Sunday, February 13, 2011

Driveway Delight



We spend a lot of time outside.  In our backyard, but particularly our front yard.

The standard order is:

Morning is for jumping on the tramp, playing on the fort, swinging on the swings and playing with the dog... all this done in the backyard.  Our backyard is totally visible from inside, fully fenced and safe, therefore requiring little supervision, so I get the housework done.


Cloud Watching.

Our faithful fort.  Best money we ever spent.
Cost a small fortune, but has been a huge hit for the past 7 years!
Still a bit little for the binoculars!  

Our faithful dog, "Bones".  


We then come in for lunch and have "quiet" time.

Little cherubs go down for their naps, and the bigger ones read books and play quietly in their rooms.  This is also my break time, where I sit down with my lunch, a home made ice-coffee and watch Ellen or some trashy show Brett has downloaded for me - Jersey Shore is my current favourite!

Then, about 2pm, we head out the front.

The garage door goes up.

The "messy" table is dragged out.

The art station is raided.

Fun. By. All.

And I mean All!



 






The neighbour kids are usually in our driveway as well.  Who could blame them?  On a bad day we always have water pistols, sprinklers, the little blow up pool, bikes, scooters and ride on cars.

On a good day we also have playdoh, painting, ten-pin-bowling, kites, street hockey, sidewalk chalk and lots of arts and crafts.


This is a general weekend for us.  We love where we live.  We bloom where we live.  We love going out on adventures, but majority of our time is spent at home.



Camille cloud watching.
Have I mentioned how she melts my heart?  Just sayin... again!  
  


I LOVE eyelashes!!!



Happy Sunday everyone.

Have a great week!

20 comments:

  1. So sweet! You have an awesome backyard, and clearly you are an amazing mum!!

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  2. Gorgeous photos. I tried looking around to see what part of Australia you are from - most likely not Melbourne with all that beautiful sunshine!

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  3. MD - aawww shucks. But I didn't have 3 babies at once - I take my hat off to you!

    PQ - I am in SE QLD. Nice and sunny here. Beach capital of Australia! :)

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  4. What a gorgeous family you have! Lovely photos.

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  5. Hi
    Popping in from AMB to follow you and check out your blog.
    Love it! Will be back!

    Trish
    xx

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  6. Found you through AMB :)

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  8. Fab times at your place! It's wonderful that you are outdoors so much. "We bloom where we live" is a lovely way to express it. x

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  9. Beautiful post. I want a driveway like that. And a fort.

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro!

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  10. How gorgeous are your kids? And how lucky are they to have such a wonderful back garden?

    Take care.

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  11. Such beautiful photo's and a fantastic post. Can I come to your house - looks like fun!

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  12. What a beautiful family you have and how lucky they are to be growing up in a house full of love, definate beautiful souls.....
    Love the photo's
    Tracey

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  13. How gorgeous are your kids? And how lucky are they to have such a wonderful back garden?

    Take care.

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  14. So sweet! You have an awesome backyard, and clearly you are an amazing mum!!

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  16. What a gorgeous family you have! Lovely photos.

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  17. Just beautiful!!! Currently we don't have a fenced yard at our new house and I miss my old yard that was fenced but with 5 little reasons of my own and four of them being under 5, I wonder how you keep your littler ones from wandering off after a while and causing you to constantly play "chasies" or have one or two attached to your hip???

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  18. How amazing is your little one, laying on the rug so content! I love your messy art table..I so want to join in! Yeah for school holidays, fun play times, and driveways :)

    Cheers
    Lisa

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