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How 2 Train A Dragon

Created for the April 2011 It’s A Fad Challenge at DSDI

How 2 Train A Dragon, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Template 001, Template 2) by LEIdee Q Designs, Anything Goes Mega kit contributions by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Mom2Moo Designs, Laura White (C.W Picket & Company), LEIdee Q Designs, Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art), Kathi B (Ooh ~n~ ahh designs), Jen C Designs, Michaela Mazahreh (Marshmella Designs), 3 Li’l Monsters Designs and Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps) and Delicious Black and White action by Natasha Whiteley Font is Pea Shelley Belley by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: When Nana fell and broke her arm she had lots of hospital appointments, most of them were while you were at school, so I just went with Nana. But on this occasion we had an afternoon appointment so you had to come with us. We had a really long wait but you were a really good boy, you sat nicely and played with all of the toys in the waiting room. Your favourite toy seemed to be a big Transformers monster truck. I did take some photographs of you, but they didn’t turn out great, thanks in part to the really bad lighting, and they were really blurry because you just don’t sit still. Eventually we were done and it was time to leave, Nana wanted to do some shopping and after that the best place to call and wait for a taxi is in the reception for the Children’s hospital. You were fascinated by this new wooden dragon ride. It’s a little bit like a rocking horse, there is a seat and straps for your feet, you sit on it and then it swings backwards and forwards. It was not very easy to get you up on to it, since the seat is quite high and you are a really big boy. With a combination of pushing, pulling and lifting I managed to get you up in to the seat. Then you decided that you were scared and wanted to get straight down. I asked if you would mind me taking one photograph before you did, you reluctantly agreed. In the time it took me to change the setting on the camera, you had changed your mind and started to enjoy yourself. So I guess how you train a dragon is in three steps. 1. Climb up on to it’s back. 2. Be brave and hold on tight. 3. Sit back and enjoy the ride. This was much more fun than just waiting for a taxi!

Enabling: Template 001 by LEIdee Q Designs available here and Anything Goes by DSDI Pink Ladies is available here.

Cub Scout Leader

Cub Scout Leader, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (My Words Only, Volume 2, Template 1) by Rachel Jefferies (Captivated Visions) and Adventures Of A Scout Mega (slightly recoloured) contributions by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Laura White (C.W Picket & Company), Mom2Moo Designs, Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps), Bonnie Blou Designs, and Janet Avila (Bean Bunny Designs). Font is Century Gothic.
Journalling reads: When we first met you were a Cub Scout leader in Kidlington, Paul had got you into it. Since my Mum and Step dad used to be Beaver leaders and my brothers were both Cubs I thought it was kind of fun. You took me with you to one of the meetings, we had a BBQ and played with some water. I admit I didn’t like it very much, the fact that I hated Paul probably didn’t help. But mostly my problem was that I couldn’t understand why you asked me to come with you and then ignored me all the time. You wouldn’t let me help with anything. Eventually your Cub Troop ended up being disbanded since there were multiple groups in that section. You decided to help out at the local group, the 35th, ironically the same one my mum and Step dad had led in. I was kind of hormonal and clingy and I hated that you left me every week to do this. You ended up resigning, and for that I still have twinges of guilt, I know it was something you enjoyed and I’m sorry.

Disney Pixar Monopoly

Disney Pixar Monopoly, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Cindy’s Templates, Former Freebies Set 1, Template 2) by Cindy Schneider, Monopoly Board Template by Brad Frost, Get Your Game On (slightly recoloured) Mega Kit contributions by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps), Mom2Moo Designs and Jen C Designs. Fonts are Love Ya Like A Sister by Kimberly Geswein and Copperplate Gothic Light. Monopoly Logo from logotypes101.

