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Friday, May 29, 2009

Oh Doom and disaster, what abscence of mind, they just didn't notice they'd left him behind.

Anyone a Hairy Maclary fan (that's a quote from Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not, by Lynley Dodd)

Anyway there is a point, I love that quote...and my parents were due to fly out of Auckland today to be here in time for the kid's party tomorrow. It would have been the first ever party they have made it too.

But dad has done himself an injury. He thought he'd still make it though. :-) They flew up to Auckland, determined to catch the flight to Gold Coast, but he had to get off the plane in a wheel chair.

At the moment they are waiting for their bags then they are off to the hospital. No way they will make the flight today, and will miss the party and it's going to be at least a couple of days before they can get here now.

I'm a bit down about it, Blake is a bit upset. He told me he had hurt his leg too and couldn't go to his party either.

Oh well, life happens doesnt it? Least they will (fingers crossed) be here for Blake's acutal birthday on the 6th of June.

And a post just for Linda

who doesn't like BlogSpam! LOL

I was completley Kid Free today for about 6 hours! Crock (BIL) and his partner Bridget took the kids to Sea World today. I was a bit worried how Boo would go, she has either been with J or me pretty much her entire life, and the longest I have been away from her is about 5 hours.

Anyway, true to form, neither of my kids missed me and they both had a ball. Blake wore them out of course. He had a great time, he loves sea world (might need to get season passes). They weren't hangin out to see me when they got home

We had a melt down at bed time, but he'd had a big day.

So thanks for that guys. Its very rare I get any time that is totally kid free. I slept for a couple of hours. Much needed sleep as Boo has been teething, and Blake has been getting up early. Didn't really do anythign else productive, the book work will wait!

Blueberry Pie Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Blueberry Pie Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

How talented is she...and what an inspritation (and an oh so cool dress!)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hands off this is MINE

well not really, but I'd love to win it, it might help with our early mornings


So pop on over, check out the shop, and enter this great giveaway

I'm in love with...

Vintage buttons...check out this wonderful giveaway

Works in Progress

Ella is ONE!!!

I can't believe Ella is one already! That went fast. SHe no walks more than she crawls and is everywhere! She had a great day, lots of presents and more to come (party for her and blake this weekend). The doll is by far her fave present (thanks Nan and Grandad).

No, not a real birthday cake, but she is getting one on the weekend

Blake helping her open a present from Pop and Ruth (a music player that she loves dancing too)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A super cool bag to win (or buy!!)

from Simply Stylish Designs

pop on over and check out her gorgeous designs!!

and another...

This one is by a local crafter...on the Gold Coast...

The Art of Indecision Giveaway

May is the Month of Giveaways...and first up

Pocket Full of Buttons

What a beautiful top for a special little girl.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Our good friend Valissa has been staying for a few days (not enough days :-( ). You know the type, you don't seen them in years, don't have much contact in that time, then the second you meet again it's like you just saw them yesterday.

It's been wonderful having her here, she loves the kids, and they love her back. Its a pity she lives so far away!!! WA is so so so far away. She leaves this afternoon, and the visit is over in the blink of an eye.

Will miss you honey.

Growing up too fast

Blake listening to stories on the phone with Nani and Koro

Well I can't believe it. Boo is one on Wednesday. Man did that come about way too fast.

The doll I'm making for Boo for her birthday

She is walking properly now, still crawls, and does tend to get the speed wobbles a bit when walking. She is mighty quick when crawling, especially if someone is in the shower. James wasn't paying attention last night and she got into the shower fully clothed! She thought it was great. (Of course she was aided by her big brother who opened the shower door for her.)

Blake had a speech assesment this week! YAY! Well not so yay, he has serious sequencing issues, but at least we know and we can get started. We are lucky we got to the top of the list for free speech though QLD health. It's going to be a long road, but hopefully we can sort it before he gets to school
The kids are sharing a room now, but it's often easier to put them to sleep in seperate rooms. This is Blake asleep on our floor!!

Yet another great giveaway

Jet Designs Giveaway

Another wonderful opportunity, good luck everyone.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Modkid Giveaway

ModKid Giveaway

Check out this wonderful giveway...

PIF Progress

Well I have finished my first PIF gift and it is crawling (Aus post) it's way to it's recipient.

Here is a glimpse of it, I'll put a full picture up once she has recieved it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

So, where were we?

Well not much in the way of pics, the USB cable for the camera died.

Ella has started walking, well she still prefers to crawl but took about 15 steps the other night! Not even one, she is growing up too fast.

Been a hell week, Blake getting up at 5am and refusing to go back to sleep. Hopefully it's just a stage/phase. So we have all been struggling on on not that much sleep.

Blake made a 'bed' in his sand pit. Yes he is still wearing 1/2 his PJs!!

And below...one for the 21st. I put a dress on Boo and Blake said "I want wear dress like Boo". SO off we went to Boo's cupboard and found one that fitted him! His dad wasn't impressed, although he did say it suited him

And we had a lovely little get together today with Nadine and Noelle from a forum I'm on, Noelle's friend Kat and J's cousin Amy. Jimmy (Noelle's son) Tyler (Kat's son) and Ella are all about the same age and had a great time playing together. The pic is on my camera,so will get it off one day. Thanks for visiting guys I had a wonderful time/.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sew-along Pincushions

I am participating in a sew-a-long...making pincushions.

This is my first one, I am quite pleased with it, although made a few stuff ups along the way. It's huge though! Plan on making another one (different type) today if I get a chance.
Well I did get a chance and here it is. I love this one! And am making more.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Some knitted goodies

Ella has been a bit spoilt...firstly my Nana (her great nana) knitted her a beautiful lightweight jumper and matching soaker (which I still need to lanolise), and then I asked James' Mum, to knit Ella a Tikki dress with some wool I had got to make one. I still have to take a photo of nana's knitting. She wont be wearing the dress till she's walking, which wont be too far off, she can take 2 steps!

I have been busy sewing, and have made the kids some cute cushions for the play room. (They are now sharing a room, which isn't going too badly). 3 zips later and I am a bit over zips though, but they turned out well. Blake loves them.

Ella standing

And we made me a sewing space on the weekend. So I can have my machine set up all the time and not on the dining room table (which James hated). Its great, nice view of our garden and great light.