Saturday, 26 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day.

We had so much fun, it is brilliant having children on Christmas day, Jacob helped Daniel open his presents. It was all far too exciting, he just didn't know what to play with first.

We have however missed our pre-children Boxing Day, which used to consist of staying bed until lunch time and watching Christmas television whilst eating chocolates.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Cards

This year I made Christmas cards with Jacob. We made six. It was so easy, I bought a kit from the Early Learning Centre. There was no gluing involved, everything was self-adhesive.

He really enjoyed adding the gemstone stickers

Here are the finished cards.

As we only made six they were reserved for grandparents, his auntie and his god parents. I hope they all like them.

Monday, 21 December 2009

For Sale... what the new sign outside my house says. We only decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to move somewhere a bit bigger. We then spent a frantic week and a half clearing and cleaning our house ready for photographs and any potential viewings.

This photo is my "can't live without" craft stuff. I can't quite believe how much went into storage (Jacob calls storage "Daddy's big cupboard"). I'm now being very discplined, every time I finish with something it goes straight back away onto this shelf. It feels weird being so organised and tidy.

I wonder how long it will last ;)

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Special Delivery

A couple of weeks ago, when Jacob was poorly, I opened the door to the postman. He had a parcel for me.

I opened it up and inside,underneath the tissue paper was...

A lovely delicious collection of m&m's. Now, those of you in the UK will know that we don't get many different types of m&m's, often just the milk chocolate and the peanut. So I was super excited to receive the premiums (especially as husband doesn't really like dark choc or mint) and peanut butter, which I always request when anyone I know goes to the USA.

So, I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to Deb over at the fabulous PaperTurtle blog (check it out lovely craft and yummy treats) for her randon act of kindness. It made me smile all day.

On another note,can't believe it is Christmas on Friday. I still have shopping to buy.

On a final note. Well done Chris and Ola, very deserving winners last night on Strictly Come Dancing.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas Cactus

As promised, something a little christmassy.....

This is my beautiful poinsettia. I just love it and am determined to keep it alive well into the New Year. (I'm the opposite of green fingered).

Monday, 14 December 2009

Come On Daddy

I managed to complete another layout yesterday afternoon while Mike was in charge of the boys. These photos were taken on a trip to Chester Zoo. Jacob loves running from one animal enclosure to another calling "Come on Daddy".  It was dark when I photographed it looks much better in real life.

I used Sketch 21 from Lets capture these sketches blog. Thaks for a fab sketch. I'm just loving all the fabulous challenge blogs at the moment.

Dare 153

Have you seen The Dares? As soon as I saw the "Don't Stop" dare I thought of these photos of Jacob and his friends running and collapsing in a heap on the floor.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Pencil Lines : Sketch 164

Another early morning layout. Not as early as usual, as it was light by the time I was ready to photograph.
I used sketch 164 courtesy of the fabulous Pencil lines sketch challenge blog.

I love this photo of Mike and Jacob. It was taken earlier this year on a day out to Knowsley Safari Park. After we had done the Safari drive we went for a nature walk in the woodland.

Do you like my hand cut scallop at the bottom (any excuse to get my craft knife out).

A Poorly Boy

It's ages since I've blogged. I've got loads to blog about as well, so not sure why I've been so rubbish!

Last week I had a poorly Jacob.

He started with a temperature on the Saturday after swimming and didn't really improve over the next few days, which is very rare. On the Tuesday I took him to the doctors. We got sent to Children's Assessment Unit at our local hospital. He was very brave, there was medicine, oxygen and an x-ray. They diagnosed him with a chest infection and we were sent home with antibiotics.
Jacob, was not a huge fan of the medicine and it became an ordeal and a two person job to get him to take it. Anyway normal service has been resumed this week, back to nursery (hoorah).

Daniel was very good while I was focusing on his poorly big brother. He is getting into a lovely sleeping routine now and will go down for naps in the day. Sometimes short and sometimes long. We have lots of smiles when he is awake and he is now in his 3-6months clothes. How time flies.

Well, that is enough to read for one post. I'll be back with more stuff, including some Christmassy stuff, scrapbooking stuff and a lovely parcel that arrived last week.