Monday, 22 September 2008
Last week I went to a crop at Amanda's on Tuesday night and made a good start on Evie's birthday banner, but apart from that it was just housework and getting ready for Ashlea, Tony, Kate and Julian to come over to dinner on Friday night, which was great fun! I made marinaded lamb with new carrots and runner beans and a potato and parsnip gratin followed by a Peach and Chocolate Trifle, which I wasn't very impressed with - will not be making again!
Jonathan went off early on Saturday morning for 3 days in Loughboro' at a conference and the children and I spent the day in the garden, getting stuff cut back and tidied up, my brown bin is as full as it can be. Saturday night I cleared out the garage and Sunday the garden shed, so I now have a huge pile of stuff ready for a car boot sale. Henry had a party to attend each day, this time of year gets very busy with children's parties and I have given up trying to think of original presents and now put money in an envelope - I know, I know, but all I can say is that Henry loves having his own money to spend so I hope his friends feel the same way!
Am now full of cold and cannot sleep - hence writing this at 2am!
Promise to take some photos to share asap.
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Evie cannot seem to say crutches and calls them skrutches! - Bless her heart :)
Well Henry went back to school in the rain last week, and seems to like his teachers. He seemed very tired and grumpy after school, but I hope he will settle down into the routine soon.
Evie and I managed to get pretty wet on the school run, although she loved the puddles!
Preparations are now along the way for Evie's birthday party in October I made the invitations and got them delivered last week, also want to make a banner and then something inventive for party bags - any ideas? Please let me know!
Another layout from Donna Downey's sketches book
And my favorite layout of the moment, I so love this! Sorry about the photo quality, I couldn't wait until daylight to get a snap so the flash reflected.
Well, life really gets back to normal with swimming and clubs all back this week, and I'm off to work tomorrow to try and catch up on three weeks of book work - yuck !
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Well, last week didn't turn out quite as hot as we thought, but we still went out and about. Thursday was a visit to Pettits Animal Adventure Park, great for the under 8's.......
then Friday we headed off to BeWILDerwood. We took Henry's friend James with us, as we decided Henry would have more fun with a friend, BUT ....it was sooo busy, the boy's ended up going on only half the stuff as the queues were so long for a lot of the slides and things, we didn't even get to go on the boat as the queue was so very long. It is so nicely done, but not much fun when it is so busy. I am pleased to report that since our last visit they have added a couple of new areas for the under 5's which Evie loved, just a shame parents didn't care if their boisterous over 5's were in there too - bit of a nightmare. I would defiantly recommend a visit, but wait until a PD day or similar, when it might be a bit quieter
Didn't have Jonathan about this weekend as he was at International Jewellery London in Earls Court until last night, so got together with my friend Sarah and her baby, Euan to do some walking, walked into town and back Saturday (approx 2 miles each way) - and did some shopping, then did the same walk on Sunday morning to go to church.
Henry had two parties at the weekend, both at the swimming pool, which made for one tired little boy.
He went off to school quite happily yesterday, now in Year 2. I made a teachers a gift for him to give...........
Also, been creating again, really loving the new Donna Downey Sketches book, as I love fitting more than one picture in my layouts........
and this is my take on a sketch from Pencillines this week....
and just to leave you with a picture of Evie, fairy dancing in the garden with her 'dancing skirt and shoes' on. The skirt has a big safety pin in the back as it is so big on her, it was past down from a friend and she loves it!