25 December 2008

Christmas morning joy

Wii fit anyone, Santa really came through this year. And boxing training gloves and mits.
Jacko not properly awake, Seamus woke us all way too early.

The face of a very happy boy, love getting this sort of reaction Christmas morning.

Seamus woke up before 5 this morning and tried to wake his brothers up too, and me(trouble is I couldn't go back to sleep, may need a Nana nap before driving home). He is so much into the whole Chritmas thing. Note the empty glass, cookies gone and a half eaten carrot in the background, love that he still wants to do this.

It's been a lovely morning so far but boy am I ready for a nap now. Wishing a lovely day to every one.

Photos from last night

Just taking a little time out from the Christmas day festivities to post a few shots from last night.
Ahhh, photos going the wrong way around again, this is the end of the service. all the kids came up to celebrate the birthday of Christ with a cake and ballons(they all fell from the ceiling, the kids thought it was really cool)Paddy with the cake. Mary, Joseph(Joseph, guess why he got the part,lol) and the Angels(so cute aren't they) and yes they do have blurred faces, didn't think to ask the parents if I could post these.
The sheppards (Seamus is the first one)

Do you think Mary and Joseph could sit any further apart? Joe looks a little apprehensive about the prospect of fatherhood.

Fr Vihn and some of the kids, wished I had a wider lens with me, there where heaps of kids all gathered there.

24 December 2008

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Just a quick post to wish every one a Merry Christmas. I have photos of the boys in their nativity costumes, Joseph as guess who and Seamus made a cute little shepard, but no time to post tonight, have other duties to tend too (wink). Better go and pull out that wrapping paper.
Joy to you all.

22 December 2008

Guess who came to visit???

Thursday night landmark(the company my dh works for) had their family Christmas party and the big guy came to hand out pressies to the younger kids. I had to laugh at Seamus' body language here, don't you think maybe he thinks he is too old to still be sitting on Santa's knee? He missed that some of the other kids he is friends with weren't able to attend and he was one of the oldest and didn't really know the younger kids, still he had an good night and loved the billabong pencil case he received. He is right into the Christmas spirit at the moment and has been the one that has decorated the house and made lots of Christmas projects. I am going to miss it when the boys have outgrown the fun of preparing for the season or hopefully they never will.

18 December 2008

More snowflakes

Stamps-butterflies are winter's snowflake, hero arts snowflakes- cuttlebug white and gold embossing powder
Scallop on the lid of box- fiskars threading water punch.

Just a little gift box I made using one of PTIs timeless templates for Joseph's Kris Kringle at school. they were only allowed to spend $2.00 and as there is not much around for that I made the box and he filled it with lollies, stuck to our limit and every one was happy, at least I hope Taylah was.

14 December 2008

We're such dorks.

Friday I drove up to Strathalbyn to spend the night with Donna and family and indulge in our little Twilight addiction. What a fun couple of days we had. we watched the movie twice, yes I do know we are a little sad, but once was just not enough. the rest of the time was spent talking Twilight,eating out, more talking Twilight, giggling,computer time, mare chatting and very quick trip to her lss which is sadly closing down soon. We had very little sleep but a lovely time and it made me realise just how much I miss her, there is nothing like spending time in good company. On the Saturday, viewing two, we took young Cam with us and he was out official photographer for the day. Getting these shots took lots of embarrassed giggles and lots of "Oh we're so sad". I love the last one of Donna patting Edward on the butt, I forced her to do it,lol. Loved the movie, I know it had lots of things in it that I could say weren't right or exactly the same as the book but really it didn't matter that much, I just went along for the pure enjoyment and the eye candy of course. The only thing that I didn't rally like was that it didn't go long enough.
So Donna, thanks so much girl, there is nobody I wanted to see the movie more than you, love you. And can't sign off without thanking her DH for indulging us in our little twilight fantasy world and allowing to have some time together, thanks Andrew.

I made her do it...

8 December 2008

Christmas projects.

Jumping on the snowflake band wagon even though we do not have a single snow flake any where near Christmas in this part of the world. It's is still such a universal Christmas symbol though and there are times during December when I would love a few feet of snow to cool us down. This is for a class I am doing this Wednesday. The large snowflake and snowflake embossing folder are by cuttlebug I purchased from Bizzybecs ,the snowflake stamp is hero arts(used with white embossing powder and rubbed over with tim holtz distress ink in china blue and vintage photo) and the greeting Kaiser from my lss..

My countdown to Christmas album/journal, messy writing and all. I generally tend not to

use my horrid writing on scrapbook projects but I really want to get this done and I figure it is quicker (and probably more authentic) for me to pick up a pen and write. I still have some blinging up to do on the cover, add a few charms, maybe some ribbons etc, but that will come. The main thing is that I am keeping up fairly well inside. It does help that I premade the whole lot before December. Next year when I do this though I will not bind it first, or maybe use binder rings instead of the bind it all all some things I have decided to change or add and that is difficult when it is all bound together, you live and learn.

6 December 2008

Optio awesomeness-for Donna

Not the most flattering angle but the way the water is bending everything is cool, I held the camera under the water leaned over and shot up.

I am not an animal...the wind was blowing the water causing some weird distortion.

Today I took the two younger boys down to the lake for the first swim of the season, a bit cool for my my liking but they never seem to mind it. Any way I thought I(or rather the boys) would give my new little camera a whirl in the water and test out the underwater setting. I was really impressed. Not that it is amazing standard or anything but for a little point and shoot the clarity was pretty cool. These have only been re sized for the web, not PSed.

1 December 2008

it's started

deep in concentration, cutting out the tree cover half way through completion
the final product, may add a bit of ribbon ,not sure yet though as this one Seamus made is for a male.

the official countdown to Christmas. Ill prepared as I always seem to be at least the school teachers gifts have had a start made on them, mainly thanks to Seamus not going to school today. not that he was really sick or anything, just worn out I think, I couldn't wake him this morning and he had been up a lot throughout the night with bad dreams. I know myself how hard it is to concentrate without much sleep so I'm sure a small person has even less coping mechanisms. He wasn't going to get much benefit from school the way he was and a day at home with Mum seemed just the cup of tea.
I took these photos and a few others for my countdown to Christmas album
inpired by the one ali edwards made. Mine's nothing as elaborate as hers but will still serve it's purpose, to keep a record of the events in our home leading up to Christmas day. I will post some photos of it tomorrow, hopefully with a few of these pics in them. I am so thinking maybe I need to ask santa for one of the little epson picturemates, just so I can print photos for these type of projects quickly at home without having to go to the trouble of always changing the settings on my main printer(that and a prepaid wireless mobile thingy)Mmmm, I wonder will he listen.