Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Trip

Our first trip away in the caravan was a great success. We survived all of the storms and rain with only a small leak that was easily fixed. When it wasn't raining the weather was lovely. The kids had a ball riding around the caravan park on their bikes and spent hours on the giant jumping pillow. Love those things! Benny didn't want to go near it at first but it didn't take him long to get the hang of it...

Ali was very proud of the fact that she learnt how to do skids on her bike... She calls them burnouts!

Andrewis growing up way too fast but the good news is that that makes him a great slave, whoops, I mean helper. Here he is packing away all of the poles while Mark puts down the camper. The camper came with about 15 extra poles which made it fun trying to work out which ones we actually needed. We've got it sorted now.

And just for the fun of it...

My gorgeous trio...

And just to finish off I have one layout to share. I have been doing a bit too much purchasing and need to do some more crafting. I love the little flower I made here. I just started folding, scrunching and distressing and it all came together. I'll be trying them again.

These are some photos of Ali's 4th birthday. Now I just have to do the photos from her 3rd birthday. She will be five in just under a month

Andrew will be SEVEN in just 12 days!!!! When did that happen??

Take care.


Friday, February 26, 2010

She's Baaaaaaack

Well this has been my 'gonna' project for ages now so I thought I had better put fingers to keyboard and update, even if it's just for me. LOL!

Mmmmmmm Thinking back.... what's been happening?

Started of the year with a BANG with a scrap retreat in Wingham care of SCRAPSIDAISY and Leisa's wonderful team there. It was lots of fun meeting the girls and getting lots of scrapping done too. I was so lucky to be asked to teach a class during the retreat. I really hope everyone enjoyed it. I was very nervous! This is the layout from my class...

Actually that was almost the layout from my class. This was the original that Andrew decided to test out his rolling stamp on one afternoon and the layout had to be redone so it was just a little bit different.

I really hope there will be anoher retreat next year. I LOVE being able to share these times with these girls...

The kiddos...

Andrew is loving school. Still swimming and trying out Karate. He's finding it a bit technical at the moment and just wants to RUN and RUN. We'll see how it goes.

Ali is loving Kinder. She is still swimming too and has now started Calisthenics. Yes, I am a Cala mum now!

Bopper is cruising, has the biggest cuddles and thinks he runs the house. He is loving swimming too. He just cracks me up every day!

Mark is still working hard and we get to see each other occasionally!

My big news at the moment is a sore head. On valentines day I took the kiddos to a church/school picnic. After they had the kids races they called up the mums for a race. The last thing I remember is being lined up at the start line and then lying on the ground being told there was an ambulance on the way and then being in the ambulance. As I got to the hospital I became aware of what was happening. I had a CAT scan done and they found some bleeding on the brain. I then got transferred by ambulance to a city hospital where they scared me with all the possible reasons that I could have had this bleeding and all of the tests I would have to have. Luckly they were satisfied with my next scan that the bleed was caused by the fall and not the other way around. I got to spend the next 3 nights in hospital being asked every hour or two where I was and the day, moth and year.

I have been home for a week now and felt really good today for the first time in almost 2 weeks. Hopefully the headached are on the way out now. It is just amazing how much damage a bump to the head can do. I'll be lining up next year with a stack hat and body armour!!

My MUM has been amazing helping out here for the last two weeks. There are not enough words to say how thankful I am. And of course that has left Dad to hold up the fort at home and be helping out with K and A there. People have been so generous with cooking food and just sending their best wishes too.

Just another reminder to me to TO PASS IT ON...

I've got one layout ready to post here now. I will get some others up soon as well.

This layout is from the February challenge at Scrapsidaisy. The layout needed to contain pink and red as well as bling, a heart and an arrow...

My goodness. I have just been typing away. I am sorry for any typos and hope it all makes sense.



Monday, September 28, 2009

Not sure if anyone is out there but I'll be back VERY SOON.

With all this rain, part of our house has flooded. Got to move my scrap room to higher grounds...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

And you thought it would be another two months...

I know, I know two blog entries in one week.
It's overload!
I just wanted to post these photos of Andrew. He has been inducted...
Andrew loved his first AFL game at the MCG on Sunday. We didn't come away with a win but we did come home with a very excited boy.
Nana is so proud!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Central Australia

It's been so long that it took me 10 minutes to work out my username and password combination, but here I am back in my little corner of the world.

We have been holidaying!
Earlier this month We met up with Mum amd Dad in Alice Springs and took a trip to Uluru as well. It was an amazing place to visit and one that we will go back to again. There is so much to see and learn there. It is the first place I have ever been to that I have come away wanting to know more.
So here are a few snaps from the trip...
Andrew and Ali getting familiar with the wildlife.

Ben free of the stroller.

All the gang.

Andrew and I on top of Uluru!!!! I can't believe how much I look like my sister Jenny in this photo.

Us at Uluru

This photo comes with a cute story. Right outside the door of the first place we stayed was a wallaby feeding area. The kids got bags of food from the offices and spend ages feeding the cute little critters.
All of a sudden Ali yells out. "It's got a baby! It's having a baby."

I'll be honest and say that I didn't really believe her but I went over to have a look anyway. After another minute or two a little joey appears in the mother wallaby's pouch. It was so cute. The wallabies are so small to begin with but the joeys are tiny. We saw a couple more with joeys too.

Last of all Mum and Dad looked after the kids while Mark and I had a day out. We went quad bike riding out on a cattle property. It was so much fun. I was a bit unco to start with but got the hang of it and had a great ride.

This is just a small part of the property we were on.

That'll do for now.
Have a great week.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vista - Good Riddence

Last week we got rid of Vista and went back to Windows XP. So far so good. Those little bits and pieces that weren't working seem to be all fine. Hopefully it will allow me to blog better too.
First of all is this little video. It's for MUM and it's late but I can finally do it now. (Did I mention that I don't like Vista?)

And now some layouts. Long story short...I had heaps of layouts waiting to be finished and I put my mind to it last night and got 10 finished. Only 6 more to go. I'll just share a few...

Andrew and Ali have both just had their birthdays. My babies are now 6 and 4! I'll post a couple of photos next time.
Ben is talking up a storm. Andrew and Ali (and Mark and I) have great fun getting him to repeat lots of words back to us. He calls us all by name now and it is gorgeous when he goes and stands by the bench where the fruit bowl is, stretches his hand up and says "abble". He also says water, ta, ball, uh-oh, door and a few others.
Well that will do for now. I'm going to put my feet up.
Have a great week.

Friday, March 13, 2009

For Nana & Pop