Monday, March 23, 2009

Pink Sketches #25

Happy Spring time to my international friends from the USA!
It must be an exciting change for you all from the cold, cold winter??

Pink Sketches is back with Sketch #25!
And do check out my other fellow teammates' work!!! It's truly awesome!!!

And here's my layout for the sketch:

Hidden Journalling: We took a road trip down south to Bunbury & Busselton. We stayed at Ferguson Valley near Bunbury at the Ferguson Farmstay. Daddy drove while Mummy read maps.

Supplies: Bazzil Cardstock, Been There Done That pattern papers, Creative Imaginations pattern papers, American Crafts Thickers, American Crafts Travel rub-ons and Maya Road Sheer Travel Journal Tags.

Yupz! Those are my road trip photos from my last Dec'08 Perth trip. I'm playing catch up in whatever ways I possibly can =) I even got the Making Memories Passport range 12x12 D-ring Album for the trip! It's really exciting! I've got quite a few more layouts to do with lots of photos to put in!!!

You know, sometimes when I scrap and Daren comes up to me and points to whoever was in the photos that I was scrapping on, I would put aside whatever I was doing and channeled my focus on him instead and explaining to him of when the photo was taken. We even went through his first year album and I asked him,"Who is that baby in the photos?" He would quickly reply ,"Daren Chan!"

We would then recount the moments and for certain things that I "caught" him on camera doing i.e. blowing bubbles... he would say to me that, "Mummy, I want to blow bubbles"....

On my! There's a lot of things recounted on that he wanna do!!!

Well, I'll gladly oblige!!
We had a birthday invitation to a Pirate-themed party. Liza Yet had so kindly extended the invitation to some of us to attend Aaqil's bday party.
Since it's Daren's first even themed-birthday invitation and not knowing what to expect except to be dressed in his striped T-shirt, we brought him along to Aloha Changi.

He was soooo excited that he didn't even take a quick nap while on our way up to the place!

(we travelled from West to East in my my mom's mini van)

And when we finally arrived there, I was really blown away by the set-up and all the little heart-work details that went into making the party a success!!!

The goodie bags that came with a plastic pirate sword, had Daren's name stitched on it!!!

There was a pirate's bandana and the waist belt made of cloth and an eye-patch too!

Here's my little pirate going, "AArrrggghhhh!"

Look at this uber cool Pirate Ship!!! It's made by the bday boy's dad!!!


Party Games by the party Host! Daren really enjoyed being "involved"

But....hahaha, I guess a 3-year old's attention span is still not quite there. He wandered away on his own after a while but still kept close to the group. Do you see him trying to "walk the plank"?

Having a go at the Pirate Ship Pinata!!! Bday boy is on the right!

My favourite "nature" shot for the whole year? This beautiful orangey sunset in the East of Singapore!!! It gives me the "small, fishing village" feel, come to life from my old history lessons of Singapore!!

By the time we left to pick my mom up.... Daren must have been so tired that he dozed off in the van at about 8pm!!!! I panicked as we were still a long way from home!!!
But while waiting for my mom, he did wake up but was all grouchy and itching all over!

But nonetheless....he had a fun, fun, fun day (in his own words!)!


redoaklines said...

all of those pics are so adorable! i love the pirates theme! i'm glad daren had tons of fun! :)

and of course, beautiful job with the pink sketches layout. hehe! :) love the doodling -- and ur right... great minds think alike!


meganklauerphotography said...

Great take on the sketch this week! Love all the details and goodies!

Glenda T. said...

I just love your road trip layout and all the fun embellies!! That party looks like it would have been a blast and the sunset pic, GORGEOUS!!

ianz said...

hey, i love the photo of the sunset. IT's beautiful!

just lisa said...

Love that road trip layout - awesome work on there - so many fun embellies! Looks like a blast at the pirate party - that boat is very cool. And, no wonder that is your favorite photo - GORGEOUS!!!!

Have a wonderful week Sophia!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

we had fun didn't we? it was awesome meeting you Soph! Daren is so adorable!

missyblooger said...

cute little pirate you got for yourself to keep =)

btw, did u change songs??

verysherry said...

The dad made the ship!??!! WOW! Dats really so cool!

Ailei- Adeline said...

I love your australia trip layout! Makes me want to go on a holiday with my 2 monsters too! Can't wait to be back in Spore again also to meet up...Take care!

Arlene said...

The LO is awesome!!!

aww...bday boy looked like he had tons of fun!

just wanted to say a quick thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! they always bring a smile to my face. :) They're much appreciated

yeah, that rich girl challenge had me thinking, and i think having money would be good because I too have family who can benefit but it makes me think if I had money would I really know how to totally depend on God? for me, it's a catch 20...So I'm happy just the way I am. Already rich in blessings. KWIM?

eMeLiNe Seet said...

some really fun pics Sophia !! And THANKS for Always being so generous with your kind words too ! Love all your shots esp the last !!!