Well, another crazy day.
Rolled out of bed at 8pm, had a quick shower and drove James to school at 8.30am. I am SO lucky with this little man (his poor wife though one day ... he is SO set in his morning routine now, imagine what it's going to be like when he is older and married!! LOL). James wakes at 7am every morning - he has this little built in alarm clock inside his head somewhere. He hops out of bed (Dad has already gone to work, Mum - that's me - is still lazing in bed thinking about getting up, Bella is still sleeping) and makes his bed - that's right he MAKES HIS BED, positions his teddies and little pillows on the top and folds up his quilt neatly and places this on the other end. He then goes to the toilet and hops in the shower, shampooing his hair every morning usually). Shower - very good, always out within about 3 or so minutes without fail. Then he gets dressed in his school clothes including a clean pair of socks. James then toddles out to the kitchen where he makes his own breakfast (cornflakes) and then snuggles on the chair to watch morning television or starts reading/writing at the table. If I'm not up by 8am he will come and remind me to get up so I can be ready in time to take him to school - ROTFLOL.
Tarisota is UP!! Gorgeous, vibrant and SO SO fun this month!! The ribbons are especially TO DIE FOR!! Here are a couple of layouts (Crazy + Kate & Bella) - pop over to the gallery and see all the other scrummy creations from the Tari girls.
One Day you'll fly away, is a layout share from this month's For Keeps magazine. The embroidered wings took forever, I was so over it by the time I finished stitching, lol - Bella thinks this is beautiful though, seeing herself with fairy wings (as she calls them).
Last layout is for the Everyday Moments Comp (for the Aussie Scrap Source Blog)...Sprinkles - James and Bella have this special little treat either Saturday or Sunday on the weekends, they love it. I don't love cleaning up the sprinkles that go all over the floor (and bench because I usually spill them, lol) but it's the little things that count right -and these little things hopefully make their childhood memorable. So, I love this concept that one day maybe they will be able to make fairy bread/sprinkles for their children and tell them the story how Mum (actually that will be Grandma Mel, lol) used to make them this special treat most weekends when they were little.
Such lovely lovely lovely comments from my last post, thankyou girls, it was so nice to open this up today and read all your comments :O))
I've been desperately trying to get on here to update my blog, but everything has been crazy this past couple of weeks, crazy at work, crazy at home and crazy deadlines.
My Bella had her first disco - talk about a mammoth task for her to get ready. Tears earlier in the week because she wanted a new outfit to wear to the disco, all her summer dresses weren't suitable to wear in the middle of Winter, her favourite sparkly jeans apparently had too many of the jewels missing for the disco, the list went on. So, I weakened, we went shopping and ended up with a cute little brown and pink spotty dress.
Now I PROMISE you that Bella picked this dress...(mind you after nearly 1 hour trying things on in Pumpkin Patch) but..you know what I couldn't stop thinking at the time of puchase - how perfect is this for scrapbooking, I've got some Strano ribbon that is EXACTLY this design and colourings..LOL.
Hair had to be straightened for the disco and yes we purchased some sparkly hair spray, new nail polish and sparkly clip for the hair..what a sucker I am for this girl.
Sorry no photos of James - because it's not cool for Mum's to stay at the disco apparently when you're in grade 4 - and definitely not allowed any fussing around taking pre-disco photos either, sigh.
So, here's a photo of my James immersed in his book. I am SO proud of this little man. He was selected a couple of months ago for a special group of highly motivated and able children to participate in an ongoing online course called the Philospher's Pool. The group is for children that have an interest in Philosophical Inquiry and is run by a group of teachers at surrounding schools. He has been thriving on the projects and tasks that are involved, mind you I might need to upgrade to broadband very soon because he's driving me mad with asking to continually connect to the internet!!
Layout shares are a couple of vellum challenges that I did for Aussie Scrap Source - possibly my first time working with vellum :O)
Oops, photos getting out of order, not sure how that happens.
Last share, a layout in the new For Keeps magainze - bad clothes day :O)
More sharing tomorrow hopefully. Thankyou again to everyone that takes the time to comment on my blog and say hi :O))
I live with my husband and 2 children in Tasmania, Australia. I love to make nice things, spend time with my family, travel, bake yummy treats, read pretty craft books, give handmade gifts, toast marshmallows in our wood fired oven & live a lovely life.