Friday, August 31, 2012

YELLOW blog hop :-)

Hello!  Thanks for joining in our blog hop.  Here is the list of where you need to go just in case you get lost:
Kerri - you're right here!
Yellow... well, would you believe it is my favourite colour!!!  Well, yellow and green come equal first for me.  I think I love green because it always reminds me of nature, and yellow, because it is just so bright and happy :-)  I even had yellow bridesmaids dresses for our wedding!  What to take a photo of for this month though... my very first thought was wattle!   There just so happened to be some beautiful wattle at my sons school... the problem is, that it has already started dying off, and just isn't the same as what it was a few weeks ago.  So the next best thing... a layout with wattle on it!

I did this layout a while ago at a retreat I attended.  This is my beautiful boy, Evan, and his pet budgie, Cocky.  Yep, you read right, a budgie called Cocky.  His yellow like the crest of a cockatoo ;-)  Evan has Autism.  It's mild, but one of the things about Autism is that you can be a little (or a lot) obsessive-compulsive.  Evan use to be 'mad' on Buzz Lightyear and then Ben 10, but through lots of encouragement he has broadened his interests... now he has many, MANY interests... and generally just decides when he wakes up (for what ever reason I don't know) which one will be top of the list for the day.  One of them his interests is Cockatoos.  He would LOVE one of his own, but in suburbia they can be a little annoying  (for the neighbours anyway).  So for Evan's birthday this year I found this beautiful little guy who I thought would be the next best thing.  He was promptly named 'Cocky' by Evan and has very quickly tamed down and become an important part of our family.  I was a little worried to begin with as Evan does have some sensory issues, particularly around his ears and neck (haircuts are H.A.R.D.), but he seems to cope incredibly well.  Cocky does get 'ticklish', but Evan has been so careful... he really does have such a beautiful, gentle nature, particularly with animals xoxox

Here he is helping Evan with his reading... the photo is from my phone so you'll have to excuse the quality.
He's starting to talk now too... it's very cute he waits till he thinks no one is listening before he starts practicing.  He has also started mimicking some of the birds outside... and our microwave :-)

Look at that cheeky li'l face.  His sitting on my shoulder here... it is not easy to get a photo when he's on your shoulder.  Thank goodness for my cameras flip-screeny thing-a-ma-bob lol  Well that's just about enough rambling from me.  If you're still with me head on over to Leonie's gorgeous blog next!


  1. What a cute birdy! Love that his name is Cocky :o) And the colours on the layout are gorgeous!

  2. Hi Kerri, I love budgies. We always had them as kids growing up, great little pets and how cool that you got a talker only a couple of ours did but it was so cute hearing them mimicking.
    Lovely layout of your son and his pet, that wattle paper is very pretty, love the paper with the budgie on it too.
    Cheers. :)

  3. I love yellow too! Right now I'm drinking coffee out of my yellow mug :) What a gorgeous budgie, sounds like he and your son were made for each other.

  4. Oh my word, he is yellow ... And gorgeous. I thought of wattle too when the yellow theme came up but also dying off here now and is more of a lemon colour. Glad to come across someone who loves yellow, not a fan here. Thanks for sharing today. xx M

  5. It was fab reading your blog, it reminds me of my nephew who also has mild Autism. And a fab layout to look at to boot!!! Have become a follower :)

  6. Gorgeous story about cocky, and a terrific looking bird. love your story of Evan and totally understand as I too have a child with ASD. best wishes x x x

  7. What a lovely story. Gorgeous yellow Cocky :)
    Love your layout as well. xx

  8. I love yellow too because of the brightness!beautiful photos and layout!!!

  9. Wow - what a gorgeous pic of your beautiful bird!! He's beautiful :-)

  10. Hi Kerri, Love the story of your little fella, I love to look at birds but not touch or have the flying around me, freaks me out. I'm lucky even with my chooks cause I don't really like to touch them either, but my little fella has forever got one of them in his arms.

  11. Hi Kerry,
    That photo of Evan's budgie is beautiful :)
    Love the layout you have created - just lovely
    By the way, MME Bright side is one of my favourite ranges too - and your Scrap the Boys Layout is gorgeous!

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