Friday, May 19, 2017

Around Here

Around here we are in full swing with football and training and both the kids are playing AFL now.  This means 3 nights a week I have to have a meal prepared before we leave the house at 4.45 pm and then when we get home while the kids have their shower it's just a matter of cooking the rice or pasta and heating up the main dish.  The slow cooker will be getting a workout in the next couple of months now it's a bit colder as well.  The veggie garden is going great and I need to sort out the second veggie box and get some plants growing.

I had a nice breakfast in bed for Mother's Day before leaving the house at 8.00 am for footy and after both kids games were over it was 2.00 pm.  They made me beautiful hand made cards (which I just love) and their words were very touching. I told them both I want them to always make me hand made cards (just an A4 piece of paper folded in half) even into their 20's.  I love getting them.  James spent hours on the computer putting together his card by using pixel graphics to make the words and a picture of a camera and some love hearts. Sienna drew some beautiful pictures and her words were so precious.  I just love my kids.  They also did a practice run on Saturday of pancakes for me so I breakfast in bed on Saturday and Sunday which was great.  Here's a few pics of what's been going on.

 Sunday morning football.

Sienna before school with her special Senior red jacket for the last year of primary school.

Meal prepping Chicken, Corn & Noodle soup which was delicious.

The veggies have doubled in size since this photo.

Beautiful blue skies.

I took some photos of my friend's family days before their eldest moved interstate to start a new job and a grown up life.

Sienna playing footy which she loves.

Sunday morning breakfast.


  1. I really need to get back in to meal preparation and planning, I'm just so out of routine these days. Your Mother's Day sound lovely, even with the football!

  2. Your photos are always so clear and crisp and gorgeous! Two breakfasts in lovely! Meg:)

    1. Thanks Meg....and yes I was lucky to get two breakfasts in bed.

  3. Hi Kathy, your chicken, corn and noodle soup looks delicious. Is there any chance you would share your recipe?

    1. I'll try and post it this week for you as I'll be making it again. It's very hearty and filling.

  4. I just wanted to say 'hi'. I've been reading your blog for a while now, I really enjoy your posts. Sending lots of good wishes from the Scottish Highlands. Milena