Sunday, June 28, 2009
babies, cards and family stuff....
i went to my very first baby shower the other night which was rather a lot of fun.
I made this nappy/diaper cake [you can find any instructions for anything on youtube!]. It turned out quite big [and ott!] and we turned it into a game to guess the no of nappies. [69 of the smallest size if anyones making one!]
sorry the pics so dark, it was late in the day when i finished it. as we didnt know the sex of the baby,it was really hard to find a unisex ribbon for it and this wouldnt have been my first pick.
on the home front, we took charlie for an interview with the other exchange students down at melb uni. we found out this week that she has passed this round and has to go on a weekend camp next month. She will then find out which country she is going too. she will leave in jan next year and have up to 4 different families that she stays with. shell attend the same school and also go on a euro trip with the other exchange students for 3 weeks. what a great opportunity and experience for her. dont know if we will cope as well! :(
today we all went to see the Archibald prize at the local gallery. for those who you who dont know what this is its an art competiton where painters paint a portrait of a well known austalian. so lucky to have it here as it just stays in sydney and nsw.
my fave was the dame elisabeth murdoch one,you could just see the kindness, compassion and also tiredness in those eyes. and like most things they look heaps better in real life.
I also liked the peoples choice award too.[Patty, it was the little boy Brandon from the Australia Movie]
The gallery was just packed out with all ages, which was marvellous to see but also good for the town.
another thing i noticed is that paint dribbles are IN!!!