When did you grow up?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

You are such a sweet and caring little boy.
If anyone is crying, you are always there to stroke their face, give them a cuddle and say "S'Alright Mummy, s'alright" You love cuddles and kisses and spending time with people. And you especially love babies. You are always wanting to hold babies and kiss them and cuddle them and just lavish love on them.
When your cousin Bradley came over one day, he was a bit upset and all you wanted to do was cuddle with him on the couch. You even managed to get him to fall asleep on you. You look so grown up in this photo - my baby has well and truly gone. You are definitely a little boy now.

I hope you continue to be so caring and sweet as you grow older.
You're such a sweet and caring little boy.

Friday's Five

Friday, November 13, 2009

So here it is another edition of Friday's Five. I'm thinking I am going to do an current Etsy faves every fortnight and then alternate it with another list on the other weeks.
To get into the Christmas mood early, i am going to share with you some of my favourite Christmas movies (nicking this idea from Tam) So here we go.... in no particular order

1. Elf
I think this is a great movie. Funny and sweet all at the same time. And I love Will Ferrell.

2. The Polar Express
Love love love this one and can't wait to watch it with Joel this year. It is so magical and fun.

3. Love Actually
This is probably my favourite movie of all time - Christmas or not!

4. Home Alone 1 & 2
I loved these as a kid and still enjoy watching them once a year. 3 & 4 are not so good though! They should have left it at 2. Love the scenes in New York in number 2. And the bird lady!

5. Miracle on 34th Street
I love both of these movies - the classic and the modern one. Do you believe??

6. Joyeux Noel 
I know it's called Friday's FIve but I really wanted to share about this movie. I saw it last year and it is really good. The film is about the World War 1 Christmas truce of December 1914, told through the eyes of French, Scottish and German soldiers. Sounds boring but it's really beautiful.

So there you have it. Some good movies to watch this Christmas season

Till next time

Triathlon Pink

I am going to enter a triathlon. Not a crazy Olympic one but Triathlon Pink - raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. My sister Beth and I are going to do it together (although secretly I think she is going to kick my butt!)
It's happening on the 31st January 2010 which sounds awhile away but I have a lot (A LOT!!!) of work to do before then if I even want to finish this race.

We are hoping to do the long course - 300m swim, 9km bike ride, 3km run but we will assess the situation (and my fitness) closer to the date. I may opt to do the medium - 200m swim, 6km ride, 2km run (walk)
I am starting my training today. Aiming to exercise every day and eat a lot healthier. Cut back on my serious addiction to chocolate and start pumping my body full of healthy yummy foods.
Need to start working on the 3 things I will be doing in the triathlon - swimming, running and bike riding.

So it's out there. I've told you all my goal. Now to stay on it and keep accountable to you guys about it.
I'm a little scared but excited as well

If any of you are interested in doing it as well, or just want some more info, you can find it on the Triathlon Pink Website here

Till next time

Fulfilling every boy's little dream....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

of being a fireman

Joel at our local Community Services Expo last weekend

Friday's Five

Friday, November 06, 2009

Inspired by my Blogging for Scrapbookers Class, I am hoping to start a weekly tradition of Friday's Five. Five things I love at the moment, five things I have seen online, five of my fave movies, five of my fave books, five things I would love to buy right now. Get my drift. It could be anything.
For my first Friday's Five I am going to share with you some of my favourite things on Etsy right now. Etsy is one of my favourite places to look and shop online. It's an awesome site where people can buy and sell all sorts of handmade stuff. Not your typical nanna knitted tea cosys and stuff (although I am sure there are some on there) but very cool things.
So here we go (in no particular order)

Crazy Sparrow Nest Necklace
This is so so sweet.

Felt Pancakes Set
This looks like so much fun

Vintage Messenger Bag
I think this would be so handy when I go overseas next year. Hmmm Christmas present!!

Green Bird Journal Notebook
Cute as. Would look great in the bag above!

Baby Pixie Hat
Oh my goodness. Does it get any sweeter than this.

So there you have it my first Friday's Five. Stay tuned for more blog posts and more Friday's Five in coming weeks!

Till next time

2.7.2007 - The day you were born

Thursday, November 05, 2009

For our Day 2 prompt one of our tasks was to share a story about one of the most amazing days of our lives. I've chosen the day Joel was born (2nd July 2007)
So here goes...

I went into labour with Joel around 2:30 on a Monday morning. Your daddy and I were so excited. We tried to get some more sleep but we couldn't believe that this was happening. We had waited such a long time to meet you and soon you would be here. We got to the hospital around 9:00am and after 5 or so more hours (and no drugs) you were born. Our gorgeous little boy. They laid you on my chest and you had your eyes open. You were looking up at me. Big brown eyes and long eyelashes. And there it was. Love like I'd never felt before. You were ours. And we were (and still are) so blessed.
The next couple of hours were some of the best of my life. Just laying there. Snuggling with you. Watching it rain outside. Staying warm and safe together inside.
The 3 of us.
Can't believe that was almost 2 1/2 years ago. You are still the sweetest little thing. And we still love snuggles
Just the 3 of us.

Thanks for letting me share
Till next time

A new blogging adventure

So as you all know I am not the most consistent blogger out there. But I really want to change that so I signed up for one of Shimelle's classes - Blogging for Scrapbookers. I love Shimelle's stuff - I have done her Journal your Christmas class for the last 2 years.
So I am undertaking this new journey because I want to make this whole blogging experience bigger and better - for me and for anyone who reads it.
I am however already 2 days behind so I am going to do all the things for those days today - which means there will be 3 posts today!!
So here goes number 1 - my intentions for this class

  • I want to blog more regularly
  • I want to write more meaningful posts
  • I want to be able to use my blog to make my scrapbooking better
  • I want to inject both my blogging and scrapping with more life and energy
So there you have it. I am really excited about taking this class.

You can sign up for the class here - don't think it's too late

Till next time