Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lisa's 40th Birthday


                                         Happy 40th Birthday Lisa.


On Saturday we went to our friend Lisa's house to celebrate her 40th birthday....

So of course I wanted to make something nice for her....Here is what I did...

A "40"s suck  bouquet....This time I decided to do a black version.Turned out great....
I bought these amazing decals from  MUTShop  on Etsy with Lisa's name and intital ...I love them...
they were so easy to apply I am defiantly buying from this store again.

Next to finish it off I thought just tie a ribbon around the stem but then I thought no that is so 80's so I decided to make a wine glass charm -I love it turned out better than I imagined....

If you need a gift that is different from everyone elses I hope you will look at MutShop for inspiration.  I really was impressed with her service .....I already have another in ...
 I wanted to make something really special so I made this little "40" mini album.Since I knew I was doing black and white photos I made the book in this soft mushy green and used lots of silver and neutral bits and pieces.The photos are  just some of my favorite ones...Love it......
So we had a lovely time celebrating Lisa's 40th and she loved her gifts a great day was had by all...
love



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Last Baby Shower Post.



This is the last lot of bits from the shower .I have been meaning to do this post but kept putting it off (guess I am too lazy ) and also I was thinking gee I am probably boring everyone with the shower photos but then I thought just do it.

So here goes......

One of the first things I made were some "words of advice" cards for the new parents to be..We put them out on the present table and everyone filled in the card.The LM wanted to put "Peanut has a big head"on his.(he listens to everything that kid ) but I got him to write something else ...He put "Peanut will be my friend"cute hey...his words better than a big head...

I made them up in pic monkey then put them in a word doc and put 6 to a page and printed them on cardstock....They have turned out really well .Tick done off my list.......


I wanted a little "baby" sign for the sweet table.It ended up on another wall and looked good just the same...
I already had this frame painted white waiting to go on my photo wall so I got Kev to make a back for it out of mdf.  I used spray adhesive to stick down this beautiful chevron print material on it and then put it in the frame-done.I then painted the letters white and stuck them on tied a bit of blue ribbon for the hanger. Tick another one done off my list.

 
My dad made me an awesome cake pop stand at Christmas it holds around 60 pops which is wonderful but I had only made 36 cake pops for the shower so what to do ........I ended up getting Kev (yeah I know poor Kevin boo hoo -he loves it ) to cut it in half and putting a back on it .So now I have 2 cake pop stand which hold 30 pops.

Kev did a great job but hating cutting up my dads work but in the long run I will use this size more....I then painted it white and attached a silver bow on it and also around both teirs.I had run out of blue ribbon by this stage so next best thing was silver..... Next time I need to use it I can put any colour bow on to match the pops....Tick another one off my list...

I found this really cute subway printable from this unreal blog eighteen25  it comes in a few different colour ways and this one really suites the shower.Kev resized it for me and I used one of my favorite frames for display.I was suprised that Kerry really liked it and has kept it for Peanuts room.And trust me I made this the morning of the shower another last minute idea....


The food we made was unreal.I got some mini pastry cases and made caramel tarts in some and added a Hersery's kiss on top,then some strawberry custard tarts these looked so good and lastly little custard tarts.These pastrys were a hit as they were bite size so everyone could try each one...yummy

Remember my blue and white lollies I was after well here they all are on the sweet table..


I am really pleased with this as it was my first sweet table I have made.....

And of course there was cake pops.

 
I feel I am getting good at these now....WHOA watch out my big head is about to explode.....ha ha
 
Last photo just all my bits ....I feel it all came together so good just like the day...
 
Thanks for putting up with me showing so many post about the shower but just as it was important to Kerry & Emmanual it was very important to me and thanks to everyone who made it so.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stranger Danger

 
 


Hey  I forgot to say this before  but when we were doing the LM's Kindergarten Orientation they had a police officer come  for a visit and they gave us a talk on bullying and such.

Also they did  a talk on stranger danger.

One thing that stuck in my mind that they told us  was that when you are teaching them about strangers make sure that you tell them this...

If your child is being taken away by a stranger   DON'T CALL OUT "NO"......call out "NO STRANGER."...

That way if you see a child being pulled along by a adult and they are yelling out 'No' you won't mistake it for a child chucking a tantrum....But if they are saying 'NO STRANGER' you might  take more notice and who knows maybe save that child...

Makes sense doesn't it.... well it does to me...


