Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wild windy weather...

Well it has been blowing a gale here and pouring with rain! Great for the plants but keeps us cooped up inside!!
So we have been doing puzzles, reading, drawing, and even baking! While I don't like winter, I do like winter food! Have dragged out the slow cooker and we have tried lots of yummy WW casseroles and a delish chicken pie! Poppy LOVES cooking...She didn't get that from me - from both Nan's I think! And the best part of baking a cake is licking the beaters - of course!

And this little cheeky girl is just gorgeous but still not crawling - doesn't really like being on the ground - would much rather everyone hold her and entertain her!LOL!

And three more dodgy photos of more LOs for the 20 LO challenge - really like the "clever" one the other two...hmmm??? Not so much! So that is 9 LOs so far and one on my desk so half way there! Luckily because I am sooooooo eyeing off the new October afternoon papers!

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

LO challenge...

So I am well underway with my "20 LOs from my stash before I can buy anthing new" challenge!
Here are the first 5, plus I have done a double...sorry about the dodgy pics, usually I scan and stitch but I can't be bothered!
DH came home with a 24 hour vomitting flu on Friday...I had it last night, so I'm feeling pretty ordinary today! Hope the girls don't get it!
Love this one of Lola
White with one challenge

Love that vintage bambi iron on!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lola @ six months & rainy day fun...

It's a rainy old day here today so Poppy wanted to make an "egg lady" - a quick and fun activity. We blew all the egg out, washed the egg then decorated with old bits of PP, buttons and flowers. You need to use strong glue. Poppy needed a lot of help but older kids could do this with ease! Apparently this little one is Sophie - she's already is already hanging out in the dolls house!PMSL!

I'm finally uploading all the pics that have been sitting in my camera for months and look at this little beauty...she is such a sweetheart! Those eyes, that big gummy smile...ahhhh ...she melts my heart. She is looking alot more like Poppy at the same age I think it's those big chubby cheeks!
I have done some scrapping but am yet to scan them - I have sooooooooo much PP that I'm going in a pledge at the SM forum to do 20 LOs before I buy anthing new! I have already done 3 singles and 1 double! Well on my way! Still sorting out the house too...rearranging and seeing what works best for us!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Woooooooo Hoooooooooo!

We are finally back in our house!!! YAY! That was the longest 6 months of my life LOL! Some very tiring and

stressful moments, hours and days along the way but luckily all worth it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the house and it's new size, layout and gadgets! We went from a two bedroom, one bathroom house with NO storage to a lovely renovated four bedroom, two bathroom home, new kitchen, familyroom, laundry, scrap space for me, walk-in linen cupboard, and a walk in robe for our room, linked to ensuite!!!

We still have a few bits and pieces to do, decorating inside but mainly outside, gardens etc...But I am LOVIN' IT!!! Storage everywhere!!! DH is happy - he's a neat freak. The girls are thrilled! Lola finally has a nursery and Poppy is having a ball rediscovering all her toys that were packed up.She also loves her new bed and room to play in! So we are all a very happy bunch!

It kinda feels like our life was on hold - living out of a suitcase for 16 weeks!!! Luckily my inlaws and Oma were all wonderful, helping out in soooo many ways! Then my lovely parents came down and help clean up and unpack!
So what has happened in 6 months???
  • They knocked off the back of my house the day I gave birth!
  • I had my beautiful baby girl - Lola Rose
  • Poppy turned 3
  • Lola was a wonderful and easy new baby sleeping and feeding, just divine!
  • Crazy Christmas and festive season as a family of 4
  • Lots of construction and mess in the house
  • They ripped out our kitchen and we had to move out of the house - "should be five weeks"....ummm try 16 weeks!
  • Lots of running around - living between three houses - stressful!
  • Poppy started kindy one day a week
  • Poppy started new swimming lessons - such a HUGE improvement.
  • Easter with my family in Gero
  • I got a new car - black Ford Territory 4wd.
  • I started back to work after Easter - 1.5 days a week - Lola refused the bottle and cried all the time(a mumma's girl) More stress! Poor Lola and poor MIL!
  • I lost the 20 kg I put on while pregnant with Lola - joined WW and am now a committed member LOVE it! Still have a some toning up to do but it's all good!
  • Lola is HUGE - loves her solids, sitting up, rolling everywhere...
  • Lots of new babies in our friendship circle - so exciting!
  • Only scrapped 5 LOs in the last 6 months - all my supplies were packed up.
  • Tonnes of photos and scrapping and socialising to catch up on.
  • Lola and Poppy are both sleeping throught the night since we moved home! YAY!
  • Now at home, all happy, healthy, smiling and loving our cosy family and home. Sounds cheesy but it's true! LOL!

These were a couple of LOs for Scraploot...

Not sure if anyone is even still checking in here LOL! Off to check out other blogs!
Photos of the house, kids and LOs soon!