Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's Christmas Show time....

Almost time for our skating Christmas Show (December 6,7) so I seem to have spent all my time lately organising and making costumes for other people. Muchkin boot covers for Wizard of Oz, witch dresses for Wicked, headpieces for Lion King, basic white leos for Christmas theme. I wonder what some of the other parents are doing? They certainly are not doing anything to help. (That's my whinge for the day!)
This year is Simon's 20th show so it is a mix of diferent items from previous shows. They are also doing Thriller, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Little Mermaid We haven't started looking for Bec's things yet and dress rehearsal is Saturday. This year she is only skating for part of the show and the rest she will be the MC.
I will be so glad when it is over for another year - then maybe I can play in my scraproom....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Calling all scrappers....

Do you have left over scrapping supplies, a little time and the willingness to make a difference in a child's life? Southern Cross Kids Camps are again asking for assistance to produce 6x6 pages for the children's camp albums. These children have suffered abuse, neglect or other problems. Each child is given a 20 page album as a record of their time in camp and for some these are the only photos they have. The links on my sidebar will take you to Julie's blog and the SCKC site. The target is 6300 pages for the year but as the first camps are in January it is time to get started.
The pages should be simple - space for a 5x3.5" photo and a spot for some journalling. The layout is best if it can be used for both landscape and portrait photos as this makes it more versatile and we need pages for suitable for girls and boys (not really "girly" pastel layouts)
My first batch is ready is ready to send.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wow - 24 years.....


It's our 24th wedding anniversary today so I am posting a photo taken by Helen Vella at our team dinner in Perth. This would probably be the only photo taken of the two of us together for at least 2 years.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bye Molly....

It has been a sad week in our home - one of our rats lost her battle with cancer. Em is so devoted to her little friends and they love her just as much. Molly was her "special" one and was usually found tucked under her pony tail or in the hood of her jacket. We knew her time was close on Cup Day so between Em and I we held her for several hours until she passed. Although Em was extremely upset I was very proud of the way in which she acted that day. I would love to see her working with animals.

Em took this of the girls playing with Bec - Nat (the black and white one) is such a little fatty, she must have been eating Molly's share of their food. Looks like ratty diet coming on.

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Big brother's sympathetic comment - "when can we get a cat?"

Halloween - part 2.....

Thought I should show you Emily's Halloween effort - her t-shirt says it all "Good Girl Gone Bad"

She had a great time skating with her Bad Fairy friend, Elissa. It is lovely to watch the changes in her lately - although I don't know whether my wallet is going to survive the shopping trips...