Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recent Days










No, we don't own a rabbit, although some of our children  are hoping we will....
We had the privilege of petsitting Lucy for nearly two weeks, her fur is SO soft. Lucy returned home yesterday.
We'd be happy to look after her anytime, a short-term pet works very well.




You may remember Master T's birthday piñata, Miss E was very keen to have her very own stash of lollies mini piñata. Her siblings were happy to help her construct and "open" the baby piñata.










Our piñatas proved to be more like bouncy balls than brittle pots! But where there's a will, there's a way!







Hockey season finished with a flurry of preliminary finals, a grand final win (Master T's team) and presentation events. One of Miss O's hockey clubs finished with a ten pin bowling presentation event for all their teams which proved to be very popular.







Badminton with a soft foam ball suits our backyard restrictions perfectly. A birthday gift for Master T from his siblings.




Miss E always likes to play on the swings at church before and after the service.




The view from our church grounds last Sunday, the clouds were amazing. The flood plains below and hills beyond are quite brown following our dry and frosty winter. Thankfully we have had a few spring storms this week, bringing much appreciated rain.

I hope your recent days have yielded joy and beauty of their own too.



52 comments:

Barb said...

Lucy is very cute! My Grands had a piñata for their b-day. We had trouble breaking it to get at the goodies.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Aww... what a cute pet to petsit! That mini pinata is the cutest thing... how creative and fun!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful bunny, and lovely photos. I especially like the one in the bowling alley with all the bright colors and the one with the swing. Fun! You're right, the clouds were beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Thanks for sharing the fun -- and your wonderful family does know how to have fun!! Beautiful bunny!! Amazing skies and terrific captures for the day, Karen! Hope your week is going well!!

Nikki said...

What a gorgeous bunny. I would love one as a pet but we can't own them in Queensland.

The photos are lovely and look like happy times.

ps. I posted the links to the Kusudama in the comments on my blog.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I had no idea you can't have pet rabbits in Qld. It's quite OK in NSW, one of our neighbours has a pet rabbit too but not so pretty or friendly as this one.

Thanks for the paper folding link too!

Deanne said...

Great photos, you should frame one of the rabbit ones as a gift to her owner- I am sure she would love it!

Linda R said...

Looks like a lot of fun going on there down under. I enjoyed all your photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Hugs~

forgetmenot said...

The rabbit is adorable--I'm sure your kids "fell in love with her. Looks like you have an active bunch at your house--lots of fun things going on. Great post, as always. Mickie :)

geanina said...

beautiful pictures!
the rabbit...fantastic! :)

Christina, Sweden said...

so cute. A friend of mine from Australia commented on my pet-post at wordpress (christinasweden) that you were not allowed having those as pets because of diseases

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Christina, in some states it's illegal to keep rabbits, in our state it is allowed. I think there is concern over escaped animals breeding to great numbers and destroying crops. This happened in our country many years ago.

marijke said...

My daughter had her own Lucy for 12 years. She acted like a dog. Where my daughter was the rabbit was. Fantastic vieuw over the countryside Karen, so peacefull.
Have a wonderful day.

kulasa said...

Lucy the Bunny is adorable! Thinking of taking home one to take care of, am sure my sons would be thrilled! Had fun viewing the shots at play of the kiddos here and sigh that sky shot is amazing...what a wonderful view to see indeed....blessed week to you :-)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely to hear from you again Kulasa, thank you for your wonderful comment. I seem unable to comment on your blog as I am not on facebook etc....although your blog is lovely.

Carole M. said...

a lovely post and I smiled at the finale of the pinata on the ground getting a thrashing. Looks like a good day had by all

Dave said...

Your blogs with pictures of your children are a real delight to see Karen. Thanks and say 'hi' from this New Zealander - Dave

Cinzia said...

Last photo is magic!
Cinzia

Doug Hickok said...

It is an adorable looking bunny :^) Wonderful series of images illustrating a day of great fun, ending with that fantastic cloud-filled landscape!

Tamar SB said...

Such a cute bunny!! I used to have a pet rabbit, I loved that thing!

Danelle said...

That bunny is adorable!

