Friday, August 08, 2008

The boys

Some recent photos of the boys:

We went to TGI's as a treat for Ethan as he got such a fantastic school report, we had a great meal.

Flynn has been pulling himself to stand for a while now and gets himself into all sorts of places! He is also able to sit on his little bike now and keep himself on, lots of fun especially when Ethan is pushing him!

Ethan at Sports Day, they did an Olympic games event where all the children were split into 4 different countries. They then all did the various events and the children that came 1st, 2nd and 3rd place got points. The points were then added together and the countries placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Ethan also went to his first football match which he was super excited about, it was a great game - Nottingham Forest v Everton - and the result was a draw so at least he saw some goals scored!

Flynn is so active and strong, here he is pulling himself up on his pushchair and climbing the stairs (supervised of course) - at 8 months!

We went to The Black Country Museum a few weeks back, Ethan loves history so the perfect place for him to visit. It was a great day but VERY hot and we're looking forward to going again when it's not too hot. Ethan in the old school writing and playing a game - from the "olden days" as Ethan would say LOL

Flynn and Ethan at The Black Country Museum.

Not a sight you often see now, Ethan asleep in the car. Fortunately I'd just been to visit a friend and her new baby so had my camera on me to capture both boys fast asleep in the car as we arrived home.

Just love this first photo of Flynn, going to get this framed probably in B&W. The other is of Flynn being trapped in and prevented from going upstairs by another stair gate - the other is upstairs and I think we may need another for the kitchen - he loves to open cupboards etc and follow me around!

Ethan on the monkey bars - I had no idea he was able to do this till we went to the park last week. It's quite high so was surprised to see him up there!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Been busy scrapping

Can't believe it's been over a month since I blogged, I'd been doing so well too!!! I've uploaded some layouts, all done with my Studio Calico kits apart from add some thickers on a couple of the layouts.

These are photos I've been wanting to scrap for a while but not got round to it. Flynn when he rolled over, I wanted to capture and record how he did this. The when he went into his cotbed from his crib.

I loved these photos of Flynn having a bath especially as he almost always has a bath with Ethan in the big bath. He loved splashing around and being able to sit up without being restrained!!! I'm quite pleased with the Let's go layout of Flynn with his sit on/push along toy. The mini black MM letters are parts of the little songs it sings.

I wanted to scrap a page about the Wii so used these photos I'd taken when I first got my Canon 4ooD, it's quite simple but tells the story :) The page from when we went to the Peak District came out so much better than I'd expected especially as I'd been struggling to use this paper.

This layout is about me going back to work after my maternity leave finish a few weeks a go, I wanted to write down all what I was feeling etc before I forgot. I have also journalled a lot on the back too as there was lots i wanted to record.
I'm tending to journal a lot on the back of layouts now if there is more i want to say but there is no room or it wouldn't look right on the page. At least I'm getting down all what I want too even if it is on the reverse side of the layout.
I'll be back in a day or too with photos of the boys and general update and may be even more layouts LOL