Happy mail day

Thursday, November 22, 2007

So I'm excited. It's only 9:15 in the morning and already it's been a good day. My trusty Australia Post parcel delivery woman came to my door. She brought me the book I've been waiting for. Ali Edward's new book straight from Amazon.com. I am so excited. I just want to get myself a cup of tea, sit on the couch and read it. Alas, I actually have stuff to do today.

I have the dreaded task of going shopping for an outfit for my SIL's wedding. I'm very excited about the wedding just no so much about clothes shopping!! I still have most of my baby fat and am hoping they have designed a super affordable skirt that magically transforms me into a size 12. But if I can't find that, I'll have to settle for something that makes me look ok!

Been baking cupcakes this week. My lovely friend Nat from Scrap of Faith shared a recipe and I had to make them. They are so good and I feel I may need to make some more on the weekend. Gotta love how I whinge about the baby fat and then proceed to tell you I've been stuffing my face with cupcakes!! Uhh Megs, there may be a link! Now how good a wife am I. I know Andrew has been under pressure lately with reports so to cheer him up, I iced the cupcakes in his footy teams colours!! There were 12 cupcakes - we have eaten the rest!

All is going well around here. It's report writing time in the Spinks house so Joel and I are trying hard not to distract Andrew. Although Joel is just so cute that he is proving a very big, but enjoyable distraction. I on the other hand, just tend to annoy Andrew! We may have a couple of outings over the weekend so Andrew can finish them off.

Last night we had to put Joel in a 00 wondersuit. He is really getting bigger. And he's not just long anymore, he is finally starting to fill clothes out around the waist as well. I honestly cannot believe he is 5 months next weekend!
And what would a blog post be without a pic of Joel.
Anyway, I've rambled enough. I better go get ready for my shopping trip. Pray for me!!
Till next time

Finding my Christmas Spirit

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm starting to get in the Christmas mood around here. Just finished a little advent calendar and am really happy with how it turned out. I bought the tree at Target last year in the sales. The whole thing was red and the drawers just had the numbers on them. So I scrapified it!! I think it looks way better. I really love this time of year. I've been trying to think of some more little projects I could do.

Attempted a Christmas photo shoot with Joel yesterday. Let's just say we may need to have another go at it when Andrew is around.

Joel had his second lot of immunisation today. He was so good. There was a little whimper for the first needle, then he cried for the 2nd and 3rd one and then after about 2 minutes he was fine. I think I was more worried about it than him. It's over now for a couple of months!

We got our new lounge suite on the weekend. We were so excited when the guys delivered it. And then, we couldn't get the 3 seater through the doors!!! Even our big sliding glass door. SO the delivery guys left us with our couch out under the pergola trying to work out how to get it in the house. We had our builder mate Pete come over and he eventually had to cut into the door tracks and bend the frame to get it in the house. It totally weighed a tonne as well. So lets just say we won't be moving anytime soon!! The lounge is so worth it though! We are seriously in couch potato heaven!! Joel seems to like them too.

Anyway, I'm going to go. Andrew and I are having an in-house date night tonight. Andrew bought me the latest Harry Potter movie and we are going to watch it tonight and eat dips and cheeses, all on our new lounge suite. We really wanted to see this before Joel was born, but he decided to come early. So we are doing our own version of Gold Class!!


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

We had a great Melbourne Cup day holiday yesterday. Went over the a friends house for a BBQ. There was about 20 of us there. It was such a beautiful day here. Joel loved being around everyone and was definitely the hit of the party. Not much else to report. Having a bum around home week this week. I need it - lots of catch up on housework, washing and scrapping to be done.

Joel has really grown up again this week. Making lots more noise - goos and gahs and little squeals. He's certainly "talking" a lot more than ever now. He also rolled for the first time on Sunday. Both Andrew and I got to see it which was nice. He hasn't done it since but he will eventually. He constantly has his hands in his mouth at the moment and we are all about the drooling at the moment.

Anyway, I leave you with a couple of LOs I've done in the last week. First one is photos of my mum and dad with Joel. Second one is LO I did for a challenge on Scrapniques.

Till next time

Joel's Baby Mullet

Friday, November 02, 2007

Joel's little mullet. It's so cute (and so long!) I love, love, love it.