Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa's little helpers..

You know..I was moments away from giving ip on my regular Christmas card photo this year..With photo shoots for other people in the lead up to Christmas, camping and everything else..I didn't really have the inclination.But putting up our Christmas tree provided me with the opportunity and the inclination. It's amzing how a little Christmas music (even if it is HI5!) and some tinsel can get you in the mood you had been both avoiding and worrying wouldn't come..So here it is..They are in their school uniforms..(sigh)..Lucky it's a great Christmas colour hey?? I also reduced the number of cards this year..Being that it was too late and I didn'have the energy to create more..So if you don't get one..I'm sorry..But..


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Michael Jackson: Rockin' Robin
Pink: Funhouse
Alive and Cooking theme song

There are others that I can't think of right now ..But these are her faves..I will post about what the bigger girls are listening too these days as well...Tis funny what my darling husband finds himself singing these days..It aint Linkin Park or Pearl Jam..let me tell you...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Final Goodbye..

It was a huge endeavour to get all the Sampson's together - camping..BUSH camping..Thanks Dad and everyone for organising it all. The weekend was fabulous - as these photos can attest. Plenty of fun, flies, sun, dirt, swimming, 4wheel driving, fishing and lots of memories of Grandfather...
I am sure he was watching us..and puffing out proudly at his family...
Seeing his ashes scattered in the river wasn't at all sad for me..It was like he was where he should be..The girls were very respectful at this time. Standing on the bank holding hands and not saying a word. All without any prompting from us.
They coped with the bush toilet system..In fact they took to coming along with me too..You know you are a mother when your children want to assist in buyring your number 2 with a shovel!
They ate damper, caught fish with Grumbles, went on the biscuit behind the boat..Stayed away from the fire..Had a bush shower..Swam in the river..Miss M was TOTALLY clingy, but coped ok considering where she was! The two photos of her show the two opposing sides of her weekend!

And I will leave you with..Grumbles and Hallie and her first fish...He also helped her 'remove'her loose tooth..So the tooth fairy managed to bush tracks to our campsite as well!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just another one..

She really wasn't too sure about the whole beach deal initially..But got her into her togs and put her on the sand and she was good to go..