Thursday, 1 April 2010


School holiday time here in Victoria, so that means extra babysitting duties.
Had all 3 grandchildren today and they had some fun

They made roads on the deck out of old timber offcuts

Chloe was holding up the Stop/Go sign that the boys were just ignoring

Don't you just love the fast moving legs of Riley trying to do a cart wheel

Cousins ready for a nap.

Lucky Lachlan had Uncle Daniel home for the day to learn how to play cards.
I am nagging Max to let me get rid of these green sofas for some nice cream/white slip covered ones

Excuse the messy surrounds but with Riley 2, Chloe 6, Lachlan 7 and Uncle Daniel all playing around in the one room there is always laughter, chaos and mess.
Laughter beats mess any day!

Chloe and Riley doing handstands together
After 3 days of babysitting I am well and truly ready for a Nana-nap!


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

you are such a good nanna letting the kids do handstands in your loungeroom!! hope you get some rest as the school hols have just started!!

Connie said...

Just slipcover those green sofas, honey. It's a lot less money if they are still in good shape. I'm looking for someone who will make slipcovers for my living room sofa even though it's 17 years old and in perfect like-new shape. Just getting tired of the look! But can't find someone to do it. Sigh....

Amy M. said...

Sounds like a wonderful chaotic day!

Crafting by Candlelight

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

You are one great Granny!
My Mum can only handle or keep up withone child at a time these days .
My Son just came back from two nights there But at 7 he helps her alot.
The kids look happy and energetic

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

These are the days you remember as the best of them all. Clearly a wonderful time was had by everyone!!
Very special.
Irene x

Lori said...

it looks like everyone is having a grand time Alison...enjoy your time with your little ones!!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Makes me tired just watching them but looks like a lot of fun spending time with them. Now, why don't those boys pay attention to the Stop/Go sign? Happy weekend Alison!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, I'm sure you all had a blast together! It is always a cherished time when the grandkids are around, right?!?!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

No point trying to tidy up while the grandkids are having fun Alison - just enjoy the moment. I bet all 3 kids have enjoyed their time at nanas house!!
Happy Easter ~ Kerryanne

barbara said...

Lovely post, Alison. I have a green couch but I just put an Ikea white quilt over it ... I did have my Dad's old chair recovered in white - big mistake with a dear little Westie!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a wonderful Grandmother you are!! Your home is made even more beautiful because of them.


Lori said...

What a wonderful post! Children are so full of joy at your home! Have a blessed holiday ! Love,Lori

Tara said...

What cuties here!

Happy Easter! May you enjoy a day of peace and comfort with your family! :0)

Heartinmyhand said...

They are having a wonderful time. Just remember, you can't be creative without making a mess.

LiLi M. said...

Wishing you and your family a very very happy Easter Alison!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

I always love your family photos!!

I hope you all had a Wonderful Easter - I bet you had lots of family celebrations and enjoyed our perfect long is it going to last for I wonder?

Gail xo

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like a fun time at your place with all the little ones running about. Happy Easter to you and the family.

Ange said...

What a fun time you appear to have had Alison!
Good luck on the white slip-cover couches:o)

Antique Rose Designs said...

Looks like you had your hands full you deserve a Nana nap. Hope you had a great Easter. Take care Carol

Kellie Collis said...

Looks like a fabulous day had by all!! xx

Amy Sutter said...

What a blessing you are!! We need to adopt a nana that would take our kids for a while,lol! Hope you had a wonderful easter..Amy

Unknown said...

Looks like fun in your home, hope the weather stays fine to keep them busy outdoors!
You are a great nan to be around, my mum was always active in my kids lives, and I hope to one day in mine, in a few years maybe!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Hi !! How have you been? Great I hope!! I haven't been visiting any blogs lately(for gosh months now!! lol. Time flies!) I just wanted to drop by and say hi!! Darling post!! The kiddos are so cute! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! Huge hugs!!! Britt

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Looks like fun. There's always time to clean, but those memories are made only once. Glad to see you enjoy your grandchildren! said...

That looks like a perfect day! Alison your home is so pretty! Rachaelxo