Thursday, September 30, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 27th

The fascination with Hama beads continues. Our windows are full of them.

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 26th

From being a naughty and grumpy child, Zoe seems to be turning a corner a bit. I am selecting what is worth battling over and what I will let go. I have ressurrected her Good Girl chart. 10 stickers for being good and she gets a treat of her choice.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 25th

Zoe's behaviour seems to be at an all time low at the moment. She was meant to be having a sleepover at her best friend's but I threatened her that she couldn't go if she didn't start behaving. Unfortunately, she carried on being really naughty and so now she isn't going.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 24th

And to finish a busy week of learning, Zoe has come home with 8 key words to learn.

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 22nd and 23rd

Here are my days 22nd and 23rd. Zoe is enjoying school so much. Don't know how long the love affair will last. She seems to be learning loads.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 21st

More homework! This time a book with words in. Curly the caterpillar and what he can see and what he can eat!

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 20th

I thought my days of homework were over but no! Now I am helping Zoe with her phonics and how to write her letters properly. She has a scrapbook that she had to complete each day with the letter she has been learning at school that day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 19th

Zoe had 2 birthday parties yesterday. One was William's from her old nursery. She loved catching up with all her old friends.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 18th

Zoe had her second set of dance lessons today and really enjoyed them. Last week she said she didn't like tap as it was too hard but this week, she found it much easier. Strictly Come Dancing here we come :-)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 17th

Zoe has been playing with Hama beads at her after school club and today she got a house point at school for helping her friend who had hurt herself after falling over and as a treat I brought her some of her own Hama beads. So this afternoon, we made a bunny rabbit and a flower and she wants to give them to her best friend Edith and her little sister Darcey.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 15th and 16th

Zoe is learning phonics. She will do 4 letters a week and she will bring home a scrapbook each Friday that we have to put in magazine pictures, drawings etc for each letter.

Day 15:

Day 16:

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 14th

Zoe likes to have a quick play on the Nintendo DS before she goes to school. But this all depends on whether she has eaten her breakfast and got dressed quick off. Peppa Pig and Dora are ger favourite games.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 12th and 13th

Day 12:
We decided that it was time for Zoe to learn how to ride her bike without the stabilisers. So off we went down to Poole Park to have a go. It was back breaking holding on to her bike. She didn't get it and she was getting very frustrated so we gave up after a while and decided to practice some more next weekend.

Day 13:
Zoe was really tired this morning and was almost asleep whilst eating her breakfast

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 11th

Zoe started dance lessons today. She had a ballet lesson first and then had a tap modern lesson afterwards. She seemed to enjoy both lessons. Luckily her older friend Eva has outgrown all her shoes and so has passed them down to Zoe.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 10th

We went for lunch today with my dad and had a lovely afternoon!

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - Redone

Whilst browsing on the Pickleberrypop website this morning, I found a much nicer Back To School digital kit and so I have been redoing my LSNED layouts.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 9th

Zoe fell over at school today and not only scuffed her knee but also her new shoes!!!

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 8th

I suddenly realised that we hadn't tried Zoe's PE kit on to see if it fitted, so we had a quick fitting session and also to see if Zoe could manage all the buttons on her uniform.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge September Week 1

This week's challenge was set by Amanda Mary. She challenged us to use pastel ice cream colours for 10 points, a photo of something that has changed for 5 points, journalling for 5 points and stripes for 10 points.

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge August Week 5

Bit late posting this, but I did this layout for the weekly challenge over on UK Scrappers and I am also entering it for the A Trip Down Memory Lane September Sketch challenge which can be found here
The UKS challenge was set by The Indecisives and we were given 3 options. I went for option 1 which was:
- a mono layout for 10 points
- a minimum of 3 photos for 10 points
- use a stamped image for 5 points
- use journalling round the edge of the photo montage for 5 points.

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 7th

Zoe was assigned to a house at school. Whilst walking home, I was telling her that she is in the green house and she said "No Mummy, I should be in the Yellow house!" And when I asked why, she said "Because our house is yellow!" So then I had to explain the house system at school as opposed to the colour of her home.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 6th

Zoe is loving school and loves having her own reading book! I am sure we are going to get to know Biff, Chip and Kipper pretty well over the next few months.

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 5th

Whilst at the Steam Fair we had to go to the fair ground several times a day to keep Zoe happy. She loved all the rides but the big wheel was her favourite. This wheel was 35m high. She wasn't a bit scared! Not like me - I was petrified!

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 4th

We spent the weekend at the Great Dorset Steam Fair camping. Zoe loved it!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - 1st - 3rd

1st September:

2nd September:

3rd September:

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Baby's First Day of School

Zoe started school today. Not a dry eye in the house!

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - Introduction

Here is my intro page:

Learn Something New Everyday 2010 - Front Page

It is that time of year again when Shimelle runs her fab September course. This is my 3rd year of doing it and I think I am going to do it digi. This year is slightly different to previous years for me as I am going to do it from the point of view of my 4 year old daughter, Zoe, who starts "big" school tomorrow. She is going to be learning a lot in the few months so it fits beautifully with this project. So this is going to be Zoe's journey.
I have bought a fab new digi kit called Back To School - The Collection which is a collaboration between Melissa Wilson and Mari Koegelenberg from the Digi Chick store.
I am still not convinced that I want to do this project in digi but the school stash I have ordered has not turned up yet.

Here is my front cover: