"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy new year to all!!!!

i am finally sitting down at the computer and trying to get out of holiday mode and back into routine!  so a quick update on the past few weeks.  hubby is back at work, so no real excuse :)

first - christmas!
we had a great time, and this year, the little human 'got it'.  he was terrified of santa, but LOVED opening presents.  we had fun with both sides of our family in different ways and settings, and the little human was of course spoiled beyond belief!

this is a photo of him in the wading pool his grandparents gave him - he LOVES it.  there has been much swimming, splashing, and jumping in it over the last week or so.

second - time away
we spent a week in the lovely SA seaside town of Robe.  if you ever get the chance, i highly recommend spending some time there - very relaxing, not yet "over-touristy", and the beaches are gorgeous.  the little human LOVED riding his bike, splashing in the waves, digging in the sand and generally running around.

the only problem was that he has this little habit when we go away on holidays.  he wakes up progressively earlier, by around 1/2 hour per day.....so on the last day we were there, he woke up at 4.30am........not happy.
we have a caravan, so he was sitting in his bed, yelling 'mummy, up, mummy, up, beach, beach'.  this is not a good way to win friends and influence people in a caravan park and so leaving him to cry was not an option.  so by the time we got home, we were all very tired, and the little human has thankfully quickly got back into his routine -whew

third - crafty pressies!
i was well and truly spoiled with cards and gifts from my bloggy friends - thank you!

i received this beautiful card from "the Cat's mother" from our block swap group.  the photo doesn't do it justice - it is the 12 days of christmas around the endges with the patridge in a pear tree in the middle - just gorgeous.

i got this lovely christmas coaster from Leena, also in the swap group - thank you!

the lovely Larain also sent me some gorgeous charms squares of the most whimical fabric - can't wait to make something lovely with them - thank you!

lastly - block updates!
i have received the most BEAUTIFUL blocks in the swaps for the month of december

first Christmas swaps - from Micki in Ireland - i think this might be my favourite ever block - i just love the pure white with the dark red - gorgeous

and then this beauty from Linda - its a north west south east block - with some spare fabric of the red holly - beautiful

then the regular swap - this from Gina all the way from Brazil - complete with lovely little crochet flowers! lucky me

a big thank you to all!!!!

now i have to get to work on my January block swaps - better get a wiggle on - i am sure it will be February before i know it!

pugs and kisses

p.s. i forgot a pregnancy update - i am now pretty much half way through the cooking puglet part :) my morning sickness has mostly stayed away - thankfully!  i am now at that fat and uncomfortable stage where my back has gone and i can't sleep for more than a few hours at a time because i have to pee - he he.  the little human has started saying he is going to be a big brother and comes up and kisses my tummy - but he has no idea what is about to rock his little world!!!!  my 19 week ultrasound showed a normally developing little person - i just love seeing puglet on the screen, move around, wave etc.  i worked out how to scan and insert a piccie of the puglet - isn't s/he cute!


Stray Stitches said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas and vacation. Welcome back!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, you were spoilt weren't you, and deservedly so. Gorgeous goodies from your crafting buddies, I really like the coaster but everything is fab.

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy but tiring holiday.

It's so exciting seeing your new little person on screen for the first time isn't it - and I'm pleased that the sickness has worn off. Take care and Happy New Year :0)

Lana said...

Welcome BACK! Yay! What a great time you have been having! I love that it is spring/summer there! I can honestly say, I have never gotten a pool for Christmas!!!
Love all the blocks and goodies -
but your baby is already amazing...
Glad you are back!