Saturday, November 29, 2008
Here's a couple of sneaks at another LO. (Full reveal on 1st December.)
Friday, November 28, 2008
I had to find the 6th photo on the 6th page of a) my computer and b) my photo hosting/sharing site. I store all my pics on my computer, I only use photobucket for scrap stuff that I load onto forums and there's definitely not 6 pages worth there! Anyway they have already been shown on my blog. So I did the 6th folder (which is photos of Aaron!) so here he is 2 days old (and no this isn't the 6th photo, but it's the 6th photo in the 6th folder of Aaron's photo folder hehehee (my filing system is great! Only I understand it).)
I store my photos under the year, then have various folders under that, so I decided to look at the 6th folder of the 1st year I have saved which was 2004. (We bought the camera before this ... but somehow my darling hubby deleted my computer profile a few years back and that was where I had a lot of photos stored!! So my digital photo storage starts at 2004!) :-}
These were taken at a work retreat I went to in October 2004 and I left that job about a week later :-) We had a theme of silly hats one night at dinner. I found this Dr Seuss Hat which now lives in the kids toybox (was actually hard to keep it on as it's so tall).
Val's sister has collected HOUSE MOUSE and rubber stamps for more than a decade, she has decided to donate some of her very mice rubber stamps this Christmas along with a box full of other Christmas themed rubber stamps. Some of these stamps are limited edition stamps and a good 90% of them are still in their brand new, unused, mint conditions.
All rubber stamps for sale are one-off and not available for sale in any LSS. This is a guarantee as the rubber stamps are from a private collection that dates back since the early 1990s and are procured whilst in Australia or the USA.
Play a part in the spirit of giving this Christmas. Since all profits in the sale will go to the Selangor Spastic Children Centre, you will be indirectly making a donation and making a difference in the lives of these special children.
Rubber stamps will be SOLD via silent auction at Scrap-n-Crop's Scrap.Abode and via Scrap-n-Crop's blog (by email) only. Please check here on this blog post for all conditions of the auction.
Bidders are to pay MYR 5.00 to participate. This is purely to deter Joy Bidders and avoid genuine bidders from disappointment. (Go here to make your RM5.00 deposit.)
Images of the rubber stamps will be shown on their blog later today.
Have a micey nice Christmas :-)
See that cool embellishment ... well I actually had another one sitting on my desk ready to stick down and when I went to find it discovered Maddison had been chewing it! Nice ... not sure what I can do with it now! Might have to "sand" the edges even more of it and ink it up a bit ... give it a distressed look! heheee
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Don't really feel like woo hooting tonight. I am in a foul mood thanks to a certain little 3 year old redhaired boy!!!
How can he sit there for an hour with ONE mouth full (his first) of dinner crying, grizzling and complaining about totally weird and silly things without swallowing any of it! I have to admit I'm not particularly proud of my behaviour in dealing with him and I am certainly not proud of his!!
Anyway, after a couple of trips to the toilet I finally relented and let him spit out that first mouthful, made him eat 3 more (without peas, zucchini and meat!!), shovelled in a pot of yoghurt, a super quick bath and into bed. And thankfully (for his safety and my sanity) he was asleep within 5 minutes! Phew ... what's worse is I don't even feel that a piece of dark peppermint chocolate would make me feel better!!
But besides all that I know I have LOTs to be thankful and grateful for ... just have to see past the haze of crossness!!
First up would be 2 more sleeps till Lyndon's home (yeah he's been away this week!) :-}
15 more sleeps till Grandma arrives :-) (Hope you can cope with your crosspatch daughter as well as your grandkids Mum!!)
Aaron still wanting a hug from me even when I am so mad with him (that really amazes me, truly it does!).
Maddison has a new word ... gar (car). It gets said an awful lot during nappy change time as the change table is under the mirror in Aaron's room and the mirror has a heap of Car stickers on it, so all I hear is "gar, gar, gar, gar, gar, gar ..." :-)
Having a new scrapping toy to play with :-) I bought a Cuttlebug when we were in NZ and got 10 embossing folders for it as well. I've had a little play, but the kids have played with it more than me. Waiting for my scrapping mojo to return! (It better hurry up!)
Woo Hoot too that for the last 2 mornings the kids have woken at 6am rather than 3 or 4am!!
Okay that's about it ... I am going to shuffle photos and papers on my craft desk and see if inspiration strikes.
Here's a couple of pics taken during the week and the rest from the trip back to KL.
Aaron & little friend P playing with their dog.
