Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Yes I know we have toys mum, yes we have a sandpit and yes we have bikes and even a mini trampoline but those are soooooo boring. All we ever wanted was a bucket full of cold ash and our dumptruck. Yes I know you locked us out of daddys area of the backyard, but really some twisted wire?? thats the best you could do?? I thought even you could come up with something better than that. There are heaps of cool things back here, the wood pile, the trailer, the pile of ash and it all sits on top of this fantastic red dirt that never washes out. I'm sorry mum but its just a boys paradise :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

At Our House...

It is freezing cold this morning and the backyard is blanketed in white ice so the boys are reading today.... until outside defrosts

what is happening in your house today?
 to find out what is happening elsewhere pop over to Buttons by Lou Lou's blog and go for a wander :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Back off Ladies He's all Mine!

A couple of weeks ago my husband took eldest sprout to the circus, a simple task you say? Not in my husbands world! It all started when my husband came running through the back door in a panic, you see he has this one pair of jeans which are his favourites, he refers to them as his 'good' jeans and likes to wear them everywhere. Well that day he was wearing his 'good' jeans while unloading a trailer full of firewood, hence his jeans were filthy and he was devastated that he would be unable to wear his 'good' jeans in a dark circus tent where no one would see him.. .go figure.
He came up with a brilliant idea, I would wash them on a fast cycle and dry them in the late afternoon winter sun.....I saw problems with that but he didn't. So being the dutiful wife that I am I washed his jeans while in the meantime he rigged up a rope and pully system across the backyard where he thought he would capture the most amount of sun.
With only one hour to go the 'good' jeans were still wet so I suggested a hair dryer, he liked this idea and set off to get the dryer while I went off to sew. I never heard him return from outside with the jeans so I looked out the window to see what was going on.
Well there he was in the backyard wearing a blue singlet, rubber ducky boxers, black socks and double pluggers with the industrial length extension cord and the hair dryer blowing away for all its worth. Yep he's a keeper my husband, a pure gold moment!
I bolted for the video camera and now have many amusing minutes of screen time. We also now have a new clothes dryer :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Guessing Game Giveaway

Woohoo!! we have reached 500 fans or likes.. whichever you prefer.. on our facebook page and to celebrate we will be having a giveaway. Now its not going to be an ordinary random number giveaway, no siree we will be having a guessing game which will be loads more fun.

I will take some close up photos of random items that I have blogged about in the past, post them on my facebook page at 8pm Wednesday 23rd June (tomorrow night) and  whomever comments with the correct answer first will win a prize. There will be 3 items up for grabs. So for all my blog followers you might have a little advantage over some people who dont read my blog but I wont make it too hard for anyone :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Babyology - A Review

I just discovered today that we have been reviewed on Babyology !!!
June has been a hell month of sickness in our house and I have been offline quite a bit so I was super excited to see this lovely write up.
 Thanks Babyology!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A New Addition............

Say hello to our new little friend! I won this little cutie from the very talented Bugalugs Handmade I love knitted and crocheted toys and am slowly getting a few together

 I'm not sure its politically correct to have a golliwog anymore but I love him, I think our little bugalug looks very happy and can be made in the colours of your choice!!

Thankyou Bugalugs :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

At My House

We are playing along with Buttons by Lou Lou's at my house again this week. Junior sprout has a new chalkboard and things started out well so I happily went off to make toast.....

On my return ( I was gone a whopping 3mins) I discovered this............

I wasnt worried as I thought it was only chalk and would wipe off, but no this is crayon added to the chalk bucket by the ever helpful Eldest sprout............

Whats happening at your house??

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Things That make You Go Hhhmmmmm #9 (Warning X Rated)

This Hhhmmm was kindly emailed to me by Michelle an Aussie blog follower living in South Africa, thanks Michelle! What I find most hhhmmmming is that 25 of these have been sold.............................