Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's sunday again!

The only thing wrong with a sunday is the day that follows it. Sigh.

Man, what a weekend! Tayla had a gymnastics competition yesterday. It was a State Trial. I have NEVER seen this confident little girl so nervous or excited. She's viewing this as good practice for when she has to do trials to get into the Olympics, God love her. The girl has ambition! Tay is only 5, and trains once a week, whereas most of the other girls competing in her division are a year or 2 older, and train 2 or 3 times a week. We made the decision at the end of last year to only put her in one class, as she started school this year, which wasn't really popular with a couple of the coaches, but I think we made the right decision! Anyway, she is still really little, but she does so well in all her apparatus. The only thing she struggles with is the bars - the little monkey loves them, but there is a particular skill, the pullover, which she has never been able to do. It involves jumping up and pulling herself over the bar, legs going around first, if that makes sense ... anyway, it's very tough for her little muscles. Last comp she had to have a coach help her, and she has been getting very frustrated that she can't do it by herself. Well, yesterday at the competition, my little legend DID A PULLOVER ALL BY HERSELF! She did it in her practice run, and I thought her face was going to split in two, her grin was that big. So then, the judged turn, she went do to it, but couldn't - her feet dropped back to the floor again. Her coach stepped in to help her, but she had another go, and she DID IT AGAIN!!! She was just over the moon. She did so well on all her apparatus, and didn't fall of the beam, which disappointed her at the last comp. She didn't place, and she didn't get selected for the next trial, but does that matter to her? Not at all. Her beaming smile hasn't dimmed at all since yesterday, and she tells everyone who'll listen that she's sooooooo proud of herself because she did something she's never been able to do before, and she did her best routines ever. Gotta love that! That's what junior sports should be about, don't you think? I just hope she keeps that attitude as she goes on.

Here she is after having done her pullover by herself ... she told me on the way home that she wants this one enlarged so she can scrap it. What a cutie!

This weekend has been the announcement of the winner of the Make Believe Masters at Scrap Therapy, and the very talented winner of this years' competition is the wonderful Mandy! There have been a series of surprise challenges this weekend too, and a free class run by yours truly ... this was the sample layout I did. If you want to have a go at it, you can pop on over to the forum and check out the instructions! I'd love to see what you come up with.

Some sad news, but also some great news if you are after a bargain. One of my bestest friends in the world, the gorgeous Nicole, has made the difficult decision to close down her business, Acacia Papercrafts. They are a wholesaler of some fantastic brands, including MME, Daisy Bucket, Reminisce and Everlasting Keepsakes. They have just opened up their ordering process, so that members of the public can order directly, and save heaps! Check out the blurb ...


Acacia Paper Craft is now live to the public... both online and at our premises.

Visit our
website, and register. We will issue you with a username and password (you'll receive advice via email) and you can shop til your hearts content!

We are also open at 5-7/12-14 Campbell Street, Blacktown NSW 2148 from 10 to 2pm Monday to Friday. We are located above Campbell Street Medical Practice. Feel free to pop in for a browse and to grab a bargain!

Tell your friends, family, even strangers in the street! Everything must go! All genuine wholesale pricing, some products even below cost!

Will be looking forward to packing your order (and your friends... and your friend of a friends... and their friends! lol)

Feel free to pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested... there is some great stuff to be had, but it's not going to last forever, so I suggest you get in quickly!

K, that's it from me for today ... take care!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A bit of a sunday share!

I love school holidays. Sleeping in. Reading. A few glasses of wine. Dealing with my own kids, and NOT everyone else's. The only thing I don't like about them is that they are so short. Ho hum. We are already halfway through them!
Today is a pretty exciting day - for christmas last year, we got Kieran a voucher for a session in a flight simulator at Flight Experience Darling Harbour. Today is the day! Man, they are hard to book into - they're so busy! The only downside is Dennis can't get off work until 3.30 - Kieran's appointment is 5.30. I was hoping we'd get into the city heaps earlier, and spend some time wandering around, but no, we'll probably just get there in time, with all the expected pilgrim delays! Dennis and I get to be his passengers, so I've got the batteries all charged up! Kierna wants to be a fighter pilot, so he's been hanging for today to get here.
I've been scrapping heaps these holidays! Here are a few of the layouts I've done over the past week. For the last few weeks I was making thankyou cards for Nan to send out after Pa's funeral. (Note to self: get a cuttlebug of your own before you give this one back to Tracey!) I've had fun, pulling out some older products I've had laying around for a while and scrapping just for the fun of it.

A few of these were for the Scraptherapy CC last weekend, and the (Im)perfect one was from Bon's blind scrap - thanks Bon! I've done more this weekend, but I'll upload those next time. K, I'd better go and figure out the best parking for Darling Harbour ... eep! Cya all later!