Friday, 22 August 2008

Playtime & Butterflies

Yesterday I took the girls to a place called 'Play2day' a big indoor play place, I had had a call from a friend whose daughter Trina went to nursery with Hollie, saying that some of the mum's were meeting up did we want to join them, so most unusual for me I said yes! I had a nice time chatting with the mum's some of which I knew, others only by sight, and the children apart from a couple of knocks and tiredness had a brilliant time. I wondered if Hollie would leave my side as she had complained of having a tummy ache for a couple of days and when we got there was a bit clingy but when Trina arrived she was off, she had a close bond with her through nursery, it's a shame Trina is now moving to another school.
Last night both girls had a sleepover at nannie and grandads, usually only Lillie goes but think Hollie made her feel guilty about not having her, so they both went. This morning they picked me up and we went to the Butterfly Park, we were in time for the birds of prey display, boy do they fly close to your head!! The girls loved the play area, and looking at all the pretty butterflies (crikey it's hot in there!)
these 2 butterflies (if you can pick them out) were so pretty, the ones with the see through wings especially
the leaf cutter ants always fascinate me, those tiny little creatures carrying big pieces of leaves and look at that stalk!!!! They have 2 tubs with leaves etc in and the ants go cut their piece of leaf and then travel along the ropes and into their 'ant hill' thing, you come out itching like made as the ropes are above your head!!and these were the funniest pigs I have ever seen, they look like sheep, they have a woolly coat!!!The house is quiet again tonight as the girls have gone for a 2nd sleepover at mum and dad's. Hopefully Hollie won't fall out of bed and land on top of Lillie who is sleeping on the blow up bed on the floor again tonight Lol.!!

Finally a card, I made this a couple of days ago and it is my entry for the Papertake Weekly challenge which is to use the sketch by Katharina, and also follows the recipe -1 ribbon, 1 flower, 2 buttons and glitter (I used pearly paints which are glittery!) for My Time to CraftI hope to fit another couple of challenges in tomorrow, but have cakes to make, my A Spoon Full of Sugar card to make and packing to do (going to Matthews parents on the coast for a couple of days) so fingers crossed I get the chance!


My Paper World said...

Wow! sounds like you've all been having loads of fun Joanne! Great pics!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Nicola xx

Mee said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for taking the time to join in with the MTTC challenge this week :o) Jo x

All Pink girl said...

Lovly card realy pretty ,Dawnx

Lesley said...

Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xxx

Becky said...

Brilliant card! Sounds like you had a fab time, fab photos too!
Love Becky xx

LazyKay said...

Looks like a great day.

The Lincolnshire Curly Coated pig died out in England and had to be re-imported back into England from Hungary a few years ago. They were sheared and the 'wool' used in days gone by. So it really is a RARE breed.

Lovely card.


steph said...

Great card! Love the vibrant colours! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Kate T said...

Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge :-) I love the stamp and flower.
Kate xxx