Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I ♥ Faces

No more Chocolate Pout

I ♥ Pets
Patch & his akubra

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Sunday, 29 March 2009

Weekly Winners 13 2009

uh oh ...I just realised blogger ate my post and my weekly winner photos ...

Mistake #1 - It was late and I never checked if it actually published .We had a power outage at some stage when I was half way through uploading. It only saved the title.

*sob* and then I restarted, uploaded and published. It only had the original title . I feel such a d o p e ! I remember getting the error message connection to the server has timed out blah blah ...on another page was trying to comment on. I hate malfunctions ...it was my lucky #13 2009 WW post.cue ...for freaky music (if only it was that easy) Here are but a few... it takes me so long.

March 22nd - 28th edition 13

WW is hosted by Lotus.


Misty (foggy) mornings are here

Buried treasure (lost ?)

Rainbow hands (artwork from the Kid's Hospital)



One more (smile) for the road ...

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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Tell me Thursday ... I found him

well to tell you the truth Amy found Incy wincy.

I took this photo two months ago .
It took me ages to focus the camera to get the web to stay in shot - it kept disappearing ...I was ever so glad the spider who lived there wasn't home at the time!
I posted it yesterday - my bloggy friend, Amy, seems to have found him in Wales ...

WARNING ~ Arachnophobics beware

See more Tell me Thursday ...about Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

My wish list & other musings

For a long time I wanted to come up with a strategy to be more organised at home, to plan things better
...to not run late or stress at the chaos of getting out the door ...
it is still a work in progress. I am so behind !

  • I'd would like to entertain at home more ...since going out with 2 yr twins is not fun !
  • I'd like to start a photography course and to learn about my Canon camera & buy / learn how to use Photoshop
  • Learn to plan my 'child' free time more effectively on doing something for myself rather than wasting time on the computer house work.We all appreciate a little time to ourselves now and again. I just appreciate it a bit more LOL .
  • I want to finish decorating the Brothers' room from baby teddies to cars/transport ...before they turn 3
No other news of any note.
  • I am sad didn't get my kittens back , the animal carer decided they were far too stressed around small children ...so she sent me an email two weeks ago. It wasn't a good week so I didn't pursue it.
  • An online friend , Jenn , lost her precious baby last week. There are too many little angels up there ... leave some here Lord.
  • I the 'mean' time I am sick , and I have tired little boys who won't go to sleep till late, wake early and then want to watch the Wiggles at 6am .The other males have issues that make them really stressed, depressed , sad or all three at same time. I wish I knew what to do and say to help them.It is hard not to feel grumpy some days.
  • I still find time to notice all the precious moments in my life , and enjoy every single one of them. The future is a blank slate, waiting to be filled with shared dreams and adventures.
There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13

Days Of Grace
  1. Sunny Autumn days
  2. Endless hours of the Wiggles ;)
  3. Special visits with my friend ,L
  4. Almost toilet trained twins
  5. Promises of a new day tomorrow.

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Sunday, 22 March 2009

Weekly Winners 12 2009

March 15th - 21st edition 12

WW is hosted by Lotus.

From sun up (on an early morning walk)

To son down ... shh (he didn't have a sleep at preschool)
my week has been ultra busy so I didn't have much time to capture photographic memories.

Catch ...Crash

finish the punch line ... wreck it !

Hear no evil, Say no evil, See no evil ...

Will the last one to leave please turn out the light . Bye !

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Smiley Saturday

I've had a great week, most certainly topped by visiting our friends Tiff, Noah & Ivy - Mary & her children joined us too.Spending a wonderful day hanging out in the Hunter Valley...sans wine and with very little whine ;).The food was delicious and so was the company.The kids played so well together.

I had the best laugh yesterday on Lilly's life blog. I was going to post about my first trip with my Moi moov navigation GPS (when I visited Tiff) but Lilly's is so much funnier ...imagine voice skins for your Tom Tom (mine is a moi moov, also there are Navmans etc...the electronic voice & map to tell you where to go politely)

warning : Ozzy says the F' word

The GPS wanted me to go a much longer way than required.I knew where to go but I was expriementing.I also wanted to be forewarned of my up coming turns.

