Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good Morning Wednesday!

A 6.15am we all got up and drove to the beach
reason: Mollie wanted to sketch the sunrise..

And while we waited, there was a whole beach to create in, so inspired by a show we watched last night....we built...

The Pyramids - the Great Pyramid, the first Step Pyramid, the Sphinx (x 2, boy competition!) and a couple smaller pyramids.

Gotta a have a photo of a friendly visitor...
What beautiful way to greet the morning.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

All terrain sample collector

I had to show you all Lucas's All Terrain Sample Collector.
Designed and built for the LEGO Mindstorm Explorerbot Challenge
He spend about 2 week building, testing, and adjusting it and then a couple days getting the program sorted.

It is designed to go over all terrains to collect samples of mulch, dirt and pebbles.

Here is a link to his Legoboys blog video to see this machine working.
Very proud Mama moment here!! :D

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

Talking about, looking through patterns and eventually making a costume for a disco Mollie was invited too.....YES Little Red Riding Hood

Lucas finishing his entry into LEGO NXT latest challenge..designing, building and programming an Explorerbot.

For me, finishing of 4 lovely Feliz dresses!!

And for Mollie, building her own "Mollie Shop" in the lychee tree.
Just the place if you need grass, shell grit, gravel, mulch, chicken food and the best bit ALL FOR FREE!!..even if it takes 10 minutes to pick the gravel out of the feed, it IS free!!
And for is all about his trains at the moment. I will remember to take some photos of his latest buys...the track is getting very full. We are talking about a room extension for his set atm!!
With more fun things to come. The Festival of Cairns Parade tomorrow night, visits from family, sisters birthday (I must finish her pressie :D) lots more orders for Bel at Spiral Garden and hopefully a market with friends in September.

Friday, August 19, 2011

We have a pink Koala

In our tree!!
It looks like Mollie is up over the BBQ but she isn't. The tree is in front :)
She can't get enough of tree climbing at the moment....

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We love Lego!!

Yes, Lucas has some Lego!!
Had to share this photo..(gulp!)I didn't know he had so many minifigures and guns!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our new (old) Encyclopedias

Cairns library had a book sale last week. I know we have the internet but we just love sitting on the lounge reading. We have always had a 'child' encyclopedia and now it was time to update.

We got a Student world book set, Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World and Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Science...all for $60.00 and they we in perfect condition.
YIPEE Love a bargain!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chook Tractor!

It was either going to be the dog locked up while the chickens free range or we build a chook tractor...we, what am I saying..Dave builds the chook tractor. :D
edit to add, I helped a bit!

We wanted it to be big enough to sit over our vegy gardens so when the season finishes they can get to work in there. They already have proved they are excellent at it..cheeky things!!
We are now getting 3 eggs a go HOORAY!
And at the end of the day, we open the door and they walk into the coop..what lovely ladies!!

Yesterday...the pool season has started!!!
Bit cold for me yet but I love seeing the kids swimming.

I love that she has the time....

While on a sewing break, I noticed I hadn't seen Mollie for 1/2 an hour.
I looked out her bedroom window and this is what I found...
Mollie on her very own swing. A bit of rope, a stick (to sit on), a fav toy and the lychee tree branch.
A perfect spot for a swing...

And sometimes it needs a little adjustment...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Break is over!

A bit of a forced blogging break here at Rainbow Made. Dave went away, I had orders to fill and the kids had the flu. We are back on track now and I have heaps to show!

A bit of star wars, Mama made quilt and some fruit...just heaps when you have the flu.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blossom Baby

My newest design for the Spring Nature Table...
Blossom Baby.
Kit with pattern and supplies available at Spiral garden