Saturday, 29 September 2012

A girl with a bow and arrow.

We went to the princess' school today. Yes, I know it's Saturday but once a year they have to go to school on a Saturday. Last week was special at school, all years work together on one project for a week. 6 year olds work with 15 year olds, helping each other achieving the same goal. The princess loved it. This year they created their own city with their own Mayor, banks, currencies, shops, tax office, activities, hairdressers and lots more. You got paid, had to pay tax, could get fired etc. Today we all went along to see the results of the week. The princess had to 'work' for ½ an hour in the art gallery selling the very 'famous' pictures. After that she wanted to spent her hard earned 'money' on the fun activities.
The daddy and the little man had a fight which the little man won... Left the daddy sulking for a bit but the audience cheering!

Friday, 28 September 2012


Tomorrow I'll get my little mini scooter that can be folded and only weighs 23 kilos. It's amazing and so smart, now I don't need the wheelchair anymore and the daddy gets his hands free. No more pushing me around, now I'll do the driving! It has a pet-name, Luggie, and is defo my new best friend. I'm now not such a pain in the bum to take out as I'm now mobile. So going into London for the day this Christmas holiday will be nice and easy and actually possible. I have also finally filled the form out to get my disabled card for my car. That has taken me 4 years to come to terms with having to have, but why wouldn't I really? It will make my (our) life a lot easier and that's worth it, isn't it?!
Let me show you guys the mini scooter that will give me my freedom more or less back.
Tomorrow afternoon it arrives and it's blue, Chelsea blue which made the daddy very happy. It's not as wide as my wheelchair so will fit everywhere I go. I'm so excited and so is the daddy. It suddenly gives him a lot less stress when we're out as a family.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Why the days are called what they are....

That the little man knows so if you don't he will be happy to explain!

Sunday: The first day the sun came out!
Monday: The first day the moon came out!
Tuesday: The first day we had shoes!
Wednesday: The first day the world came!
Thursday: The first day we were thirsty!
Friday: The first day we ate fried food!
Saturday: The first day we sat down!
Who wouldn't believe this little boy??

Well, I think he's bang on... What do you think??

(Might be worth mentioning that the conversation went on between the little man and his daddy this morning at 5.45am.)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

It's hard to be a woman....

No no, it's not a rant or complaint. I love being a woman, we're prettier than men... Okay maybe except Jesse Metcalfe!  Anyway, what led me to write the headline was my father-in-law. He sent me an e-mail starting with these words followed by this picture below:

Here are some words of wisdom:

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

"What did she have....?"

I asked the princess the other day when I picked her up. One of her teachers had had a baby and she came to show the children the little one. The princess proudly told me she had stroked the baby's cheek very gently. Which led to the question "what did she have?" The princess looked at me liked I was stupid. "Erm... a baby!!" Trying not to laugh too loudly I said "was the baby a boy or a girl" The princess started giggling "a girl"!!!

We've finally found a way the funiture in her room should be placed. It's a small room and she needs floor space to dance in front of her mirror... Or to just have enough space to look at herself! Anyway we managed to make her desk area really cosy and she does love to sit and draw or write her little stories there.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Postcards from Europe.

Cool uncle D has always been brilliant at sending postcards from wherever he travels to! We love it (and feel very bad that we never send any postcards) and at the moment all the cards from his and his fiance's summer holiday are on display on our fridge.

They went inter-railing around Europe and we were sent a card from every country they visited. That's so good and we love it. It was also on their travels this summer he popped the big question and she said YES...... We're so excited that another wedding is coming up and the princess is already looking at dresses and shoes on the computer (with a bit of help) so she can look her very best at the wedding.

Do you recieve postcards from family and friends when they go on holiday?? Do you send any yourself??

Have a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

My little artist!

When the little man (just 5 years old) comes home with two drawings like this in his bag, it's okay to be proud isn't it??
A lovely aeroplane,
and this is Nemo he told us!

Have a lovely Saturday!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

More wedding photos.

