Sunday, 30 December 2012
As I've mentioned before, my Mum gives the kids their gifts a few days after Christmas to spread it out a bit, so last night was Christmas take two :) Put a little spread out and kids absolutly devoured the cheese and crackers! They won't touch cheese sandwhiches but ate all of that! Typically the crisps and ham sandwhiches I put out for the kids were left *rolls eyes* They got some great stuff as usual. Cameron got more Ben 10 stuff including an umbrella which went down well. See how he's still got his watch on lol, need to force him to take it off for bath and bedtime.
Saturday, 29 December 2012
I love Christmas. the atmosphere, the kids opening their gifts all excited, its great :) However I also love getting back to normal afterwards lol. All the hype and buildup is a LOT so once its done I like packing everything away, finding places for all the new stuff and getting back into routine. Was a great Christmas though, :) Best bit for me was finally telling the kids we were going to disneyland. We'd wrapped up some mouse ears along with some old tickets in a little disneyland bag. Took a moment for it to sink in. Cameron - It's just a bag? Caitlin - I've got a picture of mickey mouse Cameron - I've got a ticket! Me - Yeah where to? Caitlin - Disney on ice? Me - noooooooo Cameron - Disneyland?!?! Everyone we saw that day were told where we were going lol.
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Sitting in my all-in-one, fresh pan-au-chocolate and Chirstmas films on tv. Best way to start the day. :) Not much planned for today, got a few cards to write and a couple of gifts to wrap but mainly chilling out with the kids and tidying up. Feeling very on top of things which is good for this time of year lol. Well 8pm last night was my slot in the Next online sale :) I LOVE the Next sale. Seriously as soon as the gifts are open on christmas day me and Mum are planning the sale shopping. Sadly this year I can't really afford much at all but as I have a next card I can pay it off bit by bit. Spent about a grand so good job too! To be honest most of that will go back anyway, the problem with the online sale is while it says its in stock when you order it, a lot of it won't be when it gets to the packing stage so you need to order more than you need. For example I've ordered £1.147 worth of stuff (including my Mums buys too) and they only have £554 worth in stock. Probably won't get the rest so so hopefully my favourite buys are in that £554. Will still be queued up at 3am on boxing day though ;) Well as well as spending daft amounts of money I've been scrapping! I've been so busy with Christmas crafting I haven't done any in a while so was nice to sit and relax and craft with no restrictions iykwim. To keep me in the Christmas mood I thought I'd scrap some old Christmas photos, plus I'm going to have so many more in january might as well get rid of some now! This is a picture of the leftovers from last years Christmas dinner. Yes, the leftovers! It was the first year that we had Christmas dinner at home and rather than cook a huge sit down meal I decided to make a little buffet instead. Worked out well as the kids could come and have bits and bobs as they pleased rather than having to sit and eat. However I seriously overestimated how much everyone would eat. Everyone was finished and the oven was still full of food lol. Saved cooking on boxing day though :)
Thursday, 20 December 2012
I have now officially finished all Christmas crafting :) Ok I've got a few activities I want to do with the kids over the weekend but thats fun rather than HAS to be done iykwim. :) Over the past couple of days I finished the photo wreaths for my Gran and Mum and made the 'snowball pops' for the girls boxes. not the best picture but they look good in real life :)
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
My Mum often jokes that Asda is one of my favourite places to go. To be fair shes probably not wrong. I LOVE to shop and Asda has so much stuff as well as food so i can usually egt everything I need under one roof. I always go off my shopping list though, I'm a sucker for a bargain and like to raid the reduced areas to see what i can find. Yesterday however I went a bit over the top, well to be fair I'm blaming a lot of this on Mark!
