Wednesday, August 5, 2009

...just for a little while!
After 15 weeks straight of schooling ( we worked diligently through the normal school holidays as we've planned this trip for a while - one of the perks of home schooling!), we've earnt a holiday & this afternoon we are celebrating our holidays finally arriving...(I did make Zai do his dreaded maths test today - at least it's over now!)
My Mum's come down & we're packing up the kids & heading of for greener (well not greener as it's lovely & green here at the moment) anyway.. warmer pastures tomorrow! We're going up to sunny Queensland to visit all of our family & friends & leaving poor Dave here with all the jobs...
I thought I'd just show you a snapshot (OK I know lots of photos, but I promise not too much writing) of our day today!
The sunrise this morning was just lovely!
One of my treasures I found in "treasure forest" was this old half pint milk bottle - it now sits pride of place on our dining table..
Snowy had a bath today & since Mum was here she could get pikkies - he sure is growing & LOVED his bath.

My broccoli has gone straight to flowering - in tiny clusters - I don't know what I've done wrong, but they sure are pretty anyway!

We went for a walk & the kids rode their bikes - they're lined up here for a race!
(Notice Ellie now has no training wheels - Dave took them off Saturday night & it took her about an hour to pick up the technique!)

First blossoms of spring on the peach tree up the back - I guess by the time we get back it will be covered!

Just some fun photos from our walk...

Snowy...looking nice & clean & fluffy!

Little Miss didn't want her pikkie taken - I managed to capture one anyway - love the expression!

Rolling in the greenery... (makes you wish you were younger!)

We had to show Grandma our "lambies" of course - named Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Bit (thanks for all the great suggestions).

Thanks Grandma for visiting!

The moon rising over Sunnyside - the end to a great day!

Hope you have a nice couple of weeks - I should be able to check comments, but don't think I'll be able to blog.
If you're friends & wondering why I haven't called you, I'm staying at my parents - but will try ringing around when we get up there to organise getting together!


Mum-me said...

Love your photos as always.

Have a great holiday!

Mummy McTavish said...

Congratulations Ellie on ditching the training wheels!

I love your peach blossom picture! They are such pretty flowers but even if we got a peach tree to survive up here we'd never get flowers or fruit.

Enjoy being back in Qld for a bit. Hope you get some sunshine and warmth while your visiting!

Marci said...

That is some beautiful country. I would LOVE to come and visit you someday. :) You can visit me as well.

Heather said...

My broccoli flowered too! I don't get it.

I love the pretty little milk bottle with flowers in!

Frizzy said...

You'll be missed! I hope you have a wonderful time away. Love all your pictures and updates! I wish I looked that good when I didn't want my pic taken. Heck, I wish I looked that good when I did want it taken. LOL!

Kimmie said...

Hi Renata;

Hope you ALL enjoy your holiday! (teachers of homeschool need holidays!)

I don't have any clue about broccoli...but it does look like a mustard plant that grows in my garden. (?) Once I planted what I thought was brussel sprouts, only to be surprised to see celery. Go figure.

big hug ...and I am so proud of you homeschooling. You go sweet girlfriend.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Saminda said...

Have a WONDERFUL time, Renata!! I bet you can't wait to see your family and friends up here. :) Funny, you'll be so close to me! Great job getting all the schooling done- it is a challenge, isn't it? So nice though to be able to take when it suits you. :)
Look forward to a post when you get home!

Sandra said...

Have a wonderful holiday! I can vouch that the weather will be nice. :> Nary, a cloud in sight.
I bet your family will be very keen to see you and the kids, as will you.
I saw Kylie yesterday and she mentioned her holiday plans for ? next month. How good is that!
Beautiful pictures of your home and family. I bet Grandma had a good time.
We would love to see you if you have the time, but fully understand that family comes first.

Aunty Sel said...

Woohoo!!! Can't wait til your here!!!
Luv you all,
Aunty Sel.
PS Can't believe how much Snowy has grown!!

Leanne said...

Is that sky really that color?? It's so blue it almost hurts the eye!

I'll miss you!!!! I've only read about Queensland.....I bet you'll have a splendid time! Top hole!

I love all of your pictures, and I hope you come back with tons more "pikkies".

Be at peace, friend!

Christy Walsh said...

Have a great time Renata and enjoy the not-so-freezing-cold!! Thanks for the cardigan for Tessa too - it was just gorgeous!! Love to all the Brisbane friends when you see them xo

BoufMom9 said...

Beautiful sunrise & sunset!

Have a lovely holiday and enjoy taking a break from school work!

Frizzy said...

Just checking in and wanted to say I hope you're having a good time and all is well.

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