Friday, 16 November 2007

AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND & SOME CREATIVE STUFF

OFF TO SHEPPARTON

Tomorrow (Saturday) Max and I are off to Shepparton a 3 hour drive from home. On the Sunday Max is competing in a Half Ironman event (1.9km (1.2 mile) swim, 90km (56mile) bike ride 21.1(13mile) km run. No rests in between just straight out of the water – wetsuit off and bike gear on and out they go. Then off the bike and running shoes on and out they run. It should take him about 5 and a half hours. It starts at 7.00am and the temperature is meant to be about 34 degrees (93 degrees to our American friends) so I hope he isn’t out there much longer than that. Once he completes this race he will be qualified for the Australian Ironman Competition at Port Macquarie NSW in April 2008. This event is double all of the distances he will do on Sunday. If you have ever seen the Hawaiian Ironman event on TV this event is the same distance. He is one fit man – my Mad Max.
I have finally finished the Name Collages for the boys. After I made a Name Collage for Chloe I thought that I had better make one for Lachlan and Riley. It was harder to do one for them. As with everything, be it clothes or toys, girls have a wider range available. It was the same for me making the Name Collages. I just went to my workspace and Chloe’s came together easily. Maybe because I already had all the pinky, girly bits and pieces because that is what I like too! For the boys I had to resort to going to the Scrapbook Shop and get some bit and pieces there. Then there was the glitter issue. Boys and glitter ??? My adult sons said “no way you can’t put glitter on the boys’ ones” but hey Grandma had other ideas.

I couldn’t ‘not glitter’ – so I just used black and a light green and it didn’t turn out ‘girly at all. I hope they like them – Lachlan’s favourite colour is blue so he should like it.

As for Riley at one month old only his Mum has to like it – so I think I am safe.

Here is a photo I took of Riley on Wednesday. I think he's cute but I may be biased!

33 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Alison,
You did a lovely job of the boys collages - they should be thrilled.

Riley is very cute and I'm sure he will love looking at all the bright colours.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison
(I'm home now!)
Love the collages you did, they are fantastic! the colours are so great and of course you can glitter for boys, they don't know what they are talking about do they!
Riley is such a cutie~ I love those Bonds stripy clothes, Leroy had them all too and they were my favourite pieces of clothing to put on him!

Lori said...

Riley is just adorable!!
love the collages you did, they are wonderful and you are so right it is much harder to do crafty things for boys...not much out there to work with...and i firmly believe glitter is for everyone:)

bluemuf said...

The collages for the boys are wondeful. Cute picture of Riley

Hugs Karen

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Alison, have a lovely weekend in Shepp, it's going to be so hot. Good luck to Max. Lovely collages. Little Riley is looking adorable, one month how precious :) Jenn and Jacqui

Sugar Bear said...

Have a great weekend! I love the collages and Riley is such a cutie!
Karla

love.boxes said...

Your collages turned out so bright and fun! I always think that kids need bright, cheery colors!

Sweet Remembrance said...

He is a doll...
Have a great weekend!
priscilla

Sandra Evertson said...

Love these and that stripey shirt is the cutest!
Sandra Evertson

dawn said...

you are not biased.
riley is too cute.

Gail McCormack said...

Good Luck to Max, I get puffed walking around the block! The collages are lovely, as for little Riley, so cute, love the colour of his hair, hint of red or strawberry blond maybe?

cindy said...

Double cuteness...the baby and the collage!
: )

c

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

love the name collages!!! Riley is soo cute!!!

Linda said...

Have a great weekend and good luck to Max. I really like the name collages... and what a sweetie Riley is. Linda

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Oh! He's just totally adorable... And your collages aren't girly at all. Everything's better a littl sparkly, right?

mosaic queen said...

He IS CUTE!!!!!!
Have a good trip!
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www.mosaicqueen.typepad.com

PAINT MINE PINK said...

First thing to mention is HOW GORGEOUS IS RILEY !!! wow a month old already!! Hows his momma and Daddy doing?

Love the collages, i had to giggle that you just had to glitter the boys ones! us girls and our glitter LOL.

Hope you are having a great weekend and that Max is 'smashin' em !!!

xo

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi alison, no you are not biased, Riley is a real cutie, cant wait for my girls to make me a grandmother (a few more years yet though!!) collages are beautifully done you clever thing!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those collages are great! Good luck to Max on his race..
Penny

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow...he is getting big. How cute! Your collages look great too btw!
Blessings,
Robin

michelle said...

He is so cute! I have been wanting to make a name collage for my littlest man too. Did you die cut your letters? They are really cute!

Saucy said...

He IS cute! Love the stripey shirt!

dede warren said...

Good luck to you and yours on the iron man qualification. I have always found it interesting what people are capable of.

Also great name collages! You've been busy!

She'sSewPretty said...

Riley is adorable and those signs turned out "just right". My sons cringe when they see the glitter bottles.

michelle said...

Thanks for the tip on the lettering!

IsabellaCloset said...

Alison, The collages for the boys are wonderful! That little Riley is just adorable. What joy these precious children must give you. Thanks for stopping by my blog... how sweet you are. When you have a second could I PLEASE have your birthday to add to my blog, only if you do not mind that is. Take care ~Mary~ :-}

Michelle said...

What treasures you created~I really like the collage with the sailboat theme. Have a great Sunday. Michelle

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, you have been busy creating! They look great. I would love them if they were for my boys so I am sure Amy with love it!! Riley has grown so much!! He looks very happy and content (and very cute too!).

KreativeMix said...

So cute!!

Susan Tuttle said...

How did the event go for your husband?--what an intense day in the heat!

I love your name collages--adorable!

Susan
xox

laura said...

Hi Alison,
How lucky are you? Ironman husband and darling grandchildren! I love the name collages. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Laura will love your Deck the Halls Swap just based on the colors on your peeks.

Joy said...

No, not biased at all. He is adorable! :)

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Allison,
Now I am loving that little Riley...what a darling...such a boy...your collage is simply wonderful...Good for you and it looks VERY BOYISH..
HAPPY DAYS,
Pat