Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time with Tuz..

aka my sister 'Toni.'

While Kym and Joe are galavanting around America, Mum and Toni have graciously accepted the invitation to come and babysit for two and a half weeks. Bet they wake up every morning wondering what they got themselves into! Toni brough her own two kiddies with her, so they have 6 to look after. Things are never boring...
Today Tuz and I thought it would be nice to take the little ones out to the park. Toni decided we'd go to punchbowl as she had been there a couple of days before and found some stray kittens. She wanted us to go back and catch them. No, she's not loopy. She's a wildlife warrior, currently studying to be a ranger and wanted to help out both the kittens and the surrounding wildlife by picking them up and dropping them to the local ranger.
As soon as we pulled into the carpark, we were greeted by some hungry (and a little ferocious) ducks. Toni picked up Sammy before he got devoured - Sorry Parchie, you're on your own!

Toni gave Parchie a bit of bread to give to the ducks -but Parchie thought he'd feed himself instead...
And so the ducks found something else to munch on.
 This was Toni's face when I suggested she handfeed the ducks for the camera - "Are you crazy?!?"

                                           After a quick giggle, she plucked up the courage..

                               drop a piece of bread to the hungry beasts below
                            Snatched that hand back up fast as lightning! Funny that she was worried
                            about feeding the ducks but when it came to catching a wild cat, she had
                            no problems! (but that's jumping ahead..)

                                             We loved watching these cute little ducklings

           We told the kids to keep their hands up. Sisi was
            happy to sit on the swings and wait.

                                           Sammy had fun playing on some other kids bike

                                        I love this picture, it looks like they're telling secrets
                                      I couldn't resist playing around with a couple of these pics...


                               Then Toni decided to take on the feral black cat....the cat won - but only just. Toni hung onto it while it scratched, kicked, lashed out and bit, she finally let go, knowing that she'd probably never get the cat in the box since it was too wild. She's going to be one heck of a Ranger!
                                               After lunch it was time to roll down the hill

A few trips...
              And a big sneeze..haha, I know, gross! I had to include it as its the action shot of the day

 Love this one of Tuz and the kids....or is that Dad and the kids?...I can't tell!

Toni used some of her lovely Lidnt Easter Eggs she recieved the night before from (oh, that's right, I can't tell, Lisa doesn't know ;))...from the Easter Bunny- and hid them for the kids to find. Here she is telling them she spotted the Bunny hiding some eggs..

                                                        They had heaps of fun finding them..

                                                    One in each hand - that's my girl.

                                                       Toni helps Sammy find one

                                      Planning on photoshoping this one when I get a chance...

On the way back to the car I took some shots of Ashleigh. When I turned back around I saw that Toni had  chased Parchie up the hill. She has a sore foot, so she shuffled up there...while she chased Archer, Joe took off with the stroller

                                                           I was too busy giggling to help.
                                                                          hee hee hee..

Much like my sister, I love animals too - all creatures great and small (except for wasps) but this... is a funny looking duck!


Maria said...

laugh laugh laugh

Toni said...

haha, loved this day even with the ferel cat attack. Such a beautiful park, and yes, could have used a lil help with the kiddies towards the end there. you got some good shots of the kiddies. what happened to the shot of sisi being bowled over by the pram?
the kids were gorgeous having there lil easter egg hunt i'm glad i got to eat on of Parchies before the vultures set in.

Nettie's Blog said...

What a fantastic day you all looked like you were having ...until i got to the part where Toni tried to catch the ferral kittens...make sure she keeps a check on those punture wounds for infection ...being ferral they have a serious strain of virus on their teeth and claws that can be dangerous... (sorry for the warnings...ever the worry wart me....

Launceston Weeden Family said...

Great day had by all by the sounds of it! Wow talk about game trying to catch the feral kittens!!!! Have seen them down there and boy they are pretty quick!

The Kings said...

Wow - that's a lot of kids to take to the park :) You girls all look so alike. I'm thinking the eggs are from the Baileys :)