Sunday, December 1, 2013

just perfect...

We have been lucky enough to celebrate the 1st b'day of our gorgeous boy, Tobie, this week...
What can I say?? This little guy has simply stolen all of our hearts and we couldn't imagine a life without him in it, not for one single minute! To celebrate we had a bit of a party out here on the farm - just the girls and I and DH, but you know what, that was more than enough and we had a super time! ~ there was cake and sparkles and all kinds of outside fun to be had by us all!!
tobie 1 
After already having 2 babies grow up in my home I've learnt that they don't really want for much in the way of material processions. So, we ditched the store bought gifts this year and celebrated Tobie's special day in a different kind of way - 2 new rabbits and a few handmade treasures were all we(he) really needed...
rabbit 1 
By the squeals of excitement, from all 3 of my kids, when our cute little bunnies were unwrapped I can already tell that they are going to be a huge hit!
rabbit 2 
Connie even made Tobie a little crochet blanket to keep his new littlest critters cosy...
rabbit 3 
And you know what? She just kinda taught herself how to crochet this week and this is her first creation - pretty awesome, even if I am a little bias because she's my girl and all... rabbit 4 
She just said to me about a week ago that the thinks she has watched me do it for long enough and that she thinks she can kinda do it by herself....
rabbit 5 
So, I watched, and helped a little where needed, and she slowly fumbled her way through her first granny square and you know what?? It's just perfect!! Don't you think?
rabbit 6 
In our garden this week we are happily harvesting beetroot,
lots of beetroot, and loving that our depleted pickled beetroot stores will now be replenished...
beets 2
How have things been at your home this week??


  1. Birthdays, bunnies, beets, and beginner crochet. I can't top that this week. Enjoy! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. Wow Jodie - hasn't the last twelve months flown by!! Happy birthday Tobie - love the sparklers on the cake - no need to worry about gusts of wind blowing out the candles. And well done Connie - your little girl just may have inspired me to try my hand at crochet - well may be ...... Still a little daunting!!
    Christine Roberts

    1. It sure has Christine!!!! You're so right about not having to worry about wind and candles - nothing worse when you have little excited kids... :)

      Do it!!! Try crochet, you won't regret it... It is so much easier than what people actually think. I have taught about 300 people now and 99% of them kick themselves that they didn't start earlier - it's that easy..

      Thanks for popping by... xx

  3. Too cute Jodie...I bet those rabbits are popular! x

    1. Thanks Jane!!! The rabbits are a HUGE success!!! xx

  4. Jodie, I just envy you for all the lovely vegies! I also plant a bit but it is hard work to grow things in my place since the ground is very rocky and gets terribly hot to despite the mulch. Keep up the good work and have a great time harvesting.
    Kind regards,

    1. Thank you Therese... :)

      I feel for you with the rocks and the heat - I only have the heat to deal with and that is bad enough, let alone the rocks as well...

      Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment... :)

  5. Happy Birthday, little Tobie! Wow, that year went quick! Well done, Connie, that granny square is so neat - great job!

    Cheers - Joolz xx

    1. Thanks Jules!!! Connie was pretty chuffed with herself - so was I quietly... *^_^*


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