Sunday, December 28, 2008

catch up

and this is a bit of what we have being doing

I made these for the teachers at school...........survival cans!
and before I forget the wee tree on the side "4 you" I got that idea from Ngaire Bartlams gallery off Tarisota.

ringing santa!

singing xmas carols

celebrating that school is out! (love this pic)

finally decorating the tree............only a little tree this year!

visiting santa!

leaving a note for santa on xmas eve (thx Ruby)

opening pressies on xmas morn

and finally a day at the beach on boxing day!

and what you don't see is the vomitting bug that 4 of us have had.
the xmas deco's we made.
my head cold.
the missing of mum.
and spending half of xmas day in hospital with Finn.
well its very late + I have completed my carmel slice for my wee trip away tomorrow.
I hope you all had a fab xmas (even with all that illness we still had a lovely time away) + no doubt I will be back in Jan sometime.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

speak up................

well I would if I could but I have got laryngitis!!
I speak in a whisper to the kids + they reply in a whisper - this is good!!
Kev likes it too!!

Ok so its Sat night + I'm doing a solo as kev seems to have this amazing social life atm..........while I stay half true but while he goes + watches ppl show of their body building skills tonight (eck so don't get that sport/hobby)..............I get to stay home + rent Kung Fu Panda for the kids + for me a bottle of wine, a box of scorched almonds + the movie Juno!!
yeah I know slow to watch these movies but atm I like being slow............everyone is always in a rush to do everything yesterday!!

so xmas is slow coming to my house this year. It makes me sad as I made a huge effort last year. So far I have put out one decoration on the sideboard. We brought our xmas tree on Wednesday night + it's still out on the deck!!!! I know why I feel like this + I'm trying to get it together for the tomorrow we are having a craft day - well it will start with all 4 of us + then Finn will get sick of it + then Taidhg will leave + then my girl will hang with me a bit + then I'll be on my own. I popped into Spotlight today + got some goodies to make some button trees I saw on this blog - too easy but look fantastic .
Man to buy simple crafts bits + bobs is expensive in NZ.
The kids also made a boxed xmas tree out of the computer boxes. We painted that a week ago + that needs some lovin with some lovely homemade deco's.
Oh yeah then there is the teachers that idea sorted just need to make it!

and yeah sorry no pics as my battery needed charging from my camera.
but hey check out the lastest dare . It might leave you feeling all warm + fuzzy!! And such a cool prize from a very cool cute site from NZ too, run by a talented scrapper Neilla + Bee.
check them out

ok juno awaits.


Friday, December 05, 2008

When your busy what's the first thing to go...................blogging time!!
Nov was filled with parties, family visiting from afar, a baptism, a show + xmas shopping.
And today my baby turned 4!!

back soon with something to look at. (just got got a new comp............i'm fast + smooth now)!!