Sunday, September 21, 2008

Riley's birthday, Ayden's 3rd award, a crab & painted toes!

I know.... I've been really slack with my blog posts....It's just been such a crazy week this week!

We had a big birthday weekend last weekend for Riley... can't believe he's turned 4 already! He had such a great day on Saturday. It started with opening the prezzies (of course) and he got lots of new additions to his Thomas track... to say he was happy was an understatement. He said it was "the best birthday I ever seen!". LOL
So we spent some time at home throughout the morning so he could play, then we headed over to 2BKids (an indoor ball play/climbing/play centre). All three of the kids had such a fun time! We came home (exhausted) in the afternoon for dinner and cake. Then on the Sunday Mum & Dad came down for a BBQ for a second birthday celebration! They brought along more fun prezzies (including another cool bridge addition for his track) and he was so excited! We ate, played and had another birthday cake! Before we knew it his birthday weekend was all over... although his new and improved Thomas track has been getting quite a workout ever since! He loves it...

The rest of my week has been spent working, running classes, getting organised for October classes and doing things with the kids while attempting to keep up with the housework (although I think I was failing dismally in that department! LOL) I ran a card class on Monday night at Sunbird Scrapbooking. It was a lot of fun and I met 3 lovely ladies.... Then I had another Scrap-a-Sketch class on Thursday... so nice to see some new faces coming along too! Here are my 2 layout examples from the class...














































The new class timetable for October will be out shortly on the Sunbird website. There are HEAPS of classes scheduled throughout the month with not only myself, but Leanne, Trish and Sue too so keep an eye out! We'd love to see you there!
Here's another layout I haven't posted here yet. It appeared in Scrapbooking Memories a couple of months back.























I love this photo of my Dad and Ayden catching forty winks together. It was taken on their birthday (they share the same birthday!) and obviously the celebrations wore them out! LOL!
Friday morning at school we hung around for the morning assembly as Ayden's class was performing a (very cute) song! I'd love to share the pics but the usual story... don't have all the other kids' parent's permission... but here's one of Ayden just before it...
He's wearing a t-shirt instead of his uniform shirt 'cause they had Wacky Shirt day to raise money for charity. He also wore the bandana and some shades for his part in the performance! Very cool! Then to top off a great morning, Ayden was awarded ANOTHER award!!! His 3rd for the year! This one was for his kindness and perserverance in class! We're so very proud of our little man!!! We're so glad we were there to see him get his one after missing out last time...
I know this is turning into quite a long post... but I just wanted to get the following couple of things down so I don't forget them...

The other morning when Riley was taking his shoes off at the front door he came running in to where I was in the kitchen shouting..."Mum! Mum! There's a crab on my shoe!!" I said "A crab?" He said "Yes Mum, come ON!!" I was so intrigued to see what the 'crab' was... and when he showed me this is what it was...
It was just a prickle! But obviously to him it looked just like a crab... too funny! There was no way he was going to touch it either way. LOL!

Madi has her first ever painted toenails! She's ever so proud of them too...(not a very good photo sorry!)
I was painting mine the other morning and as soon as she saw me she ripped her shoes off, stuck her toes out, pointed at them saying, "Mum...pease? Mum... pease?" How could I resist? She does look very cute with her little painted toes and she's checking them out whenever she can! She's such a girl...

Anyway...I think that's about it!!? There's probably something I've missed and I'm sure I'll think of it later on... I've missed visiting everyone's blogs lately too but hopefully I'll get there over the next couple of days to catch up. Hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend!

Sheree xx

Thursday, September 11, 2008

This week...

Hope everyone had a great Father's Day on Sunday! My Mum & Dad drove up and spent the day with us. I cooked a BBQ lunch (yes... I actually stood at the BBQ, tongs in hand, cooking chops and sausages without burning them!) and the kids had a ball playing with Grandpa! Paul was actually in the NT working and missed the actual day, but we celebrated when he got home on Tuesday. He'd been away for about 9 days or so and the kids (and myself!) were over the moon to have him home again!Like the wrapping paper? LOL! We made our own wrapping paper this year. The kids absolutely LOVED doing it. I got out some paint and paintbrushes and let them go to town on some pages out of the newspaper. The presents actually looked quite good in the end and the kids were so proud of themselves too.

