Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday Lily

Today our big girl celebrates her 7th birthday.

WOW 7!!!

Really can't believe where the time has gone. She is growing into such a fine young lady so quickly & of whom we could not be more proud. She's clever, funny, polite, very talented & above all has the sweetest, beautiful, kind heart.

Lily, wishing all the very best on your special day today & always.....hoping all your birthday dreams & wishes come true, now & forever. We love you so very, very much. Hope you enjoy your day. All our love & lots of hugs & kisses from Mummy, Daddy & Mackenzie xxxx

Here's a few photos from her party on Sunday & then one of her opening her presents from us which she did last night so Daddy wouldn't miss out, having to be at work all day, of course.

She's already given her Cuttlekids a workout before school this morning & made us a wonderful little thank you card, just so sweet.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Where has this year gone?

Not long now til our gorgeous big girl turns 7, 2 weeks & she's counting!!!!!!

Hard to believe I have been a Mum for 7 years. Doesn't seem like a long time but when you compare it to the 10yrs service I had with State Rail before kids, almost 9yrs of marriage & the 18yrs I've been out of school, it's not hard to see where the time has gone & I've loved it all, the highs, the lows & wouldn't change a thing.

Who can believe there's only 7 weeks til Christmas.....51 days to be exact & only a few more after that til we hit 2009?

Lily will go on to Yr2 & Mackenzie is going to start preschool.......can't believe that I'll be having a child free day during the week, actually we've been putting off sending Mackenzie as we aren't sure whether she'll go to big school in 2010 or 2011 because of her age.

I don't think I've been ready to let go of my baby just yet, I'm going to miss her the days where she's not around but, yes of course, it's only for a few hours a day, and the time definitely is coming for her own development.

Here are a few recent snapshots from the life & times of the Perry household.

Lily & Mackenzie went to the school disco dressed as little witches the other night.
Mackenzie these days is pretty much into going full speed ahead wherever & whenever she can on her "special big bike" as she calls it.
At Terrigal in The Haven on the day of the Food & Wine Fair
Lily must pull faces whenever there is a camera in sight
Mackenzie & Craig making a slice........Mackie has developed a real love for baking & cooking recently
Lily & Cheetah sharing a cuddle in the shade
Nippers time again.....Lily picking up a flag at the end of a race
Meeting a crocodile at a local fair

Moving on to some scrapping, here are a few random challenges I've created for the Silent Auction & 12 Weeks of Christmas at 3AS

& last but definitely not least....... BOTS has finished now with the winners being announced.......CONGRATULATIONS to Melleny, Rach & Julie, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place getters respectively & also CONGRATULATIONS to Ellen for having her kit chosen for sale in the 3AS store. Well done to you all & enjoy your prizes!!!!!

Here are my entries for the competition.

My Round 1 entry:

Round 2:

Round 3.....a deep & meaningful mini album:

& Round 4:

Thanks for stopping by & please leave me a comment if you've got the time!!!!

Good luck to anyone having a flutter on the Melbourne Cup today......I drew #14 "Gallopin" in the Secret Auction sweep, hoping he's good at exactly that & I may just earn myself a few bonus $$$ for the auction which has me more intrigued by the day!

Have a great day xx