Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Paul!!

Well it was his birthday yesterday I just didn't get to blog about it until today! We had a pretty quiet day since Paul was doing nightshift last night. We started the day with a pancake brekkie (it's become a birthday tradition in our house) then we went out later in the morning for coffee (Paul loves his flat white with just a squirt of caramel flavour) and muffins (chocolate mud of course!). We would've gone out for dinner if Paul didn't have to work... we did have a little cake before he went though. Here's a pic of him and the kids.... check out that mo!!!! He's taking part in "Movember" at Careflight....2 more days and off it comes!!! (Can't wait!LOL)

The boys absolutely love blowing out the candles on any birthday cake they see...

It was Madi's first encounter with chocolate cake.....she had a ball!! Just look at that cheeky face...


There's a new sketch over at Sketches Oz by Clair Bremner. Clair and the girls have created some gorgeous layouts! This is what I came up with...

It's about how lucky Riley is to still have his front tooth after knocking it out a few months back. The dentist thought it may go black but so far it's hanging in there... we're crossing our fingers it stays that way!

That's about it from me today... Hope everyone has a great evening!

Sheree xx

Monday, November 26, 2007

I've got a job!

After 5 years of being a stay-at-home Mum I've got myself a job!!! I wasn't even planning on going back to work just yet and it's all happened so fast I haven't even had the chance to blog about it until now.... the best part is WHERE I'm now working....The Scrapyard!!!!! I'll be doing about 3 days a fortnight with the opportunity to teach some classes next year (a little daunting but exciting at the same time!) and the girls are all so lovely. I have to say I'm still nervous though....... I just can't believe I've got a job in a scrapbooking store and I'm so excited about it! I've only done a 3hr training day so far and there's a fair bit to take in but I'm sure it won't take me long to get into the swing of things (I hope!)... just got to try and get my brain into work-mode again - it's been a while....

I've finally finished sorting out my scraproom today! Here are some before and after pics...

This was a couple of weeks ago...


And now...


(I really love my Clip It Up!)


(Love my ribbon box too - Paul made it for me... There is only one ribbon box - there's a mirrored cupboard door next to it...)


The walls are a bit bare yet but I'll work on that... I'm just glad it's done so now I can get back to scapping and making some Christmas prezzies! I've been doing a few Kim Archer Christmas Spectacular classes and there are some fantastic gift ideas - can't wait to get into making everything now! Just have to decide now what to make first.....

Madi is now officially on the bottle! As of this week I'm no longer breastfeeding her - it's been a gradual thing over the past month or so and she's taken to the bottle no problems at all (thankfully!). So that's it - my last baby - no more breastfeeding... a little sad really ... but I'm so thankful that I was lucky enough to be able to breastfeed each of my kids! Madi's also standing up all by herself now too - it won't be long and she'll be taking her first steps....she's growing up way too fast!

Well this has turned into a marathon post, so that's it from me today! Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Sheree xx

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sick kids, new teeth, some layouts and other stuff...

This week has largely been taken up by sick kids! I'm so sick of sickness!!! Ayden picked up a tummy bug from somewhere and it really knocked him around and lasted all week! Poor little man - he was a real trooper though and handled it so well! Madi had a touch of it too - not as bad as Ayden though thank goodness. He seems to be picking up today... I'm crossing my fingers that he's over it!

While I was staying at Mum's place I forgot to post my layout that appeared in issue 60 of For Keeps, so here it is!


Don't ya love that pic of Paul in the middle?! Too funny.... There's fringing right down the left hand side but it's a bit hard to see in the pic.

I think I might have a couple more layouts I haven't shared yet.... let me see.... oh yeah...the last layouts I did for Seriously Scrapbooks before we *moved*! The first one has pics of Riley at Airlie Beach 2 years ago.....


The other one is about the whale cake I made Riley for his first birthday. The day I made it was so HOT and we had a blackout right in the middle of the day.... let's just say baking a cake with no electricity in the heat just isn't my idea of fun... it turned out ok though and he loved it!


Madi got her first 2 teeth this week....FINALLY!!! At 9 1/2 months she now has her two bottom teeth peeking through her gums. It seems like she's been teething forever... poor little girl has been really feeling it with her sore gums and not feeling 100%. Just have to wait for them to grow now so we can get some cheeky pics!

We had Ayden's school orientation on Thursday - very exciting! (He's starting Prep next year.) He seemed to really like the school and even made a couple of friends in the hour we were there which was great and the teachers were really nice and helpful too. He's looking forward to it (I really hope that lasts!). Just have to pick up his uniforms and order his book pack, get some shoes and we're ready to go!

With the kids being sick all week the unpacking of my scraproom went on hold but I've managed to get some done today. When it's finished I'll post a couple of photos. It's so great to have a room all to myself to spread out in - thank goodness the boys love sharing a room! (Not sure how long I'll get away with it though....lol!)

Got a bit more Christmas shopping done this week too, a few more things crossed off the list! I really need to get something for Paul....he's always so hard to buy for!!! I'll have to hound him for ideas...

Well, hope everyone is having a great weekend! Paul is working today and tomorrow so it's really like a Monday today for us instead of Saturday. I'm heading back into my scraproom for some more sorting.... the sooner it's done the sooner I can scrap!

Sheree xx

Sunday, November 11, 2007

YAY!!! I'm back online.....

We've finally moved into our new place.... we've been unpacking boxes for the last 3 days and I have so say I'm really over it!!! Almost there though.... just my scrap room to go really....

So... I've got a bit of catching up to do! I'll start off with a couple of layouts....

There's a new sketch at Sketches Oz by the lovely Jolene Pienaar. You really should go and have a look at the gorgeous layouts the girls have come up with this fortnight... I'm always amazed at how different our layouts end up even though we're working with the same sketch! So anyway - here's mine...


(Madi is always pulling this face! It really is the cutest thing! She's usually saying 'oooh oooh oooh' at the same time.)

The last sketch was by Vivian Bonder. Again there were some fabulous layouts done by the girls... This is what I came up with...



Oh yeah..... I just realised that I never got to do a blog entry to celebrate Ayden's birthday! He turned a big 5 at the beginning of the month - he's really growing up way too fast for my liking.... time is flying by so fast!

He's right into Transformers at the moment and he's been talking about one in particular for months now - the helicopter he's holding in this pic! He got a few more different transformers as well so he was so happy! All he did all day was play with his new things.


I guess I really should get back to getting these boxes unpacked... it can be so tricky finding a place for everything in a new house! Why don't people include more linen cupboard space when they build houses? I've gone from 2 double door linen cupboards to my now single door cupboard in the laundry.... hmmmmmm.... this could be a problem.....

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs shortly....

Take care!
Sheree xx