Tuesday, 28 April 2009

My baby is one!

It's hard to believe that my baby girl is now a big one year old! We celebrated Brielle's birthday on Saturday with a party at the park and were blessed with spectacular weather. In true form, Brielle spent most of her time eating, and lapped up all the attention. I made her a cake in the shape of a pig, as she has inherited my love of pigs. As soon as she saw it on the table she started snorting at it, which had everyone in fits of laughter, and had Brielle giving herself a round of applause. She lasted until quite late in the afternoon before she got tired, and I then took her home for a nap. (Daddy stayed at the park to have a few more "celebratory" beers.) We then attended a BBQ that night for another 1 year old birthday, making it a HUGE day. It was such a big day, we didn't do presents until Sunday morning, so Brielle was able to appreciate them. It really was a happy birthday!
Here are some pics...
Brielle Rose - my beautiful birthday girl!

Birthday cuddles with mummy.

Let me at it...snorting with delight at her pig cake.


Is this really for me? Quick dad, get it out of the box!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Walking off the kgs!

It's been 4 weeks since I looked at myself and decided enough was enough! I am tired of looking and feeling like crap and want to get back to how I was. (I've got a whole wardrobe full of clothes I can't wear and there's no way I'm parting with my jeans!) Anyway, since starting 4 weeks ago I have lost about 4 kgs and I am starting to notice it. I've been walking most days and gradually increasing the distance and this morning did 6kms. I would like to be doing 8kms/day in couple of weeks time.
So here's to walking off the kgs...and look out jeans, you're coming out of hibernation, the bitch is coming BACK!

Here's a pic of me and my bubba girl I took the other day...

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

New LO's

Well the car was fixed yesterday (I won't mention the cost), so I managed to make it to Spotlight today. Picked up lots of party supplies for Brielle's birthday and a few things for me. (Namely, some printed papers that were on sale that I couldn't resist...lol)
I managed to get a simple LO done last night. It was a challenge to myself to only use scraps of paper and a few basic embellishments.
Here it is...

"Toast" - I love this photo. Who knew toast took such intense concentration?

"Cheez!" - I did this LO for the April sketch challenge on the SM Forum. (Which I won!) Again, a simple LO, but I'm really happy with how it came out.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

I hate cars!

Was supposed to go to Spotlight today to pick up some things for Brielle's birthday party on Saturday. (And perhaps a few scrapping bits n pieces for me.) Instead, I am sitting here waiting for the auto electrician to fix the ignition in my car. Another expense we can't afford...I really do hate cars!

Here's a gorgeous pic I took of Brielle today. It's so hard to get shots like this these days, as she usually breaks out the cheesy smile whenever she sees the camera.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Some LO's

I thought I better put some of my scrapping on here.
Here are a few of my LO's...

"Fingers & Toes" - the most simple and my favourite!

"Santa Baby" - I won the February sketch challenge on the SM Forum with this one!

"Tiny Treasure" - my bubba @ 3 days old and lots of yummy pink!


Welcome to my blog!
(I thought it was about time I got onboard and created one.)
I look forward to sharing with you.
Here is my favourite photo from Easter...Brielle in her bunny ears!