Sunday, 16 December 2012
While I think all Mums say this, there is definetly something special about Cameron. Since he was a toddler he's always talked abotu when he was here before.They didn't have ds or cars then apprently. We're open minded about what happens after you die so didn't too think much of it really. Then odd things started happening at home, I took some pictures of cameron in his room and there were white dots all over it, then the other night just after I put Cam to bed he was laughing: Me - What are you laughing at Cam? Cameron - The man in my room told me a joke! Me - What man?! Cameron - The man from my dream. Ok so that was pretty weird, but Cameron has a pretty active imagination so let it go. Then last night Cameron woke up sobbing. I gave him a cuddle and asked what was wrong, 'When I'm a ghost I won't be able to talk to anyone from this life, only people from the next life.' was the reply. Seriously?! Where on earth did that come from?! I calmed him down and told him he wasn't ever going to be a ghost, when he died in a long, long, long time he could choose to go to heaven and have lots of fun there, but I'm beginning to rethink that this is Cameron makign up stories :s Onto less scary topics (well, less ghostly anyway, the fact Christmas is 9 days away is terrifying!) we went to the Honestart Christmas party today. as usual it was great :) You could make cards, decorate biscuits, make reindeer food, and get your face painted :) Caitlin picked being an angel.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Now if I'm honest I'm not really a judgemental person, more a live and let live type. I have friends for example who think if you don't breastfeed your child or use cloth nappies social services should be called, while as long as you're actually feeding your child I could really care less lol. However I admit I LOVE those tv shows with nutters on it. Jeremy Kyle, bridezillas, pregnant in heels, anything I can watch and feel superior I love :) It's a small pool of people I get to feel better than so got to get it where I can! I'm waiting for the day that we end up on JK with my sister. I made bunting for my neices with their names on for christmas, my Mum joked I should do a set for my sisters bedroom with my sisters name, then give her a blank set of flags with a set of letters and a note saying 'insert current partners name here'. Love my Mum sometimes lol. Well feel free to judge away at this. I am seriously bad at making cards but wanted to do some this year so stuck to a simple design.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Had aimed to get gift tags and cards done last night but my back was protesting too much so had an early night instead. Did get the gift tags done though :)
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Well the past couple of days have been full of baking, working and making things :) Been quite nice really. Managed to get all 75 of the trees done for the kids classes, Caitlin gave out hers today and was so pleased with herself, even the teachers wanted some so they went down well :)
Monday, 10 December 2012
Think today is like the eye of the storm, lol. This weekend was mad but so much fun :) Friday our advent was to make the gingerbread house. We had got a kit from Aldi which for £5 was a really good deal. look at the cute little people! The kids made a right mess (WHY did I mop the floor just before they did it?! lol) but had a great time. ended up looking pretty good I think :)
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Today so far has been a busy but nice day :) Mar finially got in contact with his family yesterday (don't get me started on that) and found he had to deliver the gifts before Saturday. Well I'm out with my mum tomorrow so had to be today. Unfortunatly we had no wrapping paper in the house so had to drop kids off at school and go get some. Decided to go to the range as I needed some small wooden pegs and gold and silver brads, did they have any? NO! Pegs decorated with everything under the sun but no plain, and no brads at all! Ugh, tried everywhere I could think but no luck so off to colemans in Kettering tomorrow. Did get the wrapping paper and the gifts delivered though :) Today on the advent was visiting Santa. He was due on our town center from 5 and as the kids swimming lessons finished there just before that it was ideal. We took them to the town square to see the reindeer which caitlin LOVED before the man himself came out. :) Caitlin had no intrest, staying by the sleigh the whole time.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
last night on the advent was decorating Christmas biscuits. :) The meeting went on a little longer than expected (was a waste of time though nothing new came up) so didnt get a chance to bake any biscuits special, but had a pack of ginger nuts so just used those lol. kids were quite happy with it so thats the main thing.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Feels like an age since I did some Scrapbooking, Christmas crafting has well and truely took over! Last night however I really felt like doing some and as I'm up to date with my other bits so thought I may as well :) Though I did feel guilty as could have been making decorations etc. This is the one I finished :)
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Day two of our advent calender and today was writing letters to Santa :) First though was dads group. Both kids went this time which was nice as I could watch tv while I peeled all the potatos and apples needed for dinner and apple crumble. kids both had a great time and made some more decorations for the tree. Both are still drying as Caitlin went a bit OTT with the glitter glue. That's my girl lol. Had to get some custard, juice and eggs from asda when I picked them up. OMG its was heaving! There was actually a queue to get into the car park. I always overspend when we go Asda but I was determined not to this time. I had the cash in my pocket so I wouldn't use my card, wasnt even going to LOOK at anything else. Yeah I spent £56 lol. I swear I just can't help myself! Kids wanted sweets, and then there was an offer on boxes of chocolates so stocked up for teachers and extra gifts, then I added up in my head wrong and thought it was £38 in the trolley so added £10 of wine to get it over the £40..... oh it just goes on lol. Anyway, once home we started writing lists. :) Kids all asked for things I've got them except for a model Cameron REALLY wants (will be hunting for that this week!) so that was good. While they were writing the lists I changed Marks name in my phonebook to Santa and sent a txt to my phone saying I'd heard they were writing letters to me and included Santas address. the kids were amazed! So cute!!!!
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Well today is December first which means 2 things, one, advent calenders!!!!!