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

School update.

Well we are up to two and a half  weeks at school now.I spoke to LM's teacher to see how he is going.

She is very impressed with his knowledge of numbers and what he cam write at the moment so that made me feel good but I said to her " that's OK knowing the good things but what can we do to improve on" she looked a bit startled then said "OK OK he needs to learn to wait before he does his work sheets-he thinks he knows what he is doing and doesn't wait just gets into it.Also he is learning not to yell out but to put his hand up first but other than that he is good'

Made me feel great that all our hard work with letters and numbers has worked.Kev spends a lot of time with him doing things like that I do the reading and writing bits....

Also  LM went to the library for the first time.Yeah I am bad I was always going to take him to the local library but never got around to it......bad mother.

He was so excited to bring home a book to show us...."dee this is called the cover " I really didn't know that....."and this is the spine" gee I would never have known that either.All jokes aside LM was very excited with his first of many library borrowings..

 
Check out his cheeky grin....
 
 
So far we have read this four times which is pretty good for him and he has picked up a couple of words ....he reading words list  is getting quite long now...

 
This is a train (I thought it was a truck....."see the train tracks dee" LM said ) pretty basic you say  -true but the LM isn't into drawing so this is something big around here.Very proud I was.
This one will be kept but when LM was in daycare (4 and a bit years ) I kept all his artwork.then late last year I went through it all and kept some and gave Kev some to scan and throw the rest out.With the scanned ones I made a digital book called Little Picasso and we put his artwork in this.Turned out fantastic and now they will be protected and he will love them  when he is older....
 


ON Thursday after school Kev and the LM has a big swim for around 40 odd Min's.When they came inside the LM went into his room to play.I could hear him talking to his gang then it was silent.
5.00pm and here he is sound asleep crashed out on his bed. Well he slept for almost 4 hours woke up had a nibble watched a little TV then went off to bed....

School is pretty full on for the little fella....


Last year we tried Kung Fu for the LM.

He went but wasn't interested spent his time looking around the room discovered the mirrors and spent the rest of the lessons dancing around.

So I thought nope he is too young lets leave it.

Fast forward to Friday night where we re enrolled him and what a difference.He did everything the teacher told him,ignored the mirrors and watched the teachers.Such a difference.

When we came out when lesson was finished he told us proudly that he "loves Kung Fu Panda and wants to go everyday"....yeah .

bye from the kartee kids mum..

Monday, February 18, 2013

Todays storm


The LM and I were having a nice quiet afternoon.He was stuffing his face with anything and  everything...."school makes me hungry" he says....

I was watching TV waiting for Kev to finish work.

BANG BANG CRASH BANG -what the heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (well that is not what I said but this looks better for when mum reads it ha ha aha

The thunder was so loud and I mean really loud that even when it finished the house was still vibrating from the noise.

The next thing LM runs in and says "it's raining ice"

Yeah he means hail.

So I crabbed the camera and LM and I sat out on the back deck and watched the hail storm .It lasted about 25mins and the hail wasn't really big but some were a good size.

It worked in my favour too as LM had left his bike and little car out on the back lawn so I gave him a little talk about thats why I get you to put your bikes away incase it rains  rant......and yes he didn't listen he was too busy in getting rain water to show Da......Oh well I tried.

The pool with the hail hitting it was an amazing site -looked just like a whirlpool.....

If you look clsely at my photos you can see the hail coming down in the rain.-does that make sense???

And then it was over.

I went back to watching tv and the LM went back to stuffing his face ha ha ha

PS Penrith was famous tonight as our hail storm made the news -whoop whoop would you like my autograph now?  

bye

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ruler picture frame

I forgot to post this little quickie project I made for start of school...

This is really quick to do and doesn't cost much either  2 great things to consider when making craft.


I bought the backing board for $2 from spotlight and painted it black with just some black paint I had.

The rulers I got from Woolworth's for $2 for the four .I like these ones as they were pretty plain and a nice colour...


Kev cut the rulers and stuck them on for me.....I used some white  chalk to write the year and class onto it.....and PRESTO.......

 
Then the LM used it for his first day of school photos.
 
I am really pleased how it turned out both the frame and the school photo.
 
I have put the frame away now till next year.I just wiped off the writing and wrapped it in tissue until 2014.
 Like I said my favorite type of craft -fast and cheap....

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shower photos..