"Karen" was not impressed I turned where I did and kept telling me to do a U turn when I could ...I ignored her. She remained calm and repeated her instructions ...over and over. Who wants a nag in the car, we left the horse and buggy behind years ago.LOL

It would have taken me about 15kms out of my way I estimate ...you would think the GPS would learn from their mistakes on the way home Karen started again.

I don't think my DH will be taking Karen for any drives with him.

Lastly ...well you know me I love freaky coincidences!

I have been using my pedometer while walking every day for almost 5 months. Last Sunday when I was uploading my steps onto the 10,000 steps sites I noticed this. I honestly did not make this up.

(Click to enlarge)
Two weeks in a row I counted 100,027 steps on my pedometer ... I am at over 2,000,000 counted steps. I haven't lost any weight but I haven't gained any for the naughty things I eat ;0.

I joined the 5 mins for Mom Ultimate Blog Party and I am enjoying meeting new bloggers (and comments). There are so many wonderful bloggers but unfortunately not enough time in the day to visit them all.

Welcome to ICLW visitors today. Got to run, things to do, places to go, real friends to see.
Don't forget to visit other Smiley Saturdayers at Lightening's

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Friday, 20 March 2009


Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I love cupcakes and right now I am thinking about cupcakes ...any cake. A party isn't a party without cake. I got up early to make a chocolate cake...but there isn't much left to photograph.

My boys would quite happily eat any cake covered in lollies, chocolate, smarties. Well they eat the lollies first.

Then the cake they apply all over their face, with chocolate grins ear to ear . They would probably rather only eat the lollies I decorate with. I am not fond artificial colourings but you are limited if you want to use Smarties.

These are some of my favourite cakes from flickr ...

1. Groom's cake!, 2. choc n pink, 3. Drum Grooms Cake, 4. More cupcakes!, 5. White and dark chocolate bow @ Amphora Bakery, 6. Cupcake Bear!, 7. Birthday Cakes, 8. Flowers bring colours... Happy Birthday!, 9. Noah's Ark Cake @ Amphora Bakery

Welcome to my Ultimate Blog party post ...and ICLW visitors . I know some of you are doing both.
What is your favourite cake recipe ? and what decorations do you prefer ?

I want to try making these monogram cake toppers ...awesome !

editted to add ...I just remembered about these cupcakes - it's a blog all about cupcakes

I would love to win these prizes being in Australia we are disqualified from most but anything you win is a bonus ;) .

  • INTL 48 — one 7×5inch photo in a 10×8inch mat
Provided by: hickspixoz Photography
and Our Aussie Half dozen
Prize details: Browse the stunning photographs in the online galleries at and choose your favourite! The prize will fit into a standard 10×8inch frame.

  • INTL 36 — Custom Blog Design for Blogger, WordPress or TypePad: Get that look you’ve always wanted for your blog with a custom blog design by Sara*s Pixel Studio!

Provided by: Blog Designs by Sheila
Prize details: 1 Premium Blog Design valued at $50.00 for Blogger platform only, that includes Header, Backgrounds, Blog Button, Favicon, Navigation Bar and installation.

  • INTL 40 — $20 gift certificate for MobiStories, digital picture books for kids
Provided by: MobiStories
Prize details: Keep kids reading, even on the go! The leader in children’s digital picture books, MobiStories, is delighted to donate $20 worth of downloadable books that can be played on virtually any digital device and taken virtually anywhere.

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Ultimate Blog' n Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Join the blogging event of the year over 1500 blogs joined in last year. It is your chance to meet other bloggers, do a little mingling and promote your blog. It is also your chance to win some fabulous prizes. It is sure to be a lot of fun. It starts today ...tomorrow in Northern hemispshere.
Anyone can join in...

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Thursday, 19 March 2009

Tell me Thursday ...

Yesterday, I got a comment from the lovely bloggers at Tell me Thursday ...if you know all about Wordless Wednesday and my failure to be such ! - you'll like it too.

Tell me Thursday gave me a link .They asked me to tell you about my Wordless Wednesday.Though a picture paints a thousand words , a few more won't hurt. The story behind is cute too.
That's my boy

Yesterday I did a brief 'I can explain' in my comments instead of the Wordless Wednesday post for a change - here is more of the details.

