Wednesday, December 30, 2009

52 PickUp - The End

The year long challenge at Little Scrapbook Shop is drawing to a close.  Here is my 52nd Challenge:

This is Aiden's very last pre-school photo, so I thought it very appropriate for the last challenge.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Growing Up....

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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Love you Cherry

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's December!!!!

I can't believe it's December already.... I have managed to make and send 25 Christmas Cards.
Now there's only the presents to buy!!!
The terrible two had a ball at our Christmas PhotoShoot...