A visit to Gallipoli, Turkey, for Anzac Day

Almost 106 years ago, young men set off from our shores on an Adventure of a lifetime. Little did they know the horrors that awaited them. Many didn’t make it back and none returned the man that they left. While we didn’t wake and stand on our driveway on Saturday morning to mark the anniversary…

Mexico!

This weekend we went to our favourite place to eat! Mexico! Coincidentally it coincided with the anniversary weekend of when the husband and I first met, in a Mexican neighbourhood of Chicago, doing a service project together. Tacos, Burritos and Horchata have always had a special place in our heart, and by the end of…

Easter in Israel

We continued our world tour with a pilgrimage stopover in Israel as we celebrate that Jesus has Risen. The experience of spending the weekend learning, eating, creating and remembering those last days and moments of Jesus’ life, and then all that has followed in the Holy land was an Easter to remember. As it was…

Dunny money!

If I had a dollar for every nappy I’ve changed I would be a millionaire! Well maybe not…but I would be rich, I’m sure of it! We are taking up a challenge and I would love for you to join us. This is a great way to help teach your littlies that some of the…

Volcano’s

Have you heard about the different types of Volcanoes and how they can compare to your anger? Something along the lines of the constantly spewing lava volcano where you are always making hurtful/angry comments. Then there is the simmering away until you just explode kind of volcano, but it is the kind that simmers for…

Nevaeh’s Butterfly Birthday Party

My little girl is almost 3! We celebrated her birthday a couple of days early with a little party at our house yesterday. Nevaeh has seriously been talking about her party for about a year! I think it started just after she turned 2! Last year I was super sick for the kids birthdays, having…

Baptism in the sandpit

Something light…(for something different!) I was out the back with Adley and Nevaeh this afternoon, tidying up as they were playing in the sandpit. I could hear Adley chatting away but as I have a pretty yucky ear infection at the moment and am finding it difficult to hear, I really wasn’t paying attention to…

Making parenting fun!

“When we get to Amanda’s house what do you need to do?” Automatic response from the back seat…”Listen and obey” They say your first child is a practice run. By the time you mess up a thousand times with them, by the second and third kid you have got things a little more under control!…

He said what???

While sitting at Toddler Jam today my wonderful friends husband who is being a SAHD (Stay at home dad) just for this month commented, (while eating a delicious looking cupcake and sipping punch from a coconut cup, with a little umbrella and everything), “I don’t know why mums complain about staying at home with the…

Has your kid ever drawn this?

Adley came home from his first week at school and like all mum I was busting to know what he had done in the hours he spent away from me. After the usual “I played with Josh and Jacob and we ran around having races like Lightning McQueen and we didn’t let the girls chase…