Cool uncle is here this weekend. He brought over the wedding photos he took. They are amazing. Just look at the 3 cousins having a little dance and a jump (of joy I guess...) at the Hall after the 'I do's....'
Leaving the hall they dutifully stood nicely for one picture but seriously that had to be enough, right......

We can't get enough of looking at all the photos taken at our wedding. We didn't hire anyone to take pictures so all we have are the amazing ones friends and family have taken. That's a lot though and all of them are brilliant.

It feels like such a long time ago but it's only 3 months and 1 week since the 'I do's' and the nervous fumbling moment when the rings went on. They fitted perfectly and looks nice don't you think....?
We have watched the video quite a bit too. I don't particually enjoy seeing myself speak but my speech was just so brilliant! (Sorry if I sound big headed but it was really good, funny and touching) Obviously my husband thinks the same about his speech, which also was very good but sorry honey, mine rocked!!
Right this must be enough wedding flashbacks for now. I'm sure there'll be more to come....
 Have a great sunday!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

And the princess and little man did..... Hopped that is!

Why don't you join the hop too......

Sunday, 2 September 2012

The tantrum of ALL tantrums!

This is a guest post by the daddy. After a lot of pressure I caved... I guess you all needed to know!
So there we all were - the 4 of us - excited at the prospect of going to England for Christmas, and Oddparent was at the fulcrum of this delight as she had just booked the tickets.... or had she?!

Well there are 2 answers to this question:

1) Yes she had booked them
2) She had completely messed it up

Instead of us travelling from Calais to Dover, she decided we would be much better off travelling from Dover to Calais!  So she either thought that my (currently a work-in-progress) transporter machine would be ready to just magic us to Dover and then sail to Calais, before eventually sailing back to Dover, or.........  she got the booking wrong.

Upon the realisation SHE had got it wrong with nobody else to blame, she proceeded in having the Mother of all tantrums!  Bashing things about, swearing under her breath, teary-eyed, the lot!  I then realised where my children get it from, although I presume they will grow out of it in time... but not Oddparent!  She gave it with both barrels!

And to finish off the tantrum, she actually broke our washing basket!  Unbelievable!

I obviously stepped in like a true hero, rang the travel company, sorted it all out, no problem.  And I didn't even break anything in the process!

When Oddparent had calmed down (4 days later), I ventured into bringing the whole "incident" (as it's now known in our household) up.  She told me she's always been like that.... erm what?!!!  In 10 years, I've NEVER witnessed this behaviour, so life must've been pretty perfect for the last decade or.... there is a dark side to Oddparent that I'm learning about a mere 3 months after our wedding!

3 MONTHS... coincidence?  I'm so disturbed now that I hope she's not looking over my shoulder as i write this.... BANG!
                              3 months ago!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Guest post by Stacey.

How to make a foam eye mask:
Superheroes are always popular with children. Thanks to the foam suppliers, these masks are so simple to make and very comfortable to wear.  Try to copy specific superhero masks or invent your own. Add sequins or feathers for extra decoration if you wish.

You will need:
Foam, sheets, Elastic, Wooden skewer, Scissors, Glue

Step 1: Cut a basic eye mask shape from a sheet of paper. Fold it in half to check that it is symmetrical.
Step 2 : Use the paper template to draw the shape onto your foam sheet.
Step 3: Cut out your mask shape.
 Step 4: Cut out the shapes shown from orange and yellow foam.
Step 5: Glue the shapes onto your mask as shown.
Step 6: Use the wooden skewer to make a hole in each side of the mask.
Step 7: Cut a length of elastic, push the ends through the holes and tie a knot in each end.

We have shown just two possible designs but there are endless possibilities. Cut out the blank mask shapes and let the children decorate their own. This could be a really fun craft activity for a party. They are also so cheap to make that they could be a great gift for party bags.
Tutorial was created by Cutfoam, the cushion foam specialists. If you would like a great fun tutorial for your site please contact Stacey.lowe13 (at) yahoo dot co dot uk
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