Aaron pushing Stella's pram at the potluck ... I am amazed the doll didn't fall out by the crazy driving up the ramp and down the steps, flat out across the lawn and then up the ramp etc.!
They are based on a Becky Higgins sketch (a double LO) and I submitted them to CK Magazine, but they weren't accepted. I used Bazzil cardstock and Basic Grey Fruitcake paper (Deck the Halls/Sugar Cookie) (you can get it here at Scrap-n-Crop), thickers and glitter :-) I liked that patterned paper because I could cut out the branches and ornaments.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This week we stayed at Lyndon's parents batch which is on the way to Akaroa. We had pretty good weather most of the week. Spent time at the beach at Akaroa, the beach at Duvauchelle's which is mostly rocks and shells, kids played in the camping ground with the balls and picking daisy's. Went into Christchurch a few times went to Orana Park and on the tram.
This first group of pics is mainly from the Akaroa beach (they ship the sand to it!) and Duvauchelles beach, pics of boatsheds, wild sweet peas, sunsets and a couple of scenery shots.
This group of pics is from photo session of the kids (not that successful), playing snap with Aaron, Christchurch tram, more beach pics, crabs, motorbikes, cuddles and cool drinks at Orana park (last pic) :-)
We left Duvauchelle's on Tuesday morning of the 3rd week and it was hailing!! We timed it just right! My sister and her family flew home midday and we flew to Auckland mid afternoon. The rest of Week 3 later.
The kids are totally out of sync with the change of time zones ... Saturday morning they were both up at 4.30am, Sunday morning Aaron was up and going at 4am, Monday morning Aaron at 3am (what on earth!) and Maddison at 5.30am. Yawn Yawn Yawn.
Yesterday they both had a sleep in the morning, Aaron went to school and they were both in bed and asleep by 8am :-) ... but this morning Aaron came trotting in with his pillow at 5.30am (suppose that's better than 3am) and Maddison woke at 6.30am.
Anyway ... how do you stop back chat? Aaron has been absolutely shocking the last few weeks and if it's possible he's got even worse since we've got home. Both Lyndon and I tell him not to speak to us like that and today he's started telling me not to talk like that!! Hello! (No I didn't laugh I was cross because it was at the end of a long list of things he'd been telling me that was frustrating me!)
He's been so contrary, for example, on Friday when we left for the airport he didn't want to go in the car he wanted to go on a plane! So we explained we were taking the car so we could get to the plane!!! Then when we go to board the plane he doesn't want to go on the plane he wants to go in the car! Grrrrr. Ask him what he wants for breakfast and he'll tell you and then when he gets it he wants the opposite. (I make him eat it anyway ... Beware mean mother at work!!)
So any suggestions on how to stop the contrary back chat, or do I just ignore it and let it run its course? (and go crazy in the meantime!)
I've lost my scrapping mojo as well ... that just can't happen because I am supposed to be working on the December kit for Scrap-n-Crop and I just can't settle to anything! I just sit shuffling papers and photos ... might have to go and have another wee taste of my dark peppermint chocolate hehehee. I'll do a blog post of our 2nd week in NZ soon :-)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Here's the five together ... do you know how hard it is to take a photo of five kids aged between 3 and 7 months looking half way decent all at the same time?!! This is the best one I have, hoping that my BIL has some better ones :-)
And here's the 3 red heads together ... A's reading E & J a story ... well actually I think he's trying to get E's hand out of the way and hold the book so J doesn't take it (Aaron doesn't like sharing much!!).
So that's week 1. Will do week 2 tomorrow. :-)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We left KL on Friday 31st - Halloween, but no time for tick or treating! Aaron's school teacher wasn't at school on the Thursday, so she asked to come and say goodbye on Friday morning and arrived with a cake if you please!!! So Lyndon had a largish piece and I had a smallish piece and then what to do with it?
Lyndon had spent probably 45 minutes trying to organise a taxi to pick us up and take us to the train station, but Friday mornings and early afternoons it's really hard to get a taxi unless you are travelling a fair distance which would involve a bit of $$!! So in the end I phoned Aaron's little friend's Mum and she was very kind and picked us up (and all our luggage!) and took us to the station. (She got the left over cake as well heheeehee!!) The kids were climbing over the pile of cases while we waited for her to arrive.
Train to the airport was really good, the kids both enjoyed it and there were porters at each end to help with the luggage which was great.
Here's a pic of Maddison showing off to some man in the boarding lounge! She was so funny, pulling faces, pulling her skirt up, pulling her shoes off (thankfully that's all she was pulling off!). Cheeky wee monkey she is.