Friday, January 13, 2012

Soooooo hot!!

Enjoying his first taste of an icy pole - it was actually mine, but he just had to have it to himself!! His eczema is really playing up at the moment too - the poor little thing! I love his big buddah belly!!

Well it seems that we have had a bit of a heatwave this past week here in Queensland!! I don't live where it gets the hottest - but for me the past week has been HOT!! X really doesn't like the heat, so we have had to pull the aircon out, spend some time in his little pool and enjoy icy pole ice blocks for the first time!! I have been practicing taking photos with the new camera I got for Christmas - and would you believe (shock horror) that nearly every one taken has of X!! ha ha ha
It doesn't look like it, but he did enjoy going for his first swim in his new pool that he got for Christmas! Oh how I love those chubby cheeks!

I have also done some scrapping this past week!! WOOHOO!! I have decided to compete a layout each week, highlighting some of the things that we have completed that week. I am going to try to use my old papers on this album, as it is going to be more about the photos and stories than how pretty my layouts are!

I would also like to enter some of the great challenge blogs this year - so I will be completing pages for these as well! When I have time that is....I go back to work in 2 weeks (EEK), although only for 2 days a week (hopefully this will become 3 days) still some time at home to get some crafting done.....but only AFTER I spend lots of time with my beautiful baby boy. Oh gosh I am going to miss him when I go to work - he will be in daycare, as I work in a daycare centre...he is just coming to work with me. Although I work in a double centre so he will be next door......but I get to go and visit him heaps! But tell you what, I am starting to get teary when I think about him going into care, and spending the day without me. I love the girls who will be looking after him I know he will be looked after!
X has enjoyed solids - I started him a little early (at 5 months) and this past week he has LOVED eating solids, he just cant get enough! If I dont watch him though, he will grab the container of I said to Tim, at least his motor development and coordination is improving! ha ha ha

Well I will now share some of my layouts! The first and last layouts were completed for Polly Scrap Kits should check it out!! Its awesome and the girls there are so friendly and lovely!!

This was for a colour challenge (green, teal and silver) I was pretty impressed with the way it turned out! I love the colour combo - and it would have not been colours I would normally have choosen to work with!!

This is my first layout for my 2012 album - events for the week were that my neice Jade came to visit and meet X for the first time, and Tim celebrated his 31st birthday....but was not allowed to open his own presents as X wanted to that for himself....and then tried to eat the paper afterwards. ha ha ha

This was for a technique challenge. The technique was white space. I have never done anything like this before, and I was happy with the end result!!


  1. Love it Louella. You have been scrapping up a storm and what gorgeous photos of X.
    I am so glad to have you over @ the forum because your are awesome!!

  2. oh Louella... your little man is so cute.. love him looking at the icy pole!! cute :)) make sure you scrap that one :))
    AND my friend... I LOVE your pages.. I love how you are using sprays/paints and its SooooOooo lovely to have you at Polly!
    Happy Tuesday night x

  3. OK I have figured out how to get this comment section to appear.... Bloody computers... LOL

    I need Tim down here o have a look at my computer for me......

    I really love all the pages you are doing... keep up the good work...


  4. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words. I love frogs and giraffes too!! Also turtles, hippos and elephants lol
    Your pages are gorgeous!

  5. Hi Louella, thanks for entering the giveawy on my blog and congrats on winning one of the Bakers Delight Vouchers.
    Can I have your address so I can post your voucher out?? My email address is on my blog if it isn't included with this comment.
    Thanks and have fun spending the voucher