Credits: Layered template (Tub Time Templates, Template 4) and Tub Time Collection by Jen C Designs.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Credits: Layered template (Tub Time Templates, Template 2) and Tub Time Collection by Jen C Designs. Font is sf No Frills by Sugar Frog Fonts.
Journalling reads: When Leo finally came home from hospital, one of the first things I was looking forward to doing was finally being able to give him a bath. While in the hospital all that he had been allowed was a daily top and tail with cotton wool and water, I wasn’t even allowed to use baby bath (but I can’t really say that I let their rules stop me). I was excited to see if he was going to be a water baby like Lukas had been. Only we ran into a slight problem, he was so tiny I was scared of trying to bath him in the big bath. He was too tiny for any kind of seat or harness so I decided that the best thing to do would be to use a round washing up bowl. We all underestimated how much he would hate it. I don’t think I have ever heard such a bloodcurdling scream in my life, he flung his tiny arms and legs about and it was a battle to keep him in contained in the bowl. It was kind of amazing to see that the flannel covered his whole body like a towel. We tried to take some photos but only managed a few blurry and out of focus ones. There was a video but it got lost in a computer crash. Amazingly his tears stopped the second that we removed him from the washing up bowl and wrapped him up in his big fluffy white bath towel for a cuddle with mummy 26th September 2004.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Credits: Layered template (MS Template Challenge 58) by This Dixie Pixie, I'm All Boy by Jen C Designs and About Boys Wordart by Connie Prince and Kim's Scraps. Font is DJB Andrea D by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: You three had a great time playing on the climbing frame and slide. Lukas liked hanging like a monkey from the bars best. Logan seemed to be a little bit scared to let go of Daddy’s hands and go down the slide, but he was more willing once he saw Lukas at the bottom to catch him. I love watching the three of you playing together, it’s too cute for words!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Scraplift of Caterpillar Cupcake by scrapastrophe - http://www.digiscrapsdrivein.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18074
Credits: Elephantly Inspired by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) and Scallop Templates by Hummie. Font is Lithos Pro.
Photos from online articles by The Guardian and The Daily Mail.
Journalling reads: When Lukas was younger, we took him to see Bobby Roberts Super Circus. We had never been to a circus before and we were excited at least until they said no photographs were allowed. It’s kind of dificult to capture the memory of a first trip to the circus, without photographs. During the intermission they offered the chance to ride the ponies or have a photograph taken with their elephant, Anne. We let Lukas pick which he wanted to do and he chose the ponies, but for days afterwards we all remarked about how very sad she had looked. She has been a part of the circus since she was a baby. Since then a lot of things have changed, a tabloid newspaper filmed her groom, “battering, kicking and stabbing her with a pitchfork. The RSPCA stepped in and she has now been rehomed to Longleat Safari Park. She is receiving all the care and attention that she requires for her severe arthritis and dry skin. It makes me happy to know that at 57 years old, she is now finally allowed to relax and just live out her life in peace. April 2011.
Credits: Layered template (Cookies For La) by Tracy Ducar and A Little Help For My Friends - Lauren Grier Benefit Mega Kit (slightly recoloured) contributions by Jaclyn Bernado, Meghan Mullens, Kaye Winiecki, Dani Mogstad, Megan Farrow (Flergs), Jennifer Fox, Amy Wolff, Libby Pritchett and Gina Miller.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Credits: Layered template (Adventure 365, Template 10) and Brrr both by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Font is MTF Becki by Miss Tiina.
Journalling reads: January 2010 saw the coldest temperatures and most snow fall in 30 years in the UK. Thanks to school closures because of the weather and you being sick, this was the only day that you actually went to school in 2 weeks. You only managed to go outside twice to play in it, The first was in the garden and Daddy forgot to take photos. The second was on the way home from the one day you went to school. You had a great time playing in the snow with Daddy. You made snowballs and a mini snowman. You threw snow at Daddy. You dragged your arm across the park fence and ended up with a soaking wet sleeve and gloves and you ate lots of snow (gross!). While the snow may look pretty and be fun to play in we were all kind of glad when it finally melted. It was nice to get back to normal and not have to wear layers of clothes just to stay warm inside the house!
Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Mandy Nickell, New Beginnings by Jen C Designs and Starburst Overlays by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Cambria and DJB Heidi H Script by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: After a silly lady on the reception desk, a very rude nurse and the sonographer leaving us sitting for ages waiting, it was finally time. The doctors had a lot of fears about you, they were worried that all the bleeding and pain might mean that you were not where you were supposed to be. We were scared that you might be another one of our angel babies. But in less than a minute we had all the answers that we needed. You were exactly where you were supposed to be and you had a healthy strong heartbeat. It was such a relief to know that at least for now, you were ok, we could relax for a little while before there were other things for us to worry about. Once we had that reassurance it was ok to see the funny side to all the little details about the appointment, like the fact that they finally had an alternative to tying a blue nitrile glove around the probe since the covers are made of latex and mummy is highly allergic, they were now using latex free condoms. Or the fact that the poor doctor looked so grateful and relieved that my pregnancy would be handled by the Silver Star Team and he didn’t have to read through my long and complicated maternity notes. Or maybe that in a whole row full of sample toilets, mummy managed to pick the only one without a working lock and someone walked in while I was trying to accomplish the very difficult task, of peeing in the little bottle without getting covered. After our visit was over we were left with readjusted dates based on size, your new due date is August 27th. But I have a feeling if you are anything like your brothers, a due date won’t matter one tiny bit to to you, and you will arrive when and where you decide that you want to, just please don’t choose Tescos! 16th January 2009
Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Mandy Nickell and I'm Funky (slightly recoloured) by Jen C Designs. Fonts are sf On The Dot and Cambria.
Journalling reads: Despite all of our fears and doubts, they were quickly able to reassure us that you were exactly where you were supposed to be, complete with a tiny little heartbeat. It was very reassuring to know that at least for now you were perfectly ok. They adjusted the dates but since when has that ever been anything new for us. Your new due date is the 27th August but I very much doubt that will end up being your birthday.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Shanmomto4 and Oh Boy! by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Jenna by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: You have no idea how much I wish I could look at these photographs and just sit and write about how sweet it is that you and Joshua were playing together in the garden with the quad bike. But I can’t because every single time I look at these photos they make me feel sad. With Joshua being born so soon after Leo died I couldn’t really help myself from using him to try and fill the huge void in my heart. He stayed with us a lot and I kind of ended up treating him like he was one of my own. It made things easier for you, having someone around to play with to take your mind off everything. The two of you formed a really great relationship with each other but I can’t seem to help my thoughts from wondering to wishing. I wish that Leo had been able to join you, for the three of you to bond and play as cousins, but more than anything else i wish that you had been given the chance to make at least some of these memories as brothers.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Credits: Layered template (March Template Challenge) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz), Be Polished by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) and Adventure 365 February Glitter Styles by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Fonts are Rage Italic LET and Pea Hunzer by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Credits: Layered template (Cut Out Templates, Template 4) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz) and Be Polished and Ribbon Templates by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Engravers MT, Park Avenue BT and Pea Angedawn by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: It all started when I was looking through my make-up bag to see what I had for the wedding we were going to. Logan was fascinated by the single bottle of nail varnish that I had in there. He kept bringing me the bottle since he couldn’t understand what it was. I decided the only way to satisfy him was to show him what it was for. So I opened the bottle, lifted him on to my lap and I painted his big toe for him. He was thrilled and got all excited. He insisted on showing everyone. In our house it’s pretty much always a case of monkey see, monkey do. So Lukas decided that even though he hates pink with a passion, if Logan has one nail painted than he wanted one painting too. They seemed content with their single painted nail, or at least Lukas was. Logan was only pacified with that until he saw me painting my nails in an effort to hide the big ugly bruise on one of my toes. Then he decided that one nail was no longer enough. He demanded that I paint all of his nails just like mine. I decided that it just wasn’t worth that argument, I mean really so what if he wanted his nails painted, if he was a girl nobody would have said a word about it. So even though Mark didn’t like the idea, I did it anyway. Logan was really pleased when it was done, he kept looking at them and saying “pwetty, pwetty” “pwetty piggies” “pwetty pink piggies” it made him happy and that’s the only thing I really care about anyway.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Credits: Layered template (Valentines Card Templates, Template 2) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz), Box Wordart by Bethany Harty (Elegant Wordart by Bethany) and My Dear Watson by 3 Li'l Monsters Designs.
Credits: Layered template (My Dear Watson Templates, Template 1) by 3 Li'l Monsters Designs and Refresh Addon by Bonnie Blou Designs. Font is 2Peas Hot Chocolate.
