Monday, 27 November 2006

new lo's

Sue has just uploaded my latest layouts for Scraploot, so i thought i'd share.

There was a 4th, but i forgot to scan it beofre giving it to Sue, so instead here is the lo i did for the class i taught on friday night for my beginners, which is a knock off of my "best of friends" lo above.


happy dance, happy dance.
I was up late last night watching csi and an ad came on the tele saying that season 3 of my favourite, favourite show is coming back on - YAY!!!!!

I wasn't shown over last christmas break so we just presumed it wasn;t going to come back, so for my birthday this year Anthony bought it from America of DVD for me. I watched all of the episodes within 4 days and I loved every minute of it and can't wait for next August when season 4 is released.
So what am i waffling on about..........

i know corny it is, but i just love it. and funniest thing is Anthony hates that sort of show and i persisited in watching them over and over on dvd he finally got hooked too and loves it, lol.

Friday, 24 November 2006

cranky pants

This would be the best way my children have described me this week. It seems that every minute both Shanice and Connor have been awake all week from 6am Monday morning they have argued, fought and been nasty to each other. I even caught them in the playground on Tuesday afternoon hitting each other.
So consequently all I've seemed to have done is yell. It has given me such a bad headache all week and I'm just exhausted from it all.
Why do the little terrors do this?
So last night after our second huge argument I sent them straight to bed about 1 hour early cause I'd had enough. There was no reading and definitely no tv's on in their rooms. After about 30minutes I'd calmed down and went in there to talk to each of them.
I hated being this horrible yelling/screaming nasty woman. i hate it!!!!!!
I was hoping this morning we'd rise to a better day. it lasted maybe 20 minutes, so that's a plus. I had to ask them 7 times to put on their shoes and socks for school. grrrr!!!! Let's hope this afternoon is easier.
I got the email from my parents with Connor's proper birthday cake.

Every year my sister, Mandy, has the job of making the kids their birthday cakes. Mandy is so patient to do them even though she works really long hours, I don't know how she finds the time. They are always really elaborate cakes too that the kids pick. This year was no different!
Connor found in one of the books a Volcano cake! Complete with spewing lava, sparklers and all sorts. When I emailed Mandy the list on ingredients I think she had heart failure:

4 litres Neapolitan ice cream
340gr packet of chocolate cake mix
¾ cup (165g) caster sugar
¼ cup water
1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut
Green colouring
40cm round prepared board
600ml thickened cream
¼ cup (25g) cocoa powder
2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture
4 X 375g packets of rocky road
4 X 50g violet crumble bars
½ cup thick strawberry topping
5 sparklers

OMG!!! would be the best way to describe it! She sent Ben out to buy it all and then she phoned me "Kylie we had to buy $30 of Rocky Road!" OMG AGAIN!!!!
Anyway the cake was a success and we all loved it. I reckon it was the best cake yet!

Monday, 20 November 2006


someone please tell me what the deal is with CRAZY weather???
It is so hazy outside today due to the fires in the Blue Mountains. But the washing had to be done! So me thinks what a great day to sit inside with the air conn cranked and do a little scrappin. Stuff the housework it will still be there tomorrow.

OOOO... forgot to mention how my class went on Friday night. There was only 2 ladies there plus my mum. they really enjoyed it and asked me to come back this friday and they will organize more ladies to come along. YAY!!!

Sunday, 19 November 2006


OMG!!!!!! how did that sneak up on us?
What makes it more unbelievable is that he was born on a Sunday too.
My special little bloke is growing up far too fast. So I told him tonight after his shower that now he's six he'll have to dress himself after drying himself. NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Connor didn't want a big birthday party this year, he asked if we could take him to Taronga Zoo. Of course we invited all the family, godparents and close family friends. We took a picninc lunch with us and for birthday cake (which reminds me, MUM send me pics of the cake from yesterday-whole other story) made of donuts - yum and don;t forget the lolly bags.
It was a glorious day, as per normal I caked the kids in sun cream and forgot myself only to come home burnt on my neck - again!
The kids all had an absolute ball watching all the different animals. The repitle enclosure is my favourite followed by the gorillas and i love taking photos of he giraffes.
Speaking of which, I threw the camera in Shanice's bratz backpack to carry around this morning and somehow the camera switched on and by the time we got to the batteries were flat - grrrrr!!!! so off we go to grit our teeth and pay zoo prices for batteries. trust me i wont do that again.
here's some pics from today.

On our trip home, stuck on hideous traffic coming thru Mossman, I asked both the kids what there favourite part of the day was, which is our normal comig home from school question, and:
SHANICE - "the seal show"
CONNOR - " riding in the elevator with Grandad"
I laughed so hard. How priceless was that answer.
The new elephant enclosure has a glass elevator that you can see into the bottom section of the elephants enclosure. I struggled to get him in it the first time, you can either take the stair or the escelators, but i thought the elevator would be fun. He loved it and everytime I went to turn my back he was conning my dad into taking him back for a ride, lol. Money well spent I say!

We were exhausted, all of us, the kids finally went to sleep at about 8.30pm after an hour of us constantly putting them back in there rooms. I think they were a little over tired.

Then I had to make a start on the cupcakes ready for school tomorrow. All 27 of them plus extras for the 2 kindy staff and 2 kindy teachers aids, plus an extra one again for the piggy kindy teacher (sorry Tan, lol). That certainly kept me busy while watching and laughing at that new dancing show.

Friday, 17 November 2006

another retreat all over......

I can't believe it's all over again. I've only just finished unpacking from the retreat on the weekend. Yes I know it's taken 5 days but I've had the lurgy since last friday.
Thanks to everyone that came along and made it such a great weekend. I had a blast and I hope you did too. Don't know about you but I certainly haven't eaten that much this week, I'm still full from all the food at camp.
Sheree, i know you'll read this, but i need to get this out there, you are one of my dearest and closest of friends and I could not have done this with out you, thank you so so so much.
Alison, you are awesome. Thank you for coming and being our FAMOUS teacher, lol. Those 2 classes you did were fantastic. Hope you will join us again for another retreat.
I have no piccies to share yet as, typical me, didn't take any with her camera, so when I have got copies off everyone's I'll share.

well, just a quick catch up for today, I've heaps more to share, but I've got my first class on tonight and I need to go and get all organized for that. wish me luck!

Monday, 6 November 2006

i met elsie!!!!!

I must admit i LURVED Elsie's class. I was a little bit apprehensive about going cause as much as I lover her ideas I'm not really hugely keen on her style. I think doing this class changed my mind a little bit.
It was so much fun and really relaxing. I could believe that I sat in a scrap class for 4 hours! And didn't get bored and frustrated.

Sheree took a few photos and I'll post some here when she sends me thru some copies.

We did the stroll thru paper arts before class. There was heaps of cool stuff. I was so tempted to buy heaps, but I resisted up until the very end when I bought this super dooper Heidi Swapp 597 piece Embellishment Collection, how could you walk past it for only $50? The best part was some of the pieces I use all the time and some I've just run out of, so bonus there.

It's less than a week till Scrap Girls Cropfest which is very exciting and very stressful at the same time. I have a crazy week ahead of me with only today and tomorrow that I can finish preparing for. I'm at work both Wednesday and Thursday and Friday we got Shanice in for her 3 hour assessment at the learning centre.
So I'd better stop chatting and start getting my butt into gear.