Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My New Toy

My super generous Dad gave me his 400D Canon Digital SLR on the weekend (he'd upgraded) and I am so excited. I've taken quite a few photos but need to re-install my Photoshop onto my pc to play around and resize before sharing. I also realise that I really, really, REALLY need to read the manual to get a better idea of what this baby can do. Tips are appreciated too :-P

Hope everyone is keeping safe x

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Alannah's New 'Do

A couple of weeks ago, Alannah said she wanted her hair cut shorter. So we gave her a couple of weeks to think about it, and yet she still wanted shorter hair. So Dan and I booked both the girls into the hairdresser's for their cuts - thinking it would be fun for them to see each other get their hair done.

Here's Lana's before shot :

And afterwards...

I think it looks really sweet and cute. She loved it at the hairdressers, but just a moment ago, had a little freak out about the length, but she told the hairdresser how short she wanted it. I'm sure once we buy her some super adorable hair clips, she'll be fine :-)
This is the shortest she has ever had her hair cut, since being a bubby, so a completely new look for my nearly Year 1 girl. She looks beautiful.

Jude's Room - Pre-Carpet

Carpet was just installed over an hour ago, but it's pretty gloomy here, weather-wise, so will take a photo of the new flooring when the sun comes out again, maybe tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Denim Blue Walls - Jude's room

Last week we started painting the walls of Jude's room - I finally found a blue that I was happy with (am very fussy..couldn't be too babyish, or too purple/blue, or too I wanted a mid denim blue, so really a blue with a tinge of grey in it and the lovely lady at the paint shop mixed up a colour just for me, so I have no colour name to give you unfortunately - it's just a formula on the paint tin :-P but at least it's original!
Here's a shot of each of the kids having a go of the roller painting, before I shuffled them out of the room to play, while I got stuck into it. I'll be doing second coat today.
Then just got to do the windows and skirting, ready for the carpet, which is being installed tomorrow - yay!
We hope by the weekend we will move both the kids into Jude's room, while we empty out Alannah's new room and get working on that.
Fun, fun!
(Quick note - all recent photos on the blog have been taken on my mobile phone, due to major computer issues and lack of access to our camera's software - apologies for low quality of images and lack of editing!)

Shiny New Floors

While we were away in Merimbula (a couple of weeks ago now) our lovely spotted gum floorboards were sanded and polished...and we just LOVE the resulting look. In this pic, you can also see our mushroom grey wall in the living area's all starting to come together now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coming Soon...

Just a few quick facts :
Baby Boy Ingram
Due : 18 April 2010
Currently 20.5 weeks pregnant
No names decided on yet
Kids very excited, as are Roh & I. Lana a little disappointed he's not a baby sister, but is coming around to the idea.