Journalling read: Lukas and Mummy, sitting in a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g. Near Pegasus Park 24th June 2008.
Credits: Layered template (Made In The Shade, April 2011) by AnitaW and Oh Boy! by Jen C Designs. Font is 2Peas High Tide.
Journalling reads: To be honest with you, sports days are never very interesting. There is a lot of standing or sitting around doing nothing and a lot of waiting. But nothing is ever boring when you are around. When you were supposed to be sitting quietly with your class, you were busy wriggling, giggling and doing other things you probably weren’t supposed to be doing. When you were waiting in line for your turn at the events, you were waving and pulling silly faces at us. All of your friends thought you were so funny. The only time you even looked slightly nervous was when it was your turn for the event, and it was for a tiny split second. It never bothers you that you are not exactly gifted at sports and you always come last, but you really enjoy taking part and show really good sportsmanship. Everyone in the crowd can hear me when I am cheering you on but I don’t care I am proud that you are mine and I love you Lukas.
Credits: Layered template (Template 001, Template 2) by LEIdee Q Designs, Anything Goes Mega kit contributions by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Mom2Moo Designs, Laura White (C.W Picket & Company), LEIdee Q Designs, Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art), Kathi B (Ooh ~n~ ahh designs), Jen C Designs, Michaela Mazahreh (Marshmella Designs), 3 Li'l Monsters Designs and Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps) and Delicious Black and White action by Natasha Whiteley Font is Pea Shelley Belley by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: When Nana fell and broke her arm she had lots of hospital appointments, most of them were while you were at school, so I just went with Nana. But on this occasion we had an afternoon appointment so you had to come with us. We had a really long wait but you were a really good boy, you sat nicely and played with all of the toys in the waiting room. Your favourite toy seemed to be a big Transformers monster truck. I did take some photographs of you, but they didn’t turn out great, thanks in part to the really bad lighting, and they were really blurry because you just don’t sit still. Eventually we were done and it was time to leave, Nana wanted to do some shopping and after that the best place to call and wait for a taxi is in the reception for the Children’s hospital. You were fascinated by this new wooden dragon ride. It’s a little bit like a rocking horse, there is a seat and straps for your feet, you sit on it and then it swings backwards and forwards. It was not very easy to get you up on to it, since the seat is quite high and you are a really big boy. With a combination of pushing, pulling and lifting I managed to get you up in to the seat. Then you decided that you were scared and wanted to get straight down. I asked if you would mind me taking one photograph before you did, you reluctantly agreed. In the time it took me to change the setting on the camera, you had changed your mind and started to enjoy yourself. So I guess how you train a dragon is in three steps. 1. Climb up on to it’s back. 2. Be brave and hold on tight. 3. Sit back and enjoy the ride. This was much more fun than just waiting for a taxi!
Credits: Layered template (I Love You Just A Little Bit Templates, Template 3) by Jen C Designs and Brush-a Brush-a by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is Pea Sarahloo by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: If I had to pick just one photo to sum you up, it would be this one. It shows off your cheeky impish personality perfectly. I actually remember that when I took this photo I was trying to get a photograph of your first tooth while you were stood in the travel cot. Every time I focused the camera you would start jumping up or sitting down or even worse closing your mouth and shaking your head. Somehow even though your mouth is wide open in this shot we still couldn’t manage to capture that tooth! 1st June 2010.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Credits: Layered template (Facebook Fan Exclusive April Templates) and I Love My Boy both by Jen C Designs. Font is Pea Bonnie Script by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: There could never be another, To make me feel the way you do, Oh we just get closer, I fall in love all over, Every time I look at you, I don’t know where I’d be, Without you here with me, Life with you makes perfect sense, You’re my best friend - My Best Friend by Tim Mcgraw.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Credits: Layered template (Designaversary Template Challenge) and Happy Easter (slightly recoloured) both by Jen C Designs. Font is Pea Sean by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: Logan may have only been 8 months old on his first Easter but he seemed to grasp perfectly that these shiny things mummy gave him had chocolate inside them. He had no trouble at all in working out how to rip the foil covering off to get to the chocolate inside. What surprised me most is that he not only got his egg out of the box and out of the wrapper by himself, but he managed to do both and eat half the egg before Lukas opened up the cardboard box on his that’s quite a talent!