Thursday 30 December 2010

Cabin fever activities

It turns out that Lucas had an ear nasty infection in both ears so after Christmas we have pretty much stayed indoors out of the cold. (This explains his Boxing day melt down, poor little thing) Its been nice though to spend time together. We watched a lot of films and played with our new Christmas toys. However we have had a little bit of cabin fever at times so making rice crispy cakes did the trick nicely.

First melt the chocolate...

Mix the chocolate with Rice Crispys, while taste tasting obviously...

It can also be used as a fashionable lipstick...

Of course there is always the 'theres looks better than mine' effect.

Place them on a tray and allow to cool in Fridge.

Before stuffing your face like a pig!

Aw good times!

Monday 27 December 2010


 Time for a play by play of our Christmas.

As is tradition we open ALL our presents as fast as is humanly possible.
There were some very happy boys that morning...
And as it turned out a very happy Mummy *jumps around the room*

Grandparents soon arrived with even more Presents!

So I proudly handed out MY homemade Mulled wine and Mince pies. It was a risky move as my mum usually hates both. However they loved them so I'm either a Christmas genius or they were lying through their teeth...
During which time Hubby was stressing over the delicious Turkey in the kitchen...

Obligatory Christmas cracker hat.

Obligatory glass of Champagne for Mummy.

And then when our belly's are so full we can barely move,
its time to watch a film on the telly...

"Don't worry Mummy there's always a happy ending..."

Then before we knew it, it was Boxing day! Are you loving the Christmas PJ's?

After yet more food its time for our traditional Boxing day walk. A chance to make us feel less guilty about our expanding waste lines. This year however it didn't quite go according to plan...

 It started off so well. Sun shining, Snow twinkling...

But really quickly both children got very grumpy. So it wasn't long before we tried to get back to the car as quickly as possible. Which was challenging with Isaac refusing to walk or be carried and Lucas having a complete melt down. So typical they always love going for a walk.

But as is the way with children sometimes... *sigh* 
Me singing nursery rhymes to try to distract Lucas, as you can see it worked in no way at all

Don't worry Lucas hasn't fallen out of carrier. Daddy is trying his hand at distracting him.
Some horses helped to bring the crisis down a few notches though...

So that was our Christmas and despite the disaster boxing day walk, I loved it!

Hope you also had a lovely Christmas!

Sunday 19 December 2010

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...

On Friday hubby broke up from School for Christmas and then we've had stupid amounts of snow! Esp for England. Yay!!! I have been bouncing around the house like a hyperactive Tigger. 

Christmas + Snow = Happy Mummy! 

So on Saturday we played out in the falling snow, making snowmen and having snow ball fights etc.  And today the sun came out and we went sledging. Whoo hoo!

Daddy went down first with them at incredible speeds. 
Everyone squealed with joy! 10/10 for athletic performance.

When it was my turn and I couldn't work out how to get moving...
 How did daddy do this?...
Once we did get going, we would slowly slide along. Then no matter what I did we would turn to the right and stop. This happened over and over again without fail.
That's not what happened with Daddy, Mummy...
 Even tried on my own and it still happened. 2/10 for Athletic performance apparently.
Seriously unimpressed.
 So daddy decides to show me how its done.

Show offs!
 Then when everyone was wet, cold and very grumpy it was time to head on home...
Do you like how daddy is carrying Lucas AND pulling Isaac in the sledge
 because I'm taking the pictures? hee hee

Best start to Christmas holiday ever!

Friday 17 December 2010

Where has the time gone?

3 years ago today I had my first baby. I cant help thinking where has the time gone? How is he 3 years old already?! Becoming on mum on that day was scary, exhausting, painful and wonderful all in one. I still remember looking at him after a difficult labour and realising I couldn't have prepared myself to be so in love. Those beginning months were a blur of feeding and trying to catch a moments sleep where possible. I had this constant feeling that I have to keep this baby safe and alive! I wasn't sure I was up to the job. I didn't feel like a mummy right a way. I felt like an imposter but you find your confidence.

Ha ha until you have another one who is completely different and you have to start all over again. That's a story for another day though. Anyway as if I don't show you enough pictures of my children, here's some of my favourites... 

Seriously where did the time go?

Happy birthday Isaac