Tuesday, 10 March 2009

BUSY BUSY

SO, SO HECTIC

My life seems consumed by the wedding plans.

We had a long weekend here in Victoria and most of the 3 days was spent doing wedding things.Saturday we had a working bee at Amy and Ryans with the guys laying turf in the area the marquee is going

Then onto Chloe’s 5th Birthday party
Crazy Faced Birthday Girl
Wearing an apron I made for her birthday.
I gave her a sweet pink baking set, a cook book and the apron.

Saturday night was spent at Amy and Ryans with
more birthday celebrations this time for my son Daniel.
Here he is with his birthday cake and girlfriend Candice.

Sunday they left for 2 weeks in Bali.


Had to make some time to pick some roses.


Sunday was Ryans Bucks Day/night – the guys went on a fishing charter boat. After 6 hours Amy Max and I drove to pick them up and then take them back to Amy and Ryans for more fun – then back to pick them up at about 9pm and take them out and drop them off for some night time fun.
Amy and Riley came and stayed with us for the night – too much noise and frivolity at their place.
Monday morning Amy and Riley came for a walk with Max and I.
Riley had fun at the park after our walk

Riley says - Ready ....set.... go......

Then Amy and I went shopping while Max looked after Riley. I bought my dress for the wedding while we were out. Then it was a walk around to Melanie’s. The three grandchildren had fun playing together


Bouncing on the trampoline

Ouch says Riley - my head!!!


Finally when everyone went back to their own homes a tired Max and I made a picnic dinner and went up to our favourite lookout at Arthurs Seat and watched the sunset.

Forty minutes later sunset looked like this



32 comments:

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Alison! Wow - sounds like you had such a lovely weekend, and I love the pics of the sunset. The Peninsula is so beautiful isn't it? I have visited a couple of times and intend on visiting lots more! :-) It is lovely to meet you and i'm really looking forward to my new adventure in the land of blog! Warm regards, Vikki :-)

Lori said...

Alison, your babies are getting so big...i can't believe it!!! i love Chloe's expression in her picture at the birthday...both of my boys went through a stage when they were small and all of their smiles look just like that...thanks for reminding me of that:)

Natasha Burns said...

Wow you sound super busy Alison! Weddings to consume every waking minute, and then after the day, it's like "hmmm what do I do now?"!

Kerryanne English said...

Life is for living Alison and you and Max are certainly doing that. I'm glad you had time to pick roses and enjoy a beautiful peninsula sunset - how romantic!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

paige said...

do you call that indian summer there?
that's what we call warm days with gorgeous sunsets into the fall.
loved the images
xo

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison...BOY I am tired out just reading what happened all weekend..

sounds absolutely beautiful though...with family/friends...

beautiful sunset in beautiful melbourne...
what more could ONE ask for?? especially with yesterdays weather being sooo glorious..

have a bit of a quieter week please!!

xx andrea

Lori said...

Alison, Whew, that pooped me out! My are you a busy girl!! I'm impressed how you made it sound easy when you bought your dress! Hasn't been for me! Your children are such beauties!!! Sending love,Lori

Sweet*Daisy*Mae said...

I always live a hectic beach cottage life in my shabby beach cottage by the seaside. Between ferrying the beach cottage kiddos around on the weekend and trying to enjoy the beach in my little seaside town, there isn`t much time left to smell the roses.

abeachcottage said...

sigh just wonderful and a great great photo, I'd love to visit

Sarah

Vicki said...

hi Alison wow your a busy bee!!!! the sunset pics are amazing and I love the apron you made...
Vic xxx

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Alison, your grandkids look like so much fun. Planning a wedding is one of the loveliest times too. I love your gift to Chloe, it brought back memories of my girls baking in the kitchen. Children just love to cook, I wish teens did! tee hee. Now that you are in the thick of things planning the wedding, there is never anytime for anything else. Enjoy.
Karen

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Oh bless Chloe’s heart Alison! She looks so happy for her 5th birthday..She's so cute in the darling apron Grandma created for her!! What a fabulous idea!

Oh your killing me with these dear photos of your babies!! Riley is
adorable!!! I love his hat~ My grandson shares Riley's name,
my babies name is "Jack Riley"! Too cute! Wow! Your son Daniel looks like my son Jeremy!! Uncanny!! Hmmm..Where's a photo of your dress for the wedding?? I couldn't wait to scroll down and see it. lol!
Your weekend was amazing Alison! To end the day with a picnic dinner and a view such as Arthur's Seat would be heaven on earth for me! The view is stunning!!!!! I envy you so!

Good luck with the wedding, they're a whirlwind, but your memories will be cherished forever I can't wait for the photos...

Big hugs,
xoxo
Michelle

The Things We Carried said...

Alison,

Your days sound lovely, crazy busy, family filled.

bluemuf said...

Hi Alison, what a great weekend you had. I love the little apron you made.

Hugs Karen

Birds of a Feather said...

what a wonderful crazy hectic day ~ perfect! best wishes with the wedding plans - yikes so soon!

xo heidi

Leonie and Monique said...

How lovely the view from Arthur's Seat is - I haven't been up there for years! Such a beautiful spot. And aren't we having a lovely autumn?

Monique

sylvia said...

busy busy busy but what more could you need in life than taking care of your children and grandchildren...I can not wait to have my grandchildren....

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so glad to meet you Alison. Grands are the best are they not. So much fun!! A picnic at sunset!! Wonderful...m...

Millas hem said...

What a nice blog I found here!

I´m sure I like to visit here again!

Camilla

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful photos! LOVE your roses....lovely still life. Have fun at the wedding!!!!! cherry

pinkroses said...

I love that your life is filled with your family and that you are able to be there to share in all of the special times...you are blessed! xo suzanne

cherished*vintage said...

Whew Alison - you're busy! Wedding planning is all consuming - that's for sure! Looks like you guys are having a beautiful beginning to fall. That sunset was gorgeous!!!
-Karoline

Chantilly Cottage said...

Hi Alison
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog it was so nice of you.
Your grandchildren are such little cuties, sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend.
Thank you again for your wishes.
Take Care
Deb x

Stephenie said...

You really have been busy!!!! I just love that little apron you made...Your little Chloe is just the cutest little girl.. That Riley is just so adorable....That sunset is just amazing...
Stephenie

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, you have been busy@ I can't believe how much Riley has grown! He is cute. Hope the wedding plans are all falling into place.

Bejeweled said...

Wow! You are busy, busy, busy!

That sunset was such a lovely way to end such a busy, productive day. So beautiful!

vicki archer said...

What an exhausting but perfectly wonderful weekend - to be surrounded by your family is the very best thing in the world. xv

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

A peaceful way to end a hectic schedule. I'm exhausted after reading your post! Thanks for stopping by to see my French flea market finds!

A Romantic Porch said...

Wow! You are busy. I'd been wondering how the wedding plans were going. Thanks for sharing. xorachel

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Hi Alison. I just found your colorful blog link again over at Kathy's cottage. I had lost it.
It looks like you are fun! You were always so sweet to leave me comments and I thank you!

Brook

The Rose Room said...

Lovely times Alison, can't believe that is baby Riley, how did that happen??? Sweet birthday present for Chloe. Take Care - Rachaelxo

Pearl Maple said...

Exciting times with weddings on the agenda, good luck and hope it is a wonderful time for you all in every way.