12 December 2006
Last Friday night the kids had the school family fair on. It is held every two years as a fundraiser. I think the Sumo wrestling was the high light this time round. It is something that they haven't had before but judging by the reaction of the kids it will certainly become a bit of a favourite. I seem to have as many photos lately of the Jessies as I do of my own kids.
8 December 2006
For Paddy's graduation we had a roudy but fun dinner at Billy Mac's. The kids then went up to the school hall for a bit of a groove around for a couple of hours before we rejoined them there for their presentions. Afterwards they had to dance with either mum or dad, some of them enthusiastically, some not.
6 December 2006
4 December 2006
This is the creek the boys are usually fishing out of this time of year. With the exception of a few small patches where the really deep pools were the whole thing is like this. And they are trying to tell us there is no drought. At least it uncovers some interesting old stuff like this old cart that has been buried underwater for goodness knows how long.
3 December 2006
1 December 2006
Today I got to take a group of 5 boys (I owned one of them) down to the swimming lake on its first day of official opening as a treat for them for completing their school rewards chart. All of us really enjoyed the morning, I got to sit on my chair with a book (with one eye on the boys of course) enjoying the sun and gentle breeze (which turned into strong wind not long after we left) and the boys got to have a great time too. We followed up with pizza and chips. Now why wasn't school like thais when I went/
24 November 2006
Some photos Joseph took at the Monarto zoo just before the camera battery went dead. It must be a bit faulty because it was fully charged before he left. Hopefully we will get some people shots from some of the others that went. He had a fantastic time, the zoos being the highlight but he loved it all. We heard about mad monkies and mating meercats and sandcastle competitions, the lot. After a good old yapping session telling us everything he did he curled up on a chair and fell asleep, very cute. It only lasted an hour though as he had to play basketball at 7. Here are some of the giraffe's, a meercat and some bilbies.
21 November 2006
Lucky Joseph just about to head off to Adelaide for his anual camp. The year 4/5 kids are heading to the city to do both the Monarto zoo and theAdelaide zoo, science centre, aquatics centre, picture theatre and whatever else fun happens to drop into their path along the way. I did wonder if I might be able to sneak on the bus and go too but then who'd cook the meals at home lol. Just hoping the weather is not too bad up there for them, it's blowing a gale here with hot wind and a few fires about the area so with luck the change will come through a little earlier for them(and us).
I think one of the kids is pointing out the bright pink 'FitzGerald' writen on the strap of my backpack that Joseph borrowed, probably not a good look for a boy. This is the only photo I got for the morning, busy busy. He has also borrowed my P&S digital camera so hopefully it comes home in one piece with lots and lots of photos on it.
14 November 2006
10 November 2006
Their first public appearance, at the school hall during assembly. Paddy is on bass with Jessie and Nick singing and guitar. The photos didn't turn out as great as I had hoped,the lighting in the hall wa a litle dull but a bit of acid punked them up a little and made them fun.
8 November 2006
One of our wonderful customers organised a 'girls night in' in the store to raise money for women's cancer research. It was a fun night full of scrappin' and chattin' and of course giggling. When it came time to get our photo taken we kept cracking up (probably over very little), so no nice posed shot, just us laughing. I kinda like it better anyway.
6 November 2006
This photo cracks me up. When I was doing seamus' photos for Christmas cards the other day he wouldn't stop whistling 'Jingle bells' over and over again so instead of the nice smiley photos(I did get a couple) I expected to get I got these whistling ones instead. I still think they are kinda cute and very 'Seamus'. Now I've just gotta work out how to make them into cards...
1 November 2006
And he actually expects us to think he's asleep with that big grin on his face... The boys local primary school has just installed a huge new playground with a rock climbing wall, spinning things and every other play thing you can imagine, it's great and the kids are loving it, it even has a resting place lol.
30 October 2006
28 October 2006
26 October 2006
22 October 2006
The first week back at school was a short one with the Friday being a holiday(yay) so the three younger boys and Jessie and I headed off to Robe fishing for the day. Only one size fish was caught by Jessie. It doesn't seem to matter that much, a day by the coast is always nice, the fish are just a bonus and I had time to laze around and read and take a few photos (of course).
13 October 2006
9 October 2006
Proof that I actually do have a fourth son, he's going through a 'don't want to be photographed' stage at the moment so I don't have that many shots of him. Brendan actually took this one at the Wannon falls and bonus, he was even smiling (not trying to hide his braces).