Sunday, February 28, 2010's been hot!

I love the heat but sheesh...even I'm a bit over it this week! These two love the splasher pool though!Not much on the scrapping front that I can share...did some extra days at work this week at school and it really tires me out - so no scrapping in the evenings. LOL! Have been picking up so many great kids books and vintage fabrics at swapmeet and op shops! I have just finished up a "vintage handmade embellishment" swap at the BOXX. So great to see all the ideas that other's come up with! I have got some delish new supplies - some funky Sasslass and can't wait to get my mitts on some new BG and October Afternoon! Should get some LOs finished this week! Have been coming up with lots of fun open ended activities for my gorgeous 3 Year Old kindy classes. I am really LOVING this job and will sign up for some further Early Childhood Education Units mid year!
Today(it's a public holiday - YAY!) we headed over to Hyde Park for a family market/fun day. Wandered around..Poppy had a pony ride and some other rides, lunched on lawns...really nice but it just got too hot so we headed home. And now both girls are having an afternoon sleep - BLISS!
We are heading to Bridgetown next weekend for a family weekend away! Too exciting! It's a farm stay with A-frame Units. I'm sure the kids will love all the animals. It's the first family "holiday" with the four of us!
Hope you have a great week ahead - what are you up to?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

She's on the move...

A quick share of some creativity...some cute lil cake topper I made for my Teaching Assistants! We have had a great start to the year and I took them these muffins for Valentines day!

And a LO using some new Basic Grey - I love this range. Really liking yellow at the moment and can't get enough of Kraft as a base. The darker small circles are actually punched holes(that's my floorboards underneath!). Lola is SUCH a climber and this documents that!
I have some other work done but will share that later!

This gorgeous girl finally started walking this week - at 15.5 months!
She has been cruising for months and months...but was always too busy chasing Poppy to bother with taking the time to actually walk! She is still quite wobbley and even fell and smashed her cheek on the doorframe - poor lil thing. But she is pretty pleased with herself as she often gets a round of applause when she does walk!LOL! She also LOVES to blow kisses with the loud sound effect of MWAH! Too cute!
Life is busy as usual but I feel like we are all heading in the right direction as a family. It's all falling into place - the house, Poppy's school, Lola growing and learning, my job, Tony and I...It's never perfect but it just feels GOOD - how nice is that! LOL!
My sister is staying tomorrow night - get the champers in the fridge!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rolling along...

Well we seem to be getting back into the swing of work and school! Poppy is loving Kindy - no suprises there! I have already scrapped one of her pics! YAY! How cute is that phonics domino tile...picked them up in an opshop - a whole box for the grand total of a dollar! Cheapest embellishment ever! Also have a LO of Poppy on her 4th B'day. It still needs journalling but I am yet to go out and get a new scanner/printer! I'm going to list her likes and all the things she can do. I have the list ready to go!

We had a ball on the weekend at our friend's 40th B'day which was a 70s theme! Everyone got really dressed up. We went decked out in "Fro's"...what a hilliarious sight! Poppy didn't recognise DH at first because he had hair and I coloured his tragic moustashe(sp?) in...he is normally ginger!
Lola is FINALLY taking a few more 15 months she still prefers to crawl and cruise - no time nor patience to actally walk! But just today she took more independent steps than I have ever seen her take to date!
Hope you are having a great week - off to make some Valentines cards for Grandparents and teachers!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

And so it begins...

SCHOOL..Dh is teaching grade 4, I'm teaching Pre-Kindy(for the first time) and Miss Poppy is off to her new school for 4 Year Old Kindy! I must say I think I'm in love with my job already! The kids are gorgeous, the parents are friendly and my teaching assistants - fantastic! What more could you want! Poppy is also LOVING her new Kindy, her teacher is gorgeous! Poppy has a staggered start and only had to stay for an hour each day.

Poppy - Why can't I stay all day?
Me - Because some kids might be upset. They might need time to settle in. They might cry for their mums.
Poppy - But I won't cry. Why can't the crying kids go home and I could still stay!
Me - Hmmmmmmmmm
Gotta love that confience!
So it has been busy around here with all of us getting ready for school. I'm also teaching a very basic scrap class tomorrow with 20 Year 11 girls! Should be interesting. Apparently they are all excited!LOL!
I have still kept my "1 LO a week" goal...but my stinkin' printer/scanner is playing up! So only one (tragic quality of image)LO to share...
Lots of retro/vintage tags and buttons for a swap I'm hosting at the BOXX.
A LO for the new Kraft challenge site...
Have also been stock piling lots of vintage doilies and fabric that I have found at Op shops! Now if only I could sew! I will get onto it!
I also need to have a HUGE clean out again...over hanging onto stuff I don't need! But what a mission to list it all on Ebay! I will get there though!
Hope you had a great week!