Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Birthday Boy!!!!

Well my baby is now five!!!!

Oh my goodness where has the time gone?

He had a fabby time yesterday and he is sooooo pleased to now be the grand old age of five :)

He had a couple of friends over for tea and a play in the garden and of course everyone admired his new set of wheels!!!!!

This little chap has wanted a motorised car for such a long time and so this year we decided to get one for him. His little face was a picture but apparently it does not go fast enough!!! Hmmmm me thinks we have a boy racer on our hands!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My poor room!!!!

My craft room is mine. Its a tranquil and creative space just for me in this house of boys.

Hmmm so imagine my shock this morning when Steve informed me that 'a slight leak had occured from the shower and had gone through downstairs'.

Now my room is below the shower. Panic set in - and what was my main concern??? The ceiling, the floors? No way - my first question was 'Are my papers and bears ok?????' Well you have to get your priorites right?????

So my ceiling is looking not pretty but hopefully will dry out soon. And my papers and bears?? they were fine - yes you can all breathe a sigh of relief!!!!

I escaped for a few hours to a craft class run by Traci and we made a Xmas Star Card which is fabby and once I have finished I will take piccie and upload.

I was also given a pressie from Traci which is sooooo lush and girly and will look so at home in my room especially when I have decorated it which will now be sooner rather than later. A piccie will follow and I just want to say THANKYOU TRACI!!!!!!!xxxxxxxx

The pic on tonights post is one I took in Lyme Regis. All along the prom are these street lights and aren't they lovely? According to my son they are Amonite shells - I just loved the design!!!!

Tomorrow will be busy as it is my baby's birthday. He will be the grand old age of five and he just can't wait. My boy is growing up!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back home!!!

Well we got back home from our holiday and boy we had a great time!!!
The weather was not great to start with but by the end of the week it was lovely and we all actually caught the sun a little.
This piccie was taken at the start of the week at Portland Bill and boy was it windy and cold there! Infact at the little cafe there we were so cold we ordered hot chocolates - in August!!!!!
We chilled out and there was no dashing here, there and everywhere. But we still went out everyday and did something. We even had a go at crabbing which was something Steve and I enjoyed more than the boys!!!
But on Saturday it was back to earth with a big bang although I have now finally caught up with the washing and ironing and so now feel like I can relax a little. Steve is off this week too which is fab as I think he is planning a few jobs around the house.
We also have George's birthday on Wednesday - my baby will be five! So this week will be lots of fun!!!!!
Tomorrow i am escaping for a couple of hours so that I can take part in Traci's craft class - bliss!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

We are off to the seaside!!

Today was my hubbys birthday!!!

Bless him he is now the grand old age of 35 - it is hard to believe that he was 19 when I first met him!!!!!

The picture opposite is the Box of Love I made for him instead of a normal card. I got the idea from Traci who made one for her dad. Steve loved it as it just summed up all that I felt about him without saying alot in words. Thanks for the idea Traci!!!!

The card below is what I made for the boys to give to their dad and again he loved this one too!!!!

We have had a busy day getting ready for our holiday tomorrow but we made sure that Steve was taken out for tea to frankie and Benny's and as usual the food was lovely!!!


So tomorrow is our week long holiday to Weymouth and boy are we looking forward to it. Hopefully I will be able to post during the week but if not I will update you on our comings and goings next weekend!!!!

Have a good week everyone xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nearly there!!!

Oh yes not long until Saturday and our week long holiday. I am soooo looking forward to it and so are the boys.
Steve has just got tomorrow at work and then he is off work for over two weeks - yippeeeeee!
I am slightly excited about this can't you tell!

Today has been slightly quieter than yesterday. Harry has been at a friends house since 10.30 this morning and he is still there! So it has just been George and I, which was nice and I have been able to get on with the dreaded housework. Urghhhhh!

I made this card today and the design is a first for me. I have often seen these flowers made out of strips of paper and so I thought I would give it a go. Not bad for a first attempt!

I have got more sorting out tomorrow for hols and a trip to a friends house in the afternoon for tea and a gossip!

Have a great evening xxxx

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

One card!

Yes that is right I managed a card today. Now considering I had three boys running around the house today that is not bad!

I like this one as it's quite funky and bright. It was made using some odd bits of paper left from a magazine which is a great way of making a quick but lovely card.

Today George had a friend over for a play and some lunch and then later my Auntie popped over with her 7 year old grandson. Surprisingly all four boys played really nicely together and there were no rows at all. What a result!!!!

Tomorrow is housework and getting some stuff sorted for our hols which starts on Saturday. We are heading for the Dorset coast for a week and we cannot wait! It is going to be a week of chilling out and fun! Hurrah!!!!

Now what I need to do is find some good craft shops in Dorset mwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Good Mum or Sucker?!

