Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In English

Oh my goodness my daughter comes out with the craziest things sometimes!
We tried to teach her some manners and social etiquette and (amongst many other things) told her 'we don't say bum, we say bottom', but the cheeky little girl is still trying to get away with it :-) She's a big fan of Dora the Explorer and we have a book that teaches her some simple words in both Spanish and English. It says things like "in English we say please, in Spanish we say por favor"


So this is what she's started saying to us lately "in English we say bottom, in Spanish we say bum". And it's one of those things that she keeps repeating over and over no matter how many times we tell her not to!! So now it's captured in layout form! I think it's good to remember some of the funny things kids say.


I've used the amazing My Mind's Eye So Sophie papers and stickers that I got in my Handmade by Suzanne DT kit this month. Aren't the colours incredible? So rich and luxurious.

Another layout designed in my head as I woke up from a sleep after night duty. I think the sqaures are half inspired by a layout Davinie Fiero did for Studio Calico last month, and half Larissa Albernez who quite often does these shallow little boxes on her layouts.


So I filled some of the boxes with embellishments - that gorgeous lace is Prima, I made the brad wth coordinating papers using my I-Top, and otherwise it's simply just some punches and sewing. Apart from the Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers (the small cream ones) all the other supplies on this layout can be found in the store.

And a very happy birthday to my little Munchy who just turned 4. She had a wonderful long weekend of birthday celebrations as we spread her parties out over 3 days as different relatives came to visit. She considers herself one lucky girl with all the love and attention and presents she got. And we consider ourselves very blessed to have such a caring, generous, wonderful and beautiful daughter.

6 comments

  1. This is funny to me, because we've been teaching my almost four year old to say bum instead of butt! I guess it is all what we consider the lesser of evils. What a wonderful picture and layout of your birthday girl, love the lighting and such.

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  2. Happy, happy birthday, Munchy!!!!! I'm so glad she had a wonderful celebration!!! This page is spectacular- those little boxes delicious!! :D

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  3. Such a wonderful layout, I love the little boxes. Very cheeky title too! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, my youngest dd turns 5 in October and starts kindy next year.....they grow so fast!! xo

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  4. Hi Natalie, hope you are well and surviving the working week.

    Happy Birthday to your sweet little Munchy.

    That layout is breathtaking, those squares look fantastic, very creative.

    LOVE that little story behind the layout, I can relate very well to that one!

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh, too cute!! :) And what a lovely page!!

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  6. Here we think bum is a cute way to say butt - what a great story. The layout is gorgeous!! Happy Birthday to your little girly!

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