Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Back yard fun

The backyard lawn has been getting a bit of a work out lately with the kids going out each evening and either wrestling or practising handstands. Last night was "synchronised handstands" and they nearly pulled it off. Maybe by the end of school holidays it might come together.


After several months of complaining about the dosage getting smaller on medicine bottles and not being able to read at night, I decided it's time to have my eyes checked again and yes, I do need glasses !!
It's taking a bit of getting used to but my goodness, it makes the words jump off the pages and I can read for more than a few minutes before my eyes get tired.
Any how, I think they are quite spunky looking and they don't make me look any more intelligent.


Kade mastering the art of plastic scissor cutting. It's something us adults take for granted but apparently it's quite a feat for a small child.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Casey's dance concert 2012

 Casey's dance group
The dance concert for 2012 had a theme of "pirates" so it looked fantastic when all 30-something students were on stage for the finale. Casey had three dances to perform this year and the first one was a style called "locking" - sorry no pics for that. But it's a bit of street style dance that was taught to them by a backpacking barmaid from Estonia called Britta.
It was another great night and Miss Amanda does a great job of pulling it all together for a wonderful performance in a little country town.

Kindy Practise

Kade had his Kindy orentation day at the end of November and really loved it. He was a bit confused when we then packed away his school clothes until after the holidays. There will be about 12 kids in his class group so that's a pretty good size for our little school and very promising for the years to come.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bombers Senior Sports Windup


Tamara & Kylie

Fraggles - aka Sulwyn & Justin

How embarassing turning up in the same outfit ... and she looks better !!
Me & Nadine

Nissa, Deb, Peg, Sonya & Tamara

Wonderful 80's fashion on display

Deb (fraggle head)& Tamara

Deb "eating" a fraggle head!!

Peg has a bit of the Deborah Harry/Blondies about her, I think.

Kaden, Keeley & Mitch
What a fun night !!
Pretty poorly attended - less than 50 groovers from 3 sporting teams. But have to try new thing each year and I know I had a ball !!
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Last weekend was the junior sports windup in town and the Lane kids did really well. Casey won Most Improved for D grade netball as well as collecting "participation" medal for minkey hockey & nippers footy. Kyle won R/up Fairest & Best for nippers footy. So proud of our kids !! They must take after their mother on the sporting field coz I won Most Consistant in hockey - I think that means I turn up every week!!
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Perenjori Show


Kade having a ball but Alisha looks a bit over it all !!

The Perenjori Show is always a great day out with the kids. It's free for them to get in and all the rides are free too. It still has all the aspects of an old fashioned country show with produce and craft display, arts & photography and local school kids work on show. There's a feral bike comp and a pet parade, baby farm animals to cuddle, family interest tent and evening entertainment. Oh... and fireworks if you stay long enough. It makes for a very LONG day but still really fun.
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Double headed dandelion flower

Don't see one of these every day !!
Well spotted by Kade in amongst millions of other flowers.
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Faction Carnival '12

Casey chucking the discus

Casey sprinting down for the long jump

Kyle chucking the discus 

Senior Champion Boy 
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Gravity Discovery Centre Gingin

The Leaning Tower - 13 floors - 222 steps

View from the top 

9 bathroom scales that show how much you would weigh on another planet -
I only weigh 4.5 kg on Jupiter !!

Blowing balls in the air 

Making waves

Strong magnetic forces at work

13 floors up and crapping myself !!

You get to carry up a water filled balloon then drop it down the chute to see how gravity works - amazingly it fell to earth and splattered on the sand pit below.

Kerrr -splat !!

On the way to Dandaragan, we stopped at the Gravity Discovery Centre and had a great time. It's like a mini Scitech in the middle of the bush. Besides the science side of the centre, it's a nature reserve with some short walking trails and a 1 km walk where you travel the solar system but on a much smaller scale - each step equals about 6 million kilometers in reality. We were only planning on spending an hour but ended up spending two and still didn't get to see everything! Well worth the drive up the Brand Highway for a great experience.
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WAFL match

Like the paparazzi - Mark Le Cras

Got Mark's autograph !!

Got Mark's & Brent Le Cras' autograph !!

Brent Le Cras having a kick on the wing

Some of the action.

Great day out with the kids on Saturday at the West Perth v South Fremantle WAFL match at Fremantle Oval. Ran into Mark Le Cras in the car park so I had to ask him to sign Kyle's footy - happy to oblige. Then Kyle went and got brother Brent's autograph after the match so now that footy is pretty special.
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