Sunday, December 4, 2011

Perth Christmas Pageant

Today was Perth's 2011 Christmas Parade - although here they call it the Christmas Pageant. It was great - with over 100 floats, loads of colour, energy and noise (even in the hot weather).

Lucky for Sarah and I - we got a spot in the shade under some big trees - right at the front on the grass. I don't know how hot it was............ but we would not have managed without the shade. Here is Sarah waiting patiently for the Parade to her long sleeved winter top that she insisted on wearing.

Sarah was very very lucky that the lady sitting next to us - with 3 little girls had taken a spare summer dress - that she let Sarah wear when she got too hot for her winter shirt.

One of the first to come along was Fat Cat. Fat Cat is a pretty important figure in WA. Every night at 7.30pm Fat Cat comes on TV and tells the Boys and Girls that it is bed time. Sarah loves Fat Cat.....although when he is on the ground close by - she runs away!

There were Knights, Dragons, Castles and Princesses.

And Clowns on Funny Bikes.

This Young Giraffe was having a great time - entertaining the crowd.

There were loads of colourful Dance groups

These are WA Gold Miners!

And when these guys came along I said - "Look Sarah, those people are riding Ostrich's"....and the little boy next to me pipes up and says - "Arhhh - I think they're Emu's"!!!

Lady birds, Tinkerbell and Fairy's

And then came.....................SANTA!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Introducing......The New Sarah........

Wow - Easter - the last post I did. So much has been happening since then.....probably why I have not been here. Anyway - here I am now. I have heaps of things to post - but I did want to start with this one.

Come on down........Sarah!!

Here is Sarah with her new Hair Cut. She has been asking for quite some time if she can get a Fold. For those that don't know what a Fold's a Fringe. In Sarah's words, it's the bit that Folds over your face.

Sarah had been asking to get a Fold for quite some time. And in fact at the beginning of the year - we went to the Hair dressers to get it done - but when we got there she changed her mind.

So after about 2 solid weeks of asking I booked her in......and off we went. When she got there she said......Excuse me - can you wash my hair like my Mama's?

So they got her in the chair with the cape around her and laid her back to wash her hair. She loved it. Sarah smiled the whole time.

Once her hair was washed and combed out the Hair dresser clipped on a fake Fringe - so Sarah could see what it looked like. The hair dresser asked if she still wanted a Fold. And Sarah smiled widely and nodded.

So a Fold was cut.

Sarah got the full treatment - her hair was styled with a teeny tiny straightener, then some bits pinned back with tiny butterfly clips. Then it was sprayed with glitter. Sarah looked beautiful and she was very happy.

The following day Sarah showed off her Fold at her friends Birthday party.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt!

Ohhh - there has been a good deal of Chocolate around the place lately. The Easter Bunny came and hid some Egg's round the garden. We had just got out of bed when Sarah found this one....

So we found a little basket so Sarah could see if there were any more.....

And there were more.....

And it was not long before they were eaten too.

The week before Easter - Sarah had a Easter Bonnet parade at School. So we made this had. Sarah coloured in some Eggs that we cut out and stuck on. I made some Bunnys that we put round the top.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Overseas Trip!

We went overseas last weekend! Well.........sort of! We went to Rottnest Island which is 19 Kilometres off the coast of Fremantle. It takes about 40 - 45 mins by Ferry. Here's our Ferry. Neil, Ana & Sarah all ready to go. We went to a group from my work - which was lovely. It was great to get together outside of work. It was a fantastic work function. Thank you for taking us. The Island is 11 kilometres long and 4.5 kilometers at it's widest point. You can hire a bike and ride around (it's a 24km ride). When we got there we took the local bus around the Island, to have a look around. As you can see from the pic's Rottnest has beautiful beaches, flora and fauna and these little guys......they are Quokka's. They hop around the place and are quite cute. This one walked across in front of us when we got off the Ferry......he was off to get a drink from a drain.

Here is Jo-ann and Diane on their Bikes.

After a free morning - looking round R0ttnest - we met everyone for a lovely Lunch at the Rottnest Hotel.

Here is Ana sitting with the Girls - Sarah, Nicole & Natasha.

Rod, Darcy, Jack (who's hiding behind Darcy) Kathleen and Graham.

Matthew, Jacinta & Melissa.

Diane, Vincent, Jo-ann & Graham

A Quokka came to lunch too!

After lunch we did various things, some biked, some relaxed with a few beers or wines, some played cricket or Frisbee on the beach. Sarah and I played in the water at the beach.

What a fantastic day we had. We definitely want to go back to Rottnest. It's laid back, beachy and perfect for a day trip or short getaway.