Monday, August 17, 2015

Ben Lomond

Last weekend we spent the night in the snow at Ben Lomond, snow is quiet a novelty down here in Tasmania, and at the moment there is plenty about, which is really nice.
We had been looking forward to our getaway all week and already had a list of things we wanted to do, an upside down snowman was on the top of Poppy's list, along with some skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and of course a good snow ball fight or two.

There was so much snow, and it was snowing on and off for most of the time we were there, here in Tasmania when there is snow about it's usually from the night before and has frozen by the time you visit. It was so fun to have lovely fluffy snow to play in.

We stayed in a lodge with a few other families and the children loved all sleeping in one big room together and watching the snow fall outside their room.

Some people had made huge caves in the snow and we even watched (from the comfort of our nice warm lodge) some people make the most fantastic full sized igloo, they spent hours making it and even had a ladder and torches inside finishing off the top late into the dark. We checked it out the next day and couldn't believe how huge it was.

The boys spent most the time on the snow boards, and are keen to go up again very soon, we are lucky that this beautiful spot is just under an hours drive from our home.

The weather on Saturday was just stunning, and we even got hot playing in the snow with the warm sun, but unfortunately on Sunday the wind was crazy and it was drizzling on and off through the day, which was disappointing because I was hoping to get some photos of Poppy skiing and the boys snowboarding.

It was the perfect Winter weekend, on the way home the children all thanked us and Poppy said she felt so lucky to be able to go away with friends and stay in so many beautiful places. 

I totally agree.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tree falling

We had the tree faller come out to fall some huge old dead trees on the weekend. 
The children watched from the safety of the car.

How exciting, to see these giants fall with a loud smack to the ground, echoing in the bush around.

After he fell about eight of these huge beasts, we spent the morning chopping, and stacking wood to keep us warm for the next few weeks, while the children played in the trees, collecting nature and building tree houses.

A lovely Saturday morning. 

Monday, August 3, 2015


Alexis - 
The youngest in our family, she keeps us all on our toes, she often tells me her plan is to be "crazy for the day", and she is just that. I don't know how my girl can function off so little sleep and she is always "huuuuuunnnngry", she would out-eat anyone in our family, It's like she sees our enormous fruit bowl as a challenge each day and slowly works through it. She is a real "Dad's girl" and squeals with excitement when he comes home of an evening.
Likes: Dancing, horses, mandarins, singing, sausages, mister maker.
Dislikes: Cake, chocolate, sleeping, having her hair done, driving up steep hills.

Rory -
My cuddle little boy, he tells me he loves me and smothers me in cuddles about a million times a day, he loves to wrestle with his poor sisters, play cars for hours and sleep, boy does he love to sleep, he only needs to look at the car to fall asleep and is always the first to sleep of a night and the last to get up. Rory is the best sharer in our family, if he was given one treat and one of the girls asked for it, he would give it away without any question.
Likes: Puzzles, cars, hats, blackberry jam, yogurt, paw patrol, sleeping.
Dislikes: Sweet potato, sitting still, late nights, juice.

Poppy -
My grown up girl, she recently lost her front tooth and I can't look at her as my little girl anymore, she looks so much more grown up, I feel like I hardly ever see her, with sleep overs with friends, school, parties and extra activities our time together has changed dramatically since it was her and I at home every day just a few years ago. She loves to cuddle, have one on one time with everyone and could not be a better big sister to those pesky little twins, who are constantly getting into her things. 
Likes: Sushi, dresses, motorbikes, dancing, reading, maths, writing.
Dislikes: Going to bed, getting out of the shower, sausages, jeans, the twins getting in to her room.

Friday, July 31, 2015


Last weekend we headed to the snow for the night, and when I say "we" I mean Tom and I, that's right, not a child in site. Poppy had a sleep over party and the twins were being spoilt rotten by Granny and Papa for the night.
 We had been planning the night away for awhile with a great group of friends, many of who were also child free for the first time, or the first time in a long time.

We headed up to beautiful Ben Lomond for the "Ben Lomond Bender" a themed party held once a year by the Ski Club.. The theme this year was Halloween so Tommy went as an old man (complete with shaving the top of his hair off!!) and I went as a witch (check out my shoes here). We got up the mountain just before lunch and was delighted to see snow, as it can be a bit unpredictable in Tasmania.

We played around in the snow, played games, drank wine and ate cheese in the warm chalet.

Even though the kids would have loved all the snow, it was nice not having to worry about keeping little people warm, fed, changed, entertained, safe.

It was an awesome night, and with a fairly good nights sleep (a little late to bed though) I was refreshed to get back to the day to day, and plan to take the kids to the snow very soon.

Happy Friday!! x

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ashlea, Beau and Hugo

I recently completed this gorgeous couples maternity session.
Their beautiful pup Hugo also joined in on the action, and was the perfect model. I can not wait to find out if it's a baby boy or baby girl in that beautiful bump. 

Good luck with the last few weeks of pregnancy Ashlea. x