Friday, March 22, 2013

School swimming carnival....

A couple of weeks ago the school swimming carnival was held.  Sophie and her cousin Jack both competed (Jack's first time now that he is in Grade 3!)  They both did very very well.  It was such a hot day... 39 degrees, very hot for us poor Mum's helping out at the finish line!
Above pic: Jack in the 50 m breast stroke he came 2nd place!

at the finish line...


Sophie 50m breaststroke...She WON her race....in Division 2!!!










???? not sure who or what this is??



Sophie and her friend Indy heading to the starting line for the freestyle race...they were holding hands because they were nervous!!


The Sophie and Jack "cheering squad"...Nanny and Grandpa!


Sophie in 50 m freestyle










here she comes...very, very  close finish..but she WINS!!  1st place to Sophie!!

She can hardly believe it.....(by the way, I was one of the placers on the day which is how I got to take close up photos!!)

and.....she can hardly wait to fix her hair!!

Really??? Did I win??

1st, 2nd and 3rd!!









more cheer squad...Aunty Jane and Havana!



Mum...stop with the photos!...oh, ok, just one more!!

So proud of themselves!!


all their races done!  


 An amazing sunset that night from upstairs...sun going down over the Indian ocean!















Wednesday, March 20, 2013

hot summer days....well

As you know we just moved to a house with a pool last December and thank goodness for that as it has been a long hot summer!  What a difference a pool makes.  Sophie and Luc were in it for hours at a time!


even adorning snorkelling gear to check for coral and fish,.


the little mermaid...


the bigger hairier mer-man



beautiful mer-girl







blue skies.... (glimpse of Indian Ocean in the background!)




underwater cameras are fun!




Sophie and one of her buddy's Jayde



Don't be fooled by this angelic face!  He will splash you!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

back to school.....

seeing as I am so far behind with updates....here are the "first day of school pics".  Luc started Grade 1!!

Handsome man on his first day of school!!

Sun in his eyes maybe??


Big sister Sophie...First day of Grade 5!!

Ok, so these photos are really not that good, but you get the point!

cute!

His school bag is almost as big as him!!

hows this angle, mum?

happy...

sitting at his desk!


before school started...

Sophie

when do I put my glasses on??





Daddy got to come with us for the first day of school! Luc's teacher is standing in the doorway, she is very very nice!

Luc's desk and he sits next to Carla!

So far so good.  Sophie and Luc are loving their classes and teachers.  Tomorrow Sophie goes on a school camp for 3 nights....we will miss her
xx

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Rottnest 2013

Well another great week was spent on Rottnest Island in January...(yes I realise it was a couple of months ago...sorry folks, once again, very behind on updates :-(
Sari and Sophie always up for a "pose" for the camera!!

gorgeous girls...working the camera!!

I love how Sari had to take her doll everywhere on her bike with her in it's own little seat on the back!

Jack and Luc.....waiting, waiting, waiting..for us, always a bit slower!

still waiting...but wait...I may have caught someone breaking into the room ahead, climbing in the window...hmmm


Thompsons Bay in the background





walking and biking everywhere is the mode of transport

watching the passing parade from the front verandah

Gee Luc, do you think you brought enough sand back from the beach in your hair???



Road side cricket match....

Pretty sure the wicket keeper needs to stand behind the wicket Luc and not under them!

great shot Jack! Its a 6!

spectators....




Cheeky faced boy.

action shot!

Daddy had to go back on the ferry and back to work....must of been a windy morning as we have jackets on!

Kids and I waving daddy off





ferry...

Daddy on there back of the ferry

Luc pondering what fun he will have next!



lets go mum...stop taking photos!

Thompsons Bay

Luc the running boy



body surfing

Sophie and Kai



Em and I




hanging out

she wore an incy wincy teeny polka dot bikini...


 more Posing







Sophie working on her "duck pout" and Sari finding it hilarious!

sand angels




sunbaking



Luc "photobomber"


climbing trees in front of the unit

"Nanny, look how high I can climb"

Maybe I will jump.....

Maybe not!



under the shady tree on a hot day




Be careful Luc!



Sophie: watching Luc in the tree is sooooooo boring!

our unit



Cheers Grandpa






Sari and her dolly


Love getting their photos taken these two

more Sophie

Mum and Em








Laughing Kai



sandpit



Sophie and I




Em and Sari








afternoon snack time!

couple of cuties







going fishing with Uncle Carl


shame my camera lens had water on it...hence the blurriness here...would of been a great shot!

everyone catches a fish, yet they were all little ones so we threw them all back in...






Nanny walking the kids back from the jetty

Nanny, Kai, Sophie, Sari, Luc and Jack




Kai gets a swinging ride home...

now time for a "wizy dizzy"

Time to go back to Perth....waiting for the ferry


Dad and Em

Miss Australia 2025

oops..pics out of order....fun at the water park!






Sophie and Jack










chill out time for Luc and Kai


movie time

awwww cute


quokka

feeding the quokka leaves


hello


Sari and Nanny having a walk



lots of beaching it.....

Good times on the lovely Rottnest Island
xx