Saturday, March 25, 2006

Funny Things

After reading Hannah's post about the funny things Ethan is saying, I got to thinking about my own girls. We generally get funny stuff from Kamryn which makes us laugh. I can't think of anything off the top of my head. But when we laugh she will say 'mommy, why are you laughing, what's so funny'.

Lauryn has been saying 'cute' things more than funny things, I suppose. She says 'do it'. So if you can all picture Ben Stiller from 'Starsky and Hutch' saying 'just do it'. FUNNY! She says 'here ya go'. She says 'weeee' when we spin her in the chair. She says 'bye bye, see ya later' and generally never at the right times lol. When she's done with anything she says 'i done'. And she usually says it a bazillion times while she is eating. She also says 'tank you' or 'tanks'.

But I have to say the funniest things my girls do is dance. It's hilarious. I know they aren't trying to be funny and they love to dance. I just think they like seeing that it makes us happy and makes us laugh. They are ultra cute when they are dancing. The Gorillas is a favorite when it comes on but anything usually with a good beat. And needless to say, every time we try to get their dancing on video, they stop dancing. It annoys me. We try to do it without them noticing but they always notice and quit. Oh well, hopefully one day I will capture their funny dancing on tape!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Any Thoughts?

I'm not sure how many notice but in my links at the side under 'Blogs of Interest', I have the 'Celebrity Baby Blog'. Yes, I read this daily, I'm nosey lol. Anyway, this came up in the blog,

Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston

It's a sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth. Well the artist's perception on it. It's very interesting and definitely resembles Britney. Supposedly the sculpture shows her baby, Sean, crowning but of course we don't get to see those photos! This is in support of Pro-Life which is great and cool all the same but it doesn't sit extremely well since Britney had a c-section! I think it would hold move value and have more of an impact if she actually had him naturally. Anyway, what are your opinions?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

To Be Published

I received a phone call yesterday from Up2Scrap to say they wanted one of my layouts for the mag. There was also some confusion on one of the others I sent so I had to resend. I received an e-mail to say they want both of them. So both will be published under the "Nana/Grandad" section. I'm thinking of submitting to some mags in OZ. I guess that will be the next step. I've had one published in a mag there before but that was back in early 2004. There's also a competition for Chatterbox they may interest a couple of you. $5000 isn't anything to shake a stick at! It's just coming up with something that is the hard part. Sorry, I can't post the layouts but look out for the mag in May.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

What Tattoo Should You Get?

Someone from my Weenie group (Y, thanks!) thought this was a fitting quiz for the topic of our thread on me getting a tattoo. I just took the quiz and this is the result:

You Should Get A Butterfly Tattoo

Girly and funky
For you, tattoos are a thing of beauty - not toughness
What Tattoo Should You Get?

My big ole flat butt won't look that good! However, I am considering a monarch butterfly since it's our state insect! Can you believe Illinois has a state insect?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

So This Man & Woman Walk into a Tattoo Joint...

And which one of them walked out with the tattoo????


Hehehehe! I've wanted a tattoo for a long time but haven't really made an effort to do anything about it. Hugh finally decided what he wanted so we went along to a tattoo place that is just new here. Before we knew it we were having a consult about what we wanted. I only wanted something small and as a 'test spot' cause I would really like one on my lower back but wasn't sure about the pain. Then he says they can use an anesthetic cream to numb the area. Then he goes 'well where are you wanting it?' I said on the ankle and he goes yeah that will hurt. Ok, I'll have the cream lol! I really thought after having two kids my pain threshhold was pretty high.

Well today was our appointment. While he was preparing all the materials for the tattoos, he informs me that he forgot to get the anesthetic cream! Great! Now, I am trying to back out of it because both him and Hugh had me thinking I couldn't handle the pain. I initially wanted to do it without anything to see how it felt now I guess I was going to anyway. I decided on a spider. A Katipo spider native to New Zealand. I figured something simple and small would equal less pain just to see how I could handle it.

