Credits: Layered template (May 16-31st 2012 Template Challenge) by Ryan Casleton (Roseytoes Designs) and Divalicious and Timeless both by Jen C Designs.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Credits: Layered template (Spring Templates, Template 1) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz) and Breath Of Fresh Air by Jen C Designs. Font is Georgia.
Journalling reads: We decided it would be a nice treat to take the kids to Hinksey Park. The plan was swimming in the outdoor pool and enjoying a snack at the cafe, before feeding the ducks, geese and swans and then spending the afternoon playing in the park. Nothing really went to plan, and by the time we got to the park nobody was in a very good mood. Everyone cheered up a bit after swimming but Lukas kept being a pain and tormenting Logan. After an hour we said it was time to get out, Leia and Logan were starting to get cold, this set off a tantrum because Lukas didn’t get his own way about going and playing in the sprinklers. Then we had an incident with Lukas touching stuff he had been told not to, outside the cafe and getting us all told off by the manager, even though we apologised for Lukas’s behaviour, we were feeling too embarrassed to queue up and buy food. As we headed over towards the pond we were all hungry and feeling miserable. Usually everyone feeding the birds and we had saved up a whole carrier bag full of bread, so we could feed them for longer. As we started to get out the bread, we spotted these teeny tiny baby geese. They were so cute and fluffy that we forgot all about how grumpy we had been feeling. These ones were obviously a bit more mature as they looked just like the adult geese only smaller and fluffier, but there were some smaller one that looked like balls of fluff on legs. It was adorable watching them trying to eat chunks of bread that were bigger than they were although they seemed to prefer eating the crumpets. We didn’t get manage to get many photos though as the adults kept hissing at us when we got close.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Credits: Layered template (Long Photo Template) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz) and Count Your Blessings (slightly recoloured) by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Heart Of Dixi by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: I saw this dress for you when I was pregnant and fell in love. I had to buy it because it was so unusual. Then it kind of got misplaced and forgotten about. When I came across it by accident I was disappointed that you were almost too big for it, but it was still acceptable worn as a top with your skinny jeans. When I started taking these photographs I was just hoping for one decent one of you looking cute in the dress. But as I was clicking away over and over again I realized that I was capturing so much more than that. The boys always liked to suck on stuff like their clothes, tags. blankets etc, but they never really had that much interest in their hands or thumbs. You on the other hand can never seem to get enough fingers in your mouth to make you happy. I love how these photos show all of your cute expressions and your playful personality. I even managed to get a few of you sucking your fingers and picking your nose at the same time, way to multi task baby! 30/03/12
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Credits: Layered template (Lots Of Layers 2, Template 3) and Strawberry Fields both by Jen C Designs. Font is The Deck by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: I came across this adorable little rag dolly while shopping on the Build-A-Bear website. You are now 7 months old and you have just started to show some interest in playing with toys. So I thought it was about time that I got her out for you to play with. I sat you in the pushchair and put the dolly in your lap and then waited to see what you would do with her. At first you just held her in your arms and stared at her. Then you started turning her around and around. Next you tipped her upside down before deciding that all you really wanted to do was pull her hair and try and rip her clothes off. 19th May.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Credits: Layered template (Snapshot, Template 1, slightly altered) and Rainbow Daydream both by Jen C Designs. Font is Caviar Dreams.
Journalling reads: I came across these old photos of you on the SD card from Daddy’s old phone. I vaguely remember Daddy taking you to the local indoor play area once without me. I know that I wasn’t with you on this trip, because I would have been far too busy telling you off, for doing something as insane as throwing yourself headfirst down the giant slide to stop and take any photographs of you doing it. This is really dangerous Lukas, you could have really hurt yourself or someone else! 5th October 2008.
Credits: Layered template (Large and In Charge Volume 2, Template 2) by Tracy Anderson (Trixie Scraps) and Corduroy Girl Elements, Corduroy Girl Papers and Corduroy Girl Polka Dot Papers. Font is The Basic by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: When you were born, Auntie Lisa bought you these tiny little pink fur lined boots. You were 4 months old, before your feet were big enough to fit in them. I found you this pair of cute skinny jeans to wear at the same time for some photos. I thought they would make a nice thank you gift for Auntie Lisa. Unfortunately you got really sick a few days before I took the photo. So you looked really miserable and full of cold. Poor baby girl.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Credits: Layered template (May 2012 Template Challenge) by Crystal Sweeney (Inspired Designs by Crystal) and Rainbow Daydreams (slightly recoloured) and Rainbow Daydreams Addon Alphas both by Jen C Designs. Font is The Thickest by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: When Ella came around to play she bought her girly set of megablocks. At first you made a fuss about playing with pink blocks, but you soon got so involved in building “the fort” that you forgot all about it. Both of you played really nicely together and had a lovely time. After these photos were taken we added in your set of Monster Megablocks too, so that you could make your fort even bigger.
