Hearty Pox

Marked with love.

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Thanks Cayley!

Cayley and Elisha have this thing they say.  If they’re happy with something someone has said or done they’ll say, “I’ll give you x number of stickers.”  And if they’re not happy, “You’re not getting any stickers!!”

I must have done something good today.

Thankful!

Tonight we had the scariest choking incident we’ve had so far.  As far as choking goes it wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t very pleasant either.

Such a reminder that life is so precious and very, very fragile.

God has been teaching me so much over the last months about what a treasure each day, no, each moment is with my family.  I am so thankful for them.

Cayley has a terrible cold at the moment – extremely sore throat – and yet although miserable at times she has been just beautiful.  Looks like Jos and Brett might be coming down with it too.  Praying that it doesn’t hang around too long.  And yet thankful for these moments too.

Bookmark Junkie

I decided my filing system for my bookmarks wasn’t up to scratch, and so I’ve slowly been going through and re-sorting them.  I’ve got a lot.

Brett showed me how to work out how many – quickly.

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That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Easter Sunday

After church this morning we went to Mum and Dad’s (Brett’s) for lunch and to hang out with them.  It was a lovely afternoon.  And I took the opportunity to get some snaps of the kids in their beautiful garden.

Got some great shots, that really captured some of their ‘looks’.

Tried for a family one first, sadly the first one was the best, but I hadn’t noticed Cayleys’ dress was all ballooned up at the back…
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Elisha with his half smile.
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Jos.
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Cayley with her “Smile Cayley!” smile.
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And looking a little more contemplative.
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Got this great quote via Kerryn today… ‘Take ‘Christ’ out of Christian & all you’re left with is ‘Ian’ & Ian aint gonna help anyone’ ~J. John

Park Day

We spent much of today outside at parks.  And what a glorious day for it!

First up, a get together with our mums’ group and others.  The kids had a great time having so many friends to play with.

The giant soccer ball was definitely a hit with the kids, and Elisha especially seemed to take a shine to it.  It was not quite so popular with the parents who had to keep chasing it right across the oval, as it took off with every little puff of wind.
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I had to laugh at Jos.  For ages he sat and just watched everyone and took it all in.  Eventually he got into it too!
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Thanks Karen, for the great idea, and all the fantastic games and equipment you brought along.  Like I said… you know it’s been a hit when the kids aren’t happy about going home.

After a bit of time at home, and a sleep for Jos it was time to head to Gran and Opa’s place.  There was food, biscuit decorating and an Easter egg hunt… all of which I took no photos of because I was busy or the kids were moving too fast for me to catch on the camera.  After all the excitement (and sugar) a trip to the park was in order.  More fun.

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I’m not sure exactly what is going on here (in Elisha’s thoughts), but apparently frisbee is serious business.
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Because Reading Is So Hard

While we were in Busselton, much time was spent browsing through the book shelves of second hand shops.

Much reading was done too.  It was nice.  I love reading, but don’t very often take the time to do it outside of holidays.

After returning to Perth I was doing a bit of opshopping for clothes, but of course I also had to browse the book shelves.

I purchased a copy of ‘The Constant Gardener’, which was an interesting read.  There was something other than the story that makes a good talking point however…
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Until this purchase, I wasn’t actually aware that reading was something that caused discomfort!

An Off Morning

Today Brett took the morning off work, took Elisha to school and took Cayley and Jos to playgroup – so that I could have the morning off.

It was so good.

Of course I had an agenda, and I never leave things to the last minute, so while he was out I did some scrapbooking.  Which needed to be finished for the Fab 4 Easter Challenge over at The Little Scrapbook Shop.

I set a challenge using the song “Yesterday” as inspiration.  Rather a depressing song I thought.  But I used the title, and changed the lyrics a bit and this is what I ended up with.
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My desk was even clean enough that I could pull out the sewing machine!
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You should head on over and check out all the challenges.  The prizes are amazing!

Thanks Brett, I love you.  xoxox