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Generation Gap

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So here it is, easier to post from flickr than on wordpress sometimes!

Another WOO HOO…I just got an e-mail from friends in Hong Kong. They have had a baby girl, a little early although Peter didn’t say how early. Katerina was born on April 28th. From the photos she is pretty early because she is in an incubater and has a naso gastric tube, she looks to be a similar size to what Tobyn was, aroun 4-5lb. And very cute. And mum and Dad look very proud!

And I have some other news that isn’t so good but it has to wait until I can get hold of Steve. So Steve if you read this please ring me ASAP!

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Woo hoot Wednesday

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Here we are again, it is Wednesday and thanks to Janine this is the day we do woo hoo’s.

A woo hoot out to Daddy, goodnight from the boys! We have been busy but Isaac is starting to notice Daddy is not here, mainly because bedtime is a little different.

WOOW HOO – Tobyn did his run this morning and did it in 7min25s…how is that Dad? Tomorrow he will do 2 laps.

WOO HOO – We went to the movies today and saw ‘Horton Hears a Who’ everyone enjoyed it from the 2 year old to the 10 year old.

WOO HOO – I have 2 layouts in the SBO ezine, YAY me!!!

WOO HOO – This is my first layout from scrap camp that I am going to show you, the others will come over time. I don’t LOVE this layout. I was feeling overwhelmed at Jo Burney sitting next to me and was afraid of what she would think of my work. But I got over it by my next layout and completed another 4 that i loved. With this one I just think the colour is just not quite right and doesn’t ‘POP’ anyway, I am glad to have the event scrapped. I do like it I don’t LOVE it! Well there was going to be a photo here but wordpress isn’t playing ball, see new post for the pic.

And last but not least

WOO HOO – I got my hair done yesterday. Now it is a woohoo to feel good about fresh colour and cut, but, yes there is a bit on woo hoo Wednesday….it cost $180. I decided to try somewhere new after my hairdresser moved away. I thought it would be cheaper, but no, grrrrrr.

 

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My creation

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WOW, I had such an amazing weekend at scrap camp! Adele and I arrived at just after 5.30pm Thursday and got home around 3.30pm Sunday. That is the longest I have been away from my boys since Isaac arrived. Apparently the boys didn’t really miss me, sob, sob. They also had a fantasitc weekend!
So the low down on scrap camp. Jenny E does an AMAZING job! We stayed in a fabulous camp. Everyone had their own room and shared a bathroom betweent 2. We arrived and were shown to our places where an amazing bag of goodies awaited us. We got papers, embellishments, fiskars finger knives, which are wonderful to use, chocolate and more. I was lucky enough to be seated next to the amazingly talented Jo Burney! Inititally this made me freeze a little and I was scared to do anything in case it looked really stupid. So my first layout is the one I like the least! I will load this tomorrow, forgot to take a photo today. After that I relaxed and created 4 more layouts that I love and am considering submitting to a mag somewhere. I also created another 3 layouts but was unable to finsih any of them because I didn’t have all the right things I needed.
The food was so nice! Every morning Jenny made porridge, delsih. We had nacho’s, butter chicken, sausage hotpot, wraps, quiche and lovely desserts. We were thoroughly spoilt! Unfortunately Jenny has come to the end of an era and won’t be organising anymore camps. I am a little dissapointed that I only got to this last one. I know there are other camps out there so next year I will try another one.

Today was another day of scrapping. I had planned the tween day but sue to my lack of advertising only one came along. But that was OK her younger brother stayed and played with Tobyn as well and they both made a scrap book page as well. It was fun to talk Sophie through how to do a page and to see how her page came together. In the mosaic the top right layout is Sophies, she is 12. She is my young friend that made the card for the fiskars challenge and won. She is going to do some amazing scrap booking! I love her page, there is so much to look at on it!
The bottom left page is her 9 year old brother Thomas’ and the one ont he bottom right is Tobyn’s. Tobyn and Thomas had very little help. Tney were very determined about how they wanted there page to look. And I think they did a good job. Although, Tobyn didn’t really think much about his page like he normally does!
The photo of Isaac was taken this morning. He didn’t last long doing my vacuuming! But he did look cute and oh so grown up!
Righto I think that is my lot for tonight. Back tomorrow with at least one layout photo.
Oh and if you don’t already get the SBO newsletter sign up! I have 2 layouts coming out in the ezine which should be sent out in the next couple of days!

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My creation

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1 – the layout Louise created for me

2- Tobyn’s layout he created today

3&4 – eating cup cakes.

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Woo Hoo Wednesday

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Wednesday again already? WOW!

So here I am joining in on Janine’s woohoo Wednesday.

