The week that was….


This ‘lil guy got accepted into prep with a distance education school…he is loving “school at home” and has been excitedly learning all about cheetah’s while pretending to be one most of the time.
“Mummy let’s be a Cheetah herd…I’ll be the big boy cheetah, Byron will be the baby cheetah, daddy will be the daddy cheetah and you can be the mummy cheetah.”
I love what Noah said this afternoon in character…”Mummy cheetah, I am going to hunt down an impala (aka pillow) for dinner for us all”. He then preceded to BBQ an impala for us to eat :) So cute!

Byron is ten months old! He is crawling around the place and pulling himself to stand on anything he can!

I received a lovely package in the mail from etsy. Thanks Tamara!

Loving this print and this verse :)
Galatians 5:25 For the fruit of the Holy Spirit living in your life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

Martine

A superhero kind of Sunday…

This morning our church had its first kids service! It was such a wonderful time for everyone…

The theme was superheroes…and we did our best to bring out our SUPER sides! Noah I think is the most convincing :)

A bit of batman, spider man and superman mixed into one!

“King of Majesty, this is my one desire just to be with you my Lord, just to be with you my Lord!
Jesus you are the Savior of my soul and forever I will give my praises to you!”

Byron looking a little dazed as a super baby…

Even super hero musicians!

I loved seeing the kids being honored, valued, loved and having FUN! For me as a child growing I heard about God for the first time at school during religious instruction time, when an elderly man would volunteer his time and come into my Grade One classroom and teach my classmates and I about God. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to hear at a young age about the God of the universe who made me, loves me and lovingly sent His son Jesus Christ to die for me to give me eternal life. I still wonder at God’s grace and love and I love that I can have a relationship with the Creator of the universe. I’m so thankful and so thankful that my children can know God too.

Martine

Let’s upcycle! :)

After being inspired by seeing baby formula tins being used for another purpose I made this little stack of tins to house all the ‘bits and bobs’ that don’t have a home on our kitchen bench. I’m loving being able to find my mobile phone now when it rings and pens! :))

Ahhh….our old fridge…this fridge shifted to Cooktown with my family back when I was a teenager.
It has seen a bit too much rust and mould, so in an attempt to give it a new lease of life I painted it with blackboard paint!
It has come up a treat and I’m loving the blackboard (so is Noah)!


…old music turned to birdy love…


…and I’m loving using Byron’s baby food jars as tea light candle holders…
Let’s upcycle!

Martine

Some animal rescue…

There was a rustle in the bushes and Noah (and Dan) our intrepid animal rescuers found an injured baby scrub turkey in the garden.

This little one had a broken leg and was separated from his parents…

…thankfully he was in safe hands…

…Noah was on a mission to take this injured turkey to some professional help…
Thankyou local vet nurse you saved the day!
Martine

A little adventure everyday…

In trying to make our shift fun we have been enjoying a little adventure or two everyday…

….catching citycats, walks along the river…

…dinner at South Bank…

…late afternoon swims on hot afternoons…

…enjoying someone else cooking dinner (and Noah wearing goggles:)…

Here is to our next adventure!

Martine