Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Enjoying The Warmer Weather

The weather has really warmed up lately and it's been wonderful to get outside and soak up the sun. We took Clay down to the beach again on the weekend - Nan joined us for the morning tool  It was a bit too windy for sand / water play, so we just set up a picnic blanket in the park near the boardwalk and just enjoyed playing and spending time together.  It seemed like everyone had the same idea - there were lots of people out relaxing in the sun too.  We brought some yummy hot chips for lunch and spent the whole morning there.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Everyday Moments

Just sharing those random photos / moments that don't really need a whole blog post of their own :) 

Clay had his first road trip a few weeks ago - we went to Hervey Bay for the day so Craig could meet up with his new area manager for work.  Craig and Clay smooching at lunch :)

While we were at the shopping centre I got my first taste of frozen yoghurt - oh so yummy!!  I tried peanut butter, chocolate and coconut.  Wish we had a fro-yo shop here!

Flowers "just because" from Craig :)

We had some apples that needed to be eaten / used up, so I had a go at making my own version of an upside down / tea cake with custard - very yummy!

Lunch with the girls!

I received these gorgeous stamps in the mail as a RAK from a lovely lady from a PL fb group.

Flowers for our 16th wedding anniversary <3 nbsp="" p="">

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thrifty Thursday

Op shop visits are not as regular lately, but it's nice when I do get to spend a few hours op shopping, especially with my bestie!  While Bec & Bella were visiting last week - we managed to spend a few hours popping into my fave op shops.  Bec was hoping to find a few pieces to add to her wardrobe for a new job and she was lucky to find some dresses, blouses and pants for work and some gorgeous dresses for social - prices ranging from $4 to $15.  She was very happy with all her finds.  Bella joined the op shop spirit and found some sweet toys and clothes.  I managed to find some clothes and goodies too :)

Tops $3.50 each

Photo frame for the guest room $6

Clothes for Clay $2 each and Easter chocolate mold 50c

And my favourite find for the day.... a new large duffle bag $7!  Love that floral and chevron combo!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pocket Letter

Another pocket letter swap - these are addictive LOL  This swap was a colour swap - my partner wanted yellow (with black).  I tried a few new techniques / styles for this PL.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Clay's First Beach Visit

We were excited to take Clay on his first visit to the beach.  First up was exploring the sand - standing on the sand, then sitting, then putting hands in the sand, and the instantly putting hands in the mouth! LOL  

After that it was time to dip our feet in the water.  It was a bit too chilly for us to brave a swim (unlike Bec & Bella), but lovely to paddle in.

Can't wait for it to get warm enough to go for a swim in the pool.  If Clay thinks his baby bath is lots of fun - he's going to LOVE the pool!! :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Becca & Bella's Visit

We have had a lovely few days with Becca & Bella visiting us :)  The last time they visited, Clay was only 3 weeks old.  I didn't take any pictures - so this time I was determined to get a few photos!

There was lots of snuggling with Clay, late night chatting, successful op-shopping, retail therapy, delicious afternoon tea and a trip to the beach (the first time for Clay!)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Craig's First Father's Day

We celebrated another exciting "first" today - Craig's first Father's Day!  He enjoyed a sleep in, then Clay and I spoilt him with presents and chocolates.  He was so happy to get his card with "Daddy" on it :)  I brought a shirt for Clay to wear on this special day.

We gave Craig a dog tag with "Dad Since 2015" engraved on the front and Clayton on the back.  He also got a DAD keychain with Clay's name engraved on it and a box of chocolates.  He loved his presents :)

We took Craig's dad out for a delicious Chinese lunch, where we gave him his gift and got to take some photos.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Scrapbook Layouts

I got 5 more 6x6 layouts scrapped for mum's mini album :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scrapbook Layouts

I had a few scrap days / nights with friends last month and managed to get a few layouts scrapped :)

This was a challenge board for July at D'Lish Scraps, but I loved the sketch and inspiration and knew it would be perfect to scrap this cute photo of Craig & Clay.

Clay @ 5 months

Said first word "Mum" while sitting on Craig's lap.  Thought we misheard & it was too soon to call it - but he said it again about 1 minute later.

Is eating a variety of solids - potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot, spinach, apple, pear and mango.

Is trying to sit up.  Once he is sitting up - sits up unsupported for a bit before toppling over.

Sleeping through the night, occasionally waking up once in the middle of the night for a bottle & nappy change.

Has started going to both Nan & Ma Ma one day a week now that I'm back at work.

Likes to stand up while we hold his hands.

Found his VERY loud voice (enjoyed hearing himself yell when we were in church for a Baptism recently - oops!)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


I was a bit late getting my baby shower thank you / announcement cards out, but they are all written and posted / handed out now.  I am really happy with the design I created :)