Friday, May 13, 2011

he is testing me...

At 4 and a half, my eldest is testing me to the limits...he has learnt very quickly to say no, which he has never done before and is trying the patience of both hubby and I. Gorgeous vellum from Hambly and that scrapware  chippie doily frame is just to die for.



Till next time....

33 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Oh Kim! I am going through the exact same thing with my oldest who is 4.5 as well. I am telling you that I am just hanging on by a thread at the moment with her. Everything is a battle, everything is an issue...arrrrrggghhhhhhh! You are not alone! AWESOME and STUNNING layout. LOve what you have done with the title. Hang in there!

Aila said...

I love this layout! So nice colour of it.
Just remember, children are our honey teddy bears))

BabyBokChoy said...

What a beautiful layout and your journaling is beautiful and the journaling strips are beautiful!!!! Let's say it again, beautiful :)

Aubree said...

Gorgeous! Love that picture!!

Jasmine S said...

Ok, right back at you.
SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous LO even if the topic is a touchy one! Don't worry, get over this hurdle and it will get easier for everyone...x

I kept telling myself, It's just a stage and stages don't last very long! LOL! Best of Luck...x

Heather Jacob said...

love this KIM... ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WORK .... I can feel the energy ......
yes I agree, children can be challenging ... but we learn and grow from everything that happens, and I feel it is all about evolving and learning about acceptance that we are all different ... it is not easy but it is worthwhile ... this will pass .. love and hugz xoxox

Belinda said...

Your layout is SENSATIONAL Kim. Love the colour and that woodgrain is to die for. Must get some!! It is a worry what our kids pick up at kindy from the "manners challenged" kids. My 4.5yo learnt to say 'I hate you' because he heard a child say it at kindy. He was just testing it out and hasn't said it since because I explained that it really hurt my feelings when he said it. I have found that counting to 5 somehow magically works if they know you are going to take a toy away when you get to 5!! Is that me being a mean mummy?? Don't care it works!! LOL

Kerryn said...

ooh I can so relate to this! Your page is absolutely fabulous Kim!!!

Sue said...

LOVE this! I adore that aqua pp, especially when teamed with the natural chippie - gorgeous combo! I love that you have scrapped this 'not so perfect' aspect of your everyday life - it's something I am sure all parents can relate to at some stage! FAB work! XXX

Jennifer said...

An amazing LO and loving the turquoise! Great phase to document. Oh, I remember those days so well with DD#1. Once she got to school she figured she had pretty much figured out the world and Mom and Dad didn't know much anymore!! hee hee It will pass. :) Our DD#2 was much easier. Hope this helps. :)

Chloe :-) said...

Oh, I SO know what you are going through. Seriously.
Gorgeous page tho - love the tape and the pic is STUNNING!!

Melinda said...

Stunning colours and gorgeous design Kim! HUGS xx

aussiescrapper said...

Oh I hear you loud and clear, Nate is 4 and 4months and where has a placid little helpful boy gone too, he actually said "gross" when I put his dinner down the other night, and it was lasagne....but the layout you have created is just stunning, I love how you did the title and the journalling and that vellum is gorgeous. Melxx - you are definately not alone.

Anne P said...

Beautiful LO and I am so hearing you. My youngest is the same age and also has started Kindy. The joys of boys.

lisa said...

This is one cool page. What a gorgeous photo too. Kids...they are certainly testers eh?!!

lizzyc said...

Hi KIm... if you could watch each mum read your journalling.. you would see us all nodding... yes our kids test us and press the buttons.. and drive us nuts.. so a very precious layout, and i hope one day your strong boy will make you proud of his achievements, as the strong ones are the leaders of tomorrow.. it is just our job to direct and shape them.. and what a huge job that is.. all the best.. you are the perfect mum for your boys.. and a beautifully designed layout as always...xx

Di Garling said...

This pic is sooo cute. He looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. They do grow out of it though. You don't think that they will, but they do. My two boys are now adults, but I can still remember going through this. It is tough at the time isn't it? Anyway great page Kim. Di xx

evoli said...

I just love everything about this LO! and what a lovely boy! you are lucky to have such wonderful kids, although the eldest one is testing you :)

Sarah Webb said...

Lovely page! Great simplicity!

Chantal said...

Oh how wonderful! I love this layout!!!

Оксана said...

Kim, your page is very beautiful, such a nice color ))

Rebecca said...

Love the layout and I am going through the same thing with my 4 year old guy. He was the sweetest ever until pretty much the month he turned 4. He's still sweet, but he definitely has TONS of attitude lately. And as I tell him, "not the best listening ears" lol.

Kayla Renee said...

this is a beautiful page. I love the colours.

Kylie said...

just adore the colours kim...gorgeous pic tooxx

Nadhrah Maidin said...

ohh seriously i'm sharing the same boat with you. IS not easy but i guess thats how it is. My boys is ^ and 4.5 yrs. Nice lo...loving every details

Marelize said...

A really stunning layout Kim! Love the chippie and how you've scrapped about one of the struggles in life, because life isn't ALL good. Hope this stage passes quickly for you. xox

Paula said...

Oh this layout is gorgeous!!! Love it all, the colours, that chipboard...& the honesty ;) Hehe thankfully they do get past it...& then learn new ways of testing you ;) Good luck!

deborah said...

wow ! that's a tough time to be going thru for sure ! love the journaling on strips too !

Live 2 Create said...

This is a terrific layout Kim!!

Suzanna said...

Wow, wow, wow, and MORE wow!! This is just stunning Kim! I'm sorry that A is giving you fits... I'll trade you... My almost 5 yr old is as defiant as all get up. Each year just prepares you for the next; that's my moto when it comes to these little ones. Hang on to the precious moments and remember that they are becoming their own little BIG personalities.

jamie said...

what a great. great story in words and picture. truthful. honest. real life. i love it all. the valleys and mountains we travel with our children, eh? great job, kim.
~j

Christine said...

What an awesome layout...the colors, the story, the embellishments. You did an amazing job on this! I am linking this up on Practical Scrappers today!