Kaitlyn is captvating me with her cute little conversations. They do not necessarily even have to be with anyone other than herself! Often while I am driving, I hear her counting away in her carseat.... 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,6 (what????) 7,6,2,3,4,6 (yes there it is again, the number 6!). Now, just when you think she is a sweet girl, comes the repetition of the same number, 6,6,6! Maybe she is secretly trying to tell me she something! I have no idea where the fascination with the number 6 comes from, but if you ask her how old she is, more often than not she will say 6! Sometimes I think she is 2 going on 6 but that is a whole other story!
She sings to herself all the time and just loves to sit on my lap, or climb behind my back while I am sitting on a chair and ask all sorts of questions. Over and over again. Yes the same question, over and over until my patience is worn completely thin and I tell her, I have answered that already. Needless to say I have to repeat that answer several times as well!! Now I studied primary teaching for a couple of years and one of the techniques I remember being taught was the broken record technique, just keep repeating your request in the same tone, over and over and over until the child gives up. Well, I tell you what, Miss Kaitlyn has that technique down pat with me, I swear she could out "broken record" me any day of the week. It becomes mind numbingly aggrevating! Sometimes those little conversations are not so adorable, but that is part of the journey of parenthood!!
Now while I am on the antics of the children, take a look at this face, but I warn you, don't believe that those massive big eyes are totally innocent!!
This little boy is not fooling me with this fake Mr Innocent look! In one week he has been caught out bullying, lying, swearing and forging parental signatures along with trying to fill his pockets with the bag ties at the supermarket! OK, the latter is not stealing an item you have to pay for but it is the principle that counts and trying to stuff a handful into your pockets counts as deceiptful behaviour. I am at a loss as to what is going on in his brain! On the flip side of all of this he can be adorably loving, and a real little comedian. Hopefully this time of angst will pass and the adorable boy will take up residence once more. Crossing my fingers!!!!
This week has also seen Cameron buy his ripstick with his birthday money and then I have endured the fights about him not wanting Lachlan to use it!! Brotherly Love at its best!! Mind you Lachlan got his own back as Cameron had to go to school camp, so he hasnt been home for the last few days, so Lachlan had the opportunity to use it! But irony of irony, Lachlan ended up with a bout of tonsilitis and has been too sick to make use of this situation!!
I decided to take a couple more pictures of Ashton this week as well. He has really taken to sitting up by himself now, but has that very unsteady style of a baby just learning a new thing!! I sat him up in his sleeping basket as at least if he fell backward it would be a soft landing! I then dragged it to my front door again, for that beautiful natural light and took a few pictures of him!
These last couple of pictures show that he is well and truly in the oral stage of Fruedian development!! Every single thing makes its way into his mouth and gets well and truly slobbered on. He still looks pretty cute in my opinion and oh so much like Cameron did as a baby!
I have had a whole new batch of DT assignments given last week, a mag commission, a guest DT request and a whole lot of other things including teaching a Prima class. I feel suddenly swamped by a whole heap of work but it is over a couple of months, but for some reason, I always feel like they are pressing on me immediately. Talk about living the saying, no rest for the wicked!!! LOL!! But like all of these things, most of this work will be a long time before I can share it, besides I have to do the pages first!!
I have had a few things I can share though! I had to do a LO with Rose Moka Pique Nique range for Aussie Scrap Source blog. It was so very bright and I used a lot of black to break it up and help each of the colours pop on their own.
I have also had a couple of layouts on the Prima site too. I tried to create a digi inspired LO by using lots of Prima stamps and layering them. This was so daunting to stick together after I had designed it! Somehow I pieced it back together and I was quite happy with the results.
I was also asked if I could decorate up a piece of clothing using the new Prima foam Stamps by Donna Downey. These are big stamps and they really are quite lovely for stamping onto fabric. I quickly did this t-shirt for the Prima blog.
I used both versacraft ink for the flowers and a special fabric paint for the leaves and stems. I have to admit that the versacraft inks give a nicer result in my opinion and once ironed they are colorfast and wash and wear very well.
Now i mentioned earlier about being asked to teach a Prima class, well it is for SIA in Sydney in May! I will be teaching a fabulous class filled with great technique for the retailers attending SIA, there will be techniques involving paintables, colouring Prima innoscence flowers, texturising paper and even a bit more! It is a pretty, girly LO and should be a lot of fun!! So if you are attending SIA and doing the classes I cant wait to see you there.TFL