Friday, September 15, 2017

Everyday Moments

Katie, James and the boys were down on the weekend to go to a family wedding, so we popped over to mum's for the afternoon to catch up with them.

The weather has been amazing lately, so that means we start to spend more time outdoors enjoying it :) Our favorite place seems to be the new park & playground at the beach!

On our way to the gardens we stopped to get some freebies from the radio station's prize patrol car :)

Craig and his dad spent a lovely Sunday morning fishing 

Clay can now ciunt to 15!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Morning at the Botanical Gardens

This morning we headed over to the Botanical Gardens to feed the ducks/turtles/eels and go for a walk.  Poppy joined us and it was beautiful weather.  We went for a HUGE walk around the gardens and went to the Chinese Tea House, but unfortunately it was closed for renovations.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Under 5's Rainbow Day

This morning we went to the Under 5's Rainbow Day (child safety).  Clay's not a big fan of crowds, but he had a wonderful time!  He went from activity to activity, stopping and participating when he wanted to.  He lined up and waited to sit in the police car, played with playdoh, drew on black scratch card, planted some tomato seedlings and made a paper plate rainbow.  It was a great morning and we're looking forward to another kid's day.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Everyday Moments

The weather has turned warm, so that means some water play :)  Clay was supposed to be playing with his water table, but found the hose more fun :)

We had another fun morning catching up with friends at the indoor play centre.

We spent a lovely Sunday at the beach helping Z celebrate her birtnday 😀

Clay's first go of the kids trolley at Bunnings - he handled that thing like a boss!!!

Clay jumped on the bed and hit Craig in the mouth with the iPad - busted his lip :(  There was blood EVERYWHERE!!!  He had to go to ER to get stitched - 4 stitches and a tetanus shot - not the best way to start the day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


I had a pretty productive card making weekend!  I got to make 3x mixed media backgrounds and play with some new dies.

Friday night I made Father's day cards for Craig and his dad.   I used some cards on Pinterest as inspiration.

Cathie and Tanya joined us Saturday night - Cathie made cards and Tanya chatted :) We decided to each make 6 of the same card design and then share them (2x each).  My first card was quick and easy - turned out exactly how I envisioned it!  The 2nd card was a Pinterest CASE - looks simple, but the light bulbs were so time consuming to cut out!  The end result was so worth it though :)

The next day I made the fairy cards using Kristy's cute fairy dies.  The clothesline cards were using another cute die.

The graduation card was a joint effort between Kristy and I - she picked the design and we both did different elements to put it all together.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Kristy's Card Retreat

After our card making on the Gold Coast weekend Kristy got bitten by the crafty bug :)  She started buying supplies and making a few cards, then when a long weekend came up she decided to come for a visit and have a card retreat with me!  There was kits if messages making plans and sjaring photos of the new dies and stamps we had beought off ebat :)  We had 4 days of crafting, chatting and shopping - it was fabulous!

Kristy arrived early Friday morning- not bad for a 5 hour drive - think someone was excited lol We popped into a fes cheapie shops and a scrapbook shopro ouck up a few supplies, then headed down to my scrap room to play!  We started by creating 3x mixed media backgrounds.  Then sorted out supplies amd cut a few things out with our new dies.

Kristy tried on the butterfly print dress I found at the op shop - perfect fit and she loved it! So Saturday morning waa spent looking for a belt snd shoes to match - no luck for either unfortunately :( 

Saturday night was girl's scrap night!  We had pizza for dinner and had a late night card making and chatting.

Sunday we celebrated Father's Day in the morning and in the afternoon headed back to the scrap room where we had a little helper join us for a play :)

Another late night Sunday night finishing cards and more die cutting.  Monday morning was packing up and Kristy had to head home.  It was a wonderful weekend and I hope we can do it again soon!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Father's Day

We started our Father's Day celebrations with a sleep in for daddy and then card and gifts, which Clay ripped open :)

Then it waa off to have our tradtional Chinese lunch with Craig and his dad. This year Adam joined us and Kristy was visiting for the weekend