Sunday, August 31, 2008

The new uniform

Well here she is all dressed up in her very formal winter school uniform. She starts tomorrow. Fingers crossed all goes well.

This is her PE top. I used it for a Blue photo challenge. It really brings out her beautiful blue eyes.

The kids and I have been baking and card making this weekend. It has been raining. I will have to take some photo's where the light is better.

Have a great week

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Kloe was all dressed up in pink yesterday and she looked so pretty. I asked her if I could have a photo or two. She said I could, if her precious Strawberry the teddy, could have some too.

Open morning at school turned into morning and afternoon. Jarred got a bit bored with all the speeches in the morning session. We then went on another school tour, with some lovely Year 12 students. I think I know this school better, than their current school. Kayla has her interview this morning. Fingers crossed we get a very quick acceptance. She will start next term, so she is able to get her subject choices for next year. The next few weeks are going to be very busy getting organised for it.
Have a great week

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I hope you were sitting down and haven't fainted with shock.

I have had, lots of reminders that my blog hasn't been updated.

Life has just come first, in the last few weeks and there hasn't been time for blogging.

- It's been cold and wet. Everything is muddy, but so lovely and green.

- Kloe has been swimming with school ,for the last two weeks. Surprise, surprise she got a cold after the first week and couldn't go for a few days. It's a bit hard when the outside temp is single figures and they are going swimming. Even if it was at the indoor pool. She is on the mend which is the main thing

- Zac has his interview for Monivae(Catholic college) for next year on Thursday. He is a man of few words but did very well in his interview. I don't think he has ever said so much in a short space of time. We had a school tour on the same day and he was offered a position for next year in Year 7.

- Zac had an orientation day yesterday at Monivae. He was the only one, from his school there, which was a bit scary. He was introduced to some boys in the morning. He seemed to have a good day. He even cooked and did music. He wasn't too sure about moving schools - he has a few really good friends where he is, but he is coming around to the idea and is actually happy about it. He is a very smart kid and he needs the opportunity to shine and not get caught up with all the bad influences of his current school.

- Kayla has her interview at Monivae on Monday. After lots of discussion and finally us insisting, she is also going to be changing schools. She will start next term, as she needs to make her subject choices for Year 9. She has finally accepted she needs a better learning environment and a better social environment. Fingers crossed it will all work out for the best. It's been a very hard decision, but one that we both feel is necessary.

- Jarred has been a very social little boy. He has had a few birthday parties to attend in the last few weeks. He just loves going to them. He always makes special cards and presents for his friends.

- Jarred had book week at kindy last week. On Wednesday he dressed up as Batman and on Thursday he was Spiderman - no surprises there.

- Kayla is back to cooking every Thursday. We all love her cooking days. As soon as she gets in the car, we are all asking what she has made and can't wait to eat it.

- Kayla and Zac have both been having sleeps overs. Last weekend they both had a friend stay for the whole weekend.
- Chris is now on the cricket committee and has been busy organising sponsorship for the coming season.

- Chris bought himself a chainsaw the other week. Got a bargain from ebay.

- I meet a lovely lady who has recently moved to town. She is a Stampin' up demonstrator (Cards and Stamping) We have had, two get togethers already and plan on making it a regular thing. She has a four year old daughter and her and Jarred get on like a house on fire.

- My scrapbooking has taken a backseat lately. I just haven't' had the time to sit and do much at all. Well not as much as I would like.

- Thanks to my friend Rach, I have started stitchery items for Christmas. Jarred got so excited when he saw Christmas stuff - very hard, trying to explain to him that it takes a long time to make these thing and I have to start very early. He keeps asking how many sleeps - so cute.

I'm sure there is a million other things - I just can't think of them at the moment.

Some recent pages - all for challenges

Stitchery in progress
Pizza making the other week - they all made there own pizza's
Kayla's Elmo bag she made for Textiles
Ok, that will do me for today. Hopefully next time it won't be as long inbetween posts

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Divas August Cybercrop

DIVAS monthly Cybercrop with be on Friday 22nd August commencing at 7.30 pm. Register in the forum.

The theme for this month is "TECHNIQUES"

Helen's Online Class

Our Guest Design Team Member Helen, is holding her first ever online class

Monday 18th August @ 8pm

Instructions will be loaded on the free class blog

all chat will be in the DIVAS chat room

It will be lots of fun and very quick and easy, so please join us

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Our forcast for tomorrow

Rain and SNOW!!!!!

OMG if it is going to be this cold, all I can say is bring the SNOW ON!!!!!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Baa Baa

Yep it's that time of the year again in Hamilton. It's Sheepvention Time. The biggest event in Hamilton and it's all about sheep. Sheep, sheep and more sheep. The kids are very happy about 'sheep' today. All the schools in the area have the day off - to celebrate.We are called the 'Sheep Capital of the World'. When you go to Sheepvention you know why. You have never seen so many different types of sheep. BAAAAAAAAAA!!!!I am glad we decided not to go this year. It's been raining this morning. You would need gumboots and a portable fire place to be comfortable.

Our DT member Tania (Chilli) is running photography and photoshop tutorials at DIVAS. This fortnights challenge was to use your camera in 'P' mode. These two photo's were taken in the same spot just using different settings. Oh and facial expressions LOL!