I know you guys are probably  getting sick and tired of the shower photos by now but Brie just sent me down the ones she took (300 plus) and I really love these ones and wanted to show them to you....

 
These are my all time favorite of Kerry being pregnant-I think she looks beautiful.
Kerry hates them she says she looks fat and yuck...Hormonial I guess but I think she is lovely and that is not you a mother talking....Well it is cause I am her mother but she just looks natural......Anyway mum me and Kev love them so Kerry I am poking my tounge out at you blah.....ha hah ah ha


                                                                       How cute is this......


This one looks like mum was talking to me and made a joke.Just the look on our faces....LOVE IT...


                             Aidan and little Charlie listening to Peanut....love the look on Charlies face....

LM was making a love heart for Peanut......this is the LM's picture he drew for Kerry's shower card...I love how their little mind works...

So this is kind of the last shower photos I am going to show you all.(did you hear that I am turning into a southern USA person Yes......

I have another post I want to share when I get around to writing it up on some craft and food for the party.Please I hope I havn't bored you all to much it's just that this is something special and big happening in my life at the moment.

No Kerry I did not say you were 'BIG ' I swear I didn't......he he he

Come on Peanut hurry up and get here pleassssssssse

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bits and bobs....

I have a few little bits and pieces to show you today .....

Nothing real exciting or earth shattering to you but I like them and want to remember them....



Kerry loves Chevron design and my mum made her this beautiful rug for Peanut.
It's not fair I love this rug the colours are so good together maybe if I whinge a bit she may make me one for the LM.ha ha ha

A very quick Thank you card that I made for Kerry for her shower guests.Like I said she likes chevron so I thought these would be good for her.
She really liked them so that was good.We just got them printed out at Kmart on matt paper and I think they look pretty good.


These are the prints we got for Peanut as part of his shower gift.Kerry got them from Etsy ....I only had to pay for them .She bought the frames from Ikea.I love them they are something different from having fluffy bunnies and such....


A recent picture of my mum and dad.I love it and they both look so happy .
I guess I am really lucky to have parents who are not only still together but are still in love with each other....


                                               Thanks LM-this horrible picture is of me.
The only concession is I was sick (aren't I always ) ha ha
Maybe I can use this for our Halloween party it could  scare anyone ha ha ha Thats the trouble with giving a 5year old a camera he just sneaks up to you and takes your photo.Now I am far from a beauty queen but I would like to at least brush my hair before a photo is taken ....Hear that LM.......ha ha ha pity poor Kev waking up to this each morning......

 
The LM loves to send texts......
Lately if he is being good I will let him send a text to mum or Kerry.Most times he just says hello or I love you but lately he is copying anything in writing he is looking at.So I never know what he is going to send.The yellow texts are what he sent to mum and her reply is blue.As you can see he was looking at a Cheetos pack......He is such a funny little thing.....I cant wait till he can read it shouldnt be too long as he is so eager to read which is half the battle.

 
I got these stickers off Etsy for Peanut.
You get a white jumpsuit and there is one sticker for each month you attach the sticker to the jumpsuit  and take your picture of baby ..Do it each month for a little record of how much he has grown.The ones I have seen all use the same background and same suit just change the sticker..I think I paid around $10 with postage from USA.Kerry chose the design which I think is really cute.I have seen a blog which has done this weekly and it looks amazing but weekly is a bit too much for Kerry to do .but she will do monthly.....(with me nagging her ha ha ha )
 

 
I think I am turning into a redneck...
I love these 2 shows.....Pawn Stars is just entertaining   and I love seeing the different items people bring in to pawn and what they are worth but OMG Duck Commanders it is sooooooooo different .They are just so normal (???????)  but are duck hunting mad yet they are family /church loving men and  I just love it I think this is the best reality show on TV.
I can't get enough of this show_I am even quoting bits to Kevin all the time as to what they say....I love it when Phil says "happy happy happy" he is my favorite and head of the family...
 
 
Last picture.Just had to show this one.I love it..(gee I say that alot I love it I love it oh shut up ) .It shows LM's very cheeky side which I love...
 
If you stuck with me for all my pictures thanks.I hope I didn't bore you too much..ha ha
 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valetines Day.




                                     Happy Valentines  Day Kevin ......

I love you more today than I did yesterday and will love you even more tomorrow.

Hows that for some mush....but seriously I love you heaps Kev.xxxxx

Andever.