The weekend weather has been very kind and outside time has been abundant. Hugh just loves to be outside for every sunlit moment possible .... here he is in his new football hoodie - love it when I score a good shot of my boy.
And of course there is no "Punch without Judy" and little sister is right by his side for every waking sun filled moment. But the days are shorter as the sun sinks earlier to the horizon.
My childhood memories are full of time outside, parents chasing you to "go outside and play". That is the way it should be in my opinion and I fully encourage it with my own children. Yes ... they do love their computers and DS but fortunately if they have a choice, its outside they play ... even if they have to take the sticky tape, paper and craft goodies with them as they busily make a "shop".
Football was at the more respectable hour of 10am this weekend but you can see that the fog and dew are still present. My photo taking opportunities were cut short due to helping/supporting the team so this is all I got this week at the warm up. Still, despite another heavy loss, the weather was great, the team did score and Hugh is doing awesome in full back!
I guess the news of the week was the installation of our solar panels. This is a government incentive and Den prides himself on our growing self sufficienty - what with water tanks and all. So on the roof to the right of the tree extends the whole line of solar panels - big aren't they! It's fun to watch and see that we are generating our own electricity during the day.
So this is my photo for PCF52 this week: our solar paneled house ;)
This week PCF challenge was portraits. I tried a couple but came back to one of my shots from last weekend of the Chonk and played around in Picasa with the editing.
Scrapping this week was loads of fun with some incredible kits. Be sure to click on all images for credits.
Loving this template of Amanda's - makes collages look great and combined with Nini's FREE word art it came together really quick and easy.
I took the Copycat Challenge at Oscraps as my opportunity to grab this delightful kit of Cinzia's ... aren't the elements lovely!
Another fun collage this time with a template of Nina's using some more of Nini's WA. These are the fun out-takes from the annual April photo shoot the children and I do in front of the bathroom mirror! LOL!
Finally ... I was dying to play with this kit of Brydka's ... if ever you want to try fantasy/extraction pages, this is the kit to start with ... Mystique Designs makes it so easy and I just love the results.