Sunday, 31 January 2010

I have moved

Hi Everyone

This blog has now moved to:

I will be blogging under the new tittle of  'Notes from Emily', you will still be able to see all of my past posts from 'Days with the Walker family' on this new blog, but I will no longer be using our surname.

Please take a moment to update my details if you follow this blog etc as I will be deleting 'Days with the Walker family' in the next month.

Many thanks for all your comments and support, look forward to hearing from you at 'Notes from Emily'.

Emily x

PS A new banner will be coming soon.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Rain and my To Do list

Harry got to try out his new umbrella this afternoon.

This week has gone soo fast, I have started to think about what extra things, on top of the normal household duties and my massive ironing pile, I would like to achieve next week.

My To Do list looks like this:

Find a baby yoga class for Ollie and me, and hopefully starting it
Make a memory frame for Ollie (I will post pictures)
Visit the two local nurseries ready for Harry in September, they get booked up so fast
Practice my new Photoshop skills
Print off some of the gazillion photos I have on my USB stick
Look for an awesome birthday present for my friends gorgeous girl who will be turning 3
Catching up with a couple of friends that I have not seen in ages
Finalise our holiday booking (very excited as we are going on holiday with all my family)

I think that is enough for one week

Happy weekend x

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Fresh Basil Anyone?

This morning whilst I was making the boys porridge, Harry decided to take the basil plant to 'show' Ollie.

It was so sweet, Harry telling Ollie to smell the leaves. Despite the mess, I could not get cross, so I just took pictures instead.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Photoshop for Mummies

Today my lovely friend Sarah and her little man, gorgeous George, came over to visit us.

While all our boys were napping Sarah gave me a lesson in the basics of Photoshop, she is a bit of a Photoshop genius. I am very slowly learning, but I can now do some clever things like this:

Thank you Sarah x

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

But I do completely love Charlie and Lola

Harry’s latest obsession is Charlie and Lola, watching them, reading the books, drawing them....

In case you are not familiar with Charlie and Lola here is one of Harry’s favourite episodes, Lucky, Lucky Me! (Isn’t YouTube Great?)

At a toddler group this week, when talking to another mother, I mentioned Harry’s current love for Charlie and Lola and was totally shocked by her response. She was horrified that I would allow Harry to watch this programme because of its ‘terrible use of the English language’, and how she would ‘never allow her daughter to watch it!’ How funny is that? It is a children’s cartoon for goodness sake.

This evening before bath time we all sat on the sofa together, watched two episodes of Charlie and Lola and laughed out loud!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Mr Oliver

Is it me or is Ollie getting more and more cute? I think it is because he is in the six to eight month stage, which is my favourite, I just love it!

I love his big smile and chubby cheeks

I love his chubby little ankles and wrists
 I Love the way he splashes in the bath and giggles when he gets his face wet.

I love our cuddles together, when his big brother is napping.

Is it weird that I love him so much I could bite him? (Don’t worry I won’t, well maybe just a little nibble)

He is just yum!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Highlight of the weekend

Date Night

On Saturday night Luke took me out for a date, it was a fantastic evening, dinner and then the cinema. This is something we said that we are going to try and do more of this year.

We saw Avatar in 3D and it was awesome, you must, must go and see it in 3D. This was not Luke's film of choice but I really wanted to see it so he went along to keep me happy, and now is really glad he did as he loved it too.

You have to wear these really geeky looking glasses, which is hilarious. It looks a bit like the entire cinema audience is at a 'Blues Brothers' convention.

(Geek Chic - taken on Luke's phone)