Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tailor made dress.....

Earlier I stumble accros this and decided to have a try. So, I contacted the owner, gave her Grace's measurement and viola.....2 nicely tailor made dress. And here's the princess in her dress....

And here's another piece of garment that mother-in-law bought her. I've no idea why she looks so plum in this photo.

Lots of randomness....

Well oh well....I totally deserted my blog! LOL......

I visited a few pre-school and finally decided on one, get Grace enrolled and then busy brain washing and getting Grace ready for school.

Then I got to know this.....

Then I have been sick, tired and hungry most of the time. I sleep early, take afternoon nap and was resting at any free time I'm able to find......

Grace was the first one to know and she was thrilled. And due to the fact that she's becoming a big sister soon and will also be attending school, she's been a very good girl. She helped with folding the clothes (and she did really well) while I was cleaning other area of the house, she will self trigger the study time (which in the past needs to be forced), she will go wash her hands every time we reach home, and most of all she knew I can't carry her for long. But, the sibling rivalry is coming in, especially during night time, she will stay very close to me and demand our attention....well I guess that's normal....

On Saturday, I totally forget that I need to arrange a bouquet of flower for Sunday Service and luckily Mei Lian auntie reminded me. So I went to buy the flowers at 10:30pm. Went home, though very tired, I managed to arrange this...(nice?)

Tomorrow is Grace's 3rd birthday and she got her first birthday present from her grandma today. It is this:

Her birthday party is this Sunday, I'm sure she will have lots of fun.

And now I'm off to cure my hunger......

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I've been busy....

...with a whole lot of things right now, thus the lack of layouts sharing and blogging.

..with some Christmas card orders;
..making special handmade Christmas gifts for friends
..preparing for Grace's 3rd birthday party
..finding and visiting and finalizing a pre-school for Grace (yes, we are starting her soon) Grace to sleep early and wake up early (in preparation for pre-school)
..following and watching a TVB drama (grin...grin..)

Phew...the list don't look too long but all are time consuming tasks.....

By the way, I'm also planning on making 2 mini albums, one for Grace's 3rd birthday, the other for Grace's first time at school kinda journal.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Here's how Grace gently turn down an invitation to play....

I was again at my parents place for the past 3 days. Well, this time is just for the fun of it. Grace got all crazy playing with her grandparents. Grandpa bought a toy truck (the kind that transport new vehicles) which also include 2 buses and 2 cars. (just in case you wondering, Grace loves cars....don't ask me why). Well, she was playing all sorts of things with this toy truck, car dealers, race car and truck, towing service.

Talk about the towing service, dad has an old Walkman, which was confiscated from his naughty students many years back. And so Grace took the Walkman, extended the aerial and viola....the crane or whatever that is used to tow the cars and truck. Her tow service number is "386"...she gave the number herself. And so, dad will pretend that there's an accident, then called the number "386" and she will answer and get to work.

Now, after playing this for some time, she shifted to other things, when grandma came and "dialled" the number "386". Note that she is now busy with other things, and this is how she turned down her grandma.
Grandma: "386", "386" there's an accident here. I need towing service now.
Grace: Err....she's now around.

Then during dinner, grandma tried again.
Grandma: "386", "386" there's an accident here. I need towing service now.
Grace: I no longer provide the service. I already sold off the towing thing.

We all had a good laugh.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

G is for Grace

It had been almost 3 years since Grace joined us, my little girl will be celebrating her birthday on 26th of this month. Looking back these 3 years and the few years before I was pregnant, I can't help but proclaim that God's grace was, is and will be showering upon us.

Here I scrap on the word Grace. It's a challenge over at Scrapping out LOUD, using over sized embellishment and/or alphas. At the same time, I'm using Twisted Sketch #021 with the twist of "Alpha".

Many things happen on this layout.
1. I die-cut the flower border from Cosmo cricket early bird collection by using a die-cut machine called, my hand and craft knife.

2. If you see the sketch above, I replaced the photo on the top left corner with my over sized "g", running over to the lower row. I switch the photo placement a little to suit the flow.

3. I inked the edges of my journalling block and photo with Distress Crackle ink.

4. For the alpha, I'm using paint dabbers; and then heat it to create the raised "bubble"
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Journalling blocks - Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend, Early Bird and Nutmeg element cards
Others - Cosmo Cricket Early Bird border, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint, Adirondack Metallics acrylic paind dabber, Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphas, Rose Moka mini alphas

Remember when...
...I was asking and begging God for a child, tears and frustration was always present. How little faith I have back then. God has His timing for everything and it was about 2 years of waiting for you to come into our lives. Numerous obstacles and tears along the way but was never lack of God's grace. He gave me comfort and taught me through 2 passage of scriptures; Psalms 23 and 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God;s will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.
It was by:
-- God's grace that taught me to be patient and wait upon the Lord.
-- God's grace that gave me the surprise when I saw the positive test.
-- God's grace that help you grow big and strong in my tummy.
-- God's grace that gave me a comfortable pregnancy.
-- God's grace that gave me a safe delivery.
-- God's grace that brings you to us.
And it was to remember God's grace that we named you Grace!