Sunday, 23 November 2014

2 1/2 weeks old

We are all slowly settling into new baby in the house routine... its been great having hubby home for the last 2 weeks while we all got settled in...he is back to work tomorrow so its time for me to get into our own routine and see how we go...

Jaxon is doing so well now and has put on quite a bit of weight which is great after all the weight he lost when he was born...he is now 3.6 kgs and getting those chubby cheeks back again... such a good sleeper which we are very blessed with, sleeping at least 4-5 hour stints each night then feed and back to sleep...couldn't ask for a better little man....

isn't he just divine lol (of course I'm biased i can be I'm his mum lol)

so since we have been home I've been quite crafty doing a secret project for a christmas present so i can't share just yet... hoping to get a start of jaxon's album soon i have it all set out just need to get motivated to start on it... but with the weather so hot lately its too hot to sit out in my craft room...hopefully this week i might be able to ...

ok sharing a few more photos of our little man...just cause i can...
check out our little elephant

he loves being wrapped but he is a little houdini and gets his hands out lol

not a very good pic but check out the hands and how he looks so at peace in his rocker...

ok thats it for now ill be back with my cuteness for sure lol
xoxo


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Welcome to our little family Jaxon

Well I now can finally share my exciting news... 

On Wednesday 5th November 2014 we welcomed our gorgeous bundle of joy Jaxon Gregory George Milne into our family....

He was born via c section at 8:43am weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces (3800 kg) and measuring 48cm in length...

Bit of a hard start for our little man with him being put into special care for 12 hours after birth due to swallowing too much fluid... he was kept in a humidicrib to try and dry out the fluid....so it was a bit hard not being able to hold him for that time....

Finally he came out of special care only to be put back in 3 days later due to not feeding properly and losing too much weight and slight jaundice... they never found out why (although he was given antibiotics which really helped) but finally 1 week after he was born he was allowed to come home and we were all very happy that our boy was finally on the road to a healthy life...
Everyone is so excited to have a new one in our family but most of all daddy who is a first timer... he is very smitten with his son and won't stop staring at him lol... his big sister is also very much in love with him and being such a big help which is great to see (all she wanted was a brother LOL)
so our little family is now complete and i couldn't be happier... now to get back into some sort of normality with a new bub... and hopefully we will get into a routine soon so i can get into some crafty stuff like starting on his baby album...

off to check on my little man (ok must stop staring at him LOL babies are such time wasters LOL)
xoxo

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Work in Progress projects...

Its starting to get warm here and I'm loving it... October already and the year is nearly over....still got lots to look forward to which i will be able to share in the next few weeks....

But with the warm weather its been fun getting out and enjoying the time in the sun... we have been doing lots of gardening around the house with our vege garden now planted and growing nicely... just have to do a bit more with the front garden then it will be nice again...its good that it is now daylight savings so much more light in our days to get the things done that we need to get done.... Kaitlyn was even a loving daughter and washed my car....



crafty wise not a lot happening... trying to get a few crochet projects completed that have been sitting here for a while now.... so this weekend I'm planning on trying to finish off one of those WIP's (bathurst car racing is on my hubbies fav weekend, so its good to sit and watch that and crochet at the same time)....


ok so I'm thinking i have to write a list of all the projects that i need to get completed... it could be a long list so i might write it here then i can see how I'm going

  • finish of ellie the elephant crochet project
  • complete more of the chevron crochet blanket
  • start mini album
  • finish crochet socks
  • wedding album complete some more
  • complete some more cross stitch of teddies


ok thats it for now some of those are big projects to get finished and some are just a work in progress for a long time i think LOL... one day ill catch up with everything and be able to start all the nice new things i want to start... (must stay off pinterest till all these projects are nearly completed lol)

ok back to crocheting...till next time
xoxo



Monday, 29 September 2014

PenPal letters

Back again i know i know another long time in between posts... but i have been busy with lots of family things happening and just normal general life especially getting over the whole household getting very sick with the dreaded flu....

So in the mean time lots has been happening... Craig and I finally bought a new computer and I've gone over to the MAC side LOL... really loving it so far but still learning what i can do and what i can't do anymore....

crafty wise my wonderful husband that he is has just finished building my craft room for me... at the back of our house we are living in was a sun room my nan and pop used to sit out in, so Craig has transformed this little room into my craft room and I'm loving it...its actually inspired me to get back into my scrapping and other crafty things i do (including writing pen pal letters now but more on that soon)....here are a few shots of my new room

Looking from the back door my smaller peg board for chipboard, bling and all my sprays etc

this is my work station desk with the silhouette cameo, printers and sewing machine

this is a pic of the large pegboard which has all my embellishments, letter stickers etc on it
this is my desk... the blinds open up onto our large backyard so its nice in the warm weather to have them open and watch all the gorgeous birds we get here....

so that is my new scrap area and I'm very pleased with how its turned out... now to start getting creative again which I'm looking forward to...
speaking of that i joined in a swap called creative pen pals over on Melissa Goodsells blog. I got partnered with a girl from England so its going to be fun learning all about her and her country... i received my first letter from her and its interesting to read how much we have in common so its going to be lots of fun...I've just finished writing my letter back to her and its ready to post off... love that you can get creative with it (she is also a scrapbooker) so I've used stamps and washi tape to add crafty stuff to a normal letter....
my first penpal letter i received
my letter written and ready to send tomorrow... looking forward to getting more letters soon...
ok that's about it...school holidays here at the moment so I've been busy with Kaitlyn just doing normal stuff that we do...she has a friend over tonight so its lots of giggles and girly talking i can hear..lets hope they actually sleep... tomorrow I'm hoping to get some crafty stuff done before i go back to work on Wednesday....
ok that's defiantly it now lol chat later
xoxo



Monday, 18 August 2014

Starting to blog again...

Well I think I might lol...I say this alot and it gets further and further behind....

So let's see what's been happening...
Kaitlyn has been enjoying being back at physie this year...the usual comps have started again so it's a busy time here lately getting her prepared for them all...she has competed in 2 so far this year and has done extremely well..
These girls have become fast friends which is great to see...kaitlyns new club is awesome with all the teachers and other members being so supportive of each other which is great for all the girls wether they place in comps or not...

Other family news is not that exciting lol. It's been pretty quiet around here since we are in winter and it's so cold (today is very wet and cold). And being busy with kaitlyn's dancing so not much time to do anything else... Craig's work is keeping him busy but he is still enjoying it which is great to see... My work is still the same and I'm still enjoying that also...

Crafty stuff I've still been my usual self and have so many projects on the go lol... I just can't help myself...my scrapbooking has been non existent for awhile but hoping to get back into that soon when I get my room organized...it's a bit cold to do anything out there at the moment since it's on the back verandah but hoping to get it enclosed and it will be really nice in summer to sit out there...
So my other projects I'm working on are my cross stitch..been a work in progress for a very long time but I do keep coming back to it...I've also found some other really nice cross stitch patterns I want to work on also but I've promised hubby I won't start anything else till my other projects are finished lol....
I've set up a sewing corner in my lounge room where I can sit with the family but still be crafty...I made myself a tray to store stuff in when I'm crafting so it stops dropping on the floor...
I've also got 2 crochet projects on the go as well lol...see told you I had lots of WIPS on the go....
First is my chevron blanket 
And the other is another special project for someone special...hoping to get this one finished soon...it's coming along pretty fast so I might be able to cross this one off my list very soon...

I suppose that's one good thing about winter it's too cold to go outside so I get more time to craft...

But I must stay off the computer if I'm going to get anything done...so best head off now need to finish this special project off very soon...

Till next time
Xoxo