Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Challenges

Challenges are always great fun. It makes you think outside the box.
Jarred has been sick first with a cold, that turned into croup, which then resulted in a very sick little boy. The doctors verdict was 'viral'. He hasn't been eating or sleeping very well. No kindy for him this week. He missed out on doing a town tour excursion. He is slowly getting better. He is a Queenslander and not used to this cold, wintery weather. He has now shared his germs with Kayla, who has a cold. She isn't a good 'sick' person. She hates being sick.
Kayla has started cooking this term. Today she brought home a veggie quiche which was really yummy. Last year this girl, didn't want to know about cooking or sewing. Now she can't wait to do it.
Kloe is doing really well with her school work and reading. She is reading so well now. She has made a really good little friend. I say little because she is the same size as Kloe. Everyone else towers over these two little girls. Szara is coming over for a play tomorrow after school, Kloe can't wait.
Zac - well, what can I say about this boy. Zac is Zac. He grumbles, he groans, he moans. But I wouldn't be without him.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Some other news

I am very happy to announce that Michelle at SCRAPBOOK DIVA'S has asked me to join her very talented design team. I had a great time working on the team during my Guest DT stint. I am looking forward to being on the team full time.

It's like living in a freezer

Well at least like a fridge!. It was just a little cold this morning. It was so beautiful when the sun came up - yes, I am going mad!

And a page I did on Saturday night.
We worked in the veggie garden over the weekend again. We only have one more garden bed to put and edge on.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

50c Paper Sale

Michelle over at Divas is having a patterned paper sale this weekend, clearing out stock to make room for new CHA stuff. Hurry over and grab some bargains.
there are 2 sections - loads of Kaiser papers!! Go here now!

Friday, July 25, 2008

All in the name of progress

There has been talk since before Christmas about an adjoining property being sub divided. It is a 10 acre piece of land (like ours) and it will be divided into 10, approx 1 acre lots. Selling for about $130k each. Well the last few weeks, people have been coming and going. This morning the boys were very excited when they saw 'BIG TRUCK' start working down there. They are making a road. Zac wanted to stay home and watch. Jarred has been sitting at the window watching the progress all morning.

You can see a telegraph pole to the right - that is our boundary

And some more pages I managed to get done last night.
Diva July Challenge - Using cardstock, pp, chipboard, buttons, brads, ribbon and staples. On the 20th July we celebrated 21 years together.

Diva's July Sketch Challenge.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy, happy

Finding time to do any 'fun' things lately has been very hard. Life is just go, go, go - well at least it's never boring.

At DIVA'S we did a Secret Santa in July swap. My parcel of goodies arrived today. I am one very lucky girl - I received so many gorgeous presents. Lots of time and thought went into my very special present. Thank you SS xoxo

Don't forget DIVA'S is holding it's monthly CC tomorrow night. Come join in, the fun.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Around the house

We have flowers. We planted white camellia's all the way along the front of the house last year. We now have gorgeous flowers appearing. They still have a lot of growing to do.

The weekend was spent in the veggie garden making the edging for the beds. We still have a few to do. Our neighbour Steve had some old fence panels. That we collected and then had to take apart. All it cost was two packets of screws and lots of work. The difference is amazing. It will be so much easier to maintain. The green bushy things in the 3rd bed are beans - won't be long and we will have lots. They are flowering now.

And our girls. The best recyclers there are. Here they are eating the broccoli plants that are finished. They eat everything. Nothing like fresh eggs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Diva's CyberCrop this Weekend

Diva's is holding it's monthly CC this Weekend, starting Friday night.

The theme for this month VINTAGE & HABERDASHERY

Great prizes to win.

Register in the forum:

Would love to see you there.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Does he..........

Does he really love to cook? Or does he just love eating it?

This boy asks everyday "Can we cook today Mum?"
Today we went grocery shopping and then came home and baked.
We made cupcakes with yellow icing. Fairy cupcakes with fresh cream and strawberries, choc chip biscuits and banana & raspberry bread.

Hopefully it will keep them quite for a while.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just a few............

Sorry I had to remove this page

My very special friend Rach, had a kit sent to me because, she already had the papers. How lucky am I? All the pages above (bar one) are using the kit. Sorry the pic's aren't too good. The weather is bad to normal - overcast, raining and COLD. It was 8 degrees at 3pm. The weekend is supposed to be worse.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Super Packed Weekend

We headed into Melbourne early Saturday morning to pick Kayla and Zac up from the airport. Their flight was slightly delayed. After getting them and all their luggage (lots more came home) we headed off to find Calder Park Raceway. For Christmas we gave Chris a voucher for a V8 Supercar Drive. It was icy cold and overcast. We sat outside and froze (the things I do to get some photo's) the two girls had to go back to the car, they were so cold. The boys however, were not letting the cold stop them from watching Dad - GO REALLY FAST!

All suited up and ready for action.

Waiting his turn - it was amazing how many people were there.

If Jarred could of, he would have been a passenger.

Finally in the car

Off and racing............................

Totally awesome was his reply when getting out. "Can you buy that again for me?"

We then headed into Melbourne to find where we were staying. We had an apartment in Brunswick, a few hundred metres from Lygon Street. We put our stuff inside and went for a walk down to Lygon Street to have some dinner. We were all cold and hungry. We found a lovely Italian Place called "Crooners". If you are ever in Melbourne and want a great place to eat, make sure you check this place out. The food was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious. We all shared our dishes around. We walked back and watched a movie (thanks Uncle Paul) Well we watched 1/2 of it - we were all exhausted.

Sunday: We went on a tram ride

These two were so excited about going on the tram

And after two tram rides and LOTS of walking we found the Museum.

They had a special exhibit called "Hatching the Past" All about dinosaurs for our dinosaur crazy boy. It was fantastic - very hands on. We all loved it.

We had a super quick look around some of the Museum - Kloe in the olden day house

And of course Kayla wanted to see Phar Lap - this horse is huge.
In the afternoon we took the kids to see their first live footy match at the MCG. Sydney Swans V Hawthorn. It was a Hawthorn home game. Heaps of Hawthorn supporters. We had fantastic seats. Kayla was cheering very loudly, unfortunately - it didn't help. The Swans lost.

Another Tram ride around the city. And Lots, and lots and lots of walking. We walked along Lygon Street past all these lovely places to eat....nope the kids wanted to go back to where, we had dinner the night before. We didn't complain. The food was just as good the second night. We were all exhausted by the time we got back. We watched the 2nd half of the movie and went to sleep. Monday it was time, to hit the road and return home.
It was a super, jam packed weekend.