Tuesday, February 26, 2013

52 Portraits Catchup

Just Laugh out loud

Zac's 4th Birthday

Jumping Jax (aka Cromies)

No Pics of JJ & Lachie this week as I was in Oz with just Zac & Shayla
Kangaroo Valley...


Up Close and Personal

Once again I'm Joining in with Jodi over at Che and Fidel - for her 52 week project
“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”
So check back to my page every Sunday (or following weeks for catchups :-) for pics of my gorgeous munchkins..

Palau Ubin

Many weekends ago saw the clan embark on a  new adventure. (this post was originally accidently deleted.. along with my witty repartee that went along with my pictures)
If you are in Singapore - we would highly recommend a day trip to Palau Ubin. You park at South Changi Jetty Pier (although would recommend getting there alot earlier than us, as all the carparks were really full)
Bumboats (much to the kids amusement) head out each time there is 12 people to take them . It's $2.50 per person (and yes if you would like your own private boat for your party and not share, you can pay the $30 to get you to the other side) They travel from 6am-8pm.

On arrival you can pick up a bike from the street to your left. Seriously cannot miss them, the street is inudated with them. In our extreme patience and haggling prowess, we just hit the first bike shop we saw and rented 5 bikes (one with a child seat) and four helmets for about $60 in total, but I'm sure that you could find better deals if you visited the other shops further down. Armed with a map of the island we headed off.

Now for me this was quite an experience, as although all my kids can ride bikes and often spend the weekend doing so - I haven't ridden in about 20 years. Guess what? it was just like riding a bike (Har-di-har . . . another glimpse at my children's sense of humour)

Grudgingly Master Z rode with Dad, as he loves riding at the bike park usually, but after the first 10 mins, he was loving the experience (**those with small children are advised at riding with them as some of the paths are quick rocky and off-roady, not travelled by training wheels or little legs)

There's a little village when you can stop at a number of restaraunts and have some scrumptious food, but a backpack picnic would be just as nice!

Even though the heaven's opened on us on our second leg of riding after lunch, this was a magical day. It honestly was like going on vacation, whilst being at home - you feel as though you are in a different country. We'll be definitely heading back here soon. An affordable day out for the six of us in Singapore - brilliant!

Celebrate Good Times .... Comeon!

Wooowzers (as my little sister says) I have so much catching up to do!
Where did the time go to? What have I been doing?

It seems the weeks trip to down under has got me all of track and out of whack - seriously need to catchup on my 52s.... i have the photos, just need to sort them out.

Hoping I can get this done before March... hmmmm... another year older next month- I'm sooo in denial.

My last posting was just before I headed down for my little sister's wedding - I was lucky enough to spend time with my gorgeous family, some divine friends (starting new friendships for Ms S in the making) and then to head to the most gorgeous ideallic location - bushfire free. Sadly that meant that  there was no canoe photo in the middle of the dam with burning embers flying around -  So some gorgeous Twilight reminiscent shots in a dry creek bed by Sheer Image Photography will just have to do!

Love on a Bench during the ceremony
Photo Credit - Me
Photo Credit - Me
So now that I have been back for a while- what have I been doing... hmmm not much! It's all been about the little man.

By definition a Multi-tasker is  'one person to perform two or more tasks simultaneously' that's what I'm good at (and actually the more tasks the better) but give me a single task I need to create other things to multi-task around the original item.... either that or I'll catch up on sleep LOL and then burn the midnight oil getting said project done by deadline.

What I have done is managed to conquer Master Z's 4th birthday which seemed to go on forever! 

Firstly, as his actual birthday fell on a Saturday, there was Friday Monster Cupcakes at school by request. Then on the actual Saturday that he turned 4 we purchased a beautifully designed and in no way tacky Angry Birds cake from Polar (:-) 

Then as I wasn't quite organized this year, his actual birthday party with all his school friends  was the Sunday a week later (two days ago) with a full Dinosaur theme. (yes... my name is Trini... and I'm a partyaholic!)

Me thinks he may be confused next week when there is no sugar celebration revolving around him. 

Sadly, I've not to my routine 'Shaky Shake' in a little while, since Oz actually, due to knee issues (and maybe a slight overdose on sugar)  I've been out of the loop for a while so finding the motivation to get there is hard . . but I've booked myself in for a session tomorrow (YAY!?!)  and from there I know it will get easier. I have to get back into it as Mr is now putting me to shame in his Dry Months and daily exercise that he has been rocking.

Sneak peak though...
 I'll be in March's Finder Magazine with an interview on the shaky shaky plate:

OK back to it.... till next I post