Monday, September 5, 2011

A Wasted Day

Today has been a recovery day or wasted one I have been in my lounge room gazing at the sunshine and looking inward. I am trying to be open to new possibilities. I have also had the electrician here and no power which has meant no ironing , cooking or computing for a while. So taday has been contemplative, reflective and has gone faster then you could imagine. Time to pick up children coming up fast sigh let the games begin

Cheers Nicole

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Ninth Birthday and Happy Father's Day

Continuing on my things to be grateful today is Sir TP's 9th birthday .Ican hardly believe we have come this far and made it. Digital cameras werent so common nine years ago -I think we borrowed one from work for this photo - this is what an 11 pound baby looks like all head and chubby as can be. Tp always loved babies and was fascinated by them - early maternal extincts here at kindergym aged 4.

And today well - ready to take on the world (this was our come as your favourite biblical character dress up day for school a few weeks back). Have a happy day little man and keep enjoying life - from mum

PS happy fathers day too darling (I still don't think you've recovered from the shock)

Saturday, September 3, 2011


There are so many things to be grateful about and as Spring has arrived it is easy to remember them so today I post what I am grateful for so that when I look back I can remember them

Today I am grateful that my whole family is coming over for a lunch celebration (hopefully after they have eaten it they will feel grateful too)

The sun is shining and bringing hope into my heart.

The boys eczema is getting some relief - we have had some interesting days and nights trying to get this in control again.

My wonderful husband for whom nothing I ask is a problem - and my brain sometimes has some very big ideas.

That my little family is as excited as me about the greater family coming to visit.

Hope you feel grateful today

Friday, September 2, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Little B who sometimes shares my allocated blogging time is rather partial to 2 other young girls blogs. These two girls, Emily at CraftyGirl and Bella at Bella and Blythe are always very generous at giveaways and competitions and B loves to see the adventures they are having with their dolls. Recently B won a giveaway from Crafty Girl this is her receiving it - Emily made some mini replica magazines for B's Blythe Doll Angel. They were both pretty pleased to receive them. So a huge big thankyou to Emily for the beautifully decorated envelope and gift wrapping - it made B's day. Oh and also a thankyou from me too for making my dollya special miniature book too (although I still think I might be a little too old to be playing with dolls siigghhh -its not fair)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Costume Mum - Part 2

This costume is my favourite. This is for our ballet class. For the 2nd year in a row the teacher has veered away from her standard story ballet and she is doing a neo-classical Australia themed modern thing (don't ask me what that means). So each group has a theme the older girls are being the school girls from Picnic at Hanging Rock we have the hot australian sun the desert the sky and the younger girls are bush butterflies and dragonflies. Started off not knowing how to do this again on my $30 budget etc but also working with my very great dislike of putting little girls in black (They have the next 80 years to wear black). I also couldnt work out how to make the wings look as good from the front as the back and didnt want to tax my mostly non-sewing other mums. Anyway - 40 % off at Spotlight was my catalyst and this metamorphed out of my brain and with the help of darling hubby who suggested cutting out from behind the applique on the butterfly wings - brilliant and I call myself a sewer. B still needs some additional elastic in the centre of her wings and as first costume mum - she will probably get that done the night before the concert in December. Ths photo doesnt do justice to how sparkly the wings are but the best bit is this costume will cost about $12-15 Yay.