4 things

Friday, May 29, 2009

Well firstly, the DT comp at Arty Pants has concluded and although I didn't get a permanent DT Spot, I have been given the privilege of a guest DT spot for July. Very exciting. Congratulations to Kerry and Laura who did get the DT spots. Looking forward to seeing their work soon

Secondly, Andrew had a bone scan yesterday to determine exactly wants going on with his rib. He is still in a lot of pain that doesn't seem to be getting any better. Turns out he has actually fractured 5 ribs (yes 5!!!!) not just 1! That would probably explain the more pain! So he is home from work until after the Long weekend next week (it will be interesting! Hee hee)

Thirdly I have another LO to share. Was a sketch challenge from Bons Cybercrop on Tuesday night Pretty happy with how it all turned out.

And lastly, I just wanted to jot down a list of Joel's current words (don't worry, there isn't that many!)

  • Peese (please
  • Piggle & Daisy (from tv show In the Night Garden
  • Mummy & Daddy
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose
  • Ta
  • Momo (Thomas the Tank)
  • Nanna & Poppy
  • Hi & Bye
  • Play
  • Beep beep
  • Toot toot
  • No
  • Joel
  • Baby
  • Cheese, Toast, Cereal, Nana (banana)
  • Car
  • Ball
  • Fish, Turtle
  • Harold (helicopter from Thomas)
  • Shoes
  • Beabie (beanie)
  • Bowl
  • Wiggles
  • Eagles (much to Andrew's delight
Not bad hey. And he says them in such a cute voice too!
Anyway, that's long enough

Till next time

Some more LOs

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well thought I'd share a couple more LOs. The first one is my last entry into the ArtyPants DT comp - we had to put together a mock kit and then use the supplies for a LO. I love these papers so wasn't hard to use them at all.

The second one is using my very first Studio Calico kit. I still have more than enough stuff left over for a least 5 more LOs. Such cool stuff. Can't wait to get more.

Life is going along well for us. Andrew is still pretty sore from the broken rib but is getting through his reports well so that's good.
Joel is as cute as ever. Saying lots more words. Making all sorts of silly faces and generally enjoying life. I might blog about all the words he is saying tomorrow or Thursday. Just for keepsakes.
I'm doing well too. Busy but not too much and enjoying life.
Thought I'd share a couple of recent pics as well. Joel is a huge fan of leaves at the moment. Loves running around in them, throwing them, collecting them. You name it, he does it!!

Cute isn't he!!
Anyway, must go. Oo oo there is a cybercrop on at Bon's tonight if you want to join in the fun. It's going to be lots of fun and chatting. See the link in my sidebar.

Till next time

A couple more shares

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thought I would share a couple more LOs. These 2 are part of a DT Comp I am taking part in for Arty Pants. A bit of fun.

First one, we had to take inspiration from an ad in a magazine

The second one we had to use our blog title.

As for us, we are all doing ok - except Andrew. He has a cracked rib!! He was playing bootball (a form of baseball minus the bat!) at school. It was his turn and he was running to make a home run. One of the kids thought it would be funny to stand in his way. Andrew wasn't watching - he was watching the ball, but turned just in time to see the kid. He did a big dive over the kid (they all thought he looked like Superman!!) and landed flat on his chest. So he got pretty winded and is very very sore. So he is home for the next couple of days.
So because of that, Joel and I are trying to be out as much as possible cause all Joel wants to do is play with Daddy and jump on Daddy. Not a good idea.
Apart from that, life is going well.

Till next time

Some Layouts to share

Friday, May 08, 2009

Just wanted to share some of the latest LOs I've done. They were both for Bon's CyberCrop which finished on Tuesday.
First one was Bon's colour challenge - had to use pink, purple, black and or grey. Had to have a pic of you and friend and a quirky title that only they would know!

Second one was a blind challenge - you follow instructions without a sample to show you how they page may turn out. I was pretty happy with how they both turned out.

Apart from that, not a lot happening around here. Although I have renewed my love of reading. Just finished the Twilight books - I started the first one the weekend before Easter and I finished the 4th one on Wednesday.
Have just started a new book called The Bronze Horseman. I am reading it for a book club that I have joined. It's very exciting.

Anyway, better go and do something useful

Till next time

Still kicking

Friday, May 01, 2009

So I am still alive and kicking - unsure if anyone is out there still reading this but I thought I'd better update anyway. I really want to be better at this from now on.
So what I have been up to over the last few weeks. So much has happened. Firstly Andrew, Joel and I went on holidays together. We went to Adelaide over Easter, to catch up with my sister Clare and Matt and Sadie. It was so nice to hang out again. Beth and Stuart were over as well (my other sister and her boyfriend). Sadie and Joel had a great time together - although Joel was a bit protective of his toys and Sadie just wanted to play with them all - and suck and munch on them!

Had the opportunity to catch up with my Grandma while we were in Adelaide - was lovely to see her and spend some time with her. We got a few pics together as well. She is doing so well for a almost 95 year old!!

After Adelaide, we headed off to Halls Gap with my best friend Cath and her hubby Mark and 2 1/2 year old daughter Amaya. We had a brilliant time. Saw lots of wildlife - kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, even some monkeys! (at the Halls Gap Zoo!!!!) Did a nice little hike and visited the Cultural Aboriginal Centre there as well. The kids got on really well and enjoyed playing together (most of the time!)

And now we are back home and in the full swing of life again - Andrew's been back at school for 2 weeks now and we are slowly all adjusting back to normalcy - although Joel seems to be having quite a bit of trouble getting to sleep and is waking during the night, which is not great but hopefully it will pass soon. Just wish we knew what to do about it. It's like he scared to go the bed. It's so heartbreaking.
I've also been scrapping a little bit - went to Crop for Kids the weekend before we went away and had an absolute ball. Managed to get 3 LOs done there and have done one this week as well. Think my mojo is returning - here's hoping.

I think that is probably one of the longest posts I've done so I think I should stop there.
Hope to get back here sooner rather than later.

Till next time