Monday, September 20, 2010

Movie Night

I don't know about you, but I find it really difficult to get to the movies these days. I can't remember the last time I went with my husband, even though we often say how much we'd like to. Because of the kids, we often end up going to see a movie with friends, that way the other parent stays home to watch the kids. One of these days though, I am going to call in a favour from a friend (who always kindly offers) and have her babysit so that my husband Michael and I can see a movie together (maybe for our anninversary next month?)

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, some great girlfriends and I all met for coffee and a movie. We had decided to go and see 'Going the Distance' with Drew Barrymore. This particular movie was chosen after one of my friends had practically wet herself laughing at the preview to this movie (when we had been seeing another moview a few months prior).

True to the preview, it was hilarious. It was the best 'laugh out loud' movie I have seen in a long time. It even resulted in us 30-something year old girls, being in a fit of giggles after one happened to 'snort' through her laughter.

I highly recommend it.

I also want to see this but wondered whether I should hurriedly read the book first?
Anyone read the book?

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I discovered a new favourite blog recently. It is called Kind over Matter, and it really stops and makes you take note of all the wonderful things that life has to offer.

As a teacher and parent, I found this particular post really beautiful. If you have time, go over and read it. It made me stop and remember just how lucky, we truly are to have our little ones in our lives. It also served as a reminder that we need to stop and see the world from the eyes of a child, probably more often than we take the time to do in our busy lives.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fathers Day

We took a trip to the zoo to share some family time on Father's Day. The weather was glorious and all the animals were out to say hello..

Thursday, September 16, 2010


"If you're not failing every now and again,
it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative"
- Woody Allen

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Miss Muffet turns 1

My little girl, Juliet turned one recently.

On the weekend we had a ladybug themed party for her. It sent me a bit crazy, as I searched high and low for ladybug goodies to no avail. It seems that when you are looking for something, they are nowhere to be found. I did locate some cute goodies on overseas sites, but the postage I was quoted did not make it worthwhile.

Anyway, here are some pics from the party

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cooler Weather...

doesn't mean less fun in this household.

We still really make an effort to get out and about, even if it is a bit colder outside.

We also realised that colder weather is not necessarily windy weather. Try explaining to a three year old that its not really kite-flying weather. Luckily, Joshua was happy enough with the slight lift of the ground he got when he ran around dragging the kite behind him! That's what being a child is all about...

Monday, May 24, 2010


I went to high school in the CBD and often had the opportunity to pop into the Art Gallery. Nowadays, the visits are few and far between - unfortunately. Pre-kids, my husband and I always made a point of visiting when ever there was an exhibition that interested us and we always visited when the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition was on.

This weekend, we made the trip in to see Patricia Piccinini's - Relativity.

It was so wonderful...both the sculptures and the experience of casually browsing around and looking at all the amazing and inspiring works of art.

Here is the blurb about the exhibition from the art gallery:

Created using a combination of materials such as silicone, fibreglass and human hair, Piccinini’s sculptures are familiar yet fantastical in their depiction of possible future species and their interaction with human beings. Often confronting yet endearingly vulnerable, her sculptures give form to her fascination with the relationship between the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’ while asserting the power of social relationships, love and communication.

The Long Awaited (below) was my favourite piece. I love the serenity in the little boys face and the obvious acceptance he has for the creature. It reminds me how accepting children are and how unpredjudiced that they are. It is a shame that this innocence is lost as they face the reality's of our world.

The Foundling was another I was drawn to. There was a guide giving a commentary on this piece when I was there and she said that the artist was asking us whether we would accept this creature if we found it on our doorstep. The guide thought that 'The Foundling' had a depthof sadness in its eyes and that it understood it wasn't accepted. I tend to disagree. I think the eyes show its innocence and a desperation to be loved. I think this piece speaks to me as a mother and the need to protect my children.

If you are in Perth, I highly recommend having a look. If you enjoy and appreciate art, I am sure you won't be disappointed.