Thursday, 28 August 2008

Get Well Soon ...

Well the children are feeling much better, but my poor Mum fell over at tennis on Tuesday and badly fractured her left forearm. She then proceeded to surgery that evening and had it pin and plated. As she lives in Adelaide I am unable to see her but she is returning home today hopefully so will phone this evening. Thank goodness she is right handed but doing the washing, ironing, cooking, driving and most daily tasks will be a struggle for a while. Mum must be getting Dad back for all of the therapy she had to do with him over the past 5 years when he had his 2 knee replacements! She has to mend quickly as they are booked to go to England and Italy for a month in early October - time will tell.

Today is my last child-free day for some time due to increased work committments so I have enjoyed a new gym workout, and managed to have some time at the photo shop to print off some photos - can't wait to collect them this afternoon. Nicholas and I will go out for coffee and cake after school today and then on to find a present for his father for Father's Day. Speaking of which I must go and get creative as I have a number of birthday cards, father's day cards and now a get well card to make.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Weekend Mayhem

Craig went away for a 4 day boys' weekend to Brisbane so of course things couldn't run completely smoothly. After a week of low grade temperatures and a cough, it was time to take Nicholas to the doctor on Saturday morning which didn't eventuate to any drastic diagnoses but hit the hip pocket with a course of antibiotics. He has improved greatly after 2 mammoth day sleeps over the weekend and is back to normal on the eating front. Unfortunately, little Penny who has had a slight cough during the week decided to develop a temperature on Saturday lunchtime which has returned both nights. She appears to have the same symptoms as Nick. Fortunately the fever is only low-grade which is less of a concern in view of her history of febrile convulsion. My beautiful tulips that I bought on Thursday have brightened our cool weekend.

On Saturday after visiting the doctor we went and picked up my new rechargeable vacuum as the old one couldn't be fixed and was still under warranty. Although the colour isn't as trendy as our old red one it works brilliantly and best of all, was free! I hadn't realised just how much I had missed this little vacuum over the past 5 weeks. It's fantastic for cleaning up after meal times.

We then went onto our favourite coffee spot, Teaspoons and sat in the golden-green velvet sofa where I enjoyed a much needed long black and the kids had their fancy milks. After a drawn out visit to the toy section of Target where Nick wanted Lego and Penny wanted to bring home all of the baby dolls, we returned home for a quiet afternoon.

Sunday was quite uneventful although I managed to have some scrapping time. I completed a layout (LO) called Giggles for a monthly sketch challenge on the Scrapbook City site. The photo is from our visit to Adelaide when Penny was a baby (Feb 06) and Nick was up to his usual high jinx. I finished another layout last week titled "In the Big Bath", for the monthly pack challenge from the Creative Artz Cottage. It will be displayed in the shop through September and voted on. I had fun experimenting with one of my latest Cricut cartridges, Storybook. It is so versatile with oodles of functions. The LO is of Penny's transition into the big bath at 8 months (June 06).

Otherwise the weekend has been a breeze! I had a lovely time on the phone catching up with family and then Craig's Mum came and shared chicken and chips with us for dinner. Anyway better be off as this is a very long post and also to prepare for the week. Have a good week.

Friday, 22 August 2008

My New Blog Spot

At last, I have braved the world of blogging. I have admired my fellow scrapping friends for a long time who have set up their blogs. It is a wonderful way to keep everyone informed of our family capers. Whilst I do not promise to keep it updated everyday, I will try to post at least every week. I also plan to put some of my favourite scrapping layouts (LO) recently completed and recent photos. I plan to make changes to the design of my blog layout but I need some tuition from my blog savvy friends in this department. I will put up another post over the weekend featuring our recent family news.