Monday, July 21, 2008

Backyard camping

Isabelle, Joseph and little bit of me


The tent

I found this hosta growing in my backyard near some weeds!
I will be transplanting that somewhere!

On Friday night Brendon set up our tent in the backyard for a night of camping!
We had hot dogs and then we made a camp fire and roasted marshmellows (which no one really likes, but it is fun to do)!
We then settled down on those nice comfy air mattresses! Joseph wasn't too comfortable so we found the crib mattress that is in storage in the basement and he slept on that. Around 10:30 I decided to head to my real bed. We need another solution for sleeping beside air mattresses. Brendon is way taller and weighs about 60lbs more than I do so sharing an air mattress is not a great idea!
The three of them all ended up in bed together in the middle of the night, because they got a little cold. I think it was 64F out there, so it was a perfect night for being outside.
We watched the lightenin bugs. It reminded of when Brendon first moved here and saw his first firefly. He yelled out, because he thought he was seeing things. It was hilarious!
That reminds me of another story I have to share. When Joseph was around two he would wash his hands in the toilet and I could not for the life of me figure out why he was doing it. One day I heard Brendon tell him "go wash your hands in the toilet" and I had an a-ha moment! For Aussies the "toilet" is the "bathroom" and here it is just the "throne". So, anyway, that was why Joseph was totally confused! He was just doing what was asked! It was pretty funny! Or, maybe you had to be there?! LOL

Friday, July 18, 2008

Babies with Daddies

Just looking through my photos. The first one is of Brendon and Isabelle, and the second of Brendon and Joseph. Just putting them out there for fun! Have nothing else to blog about!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I just have not been in a blogging frame of mind lately.

Brendon just spent a week in Tasmania visiting his family and attending a suprise birthday party for his parents who both turn 60 this month! He had a great time, but we are all exhausted now because he can't sleep and so neither can I.

My dogs are now confined to the screen porch unless I sit out in the yard and watch them. I just couldn't risk them escaping anymore.

The kids and I have been biking on a local greenway a few times a week here lately. It is really a very pretty place and we totally enjoy it.

This weekend we are resting up and staying close to home with no big plans. What about y'all?

River in Launceston

Brendon with his Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister and niece Liana