Thursday, October 4

adventuring {revelations}

It turns out I'm a bit slow.

We live in a suburb that's a bit large and has miles and miles of meandering pathways. We frequently go for walks near our house but, until recently (thanks Tina!) we had completely overlooked a pretty darn lovely corner. There's a really boring-looking path near our house but it turns out it leads somewhere pretty spesh!



The boys lead the way...


And huzzah! A fabulous half-court in the middle of nowhere!


It's so quiet out here! Miles from anywhere.
A meandering bike path along a network of ponds with
covered picnic tables dotted here and there. Noice!


And there's these really, um, interesting signs about surveying. Truly.


They're off again... that pond is full of birds.
Abel: "Oh look at that really fancy duck!"
Sol: "Abel, it's a swan."
Oh dear.


This is the far end of the ponds. Not bad eh?!


Veni vidi vici, I reckon!

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Tuesday, October 2

holiday time

We've made it to the holidays!

The last week or so has looked like this...



Bren wrote me a love note on the fridge.
Actually, Abel wrote me a note (I love my woman) and
Bren added to it, the old softy ;-)


I've been dodging these flying devils all week.
Not keen.


Abi sang at Floriade this week with her school choir.
Can you spot her?!
(scan to the far right)


Abel doorknocked our street for the Heart Foundation this week.
He took Bren but apparently he didn't help much!


Abel also drew on his jeans with red texta. Thanks to the advice of my friend Helen, he was required to scrub it out. Unfortuantely it came out really quickly and I couldn't follow through on the threat to make him work for a new pair!


And this morning we farewelled Abi for a few days.
She's off to camp for a week.
The boys are *ahem* devastated.

So what's ahead for the holidays? I'm taking the boys to Bunnings tomorrow to grab some random building supplies. I'll let them loose with a hammer in the backyard and feed whoever makes it back in for dinner!  Might head out to see the new Wimpy Kid movie too.

Hope you're having a great week!
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