Sunday, 28 September 2008

A big week

What a huge week it's been! Aiden's birthday has just about gone for an entire week. The celebrations started with a day at the farm on Tuesday with his playgroup friends and ended yesterday with a small party at home! Both the kids enjoyed it thoroughly!

I won't bore you with all the details, but here are some pics...

The kids loved riding on the ponies, but do you think I could get a smile out of either of them?????

and they both loved the mice, even though Erin doesn't look impressed in this photo!

blowing out the candles with Lily and Rhyaken

and this photo pretty much sums up the day!

the second (but not last) cake I made. This one was to take into kindy... (you may notice the train theme by now!!)

Pressie time on your birthday morning! You were so excited that your cousins Cordell & Griffin came to visit with Grandy and Gramps! Griffin handmade some gorgeous little paper puppets for you. He's got some talent that boy!

Aiden & Erin on the trike that I picked up from a garage sale about 3 years ago! Dad restored it to it's original glory! Thanks Dad! It looks great, and I love the hand drawn pinstripes and the A on the front. As you can see, the kids are loving it!!

Aiden and the boys helping Gramps put his new digger together!

Where we found Erin when we walked around the corner! No idea how she got up there, as it's quite a way off the ground!

Nap time quickly became bath time after this little incident with the Sudocream!! Why does this always happen when you are busy? Thanks to Al for taking the photos (this is definitely 21st material!) and cleaning the carpet and the walls in Little Miss Trouble's room!!!

The evidence.... handprints and all!

Mind you this all happened about 2 hrs before the party was due to start!!!

The 3rd and final cake!! Phew... no more cakes til next year now! And yes, I made that Thomas train on top out of fondant icing. After making him, Al commented how his wheels were getting square. Well, the lady at the cake shop forgot to tell me there is a special type of icing to make figurines out of.... which doesn't sag like poor Thomas did. But, he did the job perfectly and the kids loved him, so that's all that matters!!!

Blowing out the candles...

Pass the parcel - Aiden & Becca & Zoe...

At the circus... Aiden & Daddy...

And Mummy & Erin...

I took some videos of some of the performances, but still have to work out how to get photos from the videos. Need some time to experiment. All in all, we had a great week of celebrations, but boy, am I glad it's over now! Time to re-focus and possibly get some scrapping time again!!!

Thanks for reading this huge post! I hope you had a laugh or two along the way!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Slack, I know :)

Gee wiz, I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted. How time flies!!! Work is keeping me very busy at the moment, and so is our little family :). In fact, so busy so, that I woke up one morning last week and decided something had to give. After much deliberation, I have decided to give up my Design Team position at Scrap-Pile. I will be be finishing up at the end of September, but not before the Cybercrop on Friday night :) It's a Spring Fling theme, and look out for some great challenges and prizes on the night.

I really have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the team, and throughout the past year, I have made some gorgeous new friends, done LOADS of scrapping (even more than I imagined) and learnt some fantastic new skills along the way. I would like to thank Mel and Justine for giving me the opportunity to share in the Scrap Pile experience as a part of the design team. It wouldn't be the same without you guys :) I would also like to thank everyone on ScrapPile, your support and encouragement has kept me motivated and keen. Thanks heaps guys!!!

Now for some of my latest stuff.. although I haven't had much time to create in the past month, I have still managed to squeeze a few little things through...

My gorgeous boy playing with his trains (for Scrap Pile DT). I just adore these photos of Aiden playing. Mind you I took about a 100 to get these :) I'm sure you can relate!

A page for the Fathers' Day CC challenge - my Grandpa. Loving Pink Paislee's new paper range!

A little interactive Fathers' Day book/card for Allan from the kids - Jewls' Cybercrop challenge. Great challenge btw Jewls :) I also made a similar card for my Dad. What a fantastic idea and it was so quick and easy :) Just what I needed to get me back into the swing of things! I just love this photo of Al and the kids taken at the EKKA eating strawberry icecreams!

And a card for my dear Uncle David (and his family), whose wife passed away last week. Aunty Junie, you will be missed by us all, but we all know you have gone to a dance with the saints in Heaven.