Sunday, March 28, 2010
As a special end of season treat, the boys' swim coach and pool leassor, invited the kids from swim lessons in to road test her new inflatable toy. Needless to say it was a hit. Mitch managed to make it through the whole obstacle course once but Lachie wasn't able to - that was probably because it was more fun to bounce on it and then jump off into the pool. Took a truckload of pics but here are some just to give you an idea.
This was Mitchell finally managing to get through the entire course lol:
Lachie's attempt (how cute is this kid??!!):
No scrapping from me this weekend, although I did some during the week - will have to post them in the next day or so. End of term is finally approaching - 4 days of madness left until I go on long service leave for Term Two - first big break I have had except for maternity leave. Hope to get lots of shopping done.
Have a great week everyone,
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
So what was the reward for all that hard (mind-numbing at times) work??? SCRAPPING. Tsk tsk, need you ask???!!!
After successfully completing the marking, I set myself a new challenge - to scrap a picture that has been sitting in my photo box for 5 years. I have lost count of how many times I have pulled the photo out, only to put it away again (well duh obviously coz it was still unscrapped). The background was always my stumbling block so I cut it back (was originally 8x10) to get rid of as much of the distraction as possible. This is the result, and have to say I like it:
Layout number two was another series of photos that have been tucked away, admitedly not as long as the previous one - only three years. Have scrapped the picture of both boys together a few times (mainly because so many came with the set I ordered) but have never taken this approach with it - a reflective type LO:
Then it was onto Lachie's Daycare group photos from last year. Not loving this but oh well, can't win them all I guess:
Next was another LO of Lachie using another one of my favourites from our family photo day last October:
And finally, this is my attempt at the latest sketch from Inspired Blueprints. Didn't stick to the sketch very well though:
Not a bad weekend's effort I don't think, even if I do say myself lol. Everyone is counting down the days until holidays - only 6 days of school left (or 24 lessons), not that I am counting (much hehehehehe). So much still to do so I had better get to it.
Thanks for visiting.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Not a lot to report from here - had a fantastic weekend. My sister and brother-in-law came for a visit to see Mitch play his final game of cricket for the season. Unfortunately, with all the wet weather last week, their game was cancelled. Not to worry, we all ventured down to the Coffee Club for a late brunch - delish, delish, delish.
The rest of the weekend was spent doing lots of talking, laughing and joking. I have to let you in on a little secret - after 1o years, I love love love having a brother-in-law who is awesome, fantastic and an all-around good guy. I am so glad my sister has someone like him in her life. After they left yesterday afternoon, I started working on a layout which I managed to finish late last night. It's very basic and is a lift of something I found on 2peas but as soon as I saw it, I knew it would have to have a home in the family album:
And next a few pictures, just because LOL. I went into my bedroom at about 10.30 last night to grab something and found this, Mitch sound asleep, fully dressed for school (bar the shoes of course). And yes, he does sleep like that - quite often too. Could not resist taking these pictures of him. Talking about being super-organised for the day ahead hehehehe
Gotta love how kids' minds work. Nothing else to report. Busy week ahead of me, a truck load of marking to do and organising for Term 2 to get started on while I am on LSL.
Hope to catch you later in the week or over the weekend.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Thought we might have been cut off town for a while there but the rain has stopped for now, easing off the amout of run-off going into one of the gullies I have to cross to get into town. LOL did contemplate that it wouldn't be too bad to be cut off from town - would have meant a day scrapping hehehe. And of course, with all of the rain we have had, the farm has been inundated with run-off.
The boys have been making the most of it every afternoon after we get home from work: