Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What have we been up to??

We had a lovely weekend visiting Dad in Maryborough. Harry had a life of dog luxury too, running around the yard and spending his nights on the lounge. He was meant to sleep on the floor but somehow thought it would be more comfy there. Kaiden spent alot of time chasing Harry around and they seemed to have established a mutual understanding. If Kaiden has had enough of Harry he pushes him away with his hand. If Harry has had enough of Kaiden, he walks away. It seems to work well. People often ask how they get on. I think Kaiden is more intrigued with Harry than Harry is with him.

Kaiden also loved his new foam blocks set which were especially new for the weekend. Dad and Brett would build it up as high as they could and Kaiden would take special delight in knocking it down. It was a game he could play over and over and he would commando crawl as fast as he could from wherever he was when he saw a tower ready to demolish. He would smile cheekily as it fell to the ground.

As Dad put it, Kaiden had a really educational weekend. He
a) Met the ponies who lived on the block next door
b) Met my Aunty Ruth and Uncle George

c) Went for his first swim at the beach

My cousin Cheryl and her husband David welcomed a little boy, Oliver Michael, into the world. I've made a card and while it seems as though I've lost my ability to cut and measure square, I like it! I love this photo of Kaiden's feet when he was only a couple of weeks old. Such skinny legs! I think this design would also make an excellent canvas. Another to add to my growing list of things to make! Today I'm taking Kaiden to Paper Arts so I'll be very tempted. Well, Kaiden does love paper so hopefully he'll enjoy a whole show devoted to it!

And I've finally finished (well except to add on the handles), the handbag album I gave my MIL for Christmas. Mmmmmm better start planning for this year I think. Well, I already have MY Christmas list at the ready.

Two of the pages I had left to complete

And to celebrate the fact that whenever we take photos we seem to capture Kaiden with his hand in my face, I did this fun scrapbook layout.

And Brett has finished Kaiden's cubby house. We have such lovely neighbours here in Bramston Street. Vicki and Ian had finished with their cubby house as their kids are now teenagers so they offered it to us. In one weekend it was transposed two doors down, Brett reassembled and painted, and then added in the sand pit underneath. We're positive it is going to get a good work out once Kaiden is old enough. He's already had a little play in the sand complete with Harry who loves to have a good roll in it too.

Phew, I'm exhausted. Time for a cuppa.

But finally, Brett wanted to share our North Queensland Waratah in full bloom. It must be spring!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Weight results

Took Kaiden to be weighed today. The results are in...Weight 8.30 kgs, Length 71cm, Head 44cm. For his weight and height he sits about the 40th percentile for boys and he is in around the 60th percentile for his length.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kisses from Kaiden

How cute :) Kaiden has started giving kisses, but for some reason they tend to be reserved for his Mummy (me). Here's another layout completed using a design pack from the Scrapheap.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Nine things at nine months

Our little baby is now nearly nine months! Where has that time gone?? His nine things about him at nine months
1. Has two teeth
2. Can "shake" a rattle when you say "shake, shake" and bounce in his jolly jumper when you say "jump, jump", can poke out his tongue
3. Loves food
4. Playing in the bath is his favourite time
5. Commando crawls from a to b by pushing himself around the floor
6. Things Harry the puppy is very funny
7. Likes making sounds, "da da", "ma ma" and "ga ga"
8. Is attracted to power leads, power points and kitchen drawers
9. Is messiest at meals times, tries to feed himself and the food ends up everywhere!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tag blanket

I've finished this tag blanket for baby Kaiden. He is fascinated by tags at the moment so I thought he'd really like something like this. I made it from material I already had on hand and being a scrapbooker I had plenty of ribbon to chose from! I used the free instructions on the New Conceptions website.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Weight update

I took Kaiden to be weighed last week (Tuesday 28 August) as it had been a good month since his last one. He came in at 8.11kgs, up from the 15 percentile to the 30 percentile. That's what Mum's cooking can do for you.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Nappy finally finished

I finally finished off a nappy I started making ages ago using the Very Baby cloth diaper pattern. Fits well although it still needs a few modifications before being perfected!

A little gift

For Father's Day I made my Dad and Brett a little altered box with a collection of Kaiden photos inside. Cute to the max.