Friday, April 27, 2012

New Pandas

New Pandas by Lukasmummy
New Pandas, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Stephanie Ulrich (Scrappy Cocoa), CU panda Stamps by Ellie Lash (That Girl Designs) and Best Of Britain and Love's Young Dream (slightly recoloured) both by Jen C Designs.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Scared by Lukasmummy
Scared, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (April 2012 Template Challenge) by Ryan Caselton (Roseytoes Designs), Quality Time and Quality Time Addon both by Jen C Designs. Font is Travel Diary.
Journalling reads: When I was going through photographs on my phone, I came across this one of Lukas holding Leia. I had never really noticed that look of apprehension on his face when I looked at them before. It hurt me so much to see that his obvious joy at finally having a baby sister was overshadowed by the fear that he might lose her like her lost Leo. 19/10/11

Conversation With Logan

Conversation With Logan by Lukasmummy
Conversation With Logan, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge 2) by Tashdown and Best Of Britain by Jen C Designs. Font is The Typewriter by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: Mummy: Logan, what have you got there? Logan: Nothing, it’s gone now. It’s hiding! Mummy: What’s gone? What’s hiding? Logan: Dis, now it’s going to hide ‘gain. Mummy: Where are you going to hide it? Logan: I fink I eat it, I hide it in my mouth!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Love My Cube

I Love My Cube by Lukasmummy
I Love My Cube, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (April template Challenge 1) by Sharon Bertolino and Celebrate Girl by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Mirjam by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: You are now 6 months old and it’s amazing to see all of the little changes in you every day. You used to have no interest in any of the toys, except the dolls which you hated with a passion. But lately you have started to grasp the concept of holding things and passing them from hand to hand. The rabbit blanket was the first thing we found that you loved, that was closely followed by the duck rattle. There were other odd things that held your attention for a few moments at a time, but it wasn’t until we pulled out the cube (an old toy of Logan’s) that we found a firm favourite. You sat in your carseat and stared at yourself in the mirror under the flap, played with the ribbons, stroked the different textures, chewed the teething rings and just cuddled it for 2.5 hours! 9th April 2012.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nana Bradley

Nana Bradley by Lukasmummy
Nana Bradley, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (Simply Scallops, Template 1) by 3 Lil' Monsters Designs and Looking Forward by Jen C Designs. Fonts are Homemade Apple and Academy Engraved LET.
Journalling reads: If someone was to ask me to sum up my memories of Nana Bradley, I am not really sure where I would start. There are so many little things, that seemed unimportant when you she was alive, so insignificant but so undeniably her. Things like how whenever I visited her with Nan she would always pour me a glass of lemonade from the glass lemonade bottle, while we sat at the kitchen table in front of the window. The yellow cupboard doors and the unique smell, a mixture of tea and gingerbread biscuits mixed with something I could never quite put my finger on., but I would have known I was stood in her kitchen even if I was blindfolded. Or how when she was sitting talking to Nan in the living room I would sit and stare at all the ornaments and always count the ducks on the wall to make sure there was still 3 there, I remember always thinking that one day tone was bound to fly away. But more than anything else I remember the weekly visits to our house. Dad would go and pick her up from her flat and we would all eagerly await her arrival. Once she got there she would settle herself in the armchair in front of the television and watch WWF wrestling videos and drink cups of tea. When she got ill, none of us really had any idea of how serious it was, we had no experience of anyone being ill enough to die. Sure we had been to hospitals before but only for things like when Nan had her eye operations, or when she had that nasty infection in her leg. It was fathers day when she died and it was a shock to everyone. It was Father’s Day and Nan had been at the hospital all day with her. We had all stopped at the chip shop on the way home from the hospital. I will never forget how gutted Dad was, he had always had a real soft spot for her. I remember how we all had to go shopping for
funeral clothes, how nervous we all were because we had no idea what to expect since we had never been to a funeral before. I remember feeling sad that everyone was so eager to claim her things as there own. It just didn’t feel like her home without her in it and we were all eager to leave and go home. It makes me sad that she never got to meet so many of her grandchildren. I would have loved to have seen what she thought of becoming a great great great grandmother.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty by Lukasmummy
Sitting Pretty, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (Big Picture 2, Template 4), Celebrate Collection and Date Its Volume 1 all by Jen C Designs and Happy To My Toes Border Clusters Templates (Template 4) by Connie Prince. Font is DJB CT Laura by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: We always knew that having a little girl would be different to having boys. But honestly I can say we never really had any idea, in what sort of ways it would be different. We kind of figured on the house slowly filling up with pink and sparkly stuff, but didn’t think much more about it. So we were surprised when the first change was a developmental one. Both Lukas and Logan were sitting up unsupported by 4 months, but you are nearly 6 months and have no desire to sit up at all. If I try to sit you up, the result is always the same, you promptly look cross, dig your heels in and throw yourself backwards. I have tried quite a few different pillows and cushions to prop you up but none of them make a bit of difference, you still end up on your back grinning at me and looking pleased with yourself. But I think i have finally found a way to get you to sit up. I put your playmat into one of my washing backets and then sat you in it. There isn’t quite enough width for you to throw yourself backward, but once you stopped trying to do that, you did seem to enjoy sitting in there.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

1st Disco

1st Disco by Lukasmummy
1st Disco, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (Just Journaling 2, Template 3) and Celebrate Boy both by Jen C Designs. Fonts are DJB Emphatically Dirty and DJB Geeks Who Wear Glasses both by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: When the PTA decided to organise a disco as a fundraiser, we had no idea how much work would be involved, but seeing all of the kids reactions and how much fun they had made it worth it! 28/03/12.

Little Coupe

Little Coupe by Lukasmummy
Little Coupe, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (One Hit Wonder, Template 2) and Celebrate Girl, Celebrate Boy, Celebrate Cardstocks and Celebrate Alpha Addon.

April Timeline Cover

April Timeline Cover by Lukasmummy
April Timeline Cover, a photo by Lukasmummy on Flickr.

Credits: Layered template (Facebook Covers, Template 4 altered) by 3 Lil' Monsters Designs and Celebrate Boy, Celebrate Girl and Celebrate Alpha Addon all by Jen C Designs.