Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter craft at Playgroup

The boys made these little baskets for the Easter bunny to fill with eggs at Playgroup on Friday.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We won the Ikea battle

Now the boys have a nice new big cupboard in their room, and even better, lots of room for the new baby!

It took all day, mostly because Brennan added some reinforcing to the design, which has made the cupboard stronger and more sturdy.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A couple of layouts

The second two are from Kaisercraft blog sketches. The first was a St Pats Day challenge (all green layout!).

Nothing much is report this week, just had some friends over for a lazy lunch. Nis made the yummiest Thai beef salad for lunch - yum! The boys are all tired now, resting in the lounge.

Back to work tomorrow - have to answer some interesting statistical queries from a bookmaker! Looks to be a big challenge, but fun.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Even an engineer can make a mistake....

Had a crazy weekend. I decided (nesting!) that the boys room needed rearranging so we could fit in the new bub; so we spent all day Sunday working out how to fit in their current furniture, plus a cot! Got it sorted and decided that we could get rid of their toy cupboard and get a taller narrower one to make it work better. Off to Ikea, along with the rest of Sydney it seemed. We waited in traffic for ages, then squashed through the shop only to discover that they were having a massive sale - hence the gizillions of people!!! But found the perfect cupboard, sent Brennan home to get the roof racks while the boys played in the kids room. He came back an hour later and we packed the stuff on the car and home again.

By now it was nearly dinner time, we were all tired and not thinking properly. Should have put it away for another day, but nope - in stubbornness we tried to put the thing together. Completely misinterpreted the instructions and the whole thing collapsed in a pile!!

Poor engineer husband was mortified! I made him walk away, we had dinner, then put all the bits away (under the boys bunks) for next weekend. Luckily nothing major broke, so we can fix it - and as Brennan says, now that he knows the weak points he can strengthen the design and make it better than ever!

Back to work today. Oh, and yes, he did notice my hair (just noticed my tummy first). "Goodness you've got big, oh and your hair looks cool" :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Funny quotes

Keegan yesterday: "I didn't make the mess, Giggle and Hoot made the mess" (in his bedroom)
Vincent today: "It's too cold mum, must be Zealand. Australia has gone somewhere else" (25 today, so hardly cold. We visited NZ in Oct 09 and the cold is their strongest memory of the trip).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

LSBS Seasoned Scrapper

Week 3: Summer words
Week 4: scraplift/inspiration (i used the title as inspiration for this one)
Week 5: 3 cards in summer colours

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 2010 Already!!!

March already, but at least I've become accustomed to writing 2010 now! Here is a photo of the boys with their new masks; we bought a kit for a few dollars at an art supply shop in Macquarie Centre and had fun gluing them together.

Sounds like everyone has been typically busy; doesn't time just faster as you get older. A day seems so short now!

Only 12 weeks to go with this pregnancy, so just the hard bit to do. I'm pretty lucky in that I don't get sick at the start, but have had pre-eclampsia with the other two. No symptoms yet which is a blessing, but am feeling the weight of it now in my back and bad knee. I'm trying to keep reasonably fit which is helping tho.

B off to Brisbane again this morning (bring on mid-April when this tender is finished!). And the boys slept in till 8 - totally unheard of. I was up at 5, ironing pants for B cos he forgot to ask me last night But went back to bed after that. So it's half past nine and I'm just getting ramped up to finish two articles due today. Then perhaps some work.

Oh, did you see that SM are having a front cover competition for people who have never been published with them before?