Monday, January 18, 2010

Feeling HOT HOT HOT!!!!

As in it is sooooooooo HOT here at the moment! I must say though, I do love hot weather but this is a bit much! We are cooped up inside under the aircon. The kids are getting a bit stir crazy! We've been baking gingerbread and mini quiches to occupy ourselves. Poppy loves cooking and Lola loves eating - it's a win/win situation

Favourites this week include Poppy learning to ride her new big girl's bike!
I have actually been scrapping...getting some pics from last year finished off. My scanner is playing up so these images are bit rough but you get the idea! I even have a couple more - just putting on the finishing touches!
Dh had his birthday yesterday - we celerated out at lunch with his family on Sunday, followed by coffee and cake at our place! It was lovely and he got all the pressies he was hoping for!

Poppy is all ready for her new Kindy - clothes, bag, display file, spare clothes...all packed and ready to go! She is excited and I'm really pleased about the school she is off to!

Lola is delightful...although I she is going to a stubborn little Miss, just like her big sister. Nearly walking - at 14.5months, pretty much the same as Poppy.
We really have been enjoying theses holidays!

Monday, January 11, 2010


We had a fabulous Christmas. It was great to have my parents here. The company was good, the food delicious(I even made a glazed baked ham and a banoffie pie!!!) and everyone had a pretty relaxing time. The girls were spoilt - Santa left them their sack gifts. We got Lola a cabbage patch baby and pram, for Poppy a tag reading pen thingo and some books, jewellery, bathers etc... aswell as a trampoline from all the inlaw family! I got a new sewing machine,( just a basic Brother model) gorgeous silver ring and I'm going to get a Wayne Cooper snakeskin bag with my vouchers and Christmas money!YAY!

New Years was VERY quiet. We cooked up some delicious prawns, had a couple of vinos and happily stayed home!
Did you set any New Year's Resolutions? I kinda did - not too many....and I decided to go with a focus word for this year.
LEARN....that's my "focus" word for this new year - 2010!

Learn to use my camera effectively

Learn to use photoshop

Learn to use my new sewing machine

Learn to accept things I can't change

Learn to have a more open mind and heart

Learn to be patient

Learn to really appreciate what I do have rather than dwell on what I don't.

Learn to run a fun and nuturing 3 Year Old Kindy!

Scrap goal is just to get back into it....I'm aiming to do one LO a week. Last year I just didn't get that much done. Now I want to get back to basics, tell the story, have fun scrapping for me. I hope to do a monthly review aswell. I love the ones that Pip Prosser creates - very inspiring! I actually have some LOs to share but my scanner won't play the game today!!!

We are having a fun summer holiday - been swimming, to Kings park, I'm up and walking everyday(I'm in the zone..LOL!), we have had fun in Fremantle, might hit the Museum(Dinosaur display) and Whitman park if it cools down a bit! And of course we will have to fit in a visit to our favourite Dim Sum for some breakky!

Hope you are having a fun summer! X