Wednesday, December 19, 2007

19.12.07

Well, the Scrapbooking Memories Masters magazine is out to subbers. I received one Honorable Mention for my mini album, funny though as I considered that my weakest part of my entry. Oh well, go figure. You will need to click on the photo to get the full picture.

My single page layout



My double page layout



My mini album



And my storage idea which is just an old wooden ladder with canvases in between the rungs with a couple of buckets hung off it for pens etc.



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I just want to say a HUGE congratulations to my pal Mel who received a HM for her storage! This girl has talent beyond belief and I knew it was just a matter of time before the powers that be recognised it too!!!!

Take care and thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Monday, December 17, 2007

17.12.07

My week in photos.

Amy, smiling:



Christmas photo shoot. Will try again maybe today.





Chrisco was delivered. Now my cupboards are jammed packed with breakfast cereals and lollies and chips. LOL!



The training wheels came off Kate's bike.



Steve has finished his boat! Hopefully we will go out in it on the weekend!



Little Athletics Christmas Party!



Take care and thanks for stopping by! :D

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

10.12.07

School Holiday Challenge!


I have decided to set a challenge for myself and the kids! The challenge is to do stuff during the holidays but only a maximum of $50 can be spent per week on activities. The money will be cummulative so if what we dont spend one week will add to the next week. I have some ideas for activities but I need to do a bit more research I think! I was thinking of things like going to Sydney Olympic Park or going to the pools type of thing. This way we can have a fun filled holiday without breaking the bank! Feel free to join in and have your own challenge!


In other news, I go back to work tonight. I have mixed emotions about this but you have to do what you have to do. The thing I am thankful for is that I love my job and what I do and that I am able to spend time with the kids during the day. It's a win-win situation. :D


I had not one, but 2 family Christmas parties on the weekend. I enjoy catching up with family. Ahhh Luke is a funny bugger! At the moment he doesn't like having his photo taken but at the same time if you are trying to take photos of others he is there saying 'me too'! LOL!



Just a question: Where do people stand on teacher gifts and what type of things do you give them? I was planning on making the water bottle carrier thing for Kate's teacher. I dunno. What does everyone else do?


Well, thats about it from me today. I finished altering my work pants earlier, I let the waist out a little but had to bring the legs in, go figure?! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! :D

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

05.12.07

Nothing much been happening here of late. Amy smiled yesterday for the first time, like a proper smile. She is so cute. Hopefully I can get her to smile for the camera. ;)


I joined an awesome site - http://www.ravelry.com/ - but it does have quite a long waiting list, well it did when I initially put my name down. I had forgotten all about it until I got the email to say my account had been activated. It is for yarn crafters, knitting and crocheting etc. Some great stuff to make on the site. Really worth checking out!


Luke has been playing on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse site. It links to other sites and one that I have seen Luke go to is Handy Manny. Well, he was out with Steve mucking around with the floor of the boat and here is Luke sitting there with his pencil behind his ear. I guess Bob the Builder is a thing of the past and is now replaced by Handy Manny.



And a photo of my other gorgeous girl, Kate, blowing bubbles. She likes to do her own hair now and doesnt quite get the headband thing. Oh well, she still looks cute enough.



Thats about is from me today. Nothing much really has been happening but I just wanted to get it down on paper when Amy first smiled. Take care and have a wonderful day! :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

30.11.07

Another month been and gone.


Wednesday was a busy day here. It started out with playgroup for Luke, Amy and I. Luke loves going to playgroup. It is at an OOSH centre so it is well equipped for kids. There weren't many kids there this week which was nice as it seemed a lot more relaxed. I have been to a couple of different playgroups and this is by far the bestgroup I have been to. The parents don't all just sit around talking, but rather we get down on the floor and we play with the kids. Then towards the end we have a movement session where we sing and dance, not that Luke really likes that part, but I join in anyway! LOL!


We also put the Christmas tree up. The kids decorated it, and I have to admit, I made a few little adjustments. We started to put the lights up outside aswell but we only put out 3 sets and Steve refused to do anymore. I will see about getting him up on the roof in the morning though. ;) I am looking forward to seeing what our house looks like with all our lights up. Goodness knows we have enough powerpoints! They went powerpoint crazy in this house!


And not only that, Amy was one month old on wednesday. I grabbed the catscratch (as it is a hump) and a blanket and took them out the back. Then I came back inside for child and camera and Steve said 'she isn't a doll you know'. Well, umm, right now she is and I am taking as many pics as I can! LOL! She had a quite unsettled day for some reason but ended up having a good night so that was good. Here she is...



She has the cutest little frown, although I suspect she will have a permanent crease if she doesn't stop doing it!


On thursday STeve rang me from the school as Kate had a mufti day which I forgot about so I quickly got ready and took her some clothes. The poor thing, I felt so terrible! I then went and had Amy weighed and measured. Her weight is 4.11kgs, length 53.5cms and HC 37cms. She sure is growing quickly! I also bought myself some new clothes. I never seem to buy myself new stuff, but yet the kids are always dressed so nicely. Oh well. Then a visit with my sister which was nice to catch up.


Friday saw us going to sewing class. I am making a tree skirt for the Christmas tree. Hopefully I finish it in time! I am doing the applique and then I just have to sandwich it and bind it. We have 2 weeks left so hopefully I get it done. I use sewing to bribe Luke through the week. He really loves going there, so if he isn't going to sleep, I just say to him 'if you don't go to sleep, you can't go to sewing' and sure enough within 5 minutes he has fallen asleep! Bliss!


Well, thats about it from me. I need to go and make some bottles up and then go to bed as I have had a permanent headache for the last 3 days! Ugh! Have a good one! :D