Tuesday

The most tiring walk of my life.



Royal Botanic Garden

So last weekend I took the most tiring walk of my life. The distance I covered? About 800 metres. *LOL* Yep. My neighbours have very interesting "features" in their gardens...birds, turtles, fish, rabbits, spa pool...all which children (aka nephews) are excited to see even if they've seen it many times before.



The thing is my niece can't walk yet so she has to be carried [nope my brother did not provide a pram!]. Littlest nephew J is too short to look over the fence [bottom half concrete wall, upper half fence] so he has to be lifted every time we walk by an "interesting" feature. Nephew #2 is not tall enough to look over the fence even on tippy toes so I have to lift him up too! Nephew #1 is too small to help carry any of his siblings. And I seriously need to build up upper body strength [insert scene where I am diligently pumping iron to develop Madonna-like arms...*LOL*]


Certainly a far cry from taking an idyllic stroll at the Royal Botanic Garden...*LOL*



Check out these Walgreen coupons for some awesome deals on stickers! My fave go-to embellishment! :) A two-page spread inspired by the challenge at Frosted Designs to use kraft paper.

Supplies: October Afternoon patterned papers, Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, 7 Gypsies and Imaginisce stickers, Purple Onion and Maya Road stamps, ribbon, thread, buttons, brad.


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30 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh cute! Love those ducks and that sun!

Debbie said...

Cute layout!!! At least your day was spent with those that are special to you!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm tired just reading about your walk...lol! I loveeeeeeeeee your lo! I love the photos, the clouds and the stitching!!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

cute layout and after reading your post I understand how you were wore out after all that.

Blossom inch said...

sounds tired but interesting post, fabulous and stunning two pagers layout!

MANSI said...

Oh what a pretty LO!!!loved the lil ducklings!

misty said...

It looks like it was an eventful walk! beautiful page, I love the stitched sun!

snehal watwe welde said...

Very bright and sunny LO and I love the way you made tose sun rays.

E.T. said...

LOL hope you get Madonna like arms real soon!

Smita said...

Love the layout!! The colors and elements are just perfect...

I know I am here after eternity :D Pardonnez-moi but I haven't been crafting/blogging/surfing for long!

Have been seeing the pictures/snapshots of all craft projects on Facebook though :)

Hugs,
Smita

Dora said...

this is so cute, love the ducks!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful layout Yvonne.. love those beautiful elements... everything work well together... I really miss coming here.... now im back.... hugs...xoxo

Cindy deRosier said...

Madonna-like arms... hee hee. Keep lifting the kids and you'll have the arms of your dreams. Love your LO.

Angi said...

Loved reading about your walk. What a fun idea for a page!

Maggi said...

That would wear me out for sure! lol Awesome layout though!

Annette said...

sounds like a fun day but also very tiring... this page is so amazing...Love the layout and those cute little duckies..

sandi said...

The walk may not have been the best, but your lo is fabulous! Just so sweet!

Julie E said...

This layout is just right! The little train just looks meant to be there.
LOL about your walk with the 4 kiddos. I remember the time I took my 3 into a sunflower field maze. My sons were 2 and although they could walk 1 was afraid of the bees and the other got tired. I am used to holding both at once, but not for such distances. What a work out - I didn't think we were ever going to find the way out!!!

Julie E said...

This layout is just right! The little train just looks meant to be there.
LOL about your walk with the 4 kiddos. I remember the time I took my 3 into a sunflower field maze. My sons were 2 and although they could walk 1 was afraid of the bees and the other got tired. I am used to holding both at once, but not for such distances. What a work out - I didn't think we were ever going to find the way out!!!

Linda R said...

Now that sounds like a workout.. Your pages are wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Alice Wertz said...

that looks like a beautiful and fun garden to visit, sans the kids, of course. =) love the scene you created for the spread, so beautiful tie the theme and pages together. fabulous layout, Yvonne!

~amy~ said...

crackin' myself up because I had to do the conversion to miles...I said: "What?!!" haha...great layout.

Monique said...

Sounds like one of my walks..lol... lovely layout, thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.

Lydia said...

Really cute Yvonne! Love that sun. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Sharon said...

I love your creativity! You made such a wonderful page with the photos and memories from your walk!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh I love this! Had a chuckle at your text - sure it's twice as long to do anything with kiddies in tow - and twice as much effort too - but they must love you for it!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Goodness, I bet that was tiring! :)
Love your layout! So many fun little details to check out. Love the map and love the clouds and stitched button sun. Really like the torn-paper hills at the bottom, too.

Miae said...

Oh I completely understand needing to build up upper body strength:) Carrying kids around = lactic acid burn (sorry that was the nurse in me:D )...I love how your page packed a punch: photos, maps, trains, ducks! So cute!

Emily Keaton said...

This layout is just so appealing, Yvonne! I love seeing all the adventures you had with your sweet nephews. Your layout is so clever!

Rose said...

so i had to covert it to miles, lol what a LONG walk girl :) but with all the lifting and caring i am sure it felt like 100 miles.

super fab layout and such a beautiful place to visit :)

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