Now for the still shots of our week. Firstly I need to thank Maria T for showing me these FABULOUS way of doing collages in Picasa! What a fun way to present the photos! Thanks Maria. Now this week ... let's see! After work on Monday it was off to Bunnings (hardware store) on Tuesday to create, make, glue, stick, design to their little hearts content! I *heart* my hardware store cause it's all for FREE! There was much animated discussion (as you can see on Katie's face) on how best to design the "gift" for Dad and what my boy wrote ... well ... that is my boy!
I am so thrilled that despite all the "mod cons" ie. DS and the like, my kids can really get into the ol' fashioned game of "Barrel of Monkeys"! I played this when I was a kid. Here Hugh is trying to teach Katie the "fine art" of picking up the best arm of the monkey!
Wed, Thurs and Fri were spent down the beach. My kids can play for hours with a bucket some water and sand. And whilst I should be reading more or listening to my ipod more, even taking photos more, I just can't help but be mesmirised by them and the whole scene.
And I have three words for you "I hate sand"!! I mean seriously, look at Hugh's butt! LO! Hugh was trying to teach Katie to boogie board and she was thrilled with the results. And although she has come a long way in her seaweed phobia, it would appear its fine dried up on the shore but still freaking her out in the water - thus the tears!
And this photo below? This is for my dear friend Nini! Thank you again! I LOVE IT!
Now we are off and racing for another year at the "Photo Challenge Forum" (PCF). The last challenge of 2009 was to choose our fave photo of the year! A very hard task indeed! After much deliberation I chose this one for many reasons - I like it, 2009 was about the last year at home with Katie, my fave time of day and the many wonderful adventure days we had throughout the year!
Nina and Leiko both came out with fabulous new kits:
Natasha - sweet thing apologised to me for this kit! Like she should ever do that! LOL! NO! Yes it is winter, however, I find Natasha's kits INCREDIBLE and beg, borrowed and stole a photo from Leah to help me through. Here is one page with my photo - tshirt maybe but look at the kit!
Kitty has some fabulous designs going on sale at Oscraps - I could not resist scrapping about my boys efforts in riding to school last year.
Finally ... my BIG and EXCITING news! I have been asked to Guest CT for Catscrap for the first three months of this year! How exciting! Could not say "no" to that and the chance to be with my favourite Princess (Annika). I am very honoured and thrilled to work with this amazing group of girls.