Two school friends of my husband have weddings this month and next month, although one is abroad and one is a ‘no children allowed’ wedding so that has pretty much ruled us out of attending either! Although my hubby is going to the evening ‘do’ of the latter. We wouldn’t feel right going to a wedding without the boys as they’ve had so much fun at the ones we’ve been to, meeting other children, dancing and generally being the centre of attention (with the exception of the bride of course!). Our eldest really enjoyed us all getting dressed up last time and proudly declared that ‘we look very smart’! Of course the confetti is great fun too, and he loved collecting it all back up just to throw it again. Surely no wedding is complete without a crying child mid-ceremony? It’s all good fun, but each to their own.
We had a bit of a scare at the weekend, well my husband did, unbeknownst to me as I was merrily spring cleaning in blissful ignorance. He’d taken the boys to the park, and of course, trying to keep track of two small children running in different directions is tricky, and the inevitable happened. In a split second the little one disappeared and my husband began to panic. As you can imagine, with every passing moment the panic gathered momentum, until he was shouting at our eldest to stay put, so as not to lose him too, running around frantically, and gathering support from other parents in the park. This park is next to the very fast flowing River Wharfe, and although there are some railings, they peter out. Some very helpful parents set off to look in opposite directions. Obviously my husband’s worst fear was that he’d end up in the river, being the little fearless daredevil that he is. Thank goodness … another mum got to him just as he was at the end of the railings and brought him back to my husband. He was perfectly calm, unlike Daddy and big brother who were very upset. They all came home very sombre so I knew immediately something had happened. The little daredevil told me he was watching the river and shouting ‘Daddy’. Needless to say, I shed several tears, not only of the relief that he was in my arms but the sickening fear of what could have happened. He ‘weally, weally promise'[d] to never go off again.
Hubby and I had tickets to see ‘Dance ’til Dawn’ on Saturday night – starring Flavia & Vincent from Strictly. I was very reluctant to go out and leave the boys with our babysitter (one of their teachers from nursery) in view of the scare that morning, but we did (the dancing was fabulous!), in the name of keeping things in perspective. However when we got home, little monkey woke up saying something made him feel sad (not sure if it was the upset or us going out) but I was very glad for the unusual interruption and kept him in bed with me for the rest of the night, just so I could have a hand on him and keep him safe. Oh the worry!!! The unfortunate thing is, I know it’s only going to get worse as they get older…. I definitely need stronger drugs to keep me sane!
So onto my card therapy! It’s the first of the wedding cards I needed to make:
Quite flamboyant for me! I am enjoying adding few more layers and embellishments lately. The stamp is LOTV ‘Over the Threshold‘, coloured with my Promarkers. The bigger flowers are made with my Fabulous Phlox die, and the swirls behind them and on the bottom right hand corner of the card are the negative pieces from the Stephanie Weightman Tattered Lace heart die that I’ve placed under the love bird paper (magazine freebie). A couple of my GNPE purchases feature – the butterfly charms, and the very gorgeous swirly Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments and co-ordinating Just Rite Antique Tags Dies.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley March Challenge – Crafty Bingo – I have used the top line – ribbons, pearls (liquid), and flowers
Passion for Promarkers Challenge Blog – Embossing (butterfly background and sentiment is clear heat embossed)
Another one my husband doesn’t like – ‘too busy’ in his opinion! He needs to stick to repositories I think – don’t ask, impossible to explain! Any comments from anybody other than my husband though, will be greatly appreciated! (Only joking darling, even if you did lose our smallest offspring).
Have a good week!