Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's My Birthday Today

But first a recap on the week that was..

Thursday was the last day of school, for Megan and Jessica. They had a school picnic and enjoyed the day. I had been stressing, in a stress free kind of way, about when I would get things done so I took Elizabeth and Lucy to Mum and Dad's for the day/night and headed into town. Dave came in at lunchtime, by which time I had knocked off most of the list so we had lunch together, which was rather nice :) Dave then picked up Megan and Jessica from school while I headed home to find that the parcel man had been and I had to go collect this

The lovely people from Canon had emailed me asking if I would like to take part in their new Online community and had sent me a Selphy printer to use for the next three months, how cool! AND ITS YELLOW!!! Yum!! I had to wait till the weekend to set it up but have already printed out some photos and hoping to find time to check out the program it came with :) I love that it's really portable AND that it can print straight from your camera or bluetooth phone without having to hook up to a computer.

Thursday afternoon Dave flew out to Brisbane, for work, and Friday Megan, Jessica and I did some more Christmas shopping before going to Mum and Dad's to get Elizabeth and Lucy. Dave got home late Friday night. While I waited for him to get home I scrapped

Saturday morning Elizabeth came in to say "I just found this in my teeth". She handed me something, I turned on the light to find that she had pulled out her tooth, her first.

made me cry! Another of my babys has started loosing their teeth. Another sign of them growing up.... only one left now... boo hoo! But Elizabeth loves her gap ;)

On Friday I had taken the girls to buy their holiday cereal. Each holidays they are allowed a box of cereal, whatever they want. Through the year they eat cornflakes or weet-bixs so its a time when they get to have a box of their own choosing. Normally we only get one box but it just doesn't last long so this year they got a box each, but they share.

So Saturday morning they got to eat :)

Saturday was also filled with a visit from Allison and other odd bits... ODD I SAY...

Sunday we spent the day at home, chillin' with some family time before our house guest, Dave's Aunty, returned. Summer has finally arrived and with summer comes...


and cricket

and we enjoyed both!

We also took some time to make these

ready for our Christmas giving :)

Made this mini album/altered board book for my sister, for Christmas.

I'd love to show you the inside pages, but my sister has asked me not to use the photos online so you will just have to be content with another shot of the front cover ;)

Speaking of my sister, it's her birthday on Christmas day. So I made this for her

Over the weekend we bought the girls some new outside chairs, they had previously had second hand plastic ones that had become brittle from the sun and broken.

Yesterday Dave had to fly to Melbourne for work, so the day started rather early. The girls filled the day with MANY things. Including hallway croquet

board games, including Chess

I made another mini/altered board book. This one is for Mum and Dad.

again I can't show you my sisters kids but here are the pages of our 4 rabbits ;)

And now to today... Yup today I am 37. Dave and the girls gave me this

and Dave had the pleasure of making me the first cup :)

and there you have it... our week in a nutshell! Just waiting for Dave to get home from work, he had to go in to put in some papers etc and then he is on holidays till near the end of January YAYAYAYYAYAYAY, then we are off to Mum and Dad's for lunch.
Hope you all have a superly wonderful Christmas, I doubt I will be back in here before then, and stay safe :)
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  1. oooooh happy, happy birthday you!!!

    : .)

  2. Happy Birthday Sharmaine! GOD bless you with abundance of all you desire {as I can see now! LOL!}
    Now you can enjoy a cuppa with scrapbooking!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    FABULOUS photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeee that your baby lost her FIRST TOOTH!!!! HOW EXCITING!!! :):):):):):):)

    And LOVING your LO's and projects! :):):):) They are GORGEOUS as always! :):):):)

    Again, Happy Birthday and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! :):):):):):):):)

    Julie :):):):):)

  4. *happy birthday!!!*
    Xx Jess

  5. OMG.. i love reading about your week! and how awesome for having the printer!! i saw it here the other day and thought it's sooooooooo cute!

  6. happy birthday sharmaine!! :)

    and merry christmas!


    Looks like you guys are having so much fun. I love seeing your creative work. I hope you have a lovely day!

  8. Happy birthday to you!
    And Merry Christmas too!
    *waves and hugs from over here*

    And HAPPY HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you & your wonderful family.
    It's been so lovely to catch up with you again this year, & to share the lives of your gorgeous girls with you both. Thank you for all the inspiration throughout the year. Looking forward to a wonderful 2009 for us all.
    Love & Hugs to you all.........Marg

  10. Happy Birthday for yesterday :-) Hope you had a lovely day. Great present!!

    Cool printer too. Wonder if it can stay extra long at your house! heheee

    Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and our very best wishes for the new year.

  11. ooooh....i didnt know.....ah...a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you...so now i have a reason for a prezzie..he he he!

    ps: love all your handmade gifts! wish i have time to do some!

  12. Happy Birthday Sharmaine..hope you enjoyed your day..love your layout and projects.Merry Christmas to you and your family..

  13. Happy Birthday! And your sister's birthday too! That must be exciting and soo hectic at Christmastime! :)

  14. Happy Birthday Sharmaine! And very happy holidays to you and your family!

  15. Anonymous1:18 AM

    Sharmaine, I am wishing you a very happy birthday! :)
    I'm thinking of you lots xx

  16. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!
    I love the minis and congrats on the printer form canon!!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  17. Happy Birthday ♥

    Woohoo you are blessed with beautiful kids, awesome hubby...espresso maker, canon printer, SUMMERTIME and icepoles!! Yay yay. So happy for you.

    OhiO-USA-Cold cold and wintery cold...raining ice last night. No sun for many days to come.

    Again Happy Birthday,
    have a wonderfully scrappy day!!

  18. Merry, Merry Christmas!!


  19. Happy birthday and Merry Christmas! I can't imagine having Christmas in the summer even though it never snows here. We associate Christmas with snowmen, snowflakes, etc. Regardless, it doesn't change the message of the season.

    I wish you all the best,

  20. Sharmaine, Happy Belated Birthday to you.:) and wish you & your family a Merry Christmas!!!


  21. Belated Birthday Wishes to you!!! Hope you had a wonderful day but by the looks of it, you did.

    Love all the creativity. That altered board book for Mum and Dad is really really gorgeous!


  22. very happy and very belated birthday to you Sharmaine.

    i hope you guys have a blessed new year!

  23. Happy Belated Birthday Sharmaine!
    Merry Christmas and have a Great 2009! :)


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