Wednesday, 21 February 2007

camping, kits and more kits

What a lovely time we had camping! Even if it was only for the one night. Anthony ended up getting bout of sunstroke so we came home early on the saturday night instead.
The kids had a fabulous time playing in the river. Connor was braver than i ever thought he'd be. Shanice is my little adventurous one, a bit like her mum and Connor is a bit scared of trying new things. Well, they found a bank on the river to jump off into the water where is was a little bit deeper than normal. Shanice borked and Connor just went running and flying off. Of course, before they did, being the over cautious mum I am and i know what mischief i used top get up to as a kid, I made them walk around in the water first to make sure there was nothing under water they could hurt themselves on.
I made all these memories flood back. Even the tarzan swing on the other side of the river that we used to swim across to is still there. I can't wait to go back there again.
We did manage to set up out tent right between 2 wombat burrows, which made for an interesting night. God, they are noisy buggers! One was a bit on the sick side and was scratching and rubbing itself up against our trailer all night. The funny thing was I've never seen a wombat in the wild before, only ones in the zoo and of course by the side of the road marked with and X (down the snowy mountains).
The kids said that Kangaroo Valley should be renamed to Wombat Valley. And then on our drive out to come home on the side of the road stood this massive 2 meter grey kangaroo!
Mum and Mandy came down for a few hours on the Saturday. We went into town to the pub for lunch which was just scrummy. The exact same table and chairs are still in the beer garden that we used to sit on as kids when Dad and Uncle Rob used to come in to "get ice".
Town was really busy as it was Kangaroo Valley annual fare. I've never seen it so busy! That probably explains why there river was busier than i expected.
I've spent the past few days oooooing and arrring over all the yummy new CHA releases trying to decide what to use in the kits for retreats coming up. So if anyone has any suggestions that would be good, cause i can't decide, lol.
I've just been over to Sue's at Scraploot and picked up my next dt kit. Love the colours i got. Will get playing with those on friday probably when i go off to scrap again with Tracy. Which reminds me to con Anthony to leave work early to pick up the kids so I can stay out and play longer, lol.
Dad started treatment this week. So far so good I think. Mum did say he's a bit more tired than normal, but if that's all that's great news. They are coming over tomorrow to pick the kids up from school which will be nice. Dad has never been able to pick them up after school. I really want the kids to see him as little Shanice, my worry wort, gets a bit sad.
Anyways I'm thinking i might go and scrap - YAY!

Friday, 16 February 2007

nothing really

i feel compelled to come in here and just blog about nothing inparticular, lol.
to tell the truth, i think i'm just killing time before i have to got and get anthony (in 15 minutes) bring him home to load the trailer while i go and collect the kidlets early from school so we can beat the traffic. Oh yes, why? We're going camping!!!!
hate to say it, but i actually really enjoy it.
i've spent the morning getting everything in a huge pile in the backroom ready for anthony to load when we get home. all that's left is to pop all the clothes that are sitting on my bed in a bag and put the cold stuff in the esky.
i just hope it doesn't rain. better go grab a book just in case.

we took the kids at the end of January down to wombean caves and we had a great time. which reminds me i didn't upload any photos, in which i took about 170 - don't ask, lol. and because of the 40 degree heat i had the shakes and only about 100 came out.

Monday, 12 February 2007

it's raining..... it's pouring......

i love this weather!
i know as strange as it seems, even when were not in dought, i love the rain. it's just a good excuse to stay inside and do nothing.
Shanice thought yesterday was a great day for a pjamma day, but she did get dressed when we went grocery shopping and then back into her pj's as soon as we got home.
I even went out and stood in it this morning after i dropped the kids at school. Every single part of our gutters are overflowing, the pool is also overflowing, the back verandah is flooded and i'm still completetly soaked from bringing in the garbage bins and i don't care!
I just went outside to take a few pictures, but the batteries have just died on me :(
On to other news........ the past few weeks have been extremely tough on me and my family. Dad is now in the process of receiving radiotherapy and chemo to beat this thing.
But I'm not going to elaborate on that one as it's far too emotional for me and i'd rather keep things light.
Shanice and Connor are loving beening back at school. Miss Shanice is in year 3 and has a fantatic teacher who will push her and really get her up to speed. And Connor is in year 1, no longer the baby of the school, he was all excited about getting his teacher who is just lovely.
We've already started the homework thing with Shanice, and it's huge! I can't believe the sudden jump in spelling words and, yes, there is already a project due in 5 weeks!
We have a "meeting" tonight with Connor's teacher and then one on wednesday night for Shanice's teacher. We get to go in and the teacher explains to all the parents what's happening during the year etc. So that's where i'll be tonight, of course right when deperate housewives is on, lol.
i went scrapping with my gorgeous friend tracy on friday. something we've never actually done during school time, and we've decided that this is just going to have to be a permanent monthly thing we do because "I need my tracy fix", lol.
Thanks trac, for friday, you really cheered me up!
i managed to do this in between all the chattering we were doing.

then on friday night after i took the kidlets to cricket i did a cyber crop over at cath's Little Scrapbook Shop.

i did this

i only managed 1 layout, but one's better than none. and that's the most scrapping i've done in yonks.
speaking of cath, i'm about to run out the door and meet her and sheree for lunch and goss.
(sheree update your blog girlie, lol)