Saturday, January 29, 2011

The big sleepover

Eli and Spencer cuddled in bed sharing the MP3 player
Jakob and Liam in bed reading cartoons.
We came back from holiday and immediately organised the sleepover for Liam and Jakob. This had been cancelled twice last year due to someone not being well. Then I decided that if I am going to do the extra work I may as well get it over in one hit and Eli had his friend Spencer over for the night too.
It was fantastic, so much easier having four kids than three. Then the next day we had Mieke for the night. It was a great weekend.

Mieke and the boys all in our bed in the morning.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The boys on holiday

 The making ......                                                                   The potion......

Drinking it....

This morning the boys were getting into their dress ups and decided that they were Getafix's apprentices from Asterix. They dressed up and then the magic potion making started. This potion was to make you brainier. It was made from Milk, old cream, red food colouring, hot chocolate powder, hundreds and thousands, lots of pepper and salt, ice cubes, lots of chives and parsley, cinnamon and sugar. Then left in the sun and stirred. What got me was they drank it!!!! and worse they made me have a taste. It wasn't too bad but had a real pepper kick.

Monday, January 24, 2011

restyling a shirt

Well back at work after a fantastic break. The weather is hot and even though I have been given a lot of tops by a friend when on holiday, they are all too hot. Short sleeves were needed. So this was last night's project.
From this...... To this.....

 This is a closeup of the strip I put around the shirt.  The shirt was a good brand but from the Op shop for $0.50 and the band I put on was taken of a dress I had when I was 20. I chopped the dress up a couple of years ago and took the banding off. Not knowing how I was going to use it but it was too lovely to throw out.

A gorgeous break in Rarotonga

Woo hoo, A holiday with no kids for 11 days. Bliss, relaxing and warm! BTW it was an early 20th wedding anniversary present to ourselves....