Monday, May 07, 2012
Credits: Layered template (Cookin Up 1 4x6, Template 4) by Melanie Colosimo and In the Kitchen by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs. Fonts are The Typewriter and The Shady Sailor both by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: Ingredients: 3 small/medium sweet potatoes, 4-5 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon or 1 vegetable stock cube, 1 Kiwi fruit, Salt and pepper, water and frylight.
Method: Peel and roughly chop the sweet potato and garlic. Heat up a pan and spray with frylight. Add garlic and lightly fry for a minute or two, ensuring garlic does not brown. Add the sweet potato, season generously with salt and pepper and stir. Allow to cook in the pan for a few minutes before covering with water Add the vegetable bouillion or stock. Bring to a simmer, cover and allow to cook until sweet potato softens (10-15 minutes). Transfer to a blender, add the peeled and chopped kiwi and blitz until smooth. It should be thick and rich.
Credits: Layered template (Cookin Up 1 4x6, Template 1) by Melanie Colosimo and In The Kitchen by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Fonts are The Typewriter and The Squash both by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: Standard size cupcakes - makes 24 - approx 1/2 syn each. Mini size cupcakes - makes 48 - Approx 1/4 syn each. Ingredients: 56g self raising flour or 28g self raising flour and 28g cocoa powder, 9 tablespoons of sweetener,
6 eggs, 2 teaspoons of orange, lemon or vanilla essence.
Method: Gather ingredients. Seperate eggs then whisk up egg whites until stiff. In a seperate bowl whisk egg yolks with essence of choice and sweetener. Add 1/4 of the egg white and beat until mixture is a pale yellow. Add the flour gradually and fold into the mixture. Then add the rest of the egg whites and fold in. Divide mixture equally into a cupcake tin. Bake in oven on 180 degrees or gas mark 4/5 for 10/12 minutes oe until golden and firm to the touch.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Credits: Layered template (May 2012 template) by Moon Designs and Rainbow Daydream by Jen C Designs. Font is The Emo Kid by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: When Lukas went to the summer play scheme at iKidz, there was one day where Daddy had to go to work. That meant that I had to get you both ready and take Lukas there for 8am. Because we would have had to drop Lukas off, come home and then go all the way back again a few hours later, so I decided it would be much simpler for me and you to spend the day in the indoor play area on the ground floor. You had a lovely time running around a playing with the toys especially the little coupe car. At first you were scared of going through the tunnel at the top of this slide, but you soon got over it and happily went up and down.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Credits: Layered template (March Template Thursday Freebie) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz) and Rainbow Daydream by Jen C Designs. Font is The Great Escape by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: We always try to do something special for your birthday, we usually let you decide what we do within reason. You decided this year you wanted to go to a local indoor play area, which at the time was called Jamboray. Somehow you managed to convince me to climb up through the obstacle course and then slide down the giant plastic rainbow slide, with you on my lap. To this day I am still not entirely sure how you convinced me to do it. I am scared of heights for a start, add in the fear of being too fat to fit through the obstacles or getting stuck on the slide, I can only assume it was a moment of madness on my part, or maybe just wanting to make you happy on your birthday. We slightly underestimated just how fast my trousers would skid on the surface of the slide, so we ended up flying off the end and landing in a heap of giggles at the bottom. We didn’t manage to catch any of it on camera because we were going far too fast. But Daddy did manage to get this one fairly decent one, of us sat at the bottom. Seeing the look of pure happiness and joy on your face made me forget any discomfort or embarassment I had felt. I guess that is why at the end of the day I ended up completely exhausted and had lost count of how many more times you made me do this. Happy 5th Birthday.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Credits: Layered template (Singular Focus, Template 3), Made In Heaven Boy Elements, Made in Heaven Boy Papers and Made In Heaven Polka Dot Papers all by Jen C Designs. Font is The Serifs Sister by Heather Hess.
Journalling reads: It was only when Mandy came to visit with her new grandson, that we first realised just how tiny Leo was. In special care there had been comments about how small he was, but surrounded by all the other premature babies we couldn’t really see what they were making such a fuss about. In our arms he didn’t really seem to be that much smaller than Lukas had been when he was little, but next to this baby, who if I remember rightly was a bit younger than him, he looked like some kind of little doll. He must have been at least 2 months old when this was taken, and I remember he wasn’t even wearing 7.5lb clothes. Michelle texted me this photograph a couple of weeks after Leo died.
Credits: Layered template (Blends Volume 1, Template 4), Made In Heaven Boy Elements (slightly recoloured), Made In Heaven Boy Papers, Made In Heaven Polka Dot Papers and CU Stained Paper Overlays (retired) all by Jen C Designs and All Stacked Up Clusters Volume 1 Template 4 by Rachel Jefferies (Captivated Visions).