Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wonderful World Wednesday-Tamar Island

It's Wednesday... which means another Wonderful world focus! We went on a field trip to the Wet Lands (Tamar Island, Launceston) and saw some AMAZING things in nature while enjoying a walk together in the sunshine!!
Like snakes.... this one is a tiger snake 
(we also saw a copperhead snake!)

Signets (baby swans!)

Groovy seed heads..... while in flower and then after they have dried!
Any thought to what they are called???

Pretty purple flowers
Oh and My beautiful treasures having LOADS of FUN!!
We soooo love our nature study and especially our field trips!! I can't wait to show you more of the discoveries we've found with you soon!
Smiles The Torrents'

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Planting Tomatoes

It's officially past Show Day here in Tassie!! Why do you ask?? Well that's when you can be safe (from frost) to plant your tomatoes!! It's taken a little longer than I'd like but yesterday the girls and I planted 4 different tomato varieties which we buy each year from a lovely "older man" that sells them from his backyard!




 
Esther was the main drive for getting them in NOW but Sophia was keen to help also! Beautiful Sapphire was soooo interested in it all, digging and shaking the dirt in containers and then lastly encouraging the plants to grow.....




I heard her say, (after me telling her she can't pull them out and that we had to wait for them to grow) ... squatting down near it.... "Ready... Steady... GO!!"
Perhaps she thought the little red tomatoes were going to appear right then and there!!!
You gotta love a 2 year old's way of thinking!! Anyway they are in! YAY! Now all we need is some other yummy veggies to get growing, perhaps beetroot and peas and lettuce!A trip to the nursery is soon in order.
Smiles The Torrents'

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sapphire's 2nd Birthday

 
 
Last Saturday we celebrated our sweet little Sapphire's 2nd birthday! Ohhh how sweet she is! We all love her sooo much and loved helping to make her special day exactly that.....SPECIAL!!
 
 
 

She played with bubbles and ate cake, sang songs and opened pressies! Enjoyed a BBQ with family and soaked up the birthday atmosphere! It was such a wonderful day!
Roll on the next year of fun filled life with our treasure,
Smiles The Torrents'

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beach + Holidays = Relaxing

We've been to Low Head for a few nights, the time was wonderful, the weather ok
 but the memories cherished!
 
 
 
Smiles The Torrents'

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rags for Hair with Paper! {Hair fun in the holidays!}

This holidays we have been doing loads of fun things, things that usually take too long in the normal day to day! Sophia loves to have her hair done and just the other night after her bath we decided to do her hair in RAGS!
It was a couple of years ago when we first tried this, but not the old fashion way, we discovered by the wonders of Google that you can use PAPER!! SOOO easy and soooo up my alley! SO that's what we did!
 
You simply get small sections of hair and wrap it around strips of paper!
 Soooo easy!! Here is a video to explain it better....
 
 This is the morning after, Sophia is taking out the paper 
and unravelling her wonderful curls!
 TA DA!! Ready for fun in the holidays!

Have you been having a good break? We've had the best first week, roll on the next!
Smiles The Torrents'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spring gardening!

It's that time of the year, the sun is warmer and we are getting out in the garden! We just bought our very own fruit trees so we're making space for planting them!


Esther is having the bestest time helping dig the hole!!
Smiles The Torrents'




Friday, September 5, 2014

The Gorge Launceston - Nature Study

 
We went to the Gorge a few weeks back for our regular Wonderful World Wednesday! There was soooo much to see and be inspired by, but mostly the outdoor time, the sunshine, the picnic lunch, my children happily playing was the total best bit of the week!!
 
 
 
 
 
 I'm in awe at how quickly each one is growing...... before we know it our little family will be celebrating 3 birthday's..... my super man, Zeke and precious Sapphire..... October is BIG for us!! At least I still have some time left to enjoy my one year old and her amazing siblings!!!
Smiles The Torrents