After the sketch was done on transfer paper, I hopped on the table and laid down. After prepping the area the needle work began! And here's the wasn't so bad! I definitely think I underestimate myself when it comes to pain. Now I can't do blood and gore but pain I can handle. The only times it was slightly painful was nearly the thinner parts of skin and when he would go over an area he had already done. And he did say that I got it in the worst place for pain so now if I want another one, I should be fine. Really, I couldn't believe the lack of pain involved and I'm happy I did it without the anesthetic. And I LOVE my spider! It's absolutely perfect! I can not believe how awesome it turned out! By the way, there's no blood either. he was telling us that there should be minimal bleeding but your aim is for none.

*Hugh got a snow monkey underneath his original tattoo that he got 10 years ago.*

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Potato Head

I don't know if it's just my child or if others are going through this stage, but Lauryn insists on putting everything on her head! Kamryn never did this so this is all new to me. I know she does it for attention though. Just like when she opens Kamryn's 'pretties' drawer and then closes it just to get praise. I'm guessing the same goes for the food on the head. Hugh took this photo and I absolutely love it!!! I scrapbooked it and thought I would share.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Lauryn's Layout

Ok, I have finished Lauryn's 25 things layout. It's not as 'awe' exciting as Kamryn's but I still love it. Kamryn's 'came to me' like a brick hitting pavement. Lauryn's 'came to me' but not as clean or clear as Kamryn's did. I struggled to finish this one but am happy it is done. Oh, have I mentioned how much I love Basic Grey papers??? Can anyone guess my top 3? Even Hugh struggled with that question lol. So where is everyone else's layouts on their 25 things??? I thought I inspired you all last time with Kamryn's. I'm still waiting............

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Just a Catch Up

Wow, I really can't believe it's been so long since I last posted. Many things have happened though and I'll be quick about listing them so you don't feel like you are reading a book lol.

1. On February 20, Lauryn had her 15 month check and Kamryn her 3 year (they prefer to check them at 3 1/2). Everything went well with Kamryn's. They checked her eyes, height and weight. Asked us questions to make sure she is on track for her age and she is. Her height is 104.8cm (41 inches/nearly 3 1/2 feet) and her weight is 17.25kg (nearly 38lbs). In just 7 months she's grown 5cm but her height and weight are both just over the 75% line. Lauryn had a similiar check but obviously for her age. She is 82cm (32 inches) and her weight is 10.9kg (nearly 24lb). She's just under the 75% line for weight and just under the 97% line for height. I looked at Kamryn's details for when she was 15 months old and Lauryn is 1cm taller but Kamryn was nearly 1 1/2kg heavier. My mom thinks Lauryn is going to be of average height while Kamryn is nearly 6 foot. I disagree. I think both of my girls will be on the tall side and over 5'8" but I don't *really* want them to be 6' either.

2. In February Kamryn had a field trip to the Tip Top ice cream factory in Auckland with daycare. It wasn't hugely impressive. You didn't actually get to go in the plant and only viewed things from windows. Plus you couldn't take photos as it's all top secret machinary and such. Kamryn enjoyed it though and the bus ride was cool.

3. A work meeting the end of February proved pathetic. I've been working there since August but yet they are reserving 7 hours a week work for a new card lady. Why am I not entitled to this? Who knows. And this is why Hugh has issues with this country. Not only that, someone that is a 'friend' that works there said 'if you are moving in a few months then why would you want 7 hours a week when someone else can take it who will be there longer?' Um, because 7 hours a week is better than maybe getting 2-3 hours a month! Besides no one is permanent, we don't know what is going to come up from day to day.

4. March 1 I had my appointment at the hospital for a coloscopy and biopsy. He right away told me that nothing looked cancerous. However, sending the biopsy off will let us know what is up with the negative cells and then I'll be called back to the hospital. That was the first time ever that I was in and out of the hospital in 30 minutes!

5. A break away proved more work than it was worth. Although always getting away makes you appreciate your home more. The girls and I took off for 3 nights. It's hard being at someone else's house and still maintaining my rules and routines I have for my girls especially when there isn't much set in place for the other children they are around. A few things happened that put me off too and it just comes down to the fact that I can't stay with someone when all our kids are involved as mine inevitably feel left out.

So that is my mini update. I really didn't think I had much to mention but maybe I did ;)

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