Its begining to look a lot like Christmas

We had a big weekend of Christmas activities.

First up was decorating ginger bread men and ginger unicorns. You can see the medical influence with the use of syringes for piping the icing! The kids really enjoyed this so the kits were a great Kmart buy. We went to go and get more however all sold out which was a bugger. Surprisingly Aidan had fun also, its hard to find crafty things that he likes these days.

So we usually go and look at Christmas lights in our local area but its kind of seen them once, twice, start to get over them.  So we decided to go to Roma St Parklands to see the Enchanted Garden lights.  They get good reviews....or maybe no one tells the truth.  Waste of a night to be honest.  There were loads of people and was nothing like the promotional images.  Addison loves all things Christmas so when she was asking to go home you know its a flop.

We did get a family photo though.  After going through my photos our goal for 2019 is to get more family pics.

And most importantly, a visit to Santa! The kids were put on the spot when asked what they wanted and what their back up options were.  Just one thing here thanks Santa!!
A silly photo and our first family Santa photo!!


Introducing Cleo

Cleo is literally the most frustrating cat ever!!  Don't let her pretty looks fool you.  She only has eyes for one Aidan Martin and no doubt there will be a post featuring the pair of them together soon.  I am good enough for her when I have human tuna, but any other time, nope!
We got Cleo in May 2017...funny story...we thought Narla was gone for good so bit the bullet and got another cat.  That night, Narla came home....typical cat!!!

Introducing Narla

So the side photos on the right clearly need updating but given the fact that those pets have passed on and I never wrote about that I am going to leave them there as a tribute because of how much we love our fur babies and our new pets will get this own post.  
Do I update the human photos or not? 

Narla is our oldest of our current beasts and has your typical cat personality.  She is 5 and lives in the world of Narla.  These days we only see her about once a week which is a shame.  We think she has found a new house and probably enjoys a quieter life with no other animals or children.


Back in business.....

The other day I was looking for a specific photo that I knew I had posted on the blog.  I found the photo within a minute but over an hour later and i am enjoying looking at all the old posts.  Made me miss blogging.  I guess this is where social media has taken over.  However I have a love hate relationship with that so thought I would go back to blogging and see what happens.

And here we are (mind you I had to scroll back about 8 months worth of photos to find a recent one!!!


Yoghurt 1, 2, 3!!

1 - Check the spoon skills...

2 - Over using the spoon now guys...

3 - Must get the last of it and make a mess...



So we headed off on our Babymoon = last weekend away as a family of 3!

We went to Sea World and had a massive weekend.

First thing to do was get Cookie Monster...a must when you have the hat!

Cookie Monster did not leave the boys hands for the entire weekend!
Its actually a little back pack and surprisingly enough he loved having it on his back.
We got so many comments on how cute he looked....awwwwwww!

Who needs the actual sharks when you have rocks and water.

Oh and a ledge to get you a little closer to the water...

We did make it to the penguins though and Aidan loved them!

And not just because there was a headless one!

And the polar bear, he was pretty awesome too and we actually saw him playing and eating.

Aidan isn't really into rides....well he wasn't the last time we went but we thought we would try the Trucks this time as he is obsessed!

We were first in line and waited patiently for the ride to open.
As soon as I saw the operator I got a feeling.

Lets just say thank goodness she wasn't operating the roller coaster and words were exchanged.
Poor Aidan fell asleep while we were waiting.....

Aidan and Justin went on the sky rail.
Just because I didn't realise it was Justin waving to me without using the zoom on the camera doesn't mean anything.
I waved back eventually :)

After a big day a buffet dinner was in order....and this is my before dinner pic ;)

I love this photo, he looks so different.

A big day and a big dinner = Justin is ready for bed!

Aidan was more taken with looking for helicopters then big bird.

We, along with Cookie Monster were going to go swimming but it was sooo cold with all the wind....brrrrrrr!



Petal and I took Aidan and Georgia to Lollypops the other weekend.

The first play centre I went to was when G visited us in Townsville.
The centre was great as it was brand new.

The one we went to just recently was the second one we have been to in Brisbane.
They don't measure up to the Townsville one.
The word I would use to describe them - 'dirty'.

But the kids had fun and that is what matters right?


Roma Street Parklands

On a Saturday or Sunday morning we usually hit up Southbank but we changed things up and went to the Roma Street Parklands.

I have been to the Parklands once before we left Brisbane so maybe 5 years go and I don't remember them being like this!

Aidan had a blast!
Mainly throwing rocks into the water.

As you all know I fear birds....
Lets now add giant woman eating lizards to the list!
Aidan wasn't worried, I guess they don't eat little boys!

As we were walking along the paths through the gardens every time I heard the leaves move I would jump. J it's not funny :(

The gardens were pretty awesome, despite the animals and J was in his element!

J cooked breakfast while I chased after Aidan.
He can't stay in one spot for too long and with the parklands being so hilly...I was one tired Mum Mum.....