Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Weekly Post

Hello Blogging Friends,

How has your week been??  Have you heard the song "Days go By" by Keith Urban??  It hit me this week as I was listening to that song and the lyrics finally made sense to me...the weeks are just flying by, life is going by so quickly.  If you have never heard the song you can watch and listen here.  I kind of wish life would slow down a little...  Keith says we better start living...  I often think about this.  Trying to enjoy life and make the best of it.  I have been so conscious since we had Nicholas to enjoy and treasure every moment.  He is five months old now and has brought us so much joy.  Life is different now... I have very little time to make cards or blog.  I used to have so much more time...but it is replaced with other beautiful things like snuggling up to Nicholas and watching him smile, giggle and grow (and cry!).  It has all been about getting to know his personality and trying to figure out the things he needs and what makes him feel safe and loved.  

In my quest for better organisation, and after much Pinterest research I have come up with this arrangement on my fridge.  From the left: a Weekly Meal Planner and Shopping List, A Daily Planner, A Weekly Planner and a Weekly Planner Job List for each day of the week.  This has been working well to keep me motivated in cooking dinners and cleaning the house.

Ooops! I have nearly forgotten to tell you about the cards at the top.  These were published.  A set of Ten Quick Cards.  They are actually little note cards and have been very handy in sending out little notes to family and friends.  Made using Kaisercraft Hummingbird papers and die cuts.

Lastly some pictures of Nicholas growing.
He can sit up in the bath now and splash.

We have bought him a toy he can sit in and bounce in and play with moving toys.  It takes batteries and makes noises and lights flash etc.  This is to assist me do a few little jobs around the house and to give him a bit of learning and fun.  He loves it for short time periods.

Lastly a photo of Nicholas and I playing around.  He loves to be held up in the air.  The teeth are still bothering him.  The two bottoms are making their way up, but it is now the top gums that seem to be causing him distress.

Well thats it from me for another week.  
See you again soon,
Alicia xx


Rachel Parys said...

What a gorgeous set of cards!! They are so pretty!

I love those little bouncy seats for babies! Maddie practically lived in hers! I would be amazed some days how much bouncing she would do, guess it was good exercise! Plus, she had a better view from there to look around the house!

Marilyn said...

I really like what you said about 'finding out the things he needs and what makes him feel safe and loved'. That's what parenting is all about and I love hearing it.
What a cute little fellow... those big blue eyes can melt a heart.. and assist him in 'getting what he wants'. hahahahha...
He's definitely a little cutie though.

Sandra H said...

Hi Alicia, Your so right time is moving so fast it's hard to believe its September another year nearly over, congratulations on having your notes cards published you must of been really proud to see them up in print as the saying goes well done and thank you for sharing your blog today and Nicholas is looking really content and loving his bath oh you do really have to make the most of their time as they do grow so fast l'm looking forward to my 2nd grandchild in November, our 1st is now 21mths and that time has gone fast too, bye for now xx

Carol Dee said...

Do I see a touch of RED in Nickolas' hair? :) He looks like he really enjoys the bouncy toy. It is great to have them occupied for a bit while they are awake.
The note cards are cute. Perfect for tucking in a gift. Have a fun week. hugs...

MaxineD said...

I was never that well organised :-) thankfully we all survived!!
Nicolas is looking just gorgeous and such a little smiler!