I have listened to the pleas of Miss Kaitlyn for quite some time requesting a "real" dog or a "real" cat and I have been blocking my ears and humming lalalalalalala in an effort to avoid any additional work in our household, but this week I caved! A new addition has arrived and it is cute, cuddly and rather furry! Miss Kaitlyn is one VERY happy girl! There is debate in our household though as to whether it is the entire families pet or Kaitlyns!! Kaitlyn thinks it is entirely hers and the boys are in quite some disagreement with her, adamant it is all of theirs. So, when they pester me about it I blatantly tell them, if it weren't for Katilyn's pleading then "Tickles" would never have come to our family!! I have not gone as far to say it is 'her' kitten, but it kind of is! LOL!
Kaitlyn went to bed the first night with "Tickles" sleeping on the mini couch next to her bed. Just before I went to bed I popped Tickles in the laundry to prevent any nasty little surprises in the monring. Well, Miss Kaitlyn woke up at 6am, wandering through the house looking for her and promptly popped her into bed and this is how I found them! Too cute! Mind you, Kaitlyn looks like she could have done with another couple of hours of sleep in this picture! (yes I forgot to change the date of my watermark on that first picture!)
As you can see, Tickles is providing great amusement for the whole family! Tonight she decided that my dangly earings made great toys and was swiping away at them! I quickly took them out before I had a nasty accident involving caught kitten claws and ripped earlobes!
On a seperate note, today was Australia Day and we had a lovely BBQ lunch at the lovely Jane Cocks' house. I first met Jane years ago when I owned my Scrapbooking Shop and ironically we now work together at Adelaide University. In fact we share an office together! Such a small world! But before we arrived there, I found myself waiting for DH to return from doing some work, so to kill some time, I had Lachlan take some photos! I may have edited them a bit afterwards! ;)
It is so hard to get photos with the kids, but I think I have found the answer now that Lachlan is getting older and is quite good at framing a shot. He loves to take photos, so that is even better! For those that know me quite well, you may also notice I have a fringe now! I was bored the other day so I decided to cut my hair and give myself a fringe! I am so glad I did as it is so much softer around my face. Mind you, I have to blow dry that little bit of hair and get the hair straightener onto it every day now, unless I want an unruly mess of frizz around my face! I suddenly feel 'high maintenance'! I am quite used to brushing my wet hair into a ponytail, quickly putting on mascara and lipstick and dashing out the door! I very rarely go to much more trouble than that most days! Having said that, I do have a full face of make-up on in these pictures!
On the scrapping front, I have done sooooo much this first month of 2012! With the frantic pace of CHA I have created 18 LO's, 17 cards, 4 OTP's and am now exhausted! My dining room table has been taken over with my scrap stuff and I have forced the family to eat outside for every meal! Hopefully things settle down in February! I can share a few projects with you now....
This LO uses the new Prima En Francais line.
and this LO using Prima Almanac line...
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