Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ready for school

The clothes are all ready and bags packed for the first day of school. Phew! Sara's very excited, Hayley less so. Hopefully they'll both get a good night's sleep tonight. Hayley is also starting tennis lessons after school - so a big day.

Here's a layout of Hayley I did on the weekend - Unique.



On another note the new series of 24 started last night. Remember the strange partner in Ally McBeal (I forget his name)? He's an advisor to the President which was a bit bizarre at the start. I find myself expecting him to come out with some weird comment or mannerism.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Layout - Live Loud

I had this photo of Sara which I love but because it was blurry I hadn't used it. They had a challenge at ES to use a photo that wasn't perfect so I used this. It really captures the loud full on side of Sara well.


Buckets of water

I've started up bucketing out the bath water onto our front lawn again. I know it seems like a bit of pain but I actually don't mind. When the kids are in bed each night I start - I get a bit of exercise and it really makes a difference to the lawn. Here's a picture - it's already starting to sprout green again.

Swimming and cooking

Hayley and Ethan went back to swimming lessons yesterday. Ethan was extremely keen. I could see him jumping around with his hand up "my turn, my turn". The 4:00 lessons were all messed up so Hayley has been put into a different group. She's in the deep end which is better. She couldn't wipe the smile off her face and told me proudly afterwards how she'd been put up a level.

Ethan helped make tea last night. He mashed up the cherry tomatoes, ripped up bread and pured the egg mixture all over the bench - lots of fun.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Breathe

Well, this is my first post on here. I'm keeping the blog private for now. . I'm trying to take a new approach in life this year. I really want to enjoy the moments because I feel like I'm always rushing and never appreciating now. A few deep breaths and just walking a little bit slower seem to work wonders. I hope that if I slow down and take a few deep breaths I will be able to enjoy the kids more and not be so uptight. With this in mind I have picked my one little word (read more about it here) and it is BREATHE.