Thursday, February 16, 2012

Charlottes first Day of School!!!!!!

 A beautiful smile for Charlotte's first day of school. Being the 3rd child and the 6th grandchild if you count the cousins, Charlotte was desperate to graduate from Kinder and start big school so she could be just like her olders brother and sister! So when the day finally came, she would not stop smiling! She had laid her clothes out the night before and was ready to go a good 1 before she needed to leave.
 Jacob and Charlotte were super excited for her, ready to show her the ropes at big school!
 Her school bag was almost bigger than she was, but thankfully it only has a notice folder and her lunch in it!
 All our angels ready to leave home and have some great adventures at school!
 Daddy was very proud. His boss let him have a late start to the day so that he could walk her to her classroom, so that was nice of him! Jason's been able to see all his kids go off on their first day so he has been pretty blessed!
 Big smiles from me as she leaves home for the day! What will I do with out her?!?!?! I'm sure I will fill it with something - like keeping the house running!
 Nanny Susie popped over for a quick hello on her way to the temple! Another one leaves the day care of Nanny and onto big school!
 Ready to head off to school!
 Our little angels!!!!!!............
 On the big journey to school..............
 Waiting for the bell to go in the playground!

 A cheeky monkey already!

 The group............Charlotte, with Jacob, Brooklyn and 2 of Brooklyn's friends Katelyn and Holly, along with James! Plenty to show her around the school.
 Getting acquainted......
 Charlotte finds her desk!
 ............with her name on the top to practice!
 ....and after a big first day? Charlotte comes home, gets straight into her pyjamas and falls asleep on the counch (It's about 3pm here in this pic!) Poor little Cherub!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Beautiful New Year's Day Visit to the Beach 2012!

 Well, Monday here in Australia (as with everyone else probably!) was a public holiday for New Years and so we decided to head out to the beach and try Dad's new Jetski's! Everyone was so excited. We were all up really early and on the road before 7.30am as we knew it was going to be 40 degrees today! (105 degrees for the American fam!) So we wanted to be on the way home by after lunch!
 Nanny Sussie with Jordan and Me with James enjoying some paddle time in the water.
 Jordan's first trip to the beach! Yeah!
 James, getting ready to sit back and relax in the shade on a beach chair he stole from his cousin Maya! It was just his size!
 Brooklyn and her cousin Madison enjoy a dip in the sea while they wait patiently for their turn on the jetski's.
 Enjoying the sun, Beautiful ski, clear water and nice warm sun!
 Passengers waiting for the jetski to come back!
 Brooklyn loads up her water gun ready for a fight!
 Brooklyn, Charlotte and Megan!

 ..........and here comes Daddy! With Jacob enjoying an awesome ride out to sea on Poppy's jetski. Jason, Poppy, my brothers Scott and Simon, brother's in law Steven, and Tara all went to get their watercraft licience before Christmas and were eager to give it a go! The water police were on hand checking liceinces and restrictions as the bay was busy. Didn't get a pic though of them!
 Best cousins! Jacob and Madison.
 We went and bought a packet of icy-poles because it was so hot! James thought it was awesome to have one in each hand!
 What a Stud! Just like his Dad!
 Courtney and Myself have a paddle with James and Jordan.
 Spunky beach goers!

 Charlotte not impressed to wait her turn........... she's fine! Go figure!

The Set up! Plenty of shade from the heat!

 Now Brooklyn has a go!
Was a great dayout!

McDonalds Christmas morning! 2011.

Christmas Eve at the McDonalds house. I wanted to show of the new Christmas Stockings that myself and the women in my family had made this year! Each calico sack has their names stitched on, along with some fabulous buttons and pictures. I was so excitied to have these finished with some massive help from mum, Tara and Courtney! Of course I had the most to do but often struggled with threading the needles as my eyes got bad! But we pushed on and finished them with 3 days spare! Thanks guys! Next year we are going to tackle stockings!
 So here they are all lined up ready for Santa to pay a visit? MMMmmmmmmm!
 And here we go.........James on his cute new little bike!

 All the kids enjoyed a new Pillow Pet! Exciting, they lay down like pillows and then you can fold them up to be different animals on their beds! Cute!

 James with his new little couch! Been popular with all the kids when they were little!
 The gorgeous girls!
 And Gorgeous boys!
 Jacob really excited to add to his Transformers collection! Santa Rocks right?

 Charlotte is still a fan of Tangled and loved her new Rapunzel tower!
 Brooklyn excited with a new set of books to read. She got Ronald Dahl's collection 2 years ago and has read everyone! She now gets to tackle the Harry Potter collection! Very cool! My cute little bookworm!

 Daddy hits the Jackpot!
 And mummy scored from Santa too! Yeah!

 Jacob in his PJ's with his new remote control car!
 .and Brooklyn with her new bike. She might actually fit on this one and ride like a champian!
 Isn't she gorgeous???!?!?!!!!?!?!?!?!