Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! It has been a lovely weekend so far, despite being rather grey and cloudy the weather has stayed dry and so Alex and I have been outside most of the time both days. We went for a trip to the park each day and Alex has learnt how to climb up the big climbing frame and then go down the tunnel slide with me chasing close behind in case of accidents! He discovered a little table and chairs in a corner of one of the climbing frames and spent some time sat there. He also made friends with a 3 year old boy called Sam yesterday and the two of them spent a good 20 minutes passing a ball to and fro, playing really nicely together.
Yesterday afternoon I set up Alex's new sandpit (his birthday present from my parents) which is a table with water on one side and sand on the other and sits on a little patio near the gate in our garden. No surprises that the water was the best bit and went everywhere. Alex thought it was wonderful and played with it for ages, even progressing to playing with the rather soggy sand (having poured water into it!)...he was absolutely filthy when he came in and had to be stripped off immediately.
We went to church this morning for the family Easter service. Alex loved the worship and danced and clapped his hands with everyone else. He was well behaved during the sharing of the peace...not exactly shaking hands, but doing 'High fives' with everyone! However, it was during the sermon that I was totally embarassed. The vicar started the sermon by throwing chocolates to the congregation so Alex walked right up to him and held out his hand for one before wandering off very happy. He then went and sat on the step next to the vicar while he was speaking...the vicar calmly said 'Alright mate' and then carried on, which was fine, until Alex then started to run round the front so they opened the creche room for us to go into. I was so embarassed! This afternoon I set up an Easter egg hunt for Alex in the garden. There were 10 eggs in total which were big enough to be seen easily and they weren't exactly hidden as I didn't really think Alex would get the idea, but he actually really enjoyed finding the eggs and giving them to Tim. It wasn't until later that he discovered that the eggs were chocolate and then asked for 'cotchut' continuously while he ate his cottage pie. He was allowed one egg after he finished his meal which he loved. Alex and I have done some crafting as well this weekend and Alex turned the handle on the cuttlebuug to cut the shapes out for his thank you cards, applied the glue to the shapes (and everywhere else!) and stuck the stickers on, so we can say that these are indeed his creations! I have also found time for some scrapbooking. This page followed sketch #129 from Pencil Lines and is entitled 'My cousin'. The photo was taken last year and the papers used are a mixture of Basic Grey, Bazzill and K&Co. The doodling was done using a template which came free with Scrapbook Inspirations magazine ages ago and the journalling says 'Alex and Daniel looked like two wise old men as they sat quietly together watching the older children play after Daniel's Christening. 1st June 2008'. This second scrapbook page is also from a Pencil lines sketch (#126) and uses Hot off the press papers and Bazzil cardstock. The title is 'Tea Cups' and the journalling reads 'Alex loved his ride on the tea cups; giggling and smiling all the time. I on the other hand felt sick! September 2007'. Have a great bank holiday monday everyone.

1 comment:

LazyKay said...

Stunning pages, especially that top one, your pages really have come on in leaps and bounds.

Lovely to see your photos too.