I received a blog award this week from the lovely Leeanne! (Thanks so much Leeanne - you're such a sweetie...and you know I love visiting your blog too!)

The rules for the award are -
(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
So... some of these awesome ladies may have already been tagged with this one but here goes.....
Helen - She's got such a unique scrapping style and I love everything about it!! Plus she's a gorgeous gal too...
Mardi - Another fabulous friend who's blog is always packed full of inspiration and I love the way she writes....
Belinda - One visit to Belinda's blog and you'll be back for more! Her scrapping style is so simple yet so stunning! I love her use of colour and her photos are always so gorgeous...
Cherie - I love catching up on what Cherie and her family have been up to... and she's an awesome scrapper too!
Jill - I only recently discovered Jill's blog but I love it! So many fantastic things to look at... heaps of inspiration!
Melanie - 'Cause she's such a beautiful friend and I love seeing her family pics and her fabulous layouts there.
Leanne L - Another great friend of mine who's always posting lots of gorgeous layouts on her blog. Go check it out!
Wow, there are soooooo many other fantastic blogs I could've included in this list... I know it only says to nominate 7 blogs, but if you're still looking for more inspiration here are a few more blogs that I visit all the time... LOVE these girls... Yvette, Lea, Melissa, Janelle, Leanne A. If you've got time do yourself a favour and go and have a little look!
Ok...not much else to tell really. I know... boring blogger! Sorry... but I will leave you with a couple of layouts! These two are in the latest issue of Scrapbook Creations magazine...














































Hope you all have a great weekend!
Sheree xx

Friday, September 5, 2008

An award, a parade, a bridal shower & scrapping...

I got the most wonderful surprise when I picked Ayden up from school today! He got his 2nd award for the year!!!!

He got this one for trying hard with his writing and letter sounds.... We're so proud of our little man!!!!! I am really disappointed though that I missed him being presented with it at their assembly this morning. Normally they let you know when something like that is going to happen so you can attend and take some photos, but they must have forgotten this time around. Luckily though one of the other Mum's took a photo for me when she noticed I wasn't there (I was so grateful!) so at least we'll have a pic to look at!

It's been such a busy week at the school. We had the Book Character Parade on Wednesday. Ayden went as Batman and it was so much fun seeing all the kids arrive in their costumes. Everyone made such a great effort to take part and they all had a ball! Here's my cute little super hero...

Then yesterday we had a surprise bridal shower for Ayden's teacher! There were lots of secret notes and e-mails in the lead up to it and thankfully she never got wind of what was going on... then yesterday at 2pm when she was bringing the kids back from the library she discovered a party at the classroom just for her! Everything was red and white (her wedding colours), lots of yummy food, toilet paper flowers and dress, just about all the mums wore red, and the kids had a ball! It was so much fun to see her reaction! We all put in for a few gifts as well... she was so overwhelmed...a little teary at times... she loved it and it was great to be part of it! Wish I had some photos but I forgot my camera. (How silly was that!?) She's on leave now and gets married next week and we all can't wait to see the photos!

I managed to catch up and have cuppas with two gorgeous friends this week too... Leanne on Wednesday and Mel this morning with two of her little cuties. I just love spending time with these girls... always have a good laugh! Definitely need to do it more often!

I've got a couple of layouts to share this week. I've used a couple of older fave photos of Madi that I just haven't gotten around to scrapping yet... (Thanks to Belinda's & Leeanne's advice you should now be able to click on the images of my layouts to get a larger view! YAY! Thanks girls I've been trying to work out how to do it for AGES!!)














For anyone who may be wondering, gorgeous little Tayla Rose is doing quite well so far which is great news! She's even had a few cuddles with Mum now (which I'm sure must have been so wonderful for Kirsty.) Here's hoping she continues to improve and grow stronger every day!
Well I think that's it from me tonight! Hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day this weekend! My Mum & Dad are coming to stay for the weekend which will be great! I'm looking forward to it! Ayden's all excited about his Father's Day Stall pressies that he bought for Daddy today too.... which reminds me I've got some wrapping to do!!! Better go!
Sheree xx