Friday, August 28, 2009

The Bush Rat

Every morning my beautiful baby wakes up with a bit of a 'Fro going on. Bedhead supreme!!! Here are a couple of pics I took this morning. No doubt who her maternal grandfather is...

Five minutes later and a quick comb with some de-tangling magic juice and my beautiful princess is back!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Worm Composter!!

For the past week or so, Johan has been researching worm composters. Since they are not that complicated to make, we decided to make our own. Dylan has been in seventh heaven since hearing that we will have a REAL worm farm!!

I was giving the arduous job of drilling holes into the containers we got. A job I was quite happy to do considering the alternative was hunting for earthworms in the compost heap. I suspect that my right arm is going to be rather sore tomorrow after drilling and de-burring 150 holes!

Larissa was kept occupied (away from the noise of the drill) on the swing. Dylan occasionally pushed her... and when she started to moan because she wasn't going anywhere, Dylan would give her another shove.

Johan and Dylan had "that other job" . At this stage they had found 22. Just another 978 to go.... Okay, so he decided to stop at 50 and we will buy another 1000 online.

...and after all that hard work of earthworm hunting, the boys chill on the couch. It's hard work being a farmer!!

I must just add that Dylan has asked me at least 3 times this evening if he can go and visit his worms.. the next thing I know, he'll be giving them all names!

Brotherly (and sisterly) love

I have had such a lovely weekend with the kids and it seems as though every now and again they do get on really well.

Friday evening I managed to keep them both occupied with play-doh while I was making supper. They were playing so happily I decided to take a few photos and "capture the moment" as it doesn't come along too often. This picture of contentment lasted for exactly another 30 seconds after I had taken this photo, when Larissa decided to climb across the counter to see what I was up to. It all unfortunately ended up with the play-doh being packed away and Barney being put on.. AGAIN. Supper was great though!!

This morning Dylan decided to make a fort with my cushions (I absolutely hate my cushions being played with on the floor - but since they are all covered in little banana hand prints anyway I was prepared to make an exception today and let them have a little fun - particularly since they were playing NICELY for a change.. VIVA washable couch covers!!!) Anyway, I discovered Dylan, Larissa, the Baby, Leppie Bunny and Warren (the giant teddy) all in the fort. They played like this for ages... I couldn't believe my luck. Larissa, by the bye, is pulling a funny face in anticipation of the flash going off, Dylan is pulling a funny face because he is five and that is what he does!!

Later this morning we went to the Secret Garden for brunch with Esme and Caitlin. Dylan and Larissa spent ages in this little boat rocking together singing "Row, row, row your boat" Dylan told me later that he had actually made up a lullaby for Larissa and was singing it for her, but he had forgotten it now. So sweet...