✿ chica said...

Lindos momentos,adorei o coelhinho!beijos,chica

Cathy said...

You are enjoying spring in your lovely country...the bunny spits out without abandon, "Springtime"!

Love the sights of your family going about doing things together.

Molly said...

I love the White Rabbit... he looks very cool and reminds me of Alice in Wonderland!

Mollyxxx

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos...Lucy the rabbit is so beautiful, with the white fur, and your children are so happy with their fun outdoor day:)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

cris photos said...

Que coelho lindo e fofo.

Beijos

Filip and Kristel said...

Beautiful rabit, doing sports gives a good feeling. We try to dance at least 4 times a week.

Greetings,
Filip

Gary said...

Great fun!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Lucy is absolutely precious! Reminds me of my rabbit, Snowball, that I had when I was a girl. Snowball was kind of mean, so I hope Lucy is as sweet as she looks. Enjoyed the photos of the children. LOVED the shot of the sky. Wow!

Photo Cache said...

there is always magic that happens every single day, we just have to look and listen.

happy skywatching.

Rosemary said...

You can just feel the bunny's softness through your photos and what a sweet brown patch on its nose :)

Meoww said...

Doesnt the sky look like the waves are crashing on the shore? Very nice!

Gillian Olson said...

All sort of magic in your post starting with that rabbit and ending with the marvelous skies. Take care, :)

Giga said...

Uwielbiam patrzeć na zabawy i gry dzieci, które są w tym momencie bardzo szczęśliwe. Wspaniałe zdjęcia to pokazują. Pozdrawiam.
I love to watch the fun and games of children who are at this moment very happy. Great pictures to show. Yours.

Stewart M said...

I do like the rabbit shots! Nice set of pictures.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Joy said...

Great shots! I love the bunny, so cute :)

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Adorable rabbit. I bet your kids did love pet setting. I know mine would.

Love that little piñata. What fun for her to make one and crack it open her self. You're kids are beautiful!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ;)

Anita Johnson said...

Your pictures are filled with summer fun...I love the mini pinata. (o:

chubskulit said...

Precious family moments!

Come and see my Sky Shots when you get a chance. Your comment will sure add a delight.
Have a great weekend.

Grace Gendera said...

Gorgeous pictures (:

xoxo
Grace @ http://gracefulwolf.blogspot.com

Jana said...

cute+beautiful moments captured here! sunny greetings from autumly fresh europe!

Marie said...

Sweet rabbit! Great spring pictures of the kids enjoying themselves, and I love the sky shot from the church grounds!

lisaplus6 said...

I love all of these photos!! that sweet bunny is TOO much and the fun times being had are delightful... that pretty sky is amazing, too!! LOVE <3

eileeninmd said...

I just love your cute bunny. Looks like a lot of fun times happening there. It is nice to see the children playing outside. The last shot of the view is just gorgeous. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. Happy Skywatching!

Connie Smiley said...

God bless you and that delightful family of yours. I'd have to vote with your children-- how could you see Lucy and not want to have one? Fantastic photos.

G C said...

Beautiful pictures. Gorgeous rabbit. My son has been wanting one.

Pinatas are great fun. We usually get a three foot pinata and fill it with candy. Oh, the next time you use a pinata, make sure it isn't made of hard cardboard but rather paper mache. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

GC our children made these from paper mache, but maybe it needs to dry for more days.

lorik said...

Cute rabbit! I had one like that when I was a child. And the children look like they have lots of fun. Especially bowling - which i remember enjoying too. Thank you for contributing to Mandarin Orange Monday.

Liz said...

Lucy is lovely!
I used to breed rabbits as a child and teenager in Melbourne. You can't own a rabbit up here in Brisbane so my children bred guinea pigs (loads of them!!). I love the mini pinata!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

So happy that you came and shared this cute bunny at the Photo Show and Tell last week--I am excited to be featuring you! Come check out the new link party and grab a button. It just went live!
Nancy

Nancy Bandzuch said...

So happy that you came and shared this cute bunny at the Photo Show and Tell last week--I am excited to be featuring you! Come check out the new link party and grab a button. It just went live!
Nancy

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