Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Prep

Here are my two little cherubs. Chase wanted to be a Queen Bee this year, and I have no idea what Madoc is (yet again). Some kind of princess, fairy, butterfly.

But above all else they are sisters forever!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chase's First Loose Tooth

It happened. Chase actually has a loose tooth! She was so excited, she couldn't stop smiling. It was brilliant!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A Walk In The Park

Today was a public holiday - and I'm pleased to report that instead of snoozing our way through it (a difficult decision for me to make as I haven't slept well in a week), we packed up the car and headed out to find a spot in the mountains for a picnic.

We drove for a while trying to find a "special spot," a place Hubs had found on one of his walks. We missed the entrance the first time around the loop and as the girls were hungry, we pulled over at the next potential picnic spot. If it hadn't been for a slight sewage scent (at the entrance), it would have been a perfect place to return to ...

And for those who haven't been to park in Hong Kong, most of them have exercise equipment.

And then we decided to try again to find Hubby's favorite spot. The promise of salamanders was like rocket fuel.

And then, after winding over hills and through single-lane roads through the jungle, and walking down many stone steps, we found it. And it was absolutely magical. Only a couple people wandered by when we were there. Amazing to have found a spot that wasn't littered with people and garbage on a public holiday.

Hubs showed the girls the fish and the salamanders ...

A lovely shot of Chase ...

And Mads ...

A very interesting reflection shot that I thought Hubs did on purpose, only to find he was as surprised by it as I was.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


It finally cooled down enough to plant a proper garden. I've been on the fence about planting food, because (1) after it rains there is a thin black layer on everything, and (2) I don't trust the soil at the garden shop. There could really be anything in it. But I'm tired of not having a garden. And Chase has been really keen to try to plant different seeds from our fruits - watermelon, mango, avocado. We also planted peppers, carrots, chives, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, nasturtiums, and cosmos.

Decorating For Halloween

Spooky ...