Dad's and Bitty on a plane.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's been awhile....

Lots going on here! Just of few images of the past week. We went on a road trip outeast to Gettsburg, Hershey, Lancaster and Balttimore. We had a great few days!
Yesterday we went into Pittsburgh to the Science Center and Andy Warhol Museum.
Shawn and Liberty both had a great time and assisted with a high voltage talk.

We only had a few minutes before closing so Liberty and Matt had a turn as a human Yo-Yo while Shawn went on the trampolene.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Twin Lakes

We went out to Twin Lakes twice this week. Once to walk the trails and the other to hire a paddle boat. It is a beautiful place and the weather was perfect, unfortunately the rain is back for the next week....

Today was going to be yard sales and more planting of flowers and vegies, but that plan is no longer.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pittsburgh Pirates!

Yesterday we went to a baseball game in Pittsburgh at PNC Park. it was a fantastic day and evening. We got back to Dads just after 11pm.
Shawn really got into the game and the feel of a ball park. He got himself a foam finger and even went down andgot some player autographs.
We went with some friends of ours from Armidale and his American inlaws. Actually, his parents are our neighbours.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sunshine,at last!

Today the sun made an appearence and it was so very welcome!
Still a chill in the air,but a nice blue sky replaced the dull grey.

Liberty helped Grandpa out in the yard. They planted Sunflower seads and cocks combe.

Liberty loves being outside!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Well we have been out everyday doing something, just nothing really to blog about!
It has been raining so I have not really had the camera out. The blossoms are beautiful so hopefully I can go for a walk in a day or 2 and get some snaps.

The pic of Shawn and Liberty was taken on the trail down to see Fallingwater. Unfortunately, I legally can not display any of the building images. If you dont know of Fallingwater, google it, it is one of my favourite places.

The photo of Liberty is just to show her new fashion style...she is attached to those boots. I must say they look stunning with her mint green trackies! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Living Treasures

Today we headed down to Acme and went to a country store and Living Treasures animal park. The kids had a great time! Once Liberty got over her fear of feeding the animals she would feed almost anything. The kangaroo had the most slobber, even over the camel that sucked down my whole hand.
I had been to Living Treasures a few times, but it was great to go with the kids!

The weather is not as nice as it should be for this time of year. Scattered showers make going out a bit tricky. Our neighbour was almost hit by lightening today.

Now we are watching Dancing with the stars... I think Australia does it better :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Too Much?

...and I missed some!!!

This is what happens when Grandpa Is left in charge of Easter supplies. The kids got all of this plus toys, hats and other novelty items.

If someone could please call my gym and renew my membership and also the kids dentist may need a call!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


We have now had a few days in Greensburg. Yesterday we went to my Grandmother's for Good Friday. It was so wonderful to see family... The top image is my Grandmother's 4 Grand Daughters all together for the first time in a very, very long time!

Today we went to Schramm's,a family owned bbakeyand produce store. We saw the Easter Bunny,the real Easter bunny! The kids went on an Easter Egg hunt in a field and they had a great time! Now, the carrots are out in the yard and the baskets are ready.
Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Had a fantastic, busy, fun, exhausting 3 days.
Just thoughtI would share a few pics. We did almost every ride, well we didevvery one we wanted too, some twice. went on some new adventures and saw some new shows. Disney really puts on some great after dark shows, so it was late nights and early starts.
We are in Greensburg now waiting for the Spring weather to kick in!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jack Hanna

We were lucky to be at Sea World on a day when Jack Hanna did a show.
I love watching his TV shows!
We wven got to meet him after and the kids goan autograph...I was more excited though!