Tuesday, September 30, 2008

bling bling bling

No not kaiser or any other put on a L.O. but one you put on your finger. Justin decided it was time he put aring on my finger that meant forever( if being married wasn't forever enough). So here it is my beautiful platinum bling that goes so well with the other 2.

Count down to SENZ. Must go buy some PJ's for the party and decide what i am gonna take, I only have 9 days til we go!!!! ahhggg it has just sunk in though that i leave my litle baby( who is really no longer a baby) behind. First time away from me. I know big boy will be fine( oh and Oliver) hee hee. Sure the boys will be triple trouble while I'm having fun in the big smoke.

No Oli/Keiran news just same old same old. No more accidents and touch wood we have zapped the bugs although daylight saving has buggered (am I allowed to write that) up our clocks and boys go to bed far too late at mo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ERO- at last they have gone!!

Well, school will be back to normal tomorrow with ERO gone. They didn't come anywhere near me which was quite strange; but all good in my eyes. I am now onto my last term with them which will be quite sad. I have had an awesome time at Puni but I guess next year will mean being a Mum there; not a teacher.

I have had a the most horrible cough this week and very little sleep. Keiran as usual has something to with that!!! He has 2 ear infections this. Not again I hear you all say. Yep a very sickly household. Hooray for school holidays and lots of rest.

Take a look at Keiran's fat lip. Good one eh? He fell twice hitting it both times and making it grow twice as big. I don't do blood too well and boy did it bleed. Sugar! The best found solution for bleeding mouths. Thanks to a friend who gave me that advice. It tastes good, stops them screaming and seams to stop the bleeding too. Not sur ewhat the dentist would say mind.

Oli has had a great week withthe Kindy disco being a great hit. He danced away the night. The car show was little tiring the next day though.
keiran's talking so much more and the word train makes every little phrase he says. So cute.

I had so much fun meeting some of my online scrapping friends. Didn't achieve much scrapping but had a ball. I laughed and chatted Saturday away.

Ok off now to do dinner and get the family ready for the night xxxx

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Well tonight will be the last time I walk out of the bathroom when the boys are bathing. I know very naughty but just went to do something very quickly and you guessed it! About 2 secs after I left keiran and Oli had a tiff and Keiran ended under the water. No damage done, just a heart flutter for Mum and a big warning!!!!!!!

Really finding it hard to use my guest designer RAK. just want my L.O's to be perfect and so I'm struggling. Quite girly flower paper that I love so maybe it will be used on a me page??!! could almost be used for a me baby photo; who knows, watch this space.

It's Kindy disco tomorrow night and boy are us girls gonna hit the floor and shake our stuff. Probably the last time we can, before the boys tell us we are embarrasing. I had the hair cut trip today and all of us look slightly more respectable. I took a sideways glance in the huuuuge mirror and yep that was the last pineapple fritter I eat ever!!!!! Not sure a small elephant will look good strutting her stuff. Might just have to sneak down the shops and find something to wear.(shhhh don't tell DH)

Ok gonna make a resolution and try to get to bed before 11pm each night. So on that note, goodnight, sweet dreams and catch ya soon.xxLol
Ps. here is my last week L.O for the Olympics. Just love this pic of Oli. Must do a Keiran page next.

Monday, September 15, 2008

thank you my stalkers

just to start I must say Hi and thanks to those who are stalking me here. I have made some wonderful new friends through scrap booking and have to admit to being computer hooked. I love that I have online mates and share such a cool hobby with lovely ladies out there. I always thought chat rooms, blogs etc... were for people who have nothing better to do. Now I know they are for people who love to chat and find time for being with others- blow the washing if you can chat to friends and have fun!!

This week has been yet another busy one with the normal Hicks routines. I went back to work on Thurs feeling slightly more human. The head is now attached and my throat not so croaky. The kids at school have their production this week so I am having a quiet teaching week. We have lots of end of term jobs to tie up and a class room to decorate and make it look like a working room rather than the furniture dumping room before ERO arrive next week. HELP!!!!

The boys both seem to be coming down with yet another bug. keiran has cheeks like little red apples and poor kid coughed his way through the night. Oli has slept all weekend. Not eaten much and been quite flushed looking. Oh please I really can't take any more days off work.

So here are this weeks pages. I have completed a sketch challenge which was thrown together and I also want to do another which will take a little more thought. The Monet garden pictures have really bugged me as I wanted to make them special but they were hard to scrap. I rather like this page that was this weeks Bossy scrapper. Each Sunday night I am hooked to a chat room. Having fun with fellow scrappers and one being the bossy lady. She gives us our instructions on how to build the page. How we interpret them is up to us. Amazing to see how we all come up with such different L.O's. Thanks Danice for this one!!!

Isn't it great that spring has finally arrived. Look at these gorgeous blooms that have opened up in the garden. Oli found a dandelion clock today and had fun blowing it. I love this time of year in Nz, and have done since the year we arrived here. The warmth of the sun is lovely and the colours around are just stunning. The blue skies still make me stop in my tracks. Somehow we just don't get those back home in England. Oli had fun at a friend's feeding their lamb bubblegum.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

ARGGGH yuk sick and cold!

AGGGHHHH to Winter, I am over the rain, cold and feeling unwell. Decided to go to the doctors for myself for once. Yep the doctor said you are under the weather!! So now I'm on antibiotics and other little round things to swallow which will hopefully rid the bugs. having some days off work to get back on track. The brain is too fuzzy to teach anything. Wen tto a meeting this morning and felt very uncoordinated.
My entry into the scrap Olympics was not one of my best this week. I like it even so and another page is filed into Keiran's album. The sinus problem is making my head very cloudy and unable to be creative. Was only allowed 10 items on this page which set a hard challenge for me!! The colours are terrible as I took the photo late at night but nevermind.

Joined in with the bossy scrapper on Sunday night hoping it might spark some creativity but instead I got cross with my dimensional magic and had little metal stars stuck everywhere!! I revisited my page the next day and fixed it up and it is a little more pleasing now ( 4 photos later and lots of glue remover!!) Most of all I enjoy the banter between the girls. This week we had a very fun and bossy sargeant major who took us on a night boot camp ( hee hee) no wine, cupcakes and drawer inspections this week.

I have decided to concentrate on my 8x8 album during the bossy scrapper eves and that way I might get the UK/france trip intoo an album. I might even do some of the other challenges in this size too! It is a tricky size to da as the photos eithe rfill the page or need too be cut down. But hey am always up for a challenge.

As for the rest of the Hicks';they are all fine. We enjoyed Father's Day together and Oli went to a 5th birthday party. It was quite strange to leave him at a party for the 1st time! It is becoming a little sad seeing his friends move onto school. Oli is starting to miss his friends already. I am still indecisive about which school he will go to. Logic says Puni with me so that I don't have to run around like a blue ass fly but I would like him to go to school with a few of his old friends. Will go and look at Mauku although we are not too sure because it is so very small.

Keiran has started waking in the night again so that adds to my tiredness. he is such a busy boy and his teachers at preschool tell me he is very advanced.mmmmm I think he just wants to be 4 like his brother.

Justin sold his big yellow bike and so we now can pay for the lovely air conditioner we use regularly. He is hoping to find a not so fast track bike to have a little fun on. He is now buying Lotto tickets in hope.......