Friday, October 31, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 31

Today I am thanking God for:

Haha - this sums up my feelings about Halloween perfectly!!

1007.  Morning tea with a lovely friend;

1008.  Dinner with some more lovely friends;

1009.  Tax returns lodged (although not so thankful about the tax bill coming our way);

1010.  Panadeine.


Romans 11:36 
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. 
To Him be the glory forever. 
Amen.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 30

Today I am thanking God for:

Throwback Thursday
8 month actual / 5 month corrected twins

1004.  The chance to escape to the shops for an hour tonight.  My kids CANNOT STOP NIGGLING AT EACH OTHER.  It's driving me crazy - I need a break;

1005.  Friends to read the bible and pray with, eat with, and sponge lifts off;

1006.  A fun school excursion for Emma.  They even went 'fishing'.  Pretty clever of the state forrest to enlist school kids to scoop non-native fish from the waterways and call it 'fishing'. Emma's been wanting to go fishing for ages - I'm very thankful the school granted this wish without me having to be involved!



Romans 11:36 
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. 
To Him be the glory forever. 
Amen.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 29

Today I am thanking God for:

Look at this cutie with plaits!

1001.  Ashlea's improving fine motor skills;

1002.  A car serviced.  I am trying to turn over a new leaf and become a regular car service person rather than a drive the car into the ground type person.  I put Murray's car in for a service as well as the van and was told his needed a new battery.  Old habits die hard - I told them while ever the car still started it did not in fact need a new battery.  Local friends get ready to rescue me from the side of the road when it runs out;

1003.  After school AFL fun for Audrey - and Super Neighbour Kate for taking her and bringing her home - even though she's not living next door at the moment!


And what she looks like at the end of the
school day.  The new found fine
motor skills were put to use opening
the paint pens!
Romans 11:36 
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. 
To Him be the glory forever. 
Amen.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 28

Today I am thanking God for:

Aww cute - look what I found
Emma dressed as a Zebra for preschool - at least 5 years ago!


998.  Girls playing nicely together;

999.  Leftovers for dinner and THREE more meals in the freezer to last us the rest of the week;

1000.  Making it to 1000 thankfuls!  They haven't all been unique which was my original goal.  I think chocolate, sunshine, cups of tea and my awesome friends have rated a mention quite a few times!  The question now is do I continue this project to  the end of the year....?  Or stop now?  I don't want to stop being thankful....but I'd quite like to stop blogging every day - although I've done it for so long now I might not be able to stop even if I tried!


Romans 11:36 
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. 
To Him be the glory forever. 
Amen.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 27

Today I am thanking God for:

Hippie Ashlea - look at that great standing!!

995.  A productive day at work and an uneventful annual performance review;

996.  Kate texting me the Aldi specials while I was at work - Audrey really wants a guitar for Christmas - Aldi have them for $35 this week.  Pretty happy with that;

997.  How much Emma is loving her art classes and Audrey her music classes.


Romans 11:36 
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. 
To Him be the glory forever. 
Amen.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 26

Today I am thanking God for:



992.  Church;

993.  Children;

994.  Chocolate biscuits.



Psalm 103:19  
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,  
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 25

Today I am thanking God for:

Never a good idea to take pics while people are eating!


989.  Alfresco dining.  Do you think we might need a bigger table?

990.  Spa time;

991. Emma's Super Flex group.  She is loving hanging out with other quirky kids.


And because I have to listen to this song every waking moment I'd share it with all of you...



Ashlea 3 Little Kittens

Psalm 103:19  
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,  
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 24

Today I am thanking God for:


Grandma Audrey
The girls had to dress up in clothes from
a bygone era at school this week.
Bit hard when your Grandma was born during the depression!
Closest we could get was one child looking like a Grandma.


986.  Friends who drop in for a cuppa;

987.  Grandma always being available to attend Grandparents Day at school;

988.  Caramel, honeycomb crunch and vanilla ice cream on a lovely warm day.



Psalm 103:19  
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,  
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 23

Today I am thanking God for:

Throwback Thursday
Emma's opinion of pigtails has not changed in 9 years...


983.  The return of the warm weather;

984.  The support of my awesome friends;

985.  Dinners made by other people.

Psalm 103:19  
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,  
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 22

Today I am thanking God for:

Look at this great pencil work!


980.  His people;

981.  His presence;

982.  His provision.


Psalm 103:19  
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,  
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 21

Today I am thanking God for:

Look who is in the local paper this week :)

977.  My bible study group;

978.  Rachel's dinners;

979.  Homework completed.


Yes I know my Tuesday list is always the same but these things are really important to my sanity!


I think you can read the article in the local paper online via this link - the girls are on page 19.

Psalm 103:19  
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,  
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 20

Today I am thanking God for:

You know it's going to be a good morning when
the first thing you see on entering your child's room
is their nappy.  On the floor.  Nice and clean and dry.


974.  A good washing machine and dryer;

975.  My long suffering boss for letting me switch my work days around this week;

976.  Friends bearing Tim Tams.

Psalm 103:19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 19

Today I am thanking God for:

Preparing for the Gastro Apocalypse
Aunty Carolin's been hit
We CANNOT get sick this week!

971.  Time to sit in the lovely spring sunshine;

972.  Our church family;

973.  No collisions for Ashlea after church today - and her bruise is nearly all cleared up from last week.


Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 18

Today I am thanking God for:

Is she facepalming me???


968.  Dinner with some Mums who get it;

969.  Aunty Carolin for minding the kids yet again;

970.  Ashlea's imagination.  Her latest request is that I buy her a magic wand.  A real one.  So she can turn herself into a mouse to run up the clock.  Or into a Dodo bird.  Anyone got any ideas how I'm going to get out of this one?  If I tell her they don't exist she just thinks I'm being mean and refusing to buy one!


Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 17

Today I am thanking God for:

We love our spa so much we want to upgrade to one of these...
Do you think Santa would bring me one???
It's nice to daydream...

965.  Good advice;

966.  Kids club leaders (how do they have the energy???);

967.  Kids who make the effort to include Ashlea.



Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 16

Today I am thanking God for:

Oct 2006 Audrey and Ashlea 6 months actual / 3 months corrected
Ashlea would have been approx 2.5kg
Emma was 2 1/2

961.  Cuddles with a premmie baby at playgroup - SO cute - reminds me of my little babies;

962.  Thursday night chin wags with Kellie;

963.  A restored Foxtel connection;

964.  Sunshine after a few stormy days.


Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 15

Today I am thanking God for:

Awww...cute
958.  A quiet day (including a nanna nap);

959.  Children playing nicely together;

960.  Aunty Carolin coming home early to do Ashlea's meds so I can go to a siblings seminar this evening.


Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 14

Today I am thanking God for:

More gorgeous school pics

955.  My kids who think they are winning when they play the sneaky home work game.  In the sneaky home work game they sneak into Emma's room and pretend to be playing but actually do their home work quickly and quietly and without me having to nag them.  How am I not the clear winner of this game?  I love it;

956.  Home work done for the week by 4pm on a Tuesday;

957.  Rachel's roast chicken for dinner and the miracle that is my kids actually eating their dinner.



Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 13

Today I am thanking God for:

Yay!!!

949.  Jodie and the NEW CRYSTAL RAINBOW FURBLING;

950.  The peace a new crystal furbling brings to our household;

951.  The plumber fixing our toilet for free;

952.  The storm easing in time for me to go and pick up Emma from art class.  Yes she freaked out, but she calmed down and was able to stay so I'm thankful for that.  There may have also been a suggestion that I was thankful she was elsewhere during the storm....I can't deny it....;

953.  Remembering to turn the spa back on after the power flickered off;

954.  Safety during the storm.  A tree up the road from us got hit tonight and last year a man in our street got hit.  No wonder I am not good at modelling bravery to my kids!!!


Ashlea wanted you all to see how lovely the new furbling is:

Behold it's beauty...


Psalm 147:7 
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;  
make music to our God on the harp.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 12

Today I am thanking God for:

Baby Duck 0  Chair 1

946.  No damage to Ashlea's eye.  She walked into a chair after church and banged her glasses into her cheek.  It's not serious but I always hyperventilate a little when things like this happen.  It was her good eye!  Her only eye!!! I am thankful it is just a bruise and that her eye is fine;

947.  A relaxing Sunday (apart from the eye incident);

948.  Friends for my kids to play with.


Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 11

Today I am thanking God for:

Outdoor Fun Time - Are we doing it right???

943.  A few screen free / outdoor hours this afternoon in the lovely spring weather.  Saturdays are going to be busy this term with choir in the morning for Audrey and Superflex in the afternoon for Emma which means no fun Saturday outings until next school holidays;

944.  Leftovers for dinner;

945.  Good drying weather to get all Ashlea's bedding dry after a mega pump fail last night.  I managed to get her quilt dry but it now has crunchy sections.  Do you think I could put it in the wash (it's made of wool)?


How did I get so grown up???



Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 10

Today I am thanking God for:

Another fab school photo

940.  Ashlea's first arvo at One Arvo (kids club);

941.  A helper for Ashlea at One Arvo;

942.  A cup of tea and my favourite bickies after One Arvo.  I don't know about the kids but I was exhausted!


Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 9

Today I am thanking God for:

Who are these children?

937.  Books about bottoms and talking toilets that make these girls want to read;

938.  Hot chips for lunch;

939.  A Furbling found.  Ashlea has developed an obsession about a particular Furbling.  Of course it is nowhere to be found in the shops.  A friend kindly offered to buy her one - unknowingly sending Ashlea's obsessing into overdrive.  I found one!  Not the one she wants - but this one is NEW and so hopefully I can plant the idea that it is EVEN BETTER!!  Surely a crystal rainbow furbling is the BEST THING EVER???



Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 8

Today I am thanking God for:

School Photo 2014

934.  A haircut;

935.  Those days when your kids come home from school and head straight outside rather than to a screen - without being asked;

936.  Clearing clouds - hopefully we will be able to see the lunar eclipse tonight!



Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 7

Today I am thanking God for:

Unsurprisingly I can't sit on the swing with my dizzy head.  Surprisingly
I can't even watch people swing on it!

929.  Finally getting the new swing chair and umbrella up (ssshhhh...I paid the lawn man to do the job for me - I just couldn't face it);

930.  Afternoons spent outdoors at our western suburbs beach - makes it much easier to enforce the term time screen restriction of 1 hour per day when we can spend the afternoon outside;

931.  School photo win for the girls - everyone smiling!  At the same time!  I'll post the pics tomorrow when I've had the chance to scan them;

932.  A return to Tuesday morning bible study after the school holiday break;

933.  My awesome friends.


For all my 'I love spring' posts lately there is one thing I don't love.  The lizards are awake.  I have my first intruder of the season - a baby lizard - which begs the question:  Did he come in from outside?  Or did he hatch somewhere in my house???  And does he have siblings who are going to come running out at me at any moment?  Currently he is hiding in the door well of Ashlea's cavity slider.  I am not impressed.



Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thankfulness Oct 6

Today I am thanking God for:


We didn't deliberately make them eat while
standing from shortest to tallest...

926.  Screens, spa time and snacks with friends;

927.  Sunshine;

928.  A lovely two weeks of school holidays.

Psalm 145:21 
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.