Fun in the mud!!!

With an average daily rainfall of 50mm over the last week, it was a great opportunity to see where the water lies on the property.  It was a fun way as well.  

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Waldorf Style Playstands with Canopy Tutorial

what a awesome Tutorial for a play stand. I have been searching all over trying to find one to make for Miss Boo our 4 year old………we have many long wet weekends here in wet season so this will be awesome. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks Bohochicfiberco for this great Tutorial

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Finally finished our playstands and I am super excited to be able to post it today on my own birthday! We love so many things about Waldorf early education and I have made many toys for my girls myself in hopes of saving money and also because I really enjoy crafting. So when I saw these playstands online I was initially disappointed at how expensive they are to buy and I assumed I could never make something like that. But I worked up my courage and after setting my mind on it I spent a morning browsing the internet for plans or instructions on how to make them. I found very little help without having to buy plans so I set out to make my own and document it along the way so others could benefit as well!

Although this is meant to be Juniper’s birthday gift for October it…

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With Every Beat Of Her Heart -CHD Awareness Week 2015

In Honour of my Beautiful Katie, who fights Complex CHD with every single beat of her Heart,  I am Supporting International CHD (Congenital Heart Disease/Defects) Awareness Week.IMG_7960 copy

 I thought I would start with sharing some Facts about CHD that you may not know, and let you know some ways you can support the Thousands of children and families who battle CHD in Australia and around the world. During next week, I will share with you our store, Katies story and my Story as her Mumma.

BUT for now here are some facts you may or may not of known about CHD.

  • Eight babies are born with a heart defect in Australia every day. That is almost 3,000 every year!
  • Childhood heart disease is one of the biggest killers of children under the age of one.
  • Approx half of children diagnosed with heart disease require surgery to correct the defect.
  • Each week more than 4 Australians pass away as a result of a congenital heart defect.
  • It is estimated that 32,000 children (under 18 years of age) are currently living with CHD in Australia.
  • Some children acquire heart conditions during childhood, e.g. cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki disease or as a result of rheumatic fever.
  • A disproportionate number of indigenous children suffer from acquired heart disease – often as a result of rheumatic fever, which is prevalent in many communities.

YOU CAN HELP

You can help raise much needed Awareness, & Funds for family support, also funds that enable more research into the causes along with a cure for CHD by supporting fundraising events like Sweetheart Day

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Many other business’s across Australia are also supporting Heart kids across Australia.

Take Care, and remember LIFE is Precious.

Nicki

My Little Blog

Yeap I am neglecting this little blog again and really have no excuses.
Recently I have recently found out that a few people have learn’t alot about Cape York though this blog and even followed us before they moved here. I have to admit I was kinda excited to know anyone is following here on my Little Blog…….let alone that I helped in some small way to make their transition easier.

So because of that I thought I would try my hardest to update here on a more regular basis. I really had no idea people would want to hear about our everyday.

Also if there is anything you would like to know about, PLEASE let me know by sending me email or go over to the facebook page and I will to my best to do a blog post about it.

Keep Safe and Love every day
Nicki

Hello My Name is Jack and I happen to have Down Syndrome

So most of you by looking (or not) at my Second Eldest son’s picutres would of likely realised he has Down Syndrome…….I do not talk about it much because well, its really a NON issue for us for the most part. Well that was until recently when all over the so called modern world a movement to make kids like Jack a thing of the past started to build a small amount of support.
I am not going to go in to right now, but it woke me up, it made us as parents realise that if we make DS a non issue people will not only not see Jack for Jack but, also not see him as the amazing vibrant teenager that he has become…….
We personally think that parents being offered a “choice” earlier and earlier in pregnancy need to see that DS for the most part is really only a very small part of who our kids are…….SO I am going to document Jacks life more, I have also started a facebook page Called ******Hello WORLD – Jack Speaking****** I will put a link to it up shortly.

Jack really just lives a ordinary life, but I guess that is just what alot of expectant parents want to hear/see.

So come join us on the facebook, share it with your friends……and lets Celebrate being having Down Syndrome and lots of ordinary!!

Jacks Second Place Medal from a triathlon he recently competed in.
Jacks Second Place Medal from a triathlon he recently competed in.