Do you ever have those days when you agree to something and then it gets totally out of hand and you think 'How did that happen??!!'

Yup had one of those days. What started as Harry going to call for a friend at 11am ended up being an all day affair which ended at 6pm and noone actually asked me if that was ok!!!! Hmm I think I am losing a grip here LOl!

Oh well in between crowd control I managed to make Steve's card from the boys and I am really chuffed with it. Needless to say I will post a piccie of it on Friday as I want it to be a surprise.

So no new crafting piccies I am afraid so here is one of the boys. xxxxx

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sleepy Sunday!

Well I got my eldest back yesterday and boy did he have a good time!

So today has been a slow type of day really. To be honest I have not really had the energy to do much but I did manage to do Steve's birthday card (again) for Friday. Obviously I will not post a piccie until Fri morning but I am really pleased with card no 2!

Here is a layout I did of my mum and dad a little while ago now. It was done at a workshop last year and I really loved this layout. The pic is one of my favs and the papers ..... well they were so lovely I bought some for me!

Well must dash as I am in the middle of cooking tea but have a good evening xxxx

Friday, August 10, 2007

This is the life!!!

Well it is now. It certainly wasn't Wednesday 6pm through to Thursday 8pm!!!!!

That was when our neighbours burglar alarm decided to go off - yup that is right all 26 hours of ear piercing noise. It was not nice so much so that we had to keep all of the windows and doors shut - all day and all night. finally at 8pm last night the council came round and managed to arrange to have the thing turned off. Peace at last!

And today? well school shoes for George this morning followed by ironing, washing etc euck! But I am now sat in my garden soaking up the rays and catching up on blog things. Total bliss!

Tomorrow we go and collect my eldest from my mum and dad's. He has had a great week and has kept his grandparents entertained - good old Nanny and Grumpy LOL!

Right gotta go and catch some rays until the next load of washing has dried anyway!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Oh crikey!

It's Wednesday!!!!!

I have been a really bad blogger this week but .........I do have an excuse. I have found out this week that entertaining a four year old .....well my four year no easy task. Oh no this child needs things to do constantly!!

Harry drove off to my mum and dad's on Saturday, so since then we have been a one child family. Not so bad you might think and so did I. Harry at that age was great at entertaining himslef, infact he liked playing wthout my butting in. George? Well he is a different animal all together really.

So we have hardly been at home and today is the same. My friend Claire is picking us up at 11ish and we are heading over to an American Diner for lunch. Then its time to tire the cildren out with a long walk around Stanwick Lakes. In the evening we have Claire's eldest son, who happens to be George's mate staying for a sleepover so that could be fun!!!!

Despite the busy week though we do have Thursday free so George can play around the house and indulge in some Playstation time if he wants!

Right gotta go and sort myself out. Have a good day xxxxx

Friday, August 03, 2007

Blimey o riley it's Friday!!!!

Crikey that was one quick week - it has flown by!

We also seem to be seeing a little bit of summer over the last few days and it has been glorious here. The boys have been dipping their toe outside occasionally and getting rid of all that energy they seem to have at the mo!

Over the last few days I have been crafting here and there. Nothing serious just playing about with a few odds and ends left from a magazine. This is one card I have made and I am fairly happy with it.

Tomorrow is the monthly craft market and Traci will of course be there with her sidekick (me!). She has lots of new products at the moment so tomorrow could be fun! I am only there until 12 as Mum and Dad are travelling down to pick up Harry who will be staying with them for the week.

I will really miss my boy next week and George and I have things planned so that we are busy! George is having his friend William over on Wednesday night for a sleepover so that will be fun - a 4 and 5 year old in the same room!!!!! We are also visiting friends during the week so lots of socialising will be done!

Right I am gonna indulge in a little bit of blog surfing! xxxx

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

It just got up and left me!!!!

My mojo has just completely left me at the moment. I want to make things but just have no imagination at all! So the solution was a copy of Lets make Cards and lift some designs.
This is something I don't normally do as I like my cards to be my own creation but needs must I am afraid.

Still I managed a few cards from the mag including this one which I do actually really like!

So what have I been up to? Well today I have been mainly socialising (and drinkingthe odd glass or two) which meant poor Steve came home and no tea was prepared! So a takeaway was required and then my friend Claire came over with her two kids. We managed a bottle of Cava between us while we sat in the evening sunshine chatting away. Is summer finally here with us?? I hope so.

I have just a couple of days left with my eldest before he visits my mum and dad for the week. I will miss him so much but I know he will have a great time with them as dad is having the week off work and they have one or two excursions planned. George and I are going to make sure we have things to do next week. He is going to have his friend Will over for a sleep over and he has an invitation to play with another friend. Busy boys!!!!!

Right may have an early night to see if my mojo will return during the night xxxx