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Batman and dinosaurs. Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. Jumping on daddy. Being naked. Chicken nuggets. Bedtime stories. Toast and cream cheese. Miss Abi. Play Doh. Chocolate. You used to call water agua but now you only ask for Lemonade. Playing soccer. Talking about grandma. Cutting paper. Gluing paper. Snuggles on the sofa. Being a dinosaur - Graaaaahhhhh!!! Being a tiger - Graaaaahhhhh!!!

6:20am in the morning...

The clock says 6:20am. The house is quiet. I'm the only one awake. Before I was married when I was single I would have thought 6:20am was the middle of the night. I would wrestle with the alarm clock for just another ten minutes more before running into the bathroom and dashing for the train each morning always a little late.

Now I enjoy the early mornings. Of course, I now wake up to Californian sunshine rather than a London chill, so getting out of bed is easier.

Today I make Joshua's lunch. Today is one of the last days I'll be preparing cream cheese bagel, yogurt, bananas and grapes for him. From next Monday he will start his new school. I pack the last things away. Over the breakfast bar I see a tiger costume folded over a chair waiting for a fix under the chin and crutch (why do they never make those things long enough in the body). A variety of arts and crafts stuff clutters the table. Some of it is Joshua's some of it is mine - we've been making Halloween party invitations all weekend.

A giant Halloween glow in the dark spider sits on top of Joshua's artwork. Right now it's being used as a paper weight but I'm sure it will still be on the table long after the artwork has been put away and Halloween is over. Last year we had a skeleton head with flashing eyes that stayed on our table well past Christmas and into the new year.

When I was single the clutter was all clothes, make-up and magazines. Today's clutter of dinosaurs, and Matchbox cars reminds me that there is a little boy in the house - as if I could forget - as if I would want to forget. I want my house to stay like this always - a cluttered magical mess waiting for a little boy to wake up and come and play...

Where have all the Dinosaurs Gone?

Everything available at ScrapArtist
Alpha: Alpha Mania by Linda Gill Billdal
Sofa: Art Doll Collcetion lila by Christine Honsinger as Fiddlette
Hand Prints: Splash On by LaurieAnn, Heaven's Gate Designs
Also Used:
Dinosaurs: Calebs' Dinos by Lynne-Marie at CatScrap
Font: Daily Birdy by Audry Neal

Where have all the Dinosaurs Gone?

'Mommy, ask me where all the dinosaur's have gone.'
'Okay Joshua, where have all the dinosaur's gone?'
'Mommy, a big rock fell from the sky and it hit the ground and it killed all the Dinosaurs. Both the good and the bad. The iguanadons, the triceratops, the T-rexs...'

And I thought you was gonna say they were behind the sofa!

You are 3 1/2 years old and amaze me every day.

Dance Your Dance

Layouts using Dance Your Dance by Rachel Young Designs and Eclectic Designs by Gabi available at ScrapArtist.

I have just been introduced to Teesha Moore (not in person of course - but to her artwork). I have a new idol - I am in awe!

If you don't hear from me for a while it will be because I'm gazing at her amazing art journals...

K xxx

Super Hero Names for Mommy

Joshua was trying to think of a super hero name for mommy. It went like this...

'You're house girl. No, you're t-shirt girl. You're leaf lady. You're loopy-na-na girl. You're jeans girl. You're jeans-on-head girl...'

And so it went on...

Toddler Toes

I just discovered 'Toddler Toes' on FlickR. Such beautiful photos and yet they rarely include a full face. And I really like her perspectives. She's not just bending her knees but crawling on the floor...