Today my little man finished pre-school. He has been so keen to get on to 'big school' for over a year now, but the realisation that he would be leaving all his friends and teachers hit home today. He spent most of the day in a very emotional state - not helped by his favourite teacher, who was in tears yesterday, and worse today. Here they are having one last hug.....
Miss Milly gave Aiden the bear he his holding, and he has named it Teddy Milly after her. Apparently, its a magic bear, so that whenever Aiden is missing Miss Milly, he can give Teddy Milly a hug, and Miss Milly will feel it. These two have shared a wonderful bond over the last two years, and it is so sad to be saying goodbye.
The LSBS White Christmas CyberCrop was on last weekend, and the kids took the Junior Challenge with enthusiasm! I'm so proud of their efforts! They had to create some Christmas Tree Decorations from PaddlePop Sticks, and this is what they came up with: Beth made a collection of Rudolphs
She painted the sticks red, used the reindeer faces we picked up at the $2 shop, wrapped pipe cleaners for legs, and tied their scarves from Christmas ribbon
and Aiden created snowflakes
I helpded him stick the PaddlePop sticks together, then he glued and glittered the white buttons on.
Seeing as we are very traditional in the colour scheme of Christmas, these will look gorgeous on our live tree covered in red gold and a few white decorations!
Its been 21 years since my beautiful mum physically left this world. There are days I miss her so much.
Its horrible that the anniversary is this time of year - everyone starting to get into the festive spirit and talking about being with family... but I know that she is still here with us - especially through the carrying on of her festive traditions - like Santa still bringing the adults a Darrell Lea Christmas Pudding - and its great to see the kids enjoying her traditions too
The challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop's 52 Pick Up this week was to create a Post-It Note Holder.
I managed three as teacher's gifts:
I used the gorgeous new Graphics45 Domestic Godess Papers with scraps of Dream Street, MME and Crate Paper, grabbed some co-ordinating ribbon, and they were done!
Here's the insides:
I can feel quite a few more of these coming on (once I've been shopping for some more postie pads!!)
This is just a random layout I did using one of the silly pics taken at the ScrapGirls Retreat at Long Point in Ingleburn over Halloween weekend. These girls are such a great bunch of moles and I'm more than happy to call them my friends!
Well the BIG thing in our world this week is the Dance Concert for the terrible two. As both of them do Jazz, Tap and Ballet, in two different age groups - meaning two different classes, and 6 different routines, I've been trying to get not only the costumes, but all the accessories organised!
I've been sewing hems, inserting elastic, matching ribbons, resizing headbands, adjusting vests and fixing lion tails for weeks now!!!!
Here's a sneak peak from dress rehearsal last week.....
First up the terrible two...
Miss with one of her besties... (yes she has lost two teeth in the last week, and has another 2 loose....)
and the boy with his 'best friend always', and out littlest dancer!
I've finally decided to join the techno-savvy world, and start a blog.
It will be a record of what's happening in this little owl's world, including the owlets, Beth and Aiden, and our fluffy owl, Chynna Blue.
My creative work will be here, and so will my 'work' work (lol) as well as Scrap REtreats, friends and family.
Thanks for stopping by!
Mum to two wonderful munchkins and an ancient furball, I adore papercrafting in all its forms. I also love to sew, renovate, and restore old furniture.
My love of Owls stems from my great-aunt (who was 101 recently) - she gave each of us kids an animal the day we were born, and expanded our collections at Christmas and on our birthdays. I now have just under 1000 of the beautiful creatures in my home.