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2 Reasons Why Being A Mum Is So Awesome!!! EDITED

After uploading the previous version I decided I wasn’t really happy about the finished page so I started fiddling with bits and pieces the end result was different enough that I felt I should reupload it, would love to know which version you prefer!
Credits: Layered template (Make The Time Templates, Template 4) by Connie Prince and Spring Sherbet both by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Nee Nee by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: It’s all the little things like this that make being a mummy such a great job. The little ornament was a mother’s day gift, Nan bought it but you couldn’t even wait until mother’s day to show me. The second she showed you it, you raced up the stairs and told me that “Nan has bought you a mother’s day present from me, and it’s really cute”. The flowers you stopped and picked for me on your way home from school one day, you make me feel so loved!

Enabling: Make The Time Templates by Connie Prince available here and Spring Sherbert by Jen C Designs available here


Beach Babe

Beach Babe, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Scraplift of So Sweet by marieh –
Credits: Chocolate Kisses and Chocolate Kisses Alpha both by Bonnie Blou Designs.

Cooking Cakes The Easy Way

Cooking Cakes The Easy Way, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (July Made In The Shade Template) by Kerry Ticknor (kerryt) and In The Kitchen Basics by Karen Schulz (Snickerdoodle Designs By Karen) and Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Fonts are GG Leslie and Sugar Coma.
Journalling reads:When you were younger, it was never easy to do anything fun with you like cooking. You had a real phobia of getting anything on your hands or being dirty. so we used to cheat. We would buy a packet cake mix, put you in your painting apron and get out nannie fredas food processor. we got to have all of the fun of baking cakes together without any of the mess. i only wish you would have at least tried some of the cakes we had stood and made. Or at least not insisted on covering them all in that icky pink icing. We always ended up with so many we couldn’t eat them. I will say one thing though, everyone daddy worked with used to love it when we baked, because they always ended up getting all of the cakes to eat so they were not wasted. 22nd May 2005

Making Pizza

Making Pizza, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Flight Plan 4) slightly altered by Peppermint Granberg (One Little Bird) and In The Kitchen Basics by Karen Schulz (Snickerdoodle Designs By Karen) and Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Fonts are Century Gothic and Stripes and Stars.
Journalling reads: When you were little food was a constant battle with you. It started because you refused to even try new things. At one point you were only eating bread and butter, yoghurt, cheerios, toast, cucumber, bananas, sweetcorn and pizza. Even the things you did like you only ate tiny little portions. So I had to get a little bit creative. I bought a set of cheap pastry cutters and I would cut your sandwiches into shapes. I would arrange your food into pictures and I tried really hard to make food fun for you. Your favourite cutter was the little person, you used to always ask for people sandwiches. One day I got the bright idea to make homemade pizza for you, I bought pizza dough, and pizza sauce, I let you roll it all out and cut out the shapes all by yourself. I let you spread on the sauce, grate the cheese and sprinkle it on and even pick and chop your own toppings. Then we put them in to cook. I was excited and thought this was such a good idea, you had prepared the food yourself, we had fun doing it together, we had even done lots of tasting. So much for that idea! It never even entered my brain that you would refuse to eat the food we had cooked. Or that you would be outraged at the thought of eating your pizza people. We had made all of this mess for nothing!

Logan Playing At The Park

Logan Playing At The Park, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Fireside Templates, Template 2) by Britt-ish Designs, Buzzing Around by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2day Designs) and Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Play Talent Wordart by Kathy Winters (Wordart Fun). Font is DJB Coffeeshop Espresso by Darcy Baldwin and Shawna Clingerman.
Journalling reads: when you were little and we went to the park, you used to be content to sit in your pushchair and stare at everything going on around you. you loved to go on the swing and have me push you gently. you liked sitting on my lap on the see saw and bouncing up and down. when you got a bit bigger we got a little more adventurous, you started going down the slide on lukas’s lap. the first few times you were a little hesitant but on the 3rd or 4th attempt you decided you liked it. everything changed once you were able to crawl properly and climb like a little monkey. you wanted to chase after lukas when he ran off, you wanted to climb up the slide steps. Lukas was sweet he used to sit at the top of the steps to help you while I stood behind incase you slipped and fell off, the steps are high enough to hurt you. But now all of a sudden you have gotten more daring, you not only want to climb up the steps to the slide by yourself, but you want to slide down the slide on your own too. Your favourite method seems to be headfirst straight down the slide. You love it when Lukas is waiting at the bottom to catch you. that’s bad enough on it’s own but it gets worse. your new favourite trick is on the metal tunnel, you like to use the bars to pull yourself to your feet and lean out through the gap to look at the ground. i am pretty much always worried about you at the park now because you are a little daredevil. luckily there are still a few safe things you like to do at the park. like sitting inside the tunnel and banging and scratching on the metal surface, you like the noise it makes. you love when Lukas pops his head through one side of the tunnel or the other, it makes you scream with laughter. no-one can make you giggle as much as your lala can. i think you are thinking the same thing i am, one day he’s going to do that and get stuck!