Tuesday, 14 December 2010

quote of the week.....

When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.
~Alexander Graham Bell

Friday, 10 December 2010


This is what Hunter says to you when it's your birthday "Happy, Happy"
Today was Hunter's 2nd birthday:)
Because the kids are already on holidays we were able to jump in the car and head over to Mandy's for a birthday lunch.
Hunter had a great time opening presents and eating cake. I do believe we sang happy birthday about 5 times to him and blew out birthday candles about 30. He was having so much fun.
Mandy had invited her bestie, Natasha with her two cherubs - Sarah & Harry, mum & Dawn, and Mandy's neighbour from upstairs, Mary.
We are having a big birthday party on Sunday at Homebush and I cant wait to see Hunters face when he opens the present from us, all those years of noisy toys from my sister and it's finally pay back time, lol.

Playing with his new toys with Connor

Being the great mum she is, Mandy made Hunter a Thomas cake for his 2nd birthday, and it turns out this a little tradition. Mandy made the same Thomas cake for Connor's 2nd Birthday

As I'm standing on the chair taking a photo of the cake I found this little person climbing up me to see what I was doing:)

HOORAY!!!!! everyone clap for me

Blowing out the candles the first time

A picture with mum and Mackenzie

Shanice and Mackenzie

Beautiful bubba girl

Eating cake..... well wrapping it up in a baby wipe, unwrapping then eating..... too cute!

scrappin time

I have been scrapping a bit.... mainly my Tuesdays at Nic's.
Joh and I did head down to Scrapbooking Delights last weekend for a crop, which was great and we did a cute little Christmas layout using Bella and WOW goodies - I haven't added a piccie yet, but I'm waiting till this xmas to take one.
Joh and I also went to a class at Scraploot this week, but I havent had a chance to photograph that one yet (or add a picture or title, lol)

"Really" using new Basic Grey Curio.... love it!
Shanice was actually saying to me Really at the time I snapped it..... as in, mum do you really have to take another photo of me and I dont want to smile!

"HoHoHo" this is the layout class we did down at Scrapbooking Delights. I did change mine to a 8 1/2 X 11" though

"Crazy Eyes" using cute new Sass Count me in range.
The kids were soaked after going on the ride at Sea World, freezing too!

"Amazing just the way you are" using new Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934...... I love this range!
I know it's a sappy love song, but when I hear that part if the song I think of my beautiful girl

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

quote of the week

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.
~George Scialabba

Monday, 6 December 2010

graduation day

Friday the 3rd December 2010 was another huge milestone in the Sheppard-Morris household. Shanice graduated year 6.
The school put on a beautiful presentation assembly for them and all the parents and family were invited to attend with a morning tea afterwards.
The primary coordinator, Mr Lack, called all the students one by one onto to stage to receive their certificate and graduation year photo by the principal, Mr Cockrem, and then their class teachers presented them with a medallion. It was such a proud mummy moment.
I was so pleased when I looked at Joh on one side of me and Mum on the other, both had tears in their eyes, so I didn't seem so silly crying on my own.
I still cant believe that my baby girl starts high school next year.

Shanice receiving her certificate from Mr Cockrem
The school hall takes crap piccies
BFF's - Shanice and Britney
The 3 of us - me, shanice and anthonyShanice with Nan - when did my big girl get so tall

Saturday, 4 December 2010


With summer now here we thought it would be great to hitch up the camper and go camping on the weekends. I did a little research for some national parks that allowed camper trailers and found a tops one up the central coast right on the beach. I rang Dal to see if they would be keep to bring along their camper too. And the date was set!
So, last weekend we were packed and on the road at school pick up. Freeway was clear of traffic and we arrived with heaps of light to set up. Dal & Stu arrived a little later. Once the campers were done and kids in bed it was time to crack open the lollies and vodka! Let's just say I was a bit under the weather the next morning.
Saturday was definitely a beach day. It was sunny with not a cloud in the sky and not too hot. The kids lathered themselves in suncream and i put some on my shoulders and back (forgetting my arms and face, so now you know where i got burnt). It was a little windy, but that wasn't stopping us. Birdie Beach was calling us this morning. The kids took their boggie boards and had a great time using them in the water and sliding down the sand dunes. Stu took the kids out on the surfboard and Shanice stood up on her second wave! The kids a natural..... I wonder if she'll be a goofy foot like her mother? Connor had a go to but was to busy enjoying the ride than trying to stand up. And I have it all on video
We stayed a couple of hours then went back to the campers for lunch and a rest. When it got a little cooler we drove around to Fraser Park to check out the beach bottles! But that didn't stop the kids. this is when I cracked out the camera and went a little crazy taking photos.
Dinner time came and went and then the kids all crashed from their busy day.... and the adults weren't too far behind, lol.
Sunday morning we had to pack up early cause Connor had to be back home for a birthday party by lunch time. We had such ba great time camping with Dal, Stu and the girls, we cant wait to do it again.

Shanice hanging out the trucks window
JUMP!!!! go Connor
Connor, Abi, Makayla and Shanice
Connor - I wonder if the water was as cold as he looks
A windblown Shanice
Makayla, not as windblown
Abi, really didn't want her photo taken
Going boogie boarding
Connor almost loosing his board in the wind
Shanice, just a natural in the water
Love this pic of Makayla building sand castles
Stu giving Shanice surfing lessons