Friday, October 17, 2014

Sapphire's 2nd Birthday

Last Saturday we celebrated our sweet little Sapphire's 2nd birthday! Ohhh how sweet she is! We all love her sooo much and loved helping to make her special day exactly that.....SPECIAL!!

She played with bubbles and ate cake, sang songs and opened pressies! Enjoyed a BBQ with family and soaked up the birthday atmosphere! It was such a wonderful day!
Roll on the next year of fun filled life with our treasure,
Smiles The Torrents'

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beach + Holidays = Relaxing

We've been to Low Head for a few nights, the time was wonderful, the weather ok
 but the memories cherished!
Smiles The Torrents'

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rags for Hair with Paper! {Hair fun in the holidays!}

This holidays we have been doing loads of fun things, things that usually take too long in the normal day to day! Sophia loves to have her hair done and just the other night after her bath we decided to do her hair in RAGS!
It was a couple of years ago when we first tried this, but not the old fashion way, we discovered by the wonders of Google that you can use PAPER!! SOOO easy and soooo up my alley! SO that's what we did!
You simply get small sections of hair and wrap it around strips of paper!
 Soooo easy!! Here is a video to explain it better....
 This is the morning after, Sophia is taking out the paper 
and unravelling her wonderful curls!
 TA DA!! Ready for fun in the holidays!

Have you been having a good break? We've had the best first week, roll on the next!
Smiles The Torrents'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spring gardening!

It's that time of the year, the sun is warmer and we are getting out in the garden! We just bought our very own fruit trees so we're making space for planting them!

Esther is having the bestest time helping dig the hole!!
Smiles The Torrents'

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Gorge Launceston - Nature Study

We went to the Gorge a few weeks back for our regular Wonderful World Wednesday! There was soooo much to see and be inspired by, but mostly the outdoor time, the sunshine, the picnic lunch, my children happily playing was the total best bit of the week!!
 I'm in awe at how quickly each one is growing...... before we know it our little family will be celebrating 3 birthday's..... my super man, Zeke and precious Sapphire..... October is BIG for us!! At least I still have some time left to enjoy my one year old and her amazing siblings!!!
Smiles The Torrents

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cave Painting for kids (History craft)

With a new History curriculum that I've just started with the children (which by the way we are LOVING!!!) We've been looking at the Ice Age and Dinosaurs and Noah and more......
It came to me that for Art this Friday we would make a cave (like HERE) and do some cave paintings!! WOW the children were soooo excited!! That of course makes for a happy homeschooling Mummy!!
 I suggested that they could "draw" under the table, similar to how early man/woman would have done it! Zeke and Sophia jumped in for that..... as did Sapphire, well she jumped on Soph more to the point!!! hee he!
 Sophia's finished cave art
 Zeke's Wolly Rhino cave painting

Hannah went to drawing straight on the "cave" sides.......
A cave being drawn complete with family

To finish their art off I sprayed over their hands to mark it like a signature (saw that idea HERE) The cave is proving to be a HUGE hit, even our new kitten loves the russle of the paper cave walls!! Who would have thought History could be sooo fun!!!
Smiles The Torrents'

Friday, August 15, 2014

DIY Terrariums {perfect party favours for a woodland party!}


Gardening is a whole lot of fun!! There's dirt, there's learning, there's Nature!!
For my birthday back in May (see HERE) I wanted to make for each of my guests something special to take home after my party in the Forest! Terrariums was the perfect gift!! I searched the net for many a design and idea and in the end came up with wanting to make little mushrooms and filling the jar itself with moss and lichen covered sticks!
We went hunting for the moss locally and the sticks too and then with all our supplies gathered got to work on making 15 terrariums!!
The children LOVED it, and Sophia in particular had a real flare for details and adding just the right stick or moss!

We were all sooo excited about the process that we had to make more and so the extras now sit happily on our outdoor table.
I would have to recommend to anyone to give them a try, terrariums really are sooo simple to make and the end results are truly wonderful!
Smiles The Torrents'