Sunday, July 30, 2017

Snow Train and family fun

Yesterday (Saturday) was a great fun day all round.....I went up to the footbridge near my home to wait for that annual Steam Train 

Just me with other Steam crazy people 

way off in the distance and we were all excited 

2 R class engines 

R761 and R711 

Toot Toot and there was at least 12 carriages with happy people on board ☺☺ I then went back home as we were expecting many family visitors for lunch ♥

Miss April having fun with my rubber rats lol 

Mr Cooper enjoying lounging around lol 

my Frank and Riley who is always a little shy at first 

my oldest grandboy Brandon ☺

Grandpa and April bonding lol 

On the couch Lauren, Sarah with Cooper and my other big grandboy Sebastian "Batty" about to turn 16 

April enjoying meeting Riley 

a nice pic of Granny Grandpa and Coop 

love how Cooper is checking out Grandpa lol 

Enjoying my singing fish lol 

Paul's Brenton chatting with Batty 

my Ray waiting with April 

for the Happy Birthday cake 

we all sang very loudly lol 

Missed the snap of batty blowing the candles lol 

look how tall those grandboys are now with old Granny lol 

and they make their Mum, my Sarah teeny tiny lol 

everyone enjoyed some cake 

and Miss April loved a low carb choc chai pudding I made.....her first taste of choc and she loved ☺

she was keen to steal Rileys cake lol 

and this pic was taken a bit over 3yrs ago and thought we would show the difference 

Brandon 18, Sebastian 16, Riley 4, no Misty as she was sick and me with Cooper 6mths, April not keen to be in cage lol 

But April ok with big group pic of my 4 and 5 grandies......across the back row Rex, Frank, Brandon, Batty, front Lauren, April, Riley, Sarah, Granny and Cooper ☺☺♥♥

in the afternoon it was time to return to the footbridge and most came up to join me ♥♥

proof I was not alone lol 

April enjoyed walking on the footbridge 

Batty and Brenton getting ready to film the trains ☺☺

Riley and April keen 

and Riley pointed and said "steam trains" 

and here they come 

I just enjoyed watching and enjoying having family with me.....they all loved them and April was a little scared but said "toot" after they went lol 
well now back to final stuff this week before we fly......

Friday, July 28, 2017

A bit of sewing and getting ready

Hey has anyone tried these noodles?? Bought them the other week and wonder what they will be like....definitely low carb so will be interesting...we have been getting ourselves ready for the up coming trip but also catching up on other things ☺

made these little pants for Cooper, hope they fit lol 

and these cute ones for April, they are made from warm fuzzy fleece.....needed here at the moment 

my label which really is to just show which is the back.....

Woody is getting ready and excited about our future trip 😁😁😁

we have had hideous weather with lots of rain, much needed but oh boy cold

made us some nice chicken/cheese stuffed avocado for lunch the other day 

and on with watching "call the Midwife" and my hooking tomorrow Saturday 29th August we have most of the family coming for a bbq type lunch and at this time of year "The Snow Train" I am a bit happy lol 

last year it was like this!!!! 😖😖😖 freezing with lots of hail too lol 

But it can be worth seeing tomorrow they are saying NO rain and warmer day of at least 20 Celsius so sounds good, wish us luck lol 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fun with April

Hello again and to this cute little lady.....she came to stay 2 nights at our home and was very happy to see Woody in the morning.....Daddy dropped her off late the first night Tuesday 18th July, so she did not even get to see us, just straight to bed lol 

She woke at 5.30am so looking a bit rugged pic of me, not required at all lol 

after breakfast she had a lovely time investigating all over our back garden area 

lots of pointing and running ♥

we took her on our daily walk to the post office all rugged up ☺

she loved sitting in the little seat and eating banana......the high chair is now at our city pad

after her evening bath she enjoyed checking out the dishwasher lol 

her hair all nicely brushed and playing with an old sock puppet I made donkey years ago ☺

her in bed us relaxing watching "Offspring"

next morning Thursday she woke at 7 so we all looked a lot better and able to have a selfie lol 

we had more fun during the day and when her arvo sleep was due we drove her back home.....the trip is just over 1hr 30min so a good time to nap ☺♥

we then headed to our city pad as we had already planned to have April on the back to catching up on "Outlander" as many of you know we are going back to Scotland and looking forward to more lovely castle checking 

on Saturday 21st July we were expecting April and had the high chair setup for a great view to the helicopters 

and here she is loving being back in the city 

gorgeous face and I am not very biased lol 

her saying "bye bye" after Uncle Rex left after a quick drop in......

she really enjoyed the view ☺☺

it was a good day 

that night we went on with "Outlander" with her sleeping very well in other bedroom 

on Sunday she slept till 7 and was full of beans lol 

we took her on a morning city walk, going on 2 trams 

after the 1st tram she enjoyed the harbour view 

and checking out "The Melbourne Eye" 

one of those massive ferris wheel, we have not been on yet......

and showed here a mini amuse park which maybe her Mum and Dad may take her too one day ☺☺

yes just Granny and Grandpa 

back on another tram which ended up PACKED.......but we managed to get off 

and just look how happy she was out and about with Woody ♥
after her day nap we then drove her back home

and oh boy the weather changed and the rain was heavy for our trip back to home..........

we relaxed last night with a "David Attenborough" gorilla special....

and today of course I am doing this post and here is the other top I made last week before April came.... and very happy with another top which will be handy on our is cold here and our first place to tour is Budapest and they are having HOT weather in the high 30's......going to be interesting lol