I had a nicely wrapped present (actually two) in a gift bag at the front door. We were packing to go away for a few days midweek mid January. I was waiting for my DH to return with the car.

It was 3 weeks after Christmas but it was actually a belated birthday present for Ivy & Noah. We were hoping to catch up with them when we went away.

Sam happened upon the pressies but opened only one ...despite never having dressed himself in a skirt before - he did a great job. I was busy ( truth be told ...on the computer) and he came out to the family room proudly to show me.He loves new clothes LOL.

I had my back to him ... he was saying ..."Look Mummy, mummy look..."

I was saying "yeah , yeah what do you want"

I had no idea ... I turned around as he ran off. He had no idea boys don't wear skirts ...well unless you are a Scot' or Tribal men.

I ran to find my new camera , quickly, before I removed the clothes to re wrap the present in case he got it dirty. I ran down the hallway and snapped him.

Funnier still ...but it wouldn't have been so appropriate to post.The reason the photo is so narrow - my other twin son I cropped out of the picture in the background because he was wearing only his T shirt holding/stretching his 'dangling thing'.

Boys will be boys ...I love the many reasons they give me to blog laugh.

Days Of Grace *
  1. The Wiggles for their ability to keep toddlers quiet and sitting on the lounge entertained and to teach them to sing.
  2. Warm autumn days
  3. Special Friends (you know who you are ...all of you really) who share yummy lunches,desserts & recipes
  4. Soft Aloe vera tissues for sore 'green' noses
  5. Late afternoons in the park ...enjoying last of daylight savings.
*not sure what # I am up to ... goodness gracious I'll have to check

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Ps to turn off my music,the playlist is still at the bottom till I work out a better place for it.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Treasure Ireland

Of course I do ! The masculine form of my name is Patrick.... Patricia.
My maiden name was very Irish too - it was one of the common surnames in Ireland.
I have enjoyed my day immensely.
Here are five of the best clean jokes for Days Of Grace too. Laughter is the best medicine.

Happy St Patrick's Patricia's Day to you - with fairness it is about time the women saint got a 'shout' out.

  1. 'O'Toole and his wife are in bed one night and they hear the neighbour's dog is barking its head off in the garden. Somewhat disturbed by the noise, O'Toole explodes, 'Botheration and that!' and storms off downstairs.
    He comes back upstairs five minutes later and his wife asks, 'What did you do, O'Toole?'
    O'Toole replies with a wide grin, 'I've put the dog in our garden so I did, now let's see how they like it.'
  2. Gallagher is in Boston and he is waiting patiently, also, he is watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing.The cop stops the flow of traffic and shouts, 'Okay pedestrians'.
    Then he allows the traffic to pass. He did this several times, and Gallagher is still standing on the sidewalk.
    After the cop has shouted 'Pedestrians' for the tenth time, Gallagher approaches him and says, 'Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?'
  3. Murphy lost a hundred dollars on the Melbourne Cup, a famous Australian horse race. He also lost another hundred on the television replay.
  4. Kieran O'Connor always slept with his gun under his pillow. Hearing a noise at the foot of the bed, he shot off his big toe.'Thank the Lord I wasn't sleeping at the other end of the bed,' Kieran said to his friends in Donegal's pub. 'I would have blown my head off.'
  5. O'Gara was arrested and sent for trial for armed bank robbery.After due deliberation, the jury foreman stood up and announced, 'Not guilty.''That's grand,' shouted O'Gara, 'Does that mean I get to keep the money?'

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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Weekly Winners 11 2009

A little birdie told me -

It is the unbroken leg edition ... of

March 8th - 14th edition 11

WW is hosted by lovely Lotus.

Hello Foot (see the full photo story below)

Brotherly hugs -yay Sam

Hip hooray - it's play time

Hi Mum
Up here !
Monkey boy on the monkey bars

Pardon ...
Of course I have my licence right here !

He is a pedaling
Look two boots !
Lovin' the sand pit again

Join the I love duplo train ..
'Bangle' boy ...
Don't be shy - anyone can join in Weekly Winners

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