Monday, April 13, 2009

Woo hoo- I'm one happy chickadee!!!!

We had a wonderful day yesterday (Easter Sunday). The girls were up nice and early to see what the Easter Bunny had left for them! As usual, he had left them winter jammies, in fact this year they got two pair each (mumma found one pair each- and then another pair each that she just couldn't leave in the shop-LOL)!!! Both received another pressie- Sarah, a book and Emma, a gorgeous beanie, and of course some chocolate goodies!!!!

We then got ourselves organized and were on the 9pm ferry to Penguin Island. It was a beautiful day- the weather was glorious, the company was fantastic, the food - absolutely delicious and for the first time (for us anyway) we saw wild penguins - previously we have only seen the ones in captivity. Here are some snaps from the day-
We were on the very last ferry home and were totally exhausted by the time we actually made it home!! We could see (from Penguin Island) that there was a fire on the main land. It looked as if it were down Port Kennedy way however once we got home we found out that it wasn't that far from our house. Our house was never in any danger- the wind was blowing the other way however it was a HUGE fire and houses were threatened!!!

This is the fire- as we saw if from Penguin Island.

And this is from our house.
This afternoon the girls and I went to the shops and Ennis Ave (the main road from Rockingham to Mandurah) was still closed. It is now opened now- opened about 4pm.
Tonight was my sketch class over at Scrapboxx!
Here is my sketch-
and my layout-
I also gave the instructions on how to make the flowers- you can see them here. I have given them once before on my blog so they are not new!!!
I was pleased with the people that came to chat- I'm always up for a good chat- LOL!!!
Okay- now that Easter and my sketch class are over, I can concentrate on packing for our holiday. I cleaned the house like a mad woman this morning and did a heap of washing although I haven't even thought about packing.
We leave in two more sleeps - woo hoo!!
We have been watching the news with interest and concern- while we are away, Adam will fly on to Bangkok (for business) and if you have been watching the news there is a lot of rioting and political unrest there at the moment. The girls and I aren't going to Bangkok (just Adam)- we are staying in Singapore for the whole time. He will only be there for three days and has a training course to attend for all three of those days so I'm not really that worried- I just hope that they don't close down the airport or anything!!!!
Tomorrow Emma is off to the movies and HJ's for her friend Kira's birthday. The girls have netball training Wednesday morning and we have hair cuts booked for Wednesday afternoon. We then, woo hoo, fly off Wednesday night- LOL- I m very excited!!!
I am a huge believer that travel is an essential part of life. I didn't fly on an aeroplane until I was 16 and I didn't leave this country until I was 26....so for me, it is really important that we give our kids the opportunity to travel. When they were little we travelled locally- you know- Bunbury, Busselton, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Albany, Geraldton, Leeman etc. As they got older we travelled further- Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Broome. Now that they are that much older still- we are venturing overseas with them. I can't wait!!! I intend to take squillions of photos so stay tuned for photo overload when we return!!!
Anyway- I must go!!! It is getting late and I haven't spent much time tonight with my girls!!
I'll be back to update my Project 365 before we leave!!!
Love Janine xxx

3 comments:

Petrina McDonald said...

whew! what a day - I am exhausted reading that post! Have a great time OS - I hope all will go well and that you have lots of wonderful time together. Can't wait to see your pics when you get back. P

Fran Tynan said...

Me too! (about the always reading, but never commenting!)
Have a brilliant time in Singapore!

Fran xx

Nicole said...

wow, you were busy, my chickens got winter jammies too for easter, little choc too :)

Have a fantastic time OS, envious here, one day I'll get OS, one day.

xx