Oh yes, there are times where the mere notion of having a clone of myself has outstanding merit!! When there is a pile of dishes staring at me from the sink, send in the clone. When the floor under the table is covered yet again with food scraps after a meal, send in the clone. When small children wake up after only 45 minutes sleep when I was hoping for 2 hours of pure quiet..... send in the clone! See the fantasy of having a clone for all those jobs you are just so tired of doing over and over again. Just imagine having a clone to send out to work to earn money but you are still free to do the things you enjoy doing. OK enough of the fantasy, reality is that there will always be a BIG pile of dishes for me to do at the end of every meal, the floor will always need to be swept by me after a meal, the 7-10 loads of washing will still need to be done by me each and every week, not to mention putting all those clothes back in their respective draws, bathrooms will still need to be cleaned, baby butts will still have to be changed, food will still need to be cooked to feed the multitudes. There is a certain rhythm to being a SAHM and most of it revolves around doing tasks that will be undone before the day is out, no wonder there is so much appeal to having a clone to do all those jobs!!
Now Steph and Madison came over today and there was certainly a "send in the clone" moment when two little girls decided it would be a fantastic idea to "trash" Kaitlyns room! In fact I have never seen it, in quite this state before. Unfortunately for us, there was no clone, nor were there two little girls around at the time of clean up, they had performed a disappearing act! So the task fell upon Steph and I and it took some time! But of course we did capture some cuteness on video prior to the clean up!
These two girls had a fantastic day playing together. I also took a couple of quick shots of the two of them together as well. Love the affection this shot portrays.
Seriously, how cute are these two little girls! They played so well together, the biggest tears coming at the end of the visit when poor Madison objected strongly to having to go home!
I have actually been taking a few photos lately but have barely had time to edit any of them!! When Ashton was a newborn baby I used to have the laptop by the chair I fed him in and would sit and edit pics while watching TV and feeding him. Now he is older and upwardly mobile, trying to find time to edit pics has become quite a task! Here are a couple of those cute little critters I call my kids! LOL!
Soon this little guy will be running!!!!
Going back a couple of weeks ago, Paul had a Family Day for work, they had it at the Adelaide Zoo and there was face painting for the kids as well. So the little ones decided to get their face paint on!! Kaitlyn chose to be a pretty butterfly.
Ethan decided to stay in keeping with the Panda theme at the zoo.
Paul took this photo and entered it into the contest at work that was run in conjunction with the Family Fun Day. Guess what he WON!!! Ethan was very excited, he thinks it is all about him!! Funny thing is that the prize was a "Family" pass to see an A League game, but their definition of a family is 2 adults and 2 kids! Haha, that doesnt even get half our kids through the gate! I guess it will just be Paul and the 3 eldest boys going!
Now going back a couple of weeks ago, my best friend Kym sent me this most adorable gift! It is so totally gorgeous, sentimental and too top it off my kids adore it as well, since they have their names on it too. So a huge thankyou to my best friend for being so very thoughtful and kind!
OK, enough family stuff now and onto the scrappy stuff!! I am starting to get a little behind with my Color Room posts! But this was my take on Palette #20. I have been feeling a bit creatively blank lately, usually I get strong visual images in my head of what I want to create, but of late, there has been a void. So I decided to try playing with lots of techniques on this LO in order to create something. Taking a different tack, to help with my creative block and this was the result.
I also had a LO up on the Prima blog. I dont do a lot of cutesy girl LO's. I usually create feminine, girly stuff with lots of flourishes and flowers and swirls, but I have to extend myself with the new ranges by Prima. So this was my take on the "So Cute" range using the girly side.
It really is such a cute line and I have really enjoyed working with the boy side of these papers, but you will have to wait to see what I did with those. It is now late, and I still have things to do! If only I could send in the clone!!! But that is my fantasy world and reality is, it is up to me! So thanks for stopping by and reading my ranting!!!