Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Halfway through my canvas - very excited!! Hopefully I will finish it tomorrow so I will post photos of it when it's done!!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Here is a photo of our crazy kid Lauren! She is a BIG girl now! We bought her a booster seat for the dinner table so now she can sit at the big table with the rest of us!
Ashleigh has been going crazy with some play make-up I bought for her last week - BIG MISTAKE!! As you can see she does a fabulous job on her lipstick!
I let Ash take a few photos - here is some of her work:
To finish - here is a photo of the girls hugging! Aren't they gorgeous!!
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Isn't she a cutie. Another photo of Lauren in the same clothes as Ashleigh's doll! Ashleigh is obssessed with dressing the same as everyone - even her dolls!
I went to a candle party yesterday afternoon and those of you who know me, know that I LOVE candles! So I was in my element! I was quite restrained and only bought one small candle but I've got a list here to hand onto Aaron for Mother's Day - hehehehe! You've got to check these candles out - they are made by a company called Salt City and I am planning on having a party soon so I can get some free stuff!!
Not much going on this week which is good! I will definitely be painting my canvasses this week because my friend gets married this weekend!
I bought some gorgeous quilt covers for the girls beds - I got one for Lauren for when she goes into a big bed! They are gorgeous!! I can't wait to wash them and put them on!
Here is a photo of Lauren playing with her all-time favourite toy - Weebles!! She absolutely loves them! She dances along to the music and loves to watch them wobble around the 'town centre'. It's funny to see her playing with them!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Haven't done much creating lately! I have been wanting to sit down and start my canvases for weeks now but still haven't gotten around to going and buying the paint!!
Lauren is sick at the moment - she was up all night the night before last with a bad head cold. She isn't much better today - very sooky and miserable! Hopefully she will get over it soon! I hate it when the kids are sick!
My little business is slowly getting there. The web design is on hold at the moment as my bro-in-law Abel is out of action at the moment - he has a good excuse though - new baby!! Speaking of which, Belinda and Jake are both doing well. They are home now and enjoying being back home I'm sure!!
Ashliegh is such a funny kid. She has now taken to dressing her dolls in the same clothes as Lauren! If she can't match Lauren then she's going to make her dolls match!! Here is a photo!
Monday, March 20, 2006
Not much is going on with us at the moment. We had a pretty full on weekend but now we're getting back to normal. Ashleigh has her first mufty day tomorrow! It's Harmony Day tomorrow - I have no idea what it's all about - I must look it up on the web so I'm in the loop!
Aaron is going to be working long hours this week so we won't get to see much of him but the money will come in handy!
We saw Narnia on the weekend - quite enjoyed it. The computer graphics weren't great but it was still watchable! Ashleigh was absolutely distraught in one part and I had to keep consoling her - oh the tears!!
I am loving this rain!! I hope it continues for a while. Anyway, I must run - I have to type up the agenda for the next P&C meeting! Yay - what fun!
Here is a photo of Lauren asleep in her bed - she sleeps in the most bizarre positions!
Friday, March 17, 2006
It's been a nice quiet day today. Done some housework (nothing too strenuous), did some grocery shopping and have managed to get through some filing!
Belinda is now being induced tomorrow (Saturday). There was a bit of a stuff up at the hospital and they had to move her to Saturday rather than Thursday. I'm sure she wasn't too happy! Good Luck Belinda!
I am going to start painting again next week. I can't wait! I've got two huge canvases to paint and I can't wait to get stuck into them! I hope they turn out OK! I love painting but don't seem to get the time to do it. The kids always want to paint with me and it's hard to say no to them so I try not to do it in front of them.
We are going to Parklea markets tomorrow morning. I need to get some shoes for Lauren and some odds and ends but the main reason why we're going is because I want to get two pictures framed and apparently they have a really cheap framer at Parklea!
It's my big bro's birthday tomorrow - he is turning 36!! Happy Birthday Todd!! Old fart!! hehehehe. It's also my sister-in-law's birthday tomorrow - HaPpY BiRtHdAy AmAnDa! Hope you both have a great day!!
Anyway, that's it for me today. Not much to report on today! Hope you all enjoy this gorgeous weather!
I'll close this little excerpt with a quote from the amazing Mattie Stepanek titled 'Making Real Sense of the Senses' (the inspirational little boy who was interviewed by Oprah many times).
"Our eyes are for looking at things, but they are also for crying when we are very happy or very sad. Our ears are for listening, but so are our hearts. Our noses are for smelling food, but also the wind and the grass and if we try very hard, butterflies. Our hands are for feeling, but also for hugging and touching so gently. Our mouths and tongues are for tasting, but also for saying words, like"I love you," and"Thank You, God for all of these things."
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Funny story, this morning when I was changing Lauren's pooey nappy Ashleigh came running in and got cranky at me for starting without her! I swear she is going to be a nurse when she grows up! She loves grose stuff like that! Whenever anybody cuts themselves or falls over she is the first one there with band aids at the ready!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Well, not much is going on at the moment. I had a stomach virus on Monday night and all day yesterday (felt horrible!). Today I am much better and was able to move around and do something. I hate being sick, it stops you from doing so much!
Belinda (my sister-in-law) is going in to get induced tomorrow morning at 7.30am. It's going to be exciting to see if she has a boy or girl! Fingers crossed everything goes well - I'm sure it will, she's done it all before - this is her second child.
I was given the grand hand-over today from the President of the P&C. I am now officially the P&C Secretary!! Yippee for me - NOT!! I guess it won't be that bad. I've never done this sort of thing before but it will be good to get an inside look at how things work at school! I just hope I haven't got myself in too deep! We'll see over the coming months!
Ashleigh has her first school dance tonight. I don't know who's more excited - her or me! I am going to take lots of photos! I just hope she remembers all the dances she has been practicing for it! I'll let you know how it goes.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Our garden has started flowering gorgeous white flowers - they come out in Autumn and look fantastic! I really want to buy a frangipani tree to put in a large pot out the back. I love the colour and smell of frangipanis!
I am trying to get into the spirit of Easter this year! I never really do anything special for Easter but this year I would like to decorate my house with simple things to remind us of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to know and understand the true meaning of Easter (follow this link to find out more). I will take photos as the time gets closer to show you my progress!
Here is a photo of the girls ..... we just adore them!!
Friday, March 10, 2006
Here is a photo of Lauren with Thomas when they were both babies!
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Ashleigh took great delight in finding a ladybird in with the lettuce we bought at the shops today. It fascinated her and she wanted to keep it. She wanted to make a little home for it in her bedroom. I had to explain to her that ladybirds belonged outside in the grass!!