Thursday, 31 March 2011


Getting my little man Jack to eat whatever I put in front of him is becoming more and more difficult.  He now knows his own mind and sometimes fights me, I think I'm in for a bit of trouble in the future.  He's stubborn like his Mummy.  Payback!

Jack has been pushing all fruit (except bananas, he loves bananas) off his highchair for weeks, but every day I try again.  I was thinking it was a lost cause.  Then yesterday, success!!!

I was delighted when yesterday he absolutely went crazy over some watermelon!  I had to take a pic of my little man to share.  Fruit in the tropics is so fresh and beautiful, mmmm.  You can almost see his tastebuds watering.

Persistance is the key!

When it rains

When it rains in the wet tropics, it pours!  Not just for a day, but sometimes weeks and weeks.  It's the price we pay for living in paradise I guess.  What to do with a 1 year old and a house that needs work?  Painting and gardening are impossible due to the humidity and rain so I guess the house gets a break today.  I find for Jack, we need an indoor plan of action!  Today we're going to make play-doh, sit on the floor and CREATE!  What fun!

My recipe for Play-doh
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

What to do:

Combine ingredients in a saucepan.  Heat gently stirring all the time. When the dough has a good consistency take it off the heat and allow to cool.

Thank you to  Kinderplanet for the recipe :)

Early imaginings

Most people when they imagine their dream home, have an image of a huge mansion by the beach, or a city penthouse.  Personally I love our little cottage in the trees.  We have a very small home in the gorgeous Australian Whitsundays.  We don't have buckets of money to spend on it but plan on doing the house up, one room at a time.  In the meanwhile I have to find room for mothering, housekeeping, and companionship!  Like for all of us, it's a fine balancing act!

The house when we bought it.  Lots to do!