Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Yummy, cheap, healthy treat!

I saw a pic somewhere this week (and i truly can't remember where) of yogurt ice blocks. So when I saw a 4 pack of Activia yogurts reduced to clear at $1.35 I grabbed them and knew what to do!

What you need-
Yogurt tubs (as many as you want)
Paddle pop sticks (same number as yogurt tubs)

no idea what that streak is?!?!

Next time you do that late night supermarket trip keep your eyes out for discount yogurt!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Queens Park Ipswich

Yesterday Lumpy and I were invited to Queens Park for a picnic and to check out the animal area. This whole thing is free! massive play areas, great zoo type area and lots of grassy areas (and a cafe and Nermia Gardens).More info can be found HERE.

This is a great park to spend a whole day. Remember this is a popular spot ESPECIALLY during school holidays.
It's tough being a kid!

In the barn yard animals area, this rooster would crow so Lumpy would squeal...

She wasn't able to make water come out! bless her for trying!

So this is what you do instead!

Lumpy is sitting here with me as I type this post and she is reminding me that "mumma water broken" . I don't have the heart to tell her it is user error!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Adventures

Easter has now been and gone (so has my waist line! ;)) Here are some photos of our adventures (I had to work most of Easter so most "adventure" photos will be on the daddy ones phone)

Lumpy made an Easter "nunny" mask at daycare!

Pre-Easter shopping trip at DFO (she needed winter clothes ;)). Shopping in hard work we needed lunch.

Good Friday we had a get together with and Lumpy needed a "hay down" (she wore her helmet ALL day she loved it)

Play tent, and basket of goodies left by the Nunny

Hope you all had an amazing easter with lots of family time xx

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dark room and a torch!

So photos here will not be very good. Lumps LOVES torch light, Out went the lights, she grabbed the torch and had a ball, so much laughing and such a budget friendly thing to do.

Complete with her packed up table and chairs!

We made shadows on the roof.

Sick season is here

Miss Lumpy has been sick - snotty, sneezey and conjunctivitisy.
So looking for alternative safe ways to help keep her comfortable and get well quickly (yes I am using honey and cinnamon!!!). When this morning Homemade Mumma posted this link (link) to a vicks disc.

So after work i grabbed some eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint oils.

Most people are aware of the benefits of eucalyptus and the antibacterial properties of Tea tree, Not many people know the many uses of peppermint (peppermint )

Respiratory Problems: The menthol in peppermint oil helps clear the respiratory tract. It is an effective expectorant and therefore provides instantaneous, though temporary, relief in numerous respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough. Mixed with a carrier oil and rubbed on the chest, it helps break through nasal and respiratory congestion.

I put mine in the oven to get them ready for tonights shower, 150 degrees for 25 minutes... (also I didn;t use paper cups as I didn't want to waste money or paper, I do suggest using silicon ones) i used a lot of drops!!!