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Back to School – minus 1
August 22, 2007, 12:15 pm
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Back to School - minus 1

Just the 3 girls now – kinda weird only sending 3 back to school, as I’ve been sending 4 back for at least 7 years now!! (and all on the same day as all at same school)

Matt was still in bed asleep when we all left at 7:15am (he doesn’t have to be at work till 9am)

Maddie is not wearing the ‘newly introduced this year’ sunflower gold shirt as she’s ‘not into right colours’

Melanie and Kenzie were thrilled to be wearing it!

Can you believe that Maddie is almost as tall as Melanie (who is already at least 5′ 6″ herself)

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Awesome Big Sister
August 10, 2007, 8:04 pm
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Another photo (well 2 really) from dinner at Chili’s last night.

Awesome Big Sister!

Melanie (16) kisses Kenzie (10) on left
Melanie (16) kisses Maddie (11) on right

I liked the mirror effect !

Have I said I love my girls yet? !



The iPod Sisters!
August 9, 2007, 10:39 pm
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So similar, yet SO different !

Went out to dinner (Chili’s) tonight with the 3 girls tonight – waiting for our table to be ready – well the photo says it all!!

The iPod Sisters!

Kenzie, age 10, Blue 4GB ipod nano,
Maddie age 11, White 30GB video ipod,
Melanie age 16, Red 8GB ipod nano

I love my girls!



Happy Birthday ME – Actually Birthday’s Galore!
July 3, 2007, 7:34 am
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Birthdays Galore! - and WE'RE BAAACK !!

Kenzie (10) Me (22 x2 + 1 !!) and Melanie (16) at our combined birthday dinner with hubby’s parents. 

Can you see the teeny tiny blue dot sparkly earring in Kenzie’s left ear ?? yeppers, double digit rite passage – pierced ears!

Mother and 2 daughters with birthdays all within a week!!

I grew up with this phenomenon too – My Sister Melanie (July 1st) Me (July 3rd) and my Mum (July 6th)

Now it repeats with Kenzie (June 27th) Melanie (July 1st – yes!) and Me (July 3rd)

Wonder if it will repeat in the next generation with either of these 2 girls!!

Whirlwind WEEK since returning back from our 3 week trip to England late Tues June 26th

Kenzie’s b’day, getting her ears pierced, her pool party, loads more photos taken (on top of the 1000+ taken in England!)

Wow I have SO many photos to process and upload to our website as well as videos (to my mumto4ms YouTube account)

Our exit from Manchester airport was worthy of a televised Ozzy Osborne Crazy Family reality show – wish we COULD get paid for our ‘uniqueness!’ – people actually CLAPPED when we finally were done and left the checkin area !!! Slight hint here – Hubby is the main character!!!

Can you imagine how much WORSE it could have been if the bombing (hence raised security alert at all airports in England) had happened before we left !!

We had 4 more suitcases on the way back than the way there – filled with mostly beer, chocolate and English sweets!!

Been a month since my last ‘daily picture’ upload – hopefully now I can continue to do one a day – got plenty of material!



Daddy Date aka Hookie!
September 12, 2006, 2:49 pm
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From this morning.

Sometimes you just have to play hookie from school and go fishing on a Daddy Date!

That is what memories are made of.

Daddy Date!

Nils and Kenzie left at 5:30am today to go Toadie fishing.     Big Success!

This is her holding one of the 50 they caught today, it is the biggest one EVER caught (well by our family and Nils has been toadie fishing for 9 years!) It might possibly be the largest one on the planet (of this type, there are many different types of puffer fish – this one is the (southern puffer fish) and is NOT poisonous as you are all probably thinking right about now!

They taste GREAT!



The floor is DONE!
August 24, 2006, 8:58 pm
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Finally the floor is DONE. We are redecorating Maddie and Kenzie’s (10 and 9) bedroom.  Yes the infamous “Berlin Wall” is going up soon.

Anyway the painting was done over a week ago, but Nils, well he got his BOAT 10 days ago, so the floor was not top priority!! Anyway yesterday he said he was going out on the boat today – When I showed my ‘disapproval’ (in a nice loving way you understand) that the floor needed to be done BEFORE he went out on the boat again… Well I guess it sunk in, or the guilt took over, but he finished it in ONE day. By 10pm last night it was ALL done – it is FABULOUS!

The dogs just had to pose in the photo – The floor is the same colour as Twizzler (and the tan of Twix too) so she almost disappears against it!!

It is DONE!

When I said I LOVED it SO much that I wanted to do the whole house in wood flooring (it is ceramic tile now) he groaned!! Mind you the girls room cost $600+ – the whole house – ouch!



Happy Birthday Kenzie
June 27, 2006, 9:13 am
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9 years old today – how time flies!

Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl!