is what I have been which is very common for most at this time of year. School activities, dancing costumes, fun fair, swimming, Christmas cards, Christmas presents and silly me decided it is time for spring cleaning. Wow have I made some room in my cupboards by reorganisation and throwing out junk. I have sent piles of clothes to charity, put all of the baby toys away and reorganised the children's cupboards. The main stimulus for the clean was Penny's bedroom MESS. She is not great at cleaning up and so I have hopefully made it a bit easier by giving everything a place in a box in the cupboard. It was driving me mad. I have now moved onto my scrapbooking room which I share with the kids and we are working on making it a little more aesthetic. More of the same this week- spring cleaning, card making, dancing bows etc, etc. I am feeling good though and on top of everything before school breaks up in a few weeks. I can't believe Nick will be finished Yr 1 so soon. He can't wait for holidays. Nick was moved up again at swimming this week to Level 5. He is just leap-frogging ahead now. I haven't included a photo of him for a while so will endeavour to do so next time. This is a very long post so shall sign off now.
Have a good week. Rach :)
Monday, 9 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Penny received this cute apron along with a matching pot holder (mini child size) and gingerbread man cutter for her birthday from Auntie Trudie, Uncle Richard, Alex and Lachie. We decided to try them out on Tuesday. Unfortunately I didn't have any ginger but we all think that they tasted better without it. The first batch were a little squashed as I put them too close to each other on the tray and the next batch ended up a little to browned as I forgot them. We plan to make another batch this week and I'm sure they'll be perfect as we are much more experienced. Penny didn't have the patience (nor did mother) to pipe on their faces and clothes so we just iced them in yellow and blue icing and added choc bits for buttons and sprinkles. Nicholas and Penny have eaten the lot so they must have been acceptable.We've had a reasonably quiet weekend as Craig has been away (in town) on a boys' weekend. I managed to complete the LO that I began last Sunday. I love this "Pennyroyale" pack from Kaisercraft it is so ornate and pretty. Petrina thinks it's just because it features my daughter's name. The name actually suits Penny as she thinks that she's quite royal especially when I ask her to tidy her room and she is too tired and thinks Mummy can do it.