  • We are having fantastic holidays so far! Yesterday we went to Debbie’s and the boys made cupcakes. Debbie’s little boy Camden and Isaac are buddies and Tobyn wasn’t even worried about them all being younger than him he was so wonderful and such the big brother. The kids enjoyed making the cupcakes and then decorating them, or in Isaac and Camden’s case eatting the lollies as soon as they put them on the cupcake.
  • Today we have spent the whole day creating. Well should I say Tobyn and his friend A spent the day creating. Tobyn and A have been friends since they were babies. She loves creating and wanted to come around and make some cards. So she made 4 cards, 2 of them thanks to the fantastc kids book Janine loaned me. A also made the butterfly chapstick and a fold out display book. Both of them made a scrapbook page each. And they did a fantastic job! Tobyn knew exactly what he wanted to do! We bought the paper in Christchurch. He decided he wanted to add some lift the flaps and put dinosaur facts under them. I have a photo of the layout but wordpress is being a pain!
  • I am off for the whole weekend to Scrapcamp! Woohoo a whole weekend scrap booking. And sleeping in! I am not organised at all, guess what I will be doing tomorrow afternoon.
  • I got a layout created by Louise in the post yesterday. It is gorgeous and it is so cool to see her work in the ‘flesh’
  • Ivy’s birthday party in the morning. Isaac’s 2nd invite to a party and the 2nd girl party….hmm, think I  might need to watch this one woth the girls, LOL.
  • All 3 of my boys have had haircuts and they all look very cute! Tobyn wants gel in his hair now “not too much mum; I want it like the guy in the bar on Shortland Street.” I am going to have to watch Shortland Street closer to see what his hair is like!
  • And like Janine I am getting my hair done next week. Though I wish I had been able to get it done before scrapcamp. I think I might have to wear a hat all weekend.

 

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An AWESOME weekend!


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This photo was taken last weekend and I had forgotten about it until I got some other photos off my camera. I love this photo it shows Isaac’s intensity when looking at new things. He takes it all in!

Now to the weekend…I had so much fun. Now some of my ‘imaginary friends’ are REAL! Yes I have met 3 lovely SE forum and bloggy friends. Kelly, Beverley and Janine. Thanks Kelly for organising this wonderful all day crop, my very first major crop. Check out there blogs for some cool photos. We had to get up pretty early to make the drive down to Wellington. Steve and the boys accompanied me and then spent the day with Steve’s sister and her family. It was a perfect day for spending inside scrapping! And I was lucky enough to sit right by a wondow with the sun streaming through on and off. I managed to get two layouts close to being finished.The first one is for the SE sketch challenge.

The nest one for SBO’s weekend challenges. This is a scraplift of one of Donna Mueli’s layouts. Sorry girls not my creation really!

The boys arrived to pick me up and as they came in I heard Beverley say “they are real” that really made me giggle! We travelled back stopping in Paraparaumu at Cobb ‘n’ Co there. Arriving home around 9pm, a very long day for the boys.

Sunday was spent b’day present shopping, house cleaning, crop unpacking and layout finishing, and cooking dinner for our very dear friends. We had Tobyn’s godparents and Fee and Chris joing us for tea. I had planned a lovely casserole but got it in too late so we ended up having nacho’s. I think the boys enjoyed the nacho’s more than they would have the casserole, so it is casserole tonight!

The McKey’s joined in with playing singstar and buzz. I think Tobyn liked having Aunty Robyn and Uncle Alan play buzz because he didn’t come last! Oh the scrifices you make for your god child, LOL.

It was so cool to catch up with them again! They live here in town but we have not touched base for ages, life gets in the way and then I procrastinate and don’t get around to inviting people over. Must make more of an effort!!!

Today is the 1st day of the school holidays. We have had a visit from my sister and her two boys and have things planned all week. I also have to get things ready fro scrap camp this weekend and make sure everything is up to date at home for the boys. Not that Steve won’t cope if I don’t. But I do need to make sure the washing is up to date because Tobyn already keeps asking where some clean undies are (must get him some more) and Steve is off overseas on Monday so I need to make sure his stuff is ready to go. So a busy week ahead.

And one more layout. I have been working on this one for a couple of weeks now, just finsihed it yesterday. I loved the way ot was looking before I put the photo on but then there was too much white and so I covered with the journalling. It looks kind of strange, but OK, it will look good in my BOM. I now have 6 layouts for my book of me, now I need an album to put them in.. I have been making them 81/2 x 11,

OK off to spend some quality time with the boys TTFN

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Woo Hoo Wednesday

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So Janine has declared this woo hoo Wednesday and asked others to blog their woo hoo’s for today. So here goes Janine.

  • WOO HOO Sophie! See that card? That was made by my 12 year old friend for the fiskars Youth week challenge. And she won!!! There was a sketch to follow and I told Sophie about it. She has never done a challenge like this and said do I have to do the sketch exactly. I said to take inspiration from it and use your artistic flare, and that she did! When I called her this morning and told her she won she said “Oh wow I have never won ANYTHING, I am so excited!”
  • Woo hoo, I had my friend Adele and her twin girls plus my sister visit for morning tea today. Adele and I got to covet my sisters scrap booking purchases from her recent trip to Oz. Gorgeous MM animal crackers and Basic Grey dinosaur stuff.
  • Woo hoo, today was sunny and I got some washing dry!
  • Woo hoo, I got the grocery shopping done and we have decent food in the house again.

I think that’ll do for now.

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