Saturday, August 28, 2010
He was such a fabulous husband, father and grandfather that he will always be very much missed...I have been sorting out some old photos and have some great ones from when he was young...And mum and dad's first annivarsary...I still cannot get my heart around scrap booking recent photos of dad but think I will try these older photos...Lissy
Monday, August 23, 2010
I was just fiddling around...oh well! Here is Evangeline "hiding" from me taking photos....lol...
Tonight is the next class...Lissy
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Morganne was enthralled too and wanted to ride as well so Geraldine let her have a little ride at the end! I was holding her so no photo! And of course she wants a pink pony now! lol....I had thought she would be too scared...but she kept saying my turn and she patted every horse and pony she could get to! The mud kitchen under the trees is getting plenty of use! I got a few things like baskets from the charity (thrift) shops for them to collect flowers and do their cooking....I had to eat many many meals on Sunday!The dogs...The new girls hanging out...And a squishy sister kiss...And that is about it from here - Lissy
Saturday, August 14, 2010
We are going each Saturday so Evangeline can attend an art class at the Kidogo Gallery...
We had some seafood for lunch at Kailis...then a play on the beach...I should have been trying out the stuff from the photography course but I am afraid I just stuck to auto...Then Evangeline headed into class...mum, Morganne and I looked around a few shops...then had a play at the playground..and a coffee...we popped in to see how E was going at the end of her class...she sat M up next to her and let her paint on her sketches while she worked on her canvas! Evangeline is loving the class as she is so happy to be learning so much about art and colours and so on!And as you can see Morganne wore her new bolero jacket today!And we have a new addition to our family...meet Gigi...pink just for Morganne...So a busy but good day...and the rain has been getting to the agricultural areas! That is very good news...E is having a sleepover with mum tonight so a quiet evening around here...Lissy
presents the 11th
Wave Rock Scrapbooking Retreat
22nd – 24th October 2010
Tutors ... returning this retreat is Gayle Smith and there are two new tutors Jen Burns (Design Team Member for Dusty Attic) and Julie Van Oosten of Collections...and of course me, Lis Cassey...so it should be an interesting array of classes...
The Scrappin’ Outback on site shop always has a huge range of products...and the company is always good...and so it is always a fantastic weekend ....
As usual contact Karen Smith on
98 805300, 98805761 or 0427 977 672
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book and for details and prices which are very affordable...
I am looking forward to using some of the gorgeous new ranges coming into the shop soon for my classes...I am working on a class that is well and truly out of my comfort zone so stay tuned! It was my choice as I need a challenge and there are some photos waiting to be scrapped! I plan to get stuck into some scrapping soon and see how I go!
Be seeing you soon, Lissy
Thursday, August 12, 2010
But today was the day...while it is still cold and before she grows out of it!!...
And it was so easy...it only took a couple of hours to make...I can't wait for her to wear it! It has 3/4 sleeves and is cropped...I used a rugby jersey knit for the main fabric and some cute floral for the lining...and found the best buttons...all from Spotlight!
The pattern is this one...from Leila & Ben...seriously cute patterns and easy to follow!
So onto the next project! Lissy
Maths has never been my strong point and it was fabulous to see how they approach it at our school and the equipment they use...it is all very hands on and concrete to develop real understanding...rather than just learning the Times Tables song...
Evangeline is 6 and a half and is working on her 1s, 2s and 3s times tables...initially it is all hands on with no writing so they learn the concept of groups of and lots of...
They start with equipment like the multiplication board ...this one is doing the 5s...and they add a row of beads for each group of five and then count... And the bead chains...there is one chain for each number...this picture shows the 6s chain...so they learn to count in groups of six putting number markers of 6, 12, 18 and so on...then see how much 6 lots of six makes (squared) and so on up to a 6 cubed block as a visual...And then move onto equipment such as the Pythagoras Board...and some other written work...
If I had been taught like this I am sure I would have had a better understanding of maths...I am so happy Evangeline is learning maths in this way...I am looking forward to the next sessions...Lissy
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We have been out and about catching up with cousins and visiting friends for lunch and getting busy making potions...And heading to Fremantle for a play and an art class....it is winter still but some rather nice days after some cold ones...We have been out and about in the garden a lot with grandma pruning roses and making mud pies, going on a couple of bike rides and catching up with other friends. I am setting up a mud pie kitchen for them under the trees after seeing this post...Plus I am putting a lot of time in with Evangeline and her school work...her auditory processing and working memory are a bit low...thanks to recurrent ear infections...nothing drastic but she needs some ongoing support.
Evangeline had a sleep over at Grandma's and went to the zoo to see the African animals as they are studying Africa at school and she is doing a talk on giraffes...did you know their feet are as big as dinner plates! And their stride is 15 feet (4 and 1/2 metres)! There is a baby giraffe at Perth Zoo which Evangeline thought was lovely!
There is so much I need to do around the house that I am mostly doing nothing! It is had to know where to start! I get over whelmed and then procrastinate badly! I cannot even seem to get started on any scrapbooking or sewing although I have millions of ideas...too many I think is the problem!
I have started Sharon Manning's photography course...aimed at getting people like me off auto! I rely on a great camera on auto and take lots of photos...I am not trying to take perfect portraits...but rather capture my kids and their personality and stages in their development...and other everyday stuff we do...This approach mostly works but sometimes I am disappointed so I want to know how to do more...And for the first time all that photography mumbo jumbo is starting to make sense! This course was full but they are planning another soon at Tomorrow's Memories if you are in Perth...
And someone else is very keen on Bubbles too! I have ordered a pattern so we can start making her clothes! Morganne keeps telling me she wants a pink one...and since Blythe dolls come in a multitude of hair colours it is possible!
August has been very dry here so far and the farmers are desperate for some rain...it is forecast this week so I am hoping it gets out to the agricultural areas...it doesn't really matter if my garden dies but it does matter to the farmers...so I am hoping the rain will pass Perth quickly and go where it is really needed! Lissy