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 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 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!


His school bag is almost as big as him!!

hows this angle, mum?


sitting at his desk!

before school started...


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

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!


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


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


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


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 out of at the water park!

Sophie and Jack

chill out time for Luc and Kai

movie time

awwww cute


feeding the quokka leaves


Sari and Nanny having a walk

lots of beaching it.....

Good times on the lovely Rottnest Island