Caffeine Free Diet Coke

Caffeine Free Diet Coke, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Tempted Volume 2, Template 2) by Jenn Lindsey, Getting Started Journal Prompts by Krista Sahlin (Sahlin Studio), Scatter Overlays by Megadoodle Inspired, Elegant Comfort (slightly recoloured) by Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art), Button from Falling In Love by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs) and Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art) and Bubbles from June Wedding Mega contribution by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs). Font is Corbel. Diet Coke Logo from Vectorlogo and Coke Cans image by Dave from
Journalling reads: Before I met Mark I used to pretty much only drink squash, I don’t drink tea or coffee and I didn’t really enjoy fizzy drinks but I used to buy diet coke as part of my “breakfast” before work. I never paid much attention to the fact that I didn’t really care for the taste (too sweet) or that the headaches were worse after drinking it. The shop didn’t have a huge selection so it always seemed like the best option. That all changed when I found caffeine free diet coke. I loved the taste, and the headaches were so much better than before. It quickly became my go-to drink especially when I was pregnant with all of my boys. Mark can never understand why I prefer to drink it at room temperature or warm and completely flat. He thinks I am a freak but I don’t care. I don’t like drinking it from cans or with ice in it. It’s great mixed with raspberry vodka!

Fall Asleep On The Way Home

Fall Asleep On The Way Home, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Freebie Template 54) by Chrissy W and Winter Merriment (slightly recoloured) contributions by Sandy Collins (By Sandy Creations), Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Gabby Palmer, Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps). Font is Mesquite Std.

Me and Nan

Me and Nan, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Big Picture Templates, Template 1) by Tanya Riley (Pixel Me That Designs), And So It Begins Mega contributions by Jolly Kids Creations By Marie, Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Jen C Designs, Bonnie Blou Designs, Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps), Jeanie’s Designs and Mom2Moo Designs and Bead Alpha by Megan Turnidge.

The Sleepy Shepherd

The Sleepy Shepherd, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Templaoodle, Template 2) by Gabriella Hägglund (Ella Designs) and Merry and Bright Mega kit contributions by Kerry Ticknor (Kerry’s Scraps), Jolly Kids Creations by Marie, Bonnie Blou Designs, Janet Bracewell (JanetB Designs), Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art), Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs). Font is Architects Daughter by Kimberly Geswein.
Journalling reads: Every year the school has done an alternative to the traditional Nativity. In reception they chose to do a play called the Sleepy Shepherd by Niki Davies, described as the story of “a lovable shepherd who just can’t keep awake. Will he miss out on the big adventure?”. Lukas had a part as one of the shepherds, we were asked to provide a costume of a dressing gown and a tea towel He was so excited about being in the play and looking forward to singing. When we turned up to se his performance, I was already fed up because we were late and got stuck in seats right at the back, I had been hoping to get some really cute photos of Lukas’s first school play. I got even more fed up when I saw Lukas wasn’t wearing his dressing gown and he had on a bright yellow tea towel that wasn’t his. My annoyance soon turned to embarrassment, when over the sound of 30 kids singing everyone in the room was able to hear the teacher ask Lukas if he was going to sing and he answered with a very resounding NO! It only got worse when he glanced over at me and saw I was trying not to laugh and he got a fit of the giggles. Before deciding that he had heard enough singing and put his hands over his ears. It was definitely a memorable first school play for us.

Lukas and Josh

Lukas and Josh, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Templaoodle, Template 3) by Gabriella Hägglund (Ella Designs), December The Works by Jolly Kids Creations by Marie, Retail Therapy Glitters by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Wordart by Bethany Harty (Elegant Wordart).

Happy 2 Grumpy

Happy 2 Grumpy, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Tuesday Template, 23rd November 2010) by Connie Prince, Modern Christmas by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs) and Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs), Retail Therapy contributions (alpha, scatter and glitter) by Mad Genius Designs and Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps) and Ribbon Mix by Miss Tiina. Font is DJB Lisa S Print by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: At first when we put you into your Santa suit, you were all smiles. You liked the texture under your fingers and sitting in my chair. I was taking photos of you looking adorable and everything was perfectly fine. Then I decided to put the toy reindeer next to you, thinking it would be cute. You completely flipped out and started screaming. You ripped the hat off your head and threw it on the floor. You quickly went back to smiles again, just as soon as the Santa suit was removed!

Logan’s First Christmas

Logan’s First Christmas, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (October 11th 2010, Template Freebie from Eva Kipler’s Blog) by HeatherKS and Retail Therapy Mega kit contributions by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art), Janet Bracewell (JanetB Designs), Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps), Charm City Scraps, Bonnie Blou and Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Fonts are SA Inkspot by Shellie in co and Promised Freedom by Kimberly Geswein.
Journalling reads: We parked your swing seat in the centre of the presents, so you could see what was going on. You weren’t really sure what was going on but you loved it!