Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Holiday Over..Now Time for a Rest!!

Goodness..who said Easter was a holiday? I think it's one of the busiest times of year, at least it was here!!

Saturday was cooking and cleaning and getting organised and then Sunday was just none stop all day!! It was lovely, though Lilly thought it was very strange that the birdies left their eggs in the garden..naughty birdies!! Never mind, next year we'll explain properly to her what it's all about.

The highlight of her day was "cooking". Well, she thinks she's cooking. It involves her gathering stones, twigs, leaves etc and putting them carefully into the stone birdbath...then she takes a stick and stirs. She worked this one out on her own and she just loves much so that it's the first thing she wants to do when she gets out into the garden. The good thing is she doesn't expect us all to eat it!!

The other thing that caused a tricky moment was Lilly had two dresses and she wanted to wear both...together!! Okay, it was Easter and she didn't look her best but...she got to wear both...together...and she thought she looked great!! And at the end of the day, that's what counts.


"Come on Upsey a good girl and play nicely!"


"Nice stones for cooking, have to have some of those!"


"Now...just an other little stir and it's done."

By the end of the day I was in a heap..tired but happy. Monday was more of the same and by the end of "the holiday" my head was spinning. It's funny how we mum's always end up with such busy "holidays", the word just seems a contradiction to the reality. But it was I'm not complaining...just exhausted!!

This evening was a big event for Charlie...he got to go out with Chris to the common. Normally he's not allowed to go as he does tend to escape...well, he always escapes!! But this evening we took a chance..and a very strong lead, plus a harness and a collar...the whole shebang!!

He loved it..and more to the point he didn't run off..but..yes, it's that but again!! He did manage to fall in a very smelly pond. Thank goodness it was not the back of my car that he travelled home in!! Needless to say when he got back I smelt him before I saw him. He was so proud of himself and he looked so offended when he was  dragged off to have a bath.

Now Charlie is not too keen on baths. Okay what I really mean is he HATES them! So, it was a very wet event with lots of noise. In fact it was total chaos...Charlie trying to escape, me trying to washing him, Chris trying to hang on to him and everyone getting soaked through.

The best bit was when he was finished.....there he was dancing around with Chris acting as ballast on his collar to slow him down. I was trying to catch him with a very large towel....but of course before I did he shook all over everyone. The only consolation was this water was clean!

Afterwards he had to be kept in to stop him finding a nice muddy bit to roll in. Being clean is not Charlie's favourite state. Give him something nice and smelly and he's in seventh heaven...but clean...yuck!! And no...I didn't take pictures. I wouldn't risk my camera in the chaos and water, lol!!

Now, enough rambling. Before I go I have a little freebie, a quick page in two different colours with a doodle flower border and a little word art.


You can download them here

Well, I'm off to bed. All that bath stuff is tiring. Take care and see you soon.



Anonymous said...

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catlady aka catslave said...

Thanks for the QPs. 2 new dresses at once - too cute!!

Sckwee said...

Haha your dog sounds like a riot. My little mini schnauzer just sits in the sink and shivers (no matter what the temp of the water) then jumps out of the sink and rolls around on the carpet....I don't understand it but that's what he does. Thank god for carpet shampooers! Also, I think it is fantastic two wear your two favorite dresses at once! If I could get away with it..well by golly...Haha. When I was little it was red Wizard of Oz shoes and a pink tutu so I think your little one is worlds ahead of me style wise. :) Thanks for the freebies!

Keryn said...

Hi June, lovely to see the gorgeous photos of Lilly, she is growing up so fast. Looks like it was a beautiful sunny day for you - just as well if Charlie gave you all a bath as well - lol.

Thank you for QP's - I love the doodling.

Have a wonderful week, hugs, Keryn

Maryse said...

My daughter Leeloo wears her clothes in a particular way too :)First I was afraid that at school others children could be nasty with her,but no.She has a big sucess.
It's a good thing that Charlie don't like to be clean,he stills a dog...When he will ask you a toothbrush....
I send you an email as soon as possible :)

makeyesup said...

Sounds like Easter was really busy and delightful.. Photos of Lilly are adorable. Sounds like she is really going to be an independent one and wait till she rolls in the mud with Charlie.

Michele said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! Your little miss is just adorable, 2 dresses and all. Have a great week, your quick pages are great!

Yvette said...

Thank you for the smiles.

Anonymous said...

2 dresses for Lilly...Lucky girl. She is growning up so fast and I jsut love her storis, it brings back memmories of my babies who are now 18 & 19 but will remain my babies forever!
Charlie is a little dickens, but I believe you wouldn't have it any other way. He's a love!
The QP's are great. :)

eilajean said...

Hi June,

I just loved your ramblings today!!! They really made me smile! Yesterday's as well. Boy your little Lilly is such a sweet child! The simple joys and imagination!!! I have a niece who would wear the funniest outfits to holiday dinners. I wish they could stay that sweet forever.

Thank you for both gifts. I love the quick pages and the knots as well.

You are awesome!

Big hugs from across the pond!


Carl said...

Can't imagine you did all that. Just eating and snacking along over the entire weekend was wearing me out.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Apr. 15, 2009. Thanks again.

Joan said...

Lilly is so precious. Love the photos. And the Charlie stories are always so entertaining too. Thanks for sharing your life with us. And, of course, thanks for the sharing of your talent with those lovely quick pages.

Kim's Scrappin' said...

LOL enjoyed the stories of Charlie - shame there wasn't pictures, would have made a great layout LOL. And Miss Lilly in her two new dresses, just lovely as can be. Love the pictures of her. Sounds like your Easter was great, if tiring. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Apr. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

Michele said...

Darling and another fun story! :-)

Karena said...

You did a post last month on making blinkies, and I absolutley loved it! But I'm waiting for you to post how to get a blinkie on Blogger. Help!

Ray said...

I agree Easter can really be so tiring! Your Lilly is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

LazyKay said...

I love how you've captured the total absorption in the task in these photos.


Glynis said...

How wonderful, I loved your pictures of Lilly, hasn't she got lovely hair!
I was worn out reading this! LOL

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